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“Well Done Renovation” 5 of 5 stars
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Blockade Runner
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480   |  
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15 hotel reviews
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“Well Done Renovation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Blockade Runner for a long weekend during August. We checked in on Thursday after lunch. The first room we were assigned was directly above the dining room of the hotel restaurant and I was concerned about noise in the evening and early mornings so I called the front desk to ask for another room higher up. They immediately sent a bellman to assist/move us; no questions asked. The rooms were very nice. We were in the tower with the ocean front king rooms. The bathrooms were updated and modern. Overall, the room was better than our suite at Couples Jamaica. The bed was especially comfortable. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was huge. The only small complaint would be the restaurant ran out of a couple of important items (butter, syrup, etc) on both Sat & Sun mornings. I think this was due to the hotel being full. The grounds, beach & pool were all well kept. We thought the rates were a bit steep but it was high season. We would definitely recommend and return to the BR.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Liberty, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

When we first drove up- we thought oh boy - not a great impression- older looking building. We were immediately greeted by very friendly valet attendants. The property out back is beautiful, the beach is divine, nice pool and bar. The rooms are sparkling- beds very comfortable. Bathrooms are very small, but very tastefully done. The restaurant has great food. We did lobster Friday and thrifty Thursday (4 course meal for $25). The chef came out to greet everyone. One particular lunch item is a salad where you pick 10 ingredients – everything really fresh and delicious. Breakfast buffet included. We had the misfortune of rain for 4 days so a lot of things were cancelled. But with that said, we had a very relaxing time and really enjoyed ourselves. Why? The entire staff is truly excellent. Did get to do a spa day- the valet staff drives you and picks you up. In fact they will drive you anywhere and pick you up at no cost. Overall, this was a very nice experience- would recommend the Blockade Runner.

Room Tip: if you get connecting rooms- make sure at check in you ask if they have been unlocked. Maintenace h...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Cary, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Spent the weekend there.... service was great grounds are beautiful! Breakfast buffet was top notch...will defiantly be back!! Hotel was spotless, weekend package was great includes dinner on Saturday night plenty of parking, sunset cruise with Capt Joe was beautiful ....

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 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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Harrisburg, NC USA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Beautiful grounds, well kept up beach and pool areas and outstanding service from each and every employee we encountered! Bellhop service was a treat, breakfast included in the room fee was great. The most unique thing about this hotel is that they also own across the street where you can enjoy the bay and watch the sunset over it, get boat rides and stand up paddle board lessons/excursions.

Room Tip: Balcony Terrace rooms are roomy and have nice ocean front balconies.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Youngsville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My husband and I had the most incredible time. The Blockade Runner was a dream come true. The entire staff is amazing,very friendly and asking us if we needed anything. The hotel is very clean and the oceanfront views were amazing . the food was great, we had breakfast and on our Anniversary on August 20,2013 we had dinner there which was delicious. We will be going back again we can't wait till our next time,just wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

I came here for an organization's conference in August 2013. Be advised, there is no business center, and NO free breakfast if you're on a group rate. Also, don't be fooled by the Google Street View of the room, there are not Keurig coffee makers in the rooms, nor real mugs. The rooms are basic and clean, and service is decent. There is an airport shuttle, but it is Town Cars. Plan ahead.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was our third visit to the Blockade Runner and we continue to have great stays! We were there for three nights in August on a family vacation. We requested, and got, adjoining rooms. The facilities had been updated since our last visit several years ago and the rooms were great. The grounds on the oceanside were just wonderful. Staff was very responsive and accommodating. And the breakfast buffet that comes with the room was good. When parking got difficult the valet service took care of parking our car for no cost. We enjoyed the character of an older, but excellently maintained, hotel. It has character that new facilities can't provide. It's location is very convenient - an easy walk to the ice cream and pizza places.

Room Tip: The non-oceanfront rooms are just fine. The construction of this hotel results in very quiet rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Address: 275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blockade Runner 3*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blockade Runner is uniquely located on Wrightsville Beach Island, North Carolina’s accessible outer-bank. On the east side, the resort fronts the Atlantic Ocean with a wide sandy beach while the west side fronts an Intracoastal Waterway harbor and anchorage. The resort offers the most complete water related activities possible. Our famous Blockade Runner full service breakfast is included for all guest including groups (not applicable to cottage groups). ... more   less 
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Blockade Runner Wrightsville Beach
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