Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, an

160 Van Campen Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403 United States (USA) near Exit 420b a on I-40 (~2.6mi)
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2.0 Star Property
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4.0/5

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast available
  • Avg. Group Discount of 59.1%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • 131 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Check out: 12noon
  • Hotel has a green policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 5 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

We are centrally located 7 miles from Wrightsville Beach and 5 miles from the Historic Riverfront.

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Had a good experience overall."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Our overall visit was good but there are some areas that need improvement. 1. Lamps did not have lightbulbs. 2. Not enough wall outlets. 3. No USB ports in the lamps. Get new lamps. 4. The time was wrong on the microwave and the alarm clock. 5. Not enough pillows in the king room. 6. No bathmat next to the tub. 7. The entire tub area and the tab needed to be caulked. The staff was super friendly though and the breakfast was nice too.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 18 to Sun Sep 19 2021 at a $169.00 average nightly rate.
"Really didn’t like the idea of."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Didn't like the idea of having two different charges on the card we were hard pressed to get home and have to wait three to five days to Get it back that's crazy.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Aug 01 to Tue Aug 03 2021 at a $154.35 average nightly rate.
"Clean, peaceful and friendly customer service."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The hotel was very relaxing and peaceful. Wonderful friendly customer service. The rooms are clean. Great gym! Great location! Staff are utilizing social distancing. And great coffee??.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Feb-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Feb 18 to Fri Feb 19 2021 at a $68.99 average nightly rate.
"Room needs some help."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
This HIX is not up to the standards of others I have stayed at across the country. I took a picture of the desk chair that was so tattered I wouldn't even sit in it. The walls were damaged also but that happens. The chair, however, has no excuse.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Oct-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Oct 04 to Mon Oct 05 2020 at a $84.55 average nightly rate.
"Stay was Okay."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Coffee available but creamer clumped in coffee. Breakfast bag to go was very lackluster. Room was clean except toilet leaked rusty water on floor.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Jun-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jun 06 to Sun Jun 07 2020 at a $126.99 average nightly rate.
"Outstanding and Reasonably Priced"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
After shopping around for different places for lodging, we picked Holiday Inn Express for its great location for sightseeing and the beaches. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends and family. I can't wait to go back on my next vacation. GREAT JOB! Hats off to your staff, especially your breakfast crew. Thanks.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
31-Jul-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Jul 28 to Wed Jul 30 2014 at a $90.00 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 952 guest reviews

Property Description

Our newly remodeled property is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. Start your morning off with our free Express Start Breakfast Bar featuring our signature cinnamon rolls, pancakes, and other hot and cold items. Get energized in our 24 hour fitness center, take a refreshing dip into our seasonal outdoor pool, or enjoy a barbecue & utilize one of our outdoor charcoal grills .Imagine having all the business tools you need right at your fingertips. This hotel features free Wi-Fi access and a 24-hour Business Center to help you stay productive. If you need to host a meeting, we have 1,600 square feet of newly remodeled meeting space . With quick access to such businesses as General Electric, Corning, PPD, and Verizon Wireless in the Wilmington area, our hotel offers corporate guests a quick commute.For leisure travelers, our hotel offers easy access to unique attractions and a wide array of restaurants like USS North Carolina Battleship, Airlie Gardens, and the Historic Downtown Riverfront . We are situated just seven miles from one of North Carolina's most beautiful beaches ,Wrightsville Beach. We are also located just near UNC-W .While you stay with us, our staff will make sure that you enjoy every aspect of your stay. Reserve a room with us today, and you'll see why our guests return year after year!

Green Sustainability

Yes

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3pm
Check Out: 12noon
Year of Last Renovation: 2018
Floors: 5
Rooms: 131
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 131
Handicap Rooms: 6
Suites: 45
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 5 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 4489 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 80 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Pool Info:
Outdoor, seasonal pool open from 10 am-10 pm (Memorial Day to Labor Day).
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Cancellation is 48 hours prior to the day of arrival.
Nightly Parking: 0.00
Total Taxes: 13.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Occupancy Tax: 6.00%
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 20.00%

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bus parking
  • Camping or barbeque facilities
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Terrace
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Airport is just 5.0 miles away.

Local Shuttle Info: We do not have shuttle service on property.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary hot breakfast which includes: egg, sausage or bacon, biscuits and gravy, grits and oatmeal, assorted cereals, assorted fruits, assorted yogurts, pancakes, cinnamon buns, juice, and coffee.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Complimentary parking for registered guests.

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire building. Wired internet is also available within the guest rooms.

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Group vs. Individual Rates at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, an

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, an

The chart above shows trends of prices for both group/meeting quotes and the best individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group offer was entered. The most competitive group or meeting displayed is 53.8% in the month of November 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $218 in the month of August 2019. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, an in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, an

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, an.

Feel free to use the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington-University Ctr, an meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Wilmington event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Azalea Room 28 x 25 x 9 70040/----272015----/--5030--
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Azalea Room

The Azalea Room is part of a flexible meeting space located on the ground floor of our hotel. It may be rented alone, on in conjunction with the adjacent Gardenia Room.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
700 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
28 x 25 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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Gardenia Room 30 x 25 x 9 72540/----452520----/--6040--
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Gardenia Room

The Gardenia Room is part of a flexible meeting space located on the ground floor of our hotel. It can be rented alone, or in conjunction with the adjacent Camelia Room.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
725 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
30 x 25 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
1
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
Executive Board Room 20 x 11 x 10 239--/----------12--/--------
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Executive Board Room

The Executive Board Room is the perfect place for your next small meeting, corporate planning session, or teleconference. A large table surrounded by comfortable leather chairs is the centered feature of the room.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
239 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
20 x 11 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Azalea & Gardenia 57 x 25 x 9 142580/----784236----/--100----
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Azalea & Gardenia

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1425 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
57 x 25 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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Ballroom 56 x 25 x 10 1400--/----704236----/--100100--
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Ballroom

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1400 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
56 x 25 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available

    FAQs about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center

    What time is check in?

    Check in time is 3pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

    What time is check out?

    Check out time is 12noon based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

    How many rooms does Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center have?

    There are 131 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

    Is there any meeting space at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center?

    Yes, they have 5 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

    What kind of breakfast is at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center?

    Complimentary hot breakfast which includes: egg, sausage or bacon, biscuits and gravy, grits and oatmeal, assorted cereals, assorted fruits, assorted yogurts, pancakes, cinnamon buns, juice, and coffee.

    What parking is available at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center?

    Complimentary parking for registered guests.

    How much does internet cost?

    Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire building. Wired internet is also available within the guest rooms.

    Can I get a AAA rate at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center?

    Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

    Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center?

    Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior Discount 1 King Bed Executive This Spacious Room Features A King Size Bed Recently Updated

    Is there a gym at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center?

    Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

    Is there shopping nearby?

    Yes. Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas. Great shopping. All guests liked the proximity to shopping.

    Is there a WiFi internet?

    Yes. WiFi system needs upgrading. Wifi did not work. Wifi quality could be improved. Almost all guests said the wifi quality was bad.

    Is there a pool at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Wilmington University Center?

    Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor, seasonal pool open from 10 am-10 pm (Memorial Day to Labor Day)..

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