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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Really enjoyed my stay at the resort. Very friendly and helpful staff, and our dinner at the restaurant was very enjoyable! Great service from our waitress Patrice, very polite and informative about the area! I will recommend this to friends who plan on vacationing there.

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Thank Kathrynbb63
Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear kathrynbb63, Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review on your experience with us. Your kind words are appreciated, and we would always appreciate your recommendation to your friends and family. On behalf of Patrice and the rest of our "Friendly Helpful Staff" thank you for your business, and we look forward to seeing you again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

They have upgraded the suites at this facility and it looks really nice. The staff is friendly and engaging. They had free wifi in the rooms. All the suites face onto the beach so you get an ocean view no matter where you stay on the property. You are at the end of the beach and it is away from... More 

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Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Beverly S, Thank you for your kind words. It pleases us all that our upgrades didn't go unnoticed, and that you found our staff so engaging, and we have shared your kind words with Hollie. On behalf of the entire staff at Shell Island, thank you for your business, and we look forward to seeing you again. Kindest Regards,... More 

Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have been to Wrightsville Beach many times, but this was our first stay at Shell Island Resort. Excellent facilities and staff. Great breakfast buffet and the service is first class. Will definitely be coming back.

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1 Thank KEVIN B
Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear kevinb, Thanks for taking the time to write a review on your experience with us at Shell Island Resort. We're glad that you finally discovered the "Best Kept Secret" on the beach! Please let us know when you plan on returning; our "Excellent Staff' will be here to once again provide "First Class Service." See you soon! Todd Rogers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Our waitress was amazing! So nice to have great service with conversation, we will be coming back! The food was good and the restaurant had a very good atmosphere. We will also be recommending to our family and friends.

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Thank Heb2306
Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear heb2306, We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us at Shell Island Resort. We're not at all surprised by your experience with Patrice, she's a real gem! Please be sure to come see us again when time permits. Myself, Patrice and the rest of our amazing staff will be ready for you! Kind Regards, Todd Rogers Guest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. Our room was very clean and had a great view. It was our first time in the area. Todd the manager is very nice. He knew it was a b day getaway and treated me and my boyfriend to their breakfast buffet. That made my day. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Thank Colleen K
Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Colleen, Thanks for your kind words. We're glad we could make your Birthday getaway a little more special. We hope to see you again in the very near future. Until then, Todd Rogers Guest Service Manager Shell Island Resort More 

charlottesville, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a fabulous trip and loved this hotel. It stood alone among beach rental houses so the beach wasn't crowded even in August. There was plenty of space for our family of four and each room was oceanfront.

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Thank momoftwo03
Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear momoftwo03, Thanks for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience with us. It is truly appreciated. Please come see us again when time permits. We'll be ready for you and your children! Todd Rogers Guest Service Manager Shell Island Resort More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We were only going to stay for two nights, but I added two additional nights, because we liked the area so much. The view was fantastic--looking right out on the ocean and the end of the beach towards Figure Eight Island.The units probably vary quite a bit, because I updated to "premium" and it was just in the "good" range.... More 

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Thank michiganshopper
Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michiganshopper, My apologies for the delay in responding to your review. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, especially those toward myself and my staff. You are correct; we DO want to be here, and we Do care very much about the experience of every single one of our guest's. If you're ever in the Wrightsville beach area again, please... More 

Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This resort is a great value for the money. The staff is very friendly. The room was undated and very clean. Ate both dinner and breakfast in their restaurant, Our waitress Patrice was outstanding. Would recommend the restaurant and the resort as a whole to friends.

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1 Thank bluemoon27530
Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear bluemoon27530, We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate your acknowledgement of the efforts of our staff. I will be sure to share your kind words with Patrice. Please come see us again: our "very comfortable and quiet resort" look forward to your return! Kindest regards, Todd Rogers Guest Service Manager More 

Burtonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I stayed at this resort for the first time last weekend, and I hope to have many more trips here! First of all, the staff was fantastic! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I stayed in one of the suites, and the room was great... it was clean and bright, and the view was incredible. Wrightsville beach is beautiful! I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here as an anniversary getaway. This place was the perfect spot. Clean, beautiful ocean view, friendly staff, lovely restaurant. Hollie, our server at breakfast, was very sweet and attentive.

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2 Thank Mgy37
Todd R, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear mgy37, We're glad we could be a part of your anniversary getaway, and that you found our accommodations to your liking. I will be sure to share your kind words with Hollie: I know she'll be thrilled! Come back and see us again when time permits. Perhaps Shell Island Resort can be your regular anniversary getaway location! But you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Shell Island Resort

Address: 2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
Location: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Price Range: $155 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shell Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 145
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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
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
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