4.3 out of 5

"The overall experience was fine. The beach was nice, the rooms were as described. The housekeeping left a little to be desired. The common areas co ... " More

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront resort near Wrightsville Beach

On the beach

Stay at this Wrightsville Beach resort and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Wrightsville Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Johnnie Mercer's Pier. Also, Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is within 3 miles (5 km) and Mayfaire Town Center is within 6 miles (10 km).

Family-friendly fun

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Families will appreciate the playground and onsite laundry facilities. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free WiFi.

Free Internet, kitchenettes

The 143 guestrooms feature free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves. Other amenities include balconies or patios, room service, and coffee/tea makers.

Traditional Suite, 2 Double Beds with Sofabed

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max
$153 per night

Deluxe Suite, 2 Double Beds with Sofabed

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Traditional Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofabed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites

Everyone (8) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Have been coming to Shell Island for approximately 5-6 years and absolutely love the place! Love the rooms and the ocean view and where it is located.

Posted by , from Warren Mass on Sep 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 24, 2018 by Kenneth

Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear your stay with us was beyond memorable. We work hard every day to ensure guest satisfaction and it is always nice to hear our hard work is paying off. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Shell Island Resort we can’t wait to see you again!

3 out of 5

It was fine

Pros: The location was great.
Cons: Housekeeping, room service, gym, pool area
The overall experience was fine. The beach was nice, the rooms were as described. The housekeeping left a little to be desired. The common areas could use some updating. The coffee for $2.50 was pretty bad. Requests for room service were met with reluctance, but accomplished. The restaurant is also fine. The staff are friendly, but that is it. The gym has barely usable equipment (a falling apart treadmill and mismatched weights) and was badly in need of a cleaning. The pool and beach towels that you have to keep asking for at the front desk are tiny, thin and worn. Although not under the control of the hotel, the other guests were noisy and rowdy and my kids learned a few new swear words. The beach umbrellas and chairs cost extra.

Posted by on Apr 22, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 9, 2018 by Kenneth

Thank you for your review. We apologize if some aspects of your stay were not as expected. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we hope to have you as a guest in the future. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Shell Island Resort.

4 out of 5

Great view of the ocean from every room

Pros: The view of the ocean from the balcony can't be beat. The restaurant/bar also has the ocean-front view.
Cons: The room was very clean upon arrival, but the housekeeping staff was less detailed in cleaning our room on successive days during our stay.
Location: Great location for enjoying the beach. There is a good restaurant on property. Other local restaurants and shops are a short 1.5-mile drive/bike away.
Very friendly staff at the reception desk and restaurant/bar. The hotel exceeded our expectations for the price. It was very convenient that each room is a suite with small kitchenette and ocean-front balcony. We would definitely return. We did not use the indoor or outdoor pools, but many people seemed to enjoy them. Parking was easy in the attached parking garage. The hotel is at the north tip of the island, adjacent to a bird sancturay, so traffic and crowds are minimal.

Posted by , from Indiana on Mar 5, 2018

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4 out of 5

Beautiful views

Great views. Nice to have onsite restaurant. Older property, ac was noisy and shower whistled. Other than that a great weekend.

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel right next to the beach.

Pros: Friendly staff, quiet location, clean and wide beach.
Location: We especially enjoyed Poe's Tavern (nearby restaurant) - great burgers, chicken sandwiches, and great sweet tea!
This resort hotel has the friendliest staff I've ever encountered. It was great to be right next to the beach. The suite was smaller than I anticipated but met all of our needs and was very clean. The view of the beach was fantastic. The resort hotel is the last building at the end of the island so it was very nice to walk in the nature preserve and avoid the crowds on the other end of the island.

Posted by , from Indiana on Jun 10, 2017

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2 out of 5

Was Not Worth the Price!

Great beach access... thats about all!! Room was uncomfortable, pool was minuscule, indoor pool was intolerably hot, beach rental inordinately expensive, ill equipped kitchenette, TV so small heads of people were cut out, restaurant was mediocre but expensive. The whole place is in need of a facelift!!! Not worth $1,600 for 4 nights

Posted by , from North Carolina on Aug 9, 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel beach access. Rooms all face the beach.

Pros: Comfortable room with beautiful view.
Location: Close to upscale restaurants.
I stayed at the hotel so I could attend a wedding set up on the beach. The staff is very good about supporting these ceremonies.

Posted by , from Houston, TX on Sep 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great staff

The hotel shows its age but the staff is wonderful and the rooms are very comfortable

Posted by on Sep 13, 2015

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4 out of 5

I'd certainly go back!

We only stayed for one night however I'd book this hotel again. Beach access was fantastic. Rooms with ocean front view. Bar was poolside. Bed was comfortable. Room was comfortable. Easy to find and nice to have a free parking deck. Staff was friendly. Even though we didn't use the service I like the idea of being able to rent umbrellas and chairs from the hotel for use on the beach. My only complaints are minor: couldn't figure out to work the thermostat, water pressure in the shower was kind of weak (but not bad), and it was hot in the elevator. Not really anything to complain about though. Like I said, I would most certainly come back for my next trip.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice view, good price, super service.

Lovely wide oceanfront view at the end of the island. Private, clean beach. Condo was not new, but had a nice layout, complete with bath and a half.  Resort staff were warm and friendly. Price was good. Very please.

Posted by , from Meriden, CT on Oct 9, 2013

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About the Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites

Location 2700 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 March 2019 to 25 April 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Hallway

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites offers its guests an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. The family-friendly Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites also features gift shops/newsstands, a picnic area, and concierge services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Wrightsville Beach resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 143 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • Built in 1984
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Wilmington, NC (ILM-Wilmington Intl.) (18.6 km / 11.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites offers 143 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations at this 3.5-star resort have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Wrightsville Beach resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.

Shell Island Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 9.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa tub access
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Bicycle storage
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9 and USD 11 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 5.75 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Shell Island All Oceanfront Suites
  • Shell Island All Oceanfront Suites Wrightsville Beach
  • Shell Island Resort All Oceanfront Suites
  • Shell Island Resort All Oceanfront Suites Wrightsville Beach
  • Shell Oceanfront Suites

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.