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There are so many reasons to make Hotel Ballast your Wilmington home away from home. Whether you’re here for a business trip or a weekend getaway, we’ll make sure you experience the city the Sotherly way. From fresh delicious seafood straight from the Carolina coast to breathtaking views in every direction, Hotel Ballast reflects the best our beautiful city has to offer.

1 | You love fresh coastal flavors

Drop by Board & Barrel Coastal Kitchen for a true taste of Southern-style goodness. Think Cheer Wine-braised short ribs and pimento cheese fondue, washed down with a barrel-aged bourbon.

2 | Original art inspires you

Our in-house art gallery features the original works of Savannah School of the Arts students, alums, and world-class instructors.

3 | You can walk everywhere

Our downtown location makes it easy to take in all the sights and sounds of the city’s Historic District. Start on Market Street for a look at the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science.

4 | You’re planning a waterfront wedding

Even if you’re not planning a wedding, you may want to when you see our stunning Riverview Terrace.

5 | Nothing beats a battleship view

The USS North Carolina battleship honors 11,000 North Carolinians who lost their lives during World War II.