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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
Free internet
Public wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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    Great View, Family Resort
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I never leave negative reviews. I am generally very easy going. I have here before and thought it was pretty decent. However, I have lan to check out tomorrow and never come back. I don’t know what the party under my room is for, but it has kept my two kids up half the night. Why, do they think this is a nightclub? The noise is very loud and when I brought it up, the manager gave me no reason to believe he was doing anything about it. Disrespectful. Don’t stay here. I never will again.
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Response from Richard G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort
Responded Dec 18, 2019
Thank you for your review. We apologize about the Chrismas party in the ballroom that evening. Typically people who are attending the events are place in the units over the ballrooms and there may have been a miscommunication and that may be the reason you were wrongfully put over the ballroom. Unfortunately had you spoken to any member of the Front Desk Management team, you would have been offered a room move but it looks as though that did not happen and for that I apologize. Thank you for staying with us at Shell Island Resort.
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The word ‘Resort’ in the name is misleading as amenities provided don’t meet resort levels. This is more of an inn. We were not interested in a resort but I just wanted to clarify for those interested in staying in the future. Our room was a typical beach front room with a kitchenette and separate bedroom. It was clean and adequate for our needs. The kitchenette was only suitable for a light breakfast or lunch. The bed was adequate but noisy.
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Response from Richard G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Thank you for your review. We apologize if some aspects of your stay were not as expected. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to have you as a guest in the future. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Shell Island Resort.
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The suite I was in was conducive to a multi-day stay at the beach for either a couple or a small family. One bedroom, but the kitchen/dining/living area could easily suffice for a few sleeping bags. The beach view was a wonderful thing to wake up to in the morning.
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Response from Richard G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort
Responded Nov 12, 2019
Thank you for your review. We agree waking up to a view of the beautiful ocean is hard to beat. Our oceanfront suites are perfect for anyone travelling by themselves, or even with friends and family. We are glad your stay was enjoyable and hope to see you again in the future.
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Fantastic view of the beach and fantastic staff at the hotel. Every room above the first floor has a view of the ocean and the beach is wide and has soft sand. We were on the 9th floor. Perfect for a couple for a few days or a week. There's a pullout sofa for children, but 4 adults would be tight. Very quiet, the last property at the end of the island. There's an outdoor pool and hot tub and an indoor pool.
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Response from Richard G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Thank you for your feedback. We advertise all ocean front suites and boast some of the most stunning views Wrightsville Beach has to offer. Being all the way on the North end provides somewhat of a secluded "island" feel when you are staying with us. In the event you are indeed traveling with 4 adults, we do offer rooms with 2 Double Beds as well as a pull out sofa in the living room. We also offer adjoining suites if available upon request. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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We had a wonderful time at your resort. Rooms were clean and comfy. The employees were the nicest most helpful staff. especially George in banquets. He was the most thoughtful, helpful and nicest person.... Please make sure he is told what a hard worker and caring man he is.
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Response from Richard G, Guest Relations Manager at Shell Island Resort
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Thank you for your review. We will gladly share your words with George. He is very attentive and cares deeply about the satisfaction of each and every one of our guests. We hope to have you and your co-workers come stay with us, time and time again.
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$130 - $360 (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.