Fodor's Expert Review The Verandas

202 Nun St., Wilmington, North Carolina, 28401, USA Fodor's Choice

Built in 1853 in the Italianate style, the 8,500-square-foot Verandas underwent a full renovation in 2019 after damage from Hurricane Florence, bringing the beautiful mansion to its original glory with elegant and magnificent—but functional—furnishings. While the decor is formal (brightened by attractive color schemes and high ceilings), the atmosphere is relaxed. Guests can socialize on the four verandas, stroll in the garden, enjoy nights of luxury in one of the eight beautiful rooms, or climb the winding staircase for a wonderful view from the roof-top cupola—the highest point in the neighborhood. Owner Chuck Pennington is the consummate host—he taught hospitality at the college level and is a warm and welcoming ambassador for Wilmington.

PROS

  • fastidiously clean (23 consecutive 100% health inspections in 24 years)
  • convenient location
  • totally renovated and refurbished 8,500-square-foot Italianate mansion
  • convenient location in historic district
  • lavishly furnished rooms
  • gourmet hot breakfasts
  • convenient location in historic district
  • lavishly furnished rooms
  • gourmet hot breakfasts

CONS

  • high percentage of returning guests can sometimes make availability scarce
  • no elevator
  • not appropriate for families with young children

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Sophisticated
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 910-251–2212

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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