The Front Street Inn, an Award-Winning Historic Inn and Bed & Breakfast.

Designed by famed Wilmington architect, James Lynch (for more information about the architect click here) and built in 1924 as the home of the Salvation Army of the Carolinas (for more information about the building click here), the Front Street Inn now caters to guests as an intimate bed & breakfast inn and boutique hotel.  The red brick, two-story, eclectic structure includes both Dutch Colonial gables and Italianate brackets.  Our transformation of this historic building retained the arched windows, thick brick walls, and maple floors…allowing us to write a new chapter in Wilmington’s colorful history.

Our State magazine captured its essence: “once a building dedicated to acts of charity, Wilmington’s riverfront time capsule is now a headquarters for hospitality.” 

We warmly invite you to discover the Front Street Inn.  We’ve created a destination inn that offers peace and privacy in the heart of Wilmington’s bustling downtown Historic District. A few steps in one direction takes you to the galleries, shops, pubs, restaurants, and the Riverwalk. Another direction leads to historic landmarks and the extensive residential section of beautifully-restored homes and ever-changing gardens.

You can expect a clean, well-appointed, comfortable room/suite with the following amenities:

  • ADA accessibility (see our “policies” page for more information)
  • King or Queen bed (some rooms with additional futon sleeper or day bed)
  • Private bath (some suites with an additional spa tub)
  • Individual air conditioning/heat control
  • Comfortable waffle-weave terry-lined robes
  • Luxury bath products
  • Ceiling fan
  • In-room coffee service
  • Refrigerator (except the Monet)
  • Hair dryer/iron/ironing board
  • Television w/Spectrum digital cable
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet
  • Complimentary on-site parking

We serve a complimentary light buffet breakfast each morning from 8 – 10 AM ( During the pandemic we serve a modified hot breakfast out of the kitchen ).  The breakfasts are fresh and full of natural ingredients and seasonal fruits.

We and our staff have devoted ourselves to creating the ambiance, service, and comfort the experienced traveler expects and appreciates.  Welcome!

 salenettiportrait – Richard & Polly Salinetti









Front Street Inn
215 South Front Street
Wilmington, NC, 28401, USA
800-336-8184 | 910-762-6442