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Hampton Inn Wilmington - University Area Smith Creek Station

Wilmington, NC, US (ILM)

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Hampton Inn Wilmington - University Area Smith Creek Station
124 Old Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC US 28403

and the charm...welcome to the Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area/Smith Creek StationEqual parts college town and resort destination, the coastal community of Wilmington, NC is almost always bustling with life and activity. The Hampton InnŽ Wilmington-University Area/Smith Creek Station is conveniently located less than three miles from Wilmington International Airport, and we're just down the street from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Beachcombers and sun-seekers will find plenty to love on Cape Fear Beach and the island communities of Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach and Carolina Beach. Travel back in time as you shop for antiques in historic downtown Wilmington and tour the coastline from the water with Carolina Coastal Adventures.The historic district of downtown Wilmington is minutes from the Hampton Inn and is one of the largest and most elegant districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The grand homes and quaint shops provide amazing stops on any number of walking tours through the area. Put together a picnic and make the short drive from our hotel in Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach, a barrier island community that features a clean, uncluttered 5-mile stretch of white sand beaches. Test your mettle against Atlantic coastal fish on the pier off Carolina Beach, a family-friendly beach resort where the surf and the charm will sweep you off your & amenities Here at the Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area/Smith Creek Station, we're passionate about taking good care of you. That's why we offer a broad range of services and amenities to make your stay exceptional. Whether you're planning a corporate meeting or need accommodations for a family reunion or your child's sporting group, we're delighted to offer you easy planning and booking tools to make the process quick and organized.* Meetings & Events * Local Restaurant Guide

Amenities Include: Meeting Rooms, High Speed Internet, Wireless Internet Access, Pool, Wheel chair accessl Business Services Include: Business Center

Recreation Included: Fitness Center

  • Business Center
  • Conference Rooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 503 reviews
from Echuca, Australia
Submitted on 18-05-2016
We only stayed for one night but we wish it had been longer. On arrival we were greeted in reception by a lovely young man - very friendly and interested in our travels/origin. Great room - probably the largest we'd been in for a little while - handled our four suitcases well. 2 queen beds, with lovely linen/covers. 24hr tea/coffee in foyer. Loved the different room cards. Good breakfast, waffles, fruit, buns/cakes etc included. Would stay again.
from Powell, Tennessee
Submitted on 22-05-2016
This hotel has very quiet/private rooms and great location for shopping and restaurants. Everything was great except shower was dirty from last guest. There was used soap, shampoo and hair inside shower. Front desk clerk was notified.
from Shepherdsville, United States
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I went to this hotel due to a training event in Wilmington. The hotel was very clean- probably the cleanest hotel I've ever stayed in. The staff was very attentive and helpful. They also cooked up the best breakfast I've had at a hotel. Kudos to the staff and management.
Submitted on 23-05-2016
Clean bathrooms, comfortable beds, fresh linens, good breakfast bar and friendly service says it all. Location is good- no disturbing road noise; within walking distance to dining and shopping. Will stay here again.
from Rochester, New York
Submitted on 24-05-2016
This was great ! staff was so nice and room was clean and ready to go when we got there. There is a great restaurant across the stree called joohnylukes it was good food. We stay at Hilton hotels all the time when we travel and we ha e never been dissatisfied .
from Ramat Gan, Israel
Submitted on 28-05-2016
Hilton have standards, and they are well kept also in Hampton Inn. The room was very clean and conveniant. The staff was friendly, check in and check out were fast. I stayed for one night on my way south, and was with a car, so it was very conveniant.
from Taylorsville, United States
Submitted on 29-05-2016
Led by the front desk staff, specifically Annie & Ed, this hotel makes a "Road Warrior" feel at home and takes care of you. They don't act like they care, they TRULY CARE and ACT on it!! Housekeeping was courteous and did a great job. I was not pleased with the service or food at the in-house restaurant, Omaha Steakhouse or with the evening bartender's performance during the manager's welcome dinner and drinks. She was rude and discourteous; her place is in another capacity, not meeting the publ... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 30-05-2016
Very clean and helpful staff! The gave us recommendations on free beach parking and dinning during the busy Memorial Day weekend. Definitely one of the best Hampton Inns that I've stayed at. Would recommend.
from Goldsboro, United States
Submitted on 03-06-2016
The room was ready when I arrived. I was welcomed by staff at front desk with warm smile and warm cookies. The rooms was very clean and when I needed an item that I left home, the front desk was very gracious in helping me with this item. I enjoyed my stay and look forward to staying at a Hilton again.
from Browns Summit, North Carolina, United States
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Not the fanciest of hotels, but when you're looking for a clean comfortable place to stay in Wilmington, Hampton Inn University area never disappoints. Rooms are freshly appointed. Bathrooms are large and clean. Staff remains largely out of sight, but clearly they're on task because everything is always in place and stocked appropriately. Only 5 minute ride to beachfront Wrightsville Beach. 5 minutes from Riverfront downtown Wilmington.
from Goldsboro, North Carolina
Submitted on 16-06-2016
The hotel was very clean and updated. The lobby area was lovely. Check in staff was friendly and very helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable. Location was very convenient...within 10 minutes of downtown or wrightsville beach. Will definitely book this hotel again for future trips.
from Fort Washington, Maryland
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Beautiful clean hotel. Close to shopping, dining and beach. Breakfast is okay , nothing special. The beds are very comfortable. The premise is kept well. I use this hotel for most of my stays in that local area.
from Hickory, North Carolina
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Had a great experience. Beds super comfortable. Would definitely recommend staying here, and will be staying here myself whenever I come back to town. Thank you!!
from Carthage, United States
Submitted on 18-06-2016
We did a quick trip to Wilmington to visit family. This Hampton was very nice, in fact nicer that I thought it would be and I am a hotel stob!! I thought it was over priced even for the season. The bed was not comfortable but the bedding was very nice as was the room. The hotel was very crowded (which was good). The breakfast was packed but we were able to find a table. My husband and I are extremely healthy eaters and had hard time finding something to eat at the breakfast bar. I ended up ... Read more
from Charlotte, United States
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Location was perfect for my business stay. Quick and efficient check in and staff was friendly. Had a nice managers reception the evening that I stayed which was very nice. Clean and quite room. Just what I appreciate when staying in a hotel. Super Stay and you won't be disappointed either.
from Aiken SC, United States
Submitted on 24-06-2016
Overall I was satisfied with my stay. On line check-in was beneficial in allowing me to select the location of my room. Hotel and room were clean and well kept. Breakfast food could be better. Staff was friendly.
from Indian Trail, United States
Submitted on 24-06-2016
We traveled to Wilmington to visit the UNCW campus. Of course we also planned to visit the beach while we were there. The hotel's location was convenient to the school, shopping and dining. The bathroom, especially the shower curtain were clean and fresh which has often been a signal of overall cleanliness(or lack thereof). The room was well appointed (especially compared to our Hilton Head Island stay at the Sonesta Resort) and a good value. The television package kept my teenage son very occup... Read more
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Clean quiet room on the top floor. Refrigerator in the room. Adequate parking. More expensive than most Hampton Inns. Not sure why. It overlooked Home Depot and a small shopping center. There were several restaurants in the shopping area.
from Greenville, NC, United States
Submitted on 27-06-2016
Great staying at Hampton Inns in Wilmington, NC. My family was treated very good there. From the instant we walked through the door until the time we left, we felt like we were at home. The Staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome.
from cHarlotte
Submitted on 28-06-2016
I have stayed at this location approximately 40 times for business since 2012. Hands down, it is the best experience compared to the other hotels I've stayed at. The staff are wonderful and always make me feel like I'm being welcomed back home. They are friendly, personable and professional. I ALWAYS stay at this location when in Wilmington. Location is central to virtually everything in town and is located close to several major roads. Consistent, very clean, good food and a service ethic from ... Read more
Submitted on 04-07-2016
3 night stay for our family. Property is immaculate, staff are professional and efficient. Rooms are clean, mattresses are newer and comfortable offering a great nights sleep. Easy drive to Wrightsville Beach, the North Carolina Battleship, and Fort Fisher Aquarium. Highly recommend the Hampton Inn at this location. We enjoyed the FREE breakfast each morning with a variety of choices. Restaurants nearby as well as Kohl's a short walk across the parking lot for some beach essentials.
from Norfolk, Virginia
Submitted on 07-07-2016
We stayed here July 4th weekend, the hotel is located at aGreat location by the Beach and river walk. It was my first time in area and staff was able to point be to best area to few fireworks and the beach
from Newton, United States
Submitted on 07-07-2016
We choice your hotel because it also gave us a military discount and had a great location. It was a little difficult getting in and out onto the highway but we managed. It was a good area to walk around in the parking area to nearby shopping.
from Statesville, North Carolina, United States
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We stayed just 1 night on way home from vacation. The front desk was friendly and helpful. We called for more towels and they were there within 5 minutes. Room was well appointed with amenities including microwave, mini-fridge, and quality toiletries. Pool was clean and well-maintained along with fitness room. Breakfast had a nice selection of hot foods including waffle station, oatmeal with all the trimmings, fresh fruits, patties and a variety of cereals and toastable breads. Our only fault wa... Read more
from Raleigh
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Great hotel staff every time I stay here. The beds are comfy, rooms are clean, and I always get a great nights sleep. Having a fridge and micro in room is a plus. Close to downtown and beach, breakfast selection is impressive.
from Raleigh, United States
Submitted on 12-07-2016
I just want to thank Katie and Taylor for a great and warm check inn. I would love to come back and visit one day when i'm planning another trip to the area.Thanks again. Johnny Silver.This was a great experience really enjoyed myself.Wen out to the ocean which was not from the hotel at all.
from Durham, United States
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Very please with accommodations! We like Hampton Inns because they are clean, comfortable and offer an excellent breakfast compared to other hotels. The price is right even in peak season. We are an older couple and do not look for anything else in our stays.
Submitted on 13-07-2016
The employees here are super friendly and the place is very clean. Highly recommend to stay here. It is located walking distance from many restaurants! The beds get fresh linens everyday and the bathrooms are very clean.
from Morehead City, North Carolina
Submitted on 16-07-2016
Great place to stay,staff very friendly close to restaurants rooms were clean overall everything was great definitely will stay again and recommended place to all my friends be staying again soon when I'm in Wilmington
Submitted on 20-07-2016
VERY clean rooms & spacious. 5 minutes from the beach & local to various restaurants. Very curtious staff, great complementary breakfast, & also evening buffet! Also check out the beer & wine too. The pool is small but is clean & nice. Just an overall great experience.
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Stayed for a business trip for 3 nights. Room was very clean. I sleep on an iComfort at home and when I stay at most hotels I have terrible nights sleep because I can't get comfortable on the regular enter spring mattresses, however, I slept very well in this bed! Highly recommend this hotel!!
from Knoxville, United States
Submitted on 21-07-2016
The complex seemed to be clean and well maintained. It had a small but nice indoor pool. Breakfast was good, and the staff was friendly. Our room was the basic double queen. It was large with nice high ceilings. It had a good location and we would stay there again.
from Dudley, North Carolina
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Nice, fairly new, friendly service, staff was very accommodating. I would definitely stay there again. Pool is a little small, but not an issue. Husband went down for breakfast, he said it was rather crowded, however we where in a coastal town during the summer season.
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Stayed here while vacationing in the Wilmington. I've stayed here numerous times before and there's a reason, I continue to return! Always a very nice stay. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Staff is always VERY friendly and helpful (Annie at the front desk is ALWAYS smiling!) Truly a great staff and friendly staff. Breakfast is the basic Hampton Inn breakfast, and is always good! They've started a small "Happy Hour" on Tues & Thurs. Not a lot of food....I mean, when it's's gone.... Read more
from Millington, Tennessee
Submitted on 22-07-2016
I'm a Hampton Inn fan, but every location is different. Lately, I've run into a couple of Hamptons that could have stood serious improvement. My stay at this Hampton restored my faith in the brand. They didn't miss on any measure. Clean, quiet, great bed, good breakfast and exceptional staff. What a treat!
from Wayzata, MN
Submitted on 22-07-2016
I've stayed here twice while relocating to Wilmington. The staff is always helpful and courteous and just plain nice. The rooms are always clean and has everything you need to have a nice stay. I will be back; thank you Hampton Inn!
from Charlotte, North Carolina
Submitted on 22-07-2016
The folks here really go out of their way to make your visit special. And, as is normal at Hampton Inns, the room was clean, fresh and well configured. The internet service was actually strong and fast. The staff was really helpful in directing me to the store I needed to visit. Their directions were actually accurate!
from Dunn, United States
Submitted on 24-07-2016
The only issue we had with our stay was that the mattresses slid from side to side. Mattress covers kept coming off of the mattresses. Besides that, the room was nice and clean. Location of hotel was ideal for us and what we were there to do.
from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We were passing through Wilmington on the way to Savannah and dropped in here for the night. The front desk staff was friendly and cheerful. They answered all questions about the local area. They had a great fitness center, brand new machines. They were even accommodating and let me work out earlier then the designated "open" hours. If you are passing through, or even staying downtown (15 minutes drive to downtown) I would highly recommend this location!
from Raleigh, North Carolina
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Great place and great area! The room was wonderful quiet and perfect for my stay. The pool, fitness area was wonderful . The staff was very responsive and helpful. Nice breakfast too. Parking was very nice.
from Summerville, South Carolina
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Before booking my reservation a month prior, I read reviews that were not too glowing. What I experienced was quite the opposite. Every phase of my stay was exemplary. My room was clean and comfortable. The Front Desk Reception Staff was friendly and professional. My morning started with a well stocked and clean breakfast, served up by a wonderful team, that added to my comfort, and ease to greet the day. My preference for lodging on business trips is the Hilton brand, and THIS Hampton Inn is on... Read more
Submitted on 01-08-2016
The hotel was great for the two nights we stayed here, minutes from the beach and downtown. We were able to get to where we needed to go easily. The rooms and outdoor pool were clean and well maintained. The kids enjoyed swimming in the evenings because there was plenty of shade and they provided pool toys. Adults loved the happy hour of complimentary beer and wine. We would definitely be staying here again when we come to town.
from Virginia Beach
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Flawless service from the most friendly and helpful hotel staff I've ever experienced. My friend and I are still talking about the great customer service from the entire staff! And as a vegetarian, I appreciate the hot potatoes without butter in the continental breakfast.
from Richlands, United States
Submitted on 08-08-2016
I use this hotel whenever I go to Wilmington because it is only a few miles from where I work. Interstate access is only a mile away. It is also close to many good places to eat. There are two restaurants in the parking lot of the hotel.
from Fayetteville, North Carolina
Submitted on 14-08-2016
I have stayed at this location several times and I have always had a positive experience. The location is is great easy access to downtown and beaches. I would recommend this location. Customer service was excellent!!!!!!
from North Carolina
Submitted on 16-08-2016
Check in staff was efficient and courteous. The rooms are clean and, even though it was extremely hot and humid, the room was consistently cool and comfortable. The breakfast was wonderful, a nice variety of beverages and food. The breakfast attendants were not especially busy, guests had to wipe off tables and restock items. That was the only negative to our stay. A lovely hotel.
from Pearl River, New York
Submitted on 18-08-2016
Extremely clean hotel, service fantastic, complimentary breakfast ok. Kind of expensive, $187/night for a room with 2 queen size beds. Very close proximity to UNCW. Staff friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this hotel and will return here in the future.
from Orange Beach, Alabama
Submitted on 30-08-2016
We stayed here for my brothers military retirement, we had about 12 people that stayed in this hotel that where family and it was so nice that we could all be together, we sat out by the pool one evening and had a wonderful time.
from Wilson, United States
Submitted on 31-08-2016
This hotel is an overall fantastic experience. Very clean and offers many amenities that are above and beyond! The location is perfectly located near Wrightsville Beach and downtown, while there is even much to do in the immediate area
from South Carolina
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Stayed at this hotel and was very pleased, good service all around and nice amenities. There are restaurants and shopping within walking distance and the hotel is new and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful.
from Hillsborough, United States
Submitted on 07-09-2016
It was a pleasure to stay at this hotel. The room was clean and comfortable. The front desk and housekeeping staff was very helpful and courteous. The breakfast buffet was delicious and many choices available for any taste.
from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 08-09-2016
We were in the area for a wedding. Everyone that we had contact with from the front desk, maintenance and housekeeping were all very nice, helpful and professional. We were there during the remnants of a hurricane so we stayed in the hotel one full day. It was comfortable staying there and the staff at the front desk helped us find a pizza delivery place. It was a very clean hotel and we really enjoyed our stay.
from Greensboro, North Carolina
Submitted on 11-09-2016
The property was conveniently located with access to downtown Wimington and Wrightsville Beach. Excellent staff, clean rooms, nice pool and exercise faculty. Our suite was huge and they accommodated our request for a roll away. Can't wait to return! We traveled for Labor Day and the beach still did not feel overly crowded. Clear water, best waves and great sand!
from charlotte, United States
Submitted on 13-09-2016
The Hampton Inn looked as if it were new but I believe it was 4 years old. Everything was spotless and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The hot breakfast was delicious and plentiful. About half way between Front St and the beach.
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Jessica was so helpful an took her time to make sure I got the help I needed. As well as Steven and Annie. 5* all the way customer service with front desk and cleaning staff. They have a business center where you can get your work done an a printer which I needed with the the work I had to do. Their breakfast selection is delicious and always fully stocked. There's a pool and also a excercise room. They also have a washer and dryer so u can do your own laundry if need be. Outside patio for pe... Read more
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Stayed here for a conference and the staff went out of their way to give us insight in Wilmington and the surrounding places to go to. Indochene was a hit thanks guys! I would also recommend the Blue Asia as well.
from nc
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Hotel was clean and staff were very courteous. Room was spacious and very clean, with no unusual odors that some hotel rooms have. Bathroom was very clean. Enjoyed my stay and would recommend to others.
from Hemingway SC
Submitted on 30-09-2016
My daughter, granddaughter and I went to Wilmington for my daughter to take her RN boards and we were very satisfied with our overall experience. Staff was very helpful and friendly, rooms were exceptionally clean and breakfast was very good. I highly recommend this Hampton Inn.
Submitted on 04-10-2016
Second Stay here. Very nice hotel near UNCW but with quick access to Wrightsville Beach. The hotel is near many shopping centers in Wilmington and about 10 minutes Very near all shopping centers and only a few minutes from historical district.
from Bishopville, United States
Submitted on 06-10-2016
Traveling for business is often as stressful as business itself. Knowing that with this hotel everything from checking in to the amenities to, most importantly, the friendly professional staff are effortless and stress-free. I don't stay anywhere else.
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Obviously Hampton Inn is not a 5 star hotel but I give it 5 stars for exceeding my expectations. Rooms were very clean, beds comfortable, Neutrogena soaps, great free breakfast included free of charge and hotel staff super friendly. Would definitely stay there again if in area!
from Kure Beach, North Carolina
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Rates are usually among the lowest for comparable hotels in the area. Located near the university & I-40. Walk to restaurants: Texas Roadhouse, BWW & others. Good internet speed, friendly staff and clean rooms.