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Blockade Runner Beach Resort
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

There are not many hotels in Wrightsville Beach - that is one reason it is such a desirable location - it doesn't get as crowded as Myrtle Beach and has a family appeal. Blockade Runner and Holiday Inn Sunspree are the two main ocean front hotels. Blockade Runner is 50 years old this year but has made updates to feel contemporary. There was complimentary valet parking and a nice lobby. The beachside lawn is very pretty with lots of tropical plantings. People play cornhole on the lawn and there is yoga in the mornings. We had complimentary breakfast with our room and it was a buffet but nice with a hot bar, fresh fruit, pastries,etc. Across the street on the soundside, you can rent SUP or kayaks or take a guided kayak tour for a fee. The beds were comfortable and the AC worked well but was a little noisy. We had a walkout balcony which was nice. There was a mini-fridge and a Keurig.

Now for the only complaint - the bathroom set up. They have remodeled at some point and the entry and bathroom has nice tile (transitions to cheaper white tiles in the room). The negative was that the bathroom has a sliding door and weird window that looked into the living room. I like more privacy than a sliding door provides. The mirror was above the toilet instead of the sink - so if you are drying your hair or putting on make up you are leaning over the toilet.The counter was too low and I squatted down to brush my teeth. The window had blinds, but if someone is in the bathroom at night, the light shines into the sleeping area. The shower doesn't have a door so if you use the handheld sprayer you have to watch that you don't get the bathroom all wet.

I don't know if they have larger rooms - we had two queen beds - but if you have a family, it would be a little tight and the bathroom would be an issue. For a couple and for just a short stay it was fine. It was not super luxurious - no plush chairs, or feather pillows - but it was above average.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stayed in the balcony section of Blockade Runner. The room and furnishings were clean and modern. It was very nice.

The included breakfast buffet was really great. Friendly wait staff, too.

Every person we encountered who worked there was helpful and actually seem happy to be there. It was nice.

Based on our experience, I would certainly recommend Blockade Runner.

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a sound-side room, and loved the view over the water. Our room air conditioner was a bit noisy, but the bed was very comfortable, and there was no problem with other noises. I think our room was missing a bedside table lamp, and if we had stayed one more night, I would have asked for another to be brought up. The breakfast (included) was a very good buffet, with a wide variety of breakfast foods from very healthy to eggs, bacon, and sausages. The grounds overlooking the ocean are lovely, and next time I plan to take advantage of the water activities on the sound, like kayaking. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: We stayed on the fourth floor, sound-side, high enough to have a nice view over the sound.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very courteous and accomodating staff, well-maintained landscaping and grounds, modern interior, great room with delightful view of the sound, excellent buffet breakfast, easy access to the beach. Completely satisfied.

Room Tip: higher floors are preferred (for view); I hear some rooms are 'dated'; air handling in room somewhat loud so I tended to turn it off at night and open the window
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank d f
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Was a very pleasant stay overall.
We had an ocean front view and paid extra to have a private balcony.
The room was clean and had plenty of towels. We had two beds and although one was a little lumpy, the other slept very well. The lighting in the room and bathroom area is not the best (the bath and entrance is a little cramped) but the room itself was open and with the curtains open was very bright.
The food was okay. We ate from the bar and the restaurant. The breakfast bar was average.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dorothy R
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