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Shell Island Resort

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2700 North Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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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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Manchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on a family holiday and stayed here for three nights. The positives first - the location so near the beach is fantastic - to wake up to the sunrise and sound of the sea and to watch shooting stars from the balcony at night was amazing. My kids loved the beach, which is great - clean, soft sand... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms that myself and my family members stayed in were filthy. The floors looked like they hadn't been swept in months there were scuffs all over the walls the bathrooms I ended up wiping down myself the shower curtain was moldy and the bed sheets were ruff and stained and felt like they still had sand on them. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For the amount we paid to spend 5 days at this outdated "resort" we could've rented a condo or small beach house! The beach itself is perfect, warm water, clean sand. The hotel has seen better days and most of the staff seem apathetic and almost rude to requests. My fiancé and I actually tried to spend as much time... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I was very pleased with how clean our room was thanks to Nita. The room was very nice an the view to the beach was awesome food was great and so was staff. The water was a little on the stink side but that was fine. My friend from high school was there on a family trip... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just got back from a 3 day stay at Shell Island. I had not been in years and although I had read some bad reviews on line, I felt like I should give it a try. I have to say this property is in a great location with terrific views for all of the units. Unfortunately the facility does... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beach: Beach is awesome! large, clean, sandy not rocky. Umbrella and chair rental reasonable and attendant very friendly. Bring your own boogie boards Good waves, very clean and warm water. Undertow light at this time. Food: Resort restaurant Dinner was fantastic! but pricey! Rooms: We asked for early checkin and got it, but we had the wrong room. Registered for... More 

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Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kevin R, Thanks for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit. We're sorry that we weren't able to meet higher expectations, and will continue to make improvements in our facility as well as our service. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kindest Regards, Todd Rogers Guest Service Manager More 

New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a good place to stay. We have two rooms. Both have a small bedroom with two full size beds with a dresser and a nightstand. There are 1 1/2 have baths, a kitchenette/living room and a small balcony. Water Quality is horrid. The water in the shower stinks like sulpher. It is a hard water and impossible... More 

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Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Paul N, Thank you for your review. We're sorry we weren't able to meet your expectations, and we wish you well in your future travels. Kindest Regards, Todd Rogers Guest Service Manager More 

charlotte,nc
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 8/11/15 to 8/14/15. I am giving this property a 3 only because of the friendly staff and the beautiful beach. Other than that, it is not really a resort, or hotel. All rooms are accessed from a walkway outside ( think motel) and while the view from the walkway might be good, you can't see it from... More 

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Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear telecomnc, Your review of your recent visit is truly appreciated. Thank you for your kind words toward the friendliness of our staff and our lovely beach. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations in other areas and we will continue our efforts in improving the way we do things. Kindest Regards, Todd Rogers Guest Service Manager More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each unit in this "resort" or individually owned and so you never know what you are going to get. For the hefty price tag attached to all "premium" suites, this is not a risk I recommend you take. You can end up in a room that is still very outdated and downright repulsive in it's cleanliness. Although, housekeeping returned to... More 

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Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Amy K, On behalf of the entire staff at Shell Island I want to apologize for your experience during your recent stay. We will continue our efforts in having complete consistency in providing quality rooms, and we hope to maybe see you again. Kindest Regards, Todd Rogers Guest Service Manager More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place away from the crowds, choice of ocean, outdoor pool or indoor pool for swimming. Ideal place for families or couples. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The rooms (condos) are decorated tastefully and clean .. There is a microwave and stove top for cooking but no oven. (I brought 2 cans of cinnamon rolls... More 

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Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ann D, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit with us. We're glad that you found everything to your liking, however we're sorry that you weren't able to cook your cinnamon rolls in your room. We would have been happy to pop them in our oven in the kitchen, but I'm pretty sure your... More 

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