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Hotels

There are eleven hotels that will offer special group rates to the participants of the 2020 UNC System Advancement Symposium. The room blocks will fill up quickly, please make hotel reservations at your earliest convenience. You can book directly with hotels if the room blocks run out. You are also free to choose any accommodations other than the 11 hotels suggested. The hotel cost is not included in your conference registration fee. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.  

 

Courtyard Wilmington Downtown/Historic District

229 N 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 632-2900
 
Rate: $154 per night
Breakfast: No
Parking: Valet Only
Group Rate until April 11, 2020
 

Courtyard Wilmington Downtown Reservation

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach

307 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 632-2900
 
Rate: $109 per night
Breakfast: Yes
Parking: Free
 
 

Hampton Inn & Suites Landfall/Wrightsville Beach

1989 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 256-9600
 
Rate: $129 per night
Group Rate until March 30, 2020
Breakfast: Yes
Parking: Free
 

Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach Reservation

 

Hampton Inn Wilmington Downtown

225 Grace St, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-3930
 
Rate: $129 per night
Breakfast: Yes
Parking: Not free
 

Hampton Inn Wilmington Downtown Reservation

 

Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area/Smith Creek Station

124 Old Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 791-9899
 
Rate: $129 per night
Group Rate until March 30, 2020
Breakfast: Yes
Parking: Free
 

Hampton Inn Wilmington-University Area/Smith Creek Station Reservation

 

Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington Mayfaire Town Center

6745 Rock Spring Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 509-4046
 
Rate: $149 per night
Group Rate until April 26, 2020
Breakfast: No
Parking: Free
 

Hilton Garden Inn Wilmington Mayfaire Town Center Reservation

 

Holiday Inn Resort Wilmington E-Wrightsville Bch

1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-2231
 
Rate: $144 (sound side) $149 (ocean)
Group Rate until April 10, 2020
Breakfast: No
Parking: Cost
 

Holiday Inn Resort: Wilmington E-Wrightsville Bch Reservation (Group Code: UNS)

 

Homewood Suites Wilmington Mayfaire

6732 Swan Mill Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 791-7272
 
Rate: $139 (King) $149 (2 Queens)
Breakfast: Yes
Parking: Free
 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington/Mayfaire, NC

 

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, by Hilton

301 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-5900
 
Rate: $159 per night
Breakfast: No
Parking: Not free
 

Hotel Ballast Reservation (Group Code: UNC System Symposium)

 

Residence Inn by Marriott Wilmington Landfall

1200 Culbreth Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 256-0098
 
Rate: $144 per night
Group Rate until March 30, 2020
Breakfast: Yes
Parking: Free
 

Residence Inn Wilmington Landfall

 

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Wilmington Mayfaire

1014 Ashes Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 239-9975
 
Rate: TBD
Breakfast: Yes
Parking: Free

SpringHill Suites Wilmington Mayfaire

 

 

Driving Directions for University of North Carolina Wilmington

 

GPS Address:
Parking Lot M
4941 RIEGEL ROAD
WILMINGTON 28403

 

If traveling to Wilmington via I-40

  • I-40 becomes NC 132/College Road once the interstate ends.
  • Continue traveling south on College Road approximately 3 miles.
  • Turn left onto Randall at the traffic light.
  • You are now on the UNCW campus.

If traveling to Wilmington via US 74/76

  • After crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, US 76 is also called Dawson Street. Continue on Dawson Street approximately 1.5 miles.
  • Dawson Street (US76E) will bear right and become Oleander Drive.
  • Continue on Oleander Drive approximately 2.5 miles until it intersects with NC 132/College Road.
  • Turn left onto College Road.
  • Travel approximately 1 mile north, and then turn right onto Hurst Drive at the traffic light.
  • You are now on the UNCW campus.

If traveling from the north to Wilmington via US 17

  • US 17 becomes Market Street in Wilmington. Continue traveling south on Market Street.
  • Go under the overpass at the junction of S117/S132, and immediately turn left at the traffic light onto S. College Road.
  • Continue on College Road approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn left onto Randall at the traffic light.
  • You are now on the UNCW campus.

If traveling from Wilmington International Airport

  • As you exit the airport, turn left onto 23rd Street.
  • Turn left onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway.
  • Continue to the NC 132/College Road intersection, and turn right onto College Road.
  • Travel approximately 2 miles. Turn left onto Randall at the traffic light.
  • You are now on the UNCW campus.

 

Symposium map for Burney Center, Fisher Student Center, and Fisher University Union (PDF)

UNCW Map

 

 

Restaurants

For Lunch (Close to University of North Carolina Wilmington)

Blue Surf Café
250 Racine Dr, Wilmington, NC 28428
https://www.bluesurfcafe.com/


Carolina Ale House
317-C, S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://www.carolinaalehouse.com/


El Cerro Grande Mexican Restaurant
341 S College Rd #60, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://www.elcerrogranderestaurant.com/


Islands Fresh Mex Grill
260 Racine Dr #1, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://islandsfreshmexgrill.com/


Kickback Jack's Restaurant
418 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://www.kbjacks.com/


Mission BBQ
351 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://mission-bbq.com/


McAlister's Deli
740 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://www.mcalistersdeli.com/


Okami Japanese Steakhouse
614 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://www.okamirestaurant.com/


Peño Mediterranean Grill
351 S College Rd #29, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://www.penogrill.com/


P T's Olde Fashioned Grille
4544 Fountain Dr #2918, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://ptsgrille.com/


Yoshi Sushi Bar and Japanese Cuisine
260 Racine Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
https://www.yoshiwilmington.com/

 
 

For Networking Dinner 

Bluewater Grill
4 Marina Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-8500
https://www.bluewaterdining.com/
Seafood restaurant
$$

*Call for reservations


Caprice Bistro

10 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-4454
(910) 815-0810
https://www.capricebistro.com/
French, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$

*Call for reservations or use Open Table

 
Ceviche's
 
7210 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 256-3131 
http://www.wbceviche.com/
Central American Restaurant
$$

 
Circa 1922 
 
8 N Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-4437
(910) 762-1922
https://circa1922.com/
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$

*Call for reservations
 

Copper Penny

109 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3940
(910) 762-1373
http://www.copperpennync.com/
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$

*As featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

 
Elijah's Restaurant

Ann St, Ste 2, 

Wilmington, NC 28401-4587
(910) 343-1448
http://www.elijahs.com/
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$

 
Fork N Cork
 
122 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-4442
(910) 228-5247
http://www.theforkncork.com/
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$


Indochine Restaurant

7 Wayne Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 251-9229 
https://www.indochinewilmington.com/
Thai restaurant
$$

 
Jerry's Food Wine and Spirits 7220 
Wrightsville Avenue 
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 256-8847
https://www.jerrysfoodandwine.com/
Restaurant 
$$
 

Mellow Mushroom at Wrightsville

224 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 679-4645 
Mellow Mushroom at Wrightsville
Artisan Pizza
$$

 
Oceanic
703 S Lumina Avenue, 
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-5551 
https://www.oceanicrestaurant.com/dinner/
Seafood restaurant
$$


Pilot House

2 Ann St, Ste 3, 
Wilmington, NC 28401-4587
(910) 343-0200
http://www.pilothouserest.com/
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$

*Riverfront- Call for Reservations
 

PinPoint Restaurant

114 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-4442
(910) 769-2972
https://pinpointrestaurant.com/
American, Seafood, International 
$$ - $$$


*Reservations available on Open Table


Poe's Tavern - Wrightsville Beach
212 Causeway Drive

Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 509-2739
poestavern.com
Hamburger restaurant
$$


South Beach Grill

100 S Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-4646 
http://www.southbeachgrillwb.com/
American Restaurant
$$

 
The Basics
319 N Front Street

Wilmington, NC 28401-3908
(910) 343-1050
http://www.thebasicswilmington.com/
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$

*Call for Reservations


The Dipper

138 S Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-4465
(910) 251-0433
https://www.littledipperfondue.com/
Fondue American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$

*Call for reservations (CLOSED on Mondays)


The Bridge Tender

1414 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 256-4519
https://www.thebridgetender.com/
Seafood restaurant
$$ - $$$

 
Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill

4 N Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-8585
http://www.liveeatsurf.com/tower-7/
Mexican restaurant
$$

 
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

6801 Main Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 256-9677 
https://brixxpizza.com/
Pizza and Craft Sandwiches
$$
 

K 38

5410 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

liveeatsurf.com
Mexican restaurant
$$
 

K-Bueno Mex-Q Grill

A-2, 1127 Military Cutoff Road

Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 679-4009
http://www.liveeatsurf.com/kbueno-mexi-q-grill/
Mexican
$$
 

Osteria Cicchetti

1125 Military Cutoff Rd K

Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 256-7476 
http://www.osteria-cicchetti.com/
Italian
$$
 

Tokyo 101

880 Town Center Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 399 3101 
https://www.tokyo101wilmington.com/
Japanese
$$

 
Wrightsville Beach Brewery

6201 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 256-4938
https://www.wbbeer.com/beers
Brewpub
$$

 

 

Parking

Complimentary parking for Symposium participants will be available in the Visitors Parking Lot M. Here is a link to UNCW’s Campus Map. 

Symposium map for Burney Center, Fisher Student Center, and Fisher University Union (PDF)

UNCW Map

 

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