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 room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Authentic B&B with Gracious Hosts

4.4 on January 30, 2017

The B&B owners, Margi and Doug, were gracious hosts who were every accommodating. The property is in the historical district/residential neighborhood within walking distance to downtown, restaurants and the riverfront. The bedroom, with a fireplace, was spacious and comfortable. My only regret was not being able to use the nicely landscaped courtyard due to the seasonal weather. Be sure to sample the delicious homemade muffins for breakfast. Highly recommend staying at this B&B to experience true Wilmington hospitality.

Amazing hidden jewel of Wilmington best bed and breakfast in town

5 on January 29, 2017

The Worth house is a hidden gem in historical Wilmington nc. The house was once the capital and then a boardind house now its a quaint bed and breakfast. We decided this year we wanted to take a staycation in our own town for new years eve. I own a limousine and vintage car service and had been invited to place one of my vehicles into a local brewery within walking distance to the house for new years. From first contact Doug and Margi were exceptional hosts. They helped carry our bags to our suite and checked on us and made us feel like family during our stay. We were invited down stairs to sit and chat and enjoy a glass of champagne and snacks. They are a wealth of local knowledge. The house is immaculately taken care of and decorated I enjoyed walking thru the rooms looking at the bits of history and antiques. The rooms are well apointed and every detail is thought of from complementary snacks and drinks to soft comfy linens and towls. The breakfast is hand prepared with the freashest ingredients. Fresh fruit and amazing coffee. I highly recommend staying here and look forward to staying here again.

A Wonderful Weekend

5 on October 03, 2016

We spent 2 nights at C.W. Worth house this past weekend. We had a wonderful stay there. The owners were on top of all the current happenings. They were super friendly. The house was immaculate and gorgeous. Our room was well appointed and there was a snack area available to all with sundry bags of snacks, sodas and waters. They provided magazines, books and menus of all the nearby restaurants and attractions. It was a perfect place to stay for our first visit to Wilmington NC. The breakfast was very good and since I am Gluten Free they met my needs with no problems. A must stay.

Wonderful House, Location and Hosts!!

5 on September 01, 2016

Our stay at the Worth House has always been exceptional! The house is beautiful, close to downtown river walk with restaurants and river rides and sunsets. The house and rooms are beautiful and spacious. The hosts are friendly and go out of their way to accommodate guests with anything needed. The breakfasts in the morning are always well prepared with the finest, local food and everything is delicious! The beautiful beaches are so close, I miss it there already! We had a wonderful time there again this summer and I hope to go back there soon!

Weekend Away

5 on July 20, 2016

Had a most wonderful stay. The breakfast was delicious and varied. Close to everything. Great dining in the area. Property in great condition for it's age. Will come again. Barry & Sandy, retired innkeepers.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you Barry and Sandy for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Absolutely Wonderful!

5 on June 21, 2016

From the minute Margi and Doug greeted me at the door to the moment I left to go back home, my stay at the C.W. Worth House was wonderful. Not only is this house a place to sleep but it is a trip back in time. The house is filled with antiques and beautiful furniture. Margi and Doug, the owners, have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. I loved how they had water, drinks, and snacks in the common areas. The little things like chocolates in the room and a sound machine on the nightstand really shows how they put a lot of thought into their guests' comfort. The breakfast each morning was homemade and delicious. The coffee was incredible! I felt right at home while staying in this beautiful historic home. I will definitely stay here again.

Wedding at C W Worth House

5 on June 19, 2016

My fianc'ee and I had a small wedding at the C W Worth House in Wilmington, NC. Margi and Doug's wedding package exceeded our expectations. The atmosphere and hospitality made our day so special. We started the day with a cup of coffee relaxing on the front porch, followed by a great breakfast. Later in the afternoon we had our wedding ceremony. We were able to enjoy our wedding day stress free. Margi took care of all the details all we had to do was show up.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! It was our pleasure to assist and participate with you in your wedding ceremony and wish you much happiness. We hope to see you again for your anniversary!

Highly Recommend

5 on May 06, 2016

We live locally and love to stay for a weekend get-away. Beautiful historic Victorian home, very comfortable, delicious breakfasts, hosts are friendly, extremely accommodating and always fill us in on fun events going on, great places to eat and visit. We always enjoy the beautiful gardens. C&N

Innkeeper Response
Thank you C&N for taking the time to leave a review. We feel it is helpful for others to make informed decisions. People love to hear what others have experienced. We look forward to seeing you again. Margi & Doug

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kudos. We are honored when guests come back, especially again and again. Thanks for sharing your experience with others. Margi & Doug

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!

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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

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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.
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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


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