Shell Island Resort

Address: 2700 North Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, 28480, United States | 3 star resort
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This 3 star resort, located on 2700 North Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, is near Arlie Gardens, New Hanover County Arboretum, Poplar Grove Plantation, and Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Shell Island Resort Wrightsville Beach

    We had a great time at Shell Island


    We visited Shell Island on July 18-23, 2004. We had a great time. The room was more than big enough for our family of 5. My girls especially loved the swimming pools and being so close to the ocean. My husband and I really enjoyed the quietness and cleaniness of the beach. We are already planning our return visit for next year.

    Nice viewa


    This was just wonderful. The room was big. The view was great. The people were nice. The pools were clean. I just loved the king size bed we had.

    Gorgeous Views


    If you like to expansive views of the ocean and marsh, this is the place for you! The rooms are all privately owned condos. I stayed in an end unit which had been recently remodeled. Room was nice, pool was small, staff was probably worst part of my experience.

    Great place to vacation for families or couples-huge beach


    The beach is huge so it is not crowded. The rooms are a nice size for a family of 4. Some of the rooms have been renovated so ask for a updated room. They have a kitchenette with a refrigerator. The living rooms have floor to ceiling windows for beautiful ocean views. They have an outdoor pool with jacuzzi. And an indoor pool for rainy days at the beach.

    Our room had new furniture, drapes, bathroom, carpet, appliances, even a granite counter top in the kitchen. We stayed in unit 318 and we liked it was close to the parking deck.

    I also liked that we could have the kids sleeping in the bedroom and we could still be up in the living room or on the small balcony. We will stay there again.

    Choose another hotel


    Our reservation was lost and the staff was not pleasant. It was Easter sunday and the restaurant closed at noon. Since we paid for the room on a debit card we could only receive calls. We used our cell phone to call Pizza Hut and had food delivered to our room. The bathroom doors didn't latch closed. The beds were fine. Didn't really care for doing our own dishes. Gift shop wasn't open at all while we were there. Loved the beach and the view. Nasty surprise when the credit card bill came. The card used to make our lost reservation was charged for our stay also!!! Lots of other hotels here. Stay somewhere else.

    Feb. 2004


    The resort staff was great - the room older, clean. The hallways are concrete, painted, I am sure due to the excess sand tracking from the beach. The restaraunt was closed for the season, that was an inconvienance we did not expect. Overall is was average. I am assuming gets better as the traffic increases etc... great location - the beach was wonderful...

    Shell Island Resort used to be nice I am sure


    remodeling left us on concrete hallways and unappealing surroundings with no discount in rates. No room service because the hotel restaurant was almost never open and the menu I saw was very expensive for such an old hasbeen hotel. The room was adequate but not the luxury I had expected. They never released my credit card payment after I paid cash so I was double billed and still trying to settle that. Jacuzi was turned off most of the time we were there. Beach is awesome. Seems like they are short of funds in spite of the high rates.

    Excellent Views


    I visited Shell Island in early October of 2003. The resort has recently opened a new restaurant and the building was in process of being painted when I visited. I stayed in an end unit with had a gorgeous view of the Atlantic, Figure Eight Island and the inlet. If you like water all around you you can't get any better on Wrightsville Beach. The room was a little small but neat and very clean. I would recommend.

    Has seen better days


    This obviously used to be a nice resort. However, it has not had any money put into it in a while. The facilities are a bit run down. Our room was very spacious with a great view but the furnishings were less than impressive. We also had issues with a few roaches in the room. I definitely prefer the Sunspree. Make reservations early so you don't have to end up at the Shell Island Resort.

    Perfect family spot


    The Shell Island Resort was a great place for our family of four to spend a couple days on the beach. The view is fantastic -- all you see when you look east is sand and ocean. Rooms have a small balcony so you can sit and listen to the ocean roar. I love the fact that this is the farthest resort/hotel north -- crowds are less and when you walk north you practically have a beach to yourself. Having a separate bedroom/living quarters arrangement was fabulous for our 2- and 5-year-old. They could sleep and we could stay up and watch TV. Our room was clean and the service we received was good. A gift shop downstairs supplied milk, OJ and poptarts for breakfast and beach toys for the kids.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Shell Island Resort Wrightsville Beach

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Wrightsville Beach

    Overnight stop in a great town

    A travel blog entry by waitnsea on Sep 18, 2015

    6 photos

    ... going to work. After talking with a local on the radio we pulled into the Provision Company docks. Free overnight if you dine at their place.
    Worked out well since they had the best shrimp around; that was an easy lunch and dinner stop.
    town is easy to walk in an afternoon. Which we did during my 2 hour long lunch break.


    Great Beach town

    A travel blog entry by waitnsea on Sep 13, 2015

    1 comment, 4 photos

    Carolina Beach has 10 city moorings for $20/nt. And 2 dinghy docks to choose for landing.
    this was a fun stop; our daily ritual would be heading into town early mornings and do our recon walks. Then on my lunch hours we head to the beach for walking and swimming. We met some nice folks here and everyone ...

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    A travel blog entry by colettejwood46 on Aug 05, 2015

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    Awake with Test Match Special

    A travel blog entry by stevepaine on Jul 31, 2015

    3 photos

    ... for punishment and not knowing the times of the buses, we walked our way home. We were glad to see it and the fridge was raided without delay. Well not quite, how did the cricket end? Yes, 2-1 up in the series, go you good things!! Relax now, plan our journey tomorrow to Savannah,Georgia. Have a look to see if we can take in a few hours in Charleston on the way. Holidaying can be so hectic. Oh!, and find some where to eat ...

    Off to Wilmington, North Carolina

    A travel blog entry by stevepaine on Jul 30, 2015

    2 photos

    ... any toll incurred and not paid would incur a $20 admin charge, the cost of the toll, plus taxes PER TOLL!! If we chose to pay the toll cover for a further $7 per day all would be good. OK you say, just pay the tolls if and when you may incur them, not so easy, lots are electronic with no barriers. So it is important to avoid the problem at all costs. I am trusting my girlfriend again to do the right thing! We left and headed for a town roughly ...