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“Uncomfortably Elegant/ Not a relaxed Environment”
Review of Rosehill Inn

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Rosehill Inn
Ranked #10 of 18 Wilmington B&B and Inns
NC
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Uncomfortably Elegant/ Not a relaxed Environment”
Reviewed August 4, 2009

Bob, the owner, is a very nice man (his wife and son also are innkeepers). He is engaging in conversation and can recommend several great places to eat. The home itself is a large older home in downtown Wilmington that has been very well taken care of and preserved.
We enjoyed our stay at Rosehill and the owner's were nice, but felt uncomfortable within the surroundings. You cannot have food of any kind in your rooms. Check out is at 11am and as we were walking out the door of our room at 11:10am, the phone rang and the person on the other end said, "this is just a reminder that check out is at 11am." I thought that was unnecessary. Everything is locked so your can't just find yourself an extra towel. Parking is limited and can be somewhat challenging on the street. Breakfast was not good. At the dining table one morning, a guest drank from his glass and sat it back on the table which was not covered by a table cloth. One of the innkeeper's reached past the guest and moved the guest's glass over to a coaster. (I thought that was completely uncalled for.)
There is a great porch across the front with swings for enjoying the afternoons and the location is great for enjoying downtown without having to drive everywhere.
The Rosehill Inn was elegant, but you are not made to feel at home at all! Even as adults, we felt like children in a store that could not touch anything for fear your hand may get slapped.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Clayton, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2009

My wife & I booked a room at the Rosehill for the Fourth of July weekend. We have stayed at several bed & breakfasts in NC and this was our first visit to the Rosehill. It has become one of our personal favorites.
The owners were away but a gentleman by the name of Tom served as our innkeeper. He could not be more friendly and accommodating. The house is beautiful and the whole time we were there, it felt as though we were staying with family.
I am diabetic and this has created problems for me when it comes to breakfast at some places but not the Rosehill. I was served an excellent meal that was low in sugar/carbs both days of our stay.
If you are traveling to Wilmington for either business or pleasure, I highly recommend the Rosehill. You will be well taken care of!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Apex, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Rosehill Inn for Valentine's weekend and thought it was fabulous. Everything was clean and bright and roomy. We stayed in the Wedgewood Room. The owners were not pushy about anything. Kudos!

  • Liked — The location, the hospitality, and the fabulous breakfasts!
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Lumberton,NC
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2008

My husband and I stayed at Rosehill to celebrate our First Anniversary. We had never been to a bed and breakfast and we chose Rosehill Inn after searching online. Rosehill is conveniently located on Third Street downtown Wilmington, eyes view of the waterway and walking distance of fine restaurants and lots of area attractions. We stayed in the Wedgewood Suite, which was large and spacious with it's own private balcony and entry way. We had a frig and pantry exclusive to our suite and another adjacent to us. We were greeted by the innkeeper pleasantly and introduced to the home and others but unfortunately the heat pump was being ungraded so temperatures were a bit hot for a few hours but alas! it cooled down and Bob and Trish were more than accommodating. Third Street is VERY BUSY and there is no private parking so be prepared to search for parking with plans of leaving your car in place to keep your spot. BUT our Wedgewood Suite was completely quiet and devoid of any street noise. The bed was heavenly, the claw tub was wonderful and the electric fireplace was nice to use even just for the lighted ambiance. We were provided bottled water, bedside chocolates and the morning breakfast was PERFECT! The house is a treasure and we had a delightful stay even though our trip was cancelled a night short by family emergencies...pricey since we already had the room paid in full. But Bob and Trish were understanding and even offered us a discount when we come back and visit again...and we will. Customized toiletries and fluffy robes are provided, all you need to do is bring yourself! (see pics we provided)

  • Liked — food and cleanliness, location, nicely decorated
  • Disliked — parking, heat pump issue but was quickly resolved by innkeepers
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
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North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 7, 2008

A wonderful inn, very convenient to the river front. Great hosts and the food was awesome! I would highly recommend Rosehill Inn! The only negative was the street noise...which we were warned about. (I didn't realize 3rd street was a major cut-through street) so I would recommend a room that faces the back of the property...although we stayed in the Heritage Room and it did not interfere with our wonderful experience!

  • Liked — location, hosts, cleanliness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Arlington, VA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2008

I highly recommend the RoseHill Inn. The price is quite competitive compared to the other Inns and you get all the charm and elegance you would expect at the higher priced inns in the area. It is a beautiful, traditional, Southern B&B just steps away from the restaurants on Front Street. The wrap around porch features rocking chairs and a front porch swing, and the owners have planted a pretty garden where the smell of a gorgeous purple flower fills the air. The breakfasts were out of this world! I had apple French toast while I was there. I stayed in the Regency, which felt like a princess room, and enjoyed the jacuzzi tub (although the jets did not work when I was there). The only downside I would say is that the B&B is on a four lane street and there's traffic out front (you don't hear it once you're inside), but all of the other major B&Bs are on the same street so you really can't avoid that. Parking was not a problem, and the Rosehill is across the street from a church where Teddy Roosevelt's father used to preach and just a couple blocks away from the Bellamy (sp?) Mansion. There's a large back yard and I would imagine it could be good for a small wedding.

Attractions in Area: Although the Bellamy Mansion is gorgeous on the outside, I do not recommend the tour of the Mansion. There's no furniture in the building, so all you end up looking at it is white room after white room. You might as well be touring conference space at the Hilton. Better to stare at it from the outside and not be let down. That will at least save you $10, which would be better spent getting a bottle of wine and sitting on the porch of the Rosehill.

  • Liked — Front porch
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
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North Charleston, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2008

The benchmark on hospitality and as an inn. Superb room, every attention to detail paid. EXTREMELY clean, everything worked. Gorgeous decor and outstanding breakfast. Owners are a dream.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
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Property: Rosehill Inn
Address: 114 S 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4556
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
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Ranked #10 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Wilmington
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Number of rooms: 7

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