Four of us stayed in a one BR suite with pull-out couch while in town for a wedding. There were a few positive aspects to this hotel - the view of the ocean and beach from our 9th floor balcony was spectacular, the pool area and bar appeared to be clean, and we did stay in an updated suite, so did not have the outdated furniture or decor that others mentioned. However, in general, the resort was a great disappointment - although I am not surprised based on others' reviews. The outdoor hallways are covered in old, dirty carpeting and are dark and unpleasant. The sink and shower water reeked of sulfur - how does a hotel of this size not have some kind of water filter to get rid of the scent? It was so awful that we had to use bottled water at all times, and did not even want to shower as it just made you feel dirtier. Our room was not cleaned one day - granted, we were in and out of the room most of the morning, but upon leaving around 1:00 for the remainder of the day and night, we expected the room to be cleaned upon our return. Instead we had to call the front desk for clean, dry towels. The pull-out couch was comfortable, but the mattress was covered in a thin sheet that had numerous holes and a dead bug in it.
I could not wait to check out of this hotel at the end of our stay. The only reason I reviewed this as two stars instead of one is that our room had been updated. I would never stay here again and would encourage anyone to stay elsewhere in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on the northern tip of Wrightsville Beach, Shell Island Resort is surrounded by a sprawling expanse of sand and unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, Mason’s Inlet, and Figure Eight Island. This family-friendly resort and hotel boasts a front row seat to the beckoning sea and a beach that seems to stretch endlessly, making it feel like it is yours alone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shell Island Oceanfront Hotel
- Shell Island Oceanfront Resort
- Wrightsville Beach Shell Island Resort
- Shell Island Resort Nc
- Shell Island North Carolina
- Shell Island Hotel
- Shell Island Nc
- Shell Island Resort North Carolina
- Shell Isl All Oceanfront Suites
- Shell Is Resort Wrightsville Beach