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Shell Island Resort

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2700 North Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

We just got back yesterday! We have always went to Myrtle Beach or Panama City FL. We were looking for a more relaxing vacation with less people & we got it! Crowds were small @ the beach. The hotel was very nice. The staff were friendly & very helpful. Our room was EXACTLY like the virtual tour on their website!... More

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North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2008

Well I'll start with check-in, room wasn't ready until almost 4 p.m. (check in was at 3 p.m.) I finally got the manager and she went up to help because there was only ONE housekeeper on staff. Now on to the room, very cramped. I traveled with a family of four and we could barely move around without bumping each... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

Visited shell island for the first time in may 2008. Loved the area. Residential area. Very quiet. Beautiful view from front of the property and rear. Uncrowded beach, even on the weekend. Staff very accomodating with requests. Stayed in room 619. Nice decor.Not at all what we expected from the picture on the internet. Comfortable furniture, granite countertops in kitchenette.Looked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2008

My sister and I were both very happy with the accomodations, decor, 2 toilets & bathroom sinks separated by a door (allowing max privacy & convenience), and sensational views of the Atlantic. The beach is wide and relatively unpopulated (but this is April, so summer may have more people taking advantage of the beckoning sands and water). Being at the... More

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Louisville, Ky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2008

The location of the hotel is very nice but the service received was less than adequate. The staff made you feel like you were imposing upon them to ask a question. Although I found them to be nice, they were far less than accomodating and not at all concerned about making the stay a welcome one. Although the hotel is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2008

We were kind of disappointed. the website looks new and fresh but reality is that the place is pretty rundown, if that wasnt the truth, then why are they currently (table saws and all) renovating half the hotel? Also the website says seasonal hours may apply. We have young kids and depend on the hotel restaurant and bar, and indoor... More

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UNCWALUM, Hotel Management at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

We do apologize if this guest felt like they were mislead by our website. We feel our website is a true reflection of our property and we try our best to update the website as well as our property when needed. We have been working on our property this off-season to make it a better product. As for the restaurant... More

New Concord, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2008

We had a wonderful family vacation. The beach is beautiful and the views from the room are fabulous! It's a perfect place for that "no brainer" vacation, to simply sit, relax and recharge. Our sons even learned to surf throught the local surf school!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2007

We stayed at the Shell Island for a week, it only took one night to know that this was the worst mistake of our vacation. The window in the bedroom aligns the outdoor hallway, nice view from the bedroom, however, since the windows are not sound proof, we got to hear everyone's conversations, keeping us up till 2 am, and... More

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UNCWALUM, Hotel Management at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

I have tried to contact luvmypug directly, but have not received a response. I am sorry for their experience they had with us. We do have exterior corridors, and you may hear some noises along the hallway. Our housekeepers are scheduled to work at 8am, this is so we can have rooms available for people to check in at 3pm.... More

North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2007

My husband and I stayed in room 211 for one week in August, when we arrived at our room the air conditioning unit was not working and it was above 90 degrees in the room. We had to contact an emergency number and we had to spend our Saturday waiting for the repair man to fix the problem. Then we... More

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UNCWALUM, Hotel Management at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

I am sorry this guest did not enjoy their room or stay at Shell Island. Our Suites are individually owned by homeowners and they have an option to be in our rental program. This particular suite (211) is currently not in our program. Some of the owners will elect to have a local agency rent their suites for them and... More

Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2007

We booked and prepaid over a month ahead so we got a pretty good deal averaging $134 a night. The room was clean, showing its age alittle, but still nice. Staff was very friendly. LOVED the view of the ocean. LOVED all the windows in the livingroom. Bring your own water, their water is nasty. Restaurant was a tad expensive,... 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*
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Also Known As:
Shell Island Oceanfront Hotel
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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
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
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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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