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“Hilton maintains high standards” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Wilmington Riverside

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Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Ranked #18 of 45 Hotels in Wilmington
Epping, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hilton maintains high standards”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

This Hilton is in a perfect location for walking to many of Wilmington's hot spots and historical entities and the river walk is extraordinary for a water boardwalk. The hotel is immaculate, as usual, and offers river or historical views. The staff is very amenable and know what to recommend to visitors. I especially enjoyed Kye Gardner in the early morning. After a long night shift, he engaged in a fascinating conversation about the area. Kye and staff here are positive ambassadors for the Hilton.

Room Tip: River view is nice, but over the historical area is also great.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BonDon101
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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for commending us on our high standards at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside! Not only do we provide an exemplary product, we make sure the people taking care of our guests are Superstars like Kye. A perfect room with perfect ambiance still wouldn't deserve a "WOW!" without a smiling, accommodating and personable young lady or gentleman to welcome you to the Wilmington area. Thank you for your kind recognition. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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126 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Arrived on Wednesday to find a very friendly and helpful staff. I checked in to a very nice top floor room with a large comfortable bed. Room was awesome, clean and very comfortable. I was on site for a conference taking place at the hotel. All amenities were well above average.

Location, location, location this place right on the edge of all the riverfront has to offer. Great views, food, drink and fun.

Room Tip: Try to book with a view of the river.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ray S
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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, from the service you received at check-in to the quality of your room and our amenities! It was our pleasure to host you and we hope to have the opportunity to do so again soon!
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Clayton, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

lovely view from room and location in downtown was excellant. is not worth the high price per night that is charged. Accomodations were equal to a buget value hotel.Priced advertised versus the actual charge were different.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Al W
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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for commenting on your recent stay and we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us as much as we anticipate. Guest satisfaction is very important to us and we will review your comments with our Executive Team. Our prices do vary based on season and availability and groups with room blocks have a special negotiated rate that expires 30 days prior to the beginning of the event. We do have some exciting projects planned for 2014 and hope you will reconsider staying with us on future trips to Wilmington.
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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169 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

This is my only choice for Wilmington, NC. A great location on the river down town only steps from the battle ship, train museum, convention center and all of the local down town shops and restaurants but there's no need to go looking for restaurants they have a Ruth Chris steak house and Innovations which has great food and the best service in town the breakfast crew Jennifer, Stacey and Cindy are the best. The hotel staff is second to none assume front desk staff always willing to help with anything from a tooth brush to directions and I have never seen a harder working management staff with Daniel, David and Johnathan all making sure that you have a great stay.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Regbowman
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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for the raving review! We greatly appreciate positive feedback as it encourages all of our team members to keep up the great work they provide and increases the pride we've built over years of servicing the Wilmington community. Just as you've come to know our faces, we're always elated to see yours, Mr. B, and look forward to welcoming you back again and again!
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Raleigh, NC
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52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is a nice hotel. We arrived early and our room was ready. The staff was helpful and courteous. There is a nice area out back that you can sit and enjoy the view while relaxing with a glass of wine. The hotel restaurant is a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. We had easy access to all the areas and were in walking distance to everything. Our room was very clean and nice and the staff was more than accommodating. The only difficulty we encountered was we had asked for late check out and were harassed by the cleaning staff only to get a call from the front desk asking if we would vacate our room an hour earlier than we had planned. I would suggest that you confirm with the desk the night before your check out time to avoid this. The staff was very nice about the change and it didn't affect us too much but I am sure for others it may have been a bigger deal. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We had a city view room and it was quite nice. Not sure if the river view is worth the increased pri...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank YankeeGirl1964
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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay with us! We pride ourselves on our willingness to go above and beyond for guests' needs and expectations. We have a great new area out back (The Riverview Terrace) for hosting events, as well as our beautiful pool, complete with pool bar! We're sorry for the break down in communication between departments but will use your comments to improve the "late checkout" experience for future guests. Thanks, again, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The best part of this hotel is the beds are super comfortable. The people working (especially at the restaurant) are very nice. The rooms are small and outdated. No refrigerator in the room either! Nice view of the Cape Fear River and great location in historic Wilmington. Overall, an average hotel for the price. Fitness center was slightly above average for a hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank svdbf1
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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. We agree our Hilton Sleep Serenity beds are the best; wonderful for getting a peaceful night's sleep! We're glad you enjoyed them and hope to see you on your next trip to the Wilmington area.
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Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This Hilton is is a great location. The battleship is just across the river, the segway tours are a block away, and there are quite a few restaurants in the area. The room was nice, the staff was nice. You pay for the location, but it's a good place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Betakwn
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WilmingtonHiltonGM, General Manager at Hilton Wilmington Riverside, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thanks for sharing about your recent stay at our property! We have beautiful views of the USS North Carolina, anchored just on the other side of the river, and are in a great location for walking to nearby attractions and restaurants. Thank you for praising our staff and guest rooms, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you on your next trip to Historic Downtown Wilmington.
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Additional Information about Hilton Wilmington Riverside

Property: Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Address: 301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3934
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Wilmington Riverside 3.5*
Number of rooms: 274
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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