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
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

wonderful B&B located close to shopping & restaurants

5 on December 04, 2017

This was a very enjoyable weekend spent at C.W. Worth. Breakfast was delicious and Margie and Doug were delightful.

Absolutely Thrilled!

5 on September 21, 2017

We could not have been more satisfied with our stay at the C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast! Margi and Doug went above and beyond our expectations to make our first anniversary special and memorable. The multi-course breakfast was absolutely perfect, and the dining room conversation with other guests was equally enjoyable. We stayed in the Hibiscus Room, which included an antique queen bed with a memory foam mattress, a two-person whirlpool, and a table for two recessed in the corner turret of the beautiful Victorian home. The home is a short walk from Wilmington's vibrant downtown, where we enjoyed museums, delicious food and drink, shopping, and a scenic cruise on the Cape Fear River. On Sundays, don't forget to check out the Historic Downtown Wilmington Marketplace at Waterfront Park on S. Water St. between Market St. and Princess St. You'll find quality vendors and live music sponsored by the City of Wilmington. We cannot thank Margi and Doug enough for making our stay special. We plan to return to the C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast for many years to come. Don't forget to purchase commemorative C.W. Worth House coffee mugs to mark what will be a very special event! -M. and A. Brown

Splendid B&B

5 on July 29, 2017

My partner and I are frequent visitors to the Worth House, we are never disappointed. Beautiful home within walking distance of everything. Doug & Margi are extremely gracious and go above and beyond to make your stay exceptional. We are looking forward to our next visit! Michael and Michael

Great B&B in Wilmington, NC

4.2 on May 31, 2017

Centrally located. Comfortable and beautiful accomodations. Great antiques. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. The hosts Doug and Margi were outstanding.

Wonderful B&B. Wonderful Owners.

5 on May 22, 2017

From the moment I arrived at C.W. Worth House, I felt instantly welcomed by the owners Margi and Doug. Poor Doug had to drag my 50-pound suitcase up to the second floor to the lovely Azalea Room that I had booked. I was meeting my sister and her husband (who stayed in the Rose Suite) to celebrate the graduation of our nephew from UNC-W. Although he ended up not graduating, the owners STILL gave us the Teal Deal, a 10 percent discount on our stay. That was incredibly generous of them. The large Victorian home is filled with lovely antiques and feels incredibly warm and inviting. My room was spacious with lots of windows, a fireplace, TV, sunroom and renovated bathroom with a clawfoot tub. Conveniently located outside my door was a frig filled with all kinds of drinks and an area counter stuffed with snacks, coffee, tea and more. A very nice touch. In the late afternoon, Margi would bring out some refreshing white wine, which really hit the spot. Every morning, the two-course breakfast was cooked from scratch and incredibly delicious. It was definitely gourmet quality. We had muffins, fruit, frittatas, sausage casseroles, plenty of different juices and coffee. I know there was more, but I can't remember it all! Margi and Doug were a wealth of knowledge and gave some outstanding recommendations on local restaurants and shopping. I had such a great time and would highly recommend this B&B if you're looking for a lovely place to stay and owners who really go the extra mile for their guests.

CW Worth House Review

5 on March 28, 2017

A bunch of 7 quilters booked the entire home for a quilting retreat. Words cannot begin to express the amazing time we had at C.W. Worth B&B. It would be hard to find a better host/hostess than Margi and Doug. They were very personable, often sharing in our laughter and good times. The daily breakfast held mouth watering delights that you don't find at any restaurant. We plan to return again to enjoy not only the historic atmosphere of the home, but loved the warmth and love felt in the home.

Quilting Retreat

5 on March 27, 2017

Margi and Doug were the perfect hosts for our group's quilting retreat. We ate, talked, laughed, rested, and even sewed! Any request was promptly fulfilled and the hospitality was great! Rooms were large, comfortable, and quiet. Wonderful resting place for folks wanting to explore downtown Wilmington.

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

5 on February 23, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at C W Worth House. The house is very warm and inviting and the hosts are wonderful. They make you feel welcome. The rooms are clean and spacious. The atmosphere is relaxing and we will return again. Thank you for opening your house for us.

Outstanding weekend

4.0 on February 15, 2017

Well, I would have given Outstanding on the rating scale but for some reason it wouldn't let me click on the last dot. But is definitely exceeded my expectations!! We stayed in the Azalea Room and it by far is the best room in the house. The room temperature was just right. Everything was clean! Not to far from down town. Margi and Doug make awesome breakfast and great host's. We will be back again!!

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Louisiana Suite

Private bath with shower. $180 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: $180 - $180

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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Hot Deal

20% off Two Night Stay

Regular Rate: $388 now $310.40 (20% Savings:)

This last minute deal is valid for this weekend only. We have three rooms left. Please contact the inn directly at 1 9107628562 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday