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Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Oceanfront room, oceanfront pool, awesome beach! Rooms were a little on the small side but this is the nicest Holiday Inn we have ever stayed in! The pool and oceanfront deck area were great. Also liked the outside dining and deck area with rockers.....

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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AmandaRochelle, arochelle@wrightsville.holidayinnresorts.com at Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Hello bassettmom,
I second that - our Oceanfront Terrace is a great area for dining al fresco, rockin' in the rockers or rockin' to the live music :o) Thank you & we hope to see y'all again soon. Sincerely, Amanda Rochelle, Reservations Dept Manager

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Wow. I was disappointed by our stay at the Sunspree this weekend. A place we have stayed a dozen times over the last few years. The room was okay as usual, but no one cleaned our room on Saturday, even though we were out. There must be new management because the fun, beachy attitude is totally dead and the cheerful,helpful staff is gone! The front desk staff was pleasant, but the staff throughout the rest of the hotel just want to hang out and talk to one another and are visibly annoyed if you interrupt their conversations. It was a hot day on Saturday, with little breeze. The pool staff wouldn't let us open the umberellas for shade because they said they would be in trouble if one blew over. The host staff at the restaurant were 3 teenaged girls who chatted and bit their nails (gross!)at the host station. My husband felt like they gave him alot of attitude about getting us seated. We had one waitress waiting on what must have been 7 tables. The seafood tasted rotten. Scallops and the swordfish special. This used to be a really good restaurant we loved! I think there is new management that is trying to cut costs across the board, and the experience we have known and loved for years has suffered. This may work for people who are just coming for a one-time trip, but not for us repeat customers who are looking for a reliably pleasant stay. We only live an hour away, and will start to look for a replacement for "our beach house" as we used to call the Sunspree.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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AmandaRochelle, arochelle@wrightsville.holidayinnresorts.com at Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Hi AmyAvis,
I am so sorry you were disappointed on your last stay. I apologize for all the below standard experiences/encounters you had. While onsite, I hope our manager(s) you spoke with about the experience(s) were helpful and rectified the situation immediately. If you did not speak with anyone, please contact our General Manager, Anne Marie Hartman. She has been with us since day 1 when we opened in 1999. We would like you to give us another chance to exceed your expectations next time. Sincerely, Amanda Rochelle, Reservations Dept Manager

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Great place, very clean and superb location. I was very pleased when I found that my "partial ocean view" room had a fantastic view of the ocean. Couldn't have been happier. Great service and very clean rooms. They offer rates that include breakfast which is great. You can choose from the buffet which has a lot of selections or a la carte. The Omelette station is great and the chef was very friendly. Great perk for the families is the kids club, which will entertain your kids while giving you a chance to relax by the pool or take a walk on the beach. Will definitely be back and bring the kids too.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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AmandaRochelle, arochelle@wrightsville.holidayinnresorts.com at Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Dear SusannaFC,
Sounds like you enjoyed your time spent with us and your surprise ocean view room with whirlpool. Great pics! I am glad you took advantage of the KidSpree Activities Program - it's awesome for kids ages 4-12. Thank you for staying with us and hurry back :o) Sincerely, Amanda Rochelle, Reservations Dept Manager

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean. Beach is gorgeous. We had a great time, wish it could have been longer. We had a view of the sound, and it was beautiful. The sunsets we could watch from our balcony, and for sunrises we could go for a walk on the beach.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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AmandaRochelle, arochelle@wrightsville.holidayinnresorts.com at Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2013

Thank you for choosing us cmsnobuff.
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Come back in the fall and stay longer, enjoy low 80s, high 70s weather and the best sunsets of the season :o) Sincerely, Amanda Rochelle, Reservations Dept Manager

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Fabulous location on the beach, Staff was friendly and attentive, rooms were clean and quiet even during the tropical storm. Beautiful ocean views from the upper deck. Restaurant breakfast buffet and seafood dinners also quite good. I will be back. Thanks to all the staff.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Barbara L
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AmandaRochelle, arochelle@wrightsville.holidayinnresorts.com at Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Woo Hoo! Thank you Barbara L!
So great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we can't wait to see you again. After a good storm, the ocean churns up the sand and leaves us with even more beautiful shells on the beach - hope you found some good ones :o) Sincerely, Amanda Rochelle, Reservations Dept Manager

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

I stayed at the hotel this week for a conference and my mother with me. Great hotel. Bell captain was right at door and nice young man helped us take our luggage to the room. Registration is on 3rd floor so it will not be flooded out but it makes it nice as you can always ask questions when you are on your way to the restaurant or meeting rooms. All staff were friendly, professional and were quick to respond to any request. Breakfast room service was right on time and food was hot. Staff in gift shop were friendly and helpful also. Great service and food in Oceans. Pool area and beach access very clean. Great time there.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Karen M
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AmandaRochelle, arochelle@wrightsville.holidayinnresorts.com at Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Hi Karen M,
Wonderful to hear you & your mother had a great time with us. Glad you two got some beach and pool time too while here for the conference :o) Give our Reservations Dept a call when y'all are ready to come back for some more sun fun! 877-330-5050. Sincerely, Amanda Rochelle, Reservations Dept Manager

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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately, the bar isn't very high for hotels on the NC beach. Registration is awkward, as you need to carry your bags up a flight of stairs to register, and there was no valet service. The AC varies throughout the facility making some areas very cold and some hot. The rooms are average, though the ocean views are beautiful if you get one above the 4th floor. The workout equipment is old, and the sanitizer dispenser empty.

Overall, an OK place to stay, but not memorable. That said, I don't know of a better hotel in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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AmandaRochelle, arochelle@wrightsville.holidayinnresorts.com at Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Hi Markchale,
We strive to meet all guest's expectations and I am sorry you feel our Oceanfront NC resort did not do that. I have passed along your comments to our Management & Maintenance team regarding the exercise equipment. I am glad though you enjoyed the ocean views at our resort. I apologize noone pointed out the elevators at the 2nd floor entrance/in the hotel - they will take you to the front desk if you do not want to use the stairs. I hope you choose our resort for next year's conference; I can request the 6th or 7th floor for you - give me a call, I am happy to assist you :o) Sincerely, Amanda Rochelle, Reservations Dept Manager

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach

Address: 1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-2646
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
Price Range: $126 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the award winning Wrightsville Beach, NC hotel. This beautiful oceanfront hotel boasts pristine beaches, low key family fun, water sports and just plain relaxation. The Holiday Inn Resort, formerly known as the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, has all the comforts of home with fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean. Our Concierge will schedule your massage or you can relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. This NC oceanfront hotel has something for all ages including a kids activity center (equipped with interactive gaming system), whirlpools, playground, bike rentals, and much more. Everything you need for your vacation in all within your reach. This NC Coastal hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet, 32 inch wide flat panel screen TVs in all guestrooms, full service restaurant/lounge and room service. The resort is conveniently located near shops, dinning, Historic Downtown Wilmington, and the Wilmington New Hanover International Airport (ILM). Complimentary shuttle service is offered to many locations. Although the resort is not pet-friendly, we can recommend nearby kennels. Service animals welcome. The Holiday Inn Resort is within a short drive to Quintiles, Coldwell Banker Seacoast Realty, Mayfaire Town Center, Verizon, PPD, Autumn Hall, Wieland, General Electric, UNCW and Corning. Located at latitude 34.2198, Longitude 77.7862. ... more   less 
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