Where to stay

Historic Downtown Wilmington

There are several Inns and B&B’s available in the historic area which offer easy access to all the downtown sites, River Walk and restaurants. Two that I highly recommend are on the Select Registry of Distinctive Inns of North America.

Graystone Inn
Located in one of the most elegant historical structures in Wilmington, the Graystone  Inn is an excellent example of the neo-classical revival style. Each bedroom contains period furnishings and has its own private bath. Carved fireplaces grace seven of the nine bedrooms. A full gourmet breakfast is served.  The Inn has been used as a set for several motion pictures and television shows.

The Veranda
Built in 1854, the Veranda is located on a quiet tree-lined street in the historic district of Wilmington. The Inn includes original art, French and English antiques, four verandas, and a garden terrace.  Baths have soaking tubs, showers, marble floors, luxury amenities and robes.   In addition, guests enjoy a full gourmet breakfast with French pressed coffee.

Accommodations at  Wrightsville Beach

Blockade Runner Beach Resort
This resort  is located on Wrightsville Beach, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and  the Intracoastal Waterway on the other.   The Resort offers guests a variety of outdoor amenities including our Sea Escape Beach Bar with an outdoor pool, beach volleyball court, sunbathing, surfing (and surf  lessons!), swimming, and Ocean Front Dining on the Patio. The East Restaurant is a local favorite for it’s superb cuisine and smoke-free atmosphere. The resort also  features a Health Spa with a variety of  workout equipment.

Holiday Inn Resort
Located on the north end of  Wrightsville Beach, the resort offers both an indoor heated pool and an  outdoor pool,  two outdoor whirlpools and a kiddie pool, open all year-long.  Kid’s Vacation Club (4-12yrs) features organized children’s activities such as arts & crafts, outdoor fun and theme nights. Be sure to schedule a bedtime “tuck-in” by Gabby, our costumed parrot, complete with milk & cookies. (some activities require a nominal fee and are seasonal)

Oceans offers breakfast, lunch and dinner served seven days a week overlooking the  Atlantic Ocean. Gabby’s Lounge serves lighter fare and cocktails seven days a week. Lazy Daze Bar & Grill is open seasonally serving sandwiches from the grill and tropical drinks.

Shell Island Ocean Front Suites
Every suite  is an oceanfront suite at Shell Island Resort. Overlooking more than 3,000 feet of beautiful Wrightsville Beach, each full-service suite sleeps from four to six people and includes one bedroom,  one-and-a half baths and a great room that includes the living area with full size sleeper sofa, dining area and kitchenette. In addition, every suite has an oceanfront balcony. 

Other amenities include newly remodeled indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, fitness room, beach chair and bicycle rentals, sand volleyball court and an oceanfront restaurant and bar complete with outdoor seating.

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