Wilmington, NC: The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau [CVB] is pleased to announce that The C.W. Worth House Bed & Breakfast in Wilmington, North Carolina, was voted as the #1 Best Bed and Breakfast, according to the 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. 

“The Wilmington and Beaches CVB congratulates the C.W. Worth House B&B on its number one ranking in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Bed and Breakfast,” states Kim Hufham, President/CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority. “This national recognition is a testament to the innkeepers’ commitment to excellence and shines a spotlight on Wilmington’s bed-and-breakfast inns.”

The C.W. Worth House Bed & Breakfast, Wilmington’s longest-operating B&B, is located in a historic Queen Ann style home (c. 1893). In February 2022, Jeff Mason and Jen Blomberg purchased the popular inn and completely remodeled it with updated accommodations and modern conveniences throughout the home. There is also an inviting fire pit and water garden in the back yard and a third-floor game space with a billiards table. As a guest, travelers are treated to a full gourmet breakfast and complimentary evening wine social hour. The C.W. Worth House is located just three short blocks from the pedestrian-friendly Wilmington Riverwalk with easy access to more than 200 shops, restaurants, attractions and tours. For more information about C.W. Worth House Bed & Breakfast, visit https://worthhouse.com.  

"We are truly honored to be included amongst all of the beautiful properties in the contest and to be ranked first is beyond our dreams,” states Jen Blomberg, who owns and operates the inn with husband Jeff Mason. “We are very proud of what we have accomplished, and grateful for the community and our guests for supporting us."

Nominees for all categories of USA TODAY 10Best awards are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website. For a full list of Best Bed and Breakfast nominees and their final rankings, click here

In 2022 the C.W. Worth House Bed & Breakfast joined more than 260 properties in the Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America. The Select Registry collection ranges from full-service inns and classic bed and breakfasts to stately mansions and manors, modern boutique and small luxury hotels, as well as lodges and luxury cabins. Each property has passed the most comprehensive quality inspection in the industry to be inducted into membership.

The New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority (TDA), d/b/a Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, markets and develops the county and its communities’ leisure and group travel experiences for economic growth and quality of place.


Note to Media: Additional images are available upon request. For assistance with images and to arrange an interview with C.W. Worth House B&B innkeepers, please contact halmeter@wilmingtonandbeaches.com.

Hannah Almeter
Communications/PR Manager
Wilmington CVB
910-341-4030 x126