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Blockade Runner

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Green Q Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Someone wrote a complaint blog regarding the outdated lobby furniture. I did not think it was bad previously (from 2013), however, I am glad to report the lobby has new very moderate furniture. We had an ocean view on the seventh floor, it was wonderful. The room was clean with an updated shower, the bed was great. The staff were... More

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Immediately upon check-in, we were greeted by friendly staff. We got in very early, and since our type of room was not available, we were upgraded. The oceanfront rooms were clean, quiet, had a great deck, and fairly spacious, but the furniture is a little outdated from the decor. The dresser drawers literally fall out when you pull the drawers... More

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Arlington, VA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Wrightsville for first time for funeral. Thought be nice to stay on beach since only had two days. I paid for marina view and upon check in was offered ocean front for more. NOT worth it unless get ocean front with balcony. I asked to be moved back to marina view and they refunded my cost and... More

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Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach hotel at Wrightsville Beach, NC. Sun, sand, surf, clean/safe property, nice rooms, beautiful gardens, helpful staff, good food/restaurant service, ice delivered to your room, valet parking. What more could you ask for?

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was well below expectations. Quite honestly, we felt very misled by publications/internet research and were questioning whether or not we were in the right place when we arrived. Very outdated. Employees weren't friendly or helpful. Seriously disappointing considering the expense of our stay. The only highlight was our kayak experience with Hook, Line, and Paddle, who set up... More

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Lusby, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was consistently excellent and all of the staff were very friendly. The room was basic, but clean and comfortable. Internet signal was spotty in our room, but worked well in the lobby. Room did not have a microwave. You have to go to the restaurant for ice, which is a big drawback for a beach hotel.

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Cary, Nc
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I just spent two nights and three days at the Blockade Runner Beach resort, and I give it high marks in all aspects. We especially enjoyed dining on the terrace surrounded by lovely gardens and a fantastic view of the ocean. Our room was a good size, clean and comfortable, the service was exceptional, and the food... More

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Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter recommended this hotel which is celebrating its 50 years in business for our girl's club reunion. We were so pleasantly surprised by the decor, the cleanliness, the entertainment at the pool,the facilities, the buffet breakfast and most of all the staff. From the young man that welcomes you to the Blockade Runner to the young person who provides... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family spent 2 nights recently at the Blockade Runner and had a very relaxing time. The rooms a nice, but basic. The common areas have been updated and are very well done. Breakfast was very good and was included in the room rate. No charge for internet. We enjoyed lunch at the pool and had some great fish tacos.... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside this lovely hotel/restaurant is nothing to gawk about but inside it transforms. There are beautiful, smiling employees all around, tranquil waterfalls and plush seating areas. We wandered around a bit before heading into the restaurant to dine. We could see a fitness center and a gorgeous patch of garden where morning yoga sessions are held. We stood... 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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Blockade Runner Wrightsville Beach
Blockade Runner Hotel Wrightsville Beach

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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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#2 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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