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Hotel Riverwalk Moves Ahead in 2017

As Hotel Riverwalk enters 2017,  we remain as historic downtown Wilmington’s top rated boutique hotel and  we continue working to provide a memorable  guest experience for everyone who stays with us.


Our goal has always been to make guests feel special and appreciated in sophisticated, yet understated surroundings meant to put you at ease and ready to explore everything Wilmington has to offer…and knowing you will return to Hotel Riverwalk for a quiet and comfortable night that will recharge you for the next day.


Meeting the goals for guest satisfaction involves a constant focus on improvement of our service and facilities. It includes the things like our insistence on the cleanliness of rooms and grounds. We regularly refreshen rooms to make guest feel like they were the first ones who stayed there.  Among other on-going projects, we are moving ahead with improvements to seating areas in a few of our rooms like the one shown below.dads-iphone-4-photos-thru-dec-2016-1152






Our guests tell us that they enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Hotel Riverwalk, that our beds are incredibly comfortable, that our location and parking  cannot be beat, and that we provide friendly and helpful service based on what the guest needs.  We have been told time and again that Hotel Riverwalk is a great spot for a romantic getaway and our growing business guest list appreciates the convenience and competitive repeat rate.


So do yourself a favor in 2017 and book a stay at Hotel Riverwalk. Off season rates are great…Give us a call to reserve your room today!



Election Recovery at Hotel Riverwalk

With the election finally upon us, we here at Hotel Riverwalk think most of you will be relieved when the attack ads, name calling, “breaking news” and the back and forth negativity ends. We respect our public servants and Hotel Riverwalk was proud to have a United States Senator from a different Wilmington stay with us, which was an October surprise as the Senator campaigned for others in our revitalized downtown.


But like you, we are suffering from election fatigue and there is nothing like a stay at Hotel Riverwalk to rest, escape and recharge your batteries to face whatever we get in Washington.  Unlike those running for office, Hotel Riverwalk can make you promises we know we can keep and they will benefit you and your emotional well-being as we all move forward together.


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  • Cutting room rates across the board in November to put more money in your pocket to enjoy Wilmington and the Riverwalk.
  • Providing high quality bedding and quiet rooms so you get a good night’s sleep.
  • Improving our infrastructure by upgrading our heating and cooling systems to address climate change for your individual comfort.
  • Giving free water and soda for all guests in our public lobby area because no one should be thirsty at Hotel Riverwalk.
  • Leaving your children behind at home so you can enjoy a romantic and special weekend with your partner since Hotel Riverwalk does not take guests under the age of 12.
  • Subsidizing parking, internet access and giving you a Grab & Go breakfast every morning to relieve the burdens of deciding what to do next.
  • Keeping you safe in a secured building close to the action, yet set away so you may experience peace and tranquillity when it’s time to come home for the night.

And you can trust the promises we make at Hotel Riverwalk. We are backed by hundreds of fabulous reviews across social media and the internet. Countless repeat guests tell us they would not stay anywhere else. We stand behind our pledge to give you a tremendous guest experience.


So, what have you got to lose? Book a reservation on our website and come experience what a great place Hotel Riverwalk is no matter your political persuasion.


Plus take advantage of our Two Years, Two Days, Twenty Dollars special in honor of our anniversary last month.  Just use the Promo Code “Two Years” when making your reservation and get $20.00 off any two night stay through February 28, 2017.

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It is hard to believe but two years ago today Hotel Riverwalk opened in historic Wilmington without much fanfare.  Now we are operating as downtown’s top rated boutique hotel with phenomenal reviews and strong growth as folks are discovering what a special place Hotel Riverwalk can be for your get-a-away in Wilmington.

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As with any business or endeavor in life, there are challenges to be sure but we have maintained a positive and cheery outlook, we have been providing great customer service and our guests seem to like what we have to offer as evidenced by our top rating on TripAdvisor, Expedia and other review sites.

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Our guests also have provided a sense of strength and optimism. We have met folks from all over the world. We have heard interesting stories and have really enjoyed getting to know the people who have stayed with us. Of course there are guests who want their privacy and we are totally respectful and understand the need for alone time.


In appreciation and celebration of our Two Year Anniversary, we have placed a special offer on the website. Book a two night stay before November 1, 2016 for any two nights from October 3rd through February 28, 2017 and receive $20.00 off our already reduced Fall rates. Just use promo code Two Years and book on our website to use the thank you special.


Hope you take the time to give us a try and if you have been with us before, we hope you come back soon!

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Just one of the many things to do while at Hotel Riverwalk.




Hotel Riverwalk Moves Forward in 2016

Hotel Riverwalk opened last year as downtown Wilmington’s only boutique hotel, located perfectly in the historic district with on-site parking, quiet and elegant rooms, a convenient Grab and Go breakfast and other amenities not found in other Wilmington hotels.


Dad I Phone pics Fall 2015 202Now as we have entered 2016, Hotel Riverwalk is poised to have a great year thanks to the wonderful guests who have helped spread the word about how Hotel Riverwalk is a gem that must be experienced.  Keep calling and booking on our website or by phone. We even are available on Expedia and other sites but of course we would prefer to hear directly from you.


Bookings are up and our guests and reviews have been telling us there are many reasons why Hotel Riverwalk is the only place you should stay in Wilmington in 2016.


Like our large rooms and comfortable king beds…

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Our great location in downtown Wilmington, close to everything but a quiet and peaceful retreat…

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The convenient one level building and free on-site parking….

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Hotel Riverwalk also has maintained a very high level of customer service and care. We think our guests appreciate hands on owners who try to make every stay a special experience with the attention to detail that you deserve.


So create some fireworks in your life, come and enjoy all Wilmington has to offer and book your stay at Hotel Riverwalk today!

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Wow, what an exciting time!  It is hard to believe Hotel Riverwalk has been up and running in downtown Wilmington for one year now but we have made it while we look forward to continued success in the years ahead.2014-10-17 08.43.13


Our guests like what we have to offer.  See our top rating on Trip Advisor,

We are proud of our Certificate of Excellence for 2015.


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We are very appreciative the outstanding 5-star reviews and our goal is to continually improve the Hotel Riverwalk experience for each of our guests.


If you have stayed with us, we thank you for your business and hope you return again soon. We were happily surprised with our repeat clientele…one couple has returned here five times in just one year.  We are also building our business travel partners who enjoy the convenience and comfort Hotel Riverwalk provides.


If you have not tried Hotel Riverwalk,  now is a great time to stay with us.  Rates are lower during the winter season yet you still get the upscale accommodations, casual elegance and prime location of our unique and special boutique hotel…and the weather is still pretty good too!

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Come & Smell the Flowers at Hotel Riverwalk

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The April showers are all gone and the flowers are coming out in full bloom here in Wilmington.  The roses are popping and the sweet Jasmine is starting to bloom at  Hotel Riverwalk.

We are continuing to improve and think the word is starting to get out that Hotel Riverwalk is the finest lodging choice in downtown Wilmington. Our reviews on TripAdvisor speak for themselves and there is a reason we have become the #1 rated property on that trusted travel website.


Our approach is pretty simple.  First, we have a great facility in a prime location. Large rooms, 11 foot ceilings with fans, a sweeping front porch, lush grounds, and a convenient, well lit parking lot.


Next, we tried to think like a traveler and take care of what is important when you are staying away from home.  Like a  plush and comfortable king bed with fine linens and lots of pillows.   Extra pillows and blanket in closet.   A separate seating area to hang out Feb 2015 i phone pics 013and watch the flat screen tv on a telescoping arm.  Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and tea in your room. A desk and comfortable chair for you to work or to plan your day. Your heating and air controlled via remote. No extra charges for parking or internet.


Add in a meticulous attention to cleanliness and detail, designer bath products from William Roam to refresh your body and soul, a complimentary Grab & Go Breakfast each morning and our professional and courteous customer service, you have the makings of a memorable guest experience that we try to provide at Hotel Riverwalk.  You will not be disappointed.



Troy February 2015 I phone pics 098We had our best month since opening Hotel Riverwalk in Wilmington’s historic downtown, including a new ranking on TripAdvisor as the #1  rated out of  15 properties in our category. We are honored to achieve this milestone and we are working hard every day to provide a first class lodging experience with great customer service.


And while occupancy is up, Hotel Riverwalk is a new property and still being discovered by travelers coming to downtown Wilmington. A reviewer noted that Hotel Riverwalk is “a hidden gem downtown” and that is wonderful but we are looking to shine more out in the open so others will realize Hotel Riverwalk as the best place place to stay in this exciting city.


There are many things to do here.  April 8 – 12 is the 68th Annual Riverfest pics Oct 2014 009(Our First!) NC Azalea Festival.  And we do have some rooms available for that remarkable event in our backyard.


Also running a special that will run the entire month of April and includes the dates of the Azalea Festival…Book any three nights in April and receive 10 percent off your entire stay.  This special allows you to extend your time in Wilmington while saving money at the same time!


When you get to Wilmington and check into Hotel Riverwalk, you can park your car in our well-lit and monitored on-site lot and never have to get in again it until you are ready to leave. Everything you need for a great trip is within walking distance.


Hotel Downtown Wilmington NCFine restaurants like The Pilot House, Elijah’s, Caprice Bistro  and Circa 1922

More casual fare like Front Street Brewery , breakfast at The Dixie Grill and desserts at The Peppered Cupcake

Shopping at Lure, Old Books on Front Street and The Cotton Exchange

Entertainment at Ziggy’s By The Sea


All of this activity and so much more is available in close walking proximity to Hotel Riverwalk. We hope you will take advantage of everything Wilmington has to offer and reserve a room at Hotel Riverwalk today.






Hard to believe that it is time to Spring forward on this Saturday. Time seems to fly even while many of you have been enduring a brutal winter.  Even here in Wilmington, February temperatures averaged 8 degrees below normal.  But that is ending soon and we look forward to the warm weather and good times that Spring and Summer will bring.Troy February 2015 I phone pics 053


Here at Hotel Riverwalk, we have been trying to use the winter season to plant the seeds for a successful business in providing travelers to historic Wilmington a great lodging experience with style and attentive service.   And we have been seeing results.Troy February 2015 I phone pics 036


Notice our #3 ranking on TripAdvisor for best places to stay in downtown Wilmington.  Our reviews truly have been phenomenal and we are very appreciative for the support and kind words.


We also are seeing an uptick in bookings for the months ahead but we still need help to get the word out.  Even better, make a reservation to stay with us at Hotel Riverwalk.  We know that if we get you in the door, you are going to enjoy your stay.


Happy Holidays and New Year’s Eve

We here at Hotel Riverwalk are enjoying our first Holiday season in historic Wilmington, NC from the great weather to the spirit of the season we see in the people we meet.


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We hope you have a great Christmas with your friends and family and then cap off the season with a New Year’s Eve stay at Hotel Riverwalk.  We have rooms available for you to celebrate in the best downtown hotel location, with large, upscale, comfortable and romantic rooms that include complimentary parking and a perfect setting to bring in 2015.


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Rooms will not be available for long so book online today and you will receive $10.00 off your New Year’s Eve stay at Hotel Riverwalk plus party favors and noise makers for you to celebrate 2015 with style.


Talking About Hotel Riverwalk

Things are moving forward at Hotel Riverwalk, had another full house on Friday…and we are working to get the word out about Hotel Riverwalk and the guest experience you have when visiting our downtown boutique hotel.


Our daily newspaper, The Wilmington Star News, has found us and they communicated the story of Hotel Riverwalk in a well-written piece that appeared in Saturday’s paper.  Take a look…


2014-10-19 14.07.20We hope you will help us spread the word about Hotel Riverwalk with your friends and on social media.  Even better, book a reservation with us today…you will not be disappointed.