The lobby and restaurants earn a passing grade but the hotel is old. The north tower is newer but I did not get a room there so this review concerns the older south tower. The corridors are small with ceilings low enough to touch the cheap suspended ceiling tiles. The rooms facing the street are smaller than those facing the river. The decor is dark and dingy. Avoid the lower street side rooms or end up on the third floor overlooking large HVAC and other equipment on the roof of the lobby. The bathrooms are tiny and not well lit. Ask for a room overlooking the Cape Fear River. Great views including the USS North Carolina. This hotel has no bar service until 4 pm. when Ruth Chris opens. The plus is the easy access to the boardwalk and the quaint downtown of Wilmington. Unless you want to be on the river, I suggest selecting another hotel in Wilmimton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only full service waterfront hotel in historic Wilmington, NC. The Hilton Wilmington Riverside is located in the heart of downtown only footsteps from tons of shopping, dining and sightseeing. We feature dining in Innovations Restaurant or Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (on site), Currents Coffee & Gift Shop (featuring Starbucks products),24 hour fitness & business center, outdoor pool and sprawling views of the Cape Fear or Historic Downtown from our rooms. We are the proud sponsors of North Carolina Azalea Festival, North Carolina Jazz Festival and Riverfest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel Wilmington
- Wilmington Hilton