Local Hotels

Hotels

For postcard-perfect long weekends, or full week stays that have exceptional access to indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, and amenities, there's nothing quite like the convenience of a stay at a local hotel or motel. A number of area hotels have been welcoming guests for decades, and as a result, vacationers have come back year after year for the fantastic service and the million-dollar views.

Vacation Rental Homes

Vacation Rentals

Visitors are often surprised at the number and variety of weekly vacation rentals throughout the area.. Vacation rentals are, in fact, an increasingly popular accommodation available to vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available allows them to find an ideal retreat to fit their crew, from quiet condo complexes to brightly colored oceanfront sand castles.

Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach

Accommodating and altogether fun, Ocean Isle Beach is a favorite family-friendly destination for vacationers from all over the East Coast. Well stocked with fantastic beaches, challenging area golf courses, great fishing, local attractions, acclaimed restaurants, and virtually every amenity a beach lover could ask for, this barrier island community clearly has it all. With the added bonus of an easy-to-get-to location just over the Intracoastal Waterway, visitors will find plenty to love about this exemplary North Carolina beach town.

Bald Head Woods

Bald Head Woods

But despite being an instrumental component to the island's very existence, and a protector against erosion and storms, Bald Head Woods serves a more visible role as a fun, outdoor destination for visitors to enjoy off the beach. A popular spot with bird watchers, hikers and nature fans alike, this rustic destination allows vacationers to easily step off the beaten path, and dive into Bald Head Island's natural landscape.

Captain's Cove Motel

Captain's Cove Motel

Enjoy a mini-vacation or full getaway to North Carolina’s gorgeous Oak Island with a stay at the Captain's Cove Motel. Located just a two-minute walk away from the locally beloved Jungle Golf mini-golf course, and just two blocks away from the beach, this cool little motel has a classic coastal feel and a perfect setting for beach lovers.

Riverview Suites

Riverview Suites

Visitors will enjoy stunning views of the Cape Fear River and the adjacent Battleship USS North Carolina with a stay in the aptly named Riverview Suites. Perched on the edge of the water in the heart of the downtown area, this accommodating destination is the perfect place to take in the miles of the scenic Port City, either while exploring through town, or from the private vantage point of your own waterfront balcony.

Oak Island

Oak Island

Visitors will find an easy-to-get-to beach paradise at Oak Island, an expansive but peaceful retreat that's located an easy drive away from Wilmington, Southport, and other inland North Carolina communities. Both the main town and the island itself share the name of "Oak Island," and while the town extends slightly inland, encompassing the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, the rest of the community is cut off from the world by the long Elizabeth River, and a network of salty creeks and canals. This watery gap may not be particularly wide, but visitors will feel the change as soon as they cross over the bridge. Once ashore, Oak Island is a picturesque landscape of charming vacation rental homes, cool seafood restaurants and shops, and miles of ocean shoreline.

Suburban Extended Stay of Wilmington

Suburban Extended Stay of Wilmington

With a great location for visitors who are in town to work or play, the Suburban Extended Stay of Wilmington is a fine choice for travelers who are staying in the Port City for a day, a weekend, or even a full week. Located along Eastwood Drive, and just a stone’s throw away from Wilmington’s other main roads, the bustling College Road and Market Street, guests will be close to all of the area’s top attractions, including Wrightsville Beach, the Historic Downtown, and the UNCW campus, without venturing too far from their home away from home.

Islander Inn

Islander Inn

Enjoy a prime oceanfront stay in the heart of Ocean Isle Beach with a visit to the Islander Inn. Featuring a cool and coastal exterior, and comfortable rooms that are perfect for beachy getaways, this modest but accommodating hotel is in the center of the action, which makes it a favorite destination for die-hard beach fans.

The Common at Cape Fear Station

The Common at Cape Fear Station

The "Cape Fear Station" community is a collection of homes and estates with a variety of settings from oceanfront locations tucked behind the sand dunes to wooded sites that are virtually hidden beneath the towering oaks of the maritime forest. All of these properties are interconnected via a series of sidewalks, which also run adjacent to and through the Cape Fear Station Common. The community, as well as the common itself, is named after the original lifesaving station which once stood along Bald Head Island's East Beach. The station is long gone, however the properties here have their own style and architectural attributes that make them fit in easily with the southern scene.

Hilton Wilmington Riverside

Hilton Wilmington Riverside

The Hilton Wilmington Riverside is one of the most well-known and most visible hotels along the riverfront, and it’s the venue of choice for a wide range of national conferences that occur annually in the Port City. Featuring an unmissable location that is perched along the Cape Fear River, and bordered by theater venues, shops, restaurants, bars, and everything the downtown area is reknowned for, this prestigious hotel is arguably the crème de la crème for visitors who want to experience the very best of Downtown Wilmington.

Fort Fisher Ferry

Fort Fisher Ferry

Visitors to historic Southport who want to make a beach escape, or Carolina Beach travelers who need an easy yet scenic route to head south will find the Southport / Fort Fisher ferry a convenient yet completely unique way to explore the southern North Carolina coastline. Though just a short 35 minute ride from the mainland to Pleasure Island, (the home of Fort Fisher State Park, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach), this ferry trip nonetheless gives its passengers exceptional views of the Cape Fear River, and an incredible story to take back home.

Ocean Isle Beach Pier

Ocean Isle Beach Pier

The fishing pier and arcade in Ocean Isle Beach is a favorite local attraction that is hard to miss. Located at the very end of Causeway Drive, the only route on and off the island, the pier is visible from virtually every stretch of beach along this small, seaside town. Known for its exceptional fishing, tasty local grill, and arcade that serves as a perfect distraction for young visitors, this complex has plenty of entertainment to keep everyone in the family smiling.

Comfort Suites Southport

Comfort Suites Southport

Visitors can enjoy the heart of Downtown Southport and the cool Oak Island shorelines while being comfortably away from the summertime hustle and bustle with a stay at the Comfort Suites Southport. Located just inland of the southern North Carolina beaches and waterfront, this accommodating hotel has all the amenities that visitors expect to fully enjoy a night, weekend, or longer vacation in the heart of the Brunswick County region.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach

Fairfield Inn & Suites Wilmington / Wrightsville Beach

Whether visiting the Port City for business or fun, the Fairfield Inn & Suites provides everything travelers need to relax in between explorations or meetings in the Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach area. Located on the edge of US Highway 74, and just a couple miles away from the Wrightsville Coastline, this conveniently located hotel is close to all the region’s favorite attractions, (like Arlie Gardens and the USS North Carolina Battleship), but provides a nicely relaxed atmosphere where guests can simply unwind.

Carolina Beach Inn

Carolina Beach Inn

Visitors who want to soak up the beach life in a quieter and more intimate setting will appreciate the warm and welcoming Carolina Beach Inn. Offering just a handful of guest rooms for visitors, as well as plenty of southern hospitality, this family owned and operated inn is a breath of fresh salt air for vacationers who want to relax, kick off the flip flops, and sample the simple joys of the beach life.

Quality Inn Wilmington

Quality Inn Wilmington

The Quality Inn Wilmington combines modern accommodations with an affordable price tag to create a budget friendly stay that’s ideal for visitors who want to be in the heart of the wide Cape Fear region. Located along busy Market Street, and within a stone’s throw of a wide array of big shopping centers, restaurants, services, and activities, this nicely central hotel allows visitors to be close to all the area’s favorite attractions, while still saving plenty of money to spend on extra souvenirs.

Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Soak up an authentic sample of the Carolina Beach life with a stay at the inviting Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast. Located just a block away from the oceanfront, this charming and vintage 1940s beach house has been converted into a suite of comfortable rooms that are perfect for romantic vacations and getaways that are truly away from it all.

TownePlace Suites Wilmington

TownePlace Suites Wilmington

For a little relaxation during a recreational or business stay in the heart of the Port City, the TownePlace Suites Wilmington has a lot to offer. Featuring a collection of extras that go beyond the basics, this surprisingly modern hotel is an accommodating option for long-term guests, and a central destination for exploring the greater Wilmington area with ease.

Comfort Inn Shallotte

Comfort Inn Shallotte

Visitors will be just a short drive away from the Brunswick shorelines – as well as the North Carolina / South Carolina border – with a stay at the centrally situated Comfort Inn Shallotte. Located just off of US Highway 17, guests of this hotel will be wonderfully close to a world of beachside attractions, but will enjoy a slightly inland setting that makes travelling along the coast a breeze.

Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island, a roughly 5 square mile southern North Carolina barrier island that extends into the Atlantic Ocean, may be a small and secluded island destination, but it makes up for its size with a world of exclusive and elite vacation style.

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is a unique little North Carolina coastal destination that encompasses both mainland and barrier island terrain, and is located just a seashell's throw from the South Carolina border. Despite its proximity to larger destinations like Wilmington, NC to the north and Myrtle Beach, SC to the south, the community has never lost its small town charm, and its decidedly beachy atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for laid back vacationers who want to soak up the salt, the sun, and the endless ocean views.

Angie's B&B

Angie's B&B

Exuding Southern charm from the line of azaleas that hug the exterior, to the dormer windows and brick facade that emphasize the Georgian architecture, the inviting Angie's B&B combines modern amenities with historic elegance to create a truly tempting destination for Port City visitors. Housed within the two-story 1917 Bluethenthal Mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, guests will be inundated with local history and culture as soon as they arrive, and will enjoy a pristine location that’s close to all the top-shelf attractions, but which feels miles away.

Holden Beach

Holden Beach

Holden Beach is a gem of a vacation destination. Accommodating a world of outdoor sports and interests, with crystal clear beaches that are uncrowded even during the busiest summer days, the island was recently ranked as one of the top family friendly beaches in the country. An ideal launching point for boating, kayaking, fishing, surfing, and any number of sandy and salty past times, Holden Beach is a nationally acclaimed barrier island that is a perfect escape for families who want to throw on the flip flops, spread out the beach towel, and enjoy the laid-back, coastal scene.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southport

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southport

Coastal Carolina visitors can be wonderfully close to all of Brunswick County’s favorite attractions and most popular stretches of shoreline with a stay at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southport - Oak Island Area. Located in the small town of Bolivia, this hotel is within easy driving distance of Oak Island and Sunset Beach, Southport, Bald Head Island, and all the cool sites in between.

Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area Smith Creek Station

Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area Smith Creek Station

Port City visitors will be close to wealth of regional Cape Fear attractions with a stay at the stately Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area Smith Creek Station. This extensive hotel that’s found in the heart of Wilmington at the crossroads of Market Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, and College Road is wonderfully located for in-depth explorers, but also has plenty of amenities to keep guests entertained right at home.

Southport Marsh Walk

Southport Marsh Walk

Nature lovers who want to take an in-depth and self-guided exploration of Southport's wild terrain can take an easy stroll down the "Marsh Walk." This long boardwalk that begins along Brunswick Avenue on the edges of the busy downtown ends, essentially, in the middle of nowhere, with incredible views of the Cape Fear River, Elizabeth River, and miles of the waterfront terrain that defines Southport as a uniquely coastal town.

Museum of Coastal Carlina

Museum of Coastal Carlina

In Ocean Isle Beach, an occasional rainy or cloudy day never interrupts the fun, thanks in no small part to a bevy of local attractions which includes the nationally renowned Museum of Coastal Carolina. A favorite destination of frequent Ocean Isle Beach visitors, the museum is a sprawling interactive site which represents all aspects of coastal life, from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to the evening skyline. From interactive touch tanks to skin-crawling (but perfectly safe) snake exhibits, this museum is sure to leave an impression on vacationers of all ages.

Surfside Motor Lodge

Surfside Motor Lodge

The beach life is simplified at the Surfside Motor Lodge. Located in the heart of Carolina Beach and perched along the oceanfront shoreline, this laid back motel is a nicely accommodating option for vacationers who want to spend long days relaxing on the sand.

Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher

Clean and uncluttered beaches and a remarkable local history combine to make the Fort Fisher State Historic Site one of coastal North Carolina's most treasured barrier island attractions. This incredible locale, just miles away from Carolina Beach, is home to gorgeous stretches of shoreline, thickets of nature trails and live oaks, and the original site of Fort Fisher itself, a relic of the 1800s and an instrumental turning point during the Civil War.