Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection By Hilton

ex. Hilton Wilmington Riverside

301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC, United States, 28401-3934show map
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Set in the heart of Wilmington, Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is just a 10-minute walk from Bellamy Mansion. The hotel was opened in 1970, offering accommodation in a 9-story building designed in the art deco style.

A beautiful location makes a college and a museum easily reachable. This impressive venue is 2 km away from the center of Wilmington.

The nearby surroundings feature business centres and banks.

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is set 10 km from Wilmington International airport.


The hotel offers rooms with satellite television, an individual safe, a seating area, armchairs and a work desk. The contemporary rooms feature bay view. These rooms are fitted with elegant bathrooms equipped with a roll in shower, a spa bathtub and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant at Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton serves meals of American cuisine. Guests can unwind in the on-site coffee bar with a favourite drink. Serving both food and drinks, The German Cafe are situated around 100 meters from the property.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 


Such business facilities as computers, a meeting room and a photocopier are also available on site.


Guests are pampered with a sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a library as well as the on-site a wellness area and a hot tub. The property offers a gym area and a fitness centre to keep shape.


High-speed internet access is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 12 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   272.

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Paid Wi-Fi

USD 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area


Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar


Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course


  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service


  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Special diet menus


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Cots
  • Children's buffet
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Library

Room view

  • City view
  • Bay view
  • River view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Mirror
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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  • Nearby
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  • City landmarks
Wilmington Trolley COWilmington Trolley CO1700 ft
USS North CarolinaUSS North Carolina1400 ft
Wilmington Railroad Museum IncWilmington Railroad Museum Inc700 ft
Burgwin-Wright Museum HouseBurgwin-Wright Museum House1700 ft
Lower Cape Fear Historical SocLower Cape Fear Historical Soc2000 ft
Saint Johns Museum of ArtSaint Johns Museum of Art2000 ft
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design ArtsBellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts2300 ft
Cape Fear Community CollegeCape Fear Community College400 ft
Shaw UniversityShaw University400 ft
Riverwalk Riverwalk 300 ftFrom Nutt St to Nunn Street Along the Cape Fear River
The Cotton ExchangeThe Cotton Exchange400 ft
Brown Coat Pub and TheatreBrown Coat Pub and Theatre700 ft111 Grace Street, Wilmington
Battleship NORTH CAROLINABattleship NORTH CAROLINA1300 ft#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington Railroad MuseumWilmington Railroad Museum1100 ft505 Nutt St
Historic DistrictHistoric District1400 ft516 windchime drive, Wilmington
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The German CafeThe German Cafe300 ft316 Nutt St
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NCRuth's Chris Steak House - Wilmington, NC400 ft301 North Water St
The BasicsThe Basics500 ft319 N Front St
Firebelly LoungeFirebelly Lounge500 ft265 North Front Street
Paddy's Hollow Restaurant and PubPaddy's Hollow Restaurant and Pub600 ft10 Walnut St
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Cape Fear MuseumCape Fear Museum3700 ft
Wilmington Children's MuseumWilmington Children's Museum4300 ft
Recreation Dept AdmRecreation Dept Adm1.6 mi
Wilmington Park ManagerWilmington Park Manager1.9 mi
Wilmington Parks MaintenanceWilmington Parks Maintenance1.9 mi
Devita Rehearsal StudiosDevita Rehearsal Studios1.7 mi
University of North CarolinaUniversity of North Carolina1.3 mi
New Life Christian YouthNew Life Christian Youth2.1 mi
Wilmington International AirportWilmington International Airport3.0 mi
Downtown WilmingtonDowntown Wilmington1400 ftFront Street
Thalian Hall Center for the Performing ArtsThalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts1500 ft310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington
Henrietta III Henrietta III 1800 ftWater & Dock Streets
Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens 1900 ft224 Market St
Children\'s Museum of Wilmington Children\'s Museum of Wilmington 2500 ft116 Orange St
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Getting around
Ocean Isle Beach (60J)36.0 mi
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Very goodBased on  44  reviews
  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    I booked the Riverview room and when I got there I was told that I did not book of Riverview room and had a historic view the first ropm they had us and was directly behind elevator and it supposes historic View was a view of their air conditioning unit Second room very small and dirty

  • 9.6

    We liked the Riverside view from our room and the staff was awesome.

    The fact that we had to pay to park and no refrigerator in the rooms.

  • 6.6

    The view was great and the pool fantastic. I enjoyed the outside bar area was nice.

    The staff at the front desk were cold and very unfriendly. I will not be going back because of first impressions.

  • 6.2

    Location is awesome, hotel overall is nice.

    The staff at the front desk was not the nicest. We requested early check-in and our room was not ready. They didn't offer to call or text when it was ready. I just feel they could have been much more accommodating since we spent $300 for one night there. We expected wonderful service. The room itself was not all that impressive either. You are paying for the location I suppose, which is def a plus.

  • 6.6

    Location was excellent. Bed slept good & area was clean felt safe!

    We didn't like the small bathroom. I should have checked because I didn't know the room didn't have a refrigerator or microwave. Free breakfast would have been nice. Next time I will verify more closer before I book. We were use to these things being the norm!!

  • 8.2

    Dark interiors needs to be beach style.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location of Hotel, and view of the river from our room was fabulous. Riverwalk also a nice bonus. So much to do within easy walking distance.

    First nice hotel I've ever stayed at without a real bar. Bar inside Ruth's Criss closed at 10, other small cafe type had some limited drinks, but for a nice Hilton, just very strange not to have its own bar. Only other thing was the very poor bathroom lighting by the mirror, not enough for women to do hair and makeup.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    Nothing my wife and I were highly disappointed with the accommodations

    No refrigerator or microwave staff didn't clean or make up our beds after two nights

  • 6.2

    The pillows were very nice as well as the comfort of the bed. The bathroom was big

    The view was horrible. Looked into a tree the entire time. Confusing as to where to ck in. Outside staff only interested in valet parking for Ruth's Chris. Was not happy that there was a fee for overnight parking for hotel guest. Ck in staff was not friendly or helpful. I think it was time for Shift change. No one told me how to use digital entry card. Took me a while to figure out-----there was mold in the grout in the shower. Prob will not stay at this property again

  • 10.0

    We had an issue with booking once we arrived, turns out I booked the wrong day, instead of the hotel staff blaming us they took the blame (was not their fault) and then proceeded to give us free drinks, a refund and a room for that night. It was amazing. The FD staff were more than helpful.

    Can't complain about a thing

  • 8.8

    The view and access to the restaurants were extraordinary. The room was comfortable and clean. The pool was also very clean.

    The poolside service; there was a wedding and the staff was bare minimum for the hotel guests. There was not a mini fridge in our room. :(

  • 10.0

    The bed really was like a cloud!! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the staff was very very helpful and courteous.

    There wasn't anything I disliked. I can honestly say it was the best hotel stay I've ever had. My wife even loved it and she hates almost everything....including me! It was everything I could ask for...heavenly.

  • 9.2

    The staff was very polite. The room was clean and bed was comfortable. We were surprised with free breakfast for our anniversary.

    Even though the air was running through the night we both work up warm around 3AM. Price seemed a bit high, but it was a special occasion.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location bed, pillows slept well parking was good

    The servers in the restaurant for breakfast were slow, unorganized, and hollering in the kitchen...playing around. We could hear it in the dining room. Very unprofessional. The front desk lady who checked me in said no before I could finish my sentence asking about AAA or AARP discounts. Big ball of hair on our shower drain. :( Yuck!

  • 10.0

    We had a group of girls in for 1 night and we had a lot of personal requests which were all met promptly, accurately and with courtesy.

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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 16 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Ocean Isle Beach (60J)36.0 mi
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