Port City Guest House

1511 Market St , Wilmington, NC 28401 USA (Show map)
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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. Pamper yourself in this beautiful home in the heart of the old mansion district where history has been in the making since colonial times. Each room has its own TV, work space and wi-fi. Our rooms offer a variety of styles from Chinese art to Southern Colonial elegance--each room is designed to give you the maximum comfort and enjoyment. Private baths are available with old world styling and modern day conveniences. There are laundry facilities located near the rooms for your use. Enjoy a complementary breakfast each morning cooked to order in the main dining room before you start your day of activities in our wonderful seaport town. Special dietary menus are available to accommodate our guests. From 3:00-5:00 p.m., you will find an array of delicious snacks in the main dining room.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

Port City AWESOME accommodations!

5 on July 10, 2017

What a pleasant experience! Our room was very comfortable, spacious and quiet. But the best part was the host, Sophie. She is very accommodating. Not only was the food plentiful and delicious but Sophie makes everyone feel like family no matter what time they come thru her door. As an example, i went downstairs to put an ice bag in the freezer at 7:30pm and ended up sitting at the dinning room table until 10:30pm engaged in lively conversations with Sophie and the other guests... and then more guests came in and they joined us too. It reminded me of years ago, when family would get together for the holidays and everyone would gather around the dinning room table and have a good time telling stories over lots of good food. This B&B is located on Market Street, very convenient to the Wilmington Riverwalk and many Historical sites. The service was excellent and continuous. The value was much more reasonable than staying at one of the mid-upper chain hotels and cleaner too. And the food was plentiful, fresh, and delicious. Sophie made homemade waffles, home made french toast, eggs, OJ, juice, coffee tea ,fruit, cookies, dessert, snacks, etc. She made sure we were well taken care of at all hours, not just during breakfast. We will definitely stay again!


You want to stay here!

5 on May 23, 2017

My husband, Airedale, and I stayed here while house hunting in Wilmington. You will never feel more at home than with Sophie. Who, by the way, is charming, gracious, and a fabulous cook to boot! Go on a diet beforehand so you are prepared for her delicious breakfasts and "happy hour" hors d'ouevres. Loved it so much we are returning next month!


Great stay

5 on March 14, 2017

Sophie is a great host and very friendly. She made my wife and I feel right at home.


Mom and Daughters getaway

4.6 on December 12, 2016

So, where do I begin on telling you how much My daughter and I enjoyed our stay at your Bed & Breakfast. From the time we walked in to the leaded crystal door and sat down for cheese and crackers until Sunday when we had a delish breakfast consisted of waffles with warm maple syrup crisp bacon and coffee with orange juice. . We enjoyed every moment of it and enjoyed so much you taking the time out of your busy day to sit down with us and chat a while. We will be back. Thank you Sophie for your Southern Hospitality !


Weekend in Wilmington

4.4 on October 13, 2016

We had the most lovely weekend stay with Sophie, she is absolutely the ultimate hostess. She greeted us when we arrived, had breakfast and coffee on the table every morning and invited us to wine and treat hour every afternoon. She was quick to give recommendations and tell us the history of Wilmington (and of the ghosts in the house). You can tell she loves hosting because she is fantastic at it. We stayed in one of the rooms towards the middle of the house and had no trouble sleeping, the bed was comfortable and no noises disturbed us. It was our first bed and breakfast experience, and is very much so an experience. Sophie definitely makes the experience!


Felt right at home.

4.0 on September 09, 2016

My stay at Port City was wonderful. The hospitality and breakfast was above what I had expected and we felt like we were staying with family.


Wonderful Stay at the Port City Guest House!

5 on August 04, 2016

Sophie was a wonderful host! We will be sure to stay with her again if we are back in town! Our dog loved it too!


Port City Guest house

5 on May 31, 2016

Outstanding, great location, wonderful, relaxing. Highly recommend this place. Very comfortable bed with high quality lines.


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


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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, 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

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wired internet

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, TV, 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
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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


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