Port City Guest House

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

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

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


Sophie and Port City are Wonderful

4.4 on September 21, 2015

We aren't big bed and breakfast people but had a lovely stay. The proprietor, Sophie is very friendly and extremely accommodating. She takes the attitude that her home is your home while you visit. Anything you need, she is quick to come to your assistance. Breakfast and snacks were more than we could expect. She gave us choices, which was very helpful since I have several dietary restrictions. If you like bed and breakfasts, we would definitely recommend you stay.


Best BnB in town!

5 on September 10, 2015

We were looking for a place to stay in Wilmington to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday which happened to fall on Labor Day Weekend. Many of the hotels were overpriced due to the holiday and several of the bed and breakfasts were filled. I came across Port City Guest House and knew immediately it was where we wanted to stay based off previous guests reviews. When I met Sophie the owner I felt like I was meeting a celebrity because so many of the reviews spoke of how wonderful she was and let me tell you she truly is wonderful. We have stayed in several bnbs and she is by far the most hospitaible owner we have experienced. Upon arrival I was greeted with a hug and from that moment on we became friends. The food was incredible and we enjoyed dining with the other guests. There are 4 rooms so our breakfast was intimate with 1 or 2 other couples depending upon the day. We throughly enjoyed our stay and will most definitely 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
  • 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, 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

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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
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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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Deals

Hot Deal

50% Off Sale (1 Night Req Price-2nd Night 1/2 Off)

Regular Rate: $300 now $225 (25% Savings:)

Best Deal in Wilmington. Book one night at regular price--and the second night is 1/2 off!!! Choose any room at this special 2-night rate. Call 910 762-1790 for reservations. Please contact the inn directly at 1 9107621790 to redeem this deal.

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