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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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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Great View
Family Resort
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FamilyVacationer99 wrote a review Apr 2021
Asheville, North Carolina57 contributions15 helpful votes
I just had an awesome stay, with my family, at Shell Island Resort. I’ve really no complaints. Staff was friendly, rate was fair. The room was spectacular, with a little kitchenette, a living room area with panoramic bay windows to the beach. These were next to the oceanfront balcony. The beds were in a separate room (like a suite). There were TWO bathrooms, so helpful to a family. The location was wonderful. Two pools. I could just go on and on. One never knows what one will get, shopping in the internet. I’ve had places looked great on the website, but really sucked once you got there. But, this is the real deal. They were very accommodating, we were having so much fun, they worked with us to stay an extra day, same rate/same room. Ima stay there again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Tisha wrote a review Apr 2021
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This was a great resort it was like I had an one bedroom apartment. The staff (Shane, Kenny and Riley) were great along with other staff but I don’t have their names. Clean rooms, great view, and just awesome.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Amym wrote a review Mar 2021
Holly Springs, North Carolina1 contribution
Loved having a balcony watching the ocean . Great hot tub and pools. This hotel is secluded, yet convenient. Clean and comfortable. Shane and Kenny at the front desk made us feel welcome and appreciated. They set the tone for our stay and got us off on the right foot for an amazing vacation. They were always helpful and courteous. We have already booked our next stay!
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Date of stay: March 2021
MNGM1967LH wrote a review Mar 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina261 contributions37 helpful votes
We came with 2 other couples for a get-away prior to a conference. We were all excited and "splurged" in order to go to one of the "nicer places." Wow! We have never been so disappointed. The smell was rough. I even went to get another room; however, it was worse. The other two couples had the exact experience, so I know for sure that 4 rooms are terrible. Since it was all 4 rooms that we either stayed in or saw, that's naturally indicative of the remainder of the rooms. I never hold much stock in "Terrible" ratings (which is the only reason I did not rate it "terrible"). I have a hard time believing the "excellent"ratings are legitimate. Not for a hotel that charges premium prices. I didn't realize that this is a condotel either. If so, I would have read the
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Kenneth Capazzi, Guest Services / Front Office at Shell Island Resort
Responded Mar 31, 2021
Thank you for your review. We apologize if some aspects of your stay were not as expected. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and it is with mention of such items that we continue to improve the property. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Shell Island Resort.
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Chelsea wrote a review Mar 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina11 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve lived in NC for almost 5 years and Wrightsville Beach is my absolute favorite place to go! I had some family visit last summer and we stayed at Shell Island for the first time. We had the best time and absolutely loved it!! The room was awesome and we had plenty of space. Every room is ocean view and has a private balcony. The bedroom is separate from the large living/kitchen area. There a few negatives which is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. First, the thermostat in the room was unable to be adjusted which was an issue for us because it was so incredibly hot. Second, the beds are full size and not double, so you don’t have much space if you’re sharing a bed with someone. The mattresses were also very uncomfortable and none of us got much sleep at night. The shower also
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Date of stay: July 2020
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$171 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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