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Shell Island Resort

3.5 of 5 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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Concord, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stayed at Shell Island Resort Thanksgiving weekend, and extended my stay one day. Why? First; even though it's a bit pricey for me this place kicks! Personal from check-in, restaurant, to housekeeping, maintenance love their guests. Everybody was extraordinary! Second; What a view from your oceanfront room at sunrise is unbelievable! They say "location location location" Well Shell has that... More 

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Todd R, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lars05, Thank you, thank you! Your kind words are so greatly appreciated. After reading your review, I want to make a reservation for myself! In all seriousness, the feedback from our guest is a valuable tool for us at Shell Island Resort to determine what we're doing right and what we need to do better. Our guests are why... More 

Hailey, Idaho
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I come to this area to visit a friend every late fall. This year we decided to do a "staycation" for her at this resort. The condo we rented was nice, tidy and clean. We each had our own bathrooms. The view was great as we had some amazing sunrises and sunsets on either side of the condo. Also, watched... More 

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Todd R, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Barbara J, We're so pleased to hear that we were a part of a memorable experience for you and your friend. We strive to exceed the expectations of our guests because we believe it creates long term relationships. So please let us know when you're ready to plan you next "Staycation" and we'll be ready to help create some... More 

Jamestown, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Our family stayed for 3 nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. We had a room on the 8th floor and had a fantastic view of the ocean. The sunrises were just breathtaking. We were also able to see dolphins swimming all day long. Our room was comfortable and decorated well. Everything was clean. Our kitchenette had a microwave with a few... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We stayed at the Shell Island Resort for five nights to attend a wedding in town. The ocean view was beautiful and we enjoyed walking on the beach in November! The room was nice enough with a comfortable bed (pillows not so much) and an efficiency style kitchen. The complimentary coffee is the prepackaged coffee that is in your room,... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Several years ago, after the death of a parent, my husband and I stumbled across this place on the way back from a sad trip home. It seemed like heaven, given the spectacular views of the ocean and marshes and the nice unit we got at that time. We did notice that the "resort" seemed a trifle shabby, but overall,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Well, what can I say, my husband and I stayed at Shell Island Resort for 3 days and loved it. The room was just what we wanted and the room service breakfast was amazing. I loved the way the cook took time in the presentation. I order a NE breakfast and my husband had french toast. The beach view was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I recently attended a conference at this Resort and what made this experience the most favorable was the Shell Island Resort Staff! George and the team at Shell Island are exemplary hosts and provide excellent service. The food was the among the best fare served in my experience, and I would recommend that if you are hosting an event (conference,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Excellent place to stay for a family. Quiet beautiful white sand beach. Close drive to town with restaurants and all other amenities. Room on the 2nd floor had a great view from the balcony. Room had everything we needed. A long drive from Canada with two small children but well worth it! We really enjoyed our stay.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great ocean facing rooms. Outside of hotel looks more like a motel, but once you get into your room, it is very impressive. Loved the small kitchenette and sitting area. We hosted a two-day meeting in the large ocean-facing room. Pillars in the room made it somewhat difficult for projection and seating, but otherwise was a great place to sit... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Spent two nights here in mid-October. Stayed on the 8th floor with a great view of the sunrise and the sunset. Nice kitchen included in the living room. You can sit outside on a small balcony meant for two or sit in front of the nice bay window, if the weather is cool or too windy for you. Also nice... 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*
Number of rooms: 145
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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
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach

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