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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 6 October 2016

With high hopes, we took a family trip here in August 2016. There are several aspects of this property that I would give a 4+ rating, and there are several aspects that I would give a 1 rating. No one rating will cover the entire property. The ocean view and the beach are 4+. It was great having an easy...

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4Thank ronsfsd
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My family and I had a great experience here in mid-September. The staff was friendly, the room was lovely -- just as described. However, it was the beach and the beautiful view that was to die-for. Our room on the 6th floor had beautiful views of the beach and ocean and stunning views of the sound at sunset.

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Monroe, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We chose this resort to host our wedding and were disappointed with the amount of money that we paid. The wedding coordinator, Alex left before the ceremony started, which we had no idea she was leaving. She told us that due to demand of the bride and groom, she would get us to-go boxes for our dinner to take back...

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2Thank Diane V
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I got married here in June and we couldn't have chosen a better venue! Alex, along with the whole staff were very helpful and were always quick to respond with questions or concerns! We loved it!

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Thank Randi P
Commerce Township, Michigan
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The view and beach at this location is lovely, however we would not stay here again. This place needs a significant upgrade and new furniture is not enough. The picture misrepresents the hotels depreciation. The place looks worn and not very clean. There was sand on the floor in the when we arrived. The bed comforter looked worn and not...

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Richard G, Front Office Manager at Shell Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am very sorry that we did not meet your expectations during your stay with us. However I do want to take this opportunity to have the chance to get more feedback regarding your stay. If it pleases you please contact us at Frontdesk@shellisland.com with a more in-depth description...

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel was the host Hotel for a wedding that I attended. Prior to my reservation, I read many of the reviews on TripAdvisor and the hotel received rave reviews. So we were all anxious for our stay! Check-in was fast and customer service was good, however when we reached our room there was excessive dirty linen outside our door...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went for a weekend trip. Staff was fantastic, friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend restaurant, especially the shrimp scampi it was delicious, staff friendly. Saturday night there was live music out by the pool. Beautiful view of the ocean, what more can you ask for! Can't wait to go back!! Thank you all for a relaxing weekend, Colleen T.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Kristina & richard at front desk were awesome. Kristina went above & beyond.. our bed in first room was horrible & she found us a room w and awesome mattress. I have back problems so this bed was incredible & we appreciate her willingness w a smile and friendly attitude..

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Our annual Slidell Girls visit! We loved the resort and had an amazing time! No complaints at all! Beautiful place. Live music at night. Great staff ~ look for Joan! Tell her the Slidell Girls sent you!!! 🍻🦀🌞🍹

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Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We have booked at this resort through VRBO and have been very pleased. This time we booked directly through the resort and have had many issues. We reserved a King Size Deluxe suite August 4th for September 21st. After Labor day we were notified that there would be renovations to the parking deck and we would be shifted to the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Shell Island Resort

Address: 2700 Lumina Ave N, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-1699
Region: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Price Range: €125 - €214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shell Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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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
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Wrightsville Beach
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“All rooms have an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles MammaTraveler, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We requested floor on higher level for the view. Staff accommodated our last minute request.”
  • Watched sunrise each morning from room
 of 5 bubbles GrandmaJudy1, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor gives good eye level view of the beach; middle of the road room # gave us good access to parking and elevator”
 of 5 bubbles JaniceD9, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get on higher floors.”
 of 5 bubbles vandenbergh2016, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Currently the parking garage is under construction so ask for a room near 801, 701 etc...”
 of 5 bubbles 576nathanp, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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