Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Ballast

301 N. Water St., Wilmington, North Carolina, 28401, USA

The nine-story Hotel Ballast, part of Hilton's Tapestry Collection, aptly contains features of both a boutique hotel and a corporate chain. It has direct access to the riverfront boardwalk, it's near downtown shops, restaurants, and bars, and it's just a few blocks from the heart of the historic district. There are 272 standard rooms, some with great views of the river and the USS North Carolina, a vast free parking lot, a trendy outdoor dining and lounge area with a small pool/lounge area, and two on-site restaurants.

PROS

  • convenient to river, downtown restaurants, and shops
  • short hike up to main part of historic district
  • elegantly designed lobby, bar, and outdoor lounge

CONS

  • no complimentary breakfast or parking
  • only some rooms have river views
  • crowded during events and parties

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, New, Views
Lively
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 910-763–5900

HOTEL DETAILS

272 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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