Local Hotels

Hotels

For postcard-perfect long weekends, or full week stays that have exceptional access to indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, and amenities, there's nothing quite like the convenience of a stay at a local hotel or motel. A number of area hotels have been welcoming guests for decades, and as a result, vacationers have come back year after year for the fantastic service and the million-dollar views.

Vacation Rental Homes

Vacation Rentals

Visitors are often surprised at the number and variety of weekly vacation rentals throughout the area.. Vacation rentals are, in fact, an increasingly popular accommodation available to vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available allows them to find an ideal retreat to fit their crew, from quiet condo complexes to brightly colored oceanfront sand castles.

New Bern Firemans Museum

New Bern Firemans Museum

The New Bern Fire Department began as a fraternal organization and was originally called the "Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company," and was the first chartered fire department in the state of North Carolina. This original company became inactive during the Civil War when many of its volunteers were fighting for the Confederate Army, and noting a need for local firefighters, invading Union forces who had infiltrated and then settled in New Bern during the latter portion of the war, set up a rival company in 1865, the "New Bern Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1." The two companies remained in service well after the Civil War ended, but the initial rivalry between north and south originating companies never dissipated. Both companies would try to "out-do" each other with station equipment upgrades, and both companies regularly competed against each other in state-wide firefighting competitions. (Incidentally, both performed exceedingly well, perhaps due in no small part in an effort to out-do the other rival.)

DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern

DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern

Visitors who want to stay in the heart of scenic Downtown New Bern can enjoy a luxurious stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This expansive hotel boasts 171 rooms, and straddles the borders of the Neuse and Trent Rivers, allowing guests to explore the beautiful waterfront as well as the historic downtown region with ease. Close to public parks, restaurants, the New Bern Convention Center, and attractions like Tryon Palace, the Hilton offers a world-class stay for vacationers who want to experience this charming community with style.

The Aerie Bed and Breakfast

The Aerie Bed and Breakfast

Soak up the historic and genteel atmosphere of New Bern’s charming downtown with a stay at The Aerie Bed and Breakfast. Featuring 9 thoughtfully appointed rooms with en suite bathrooms and plenty of authentic style, this enticing B&B exudes the historic atmosphere of the surrounding city, and is a fine destination for romantics, weekend vacationers, and anyone who appreciates a big helping of southern hospitality.

Comfort Suites New Bern

Comfort Suites New Bern

Whether in the area for business or for fun, the Comfort Suites New Bern has the location and the amenities to keep guests feeling completely at ease. Boasting a nice collection of “extras,” as well as a fine location that’s just minutes away from the popular downtown area, this hotel is a convenient stop for a day, a weekend, or a vacation’s worth of satisfyingly comfortable accommodations.

Hampton Inn New Bern

Hampton Inn New Bern

Enjoy a rest during a coastal North Carolina exploration with a stop at the Hampton Inn New Bern. Located just a few miles away from the historic downtown area, and easy to reach for visitors cruising along US Highway 17, this accommodating hotel offers all the standard amenities and little extras that put guests completely at ease.

Neuse River Recreation Area

Neuse River Recreation Area

The Neuse River Recreation Area is an inviting rustic vacation destination for seasoned campers and newcomers alike, with an equally alluring location that's just steps away from the miles-wide Neuse River, and just a few miles away from New Bern, Morehead City, and the beaches of the Crystal Coast. Ideal for visitors who want to get back to nature while enjoying a day on the shore, this recreation area can please beach-goers, swimmers, nature fans, birders, anglers, and virtually every outdoor lover in between.

Birthplace of Pepsi

Birthplace of Pepsi

First time visitors should note not to ask for a Coke in the Inner Banks town of New Bern. The community has a proud history as the Birthplace of Pepsi Cola, and this claim to fame is celebrated at a number of locales around downtown, including the newly built Pepsi Family Center at the North Carolina History Center, (an interactive museum that takes patrons back in time to the year 1835), the innumerable antique stores which showcase pristine old Pepsi bottles, and the signature Pepsi Store.Any of these attractions are worth a look, and visitors should not be surprised that Pepsi is the star of local memorabilia, local menus, and drug store soda shops all around the town.

New Bern Civic Theater

New Bern Civic Theater

Visitors who want to take in a fantastically performed local show while admiring one of New Bern's many historical gems should make a date to attend a production staged by the New Bern Civic Theatre. With a role of a lifetime as one of Craven County's most distinctive artistic resources, the nearly 50-year-old theater group is overwhelmingly enjoyed by local performers, artists, and patrons alike.

The Captain's Stay

The Captain's Stay

Indulge in a purely relaxed vacation in the heart of Historic Downtown New Bern with a visit to The Captain's Stay. Housed within a charming circa 1800 home, this inviting B&B features all the romance and style of a bygone era, as well as a prime locale that’s within walking distance of all of the region’s top attractions.

Union Point Park

Union Point Park

Visitors to New Bern's historic downtown are advised to take a break from the shopping, antiquing and dining, and enjoy a comfortable seat and a great view at the scenic and newly revitalized, Union Point Park.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Bern

SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Bern

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Bern is a spacious hotel that can accommodate New Bern’s many different types of visitors. From businessmen and women who are in town for a conference at the New Bern Convention Center, to travelers passing through on a trip along the coast, to vacationers who want to stay a while and enjoy the sites, everyone can be accommodated at this obliging hotel. Located just 2-3 miles away from the downtown attractions, (like the Convention Center, the historic Tryon Palace, and the Birthplace of Pepsi Museum), visitors can enjoy all the local laid-back action, but enjoy a quiet setting that feels slightly separated from the busy heart of the city.

Comfort Suites Riverfront Park

Comfort Suites Riverfront Park

Whether a traveler is looking for place to relax in between conference sessions at the New Bern Convention Center, or a central spot to enjoy the city’s renowned historic attractions and antiques shopping scene, the Comfort Suites Riverfront Park delivers all the amenities of home, and then some. Located on the very edge of the Neuse River, and just a three minute walk from the scenic Union Point Park, this inviting hotel has plenty to offer guests besides the prime locale in the heart of the city.

New Bern History

New Bern History

Founded in 1710 at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers, New Bern was settled by Swiss and German adventurers led by Baron Christopher de Graffenried from Bern, Switzerland. New Bern is the second oldest town in the state. Royal Governor William Tryon made this seaport his colonial capitol and residence, Tryon Palace, was built in 1770.

BridgePointe Hotel And Marina

BridgePointe Hotel And Marina

Anglers, mariners, and vacationers who appreciate miles of open water views will find a lot to love about the facilities at the BridgePointe Hotel and Marina. Located on the very edge of the downtown area, and bordered by the Neuse River, Trent River, and the main highways that cut through the city, (US 70 and US 17), this accommodating hotel and marina has lots to offer to both guests passing through, and guests who want to linger and enjoy the entirety of this historic coastal town.

Holiday Inn Express New Bern

Holiday Inn Express New Bern

Visitors who need a convenient place to stay while passing through the New Bern area, or who need a launching point for exploring the historic downtown region and neighboring sites, can stay at the nicely located Holiday Inn Express New Bern. Situated along Business US Highway 17, (and just off the main highway which bypasses the town), this hotel is close to restaurants, grocery stores, and even shopping malls, for the convenience of tired travelers.

Carolina Creations

Carolina Creations

The Carolina Creations gallery is a downtown New Bern legend, and an instrumental contribution to the town's thriving art scene. Founded in 1989 by owners and artists Janet & Michael Francoeur, the gallery features their personalized "Celebration Pottery" works in addition to thousands of inspired and unexpected pieces, contributed by artists from around the state.

Lawson Creek Park

Lawson Creek Park

Lawson Creek Park is an active destination that's suitable for nature lovers and outdoors fans of all genres. Encompassing a massive 140 acre site surrounded by the waters of Lawson Creek and Trent River, this park is a perfectly scenic locale that feels worlds away from the rest of Eastern North Carolina, but still has ample amenities to keep its more active visitors hard at play.

Jarvis Mansion

Jarvis Mansion

The Jarvis Mansion is a small and hard-to-find bed and breakfast located along a quiet portion of New Bern's main Pollock Street, just a block or so away from the scenic waterfront. The historic two-story white home, built around the turn of the 20th century, is part of a series of historic residences that line this street, many of which are converted B&Bs and other lodgings for visitors with a love of historic, romantic, and all-together relaxing accommodations.

New Bern Convention enter

New Bern Convention enter

Large groups, including corporate organizations and conferences, will find plenty of room in the exceptionally accommodating and scenic New Bern-Craven County Convention Center and Visitors Bureau. The sprawling riverfront complex, located in the heart of the charming downtown on Front Street, boasts expansive facilities that can easily accommodate even the largest group gatherings and events.