"The hotel lobby and exterior were attractive, but the room left a lot to be desired. The bed was comfortable, but the furniture looked like it was from the 1960s, and the chairs were uncomfortable. The sink and shelves underneath looked hand-made, and the towel rack was rusty. Nice shower, though. The hair dryer only blew cold air, so it took forever to dry my hair. Breakfast was tasty, but the eggs and sausage were cold. I was disappointed and don't recommend staying here.2021-05-22"
"Great location. Hotel was clean, and the employees were polite. Definitely make a reservation here.2015-03-24"
"The hotel's continental breakfast was just OK.2022-04-16"
"Great. My cat loved the room, and the staff was friendly and helpful.2017-11-15"
"The hotel was fine, but I wish there were ice and vending machines on each floor. When I used the market, I had to wait quite a while at the front desk to pay, which was inconvenient.2016-06-11"
"The hotel staff was nice and responsive. I'll stay again.2016-01-12"
"Great location. The room was nice and functional, and the hotel clerk was friendly and helpful. I wish I'd had time to use the pool. The outdoor seating area for breakfast was lovely. Stay more than one night if you can.2015-09-23"
"The hotel was clean and quiet, but pretty plain and simple. It was fine for an overnight stay. The staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was sufficient, but we would have enjoyed some hot selections.2022-06-06"
"Clean room with fairly comfortable beds. The hotel staff was friendly, and there was a fair selection at the complimentary breakfast.2018-01-30"
"Good service. Check out this hotel.2017-12-15"
"There were no restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.2017-09-30"
"Great location between Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. The standard room at this hotel didn't have a microwave or fridge.2017-02-23"
"We had an enjoyable experience. All the hotel employees were helpful and pleasant. Great place to stay.2016-08-14"
"Located behind IHOP restaurant. The hotel was nice and clean, and the beds were comfortable. The staff was friendly.2015-10-15"
"Great hotel near UNC.2015-06-10"
"I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Everything was clean, and the staff was friendly. The continental breakfast was fresh, and the eating area was constantly being cleaned and the food replenished. Highly recommend.2015-05-11"
"Nice hotel. The room was excellent, and the staff was helpful and friendly. Good choice.2021-01-31"
"Nice hotel near the university, stores, and restaurants. Good rates. The room was clean, quiet, and spacious enough for 2 people without feeling cramped. The WiFi worked well. The staff was friendly and efficient. I'd stay here again without hesitation.2020-01-09"
"The hotel was clean, decent, and well-stocked, and the staff was polite. Great breakfast offerings.2019-04-01"
"The hotel room was clean, and the staff was helpful. Breakfast was great. I definitely recommend staying here.2016-12-12"
"The bathtub could've been cleaner, but the hotel clerks were helpful.2016-08-17"
"The hotel was still being worked on, but housekeeping was great. The sink leaked. The hallway was dusty. The front desk staff wasn't that friendly.2021-07-22"
"I really enjoyed everything about this hotel suite except the ants on the kitchen counter. The suite was spacious and comfortable, and the kitchen was equipped for storing and cooking food.2019-06-06"
"The hotel was right off Market Street. Pets were allowed. The room was spacious, and having the kitchen was a big plus.2019-01-11"
"Check-in took too long because of computer issues, and I wasn't able to get a printed receipt at checkout. But the hotel clerk was extremely helpful when we needed to get a ride to a concert.2018-04-16"
"I liked the layout of the hotel room, and everything worked.2018-01-28"
"We arrived at the hotel after midnight, but check-in went well. No hair dryer in the room, and it took 3 trips to the front desk and almost 2 hours before one was finally provided. The bathroom light stopped working, so I set a nightstand lamp in the bathroom.2019-08-22"
"The hotel had a nice indoor pool, and the breakfast was great. I had no problems.2015-04-22"
"The hotel was just OK. The 1st room smelled like marijuana, and the stairs needed vacuuming. 2022-05-16"
"I was disappointed with this hotel. Didn't get a 1st floor room as requested. When we got to our room, the smell of air freshener almost knocked us out. We moved to another room that was much better, but the toilet paper dispenser fell off the wall. Water leaked all over the bathroom floor when we showered. Don't stay here; it's not worth the price.2016-07-19"
"I had a good hotel stay. Ask for a room away from the pool area.2016-06-20"
"Convenient to everything; walk to restaurants, Target, and Walmart. We were impressed with how clean the hotel was. Our room smelled fresh, and the beds were so comfortable. We were able to check in early. My only complaint is that the wireless Internet didn't work the entire time we stayed. We also heard barking dogs much of the night from a building behind the hotel.2016-06-07"
"Comfortable bed and nice shower. More coffee in the room would've been good. The motel staff was helpful.2020-10-10"
"I had to change rooms 4 times. The floor and AC in the 1st room were filthy. A roach ran out. I asked to have the room cleaned, but was told that housekeeping was gone for the day. The 2nd room also had a dirty floor. The 3rd room was clean, but the stairway to the room was blocked with caution tape; I had to go a long way with my luggage. The 4th room was clean, but I so a roach. I asked for more toilet paper but was told there wasn't any; I was offered facial tissue instead. A housekeeper arrived and said she'd get some, but it took 45 minutes for it to be brought to my room. Don't stay at this motel.2020-10-02"
"Nice motel room. There were a lot of people hanging around outside smoking; I was glad I didn't send my daughter alone.2016-11-06"
"Good value. Well-kept hotel, and quiet for being in the city. Pet-friendly room was nice, and the bed was comfortable. Staff was friendly, helpful, and pleasant. Great restaurant. Good place to stay.2015-01-19"
"The hotel was comfortable, but not enough coffee was provided. I had to go to the front desk to get more. The staff was friendly and helpful. Tidal Cab provided an excellent airport shuttle service. Definitely stay here if you're flying out of Wilmington, and ask about park and fly options.2016-10-01"
"The hotel was great. The mattress was soft and seemed old, but that was my only complaint.2021-10-30"
"The hotel was outstanding in every way. Book it.2018-03-21"
"The 1st hotel room had a refrigerator stuffed with towels. The 2nd room had mold under the sink edge and on the soap tray in the shower. The closet light didn't work. On a lighter note, the night clerk was great; she was friendly and thoughtful. The bed was comfortable, and the TV worked well.2016-06-17"
"Awesome hotel. Good breakfast. Stay here.2015-08-14"
"The motel wasn't clean. Stay somewhere else.2016-08-28"
"The motel was clean and reasonably priced. Everything was fine.2016-08-15"
"My handicap room was so small that I'm not sure a wheelchair could get from the door to the bathroom. The room was dirty and had poor lighting. The staff was helpful and pleasant, though. Stay somewhere else.2016-06-01"
"Just a cheap place by the airport. Not a nice hotel.2020-08-05"
"This was the worst hotel stay I've ever had. It was supposedly a smoke-free property, but it reeked of cigarettes. I couldn't sleep because it gave me such a bad headache. People were drinking and working on cars by the back door. Don't stay here.2019-05-29"
"The hotel was dated and needed new decor. The room smelled musty, and the bathroom door looked like it had been kicked in. Don't stay here.2015-06-02"
"Perfect location in the historic district. The layout of the room was good, and it was clean and thoughtfully decorated. The staff was helpful, cheerful, and cordial throughout our stay. The restaurant and lounge area were attractive and comfortable. Stay at this hotel.2015-08-11"
"Worth the extra cost for the convenience of downtown restaurants and shops. This hotel was great. Nice view overlooking the town. I needed a sewing kit in a hurry, and was given two kits just in case. Stay here.2015-06-11"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.