We spent one night at the Riverview Suites during our Marine Corps Ball. The Riverview is located in a beautiful spot beside the river on Water Street. As a guest, you will check in first at the Hilton Riverside where you are given your room keys and your parking permit. Parking is $9.00. Pricey, but I expected parking to be expensive in a historic walking district. The Riverview Suites are just across the street from the Hilton Riverside, so locating the hotel was no problem. We parked under the covered parking garage and proceeded to our room. You scan your card at the entrance to the Riverview to enter the building, then take the elevator to your room. Our room was on the fourth floor and had an AMAZING view of the river and the Battleship North Carolina (see my pictures). The room was much more spacious than I thought it would be, more like a condo than a hotel room. It had plenty of room for our group of four (my husband, my brother, my toddler, and I). The extra space was great for my toddler, who had plenty of room to play and explore. The bed was super comfy with a down comforter, and the pull-out couch was not bad, either. We had some minor issues with a clogged drain, a dusty stove, and a broken remote, otherwise everything in the room was perfect. I will warn about the noise level in the area on a Saturday night. There are several bars located in close proximity to the hotel, and there are lots of people (mainly college students) walking at all hours of the night. This equates to a high noise level from 9 pm until around 3 am. I was awakened several times to the sounds of people talking and screaming loudly in the streets below and on nearby balconies. I just know that this hotel would be lovely and possibly noise free on a weekday or Sunday, but if you are looking for a quiet getaway, Friday and Saturday nights may not be a good pick.
We spent some time walking through the area sightseeing. There are several historic landmarks, a riverboat tour, carriage rides, and beautiful photo opportunities in the area. My toddler especially loved the fountains. My brother enjoyed visiting the sights where several of his favorite television shows were filmed, such as the Hell's Kitchen set from Dawson's Creek and a coffee shop from One Tree Hill.
For families with toddlers or young children, I suggest the Wilmington Children's Museum, just a couple of miles away from the hotel.
Overall, this was a great mini vacation and I would definitely stay at this hotel again in the future.
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- Also Known As:
- Riverview Hotel Wilmington