The summers are humid and the winters are forgivingly cool in Goldsboro, a tiny city of about 36,000 people on North Carolina’s Coastal Plain. The city is bordered by two rivers: the Neuse River to the south, and the Little River to the west. So, yes, there’s aquatic, organic fun near by: the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is on the titular river’s southern banks and sports swimming, hiking, fishing and picnicking. More airborne is the city’s Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, which often means planes buzzing overhead. Finally, the city is proud to boast their BBQ-heavy cuisine —exemplified by what the city’s website calls the “four Ps: pigs, pickles, planes, and poultry!”
We’ve selected three properties for you near Goldsboro, keeping price, location and past customer ratings in mind. Hotels are reasonably priced in Goldsboro, and each of our selections fell under $150 nightly, even when comparing rates across different weeks.
From $80/ night
This property has a primo location: it’s a ten-minute drive from the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base or Wayne Executive Jetport Airport. Downtown Goldsboro is even closer and is only five minutes away. Also five minutes away: the Berkeley Mall, which boasts 45 stores. All that shopping might make you tired, so be sure to partake in the free breakfast buffet. And if you’re not pooped from shopping, eating local BBQ, or craning your head backward to watch planes, there’s a fitness center and seasonal pool on-site. Change your mind about staying here? There’s free cancellation on every room.
From $121/ night
This smoke-free hotel sports the usual amenities: a 24-hour front desk, workout center, outdoor pool and complimentary breakfast. You’ll find your room similarly outfitted with all the comforts of home: cable TV, microwave, fridge, hairdryer and ironing board. Once you’re adequately rested, why not seek out some of the local parks? Nearby options include Quail Park and Berkeley Park, both less than two miles away. Your pets can join you, too: this Best Western is animal-friendly.
From $122/ night
Pets are also allowed at this TownePlace suites. They can enjoy the sun terrace, or perhaps a piece of meat off the provided BBQ grills. For human guests, there’s an outdoor pool and fitness center. In your room, you can brew some fresh coffee, watch TV or, if your suite includes one, veg out on the sofa. There are plenty of options for food nearby, too: Ruby Tuesday, Outback, Chili’s and, if you want to make use of the microwave in your room (available in certain suites), a Walmart for groceries and other items.