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Unwind after a day of sightseeing at one of the following bed and breakfasts in Wilmington, NC. Starting from the Cape Fear Riverfront, we explore the best inns that offer Southern charm and a hearty meal to kick-start the day! Wilmington is pretty compact and easily explored by foot, so wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be able to visit the city’s attractions easily.
Charming Wilmington B&Bs
Front Street Inn
Starting off our list, we have the award-winning Front Street Inn (215 S Front Street), which was built in 1923 and once served as a building for the Salvation Army.
The 2-story red brick building compromises Dutch colonial gables and Italianate brackets and has 13 individually decorated rooms to choose from.
Rooms have a mix of queen and king beds and feature air conditioning, a minifridge, a coffeemaker, and a TV.
Some suites have a fireplace and/or a balcony.
For an additional fee, guests can enjoy a chef-created breakfast at neighboring B&B, The Verandas, which we can personally recommend.
Parking is included in the price.
Front Street is a bustling entertainment strip with a variety of bars, restaurants, and museums; for more tips on what to do at night, see our guide.
Check availability at Expedia.
Dreamers by DW
Dreamers by DW (118 S Fourth Street) offers a different spin from the traditional Wilmington B&B as this space is minimal yet stylish, akin to a contemporary art gallery space.
There are five rooms to choose from that start at 260 sq ft and feature air conditioning, a Roku TV, and a tub with a rain shower.
Hotel amenities include a private garden and use of the hammock and rocking chairs for relaxation.
A complimentary vegan breakfast is also included in the price.
Street parking is close to the hotel.
Dreamers is just three blocks from Wilmington’s Riverwalk, where you’ll find lots of restaurants and an unreal sunset spot.
Dreamers by DW is also featured in our romantic getaways in Wilmington article.
Verandas Bed and Breakfast
We have personally stayed at the Verandas Bed and Breakfast (202 Nun Street) during a trip to Wilmington.
This accommodation is housed in a Victorian Italianate mansion built in 1853 by shipbuilder Benjamin Beery.
Warm cookies welcome guests as they check into their period-style decorated room.
Rooms offer double beds or queen and king, four poster beds, air conditioning, and a TV.
Guests are free to relax in the communal areas, including a living room, games room, and porches.
One of the highlights for us was the continental starter for breakfast, followed by a hot plate served in the dining room.
The staff is also extremely helpful and accommodating.
Street parking is included in the price; the hotel provides a ticket stating that the car belongs to a hotel guest.
Don’t miss taking the spiral stairs up to the viewing room at the very top of the house.
Check availability and Expedia.
C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast
Stay at the best bed and breakfast in the US, as voted by USA Today, with an overnight at C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast (412 S 3rd Street).
The Queen Ann-style home was built in 1893 by the wholesale grocery merchant and a commission cotton merchant, Charles W. Worth.
The seven rooms offer king or queen beds and feature air conditioning, a smart TV, and a mini refrigerator; some have claw-foot tubs, too.
Similar to the Verandas, breakfast is served in the dining room.
This is the longest-operating bed and breakfast in historic Wilmington.
C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast is also only three blocks from the riverfront!
Check availability at Expedia.
Port City Guest House
Moving away from the B&Bs at Wilmington’s Riverwalk, Port City Guest House (1511 Market Street) is located close to the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science and Bellamy Mansion Museum, where visitors can tour the home’s original slave quarters; see image below.
Port City Guest House is a colonial-style historic home built in 1915.
Rooms feature a TV and antique decor, and some have four-poster beds.
Guests can join in the complementary refreshments every evening from 4 – 6 p.m.
A cooked breakfast is also served in the morning.
Parking is included in the price, and pets are welcome for an additional fee.
Check availability at Booking.
Angie’s Bed and Breakfast
The final accommodation on our list of Wilmington bed and breakfasts is Angie’s Bed and Breakfast (1704 Market St), which is housed in a Georgian-style brick building constructed in 1917.
Rooms feature double or queen beds and feature air conditioning, a TV, and a complimentary breakfast.
Things to do in Wilmington
- See the street art at Bijou Park.
- Dine on seasonal food at The Basics or The Cotton Exchange.
- Enjoy rooftop drinks at aView or Cloud9.
- Hit the dive bars Barbary Coast and What the Duck?
- See a show at Thalian Hall.
- Shop at the local farmers market.
Here’s our full list of what to do in Wilmington.