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Shell Island Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2700 North Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jimbo2121 Miami, Florida, United States
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros: The location is amazing, and the views are beautiful. Cons: The hotel is older and very dated. It is all the way at the end of wrightsville beach so it is a bit of a walk to the beach bars and shops. The quality is about that of a three star hotel, but the views and location more than... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Several issues came up. We were told we could not be checked in before 2:30- 3:00 p.m at around 3:30 -3:45 we were given a key to a room on third floor a long gloomy hallway of grey concrete ; instead of the bay we faced a noisy elevated parking lot. Once in the room the bedroom window looked on... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Front desk experience is nice & welcoming. The beach is wide & gorgeous. Problem is the layout of the room with the bedroom along the common walkway. It is noisy & creepy with a large window right behind the bed. We used the pullout couch in living room & though it was a hard bed we enjoyed the view &... More

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Andrew G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Rohbie, The beauty of the beach is what Wrightsville Beach is all about. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the views and were pleased with our location. All of our units at Shell Island Resort are ocean front suites. Each one is 660 Square feet of space and includes one and a half bathrooms, kitchenette, private balcony, and... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn’t been to Shell Island since I was a kid. We recently had a family vacation there and it was more beautiful than I remember. The beach there is so nice and I enjoyed taking my niece and nephew down to both of the pools. Our room was very nicely decorated with a cool, beachy feel. I had to... More

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Andrew G, Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear liv480, It was great news to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time at Shell Island Resort. We are very pleased that you chose to come visit us again. It was our pleasure to share with you all the exciting changes that have been going on, including the renovated rooms, memory foam sleeper sofas and... More

Raleigh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the weekend here, its active and loud outside rooms at times. They ran out of umbrellas and chairs...told us "5-10 minutes" and took over an hour...I asked about it and the guy working decided to escalate it versus just telling me when I'd get an umbrella (1% problems). They should invest in a shed on the beach! They... More

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Andrew G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Brian B, Thank you for choosing to spend your weekend with us at Shell Island Resort. We do apologize that it took longer than expected for the beach attendants to set up your equipment. We do have a storage container for the chairs and umbrellas, however, due to Wrightsville Beach ordinance it cannot be placed anywhere below the dune... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this vacation on 2 days notice, through the Shell Island website. Normally we vacation in Atlantic Beach, NC, if we're not going to Florida, but the hotel we stay at there was pretty expensive for short term notice (over $200/night, even on weekday), so we decided to try somewhere new. As we had stayed in Wilmington for a... More

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Andrew G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Deb_Paige1107, Wow, Thank you for such a riveting review! I am personally very excited and pleased that you found our Resort to be comparable in ranking with your stays in Hawaii! Now that you are part of the Shell Island Family we look forward to hosting you on many more occasions. I will speak to the head of the... More

cary, nc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing you need to know about this place is that it is NOT a hotel (nor a resort). That means that a management presence is lacking, and what management IS around, is completely worthless in that position. There is NO general manager. There are only "directors of operations". We checked in on July 2 and like previous reviewers,... More

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Andrew G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear twingles2000, I regret that your stay with us this year was not up to par with your previous experience. It defiantly sounds like you had some challenges and for that we apologize. It is our goal to provide every guest at Shell Island Resort with outstanding customer service and pride ourselves with doing so. As you have mention, we... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

George and Sasha and staff made the wedding absolutely wonderful. We didn't want for anything. They covered every detail and then some. From the staff at the pool to the bartenders to the front desk staff to the ones who cleaned the room....everyone had a smile on their face. It was a joy and we can't wait to go back... More

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Andrew G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear David R, It's always a great day here at the Shell Island Resort, and we are ecstatic that YOUR wedding day was among these "Great Days!" I am so pleased that you found our staff to be both helpful and friendly. We hope you return to us soon. Warm Regards, Andrew G. Guest Services Manager More

Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prior to our trip, we read a number of reviews of the hotel. They seemed to be evenly divided between the "two thumbs up" and "both thumbs down" camps. The fact of the matter is there was nothing either amazing or terrible about the experience. The view was spectacular, they let us check in early, the staff was polite, and... More

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Andrew G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear revjr1, I apologize that your stay at the Shell Island Resort did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide every guest with the most spectacular vacation experience that we can and it is disappointing that we were unable to achieve this with you. All of our suites are the same square footage, 660sqft. Even with the smaller square... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shell Island is our favorite vacation spot and we go there as much as possible. My husband and I just returned from another visit and were so impressed by the recent upgrades that had been made to our room. We always request one of the "01" end units because of the extraordinary view of the huge sandbar at the North... More

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Andrew G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sarah R, Wow, thank you for the kind words. We are so happy that you and your husband had such a wonderful experience at the Shell Island Resort. The view from the North end of the island cannot be replicated by anyone else and we are happy to have been able to share it with you. We can't wait... 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
Shell Island Oceanfront Resort
Wrightsville Beach Shell Island Resort
Shell Island Resort Nc
Shell Island North Carolina
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Shell Island Resort North Carolina
Shell Isl All Oceanfront Suites
Shell Is Resort Wrightsville Beach

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Amenities

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 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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