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Blockade Runner

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am overwhelmed at the beauty, continuity, additions, amenities and location maintained and with 50 years of history on this beautiful beach. Guests will be welcomed by a well-selected, trained staff, valet parking, new entrance built, and upgraded updated areas, rooms, and more. There now is a wonderful outdoor bar/lunch location, open all day into the evening as well, and... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to thank the housekeeping crew who work hard with all of the sand that gets tracked into the hotel because it is on the beach. That alone, is a tough job. I would like to lift up Jessica and Ernesto who work on floor four for being welcoming and caring while working so hard in our rooms. Also,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

funtime,quiet great breakfast, check in girl was not into her job,rest of staff great. the hotel as gone under renovations but strange decor. would go back anythime. the price seems rather high but then again it is on the beach

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Asheville, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
5 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had not been to the Blockade Runner in 30 years and was not sure what to expect. But my daughter was home from TX and wanted to stay on the beach for a few days. The grounds were awesome.... great pool indoor/outdoor.... outdoor bar, service was good, and its on the beach! The rooms are a little dated, but... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the Blockade Runner last-minute with a friend and our daughters. The hotel was right on the beach, which we loved. The pool and beach were both wonderful. The girls went back and forth all day - while the moms relaxed on the beach. The staff was helpful and professional and we enjoyed the poolside restaurants for lunch... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I were looking to spend a long weekend at Wrightsville Beach. We chose the Blockade Runner due to its proximity to the beach. The location proved to be perfect. The grounds are beautiful, the resort is on both the beach and sound, and it is close to restaurants, shops, etc. The interior of the resort needs to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the beach! Amazing ocean views... full breakfast included... pool-side Tiki hut serving drinks/food... surfing, kayaking, sunset cruises... grassy lawn for soccer, frisbee, etc....special evening events... close to Wilmington, restaurants, etc.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience at Blockade Runner, award-winning food, pristine beach, courteous service, and rooms with upscale interior design and furnished balconies with an ocean view. We had everything we needed right there. Lovely pool too with bar and food poolside. It really couldn't have been better. Great all-in-one resort for families. Our thanks to the staff, chef, and... More

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
74 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blockade Runner is unfortunately your only real hotel option on Wrightsville Beach, and they know they've got you. We had blocked off several rooms for our wedding party. The hotel 'held' the lowest rate for us until a week before the wedding. The catch was that we'd be charged for any rooms which were not reserved by our guests. We... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just spent six nights at Blockade Runner with my family of five (sons 15, 19 and 21). We all loved it. The hotel has a location that cannot be beat. Beachfront with the added perk of sound side activities across the street from the main entrance. The hotel offers kayak, SUP and four person catamaran rentals. We took the... More

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Address: 275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blockade Runner 3*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Wrightsville Beach #4 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach #4 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
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The Blockade Runner is uniquely located on Wrightsville Beach Island, North Carolina’s accessible outer-bank. On the east side, the resort fronts the Atlantic Ocean with a wide sandy beach while the west side fronts an Intracoastal Waterway harbor and anchorage. The resort offers the most complete water related activities possible. Our famous Blockade Runner full service breakfast is included for all guest including groups (not applicable to cottage groups). ... more   less 
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