I loved the central location of the Carolina Lake Beach Villas. Everything was neatly set up in the unit and there were plenty of daily necessities such as bed sheets. We felt really independent and at home.
quaint little local motel
By The Sea Motel is a small but quaint and very clean motel located on the ocean front. It is owned by a local family so it has a nice "homey" atmosphere about it. Everyone is helpful if you need something.
On the waterfront
This quaint little inn is located just steps away from the Cape Fear River. You are in the center of old downtown Wilmington and a lot of history - you are in the heart beat of the city. Rates are very reasonable and breakfast is not too bad.
Nice Mom & Pop Motel
This motel has a beautiful setting along side the waterfront of gorgeous Southport NC. They are also owned by the lovely Lois Jane's Inn a B&B located on the same property, just a little more pricey - so they built this lovely motel to make it their lovely view of the waterfront affordable to many. Very well kept and a great place to stay with your family.
We weren't expecting a lot when we booked this hotel last year. We wanted a clean, decent, and affordable place to sleep while we visited family. We were shocked by what we got. The rate was incredibly reasonable. The staff was super friendly -- almost TOO friendly! LOL Breakfast and high speed internet were included, and both were exceptional as promised. I wouldn't stay here if I was looking for a beach vacation (it's not ON the beach) But for the price, it's perfect for a night or two while passing through or waiting for your beach rental to be available.