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Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington, NC = awful

June 18, 2010

We always slum it on the way to the beach every year so we can get to the Stick as early as possible Saturday morning.  This year’s slum is the number 23,675 Courtyard by Marriott in Wilmington, NC. Too bad the really bad river Hilton was sold out.

Wilmington is a cute little university town on the ocean with budding culture. The restaurant turnover is rapid and relentless. Sometimes an OK restaurant lasts 2 or 3 years. Make sure to go to the Dixie Grill for breakfast, though. That’s a classic.

Without further ado, some pictures direct from plastic shower land.

Classic obesity-rod plastic shower with a bonus feature. The plastic slabs have artificial smudge marks in them meant to simulate marble. My companion noticed the marks first thing and said “Do we need to get somebody to clean this shower? It looks like a steel worker showered in here.” Nope, those black smudges are intentional! Took me a while to figure that out too. Here’s a poor picture.

Really. There were these weird smudges. Really.

The Marriott chain continues with their bottom of the barrel one shower head rating. But who cares. Tomorrow it’s the beach!

One Response to “Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington, NC = awful”


  1. […] 7, 2011 A belated entry about our trip down to the beach. Just like last year we are slumming it. There just aren’t any boutiques on the i-95 beach bound corridor yet I […]


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