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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
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    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, NC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was our first time at this resort, though we'd been to Wrightsville many times. The building and facilities are a bit dated, and the room was a bit steep, even for a holiday weekend, but that didn't take away from our enjoyment. The beach itself is VERY wide (distance from hotel to water), so there's plenty of space, unlike... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Shell Island Resort is always a great place for my family and I to spend a couple of relaxing days on the beach. The view from our rooms was fantastic! We had been in touch with Sasha with Guest Relations who coordinated our "all-inclusive" stay and even gave the kids snacks for the ride home! Great family vacation, fabulous... More

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New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I were visiting Wilmington and decided to go to Shell Island for a tour as we are considering it for our daughter’s wedding. We were greeted by Sasha and she was extremely enthusiastic and helpful in answering all our questions plus gave us lots of great tips. She makes us feel in good hands, relieving us of... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Shell Island for a weekend during the summer. The location on the beach was very private and the views were stunning. It has a tiki bar by the pool with music every night that we were there. The staff was amazing from check in to service at the pool and in the restaurant. We were served frozen... More

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Apex, NC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Shell Island Resort for 3 days last week and loved it. We had a beautiful studio. Nice amenities. The pool was very nice with a Tiki Bar for food and drink while sun bathing. Easy beach access. The Island End Restaurant was very good as well.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a solid 3-star imho, but not sure why it is considered a 3 1/2. It is a motel in that rooms are accessed via outside, rather than a hotel. Check-in and Check-out was not bad, but it felt like they were having computer problems or something. Seemed to be struggling (yet kudos for still smiling). Public areas were... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
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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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