Port City Guest House

1511 Market St , Wilmington, NC 28401 USA (Show map)

About

The best breakfast in town featuring country ham, bacon, sausage, eggs, home-made waffles and plenty of seconds. Enjoy all the comforts of home in this 1922 home with queen size beds, private baths, lavish gardens, private parking--too many amenities to mention.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Felt Like Home

5 on May 19, 2016

This is a lovely house with a great old lived-in feel and is fresh, airy and incredibly comfortable. Our hostess, Sophie, is a delightful, energetic and very thoughtful lady who wined and dined us as we came and went. She is above and beyond in her gracious ways making it feel like a visit home.


Absolutely LOVED our stay

5 on May 16, 2016

We spent a fabulous birthday weekend in Wilmington at the Port City Guest House! The owner, Sophie Johnson, was incredibly warm, generous and made us feel like family! The house is beautifully decorated with several antiques, gorgeous furnishings and comfortable rooms throughout. The breakfast was amazing with an array of breakfast items to choose from each morning cooked to our perfection. Afternoon wine, cheese, meats and bread along with pleasant conversation on the large front porch was very relaxing. We stayed in the Green Room with its own bathroom. It was spacious, elegant and very cozy. We slept well both nights. Sophie surprised my husband with a birthday cake and we all sang Happy Birthday to him and enjoyed a huge slice with our guests. It was more than we had imagined and we were thankful for the true Southern Hospitality we received. Susan Divine


Sophie and Port City are Wonderful

4.4 on September 21, 2015

We aren't big bed and breakfast people but had a lovely stay. The proprietor, Sophie is very friendly and extremely accommodating. She takes the attitude that her home is your home while you visit. Anything you need, she is quick to come to your assistance. Breakfast and snacks were more than we could expect. She gave us choices, which was very helpful since I have several dietary restrictions. If you like bed and breakfasts, we would definitely recommend you stay.


Best BnB in town!

5 on September 10, 2015

We were looking for a place to stay in Wilmington to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday which happened to fall on Labor Day Weekend. Many of the hotels were overpriced due to the holiday and several of the bed and breakfasts were filled. I came across Port City Guest House and knew immediately it was where we wanted to stay based off previous guests reviews. When I met Sophie the owner I felt like I was meeting a celebrity because so many of the reviews spoke of how wonderful she was and let me tell you she truly is wonderful. We have stayed in several bnbs and she is by far the most hospitaible owner we have experienced. Upon arrival I was greeted with a hug and from that moment on we became friends. The food was incredible and we enjoyed dining with the other guests. There are 4 rooms so our breakfast was intimate with 1 or 2 other couples depending upon the day. We throughly enjoyed our stay and will most definitely be back.


Port City Guesthouse. Wilmington, NC

5 on September 03, 2015

Great B&B. Beautiful, old house in historic district. The owner Sophie very laid-back - totally relaxing experience.


Beautiful Rooms, Great Location, Incredible Host!

5 on July 30, 2015

My wife and I visited Wilmington the 2nd week of July and stayed at the Port City Guest House. There is no way the rooms could disappoint. What you see is what you get. They're beautiful. Sophie, the owner of the inn is wonderful, is a real treat. When the term "southern hospitality" was coined, they had Sophie in mind. Sophie is extraordinarily gracious and generous, she certainly loves her job and the guests she serves. Highly recommended.


Wonderful Stay

4.8 on July 04, 2015

Sophie is the greatest! Every morning starts with meal that is made to perfection. The house is beautiful and convenient to downtown attractions. My husband and I spent our anniversary week at the Port City Guest House in the Green room. The only complaint we had, we were so full from breakfast we had to skip lunch. Haha, a must stay in Wilmington, NC.


A Wonderful Experience !!!!!!

4.6 on June 08, 2015

I surprised my husband with a trip to Wilmington for his birthday. We stayed at the Port City Guest House (B&B). This is a GREAT place to stay, Sophie was the most amazing hostess! Upon my husband and I arrival, she had a birthday cake, a card and a plate of home cooked salmon patties (Melt in your mouth) to welcome us and to wish my husband a Happy Birthday. She makes you feel very comfortable and right at home the moment you walk through her doors.. Her house is beautiful, clean and the rooms are a nice size. Sophie is an excellent cook, her breakfasts were mouth watering and made to order with many choices! She made sure you didn't leave her home unsatisfied or hungry. Sophie is very knowledgeable about restaurants and different activities/entertainment in Wilmington. Her house is located in the Historic District and is an easy 10 minute drive to the downtown area and riverfront. Sophie we will be back for another stay very soon and thank you very much for an wonderful experience and an enjoyable stay. The Alexanders


A wonderful vacation!

4.8 on June 02, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a week following a family member's wedding. Sophie is a wonderful hostess and excellent cook! The house is amazing, incredibly comfortable and close to everything. Love the off street parking. We are already planning our return trip! Don't forget to visit with Chase!


Best weekend away we've had ¿¿!

5 on April 26, 2015

Sophie was the most amazing Madame Curator! Her hospitality, warm demeanor, and unwavering commitment to her guests was truly aw-inspiring. The room was very large, with an attached bath, complete with a fireplace (didn't use it but it added to the overal feel of the room). The house is a large Colonial, complete with high ceilings and classic decor. The breakfast was impressive--to say the least. It is made to order, and so many choices! Eggs and bacon with toast, and then waffles with homemade whip cream the next day (with more eggs). We felt as though Sophie really cared that our stay was amazing. And it was! We will be back.


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Rooms & Rates

Green Room

Large queen size bed with lounge chair, adjoining bath, telephone, high-quality lines and bedding--pefect for lounging or just stretching out.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Colonial Room

Colonial Room has queen size bed, large couch and side chair, telephone, TV, high-quality linens and bedding.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Oriental Room

Oriental room with queen size bed, telephone, TV, high-quality lines and bedding, desk w/chair and additional lounging chair.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Blue Room

The Blue Room is one of our favorite rooms. Overlooking the rear back gardens, this room is comfortable and cozy...perfect for the young-at-heart.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

12 miles to the beach, Airport, City, Downtown

Airport

Wilmington, NC (ILM-New Hanover County) 4 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes $20 per child/per night fee.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $20.00 per pet/per night fee. ONE pet only.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: 7 days otherwise will be charged to credt card

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sophie Johnson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gardening, Cooking, Movies, Dancing

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

, Wine/cheese 5-6:00pm


Signature Dish

Various Deserts
Key lime pies, baklava and other treats available