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Shell Island Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2700 North Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was outdated and not well cleaned. Apparently it was too much work to clean all 4 of the windows so someone only cleaned two. Maybe they were hoping that we wouldn't open the blinds. We had no hot water. The front desk didn't even apologize but said they'd call maintenance. I don't know if they even came up.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did our wedding reception at Shell Island and had a blast. Meredith and George were courteous, professional, and worked tirelessly to make it elegant and fun for everyone. The food was excellent and the service was amazing. All the suites view the ocean and are unique and nice. Our guests had a great time all weekend. The only issue... More

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Shinnston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view was Amazing. The furniture was out dated. The balcony furniture is very uncomfortable.The lobby & restaurant were noisy and crowded. We eat late to avoid the crowd. About 30 loud rude people poured in as we were eating.

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

Musty smell in both rooms we were given. Water from shower and sink smells like putrid sulfur. Towels and sheets very stained in both the deluxe and premium suite.Used soap from previous guests left in bathroom! Will never, ever stay here again!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception at Shell Island Resort. Everything was above and beyond our needs. The staff in the restaurant, front desk and reception servers were always smiling and very helpful. All of the rooms our friends and family stayed in were clean, updated, and had a fantastic view of the ocean. The event coordinator for... More

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner was great. However, the best part was Lauren Nielsen. She waited several tables and talked with every table to make sure things were going well. We were celebrating my dearest friends birthday. Lauren went out of their way to make it special. She was amazing, funny, and engaging. Great job!

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Chris V, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear gypsyrnamh1021, I am so pleased that you had a great dining experience at Shell Island Resort! We are very fortunate to have Lauren working for us as she goes out of her for all her guests time and again. Our resort is a fabulous place to have a special event, play on the beach or just watch the sunrise... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

16 of us converged upon this resort to celebrate Maggie's birthday and it was great! We arrived when the weather was miserable with freezing rain then the next several days were perfect. The new chef; Nick & company prepared wonderful meals for ALL of us and the beach was gorgeous. Views from the 9th floor were spectacular & there was... More

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Chris V, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kevin G, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am so pleased that you could celebrate Maggie's birthday with us! I could not agree more that there is nothing like spectacular ocean views and a wide stretch of blissful beach to celebrate another year. That the staff was helpful and accommodating makes me... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our daughter is expecting a baby in April and her friends wanted to have a baby shower for her. Jen wanted to have it at the beach, and I looked for venues there. When I looked at Shell Island we were really pleased by the picture of their conference venue on the hotel website. She decided that was the location... More

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Chris V, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Claire P, Thank you for having your event here. We are glad that you all could visit us to celebrate your friend's special day! Congratulations to her as well. We are also pleased that everything went well for the baby shower. Our chef works very hard to make every dish fresh and delicious. Likewise, Meredith and George have a... More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

*The carpets in the hallway were worn and dirty looking *Room service came in styrofoam containers in plastic bags *No bellman *Pool looks like something you'd find a a Motel 6 *Kitchens are just a small strip against a wall with a sofa in front of it *Room was not thoroughly cleaned We were so excited to spend our only... More

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Chris V, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Travelgrl72 Thank you for taking the time to review your visit last summer. Please accept our apologies for any issues that you experienced during your stay as they are not our standard. Since your visit, we have undergone a major renovation with our rooms to update them and make them more modern and luxurious. We have also updated our... More

Mount Olive, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This Resort was excellent. We arrived early & only had a 10 minute wait. The staff are very friendly & professional. They were efficient to the point. Our room was excellent, close proximity to everything was a great convenience. The restaurant was excellent & the service was awesome, the food is delicious & the portions generous. Helen, Mitch, & Jamie... More

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Chris V, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Deniece C, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to give us some feedback about your stay. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit! As guest service is our top priority here at Shell Island, I am pleased to hear that the staff was kind and courteous to you. Helen and Jamie really... More

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Additional Information about Shell Island Resort

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
Address: 2700 North Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Location: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 hotels in Wrightsville Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shell Island Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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