Many will know Wilmington from the part it played in the American Revolution and its long-standing historical roots. Others may remember it from its television history, having featured on popular shows of the likes of Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. Locally, the city is known as the “Hollywood of the East”, due to the aforementioned TV hits, alongside being a major filming location for many more productions. It even has its own studio, Screen Gems.
But those who flock to Wilmington each year come for more than just that, they visit for the unique European flavor (courtesy of former English settlers), its fantastic proximity to beaches and rivers, such as Carolina beach, the Cape Fear river, and the historical remnants.
Depending on what you want to do while in Wilmington, there are all types and locations of hotels to suit your needs, be it staying near the beach, near gardens, and parks or close to convenience. Most people visiting the city wish to head out to enjoy some beach time. Both Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach are popular in the humid summer. On top of that, they boast pleasant places to eat and drink.
If you are travelling for business, you might like to stay in a hotel located in downtown Wilmington, where you get easy access to shops and entertainment, such as the charmingly historic Cotton Exchange, and restaurants and cafés to work from. This is also a great area to stay to explore the historic side of Wilmington too.
For easy access to the wonderful acreage of Airlie Gardens, downtown hotels are perfect. The gardens are a great place to visit, with over 67 acres of stunning Azalea’s as well as plenty of freshwater lakes. No wonder they are excessively popular with visitors to the city, which is why a close by hotel location is ideal.
Should you want to explore the city through its attractions, take a closer look at the wonderful history and science of the Cape Fear in its own museum or visit the Serpentarium. At the end of the day, why not stroll along the river? For your convenience, there is a range of fantastic nearby hotels to choose from.
Families will be keen to head to the Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park for extra special family fun! With its water parks, go-karting, and much more on offer for little explorers, you could opt for a hotel close by the Jungle Rapids Park to make the most of your action packed days.
Wilmington offers around 41 3 star hotels, where you can expect excellent amenities, such as free breakfast, airport transportation, and high speed internet as standard. And the good news is they won’t break the bank.
Wilmington International Airport is served by several major airlines with daily direct services to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York City, Orlando, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. In case you are visiting Wilmington as part of a layover or a short business trip, residing near the airport might be your most convenient option. These airport hotels all offer free airport transportation for those travelling to and from Wilmington by plane.