Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites - Wrightsville Beach

2700 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC, United States, 28480show map
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FabulousBased on  17 reviews
Overview

The 3-star Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites is set about 6 km from Airlie Gardens. The hotel was built in 1984 and refurbished in 2009.

The venue is 10 km away from University of NC at Wilmington. A 70-minute drive to North Myrtle Beach.

It will take a 20-minute drive to get to Wilmington International airport.

Rooms

The 143 guest rooms are spread over 9 floors. Staying at Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites guests can enjoy the beach. They are equipped with a fridge, a stove and kitchenware.

Eat & Drink

Guests can share a meal in Shell Island Bistro, located about 100 meters away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The hotel offers bicycle rental services on site.

Relax

Parents will find cribs, a play area and board games for their children on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 5.35 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   143.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 5.35 per day

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Facilities for kids

Children's play area

DVDs/ Videos for children

Board games

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Television
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
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Albert J Ellis (OAJ)42.1 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  17  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    The location is great. The Beach is fantastic. The atmosphere is ok- liked the Buffet singer at the pool. View from room was nice.The room was nicely furnished.

    Seriously understaffed. Needs more elevators- thankfully we were on the second floor and just used the stairs. Long wait for beach chairs- gave up on that one. Bedding sucks.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location the guys out front when you arrive

    I will never book at your Resort again nor will I recommend your resport to anyone rude staff at check out dirty looking restaurant and bar TV connection went down 4+ times cash register went down twice when trying to pay for service elevators went down for multiple days room WAS NOT the size as portrayed in your parketing pictures on website

  • 5.8
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    The hotel is in a great location, at the end of the beach, and very secluded, which is nice when you have small children. The ocean front balconies look right out onto the beach and the view is beautiful.

    The room had not been cleaned well before we checked in. The trash from the previous occupants had not been taken out and was overflowing in the bin under the sink. The linens and decor were dated and not particularly comfortable. When we arrived at 4:30, our room was not ready yet, so we had to wait an additional hour and a half to check in. The outdoor pool was much too cold to swim in, and the indoor pool was being cleaned while we were there, so my children were very disappointed that they were unable to swim. When I went to gather some things off of the bed in the morning after our first night, I found several bed bugs and evidence that they'd been feeding (blood dots and trails). My husband searched the bed further and found several more bed bugs in the folds of the mattress. We alerted the hotel staff, but there weren't any general managers on site, so the only the accountants were available to look over our room. They gathered the bed bugs (we'd placed them in plastic bags) and confirmed that they were bed bugs, although they said that they were unaware of any existing bed bug problem at the hotel. We were offered a full refund for our stay. In order to make sure that we would not bring any bed bugs home with us, we were forced to cut our vacation very short (we'd planned on staying 3 nights) so that we could get our clothing laundered and treated as soon as possible. After consulting with a professional who deals with bed bug infestation we were advised to throw out any items that were in the hotel that could not be thoroughly laundered in hot water immediately, which included all of our luggage and some expensive shoes. We have yet to receive any compensation for these items.

  • 5.0
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    When we stayed a month ago we loved it( room 402.) We had a premium room and it was very nice. Tile floors throughout, fan in the room, new dining table. This trip we didn't enjoy! We thought we had a premium room (or really that all the rooms looked like the one in our previous stay) however it wasn't. The carpet in the hallway was wet because the air cond. unit leaked. In the next room, the tub leaked. We won't be back!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It was a nice resort staff was great! Internet went out for a bit so that was a bit annoying, overall nice stay.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I loved the view. It was beautiful. And the lobby was really nice, the staff was super helpful and polite.

    Nothing. I loved it!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Indoor pool and hot tub. Enjoyed the kitchenette. Great sunrise views. Wonderful beach location - even in January

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Beach front

    The noisy people in the outside hallway in the middle of the night

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Great room design, architecture, service, location

  • 6.2
    Good

    I liked the location. Being right on the beach was fabulous. The staff was also exceptional.

    The design was outdated. Needs to be upgraded. Balcony door would not lock. Maintenance staff fixed it immediately. The beds were to short and the sheets were scratchy. Hotel maid service did not sweep up sand in the bathroom, when they came to clean only replacing towels during our stay.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location on the beach.

    I was disappointed in the quality, amenities and luxury of the hotel for the price. The website made it look very plush, which was the only reason I came despite the cost. It was very basic. The restaurant was very disappointing and the bed sheets felt like sandpaper. The hotel way way below my expectations, I'm sorry to say.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location

    Needed to request hand soap, dishsoap, extra towels - even coffee! Not enough of these items in the room. Small kids in the hottub are annoying & they took it over during our stay. Shame on the parents for not caring or paying attention but perhaps Shell Island needs a better/bigger sign?

  • 5.0
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    Shell island needs a major renovation/overhaul. The service for the restaurant was horrible. ( we are in the food/beverage industry) there was no bar set up outside or poolside service. Shell island could be "incredible" if it had a facelift, more resort like, and payed attention to customer detail. The front desk and bell boy were great, but other than that, I can't say too much more. We will be staying at Blockade Runner!!!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I liked everything, from the time we stepped foot in the Resort till the time we left, everything was clean, and comphy, The kids enjoyed themselves, and the STAFF! Oh my they were AWESOME, KIND, GENERIOUS AND HELPFUL I give this Resort 10+ stars, This was our second visit and Im heaed back in June and again in August of this yr 2013.

    The fact that my time was up, and I had to head home :( was heartbreaking.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Shell island needs a major renovation/overhaul. The service for the restaurant was horrible. ( we are in the food/beverage industry) there was no bar set up outside or poolside service. Shell island could be "incredible" if it had a facelift, more resort like, and payed attention to customer detail. The front desk and bell boy were great, but other than that, I can't say too much more. We will be staying at Blockade Runner!!!

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FabulousBased on  17 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 4 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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