We were in Wilmington for a weekend wedding and chose to stay at the Riverview Suites because of its location and price. It was close to the the wedding site, the USS North Carolina, and only a block away (but much cheaper than) the Hilton, site of the reception. It was also a short walk to the shops and restaurants of the Cotton Exchange (across the street from the Hilton), and is at the start of Riverwalk itself.
After finding a good rate on Expedia ($135 a nt.), I called Riverview Suites and was told they would match it (their original price was $212!). Because I spoke to them directly I was able to request an upper floor, which is a good idea if you would rather sit on your balcony looking out over the river, rather than at a tree (we were on the 5th floor, don't go lower than that; on the other hand, if you want shade, the third floor would be better for you). It's also a good idea to be higher up if you're there on a weekend when there is likely to be noise from the street. Because of reviews here, we brought our earplugs but ended up not using them. We did briefly hear some yelling Saturday night (no big deal), and there was a live band playing at Fat Tony's across the parking lot in the back, but we couldn't even hear it inside the room. .
Check-in is at the Hilton. Internet access is free, but be sure to pick up a modem at the Hilton front desk. All amenities (like pool, gym, and restaurant) are at the Hilton too.
The rooms themselves are pretty standard, as I expected, but the kitchen facilities give you the money saving option of eating in, and the balcony, location, and view make it a good choice.
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- Also Known As:
- Riverview Hotel Wilmington