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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, Wilmington

2.5-star2.5 stars
160 Van Campen BlvdWilmingtonNC28403United States of America

Wilmington hotel with outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great room
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, Wilmington

from $96
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (MOBILITY)
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking
  • Suite, Non Smoking (Imperial)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)
  • Room, Accessible, Bathtub (MOBILITY)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (MOBILITY)
  • Executive Suite, Non Smoking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 131 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
This property's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within 50 miles of the property will not be allowed to check in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1400
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • Video-game console
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features



  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, Wilmington’s small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Wilmington-University Ctr
  • Holiday Inn Express Wilmington-University Ctr


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, Wilmington


  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington - 23 min walk
  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Mayfaire Town Center - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Cape Fear Museum - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Ogden Park - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Bellamy Mansion Museum - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Burgwin-Wright House - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • New Hanover County Arboretum - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km

Getting around

  • Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 305 reviews

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, Wilmington
I'd stay again!
Maintenance guy was very helpful in looking for my wife's misplaced jacked - he had seen it outdoors but did not move it in case the owner came back to claim it. Very friendly staff. Hotel was excellent overall but with two minor negatives. First, in the morning we could hear music coming from outside the hotel. I thought it was coming from a car in the parking lot but my wife said it was coming from a nearby business. In either case, we didn't hear it until after about 9 AM so it was no big deal. Second, the bathtub spout dripped constantly. Fortunately the sound was inaudible outside the bathroom; but it did result in a little mineral buildup around the drain. The hotel is under renovation, floor by floor; so there is a good chance this will be taken care of shortly. PS - the bed was too high off the floor to suit my wife, but it was fine for me.
Steve, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, Wilmington
Mixed Experience
Hotel is being remodeled, so there needs to be some grace given for that. However, they called the morning of our stay because I have a local cell phone number and they do not rent to people who live within 50 miles. The woman who called was dead serious about this and informed me that I would have to have proof of residency when I checked in. No big deal, except that they waited until the DAY OF to inform us of this. If this is such an issue for this property, maybe they should inform people when they book? We checked in without issue, but this just rubbed me the wrong way and did not impart a welcome feeling as we traveled to the hotel... Also, we requested a sofa bed for our child - which was broken when we arrived. They quickly brought in a rollaway bed, but the spare bedding in the room was dirty. Now, the hotel did jump on these issues and make them right. So, I gave them a neutral rating - the issues never should have happened, but they did fix them promptly and offered hotel points for our trouble. HVAC was also very loud, but again they are in the process of remodeling. So, that may not be an issue for much longer. Honestly not sure where we will stay on our next trip.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, Wilmington
I went to Wilmington for my daughter's first outdoor collegiate track meet as a member of the UNCW Seahawks. Although the hotel was conducting renovations, my stay was great. The staff was amazingly polite, courteous and helpful. When we returned home, my youngest daughter (6yrs old) asked if we could go back to the hotel.
Nicole, us2 night trip
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, Wilmington
Better options await.
Very run down, no WiFi during our stay, lots of noise from neighbors could be heard in the wee hours
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, Wilmington
Very Good8.0
A pleasant stay.
Nice room. Good breakfast. All around a pleasant stay.
Waylen, us1 night trip

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