I want to thank the Holiday Inn, Wilmington-Market Street for coming to our rescue and saving our vacation this year! I highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in and around the Wilmington, NC area. Without them we would have had a horrible vacation. Here?s the short story. We book our first vacation to the Wilmington Beach, NC area after living in NC for 7 years this June. After living in California the beaches on the East Coast just don?t impress us and we?ve always vacationed in CA. This year it was not possible to go to CA; therefore, we planned to stay close to home and vacation here in NC. The hotel that I booked nearly 2 months in advance failed to tell me that they were under ?renovations? (a fancy word for ?major construction?) when I made my reservation. I actually called the hotel and made the reservation with the hotel staff. After arriving at the hotel I found out that the building had just been re-carpeted throughout and the smell of new carpet, adhesive and room deodorizers was so overwhelming that I could smell it in the parking lot.