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Hilton Wilmington Riverside

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had a fantastic view of the river and enjoyed an amazing sunset Lots of restaurants overlooking the river and plenty of bars with music, great little shops. Overall had a fantastic weekend

Good time, good accommodations. Great view of the Battleship North Carolina,

Hotel was very nice and a great location in Downtown Wilmington, Extremely close to everything - Restaurants, Stores, inner harbor walkway. Would recommend this Hotel if you are looking to stay in the city.

The hotel was nice and the food was good.The view was good for a rainy day.

Good location, staff were super friendly. I travel for business and will be returning to Wilmington quite often...will definitely stay here again.

good stuff. I like it a lot. close to everything. Had to pay to park. I didn't like that. Expensive restraunts so make sure to eat elsewhere.

Not bad but expensive . They nickel and fine you for everything.

I booked through this site which made it very easy. I like that. Upon check in I was told I had to pay for parking for each night of stay. I was unaware there would be a charge for parking. Then once we got to our room I could not locate a refrigerator. I like to have cold drinks on hand when I'm away. I called the desk and they said we don't put refrigerators in the rooms,but I could rent one for $10/night. Reluctantly I did it. It was the smallest dorm frig you can find. Mold and hair in the shower. The only thing that was as described was we did get the king bed and river view as requested. One of the two elevators was not working properly so wait times were long. We were on the 5th floor so kinda needed to use it. No free breakfast. I really expected a lot more from this place. I was distracted by the name Hilton but I guess that doesn't mean much.

Staff was very helpful and friendly at the front desk. There was an issue with the pool bar, we payed cash but noticed she also charged us to our room. The front desk was helpful and took care of the issue. Comfy room, good food!

Rooms were well appointed and comfortable. Shower hot water seemed to take a long time to warm up (15 minutes) and never seemed to get past "warm".

For the price it wasn't worth it. But since they don't have much competition, they get away with it. But Marriott is building a hotel close and they will easily get the business. The Hilton was drag, dingy, and needed a really good cleaning. The carpet in the main lobby, stairs, conference area was almost to the point it was gross. Plus the pool area was suppose to be done and it was not.

When we travel we spend most of our time outside of the hotel, that being said the hotel was clean and the staff friendly. Beds we comfortable and linens looked fresh.

This was a terrific location for a business trip. Also try the sweet potato fries in the hotel restaurant. They are outstanding. Instead of being coated with salt they are covered with cinnamon and sugar. Very Tasty.

The bed wasn't very comfortable. Small room and pool. Overall good hotel due to location.

Nice hotel...good for a weekend stay. Not a bad travel to Wrightsville beach. I was surprised that pets were allowed in the rooms. I would stay there again.

We had a great time, hung out at the pool, a short walk to shopping, dining and bars. Excellent location on the banks of the Cape Fear River.

The town was great, the food was great, and we loved being on the river. I was disappointed that all the shops closed up at 5:30 in a tourist location. Hotel was great except that the bed was not comfortable. It had an elaborate mattress but I did not care for it. Our first night the sheets felt sticky and dirty. We did not know this until 1:00 am so we made it through the night and when I asked to have them changed right away the next morning the maid service was very accommodating about it.

Staff was friendly, good effort in accommodating needs. Parking lot should have direct access to hill, rather than needing to walk up a hill with luggage. Pool area needs attention. ripped loungers, VERY CHEAP and SMALL towels - and the only restroom, you need to go into the hotel and walk by the restaurant - which is unacceptable when in a swimsuit.

i stay in the hotel for (3)nigths they not clean my room the first day, second day they clean my room at 4:30 pm. i get charged $9.00 for parking each day and a have to pay breakfast for my kids. when i pay the room they told me thath was included.

We paid a whopping 239$ for this room. We were very surprised that we had to pay 9$ for parking on top of everything. Hotel parking should be free for your guest no matter where it is located. The room was very clean and comfortable, the view was fantastic. The staff helpful and friendly. We were told by our family members who live in the area not to venture out at night because the area is not safe. We got there around 7pm and we didn't go back out, we were too tired !

301 N Water St Wilmington NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Downtown Wilmington, Hilton Wilmington Riverside is next to The Cotton Exchange and Cape Fear Community College. This 272-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Wilmington, the hotel is also a short walk from Wilmington Railroad Museum and Wilmington Convention Center.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Ruths Chris Steak House, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

The 272 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

At Hilton Wilmington Riverside, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Parking is USD 11.00 per day (USD 15.00 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, River View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, City View (Historic)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hilton Wilmington Riverside

Everyone (1) Couples (12) Business (6) Family (10) Friends (3)
5

excellent location, walking distance to everywhere

Everyone

Had a fantastic view of the river and enjoyed an amazing sunset Lots of restaurants overlooking the river and plenty of bars with music, great little shops. Overall had a fantastic weekend

By , from Miami on Sep 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 6, 2017

Barbara, thank you for the feedback about your stay at Hilton Wilmington Riverside. Guests love that we are conveniently located on the beautiful Cape Fear River boardwalk. We are glad you were able to take advantage of all that this area has to offer while you were here. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you, Kevin Brockway, General Manager

4
Couples

Good time, good accommodations. Great view of the Battleship North Carolina,

By on Apr 6, 2016

4

graduation weekend

Families

Hotel was very nice and a great location in Downtown Wilmington, Extremely close to everything - Restaurants, Stores, inner harbor walkway. Would recommend this Hotel if you are looking to stay in the city.

By on May 19, 2015

4

party

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel was nice and the food was good.The view was good for a rainy day.

By on Jan 20, 2015

5

great stay!

BusinessTravelers

Good location, staff were super friendly. I travel for business and will be returning to Wilmington quite often...will definitely stay here again.

By on Aug 10, 2014

4

good

GetawayWithFriends

good stuff. I like it a lot. close to everything. Had to pay to park. I didn't like that. Expensive restraunts so make sure to eat elsewhere.

By on Jun 24, 2014

4

hilton

BusinessTravelers

Not bad but expensive . They nickel and fine you for everything.

By on Jun 10, 2014

2

let down,expected more from the name hilton

Couples

I booked through this site which made it very easy. I like that. Upon check in I was told I had to pay for parking for each night of stay. I was unaware there would be a charge for parking. Then once we got to our room I could not locate a refrigerator. I like to have cold drinks on hand when I'm away. I called the desk and they said we don't put refrigerators in the rooms,but I could rent one for $10/night. Reluctantly I did it. It was the smallest dorm frig you can find. Mold and hair in the shower. The only thing that was as described was we did get the king bed and river view as requested. One of the two elevators was not working properly so wait times were long. We were on the 5th floor so kinda needed to use it. No free breakfast. I really expected a lot more from this place. I was distracted by the name Hilton but I guess that doesn't mean much.

By on Jun 10, 2014

4

nice

Couples

Staff was very helpful and friendly at the front desk. There was an issue with the pool bar, we payed cash but noticed she also charged us to our room. The front desk was helpful and took care of the issue. Comfy room, good food!

By on Jul 8, 2013

3

good stay but....

Couples

Rooms were well appointed and comfortable. Shower hot water seemed to take a long time to warm up (15 minutes) and never seemed to get past "warm".

By on May 24, 2013