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City center stay
With a stay at this Wilmington Historic District hotel, you'll be steps from The Cotton Exchange and Cape Fear Community College. Wilmington Convention Center and Wilmington Railroad Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).
Renovated in 2018
This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 15 conference rooms, business center, and free airport shuttle. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges and get perks like free WiFi.
Free Internet, comfy beds
Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 272 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and down comforters.
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton ratings based on 35 Verified Reviews
Guest reviews for Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Jul 15, 2019 by General Manager
We thank you for taking the time to evaluate our hotel. We realize the importance of first impressions, and fresh, clean accommodations are necessary to set the tone for a great stay. We apologize for oversights in the preparation of your room, and we trust the remainder of your visit was flawless. We hope you will come back for a perfect experience from check-in to check-out. Thank you, General Manager
Jul 10, 2019 by General Manager
We are delighted that you stayed with us at Hotel Ballast Wilmington, and we are grateful that you took the time to share feedback. What a pleasure to know how much you enjoyed our well-maintained property and unique accommodations! Influenced by the nautical history of Cape Fear and the surrounding area, our rooms are designed to inspire and reflect the local history. Thanks again for the generous comments, and we look forward to welcoming you on your next trip. Thank you, General Manager
Jul 10, 2019 by General Manager
Thank you for being our guest. We are pleased overall you enjoyed your stay and hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back soon for a much better experience. Thank you, General Manager
Jul 10, 2019 by General Manager
We were disappointed to see that we did not live up to our typical standards, and we are truly sorry your stay was not to your expectation. We hope you will consider giving us another chance to prove we are up to the task of delivering excellent service and accommodations. Thank you, General Manager
Jun 26, 2019 by General Manager
Thank you for staying at our hotel. We are sorry for the difficulties you had in your room. We will share your feedback with the maintenance team to ensure corrective actions are taken. Also, we sincerely apologize for the service issues you experienced and for failing to provide you with a stress-free stay. It is always our goal to provide excellent guest service, so we regret that we did not provide the level of attention we normally do. Please be assured we will use your evaluation to step up our game. We hope that you will give us another chance to show you our hospitality and stay with us the next time you are in our area. Thank you, General Manager
Jun 18, 2019 by General Manager
Thank you for staying with us at Hotel Ballast Wilmington and for your terrific review. We appreciate you mentioning how much you enjoyed our outstanding location! Our landmark hotel is set in the bustling Downtown Historic District and is within walking distance of nearby attractions and over 50 restaurants. We are also glad you liked our pool area with bar and live music. Thank you once more for taking the time to share, and we hope to see you soon. Thank you, General Manager
Jun 10, 2019 by General Manager
Thank you for being our guest and for your excellent feedback of Hotel Ballast Wilmington! We are happy your experience at our restaurants was fantastic and that you also enjoyed your time at our outdoor pool and patio area. It was a pleasure accommodating you, and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime you are in the area. Thank you, General Manager
Jun 4, 2019 by General Manager
Thank you for staying at Hotel Ballast Wilmington. We are delighted to learn how much you enjoyed our pool area as well as the great service provided by our team. However, we regret you were unhappy that our breakfast was not complimentary. We value your business and hope to have the privilege of hosting you again! Thank you, General Manager
Apr 2, 2019 by General Manager
Thank you so much for this awesome review. Making you happy makes us happy! We are glad that everything went great during your stay and that our associates made for a memorable experience. Thank you especially for recognizing our staff, as they truly love to deliver exceptional customer service to each and every guest. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hotel Ballast Wilmington. Thank you, General Manager
Mar 18, 2019 by General Manager
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Hotel Ballast Wilmington. We are happy to read you loved our terrific location, thoughtful amenities as well as our courteous associates. We enjoyed having you as our guest and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you, General Manager
About the Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by HiltonLocation 301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. There are 15 meeting rooms available. A terrace, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton was completed in April 2018. This Art Deco Wilmington hotel is smoke free.
- 272 guestrooms or units
- 9 levels
- 2 dining venues
- 2 bars or lounges
- 20000 sq ft of conference space
- Built in 1970
- Coffee shop
- Poolside lounge chairs
- Business facilities
- Conference space
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Dry cleaning
- Front desk (24 hours)
- Express check-out
- Staff is multilingual
- Storage area for luggage
- Front-desk safe
- Wedding services available
- Gift shop
- Television in lobby
- No smoking on site
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Property
- Outdoor pool
- Free WiFi
- Free cribs/infant beds
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)
- Airport: Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.) (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
- Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
- Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge
Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton offers 272 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Wilmington hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
- Pillowtop beds
- In-room dining (limited hours)
- Flat-screen television
- Cable channels
- Premium channels
- Coffee maker
- Luxury bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding
- Down blanket
- Cribs (free)
- Rollaway beds (surcharge)
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Weekday newspapers (free)
- Hair dryer
- Laptop safe
- Toiletries (free)
- Iron and ironing board
- Air conditioning
- Ensuite bathroom
- Connecting rooms available
Food & Drink
For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekends from 7 AM and 10:30 AM.
Board & Barrel - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.
Ruths Chris Steak House - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Buffalo Bayou - This coffee shop serves light fare only. Open daily.
Room service (during limited hours) is available.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Boat tours nearby
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
- Check-in time starts at 4 PM
- Check-in time ends at midnight
- Minimum check-in age is 21
Special check-in instructions:
24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.
Airport transportation is offered at scheduled time 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.
- Check-out by 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- No pets allowed
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.
Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
- Self parking fee: USD 12.00 per day (in/out privileges)
- Valet parking fee: USD 16 per day (in/out privileges)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.
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You should know
- Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.