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Shell Island Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2700 North Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
ncfamily0f5 Matthews, North Carolina
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Matthews, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We returned to Shell Island for our week of vacation again this summer and it was as incredible as we remembered it. The view from our room was amazing and the beautiful, wide beach at Shell Island is the nicest beach spot in all of the Carolinas. We requested the same room as last year, #603 and were pleasantly surprised... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I just got back from our anniversary trip to Shell Island and Shell Island resort. Our room and view were fabulous, as were the beach and staff. Reggie, who is apparently Shell Island Resort's "Mr. Fix It" was sent up to our room when my hubby and I discovered that the in-room DVD player we had planned... More

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Paramus, New Jersey
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights for a wedding last Saturday. Every individual we met who works there are extremely friendly, helpful and would go out of their way to make the guests feel as comfortable as possible, including George.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shell Island is my favorite place to stay on Wrightsville. That end of the island seems so much more quiet and peaceful. This last visit was outstanding. The staff at the resort was friendly and professional -- a kudos to them for a job very well done!

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Miami, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Jimbo2121, Location, location, location. Yes, we have THE best location in Wrightsville Beach. The views from our oceanfront suites can't be matched! The hotel has undergone some major projects recently. A few years ago the lobby, restaurant, and meeting rooms were all renovated, a stone patio was added in front of the restaurant and our tiki bar was refurbished.... More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear 02120RZmartina, It is never a pleasant experience to return home and realize you have left an item behind. We understand this, as many of us have been in the same situation. We try to be as courteous and helpful when retrieving lost and left behind items as we can. It would be quite impractical for a Resort of our... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

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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
Shell Island Nc
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 Romantic Hotel in Wrightsville Beach #6 On the Beach 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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