Hotel Ballast Wilmington

A touch of modern meets Southern hospitality at Hotel Ballast, Wilmington's favorite waterfront hotel. Nestled along the gorgeous Cape Fear River, the hotel offers an outdoor pool, shaded cabanas with fire features and heating lamps for the ultimate day of leisure. Dive in to some delicious coastal cuisine at Board and Barrel, and sip locally roasted coffee at Buffalo Bayou, all the while savoring the stunning river and skyline views. A day at the Hotel Ballast with friends and family is the perfect getaway.

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Due to COVID-19, this hotel is following CDC guidelines and has implemented the following safety measures at the property:

  • Pool chairs have been separated to ensure proper physical distancing.
  • Comprehensive sanitation protocols in place including sanitizing pool chairs, tables, and other poolside furniture after every use.
  • All employees working on property will have protective equipment such as gloves and masks.

Day Pass includes:

  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Pool seating first-come, first-serve
  • Outdoor shower
  • Food and drink service from Board & Barrel restaurant and bar
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Self-parking for $10 (based on availability)

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Cabana includes:

  • Day Passes for up to 6 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
  • Shaded or open cabana with comfortable loveseat seating, fire pits and heat lamps

All children must be accompanied by an adult


  • Pool 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Board & Barrel Restaurant
    • Wed-Sun (breakfast service)
    • Wed-Sat (dinner service)
    • Sat (lunch)
  • Bar Thur - Sat (evenings only)

How it works
1. Select number of people, an available day in the calendar, and book
2. Receive booking confirmation with details and instructions
3. Bring valid photo ID to hotel and check-in at the front desk.
4. Enjoy your daycation!

Cancellation Policy
To read our full cancellation policy, click here.

Cancel Online
You can cancel your booking online for a full refund back to your original payment method or for ResortPass Credit to use another time. Bookings can be cancelled online up until the following times:

Day Passes can be cancelled by 11:59pm EST on the night before your booked date.

301 North Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Need help?
Email us at: [email protected] Call us at: (800) 555-1212

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