C. W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast

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


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. Your hosts prepare a two course, full breakfast each morning which is served in the dining room by candlelight. Stroll along the mile and three quarter long river walk and enjoy our thriving downtown and historic riverfront. There are river tours and many 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. In the evening enjoy live music or live theatre within walking distance of the inn. Your hosts will have a calendar of events at the front desk.



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

Stay at CW Worth House April 14 to 17, 2016

5 on April 18, 2016

This is about the eighth time within the last 10 years that we have stayed at the CW Worth House. Margi and Doug are fantastic hosts and so friendly The rooms are always clean and the breakfasts are delicious! Margi is very knowledgeable as the where the "action" is i.e. art shows, theater, day and evening venues as well as letting you know where those delicious restaurants are located. We have always enjoyed ourselves and it is our "go to" place for vacationing in Wilmington and just relaxing.

Great place to stay!

5 on March 21, 2016

We went here for our one year anniversary and my wife and I had an amazing time at the C.W. Worth House. Despite us arriving a little past our check-in time, the innkeepers were extremely nice and even offered us two glasses of wine for free! The room was great as well and very clean. Breakfast in the morning was very good and you could tell them put time into cooking it. I would highly recommend this place for the next stay in Willmington!

Wonderful B&B! Wonderful Innkeepers!! Great Location!

5 on August 22, 2015

Stayed in Garden Room (3rd floor) & Louisiana Suite (2nd floor). Rooms were clean, beds VERY comfortable, bathroom showers worked great. Mini-fridges on both floors stocked w/water, soda; snacks always there. Delicious breakfasts--started with fresh fruit dish, home-made muffin, then main course. Nicest Innkeepers--Margi & Doug--kept us posted of daily happenings. Great location--walk to RiverWalk, Hist. Dist.

Bill & Betsy stay at C?W. WorthHouse.

5 on July 08, 2015

We had a fantastic stay at C. W. WorthHouse oer the 4th of July weekend. The hospitality was incredible. The Room was very, very nice, comfortable and spacious. Breakfasts were healthy and very, very tasty. We will definitley return again. We met several guests that had stayed previously, we now understand why.

Last Minute Getaway

4.2 on April 02, 2015

Great friendly service from check in to check-out. Great location, great creative breakfast meals, nice little walk way behind the home.Great 3rd floor relaxation area, each room is uniquely decorated to match the Victorian history. Thank you, will be back in the near future! Please keep the Louisana Suite available....

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Louisiana Suite

Private bath with shower. $174 plus tax. This large room with blue toile wallpaper includes a king bed, decorative fireplace, 32″ flat panel TV/DVD, a couch/sleep sofa for a third person (extra charge $20) and private bath with shower. This is a large room with a king-size bed and sitting area.

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

Nightly Rate: $174 - $174

Azalea Suite

$194 plus tax. A room in a turret – that is the Azalea Suite. The king plantation bed is surrounded by the curve of the windows in the large turret, 32″ flat panel TV, decorative fireplace. The private sitting room features antique wicker; the bath has a claw foot tub with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $194 - $194

Hibiscus Room

$194 plus tax. In addition to the cozy turret nook with a table for two, this room boasts a two-person whirlpool to complement the romantic Victorian setting. An antique queen bed, Victorian love seat and decorative fireplace provide a tranquil getaway.

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

Nightly Rate: $194 - $194

Rose Suite

$194 plus tax. The romance of another era abounds in this spacious suite, which is the original master bedroom, that features a king four-poster bed, reading nook, decorative fireplace, private sitting room with a table for two and attached bath with a walk-in shower and 6ft claw footed tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $194 - $194

Jasmine Room

$164 plus tax. Enjoy a quiet hideaway in this cozy retreat with a queen four-poster bed, 24″ flat panel TV, desk 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 bed, 28″ flat panel “Smart” TV, desk and sitting area. Private bath with shower. $164 plus tax (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 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.)$154 plus tax.

  • 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

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, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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 date 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

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.

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