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2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
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#6 of 9 hotels in Wrightsville Beach
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family Resort
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Stan H wrote a review Sep 22
Cary, North Carolina1 contribution
For the money spent, the suite did not live up to our expectations. This resort, while it has been remodeled, is still in need of some TLC. Our suite still show signs of its outdated past in the bathroom areas, a ceiling was stained/,molded, chair arms needed cleaning and the king size bed did not sleep like it was made for a king. We also noted some guests were not wearing masks just outside their rooms in the public corridors and some ignored signage to wear a mask as you came up from the beach.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: Good beach views from the 5th floor.
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NorthStar587950 wrote a review Sep 20
59 contributions4 helpful votes
We did a last minute on line booking at the Shell Island Resort. Our room was fine for 2 adults and a child. The kitchen utensils were a bit skimpy but fine for a weekend. If you plan to stay longer, I would suggest asking what exactly is in the unit. The nice thing is every room faces the ocean. It is a beautiful property right at the end of island. The temp was colder than usual but we did manage a short swim in the indoor pool. The wide sands and end of island make for lots of beach area to explore, relax and play.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Sonya A wrote a review Aug 2020
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Beach was lovely. Pull out couch was no surprise terrible terrible, room not updated in who knows how long. Indoor pool cover needed repair, bathroom ceiling broken. Worst part though was Covid precautions. On different occasions was served by a waiter and bartender without mask in place, clients in elevator without mask, staff and managers interacting without mask. Will not be going back under any circumstances.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Donna S wrote a review Aug 2020
Angier, North Carolina21 contributions5 helpful votes
We paid for a Premier Room. Supposedly newly renovated. I think not. We didn’t see anything that looked remotely “premier”. The room and patio were dirty. We actually bought a broom and cleaning supplies while at the store. See pics of the beach. In our room.......Elevators stunk and it looked like the same rugs in there for the entire stay. Filthy. When we first checked into our room it had a mini fridge. We had a weeks worth of groceries. The description said refrigerator. Not compact fridge or mini fridge. I went downstairs and they said that was a special request. They did reassign us to another room with a standard fridge. We had no bedding for sofa bed. They brought us sheets that were as old as I am and a blanket with a big hole in it. And I realize sofa beds are not known for comfort, however this bed was the worst. Thought it would collapse every time I got in or out of it. First shower was a joy when we found the last guests wig still in the drain. I can’t even. I could go on but these are the highlights. Never again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Courtney Phillips-Brown wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Outdated. Our room was not cleaned thoroughly. Still sand everywhere. We paid extra to have the updated suite. But it was still outdated and dirty. No amenities, cheap poor quality soap etc. Old furnishings. No breakfast. Due to COVID the gym was closed. They also don't clean the rooms during your stay, so our hotel room was covered in sand. You had to bring your towels down to get new ones. COVID I guess so I didn't dock a star for it? But that hasn't been done at other hotels I've stayed at during the pandemic. I wish we would have done the Holiday Inn. Great location but lots of other options that are just as close to the beach. If we are being completely honest, this place sucks :(
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$171 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shell Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Shell Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Airlie Gardens (3.3 miles), New Hanover County Arboretum (3.8 miles), and Wrightsville Beach (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shell Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shell Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shell Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shell Island Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shell Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Boombalatti’s Homemade Ice Cream, Ceviche's, and Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shell Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shell Island Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Shell Island Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Shell Island Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Airlie Gardens (3.3 miles).
Does Shell Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.