I visited the Wilmington area over the long Labor Day weekend and selected the Hilton Riverside for its location and ranking from past guests. I searched online as I approached downtown Wilmington and quickly secured a room using Kayak.com. Being a busy traveling holiday, I wasn't sure what to expect, but had researched enough to know that I could find a room in the city. Rooms were available and rates average considering the holiday weekend was coming to an end. Upon checking in, I asked if there were any available river view rooms. You got to ask, right? Even though I purposely booked the cheapest king bed they had available. I was told they were booked, but still pleasantly surprised when I arrived to my room(502) which turned out to be a corner room facing the city, but had a side window with an unobstructed southern view of the Cape Fear River. The rooms are on the smaller side I felt, but well furnished and clean. The bathrooms were reasonably sized, plenty of towlels, and great water pressure. In room amenities: a coffee maker, LG flat screen TV, some premium cable channels e.g. HBO and a docking station if you have an iphone 4 or older, but no refrigerator.
Overall, I found this to be a very pleasant stay; staff was friendly and eager to please. I decided to extend my visit and they worked with me on pricing, even offering the AAA rate so that I didn't have to rebook online for the same room. The lobby beverage center served Starbucks Coffee along with pastries and you can even order a mixed drink. Hotel location is perfect and I would certainly stay here again and recommend to others.
Other highlights of the Hilton Riverside.....it's also home to a Ruth's Chris Steak House. There also appeared to be another dining option in-house with themed dinner nights. Room service is available. Wifi was free and user friendly and there was also a business center. The pool looked inviting and certainly kept a small crowd throughout the day. You can't beat the views poolside, i.e the Cape Fear and the USS North Carolina as the back drop. Parking options are valet, paid parking on the property or paid street side parking. Daily rates for on property parking ran $9.00 per day.
- 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