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20 Salisbury St E, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1812
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#1 of 9 hotels in Wrightsville Beach
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Whether you're visiting the coast for business or pleasure, we'll make certain your stay at The Silver Gull in beautiful Wrightsville Beach is one you'll long remember. Only a wide beach stands between you and the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Restaurants, shops, and Johnnie Mercer's Pier are within walking distance. The Silver Gull it all - convenience, comfort, and best yet, that personal touch. So come see us. We're open year round.
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Paul R wrote a review 12 May
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This was our second time staying here and we love it. It is right on the beach. The on-site parking ensures there is always a place to park. The kitchen in the room has everything you need. I would definitely recommend this place
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Steve J wrote a review 6 May
Columbus, Ohio28 contributions6 helpful votes
It's an Oceanfront property with its own beach access through the dune. We'd considered other places on the beach and were so glad that we chose Silver Gull. The other options were so far from amenities that we would have needed to drive, and parking in the area is an issue. My wife and I were signed up for 4 nights starting April 23, 2021, but extended it to a full week as soon as we saw the place. It's and older 3 story motel (upper 2 floors lodging with ground floor parking), 36 rooms I think. Our room and the premises were very clean, free ground level parking with elevator. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We were in unit 313 which had a wonderful view of the beach from our decent sized balcony. It was a large room. There was also a very nice beachfront deck common area for the motel the we enjoyed. The unit had a kitchenette with full size fridge, microwave and 2 burner cooktop (no oven but that wasn't' a big deal for us). Plenty of hot water, the A/C and heat worked very well. The tap water carried a very heavy chemical smell/taste so we had to get some extra bottled water for drinking, coffee, cooking. I would have rated Silver Gull Excellent except for 1 item.The unit had door to the adjoining end unit that faced the ocean, a very nice feature if a larger party would want to share space. No one was staying in the room until our last day. We came back to our room from the beach and heard people talking - not loudly, just normal conversations. But it sounded as though they were in our room. There was no effective seal on the adjoining door and perhaps the steel door just amplified the sound. At any rate we had to turn our TV up to overcome the conversations next door and I'd bet those folks were probably irritated with us. Upgrading the door and its seals would probably take care of the issue. We went over to the Shark Bar across the parking lot for our first meal in the area. The upstairs dining was full so we ate in the first floor bar area which was pretty "lively". The Philly Steak sandwiches were OK with most of the menu focused on seafood. And we discovered the next day that it was the only close eating area. But there were several restaurants, bars, ice cream stand and a small grocery store about a 20 minute walk from the Motel. There were plenty of chain restaurants, groceries and shops within a 15 minute drive of the Silver Gull. We had good weather and so spent a lot of time on the beach enjoying the people watching and surfers during the day and the quiet evening strolls. There were several public beach accesses along the beach which could be a bit crowded during the day, but mornings and evenings just a few folks walking up and down. We went into Wilmington, about a 20 minute drive, on a Sunday to check out the river walk and historic district. We didn't take any tours, though there were a couple of options. It's a beautiful old town with a vibrant downtown area. Although there was on-street parking we chose one of the parking decks closest to Market street. And speaking of parking - you pay to park anywhere in the region (Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, Carolina Beach) except some businesses. I think parking was about $5/hr and $25 or $30/day If you travel around the area, prepare to download several parking apps, though some meters accept credit cards our attempt to use one failed so we just ended up using our iPhones.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: The 4 east facing rooms have the best ocean views but the South facing rooms closer to those east...
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Ted B wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My fiancee and I spent the night at Silver Gull this past Saturday, 1/30/2021. We really enjoyed it. Beach access is less than a minute walk out of the front of the property. Johnny Mercer's fishing pier is just a stone's throw away as well. Poe's Tavern is less than 5 minutes by car. That's what we wanted and that's what we got. Some will criticize the motel for being aged. I won't. There were 3 other hotels we considered, all newer and "nicer" for about the same price. But we chose Silver Gull and are glad we did. We will stay there again next time we go to Wrightsville Beach. The location is simply unbeatable.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Leslie A wrote a review Dec 2020
Wilmington, North Carolina2 contributions1 helpful vote
I had 4 Rooms booked for the weekend of my Wedding !! I was not offered any special rates for booking 4 rooms for my family or the fact that is was fall after the summer season. I was supposedly put in a oceanfront room that faced a street looking directly into someone's home. I spent the night before the wedding in the room with my daughter and asked for the room to be cleaned for my wedding night and I was handed a trash bag and towels. The bathroom was filthy the toilet had mold around the rim. At 5 am in the morning I woke up the the sound of a trash truck emptying a dumpster My m other in laws TV would not work and no one would come up to help her. All three other rooms were just as bad & they all had a stale stench smell. Plus getting enough hot water to clean yourself in the shower was impossible! You have a 1 car limit yet they do not keep people from the pier from taking up all the parking!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: You get what you pay for
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Jonni H wrote a review Dec 2020
Matthews, North Carolina35 contributions16 helpful votes
We were pleasantly suprised at this hotel. We walked past here dozens of times not knowing it was a "motel". And possibly disregarded the ads thinking "motel" meant outside walk ways. But this is a cute little hotel. We were impressed by how clean and comfortable it is - we didn't expect the rooms to be so spaious and include a table and chairs. Our view of the ocean was also better than expected, so sitting on the balcony was relaxing. Having a two-room bath and vanity was a BIG plus over similarly priced hotels. The very best part is walking right out onto the beach and over to the pier for fishing. Sometimes we just sat on the walkway deck. The staff was friendly and attentive. The only draw back to our stay was that there was a room full of loud college aged kids and no on-site secutity in the off season. The owner was responsive and handled the problem. I suggest raising the rental age to 25 to avoid this in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: I would choose a third floor room on the south side.
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US$157 - US$310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Silver Gull Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Silver Gull Motel?
Nearby attractions include Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier (0.05 km), The Palm Room (0.1 km), and Wings Beachwear (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Silver Gull Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Silver Gull Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Silver Gull Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Silver Gull Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill, South Beach Grill, and King Neptune.
Is Silver Gull Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Wrightsville Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Silver Gull Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Airlie Gardens (3.5 km).
Does Silver Gull Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Silver Gull Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.