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Port City Guest House

1511 Market St , Wilmington, NC 28401 USA (Show map)
4.7
168 Reviews
$150 - $150
per night

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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.

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Overall
4.7

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

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A great place to stay

4.8 on September 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this B & B for three nights recently and were delighted with our choice. We were the only guests at the time and our host, Sophie, couldn't have been more hospitable. Her house is beautiful and full of antique furniture, her breakfasts were superb and set us up for the day and the location of the house is an easy 30 minute walk to the downtown area and river, or a six dollar, plus tip, taxi ride. Sophie gave us a lift one night, rather than call a taxi for us, and told us to telephone when we wanted picking up. She also did very enticing afternoon tea and gave us chips and fruit for our onward journey. Most unusual in a B & B facility, and most welcome, was a laundry room for guest's use. Thank you Sophie for a very enjoyable stay. Barbara and Dave, Ireland


A wonderful experience!

4.8 on September 26, 2014

Good breakfast, a nice stroll to downtown and Sophie is a jewel!


weekend getaway

5 on September 21, 2014

Had a great time! Can't wait to come back! We would highly recommend this B&B!


Friendiest B&B in Wilmington!

5 on September 12, 2014

Great place to stay. The owner "Sophie" makes you feel right at home. The house is large, with two parlors and a dining room to hang out in besides your room. Located in a beautiful, historic neighborhood that makes for great walking if you like looking at old houses. Our son is a freshman at UNCW and we always stay at Port City Guesthouse. UNCW is a 10 min. drive. The water front is a 20 min. walk from B&B. B. Bethke APEX, NC


Gracious host and lovely b&b

5 on September 12, 2014

We needed a weekend away from kids and Sophie made it perfect.


Weekend Getaway

5 on September 08, 2014

We loved this place, Sophie and Chase too! The bedroom were clean, nicely furnished and homey. The living room and dining room were gorgeously furnished. Not only did the upstairs have a frig for guests but a washer and dryer too! Then there was the food... whatever you wanted for breakfast you got... and then some! Sophie is a fabulous cook and makes sure your wants and needs are filled, just like your stomach! We never ate lunch because we were always full from breakfast! The ambiance, conversation and other guests made us feel like we were "home!" Sophie, we will be back! Missed you the moment we walked out the door. This was the best!


Best B&B Ever

5 on September 08, 2014

I cannot say enough positive things about the Port City Guest House and Miss Sophie, the innkeeper. I made my reservation at this place due to it's location and character, but I will be returning because of Miss Sophie. The rooms were perfectly sized so you had enough room for everything. We brought our dog along and there was plenty of room for her in her crate. While only 1 bedroom has an en suite bathroom, the two other bathrooms that the guests shared were convenient and well-sized. The food she prepared was fantastic! I've never had waffles as good as the ones she made us the first morning. The next morning, she personally asked what we would like to have and had no problem making it for us. That was the first time I've ever had my pick of a breakfast menu at a B&B rather than the innkeeper selecting the menu. She would even have afternoon refreshments laid out in the eating are when we came back before dinner with water, tea, and wine. For anyone that is planning on traveling with their dog, this is the place to go. Wilmington is a very dog friendly location where many stores, restaurants and even bars will allow you to bring your dog in, but nobody is as dog friendly as the Port City Guest House. Miss Sophie even offered to take our dog outside if we were going to be gone for more than 4 hours. If you are looking for a place to stay in Wilmington, regardless of whether you want to stay downtown or not, the Port City Guest House is the place to go. It's only a short walk into the main downtown area and even then, Miss Sophie offered one of the guests a ride rather than see them pay for a cab. I know that the next time I'm in Wilmington, I'll be staying here again.


Sophie is the perfect Hostess!

5 on August 25, 2014

Amazing home, food and hospitality! We will be returning for years to come.


Sophie Rocks

5 on June 26, 2014

Had the opportunity to spend four days at Port City with my daughter on a mother/daughter getaway. It was one of the BEST vacations we have ever had. Sophie made sure that my daughter's first experience at a B & B would be awesome. She made us feel like we were staying in her home and fed us the most delicious, incredible and filling breakfasts. We can't wait to go back!


Port City Guest House Repeat Customer

5 on June 19, 2014

I would recommend anyone to stay at the Port City Guest House. The house is charming as is it's host. 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

Colonial Room

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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

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

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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


Deals

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Winter Special

Regular Rate: $150 now $120 (20% Savings:)

3 Nights @ only $120/night winter special. Best deal in town. No other discounts apply. Limited availability...Call today 910 762-1790 and request this special. (This special is subject to availability for this week only.)

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Details

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

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