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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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Each staff person we encountered across our stay (5 nights) was friendly and attentive. Expectations regarding comfort, convenience and cleanliness all met. Hotel is centrally located to historic, downtown Wilmington with riverfront in one direction and Wrightsville Beach in the other. Historic Poplar Grove plantation site is on the outskirts of town. Local Carrabas and Cracker Barrel restaurants are around...

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Castelnuovo di Farfa, Italy
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed several nights at this hotel and did not have a good experience. Between the disruptive group smoking near the back entrance, the feeling of crowding overall, panhandlers in parking lot, being yelled at by guest in the hallway, the internet being slow... we won't stay here again.

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Jonesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for two nights for the Wrightsville Beach 1/2 Marathon. Im not exaggerating when I say this was by far the friendliest staff i have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They even setup a special "runners breakfast" at 4:00 am the morning of the race. On top of this the rooms were spacious and very clean. The cleaning...

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WilmingtonNC1, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello GOHERD15! Thank you for your kind review of your recent stay with us. We appreciate your comments regarding your experience and our friendly staff. We strive to provide a clean, efficient, and friendly stay for all of our guests! We thoroughly appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once again, this hotel exceeded my needs. The suite I had was spotless. The living room furniture was comfortable. The bed was divine - seriously, people I was visiting came to see me & took a nap. Breakfast was yummy everyday, I appreciated how the meat changed each day, to break monotony. Everyone was happy & polite. I look forward...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. We appreciate your comments regarding your experience, our beds, friendly staff, and breakfast. We strive to provide a friendly, efficient, and comfortable stay for all guests! Thank you for your business and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Front desk staff very friendly upon arrival..Stayed last night at the other Holiday inn down the road..Thinking I should have stayed there again. Room had an extremely strange sour odor. Too tired to change..Hopefully odor won't get any worse tonight.

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello Weathermans! Thank you for your recent stay with us. We apologize that your experience did not exceed expectations and that there was issues with your guest room. Thank you for your comments regarding our friendly staff and we thoroughly appreciate your business. We hope to welcome you back again soon so that we may provide a better experience for...

Greenville, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Hotel was VERY clean and comfortable. Parking was super easy and non-hassle like some places where you don't even want to leave because you're scared of not finding a parking spot. Staff was super friendly and check in/out was super fast. Was about a $8 uber ride downtown. My only real complaint that was "no biggie" was that the wifi...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello jessparris13! Thank you for your recent stay with us during your visit to Wilmington. We appreciate your comments regarding your experience, our clean hotel, ease of parking, and friendly staff. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The hotel is a bit worn down - needs a facelift. But, the room was spacious and the bed very comfortable. The breakfast adequate. W\en we first entered our room there was a strange "hospital" smell and the sliding closet door was broken. However, when we called for service the response was rapid. The maintenance man repaired the door and...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Greetings monq24! Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate the comments regarding our prompt staff and apologize for the inconvenience of your lost pillow. Please contact us directly at 910-392-3227 so that we may gather some information from you to try to locate your belonging! We appreciate your business and hope to welcome you...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is an older Holiday Inn Express. However, it was fine for one night. The layout of the suite is completely different than other HIE properties. Upon entering the room is a sitting area. This area contains a pullout sofa, chair, 2 foot stools and a TV. Next is a hallway with a kitchenette located across from the bathroom. This...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello Sandy B! Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate your business and comments regarding our guest rooms, breakfast, and our friendly staff. We strive to provide a friendly, efficient, and comfortable stay for all guests. We will share your kind words with our front desk staff! Thank you for your business and we...

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My first time staying here at the HI Express. The facility is decent. A little dated and worn but the staff more than makes up for that with the very highest levels of welcoming I've experienced at a hotel. Thank you everybody for being so nice and welcoming Great location, plenty of restaurants and bars and shops to take care...

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello Dahldale139! Thank you for your recent stay with us. The Holiday Inn Express thoroughly appreciates your comments regarding your stay, our property, and the customer service that you received. We always love to hear about great customer service from our associates! We strive to provide a friendly, efficient, and comfortable stay for all of our guests. Thank you for...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here in the past and will continue to return when in the area. The staff is always pleasant Rooms are always clean and comfortable. I would recommend this establishment any day, I have not had a bad stay here yet.

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WilmingtonNC1, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your recent stay with us. We appreciate your comments regarding your experience, our guest rooms, and staff. Thank you for your business and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express(R) & Suites Wilmington - University Center offers an ideal location in mid-town Wilmington. Our hotel is less than one mile from the campus of UNC-W. We have great amenities, such as an outdoor pool, complimentary Wi-Fi access and hot breakfast. Corporate guests soon find out why we're one of the best hotels in Wilmington, NC for business travelers, as we offer business work stations with printing capabilities, as well as access to copy and fax services. We have more than 1,600 sq ft of flexible meeting space that will handle groups of up to 80 people. In addition, companies such as General Electric, Corning, Verizon Wireless and PPD are all close to our location. Our hotel is a great place for leisure travelers, too! We're close to the USS North Carolina Battleship and Children's Museum of Wilmington. Families can visit the Cape Fear Museum or explore historic downtown. We're also near Mayfaire Town Center, and some of North Carolina's most beautiful beaches are just seven miles away. While you stay with us, our staff will make sure that you enjoy every aspect of your stay. We serve a complimentary hot breakfast every morning, featuring our signature cinnamon rolls and more. Reserve a room with us today, and you'll see why our guests return year after year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center

Address: 160 Van Campen Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403-1621
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Price Range: $127 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington - University Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 131
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Wilmington
Holiday Inn Express And Suites
Holiday Inn Express Wilmington
Holiday Inn Wilmington
Wilmington Holiday Inn
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Wilmington
#17 Family Hotel in Wilmington
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