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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
  • 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful resort! The staff were very friendly and helpful. We were especially pleased with the wonderful breakfast buffet and great service we received. Despite it being extremely busy on the morning we dined there, our server Jessica was very friendly and efficient. She served with a smile, which for us goes a long way!... More

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Greensboro, NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We brought our sister & brother-in-law from PA to see Wrightsville Beach and stay at Shell Island. They were so impressed and my sister-in-law said "she was in heaven". We had two rooms next to each other. They were very nice rooms. The beach is great and location so beautiful. We were on the 9th floor and our in-laws were... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The reason to book here is obvious. Terrific sandy NC beach without any distractions. Lovely view. Adjacent to protected natural area. Great! The room we had for the weekend was good, end unit, high floor. Super updates in the kitchen. Very well appointed. We could have actually prepared meals if we had wanted to. Overall the rooms were nice, seemed... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The pro's of this "resort" are obvious...great views of a beautiful beach located at the quiet end of a busy island. Amenities are what you'd expect: 2 pools, hot-tub, outside bar, onsite restaurant, and plentiful parking (covered). Staff are friendly and helpful. However, while our particular room was wonderfully renovated, the overall facilities here are tired/dated/faded and a bit overpriced.... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The facility was beautiful. And the staff went above and beyond to be helpful and attentive to our needs and to help make our event a success. Also, the luncheon was delicious and served hot and presented well. Many thanks to George and Daniel for all their help.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good: - Breakfast was awesome - Beach access was good - Kitchenette was a plus The bad: - They billed us a higher room rate than was quoted on our confirmation ($15 more per night not including environmental fee) - They charge an additional $7 plus tax ($0.50) for an "environmental fee" which was not included in any of... More

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1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in mid-September to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It is a great, quiet location at the end of the Lumina Ave peninsula. PROS: Location, ocean view, clean & nicely appointed suit, good food at the hotel restaurant. CONS: The tap water smells ghastly- like sulfur, rotten eggs. You have to let the... More

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room my family stayed in had a great view of the ocean. The room was ready, clean and smelled very fresh. The bed wasn't the best, but for the 3 days there it was good enough.The staff was courteous and helpful, the food was good. Staff located some items I left and shipped them to my home...that was awesome.... More

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Denver, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews for Shell Island Resort will vary a great deal, depending on the room being reviewed. While all the suites in the resort are oceanfront, we paid a higher fee to get an upgraded, premium king suite. And it was very much worth it!! We stayed in the 4th floor room on the northern end, so we had end... More

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Abingdon, Virginia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the ocean front views at this resort; however, do not rent the first floor there is no view. Our unit was clean, but very outdated. The towels and kitchen items need replacing! Be sure to bring a coffee maker since they are not provided. Parking was convenient. They also need to be upfront about the "environmental fees"... More

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Additional Information about Shell Island Resort

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*
Number of rooms: 145
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