Located just off Highway 17 and an 11-minute drive from Wrightsville Beach in east Wilmington, the Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington-Wrightsville is suitable for business or vacation travellers who require a hotel with easy highway access, on-site dining and free parking.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms and suites comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a living area and a sofabed, a wet bar and a jetted tub are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, laundry facilities, free parking and on-site dining at The Bistro, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is roughly a 6-minute drive from the hotel, while University Center offers shopping 9 minutes away on foot. Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park is about an 8-minute drive away and Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is a 12-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 13, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by reviewers, who characterized them as friendly, professional and helpful with dining and sightseeing recommendations.
Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to many restaurants, shopping, beaches, highway access, Walmart (across the street) and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Several guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet, updated and well maintained, with comfortable beds and linens.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer and the hotel's value.
Noise disturbances were mentioned by a few lodgers. They reported noise from guests in adjacent rooms and the hallways, as well as some highway noise filtering into rooms.
A few guests were disappointed with the hotel's value. They found the rates to be overpriced and also felt that a free breakfast should have been included in the rate.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #9 of 43 Wilmington hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 235 reviews.
guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 78 reviews.Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 9 reviews.The author called the hotel on November 13, 2013 to verify some information.