Wingate by Wyndham Southport - Southport, NC

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Hotel at a Glance: Wingate by Wyndham Southport

Wingate by Wyndham Southport is less than 2 miles from Southport’s expansive shoreline. A short trip past the myriad shops, restaurants, and galleries on Howe Street—downtown’s main drag—gets you to the water and Cape Fear riverfront, where you can take a stroll on the riverwalk and pier. After long days spent exploring, you can climb into bed in your spacious room and watch HBO.

  • Start your day right with the complimentary breakfast buffet. You can fill up on scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, and bagels.
  • Squeeze in a workout in the hotel’s fitness center.
  • Notable accolade: 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Grab dinner at the waterfront Fishy Fishy Cafe, whose menu includes bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp stuffed with cajun cream cheese.

Southport, North Carolina: Small Fishing Village and Colonial Military Stronghold

Despite its true location, one could easily mistake Southport for a quaint New England harbor town: it has towering oak trees, lighthouses, and colonial architecture; the idyllic scenery has made it a popular setting in Hollywood productions, including Dawson’s Creek and A Walk to Remember. The pleasures are simple here, and many of them involve being on the water—fishing, sailing, and kayaking are big, or you can simply take a stroll on the riverwalk and pier to watch the waves crash in. Not far from here is the historic downtown district and Howe Street, Southport’s main drag. Most of the city’s notable shops, galleries, and seafood restaurants are peppered up and down this street. The area is also known as North Carolina’s Golf Coast, and you can tee off at one of its 30-plus golf courses.

Southport’s position on the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway made it a historical military stronghold. Southport was built around Fort Johnston, which survived King George’s War, only to be burned down by patriots during the American Revolution. Today, you can tour the rebuilt fort’s garrison house to learn more about its history. Or head up the coast to pre-Revolutionary Brunswick Town, which was destroyed by British troops in 1776. You can still see the remains of the homes, businesses, and St. Philip’s Anglican Church—dating back to 1754—as well as Fort Anderson’s foundation, a Confederate fort that fell to Union soldiers in 1865.

Bald Head Island is just a short ferry ride across the Cape Fear River. It was once a hideout for infamous pirates Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet. Today, visitors can freely bike and hike around this no-cars-allowed island’s sand dunes, beaches, forests, and salt marshes. If you’re lucky, you might also catch a few sea turtles coming inshore to nest. For a bird’s-eye view of the island, climb the 108 steps to the top of Old Baldy Lighthouse, North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a king room or double-queen room
  • Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in a double-queen room
  • Dates into January 2016

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Amenities

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Fitness center
  • Gift shop
  • Business center
  • Onsite laundry

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in; $50.00 hold charge per stay
  • Not valid with reward points

Other Details

Room Details

King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Double-Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; up to two kids 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available only for the King Room for an additional $20 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Wilmington International Airport (ILM; 32 miles)
  • Distance from Wilmington: 27 miles

Customer Reviews

Close proximity to my relatives and town.
Christine M. · 5 days ago
price and location
Ben B. · November 20, 2016

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