First let me say that if your are expecting a resort experience forget about it!! However if you are looking for a room with a killer view of the Atlantic beach front you get it here! Our room was on the 9th floor and the views of the beach/dunes, Atlantic Ocean and an awe sum thunder storm was spectacular.
I would agree with the other comments that the rooms are small and showing some age BUT they meet the needs for a decent night's sleep, cost reductions for meals as the "kitchen" meets the needs with a mini fridge-cook top-all the necessary cooking and eating stuff, small balcony but OK for two people, direct beach access and at the end of the beach front road so traffic is at a minimum.
The breakfast is a typical scramble egg-oatmeal-cold cereal buffet but there is an omelette and waffle station for a fresh egg concoction. The coffee is plentiful and good. The staff is extremely cheerful and helpful.
My wife and I went for two nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we would definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- 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