ARRIVE Wilmington opened in spring 2019 on the former site of The Wilmingtonian, a downtown hotel that hosted actors and crews from the city’s days as a film hub for shows like Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. It’s only the brand’s second location, after Palm Springs, and they have plans to expand into Memphis, Austin, and Phoenix this year.
Guest rooms have design details that are a dream with brass fixtures and nautical-inspired touches without being cheesy. The stylish bedrooms have stereo systems and cozy bathrobes. They resemble apartments because of their abundant space, closets, and bedside lamps.
Living areas come complete with a desk, flat-screen television, couch, mini-fridge, and coffee making materials. They use craft coffee for pour-overs, served in hand-thrown mugs. Eco-minded travelers will appreciate the refilled toiletries and non-bottled water. Televisions are equipped with streaming services so you can binge your favorite shows.
The Dram Yard is the hotel’s restaurant and bar, inspired by one of the buildings that made up the property. It contains 36 seats with intimate indoor dining space for small parties as well as a courtyard. The menu has globally inspired shared plates and craft cocktails.
If You Go
ARRIVE Wilmington is located at 101 South 2nd Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401. Rates start at $139 per night and include parking. Book your stay by calling (910) 408-3840 or visiting their website.
Our stay at ARRIVE Wilmington was arranged by the hotel and Wilmington and Beaches CVB.