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C. W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast

412 South 3rd Street , Wilmington, NC 28401 USA (Show map)
81 Reviews
$154 - $194
per night

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The C. W. Worth House Bed & Breakfast is known for it's striking Queen Anne architecture, romantic atmosphere and gardens. Your hosts greet you warmly and make you feel at home and provide insider tips about what to see and do in town. This elegantly restored, gracious and comfortable home has seven guestrooms with private baths (one with whirlpool) and central heat and air conditioning. There are three comfortable sitting rooms so guests have plenty of room to spread out and relax. A stroll through the historic district leads to riverfront shops, antiques stores and casual or fine dining. Tour historic homes, visit museums and galleries or take a horse and carriage ride through the historic district. Some of the Carolina's finest golf and beaches are just 20 minutes away.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Second stay even better!

5 on November 20, 2014

The first stay was with my daughter while we were visiting different universities. I enjoyed it so much I brought my wife back for another stay. Very comfortable and surprisingly entertaining. Also enjoyed interaction with other guests. French toast was amazing too.

Great B&B

5 on June 02, 2014

This was a wonderful choice for our stay in Wilmington. Easy walking distance to waterfront as well as historic homes. Margi and Doug are excellent hosts and serve an excellent breakfast. Our room was spacious and appreciated the available snacks and drinks in the hallway. The rooms and house are well decorated. Hope to return to Wilmington and definitely will stay here. Herb and Lorna

Innkeeper Response
Thanks Herb & Lorna for your kudos. If you ever get back down this way from Ohio please come back and see us! Thanks again. Margi & Doug

Firm Retreat

5 on May 10, 2014

Our CPA partner group was looking for a quiet comfortable place to hold our retreat. At various times we met in the living room, front porch and under shade tree in beautiful back yard. Great location, walking distance to Wilmington River Front with great restaurants.

Classic B&B in Wilmington, NC

5 on February 16, 2014

A traditional B&B experience done well. Located in a genuinely historic area near a restored waterfront filled with interesting restaurants and shops, all within easy walking distance. The hosts are engaging and helpful. Breakfast was wonderful. Chatting with the other guests was a treat. Well worth the drive from Charlotte. Highly recommended.

Wonderful B&B!

5 on August 05, 2013

My husband and I had a very enjoyable mid-week stay at the Worth House B&B. The innkeepers are gracious hosts and their beautiful Victorian home with verandas and gardens provide a relaxing atmosphere both inside and out. The rooms are clean and spacious with private baths and lounging areas. Breakfast was delicious and truly filling - no need for lunch that day! The location is an easy stroll down tree lined streets to the riverfront, downtown shops and restaurants.

A great short visit

4.6 on August 02, 2013

Doug and Margi were amazing. They were both very helpful and accommodating. The other guests made the visit that much more enjoyable. It was a fun quick trip to Wilmington. I hope to do it again in the future.

Really great B&B in Wilmington, NC

5 on July 08, 2013

My wife and I had the wonderful privilege of staying with Margi and Doug Erickson on two occasions in one week. We spent the 4th of July night with them and returned from a side trip to Frying Pan Tower ( on July 7th. Every facet of their operation is 100% perfect. From the warm, by name, greeting upon arrival, to the perfectly clean and beautifully decorated rooms, to the great breakfast, this place was fantastic. We had some special requests due to this side trip and they accommodated us completely. They went out of their way, though this may be normal for them, to make sure our slightly strange needs were met. I cannot more highly recommend C. W. Worth House if you want a perfect experience at a Bed and Breakfast in Wilmington, NC. The reviews about C. W. Worth House cannot be wrong... and that is how we found them. Way to go Margi and Doug! We can't wait to come back!

Wedding weekend made perfect!

5 on June 10, 2013

As a Wilmington bride who was getting married in the downtown area, I wanted the perfect place to have my "getting ready" photos and the perfect room for my first night of marriage! I was so happy to find the CW Worth House. It is a gorgeous home with two fantastic innkeepers who when out of their way to make sure my wedding day was perfect!! I sincerely recommend the CW Worth House for any couple looking for a romantic getaway in downtown Wilmington or even another bride looking for a vintage feel the morning of their wedding. Thank you again, Doug and Margi!

My 60th birthday

5 on February 04, 2013

I booked all seven rooms for two nights in December to celebrate my 60th birthday with friends and family. It was our second time at the CW Worth House. It could not have been more perfect. It is a beautiful house. The owners are such nice people and it was the best birthday I have ever had.

Innkeeper Response
Why thank you so much for the kudos. Your group was a great bunch of people and definitely enjoyed celebrating your birthday. What a great idea!

Meets discriminating expectations

3.0 on January 16, 2013

My wife and I expect high level of accomodation and CW Worth met those very well. The room was confortable, clean and cosy. Everything we needed was provided including a nice variety of snacks and drinks (including evening wine). We don't watch TV and didn't notice the lack of one until the next day. Breakfast was very good and the breakfast company was entertaining (which may have been just lucky). The on street parking might pose a problem, but we had no difficulty parking right in front. Charming house in a charming city.

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Rooms & Rates

Louisiana Suite

This is a large room with a king-size bed, sitting area, decorative fireplace and TV/VCR and includes a couch/sleep sofa that can accommodate a third person. The charge for an extra person in the room is $20. Private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $174 - $174

Azalea Suite

A room in a turret--that is the Azalea Suite. The king-size plantation bed is surrounded by the curve of the bay windows in the large turret. A decorative fireplace adds to the ambiance. The private glass enclosed sunroom features antique wicker. The bathroom has a claw foot tub with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $174 - $174

Hibiscus Room

In addition to the cozy turret nook with a table for two, this room boasts a whirlpool for two to complement the romantic Victorian setting. An antique queen-size bed, Victorian loveseat and decorative fireplace provide a transquil getaway.

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

Nightly Rate: $194 - $194

Rose Suite

The romance of another era abounds in this spacious suite that includes a bedroom with king-size four poster bed, corner reading nook with loveseat, decorative fireplace, private glass enclosed sunroom with table for two and a large bathroom with 6 foot claw foot tub and separate shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $194 - $194

Jasmine Room

Enjoy a quiet hideaway in this cozy retreat with a queen four poster Rice bed, desk, 19" flat-panel TV and sitting area. Private bath with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $164 - $164


Wake up to a sunny Carolina morning in this comfortable room which offers a king size bed, desk and sitting area. Private bath with shower. (Not recommended for those over 6 foot tall because of bathroom ceiling).

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

Nightly Rate: $164 - $164

Turret Room

A unique room featured in the third level of the front large turret. This room has a charming ornate iron queen size bed and a separate sitting room with a desk and comfortable chairs. Private bath with shower. (Not recommended for those over 6 foot tall because of ceiling height in bathroom.)

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

Nightly Rate: $154 - $154

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Location Type



Wilmington, NC (ILM-New Hanover County) 05 miles

Directions to property:

From Raleigh/Triangle Area, take I40 east to where it ends and turns into highway 132 (College Road) Proceed to the second traffic light and turn right for highway 74 to Downtown. Follow to end and bear left onto North Third Street. Proceed to South Third Street (cross Market Street) and The C. W. Worth House is on the right hand side #412 (4 1/2 blocks from Market Street). Call Inn for other directions or see website for further directions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Night life, Ocean, North Carolina Battleship Museum, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington Water Tours, Screen Gems Film Studio Tours, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Guest Refrigerator Available, Coffee/Tea Facilities Available, Sound Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Walking Tours, Trolley Tour, Boat Tours, Museums, Historic House Tours, Horse Drawn Carriage Tour, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two nights required on weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation must be made seven days prior to arrival in order to avoid charge for one night.



Margi & Doug Erickson

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About the innkeepers

Margi loves to cook and entertain...Doug does all the fix-it stuff at the inn and keeps the guests laughing.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 weekdays 9:00 weekends
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Banana Pecan-Upside Down Pancake
Ingredients Include: butter, Maple Syrup, bananas, toasted pecans, your favorite pancake mix (we like Bisquick buttermilk), pure vanilla extract



Special Package

Romantic Rendezvous

Celebrate your special occasion at C.W. Worth House. A two night stay in one of our luxurious suites with a chilled bottle of champagne in your room upon arrival. A gourmet breakfast is included each morning. Two tickets for a horse and carriage ride through downtown Historic Wilmington. In addition, we will gladly make dinner reservations for you at one of Wilmington's fine dining restaurants as well as order flowers for your special occasion. Available weekends through December Excluding Holidays $400 per couple plus tax.

Just Add Water

This package includes a two night stay at C.W. Worth House for two and tickets for a two hour Sunset Cruise or a two hour Black Water Cruise on board Wilmington Water Tours fast cat tour boat "The Wilmington". $400/per couple plus tax. Ask or the "Just Add Water" package. This package must be requested at the time of reservation and cannot be combined with any other special, discount, or gift certificate.

Third Night Half Price

Stay at C.W. Worth House for three nights Sunday through Thursday and get the third night at half price. Cannot be combined with any other offers or gift certificates.

Military Rate (active duty)

C.W. Worth House appreciates our military personnel here and abroad. We offer a 10% discount to ALL Active Duty Military All the time. Thank You for All You Do.

Elopement Package

Choosing the right venue for an elopement, like any wedding, takes much consideration. For an affordable elopement package in beautiful Wilmington, NC, choose C.W. Worth House B&B. Your “Tie the Knot” package will include an intimate ceremony in our Victorian Parlor with a wedding officiant, bouquet for the bride, boutonniere for the groom and champagne and cake celebration following. Then plan your two night stay in our romantic Rose suite or Hibiscus Room with jetted tub and a full breakfast included each morning. This package includes the venue, minister, witnesses (if needed), flowers, the champagne toast and cake for up to 12 guests and a two night stay for the bride and groom. $1100 inclusive of taxes. Capture your wedding memories with an hour long professional photo shoot including 10 photos for $150. Please note, in order for us to create a very special event for you we ask for 30 days notice.

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412 South 3rd Street , Wilmington, NC 28401 USA (Show map)

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