You'll feel right at home in our hotels in Wilmington, North Carolina, a historic port city whose sleepy small-town streets and lavish antebellum architecture feed a vigorous film industry. In no time you'll be strolling past sun-dappled mansions built on the cotton trade or dipping your toes in foamy Atlantic surf.
Start exploring the historic downtown port of Wilmington from the Cape Fear River promenade. The Riverwalk stretches past eight blocks of waterfront with views of the World War II battleship USS North Carolina docked to the north. Turn inland to wander leafy residential streets lined with historic homes. Our hotels in Wilmington are a short drive from Fort Fisher, scene of the last battle of the American Civil War in 1865. Stop at nearby white-sand Kure Beach for a dip in the Atlantic Ocean or head to popular Wrightsville Beach for an afternoon of windsurfing or parasailing.
Find handmade gifts in the shops at the Cotton Exchange, a downtown cluster of early-19th-century brick warehouses. Guests of our Wilmington hotels can dine in dozens of casual restaurants and cafes along Front Street. Local seafood is the specialty here, although you'll have little trouble finding classic Southern fare: fried chicken, hush puppies, sweet iced tea. Cool down with an icy beer or rock out to a live band at a Front Street bar. If you're craving big platters of local seafood, drive an hour south from our Wilmington hotels to Calabash, where some two dozen fishermen's huts serve fresh-caught shrimp, flounder and scallops at budget-friendly prices.
Book our Holiday Inn Express® Wilmington hotels to revel in the springtime blossoming of azaleas during the North Carolina Azalea Festival-though sumptuous plantation gardens welcome visitors year-round. East of town, Airlie Gardens encircle a glassy lake where white swans complete a picture-perfect scene.
Latest Wilmington Hotel Reviews
Holiday Inn Wilmington-Market St.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southport - Oak Island Area
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr
The location was convenient to local amenities. Rooms and bedding were nice and comfortable.
The only issue with this location was the parking. During my stay, they had construction materials and[More] multiple guests with large trucks[Less]
This location was perfect for the beach and the azalea festival. We are a family of five, so we needed the handicapped room to accommodate us. The size was fabulous. Since we were there for 6[More] nights, we never felt cramped in a regular size hotel room. It was huge![Less]
Air transportation reunion
5th Of annual reunion comfortable rooms very friendly staff secure doors and windows very comfortable lobby computer access nice facility[Less]
Great value, loved the indoor pool, clean, staff was very friendly and helpful. They were low on towels at times, that's minor. All in all I had a great overall stay!!!!!![Less]
Due to traffic and a problem with another reservation we arrived late in the evening. The desk staff was very helpful getting us settled.[Less]
Pet friendly environment. Able to take 2 dogs for reasonable price.[Less]
I always enjoy staying in Holiday Inn Express, it has the most comfortable beds than any other hotel I have stayed in.[Less]
As Normal my Stay at the Holiday inn was excellent the staff were always ready to please with a smile and greeting, I will recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of staying in the Wilmington area[Less]
Super Staff, Central Location, Amenities Meet Expectations
By KBC Travels
Each person on staff was friendly and helpful across 4 days. No complaints about room. Variety of cold and hot items at breakfast. Free USA newspaper available. Support bar in bath. Highly[More] recommended when visit to Wilmington is primarily for family or business with easy access to roads leading to the city and surrounding area, including just a few miles from the shore. Variety of restaurants around corner. Just remember this is not on the beach. Located on auto and hotel mile.[Less]