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Shell Island Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2700 North Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So many things went wrong at my wedding here... the beach is beautiful and the room updates and hotel were nice but my experience with management was and remains to be ridiculous let me list all the things that went wrong - As soon as Meredith ( the event coordinator) received a deposit for our wedding, I did not find... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fantastic place this was! It was right on the beach and had a fantastic view from our room. Our room was spacious, clean and nice. It was a bit pricey, but that is to be expected for beachfront in the summer. The beach outside the resort wasn't as busy as further up the beach at the Holiday Inn... More

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Nashville TN
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our third stay at Shell Island Resort and we enjoyed our stay. This hotel is older - comfortable, not luxurious - but it doesn't really matter since the real attraction is the location at the end of Lumina - beach on one side and protected wetlands on the other. All rooms are oceanfront, there is covered parking and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just left the hotel. Had a nice vacation. I liked the location of the hotel. The water was clear and waves perfect. Great beach for long walks. Hotel was nice. I have to say though I think the on line photos made it look more glamorous. Our room was good. Mattresses very comfortable. Each room has a waterfront view, except... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived at hotel at 3:30 after a day of traveling and moving daughter in college at UNCW and was told our room wasn't quite ready but housekeeping was in the room and it wouldn't be long. We went and got a bite to eat. He took my number and said he would call as soon as it became available. Returned... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The beach is very wide, clean and the water was clear and warm. The hotel was recently renovated but still a bit tired in areas. Every room has a good view but higher floors are better. Sheets had some stains and overall decor is average. The outdoor bar was good but closed too early.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Last year we really enjoyed our visit but this year there were notable improvements - friendlier management with a terrific, helpful staff & the Shell Island restaurant food was much better. Both times we were on the 9th floor enjoying glorious views of the ocean (from living room area) & the bay (from bedroom) which make Shell Island Resort a... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shell Island Resort has magnificent views on a stretch of terrific beach! As important to us is the fact that the resort is alone at almost the very tip of the coast line here. It made it seem much more remote! The rooms aren't overly spacious, but were CLEAN and just right for our family of 4. We stayed on... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at Shell Island Resort for a week long conference and it couldn't have been better. George, Meridith and the other staff were awesome to work with. The location, facilities and rooms were great.. I would highly recommend staying there for a family vacation or for a business function.

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Burnsville, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I are from the mountains of NC. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Shell Island. We were especially impressed Tyler R. at the front desk. He was so friendly and went out of his way to help a bunch of "old ladies".

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Address: 2700 North Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Location: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shell Island Resort 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Shell Island Oceanfront Hotel
Shell Island Oceanfront Resort
Wrightsville Beach Shell Island Resort
Shell Island Resort Nc
Shell Island North Carolina
Shell Island Hotel
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Shell Island Resort North Carolina
Shell Isl All Oceanfront Suites
Shell Is Resort Wrightsville Beach

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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#5 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach #5 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach #5 Romantic Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
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Nestled on the northern tip of Wrightsville Beach, Shell Island Resort is surrounded by a sprawling expanse of sand and unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, Mason’s Inlet, and Figure Eight Island. This family-friendly resort and hotel boasts a front row seat to the beckoning sea and a beach that seems to stretch endlessly, making it feel like it is yours alone. ... more   less 
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