The Anchor of New Southern Style About Us

Taking our cues from Wilmington’s rich maritime history as well as its progressive present as a modern port city, Hotel Ballast brings new life to the Cape Fear River waterfront. Highlights include beautifully updated guest rooms and suites, all-new indoor/outdoor restaurant Board & Barrel (to join Ruth’s Chris Steak House), bridal suite perfect for wedding day prep, and a custom-curated art gallery filled with original works from Southern artists.

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A coastal jewel and vibrant center of the South’s storied maritime heritage, Wilmington is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River. Its rivers and waterways, as well as its role as the region’s largest port, have defined it for centuries, anchoring its past and propelling its future.

On-Site Services & Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Three restaurants
  • 20,000 SF of flexible meeting and event space
  • A library and study
  • Art gallery
  • 24-hr Fitness Studio with Precor® training equipment
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Valet parking (fee)

Hotel Ballast features accessible accommodations. The accessible amenities can be found HERE.

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    The hotel

    Bridal Suite

    Wilmington’s most unique Bridal Suite is the perfect finishing touch for weddings and special events

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    The hotel

    Event Spaces

    Plan your dream wedding with our spacious 20,000 square foot venue. 

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