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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I chose Shell Island to get married and it was by far the best decision!! From the beginning process of meeting with Meredith Swicegood to the very last minute we were always impressed with the friendly and efficient service. Meredith was amazing in the way she received every one of our requests and made sure that they... More

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Charlotte, NC
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice clean rooms with friendly staff. My only service complaint is they need to staff the beach/pool bar better at lunch time. It's a bit further down so you can't walk to anything in Wrightsville Beach for dinner but a good place to stay for the cost.

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23 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hubby took me for a 3 night stay over the Labor Day weekend for our 34th anniversary. I was a little worried ( let's just say, when he picks a place it isn't always a good choice). It turned out to be a pleasant stay. We had not stayed on Wrightsville Beach before so I wasn't sure what to... More

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Conover, NC
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great from beginning to end. The room was very clean and had everything we needed to enjoy a comfortable stay for the weekend. The tiki bar was really nice and the bartender was excellent. Wonderful view and easy access to the beach! We had a great time!

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Raleigh, NC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time at this resort, though we'd been to Wrightsville many times. The building and facilities are a bit dated, and the room was a bit steep, even for a holiday weekend, but that didn't take away from our enjoyment. The beach itself is VERY wide (distance from hotel to water), so there's plenty of space, unlike... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shell Island Resort is always a great place for my family and I to spend a couple of relaxing days on the beach. The view from our rooms was fantastic! We had been in touch with Sasha with Guest Relations who coordinated our "all-inclusive" stay and even gave the kids snacks for the ride home! Great family vacation, fabulous... More

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New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Wilmington and decided to go to Shell Island for a tour as we are considering it for our daughter’s wedding. We were greeted by Sasha and she was extremely enthusiastic and helpful in answering all our questions plus gave us lots of great tips. She makes us feel in good hands, relieving us of... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Shell Island for a weekend during the summer. The location on the beach was very private and the views were stunning. It has a tiki bar by the pool with music every night that we were there. The staff was amazing from check in to service at the pool and in the restaurant. We were served frozen... More

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Apex, NC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Shell Island Resort for 3 days last week and loved it. We had a beautiful studio. Nice amenities. The pool was very nice with a Tiki Bar for food and drink while sun bathing. Easy beach access. The Island End Restaurant was very good as well.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 hotel reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a solid 3-star imho, but not sure why it is considered a 3 1/2. It is a motel in that rooms are accessed via outside, rather than a hotel. Check-in and Check-out was not bad, but it felt like they were having computer problems or something. Seemed to be struggling (yet kudos for still smiling). Public areas were... 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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