After reading some pretty decent reviews, we booked a night at this hotel. Upon arriving, we were taken aback at how dirty the carpets and furniture were. The bed, itself, was nice and with clean linens and the bathroom appeared to be nice on the
surface, but within an hour of being in the room, we killed 2 roaches. YUCK! Carpets were positively filthy along with all but one piece of furniture. All of the wooden furniture had huge cracks/breaks that were "bondo'd" back together. Jjat as we were going to bed, the sound on the TV in the bedroom crapped out. We did as the desk attendant told us and no luck. Having an 18 month old with us was challenging because she wants to touch everything, but the room was so filthy. We would not stay here again. Also, no pool and the "fitness center" looked as though it was last used in the 1980's. The beautiful view was this hotels only saving grace.
The hotel did everything right. Right on the water and I could see the battleship from my window. Walking distance to great food and nightlife. The people were nice, and the room was good. I recommend this hotel.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
The Whiskey was a very fun bar to go dancing at.
For food try 'Flaming Amy's' which is great food. But it is a drive into town.
From our room we could look across the river at the USS NC Battleship, as well as walked on the pier from the hotel. It was an awesome experience and will be staying there on my next trip! The hotel staff was very informational, about thier
services and when questions about sights they knew quite a bit which was helpful when you have a four year old on vacation.
A very nice hotel, restful views of the Cape Fear River and a perfect location for enjoying old town Wilmington. Staff were also very pleasant and the breakfast in a basket delivered to your door every morning was a nice touch. There is currently
( August 09) construction going on next door, but this didn't really bother us and it looks being to be close to finished soon.