Vacations with Keith are so much fun, and made even better with proper accommodations. There’s nothing worse than ending a great day on vacation and hitting the sack in a stinky, dirty hotel with a lumpy bed and pillow. I try to steer clear of such accommodations, but also try to be mindful of my pocketbook. I discovered a must-stay B&B in Wilmington, NC, while on our recent couples getaway. Wilmington is an excellent city to visit, but I’ll be getting into that more in my next post. For now, I want to gush about Front Street Inn.
Parking can be a bit tricky in Wilmington, but Front Street Inn offers free parking for their guests. Even better – if you want to ditch the rental car, Wilmington is pretty walkable! In fact, aside from the late night show we went to, we walked to everything!
Front Street Inn sits in Historic Wilmington, and right across the street from the Riverwalk. You’re just minutes from galleries, shopping, river cruises, carriage rides and some of the best restaurants! I can’t imagine a better location for visiting Wilmington.
Each room has a different theme, and we were in the Cabana room. The decorations are fun and unique, and the room was spacious with a separate shower and a huge jetted soaking tub! I just love soaking in a big tub at the end of a day full of walking and sightseeing. We were also pleased to have a mini-kitchen with refrigerator and microwave, to reheat our leftovers.
Our second-story room had a balcony, where we could sit out and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Most importantly, the bed and pillows were very comfortable and we both slept like babies.
What every B&B has is breakfast and the Front Street Inn didn’t disappoint. If you’re looking for a huge variety of breakfast choices then that’s not what you’re going to get here, but what you will get is an excellent home cooked meal and fresh fruit. I loved the variety of cut up fresh fruit, but the breakfast quiche really impressed me. You can also choose from cereal and granola, yogurt and select freshly baked muffins, breads and cakes. Breakfast was just what we needed before we headed off for days of sightseeing and restaurant-hopping!
We visited with the owner’s son, who was on breakfast duty while we were there. His did a great job with his mom’s recipes, and was fun to talk to, too! All-in-all Front Street Inn did not disappoint and we would definitely return if we find ourselves in Wilmington again!