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“Excellent Experience”
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Hotel Riverwalk
Ranked #3 of 17 Wilmington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Garner, NC
1 review
“Excellent Experience”
Reviewed April 28, 2008

We had a great time at the Clarendon Inn. The staff was so nice, the rooms were spotless, and the location is amazing. We will definitley stay there again :)

  • Liked — The friendly atmosphere
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
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Reviewed February 18, 2008

We ended up at the Clarendon after a number of the more "traditional" B&Bs in town were unavailable or overpriced. The price was definitely right at Clarendon and the location (walking distance to all you'd want downtown) was great. It was also very clean and the room was quite pleasant. The downside is that it is not a normal B&B experience - newer construction and no hot, tasty breakfast. But, for what you are getting - essentially a very nice small, modern hotel - it was great!

  • Liked — Location, value, cleanliness, room quality.
  • Disliked — Lack of breakfast, no
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, NC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 4, 2007

This hotel was great. After a so so experience at a much higher priced riverftont hotel, I booked this hotel because the price was right and the rooms looked nice online. We were very surprised to have a beautiful clean hotel room at a great location. Michael, the new owener went out of his way to accomodate us.

Stayed September 2007
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Thank WK1234
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Clarendon Inn for three nights during July 2007. The Inn is within a short walk of the waterfront, the Cotton Exchange, and the downtown area which makes this a very convenient place to stay - never a need to move the car! We stayed in Room 1 which faced 2nd Street and the front porch with a swing. Our room was very quiet. We could not hear the traffic nor could we hear the other occupants of the Inn. There was much more privacy here than in other B&B's that we have stayed in - the concept is much more like an Inn. Our room as extremely clean and well laid out.

We did not meet both owners, but did see Angie each morning as she brought our breakfast to our room. She was always punctual and had a smile! There is not a wide breakfast selection,however it was adequate and filling.

We would definitely stay here again, because of the location, privacy and quiet rooms! Plus, it is fun to tell people that we have stayed in a "Catholic School"!

However, Angie informed us that she and her husband have the Inn up for sale. There is a potential buyer and if all goes well the closing will be in September. She said he plans to keep the Inn open. But, there are investors that want to raze the building and build townhomes on the property.

  • Liked — Location, quiet, cleanliness
  • Disliked — Breakfast selection
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria, Virginia
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2007

My boyfriend and I visited Wilmington for the night and wanted to stay at a B&B. Many B&B's in Wilmington require a 2 night stay so it was nice to find the Clarendon Inn which did not have those restrictions. The owners have done a great job converting this old Catholic school into a B&B and the rooms are quite beautiful. My only complaint is that I would prefer a cooked breakfast in the morning for the price you are paying. The best part is definitely the location as it is very central to downtown.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank SheShark1
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planet earth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2007

I've stayed at the Inn for the last two years. It's in a great location and I always feel comfortable and at home. It will always be my first choice when I go to Wilmington.

Stayed January 2007
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Dutch Harbor, AK
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2006

The Clarendon Inn, formerly a school, may not have the architectural interest of other B&Bs in the area, but the price is excellent, the staff are kind and helpful, the rooms are new, large, clean and quaint, the grounds are well-kept and the breakfast is great.
Just a couple minute's walk to the boardwalk, restaurants and pubs, but very quiet and safe at the same time.
We loved it and we loved Wilmington: thanks to the Inn Keeper who sent us to the Soap Box LaudroLounge on Front Street to do our laundry and have a pint. And the sushi place on Front Street was spectacular.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Additional Information about Hotel Riverwalk

Property: Hotel Riverwalk
Address: 117 S 2nd St, Now Open & Taking Reservations, Wilmington, NC 28401-4458 (Formerly Clarendon Inn)
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Riverwalk 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Riverwalk is ideally located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, NC, just steps away from the unique shops, fine restaurants and entertainment offered in the historic district. The property's convenient and central location allows our guests to easily take in all the sights and sounds Wilmington has to offer from strolling down the Cape Fear River Walk, enjoying the great weather, watching a film crew on location or savoring a beautiful sunset over downtown and the river. Formerly the Claredon Inn, Hotel Riverwalk has undergone extensive renovations that provides our guests with a casual yet sophisticated lodging experience. Our spacious and comfortable rooms now feature king beds with upholstered headboards, new luxury mattresses, upscale linens and flat screen televisions. Rooms also provide guests with complimentary wireless internet, expanded cable package, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, iron with board, hairdryer and a writing desk. All rooms have individually controlled central heating and air, ceiling fans and a beautiful bathroom stocked with plush towels and William Roam all-American made toiletries. Complimentary on-site parking is provided and Hotel Riverwalk is a secured facility only accessible to our guests. There are three patio areas that surround the property for guest use. Smoking is not permitted except in designated areas. Each morning our guests are provided a Grab & Go continental breakfast to be enjoyed in the transformed lobby, on the patio or in the guests' room. Office Hours are from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Check-in is from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Check out time is 11:00am. We are unable to accommodate children under age of 12. We are unable to accommodate pets but will be happy to refer you to local boarding facilities. We look forward to having you as our guest and working to make your stay enjoyable. ... more   less 
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