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“beautiful place "wright" on the beach”

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Blockade Runner Beach Resort
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Yellville, Arkansas
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“beautiful place "wright" on the beach”
Reviewed June 27, 2011

we found this place to be clean, quiet, and friendly. the free breakfast was my favorite thing about our stay, something to look forward to every morning. my wife loved the beach and the beautiful grounds surrounding the resort. our only complaint would be the umbrella & chairs we rented. the umbrella was small for the price we paid--it would be really nice if they were complimentary with your room. overall, i would stay here again and would recommend blockade runner to a friend.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 27, 2011

My husband and I have stayed at Blockade Runner multiple times, and we always enjoy ourselves. We just returned from a 5 night stay in celebration of our anniversary, and we were as impressed as ever. The service was great, our dinners at the restaurant were fantastic, and the view of the ocean from the room was very appealing. Try Lobster night on Fridays, and check out the Sunset Harbor Cruise!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2011

When you step outside the rear of the hotel, there are tropical landscaped gardens, outdoor restaurant seating, tiki bar and a beautiful newly renovated pool with lounging area - all just steps from the beach. The rooms are spotless. There is also a free shuttle if you want to go out but don't want to drive. Overall, we had a great stay.

Room Tip: Rooms face either the inter-coastal or the beach.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2011

We stayed at the Blockade Runner for a friends wedding, the staff is very accomodating and friendly, the wedding planner might come off a little bossy, but made the wedding perfect, and beautiful, she deserves high praise. The breakfast at the hotel are outstanding,(and free with each stay) the beach is the cleanest we have ever been too. The whole view on both sides of the hotel are outstanding. I would definitely go back for a long vacation stay.

Room Tip: the bay view is just as good as the ocean view
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2011

My husband and I just had a 6 night, 7 day stay at the Blockade Runner! Having grown up in Wilmington but now living in the Northwest, I wanted to be right on the ocean so that I could have easy access to the beach and soak up the sun. You cannot beat the location as the Blockade Runner is easy access to water sports (you can rent most anything fun to do on the water right out front in Banks Channel) walking the loop trail and restaurants. The pool area is great with a great hot tub and friendly staff. We had relatives come down to meet us at the pool several times and swim. The only thing that bothered us was the smoking at the pool area. We had to move our location more than once due to that. The complimentary breakfast was more than just what you would call continental. It was a full breakfast everyday. However, it did not change the entire time we were there and so a few times we opted for breakfast elsewhere. Maybe having a different egg item or baked item every few days would have been a welcomed change. Our large family did come down for Sunday brunch and it was wonderful. Our room was updated and on the 6th floor and it was appointed just as the pictures showed on their website. The bathroom decor had an Asian flair with nice granite counter tops and dual head shower. We loved having a fridge in our room! The furnishings of the bedroom area was wicker and had a cottage-like, beachy feel to it. Our only real complaint about our week-long experience was the quality of the bed mattress. It was a platform bed and the mattress seemed to be an inferior quality being quite hard (not the word firm, I know what that is) and not pliable. The mattress cover was a thin-on-the-top style that was not cushiony at all, very hot, and resembled a baby crib waterproof mattress pad. I asked for a more substantial mattress pad but was told they had none and was given a blanket which I promptly put under the bottom sheet. This did help some. For the price of this resort, I just believe the beds should be more comfortable and somewhat luxurious. Investing in better quality mattress pads would be a start!!! Overall, a fabulous place to stay and we would come back...but, of course, checking out our bed before we unpack....lol!!!! I would also like to say the staff was wonderful and more than helpful and accommodating, especially the valet!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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islandresort, General Manager at Blockade Runner Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 18, 2011
This is a most appreciated comment highlighting our water access and multiple activities. I appreciate how the non variance of the breakfast buffet prompted a visit for breakfast outside the resort. Our goal with a breakfast buffet spread is to have multiple options over a multiple day stay for our guests to enjoy. Chef mark is considering some alternatives. I was disappointed with the smoke on the pool are as it is a non smoking property with but a handful of smoking areas available. We will have to be more vigilant about this. We will also consider the comments regarding the bed and mattress pad. The new club level furniture on the sixth floor has been overall well received, but the comfort of the bed is of high importance to us. we will continue to act on our guests feedback. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

My wife and I love staying at the Blockade Runner, the resort is immaculate and the service is always great!! The location is the best on the island compared to the other resorts and its a much better value! Looking forward to going back down this winter for the Flotilla...

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

We had 3 young couples traveling together for a get-away beach weekend and had a wonderful experience at the Blockade Runner. Staff was very helpful. The entire outdoor area (pool, beach access, grassy space) was well kept and beach was very close.
We wanted to save a few dollars and opted for a view of the waterway instead of the ocean, even that was very pretty to look at. Complimentary breakfast in the morning was excellent! Pancakes, french toast, eggs, hash browns, bacon, pastries, fruit etc. We really enjoyed our stay and will definately go back if we ever return to the area for another trip.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Blockade Runner Beach Resort
Address: 275 Waynick Boulevard, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2021
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Blockade Runner Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blockade Runner is uniquely located on Wrightsville Beach Island, North Carolina’s accessible outer-bank. On the east side, the resort fronts the Atlantic Ocean with a wide sandy beach while the west side fronts an Intracoastal Waterway harbor and anchorage. The resort offers the most complete water related activities possible. Our famous Blockade Runner full service breakfast is included for all guest including groups (not applicable to cottage groups). ... more   less 
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