Best Western

Best Western Plus Coastline Inn

503 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401-3339
Phone: +1 910-763-2800   |   Fax: 910/763-2785   |   53 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to Best Western Plus Coastline Inn!

Our riverfront hotel in downtown Wilmington, NC is known for its stunning views of Cape Fear River and friendly service, with Southern hospitality greatly revered.

Hotels in downtown Wilmington, NC historic district are a perfect choice, with proximity to a wealth of great shopping and dining. Located in the historic district downtown, guests at our Wilmington hotel overlooking Cape Fear River can walk to many top attractions, easily join walking tours and discover the treasures of the city by foot. Downtown Wilmington hotels give guests easy access to the best of the city.

Local dining is top notch in downtown, and our staff members are happy to provide tips and recommendations on the best eateries. Local beaches like Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach are just a few minutes away, and are the perfect destination for a day of sunbathing, swimming, boating or taking a surf lesson or two.

If you're in town for the Azalea Festival, our downtown Wilmington hotel is a short drive away. From special events to must-see attractions like the USS North Carolina, there's no shortage of things to see and do in this city. At Best Western Plus Coastline Inn, we provide guests with the best location and service because we know that's what really makes a vacation great. However, if you're here for business, rest assured that peace, quiet and plenty of space will be waiting.

We regularly welcome employees of International Paper®, Corning®, General Electric®, and Pharmaceutical Product Development® at our downtown Wilmington, NC hotel, along with many others. With peaceful rooms, clean and quiet corridors and a short drive to many major companies, there's no better place for business travelers to stay. Depend on us to provide you with the accommodations you need for business or pleasure.

Traveling with your four-legged family members? There is a $20 pet fee per day. Please contact the hotel directly.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Atm
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Safe deposit box, free
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Ice/vending machines, located on the second floor
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Free parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Catering
  • Business center, with computer, printer, fax, and copier, high-speed Internet, wireless connection
  • Exercise facility, 24 hours, free
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Treadmill
  • Stationary bike
  • Universal gym
  • Exterior corridor
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Conference services
  • Exhibit services
  • Dataports
  • Courier
  • Notary public
  • Video conferencing
  • Convenience store/Sundry
  • Air-conditioning
  • Complimentary USA Today newspaper

Best Western Plus Coastline Inn

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Conveniently located, the best western plus coastline inn in Wilmington, North Carolina is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 34.241375  /  Latitude: -77.951815


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Wilmington International Turn left onto Twenty Third Street. Turn right onto Highway 74 West/Downtown. Follow 74 West to Third Street/Downtown for two miles. At stop light turn right onto Front Street and follow for half a mile turning right onto Hanover Street. At stop sign turn left onto Nutt Street. The Best Western Plus Coastline Inn is on the right.

From: Raleigh/Durham area Take Interstate 40 East to Wilmington. Turn right onto Highway 74 West/Downtown. Follow 74 West to Third Street/Downtown for two miles. At stop light turn right onto Front Street and follow for half a mile turning right onto Hanover Street. At stop sign turn left onto Nutt Street. The Best Western Plus Coastline Inn is on the right.

From: Charlotte area Take Highway 74/76 East to Wilmington. After crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge turn left at 3rd Street. Follow Third Street for two miles and turn left onto Red Cross Street. Follow Red Cross Street for two blocks and at second stop sign turn right onto Nutt Street. Take second driveway on left to the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn.

From: Myrtle Beach, South Carol Take Highway 17 North to Wilmington. After crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge turn left at 3rd Street. Follow Third Street for two miles and turn left onto Red Cross Street. Follow Red Cross Street for two blocks and at second stop sign turn right onto Nutt Street. Take second driveway on left to the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn.

Best Western Plus Coastline Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bald Head Island Lighthouse

Bald Head Lighthouse in NC

See the Bald Head Island Lighthouse

Coastal North Carolina's Bald Head Island is the home to this iconic landmark – Bald Head Lighthouse. The original lighthouse, built in 1794, guided ships away from the coast at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, as they made their way to Wilmington.

The original lighthouse was replaced by "Old Baldy" in 1817, when the land started to erode along the river bank.

The octagonal brick "Old Baldy" was built farther back off the coast, away from the shifting sands. This 110 foot tall beacon remains North Carolina's oldest standing lighthouse.

The first lighthouse keeper was American Revolution veteran, Sedgewick Springs, who owned the Sedgely Abby Plantation, located close to the lighthouse.

Due to the lighthouse's location off the coast and the thick fog, a lightship was added on the Frying Pan Shoals and a fog bell was positioned near the lighthouse.

Once the Oak Island Lighthouse was built in 1958, "Old Baldy" was decommissioned. Visit this historic treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, for a glimpse into the past. 

Battleship North Carolina

By Ken Thomas ( (personal website of photographer)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Battleship North Carolina

See a piece of American history up close. The Battleship North Carolina was the first American battleship to join the fleet, during World War II, in 1941.

She was "considered the world’s greatest sea weapon" and earned 15 battle stars during her participation in each naval offense in the Pacific area operations.

The Battleship was decommissioned in 1947. She was brought back to her current berth on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington in 1961.

Enjoy a self-guided tour on 9 levels of the Battleship. Guests of the Best Western Plus Coastline Inn enjoy views of the Cape Fear River, along with exceptional service and amenities.

Travelers along the North Carolina coast make the most of their trek with a stay in Wilmington. 

Beau Rivage Golf Course

Avoid those pesky bunkers when you play 18 holes at the Beau Rivage Golf Course. Your next visit to Wilmington and the North Carolina coast should include a round of exceptional golf at Beau Rivage. Not far inland from the Atlantic Ocean, and just off of Carolina Beach Rd., the Beau Rivage Golf Course is a challenge for even the most experienced golfer.

Be sure to pack your clubs when you next visit the coast of NC – there's a wealth of golf waiting for you. You might consider yourself a good player, maybe even very good – what better way to test out such a theory than by playing 18 impressive – and challenging – holes at Beau Rivage Golf Course. 

Bellamy Mansion Museum

Completed in 1861, the Bellamy Mansion Museum is a historic attraction set in downtown Wilmington on the North Carolina coast. The former home of man-about-town Dr. John D. Bellamy, the 22-room mansion is now a combination history and art museum.

Open Tuesday through Sunday till 5 p.m. Bellamy Mansion features house tours for those interested in antebellum architecture, Civil War history, botany, and North Carolina heritage.

Carolina Beach State Park

Set on Cape Fear River, Carolina Beach State Park covers 761 acres on Pleasure Island – found on the North Carolina coast. Founded in 1969, the park is located near Wilmington in New Hanover County.

Carolina Beach State Park yields six miles of hiking trails, picnic spots, and fishing at the marina. Other activities include wildlife and nature viewing, natural history exhibits in the visitor center at this North Carolina state park.

Cotton Exchange of Wilmington

Set on North Front Street, the Cotton Exchange is located near the North Carolina coast in Historic Downtown Wilmington. Once an industrious downtown complex, the Cotton Exchange was renovated as an entertainment district in the mid-1970s.

Today, the Cotton Exchange of Wilmington features over 20 boutique shops and eateries comprised of eight historic yet restored structures. Yielding local shops, wares, and cafés, the Cotton Exchange is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. – plus free parking to boot.

Fort Fisher Historic Museum

Established in 1861, Fort Fisher Historic Museum is located in Kure Beach on the North Carolina coast near Wilmington. Found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Ft. Fisher was a Confederate, Civil War military post.

Covering 200 acres on Pleasure Island, historic Fort Fisher was in use from 1861 to the end of the war in 1865. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., FF offers 15 wayside exhibits along the fort trails, and indoor exhibits like Fiber-Optic Battle Map and the Ladies of Fort Fisher.

Kure Beach

By Bud Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Kure Beach During the Summer

Set in New Hanover County, Kure Beach is a coastal community set on the Atlantic Ocean near Wilmington.

A scenic spot on the North Carolina coast, Kure Beach is located on Pleasure Island north of Fort Fisher.

Kure Beach features eight public beaches, a multiple of seafood eateries, and the historic Kure Beach Fishing Pier.

Check out beachside boutiques like the Blue Marlin Beach Shop, the Ft. Fisher Trading Post, and the Sand Box Gift Shop.

Legion Stadium

In North Carolina, make your way east to the coast and head for Wilmington. A charming and pleasant coastal city, Wilmington is not far from Leland and is a sterling choice for your next visit. Once in Wilmington, keep your eyes and ears open for exciting soccer action. Just head for Legion Stadium on your spring or summer visit to Wilmington and check out the Wilmington Hammerheads play a match.

Opened in the 1930s, Legion Stadium seats nearly 6,000 fans and is only one aspect of the Legion Sports Complex. The Hammerheads, a member of the USL Professional division, kick off their season in April and play matches through August. You'll be surrounded by much to see and do while you visit the coast and Wilmington – make visiting Legion Stadium a part of the agenda.

Moores Creek National Battlefield

See authentic history in North Carolina. Moores Creek National Battlefield honors the site of the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge during the Revolutionary War. The battle ended any hopes of British forces occupying North Carolina and figures prominently in regional North Carolina Coast  history.

From the visitors' center, guests can take a tour of the history trail, which circles across peaceful scenery and features monuments of important figures and events during the battle. The park also includes the bridge over Moores Creek, reconstructed to look as it did during the battle and contains bountiful picnic space, perfect for traveling families. The park is located near U.S. Highway 421, near Wilmington.

UNC Wilmington

Originally known as Wilmington College, the University of North Carolina Wilmington is found along the NC coast, just east of downtown Wilmington. Established in 1947, UNC Wilmington became part of the University of North Carolina System (17 campuses across the state) in 1969.

With such a close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, UNC Wilmington features a highly ranked marine science program. UNC Wilmington is home to the National Undersea Research Center.

Make the drive in from nearby Leland and check out the UNC Wilmington campus or some local attractions. You won't want to miss out on the excitement of college basketball – visit Trask Coliseum, home of the UNC Wilmington Seahawks men's basketball team.

Get out and explore Wilmington and check out Battleship North Carolina, or Legion Stadium, home of the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL Professional Division (soccer).

Wilmington International Airport

A public use airpark, Wilmington International Airport (ILM) serves the city of Wilmington on the North Carolina Coast. Formerly Bluethenthal Field, ILM features two runways and a one, eight-gate terminal.

Opened in 1927, ILM is serviced by Delta Airlines and US Airways. ILM is owned by New Hanover County, and operated by the Wilmington Airport Authority.

Wilmington Railroad Museum

Established in 1979, the Wilmington Railroad Museum commemorates the 161-mile Wilmington & Weldon Railroad of 1840. Located in Wilmington on the North Carolina coast, WRM features galleries, gift shops, and museum events.

The Wilmington Railroad Museum features family-friendly exhibits on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and train industry in general. Check out depot replicas, model trains, real steam engines and train cars, and a kids’ area.

Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach in NC

Enjoy a Day at Wrightsville Beach

Home to 2,600 people, Wrightsville Beach is a beach-community located on the North Carolina coast just east of Wilmington.

Wrightsville is known for Harbor Island and a four-mile island in the Atlantic Ocean.

Visitors to Wrightsville Beach may enjoy fishing on Johnny Mercer's Pier, try surfing with WB Surf Camp or the Tony Silvagni Surf School, or walk the 2.5-mile Wrightsville Beach Loop.

Browse through surf shops, enjoy fresh seafood, and check out holiday events and surf competitions on the beach.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.10 mile(s) from Coastline Convention Center, on premises
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Historic District, adjacent to hotel
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Wilmington Railroad Museum
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
  • 0.10 mile(s) from Wilmington Convention Center
  • 0.40 mile(s) from New Hanover County Public Library
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Thalian Hall, Center for the Performing Arts
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Cape Fear Visitors Bureau
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Cape Fear Museum
  • 1.00 mile(s) from USS Battleship North Carolina
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Wrightsville Beach
  • 15.00 mile(s) from North Carolina Aquarium and Zoo
  • 16.00 mile(s) from Kure Beach
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Cotton Exchange
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Chandlers Wharf
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Westfield Shopping Center
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Mayfaire Town Center

Nearby Restaurants

  • 0.10 mile(s) from Paddy's Hollow Irish Pub, full service, International, open for: lunch, dinner. Monday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 0.30 mile(s) from Roy's Riverboat, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner. Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Seafood, steak.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Caprice Bistro, full service, French, open for: dinner. Sunday through Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • 0.40 mile(s) from Circa 192, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Elijah's, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Pilot House, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Reel CafĂ©, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner. Monday 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

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