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Port City Guest House

Wilmington, NC 28401 USA (Show map)
161 Reviews
$124 - $139
per night

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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.

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

Nightly Rate: $0-$139

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

Nightly Rate: $0-$129

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

Nightly Rate: $0-$134

Blue Room

The Blue Room has a double size bed, TV, high-quality linens and bedding, antique furniture, and overlooks the back gardens.

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

Nightly Rate: $0-$124

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.9

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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.

Like going home!!

5 on June 01, 2014

Me and my Wife took a few days off the celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. This was our 1st Bed & Breakfast and oh how we made a wonderful choice! Sophie is a treasure and so much like a mother who just wants to make sure everything is perfect for you. And the cooking? Down home great breakfast from a healthy fruit selection to the best sausage gravy and cheese biscuits you'll ever eat. The only time I've gone somewhere for a few days and hated leaving. Thanks for the great conversation and hospitality Sophie!! Tell Chase we miss him!!! Forest & Joni Alford Smithfield NC

Our First B&B Experience

5 on April 21, 2014

We are just leaving The Port City Guesthouse, and words cannot express how wonderful an experience it was. Sophie is nothing shy of amazing, and an incredible cook! Her spirit is beautiful which only adds to the home. If you are looking to try something different from your mainstream hotels, this is it! We enjoyed our mini honeymoon and will definitely will be back to visit. Loved it!

Don't accept the Carriage House without a thorough look at bed and mattress

2.8 on April 20, 2014

We stayed April 12, 2014. We had reserved the Green room and our friends reserved another. We were offered a "upgrade" to the Carriage Room, while our friends were moved to the Green Room. They were happy with the room overall however the Carriage Room was sub-standard. Tha mattress was set up sort of on a home made temporary frame, and the mattress sunk in the middle with no box spring. The air conditioner was broken. All that led us to loose a nights sleep and leave the following morning. As far as I could tell the other rooms looked ok and the hostess was very gracious and refunded the unused night without hesitation. The food and snacks were above average. Breakfast was very good. Some homemade goodies were mixd in, like jelly and fresh oj. I understand the Green Room had the only in room private bath. I wouldn't do it any other way. Unfortunately however, I can't recommend. :-(

Pet Friendly Home away from Home

5 on March 23, 2014

This place was great. Sophie is super nice and a great cook. My girlfriend and I stayed for 2 nights and we were greeted with an array of much needed snacks and wine upon arrival, after which we chatted with Sophie for a while about the town. She was extremely welcoming and made us feel like we lived in there while we stayed. She even offered to pick us up from downtown Wilmington if we didn't want to walk back and walk our dog for us if we were gone for too long. Breakfast was delicious both mornings, ready for us when we got up. I would definitely stay here again if back in the Wilmington area.

Amazing B&B experience

4.6 on March 23, 2014

We had an amazing stay at Port City Guest House. Sophie was great, and definitely knows how to feed you! Afternoon wine and snack was a great touch. It is also pet friendly, so we were able to bring our small dog with us!


4.8 on December 11, 2013

This was the perfect getaway for our anniversary! Sophie was so sweet! The food was AMAZING! And she even served snacks and wine! It was perfect and the location had a lot of options for activity! Over all it was a great experience and we hope to go back!

Wonderful food, beautiful house

5 on October 17, 2013

We had a delightful visit, Sophie is very entertaining and gracious.

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Location Type

12 miles to the beach, Airport, City, Downtown


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

Bed and Breakfast, Private Home 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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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: $15 per child/per night fee.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited $15.00 per pet/per night fee. ONE pet only.

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required
  • Cancellations: 5 days otherwise $139 will be charged to credt card



Sophie Johnson

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Dog

About the innkeepers

Gardening, Cooking, Movies, Dancing

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  • 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


Hot Deal

Summer Special

Regular Rate: $139 now $111 (20% Savings:)

3 Nights @ only $111/night Summer 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 Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $100 gift card with a $350+ purchase