Wow-- I've never been so conflicted trying to choose a hotel sight unseen! We (my husband and I along with our 17 year old son)are spending three days in Wilmington in two weeks and would like to stay on Wrightsville Beach. Believe it or not, I now hold three different reservations and have to decide on one before I get charged! I have booked the Holiday Inn Sunspree (it's a handicapped room, all that was available but it's oceanfront on the 5th floor), the Blockade Runner (oceanfront but no balcony) and Shell Island. Shell Island sounded appealing because of the "suite" size but after reading some reviews, I've pretty much ruled it out. The HI is about $100 total more than BR. Can someone out there help me decide??
Is the HI geared more for small kids? I understand it's newer. Is BR run down? We're paying peak prices and it's just so hard to decide!! I'd appreciate ANY thoughts!