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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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Richmond, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

My fiancé and I along with some family went to this resort to see about having our wedding there August 2011 this past September after falling in love with the pictures online. We get there, the bellman as well as the woman at the front desk was very nice, and the buck stops there. We look around the lobby and... More 

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UNCWALUM, Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear of your experience at Shell Island Resort. This is not a typical occurence with us and we pride ourselves on offering superior customer service. I am not positive of the circumstances of that visit as I was not aware of this specific situation. I do know that we do many weddings here every year... More 

Chicago, IL
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

What a great place. Terrific resort for a great price. Beautiful accomodations, nice sandy beach, and good food. Definitely will go back.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

Shell Island is a nice place located on a perfect piece of real estate on the northern most tip of Wrightsville Beach. The beach is beautiful and to the north of the resort it's backed by beautiful dunes. It's great sitting in the room watching surfers and paddle boarders hit the waves while dolphins swim amongst them (kind of scarey).... More 

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2010

Shell Island is a gorgeous oceanfront resort. We were on the 8th floor, and our suite was more like a small apartment--spacious, gracious, comfortable-- best view of the ocean with sunrise! The front desk staff were congenial and courteous. The restaurant staff were typical of the people of this region: polite, friendly and totally accommodating. We felt at home immediately... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

I saw this as a special on a Travelzoo add. Never expected to be in Wrightsville but when we did go I took a chance and told the front desk staff I had seen the add and named the room price. Originally I was told there were no rooms but then was told if were staying one night we could... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

The location is excellent with a fabulous view (IF you are not on the first floor). We were placed on the first floor with no view, after the person we booked the room with assured us of a beach view and our request to be moved to a room with a better view resulted in hostility and rudeness from staff... More 

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UNCWALUM, Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am very sorry you were not satisfied with the view of your original suite. With our Manager's Special Rate the room type is determined at check in and is based on availability, which includes our Beach Walk out Rooms (first floor). If this was not communicated to you clearly, then I appreciate you bringing... More 

Atlanta, GA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

This place is 25 years old and showing every bit of it. The rooms are outdated but the view is impossible to beat. Overpriced. The bedroom was in the back of the suite instead of out where you can see the ocean. Not sure if all the rooms are like that. We would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

This was not our first stay at Shell Island and that is because we love it so much we continue to go back. The hotel is great, food is great, staff is great.. it just doesn't get any better!! We have stayed in different rooms each time we go and each room is fantastic! There is not anything I "want"... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

This hotel was great! From the time we arrived to the day we left, we were well taken care of. Nicole Jones the front desk manager can accommodate almost any request you may have and the hotel staff is friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help. The view of the ocean from our room was spectacular! We could see all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

Shell Island Resort is beautifully maintained and neat as can be. The rooms are the cleanest I've seen, not a fingerprint or dust bunny in sight. As I lay by the pool one day, I could see the housekeepers cleaning the guest's patios and I was amazed at what a thorough job they do. They really put in some elbow... 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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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 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach

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