Southern Hospitality

    Wilmington’s Favorite Waterfront Hotel

    Bringing modern Southern hospitality to life through the lens of Wilmington’s past and present, Hotel Ballast is a fresh take on a beloved riverfront gem. The city’s rich maritime history is felt throughout, balanced by new guest experiences, including dining at the riverfront Board and Barrel Coastal Kitchen, lingering over locally roasted coffee at Buffalo Bayou, and savoring stunning waterfront and skyline views from 272 newly upgraded guest rooms and suites.

    Book Direct Benefits

    • Best Rate Guarantee
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Hilton Honors Points
    • Exclusive Packages & Experiences


    Plan Your Perfect Event

    Located on the pedestrian-friendly Wilmington Riverwalk, Hotel Ballast offers a prime downtown location for meetings and events for up to 1,000 guests. The hotel’s 20,000 square feet of adaptable space includes a magnificent Grand Ballroom with 18-foot ceilings and a smaller Cape Fear Ballroom accommodating up to 400 banquet-style.


    Your Forever Starts Here

    At Hotel Ballast, we believe weddings should be as unique as the couples who are celebrating. Boasting waterfront ceremony space overlooking the Cape Fear River and a stunning ballroom featuring floor to ceiling windows, this sought-after location is ideal for the
    perfect day.


    Fresh Flavors on The Riverfront

    Enjoy classic coastal cuisine, served with a side of Southern tradition.

    Specials You Can’t Miss

    Hotel Ballast has something for everyone. Discover our charming historic waterfront, beaches, shopping and nightlife through these exclusive specials and seasonal packages.

    Fresh Coastal Flavors

    Drop by Board & Barrel Restaurant and experience a beautiful open-air layout that offers its patrons a truly stunning rustic meets modern ambiance.

    Original Art Inspires

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

    Walk Everywhere

    Footsteps from our door is two miles of waterfront scenery featuring outdoor cafes, 200 nearby shops, narrated tours and stunning sunsets.

    Plan the Perfect Party

    From our waterfront terrace to our cozy poolside cabanas to our open-air restaurant, we have the space and the talent to plan your perfect event.

    Nothing Beats a Battleship View

    Step aboard the most decorated US Battleship of WWII! Moored in quiet dignity and majesty across the Cape Fear River, this historic landmark is a must-see.

    Stay with Us

    See more what Wilmington has to offer with waterfront views, beautiful beaches, historic sites, and attractions for everyone to enjoy.

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