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Shell Island Resort
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Reviewed 14 May 2010

At the beginning of the month my husband and I had a few days off and decided to take a spontaneous trip to the beach with our 4 young children. From the moment you pull up, you can see how beautiful this hotel is. The room was beautiful and just the right size with amazing views of the ocean. What really set our trip off was our experience at the North End Bistro which is the restaurant in the hotel. As soon as we walked in with my husband and 4 kids, we were greeted by Dani. Luckily we had her as a waitress as well. Dani went far above what she was supposed to do to assure a great experience. The next morning we went down for breakfast and we were greeted by that same smiling face. My kids were also so excited to see Dani and show her the frisbees she gave them. Thank you again so much Dani and the rest of the staff. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 May 2010

I visited Wilmington on the weekend of May 1st to pack up my daughter from UNCW and head home to Virginia. On Saturday evening we were visiting Wrightsville Beach and stopped into the Shell Island Resort for dinner. The hotel is beautiful and we were greeted warmly by the Front Desk staff when we walked in. The restaurant was quiet (there was a wedding reception going on in a nearby banquet room) and we were seated by a window with a panoramic view of the beach and ocean. Our waitress, Marian, was exceptionally attentive and was happy to describe several items on the dinner menu. The bar area was crowded with what appeared to be wedding guests but our drinks were quickly delivered to our table and were terrific! (thanks Matt) I would recommend this appealing restaurant to just about anyone who enjoys good food, a beautiful location and excellent service. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 April 2010

We stayed at Shell Island Oceanfront Suites with our two young children. They loved the glass elevator, the pools and playing at the beach. The staff was courteous, the hotel itself was impeccably kept and the rooms were big enough for a family of four to enjoy the comforts of home while away on vacation!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Thank momoftwoboysnc
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

This was an excellent hotel. I enjoyed being right at the beach and being able to look straight out to the Atlantic Ocean every morning

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank harrygberg
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Reviewed 20 April 2010

I ttok my daughter who is stationed at Ft.Bragg, Nc to spend some time with us and her little sister . We didn't want to leave we had no cares in the world the bellhops Darren and Matt were wonderful in directing my husband to the local fish markets since we're from Phoenix,AZ The housekeeping staff was so atttentive ensuring we had enough towels for our stay. I still dream of being there ! Thank You for such a great stay I will definitely be back i already miss you all !!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 April 2010

End of beach location was great. Not very crowded and could take a long walk along the beach around the north end. We watched the sunrise from our balcony. (8th floor) Very comfortable bed and the 1 1/2 baths were very convenient. Our freezer didn't work and would have been a bigger problem if we'd been there longer and brought frozen foods. Bring your own water or flavor packets to cut the metallic taste of the island water. Great to have the nice hotel pool (indoor and outdoor) as an option in addition to the short walk to the ocean. We could easily hear noises outside our door, but luckily we didn't have rowdy neighbors. Roomy enough for the 2 of us, but would get crowded with 4 or more adults. Take your own beach chairs/chaise lounge. We rented chairs through the hotel, but they didn't recline flat so we ended up on a towel in the sand when we flipped over. Take warm clothing to walk the beach early or late in the day - at least in April.
(Note: This was our first trip to Wrightsville Beach, so we don't have anything local to compare our experience.)

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2010

best stay on wrightsville beach! frendly staff! great on site restrant! this is one of the best stay on the east coast!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank jbklll
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Additional Information about Shell Island Resort

Address: 2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
Region: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
Price Range: £98 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shell Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 153
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
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