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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very clean hotel in a great location. Near many shops and restaurants and not far from the downtown area! Would stay here again!

We have stayed at various Wilmington hotels over the years my son has studied at UNCW. The Holiday Inn Express there is the best. The staff is very helpful and attentive. The rooms are clean, spacious and quiet. The free breakfast is good, and served in a nice breakfast area that makes it an even better value. Whoever runs this one is doing a great job.

This was a terrific value - we needed to visit for an overnight - and everything was great. Clean, economical, great location, nice staff, and excellent breakfast. The only thing that I would suggest would be to nix those turkey sausage patties for breakfast:-)

Hotel was fine overall decent breakfast, friendly staff, nice pool. Our room had a loud rattle in the AC unit and was also next to elevator, so a bit noisy. We stayed two nights and didn't get maid service...had to go find someone to give us a couple clean towels, and although the staff was nice about it, it seemed like it was a big deal for them to be able to give us towels.

The staff, friendly. Rooms clean & comfy. Good downtown location. The elevators had no ac or ventilation so we're hot & stuffy. Free breakfast options were good, fruit, cereal, bagels, yogurt, eggs, biscuits & gravy.

I had a great stay it was comfortable and worth the money the staff was very nice and the location is 20 mins from the beach. The Walmart store is close by so it's easy to get nick nacks if needed I'll definitely be going back

This hotel was pretty nice! The staff greeted us when we walked in and assisted us the entire trip. The hotel isn't far from the beach. There were a few restaurants around. The breakfast was pretty good. It was very busy in the dining area but they never ran out of food which is a plus! The room was very clean and quiet. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend it to anyone.

Nice stay. Good breakfast and quiet rooms. Comfy bed.

Stayed in Wilmington over night for a friends 30th birthday! Holiday inn express was the perfect distance from downtown Wilmington, only a $13 dollar cab ride! Room was very clean and comfortable! Perfect value for just an overnight getaway with friends!

we go to Wilmington. The staff at the Holiday Inn Express are fantastic people. They are helpful, and think ahead to solve problems before they happen. Everyone from the two people who manage breakfast (which is quite a spread for a free breakfast, and changes every day) on different days to the manager and assistant managers who went out of their way to solve problems for us and were nice to their staff too. Best location in Wilmington too, close to UNCW and on roads to downtown and beach.

Loveddddd This hotel!!! Great customer service and wonderful amenties

Enjoyed my stay and was very comfortable. Close to nice restaurants and shopping.

This hotel was in a decent location in Wilmington to explore the area and go to the beach. The bed was fairly comfortable and the room was nice enough but we did not feel that the shower had been cleaned adequately.

Desk staff kinda rude; not helpful. Housecleaning was entering my room the morning of checkout before I even had a chance to pack up and leave.

Close to restaurants Walmart and UNCW and best if all affordable and nice.

The hotel was fine. The linens were clean and the bed was pretty comfortable. The AC system, however, started squeaking at 1:30am, making for an unrestful night. Breakfast was fine, but nothing to write home about. The eggs and sausage were dry, and the sausage gravy had a plasticy flavor, but the yogurt and tea were fine. I would say it's fine for a night or two, but I wouldn't want to stay for more than that. I don't know that we would stay here again if we can avoid it, but it wasn't so bad that we wouldn't go back if there were no other options.

We stayed in a suite for a night and I can definitely say the suite was worth the extra couple bucks. The room was spacious and comfortable and the breakfast wad very tasty. We will be staying here again next time.

This was a very lovely hotel only eight minutes from the beach! The hotel staff was very hospitable and very kind to us! We would definitely stay here again!

This hotel is in a great location..it's about 20 min from the beach, aquarium and located directly behind a major retail store just in case you lefted and few things behind. Very convient to alot of great restaurant. I would stay here again.

The hotel was clean. Staff was very nice. Price was high. The pool was tiny and nothing exceptional. The breakfast buffet was pretty good with eggs and bacon and pancake machine. Nice, safe location. 15-20 mins from Wrightsville beach, mall and Imax. I would recommend this hotel.

160 Van Campen Blvd Wilmington NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr is within 3 miles (5 km) of Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park. This 131-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. It's near the airport and also close to Mayfaire Town Center and New Hanover County Arboretum.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr's 131 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and video-game consoles are also standard.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, Non Smoking (Imperial)

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr

Everyone (1) Couples (23) Business (9) Family (32) Friends (4) Other (4)
5

good location

Everyone

Very clean hotel in a great location. Near many shops and restaurants and not far from the downtown area! Would stay here again!

By , from Raleigh,NC on Mar 7, 2016

Review comment responded on Mar 11, 2016

Thank you for your review of your stay with us. We appreciate your comments regarding our property and location! We hope to see you again soon during your travels to Wilmington!

5

best for uncw

Couples

We have stayed at various Wilmington hotels over the years my son has studied at UNCW. The Holiday Inn Express there is the best. The staff is very helpful and attentive. The rooms are clean, spacious and quiet. The free breakfast is good, and served in a nice breakfast area that makes it an even better value. Whoever runs this one is doing a great job.

By on Mar 4, 2016

5

a terrific value!

BusinessTravelers

This was a terrific value - we needed to visit for an overnight - and everything was great. Clean, economical, great location, nice staff, and excellent breakfast. The only thing that I would suggest would be to nix those turkey sausage patties for breakfast:-)

By on Nov 13, 2015

3

adequate stay

Couples

Hotel was fine overall decent breakfast, friendly staff, nice pool. Our room had a loud rattle in the AC unit and was also next to elevator, so a bit noisy. We stayed two nights and didn't get maid service...had to go find someone to give us a couple clean towels, and although the staff was nice about it, it seemed like it was a big deal for them to be able to give us towels.

By on Aug 12, 2015

4

family getaway

Families

The staff, friendly. Rooms clean & comfy. Good downtown location. The elevators had no ac or ventilation so we're hot & stuffy. Free breakfast options were good, fruit, cereal, bagels, yogurt, eggs, biscuits & gravy.

By on Aug 2, 2015

5

great place to stay

GetawayWithFriends

I had a great stay it was comfortable and worth the money the staff was very nice and the location is 20 mins from the beach. The Walmart store is close by so it's easy to get nick nacks if needed I'll definitely be going back

By on May 7, 2015

5

nice beach getaway

Couples

This hotel was pretty nice! The staff greeted us when we walked in and assisted us the entire trip. The hotel isn't far from the beach. There were a few restaurants around. The breakfast was pretty good. It was very busy in the dining area but they never ran out of food which is a plus! The room was very clean and quiet. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend it to anyone.

By on May 5, 2015

5

good hotel

Couples

Nice stay. Good breakfast and quiet rooms. Comfy bed.

By on Feb 19, 2015

4

night on the town

GetawayWithFriends

Stayed in Wilmington over night for a friends 30th birthday! Holiday inn express was the perfect distance from downtown Wilmington, only a $13 dollar cab ride! Room was very clean and comfortable! Perfect value for just an overnight getaway with friends!

By on Feb 10, 2015

5

we stay here every time

Couples

we go to Wilmington. The staff at the Holiday Inn Express are fantastic people. They are helpful, and think ahead to solve problems before they happen. Everyone from the two people who manage breakfast (which is quite a spread for a free breakfast, and changes every day) on different days to the manager and assistant managers who went out of their way to solve problems for us and were nice to their staff too. Best location in Wilmington too, close to UNCW and on roads to downtown and beach.

By on Jan 7, 2015