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Blockade Runner

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012
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  • Location
    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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012 via mobile

Towels were extremely hard. Pillows were uncomfortable. HVAC was noisy (could barely hear tv) & cold (outside temps in 40-50s). Notified front desk that tray on the floor in hallway needed to be moved on my way to breakfast-at checkout smelly tray was still there. Great that it is right on the beach. Hotel restaurant food not that great, but... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Redone rooms,modern baths. Hotel restraunt had nice assortment of choices for both lunch and dinner.The most variety for a breakfast buffet we have seen. We were there for a fund raiser and were surprised at the effort the hotel delivered to make the 3 day affair a success.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at the Blockade Runner and had a wonderful time. The beds were comfortable and the room had a fantastic view. The only negative was the breakfast buffet. The sausage patties were hard, the potatoes were rubbery and the muffins still felt frozen. The food was great in the evening (had dinner at the hotel... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Rooms were mediocre at best, outside looks pretty dated, walls were paper-thin and could hear every door open/shut on the entire floor, "sound side view" really means "parking lot view", the hot-tub was not even hot, and the lobby was extremely cold (I do understand that it was cold outside, but the front desk workers even had hats, gloves and... More

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Durham, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

This is an original resort on the South end of Wrightsville Beach. Every so often we stay just to see if it has gotten any better. For at least this off season time, don't waste your time or money. They still try to charge you for everything or make you tip for things like ice or a luggage cart. They... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

The room was huge. They did a nice job taking a mid century hotel and modernizing it. The customer service was outstanding. We got the room overlooking the ICL- the view was great.. We got to see a kayak race to boot! The free buffet the next morning was divine! The hotel shuttle made getting around Wrightsville stress free! I... More

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North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I stay here at least once a year for stand up paddle race. The people are always friendly and the hotel is always clean. Wonderful large beach just a quick walk out the back door, and a nice pool and bar area for relaxing. If you paddle board, there is a beach area across the street in the waterway where... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

I have been going past this place for many years, but never tried it because I thought it looked kind of shabby. I had the opportunity to stay here using credit card points with a couple of my friends, so we decided to try it. I was pleasantly surprised by how nice the room and the lobby were. They location... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Really great place to come and chill out at. The ocean view rooms are spectacular. Friendly staff and just a short hop to the beach itself. We loved sitting on our patio having drinks and watching the ocean. Doesn't get much better than this.

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Georgetown, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I stayed here to visit again after being here when I was a teenager. Very comfortable room with a beautiful view of the intercoastal waterway. Food in restaurant was okay, nothing to brag about. Had a wonderful peaceful time and would return in the future. The free valet parking was so nice and the young men so considerate and polite.... 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 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach #4 On the Beach 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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