Hotel Tarrymore | Downtown Wilmington NC boutique hotel - Hotel Tarrymore of Wilmington, NC


Welcome to Hotel Tarrymore, historic downtown Wilmington’s destination boutique hotel specializing in private getaways, wedding rehearsal dinners, ceremonies & receptions, private parties, and many other special events.  

We have many wonderful ways for you to enjoy your private stay at Hotel Tarrymore whether you are relaxing on your open air balcony in your very own rocking chair, riding in a horse drawn carriage through historic downtown, or following the cobblestones of Dock Street down to the Cape Fear River Walk. You can visit local galleries, tour the USS North Carolina Battleship, or simply spend the day in the water and sun at our nearby beaches and then return to the hotel bar for a nuanced cocktail before a night on the town.  

So, plan your private weekend getaway, special wedding event and private party at Hotel Tarrymore where you can catch the sunrise and the sunset over the Cape Fear River.


Hotel Tarrymore accommodates a total of 28 guests with spacious one & two bedroom suites with King and or Queen size beds, each with private bathrooms, a fully appointed professional style kitchen with granite counter tops, in-suite coffee caddy, separate living / dining area, flat screen cable TV, free WIFI, and complimentary morning coffee and tea bar with fresh fruit and pastries served at the front desk every morning at 8 am. All ground level event venues are handicap accessible, however, all hotel suites require the use of stairs as we do not have an elevator.

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Our mission at Hotel Tarrymore is to provide all of our guests the very best boutique hotel and special event service with our distinctive Coastal Carolina hospitality and style. From the Cape Fear River to our beaches and outer islands, including all of our friends and neighbors who live here, there is no corner of the world quite like the southern tip of the North Carolina coast. Stay with us here at Hotel Tarrymore and you’ll soon know just what we mean. Welcome!

Checking In

Guest check-in begins at 3 pm daily. If your arrival will be delayed later than 6 pm please contact us for special arrangements. Guests requiring check-in after 11 pm will incur $20.00 service charge. Please contact us ahead of time to arrange for all special check-in times.

 All guests must check out by 11 am day of departure.

The name of our boutique hotel goes all the way back to 1900 when the original Hotel Tarrymore was built as a resort on Wrightsville Beach. The all wood structure was the first of its kind anywhere on the North Carolina shore complete with electricity and hot and cold plumbing during a time when few residents of the state had such luxuries. In 1907 another wing was added to the hotel and the name was changed to The Oceanic. Unfortunately, the entire structure burned to the ground in 1935 and all that remains now are a few scarce photographs and aging postcards. That original hotel building on the beach bore an uncanny resemblance to today’s Hotel Tarrymore structure in downtown Wilmington and served as the inspiration for its current owner to purchase the property in 2009 and immediately begin renovations.

Today, Hotel Tarrymore serves as historic Wilmington’s only private boutique hotel complete with a private bar, restaurant, elegant ballroom with wrap around balcony, cobblestone courtyards and rose garden. Half of our suites adjoin the Cape Fear Atrium, another private space with a 20 foot ceiling which is perfect for the brides boudoir, a private cocktail hour, family gathering, or simply relaxing after dinner or Sunday brunch. All suites have plenty of rocking chairs on the open air balconies with views of cobblestone courtyards and streets, historic homes and horse drawn carriages.