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“Good price, great location and friendly staff”
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Waterway Lodge
Reviewed 19 April 2010

This hotel is at a great location. Across the street is the Intracoastal Waterway which has some of the finest restaurants at Wrightsville Beach. Clean and unique rooms.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 March 2010

My husband and I and our small dog stayed here one night on our way to Florida. But it would be just fine for a week. The large room had a fridge and microwave, and lots of cupboards. There was a full bath with a tub, but our shower didn't function. The shower head was there but the diverter knob to send water up to it was broken off , however I'm sure that could be fixed. "Pets welcome" was advertised right on the sign out front, which was very nice to see since some places take pets, but only reluctantly. It is by the Intercoastal Waterway. The only problem was the loud heating/AC unit which was right above the bed. So we turned it off and had a good sleep.
The Causeway Cafe just across the bridge serves awesome breakfasts. The cafe is obviously a favorite with the locals, which is a good recommendation. Old couples sit with cups of coffee reading the morning paper. Young people come in laughing and talking.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2009

Nothing fancy, but the location was great - close to the beaches. The bonus for us was that pets were allowed. The staff was very helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable - nothing fancy, but who needs that at the beach. Must ask for hairdryer and iron (no ironing boards?) Also TV clickers were missing.

  • Stayed: June 2009
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Reviewed 22 April 2008

Where to begin. I know people travel with their dogs, but when they bark all night, and when I call the desk all I get is a "Sorry, but there is nothing we can do" makes me very upset. Then when it does get quiet, someone decides to knock on our door saying that there is a complaint about noise. I asked the guy if he had lost hs mind. Then the lady in the morning asked if we enjoyed our stay...I laughed, checked out, and went to another hotel, oceanfront, and slept like a baby. NO CLASS AT THIS HOLE!!!

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2008

This was a very nice, affordable motel to stay in. The front desk staff was pretty entertaining and polite. Also each room is owned individually so they all have their own, different homey feel. Our room was extremely clean and bright with parking right out front. There are nice restaurants across the street on the waterway and its a mile walk over the bridge to the beach. I will definately be staying at the waterway lodge again.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2006

The Waterway Lodge has served us well for years..we have 2 large labradors who are well-behaved and LOVE to come to the beach! The Waterway has a couple of great rooms/suites available with hardwoods, etc for those with pets. The rooms are spacious, have separate living areas, baths and kitchen areas. It is on the intracoastal and centrally-located for downtown Wilmingotn or Wrightsville Beach visitors..walking distance (across the street) form top restaurants on the water along with walkwyas and shopping centers. The staff has always been very friendly and the additional low pet fee makes i possible for us to travel with our older dogs which is so important...They beat out the others who also allow pets like the Marriott across the street at Landfall who used ot charge $250 pet FEE to have a pet there!
Definitely go whether you have a pet or not..it's a great clean place to stay and convenient to all!

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed 10 January 2006

We wanted to spend a nice, quiet Christmas at Wrightsville Beach. We chose the Waterway Lodge because it was the closest place to the actual island that would allow us to bring our dog.

The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The rooms and condos are all individually owned and decorated according to the owners' taste. The condo we rented was nice and clean, but the glassware could use replacing, and a few cooking utensils need to be added (but I would attribute that to the individual unit we rented, not the entire property).

The Waterway Lodge is a short, easy walk to several restuarants and a few shops. Most able-bodied people can walk to the island proper, and a park/2.45 mile walking loop is nearby for exercise.

The view from our room was of the Intracoastal Waterway, complete with a lighted palm-tree for island holiday enjoyment.

Then only thing I can think would be a negative is that you can hear cars driving over the drawbridge at night (only a problem if you are sleeping in the living room, which is street-side).

I can't comment on the sound-proof quality of the walls, as the winter (holiday) season is amazingly quiet at Wrightsville Beach.

All in all, I would recommend the Waterway Lodge.

  • Stayed: December 2005
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5  Thank nomikins
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Additional Information about Waterway Lodge

Address: 7246 Wrightsville Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC
Region: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Wrightsville Beach
Price Range: £54 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a vacation get-away? Waterway Lodge has partnered with Cadence Realty to offer exclusive condo rentals walking distance from some of the area’s best restaurants and hang-outs. Did we mention the Intracoastal Waterway and bridge to Wrightsville Beach are our neighbors? Take a look at some of the properties we offer for rent. You can reserve them online or give us a call! Moments from the crystal clear waters of Wrightsville Beach, NC. Conveniently located across the street from the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway and the drawbridge to Wrightsville Beach. Our unique location allows you to watch the boats navigate the waterway and is just steps away from some of the finest restaurants in the area. The Bridge Tender, Fish House and Dockside restaurants are across the street and just over the bridge you can find the Bluewater Grill and The Causeway Cafe. Waterway Lodge is the perfect destination for travelers looking for relaxation and comfort at an affordable price. ... more   less 
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Waterway Hotel Wrightsville Beach

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