Graystone Inn

100 S Third Street , Wilmington, NC 28401 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


AAA FOUR DIAMOND Property. Named "One Of Americas Top 10 Most Romantic Inns", by American Historic Inns, under new ownership and completely remodeled, this palatial mansion, built in 1906, is one of the most imposing structures downtown and a historic landmark. exquisite garden and terraces provide a relaxing atmosphere. The Inn is offering a Midweek Romantic Escape Package. It includes two nights accommodations, dinner at one of Wilmington's finest restaurants, champagne in your room, and a gourmet breakfast. Also offered are Golf packages. Two nights stay, a round of golf for two at one of Southeast North Carolina's finest courses, champagne and the gourmet breakfast. Downtown Wilmington's myriad attractions, shopping and restaurants are all within easy, safe walking distance.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

One Romantic Night

4.2 on September 30, 2013

Would return for a longer stay with spectacular accommodations, great restaurants within walking distance, and the beaches minutes away.


4.6 on July 22, 2013

We stayed here in May - this is long overdue. This beautiful home is run by two gracious and helpful hosts. The rooms are historic, clean and quiet. And, the breakfasts are delicious. All in all, a great stay. M&E, CT

Wonerful Stay

5 on July 21, 2013

The Graystone Inn was far beyond our expectations and we were expecting a great experience! Rick the Owner/Innkeeper and his staff was so nice and helpful to us with our stay over the three days that we were there. The evening wine reception and the surroundongs inside and outside were remarkable. We'll never forget the surperb breakfast, We enjoyed coffee on the veranda each morning. We highly recommend it as a MUST STAY for everyone who stays at B&B"s. Thanks for our stay that we'll never forget and hope to visit soon! Jim and Sandy Gallatin TN

Great Inn, great location, great service!

5 on April 29, 2013

Stayed at the Graystone Inn for 3 nights. Really enjoyed our stay. Richard was very friendly, provided great service and all around made our stay fantastic. And, to top it off, provided gluten free breakfast made special for my wife. No worries at all. Location can't be beat - easy walking distance to downtown Wilmington and all you'd want to do. We were there for the NC Azalea Festival - great time, and got to tour several historic homes (all within walking distance).

No Heat at the Inn

1.6 on March 31, 2013

We spent two nights at the Graystone Inn this past weekend. When we arrived at 4 p.m., the heat in our room was on (steam radiatiors). The heat went off automatically fter an hour. We called down to reception and were told that the heat would come on again sometime later. We were out for dinner and when we returned at 11 p.m., the room was ice cold. There was no heat again all night. The next morning, there wasn't any heat either. We left a note at the reception on Saturday afternoon, asking for the heat to be turned on. It was on for an hour around 4 p.m. that afternoon, and again for another hour around 9p.m. that evening. After that, we had no more heat. Wilmington was very cold this weekend, and we were both very cold all night.

June 2011

4.8 on November 02, 2011

Everything was great at this B&B. The only minor drawback was the absence of parking on the property, and the very limited on street parking near the B&B.

Sept 2010

4.8 on September 30, 2010

What a fabulous home!! Won't need to visit any plantation manor houses if you stay here. We had a very spacious room with all the amenities you could need. The staff was very friendly and helpful and Rich was charming. Breakfast was very good. Will stay again on our next trip through Wilmington. D & K Ohio

Truly the most romantic getaway

4.0 on October 05, 2009

Angel & I chose to spend our 40th anniversary weekend at the Graystone Inn, and had the distinct pleasure of meeting Richard and Marcia. Truly, the photos do not do this Inn justice, as once you are there, amid the incredible architecture, sheer size and unusual, tastful furnishings, you feel as though you have stepped back in time, into old Wilmington and reliving a part of history. We stayed in the Bridger's room which was a genuine treat and it was bittersweet checking out, taking some comfort in the fact that we absolutely will return to visit again. Oh - make certain you save room for breakfast (don't miss it) as the food is unbelievable and the ambiance and friendships developed at the immense dining room table will become treasured memories. Graystone is unique in many ways - don't hesitate to book this exquisite B&B. -walt & angel

great experience

5 on September 13, 2009

we enjoyed our stay at the graystone is very elegant, the staff is friendly and helpful.we liked to talk to the innkeepers and loved the wonderful breakfast.

The Perfect Bed and Breakfast

5 on January 04, 2009

The Graystone Inn far exceeded our expectations. The rooms were gorgeous! Not only did we love the room we stayed in, but all of the downstairs rooms were exquisite, too. The library was our favorite. The breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed the opportunity to meet other guests at the Inn. We will definitely be back! A note to potential guests, we did the Mid-Week Romantic Getaway package, which included dinner at a local restaurant. We chose Deluxe and it was one of the best meals we have ever had.

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Rooms & Rates

The St. James Bedroom

This front corner room overlooks the front gardens. The room is decorated in a gold and green color scheme and features a leather sleigh bed, fireplace, an antique dressing table and large walnut armoire. The bath has a Victorian clawfoot soaking tub with shower and set of robes for two.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

The Bellamy Jr. Suite

Located on the very private third floor, the elegant Bellamy Jr. Suite is beautifully decorated in subtle yellow and green and appointed with period furnishings. A king size bed and fireplace with built in side window seats make this one of the premier rooms at the inn. The elegant bathroom includes a set of robes, and a champagne tub and a walk-in shower with glass walls, both built for two. The Bellamy Jr. Suite is the perfect choice for a honeymoon, anniversary, or a surprise romantic get-a-way with someone special.

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

Nightly Rate: $279 - $379

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Location Type

Historic District, Downtown

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Radio, Wedding Facilities , WiFi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Veranda
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night minimum weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: all reservations to be guaranteed by credit card.
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Richard and Marcia Moore

Languages spoken

Limited German, Limited Italian, English

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat

Signature Dish

At the Graystone Inn, every day begins with a delicious breakfast in our English Manor-style dining room. Guests are greeted by soft music and candlelight as they walk down the renaissance staircase to breakfast. The Graystone has its own custom blend of locally roasted coffee, and chilled juices ready for guests to start the day. Homemade breads, muffins, pastries, and fresh fruit and yogurt are available for guests to savor while a full, hot, plated breakfast is freshly prepared. The main dish is chef's choice and varies daily. Local favorites include dishes such as Eggs Benedict, Blueberry Johnny Cakes, the Inn's famous Key Lime Stuffed French Toast, Ginger Pear Pancakes, and assorted frittatas and quiches with savory hams and sausages. The Graystone Inn is always glad to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and diabetic diets with at least two days advance notice of such dietary restrictions. Just let us know when you make your reservation, and we will specially prepare a breakfast that will give you the energy to explore Wilmington and the Cape Fear area. A Continental breakfast with a sideboard buffet including juice, cereal, milk, fresh fruit and sweets, is served between 8:30 and 10:00 and a full cooked breakfast is served between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Coffee, tea, beverages and snacks are available any time in the inn's beverage center located on the first floor.

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