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“great place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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20 East Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480   |  
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Raleigh
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5 hotel reviews
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“great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We just left the beach today and we were greatly impressed by this motel. It's a hidden gem. The room (221) was very clean and spacious. The bathroom and sink area were absolutely beautiful not to mention very accommodating and the beds were very comfortable. We definitely hope to return to this place soon, especially since its within easy walking distance to the local restaurants and shops. I hate to let everyone in on this because it is a smaller hotel but we had a great stay and wanted to share. The only downside would be your neighbors. We had a room full of young men across from us and they were very loud late at night and spilled out into the hallway. Because it's an older building, the sound does carry some but I feel certain that someone would have handled it should we felt the need to say something. The beds are short for guys who are 6'4" or taller but this is rather common anywhere you go and this wasn't a problem for us. Looking forward to our return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The Silver Gull was clean, convenient, and budget-friendly. We had no complaints about our room and could see the ocean from our balcony. It's a great location-- walk out of the hotel and you're already on the beach. It's also possible to walk to restaurants and shops, which isn't true for some of the further hotels at Wrightsville. We had great customer service as well. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

When I read the other reviews, I was anxious to check the place out. I expected a good location but I thought it would be an old place. Well it was not a Westin, but it was clean, spacious, reasonable, with a nice kitchen area. The staff was very friendly. The location could not be better. The rooms were much better than I thought they would be for an older place. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Silver Gull is located right on Wrightsville Beach, with wonderful views of the ocean from the balconies and from inside the rooms looking out the windows behind the balconies. Excellent customer service from Allen, Ruth and John. They make you feel like you're family. However, only half the hotel has been renovated -- the current owners (children of the original owner) do not seem to care much about upkeep of the hotel or visitor's opinions. The motel staff had a lot more leeway to improve customer satisfaction under previous management and ownership.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

On September 28, my girl turn 15 years old! And the only thing she asked me it was to return to the same Motel wher we stood once at the begining of summer for a girls adveture... we had a blast! Two nights and 3 days... OMG! We walk late at the beach... the full moon was awsome! The entire experience, was beautiful! And if you need to wash clothes, bring quoters, the have a washer and a dryer... no sand back to the house! Lol! We planing to go back when its cold again... and we didn't even spend more than $400... love it!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Purlear, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

we had a great time room was clean and the staff was nice we went twice and im ready to go back . if you love to fish the pire was fun . went to wrightville when i was achild that was over 40 years ago it has changed some but not a lot . i always wanted to take my kids there . they are grown now but i got to share the beach with tham and my child hood . when i went the pire was wood and i didnt like walking on it but now it great to just take a walk on it . i dont know if the sliver gull was there than . but it nice to see the older motels can still be nice. so if you can go there . see for your self. it not a big place it dont have a pool . but it dose have a good veiw.. so go i liked the kicthen i enjoyed cook i home made meal.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great views, spacious rooms. Even though it is stated that some rooms are not updated yet and the price reflects that, the showers are not good. However, everything else is so great, that it is a mute point. Would stay again for sure!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Silver Gull Motel

Address: 20 East Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Location: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 32
Also Known As:
Silver Gull Hotel Wrightsville Beach
Silver Gull Wrightsville Beach

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