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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was attending a conference in Wilmington and wanted to find somewhere to stay other than the conference hotel. I found Hotel Riverwalk on the internet and wow did I find a JEWEL!!! The owners are very personable and my entire experience was AWESOME!!!

Thank Darone D
Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are sure glad you chose to stay with us for your business trip. Please visit us again when you travel to Wilmington, NC.

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are local residents who chose to stay here for a fun night out during the 2017 Azalea festival here in Wilmington. Upon arriving we were graciously greeted by Troy and Carla the owners and shown everything we needed to know about their quaint, clean and comfortable boutique hotel. Within a short walk to the river, restaurants and shops this...

Thank rjag22
Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are happy that you and your wife experienced a relaxing time at Hotel Riverwalk. Hotel Riverwalk was designed so guests could relax and unwind from all the daily issues. We are pleased you decided to take your getaway in historic downtown Wilmington. Please visit us again on your next "local" vacation.

Richmond, VA
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Just got back from a short trip to Wilmington, on our way home from visiting family in SC. Found the Hotel Riverwalk on TripAdvisor and made reservations for a 3 day, 2 night stay. From check-in to check-out, it was a lovely visit. Carla and Troy greeted us upon arrival, giving us a tour of the property before showing us...

Thank MidloTraveler
Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. You have summed up Hotel Riverwalk. We are close to everything, but offer a relaxed, casual, elegant environment for our guests to enjoy. Please visit again. Everyone needs a few days of relaxation!

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 March 2017

My Husband and I always try to get out this time of year.. This year our stop was Wilmington NC.. We Loved it! A lot of this was due to our Hotel. Hotel Riverwalk has a great location, close enough to all the action of the Riverfront without being on top of it. We walked to everything! And there is...

Thank sscott909
Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Hotel Riverwalk. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and our historic downtown. As you stated it is close to everything but quiet when you enter the hotel after a fun evening out. Please visit us again and thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Riverwalk.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 February 2017

There is so much to love about this small 8-room hotel. I stayed here with my daughter over the weekend and we wanted something within walking distance of historic downtown Wilmington. This hotel was perfect for that! Within blocks to dozens of restaurants, shops and the boardwalk. The owners, Troy and Carla, were wonderful! After we checked in, Carla gave...

Thank kimmisk
Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and pleased you and your daughter enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned Hotel Riverwalk is a place you can work, play, read, write, and just overall relax. However, Hotel Riverwalk is not a B&B. We are a boutique hotel. We are listed in the B&B section on some websites due to the fact we have...

High Point, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We come to the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach area each year at least once and this time decided to stay downtown rather than at the beach. I've stayed at the nearby Hilton loads of times in the last 25 years and it is only ever meh. Nothing special. Hotel Riverwalk met all of our expectations however and will be our new go-to....

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Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hotel Riverwalk strives to make each guest visit a special one. We are happy to read we accomplished it with you and your friends during your stay. See you again!

Ooltewah, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 February 2017

What a great boutique hotel, almost like a B&B. Owners are extremely friendly and more than willing to go that extra mile. Rooms are spacious and extremely clean. You are within walking distance of the downtown area and restaurants. Hotel is very quiet. They serve a continental breakfast which was more than adequate to get us started. Yes we would...

Thank investor101
Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Riverwalk. Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure meeting you and glad you experienced what Hotel Riverwalk and Wilmington, NC has to offer. Please come back for another visit

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed there New Year's Eve. What a delightful experience! The owners are extremely friendly, and the accommodations were very inviting and comfortable and very clean. The place is conveniently located in the heart of the historic district within easy walking district to many restaurants, bars, and shops. Off street parking is available in their own lot...

Thank John D
Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are so pleased you enjoyed ringing in the New Year at Hotel Riverwalk. It is a special place and as you mentioned close to all the downtown festivities. Please visit us again when you travel to Wilmington, NC.

Hillsborough, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I visit Wilmington a lot on business. I will definitely stay here in the future. The room was lovely - king size bed, really comfy with a nice little sitting area. It was a cold night, but the temps were perfect. I stayed in room five, which had an exit through a lovely porch right on to second street. The...

Thank Cattravelswell123
Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Hotel Riverwalk and we hope you return for all of your travels to Wilmington. We have several business clients that stay with us often and we would be happy to add you to that list. We certainly work with regular business guests to maximize their stay and experience at Hotel Riverwalk.

Reviewed 28 November 2016

Had a long drive from near Charlotte and parked up in the old part of town. Lovely old buildings with character in the downtown area. I wanted to be able to walk around and found this small boutique hotel. Safe parking; central and friendly welcome. Secure access for travelers. A great opportunity to have a soak in the bath.

Thank Noelle M
Carla R, Owner at Hotel Riverwalk, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Riverwalk. It was wonderful to hear about your travels. If you come back this way please visit us again at Hotel Riverwalk.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Riverwalk is ideally located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, NC, just steps away from the unique shops, fine restaurants and entertainment offered in the historic district. The property's convenient and central location allows our guests to easily take in all the sights and sounds Wilmington has to offer from strolling down the Cape Fear River Walk, enjoying the great weather, watching a film crew on location or savoring a beautiful sunset over downtown and the river. Formerly the Claredon Inn, Hotel Riverwalk has undergone extensive renovations that provides our guests with a casual yet sophisticated lodging experience. Our spacious and comfortable rooms now feature king beds with upholstered headboards, new luxury mattresses, upscale linens and flat screen televisions. Rooms also provide guests with complimentary wireless internet, expanded cable package, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, iron with board, hairdryer and a writing desk. All rooms have individually controlled central heating and air, ceiling fans and a beautiful bathroom stocked with plush towels and William Roam all-American made toiletries. Complimentary on-site parking is provided and Hotel Riverwalk is a secured facility only accessible to our guests. There are three patio areas that surround the property for guest use. Smoking is not permitted except in designated areas. Each morning our guests are provided a Grab & Go continental breakfast to be enjoyed in the transformed lobby, on the patio or in the guests' room. Office Hours are from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Check-in is from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Check out time is 11:00am. We are unable to accommodate children under age of 12. We are unable to accommodate pets but will be happy to refer you to local boarding facilities. We look forward to having you as our guest and working to make your stay enjoyable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Riverwalk

Address: 117 S 2nd St, Now Open & Taking Reservations, Wilmington, NC 28401-4458 (Formerly Clarendon Inn)
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Price Range: $223 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Riverwalk 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Clarendon Hotel Wilmington
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“All rooms are great; depends if you want king bed or two queens.”
MomoK57, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“quiet and cozy, but yet close to everything downtown. ceiling fan and quiet AC with the perfect level of white noise to put you to sleep”
F7262RMmattb, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are nicely appointed, beds are extremely comfortable and owner Troy is very helpful and accommodating”
machome2, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent”
jmb4325, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing 2nd Street have light at night.”
2-from-nc, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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