$210 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 28, 2014 Check-out: Jul 29, 2014

Blockade Runner Beach Resort

3 stars
275 WAYNICK Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
65 reviews
Oysters are close

Breakfast is very commendable Beaches are fun to walk for an hour or hour and half each way and if... See full review

  • Al06
  • Jan 11, 2014
Blockade Runner Review

Our experience at the Blockade Runner was FANTASTIC! The room was very clean, the staff was... See full review

  • CoWiz
  • Nov 17, 2013
Amenity-packed Wrightsville Beach resort hotel with free Wi-Fi, shuttle
The Blockade Runner Beach Resort offers an incredible amount of activities and amenities on beautiful Wrightsville Beach Island, including free Wi-Fi and free breakfast buffets. Guests can take sailing lessons and sunset cruises with dinner or wine tastings, kayak, swim and reserve private babysitting. The Blockade Runner Beach Resort offers rooms with ocean or harbor views, and the free shuttle to local restaurants, a day spa or Wilmington International Airport.
Highlights
  • Wrightsville Beach Island location
  • Free airport/area shuttle service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private babysitting, program for kids
Rooms
The Blockade Runner Beach Resort offers deluxe oceanfront and harbor-front guest rooms with one king or two queen beds. Amenities include luxury linens, free Wi-Fi, 43-inch flat-screen TVs, movies on-demand, a refrigerator, a desk, an iron, an ironing board, a coffee-maker, and a balcony or a terrace. Marble bathrooms include toiletries, hair-dryers and views via the window with optional blinds.
Features
Blockade Runner Beach Resort guests keep fit by playing beach volleyball, putting on the greens, swimming in the pool or ocean, or using the cardiovascular machines in the fitness center. A variety of water sports is available, such as kayaking, surfing and sailing. Guests soothe tired muscles in the sauna and Jacuzzi, and take the free shuttle to a local day spa. The gift shop offers sundries and local souvenirs. Kids have a blast on buried treasure hunts and build sand castles in the Sandcampers supervised program. Guests also board the beach shuttle to Masonboro Island for exquisite day trips.
Dining
Blockade Runner Beach Resort guests enjoy the manager's reception on Thursday evenings followed by a free sunset catamaran cruise, weather permitting. Guests also enjoy sunset cruises with dinners and wine tastings. Burgers, jerk chicken wraps and scallop skewers are served at the pool bar while East Restaurant provides free breakfast buffets and seafood specialties with ocean and garden views for lunch and dinner. Travelers head to the Aquarium Lounge for cocktails and classic American dishes while watching fish swim in the aquarium.
Transportation
  • Free airport/area shuttle service
  • Wilmington International Airport (10.1 mi/16.3 km)
Attractions
  • Jungle Rapids Family Park (5.5 mi/8.9 km)
  • UNC Wilmington (6.6 mi/10.6 km)
  • Screen Gems Studio (9.6 mi/15.4 km)
  • Cape Fear Museum (10.1 mi/16.3 km)
  • Wilmington Riverwalk (11.4 mi/18.3 km)
  • Children's Museum (11.7 mi/17.9 km)
  • USS North Carolina (12.2 mi/19.6 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A 24-hour business center
  • Meeting space fits 25 to 300
  • Audiovisual equipment, catering available

Blockade Runner Beach Resort Rooms

Deluxe
Club Ocean Deluxe 2 Queens - Offers the best views in the resort.This spacious guest room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean comes w/ 2 queen-sized beds. LCD TV. Comp wireless Internet. Juliette balcony. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast comp each morning.
Standard
Atlantic Ocean Front 2 Queen Beds - This spacious room overlooks the Atlantic Ocean comes equipped with 2 queen-sized beds. LCD TV. Wireless Internet access. Juliette balcony. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast each morning.
Standard
Intra Coastal Waterway View King Bed - This spacious guest room overlooking the Intra-coastal waterway comes equipped with 1 king-sized bed. LCD TV. Wireless Internet access. Refrigerator. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast and Juliette balcony.
Suite
Conference Suite- Overlook the Atlantic Ocean on your full-sized private balcony. You can stretch out in your spacious living area. Wake up feeling refreshed on your king-sized bed. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast. Comp wireless Internet.
Suite
Bridal Suite - Lose yourself in romance enjoy relaxing in your rooms Jacuzzi tub. King size bed. Enjoy the cool ocean breeze and mesmerizing sunrise from your full-sized private balcony. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast. Comp wireless Internet.
Deluxe
Club Ocean King Deluxe-offer the best views in the resort and showcase brand new furniture in 2010. Enjoy a mesmerizing sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean from your Juliette balcony. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast comp each morning. Comp Wi-Fi.
Deluxe
Deluxe Atlantic Ocean Terrace 2 Queen Beds - One of the most luxurious on Wrightsville Beach includes equipped with 2 queen-sized beds. Plasma TV. Wireless Internet access. Luxury bed linens and pillows. Private balcony. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast.
Deluxe
Club Harbor Deluxe 2 Queens- Offer the best views in the resort. This spacious guest room overlooking the Intra-coastal waterway comes equipped w/ 2 queen-sized beds. Comp wireless Internet. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast. Juliette balcony.
Deluxe
Deluxe Atlantic Ocean Terrace King Bed - This Deluxe Atlantic Ocean Terrace room is one of the most luxurious on Wrightsville Beach and comes equipped with 1 king-sized bed. Plasma TV. Wireless Internet access. Luxury bedding and pillows. Private balcony.
Deluxe
Club Harbor King Deluxe-offers the best views in the resort. Spacious guest room overlooking the Intra-coastal waterway comes equipped with 1 king-sized bed. LCD TV. Comp wireless Internet. Refrigerator. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast. Juliette balcony.
Standard
Intra Coastal Waterway View King Bed - This spacious guest room overlooking the Intra-coastal waterway comes equipped with 1 king-sized bed. LCD TV. Wireless Internet access. Refrigerator. Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast and Juliette balcony.
Standard
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Standard
Atlantic Ocean Front King Bed - This spacious guest room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean comes equipped with 1 king-sized bed. LCD TV. Wireless Internet access. Refrigerator. Juliette balcony. After the sunrise enjoy our Famous Blockade Runner Breakfast.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Laundry/Valet services
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
News stand
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

34.2019 -77.8007
Nearby airports
Airborne Airpark, (ILN), 8.00, MI, W;
Area description
Resort

Dining

Ocean Terrace Restaurant
Ocean Terrace Seafood Restaurant
Gazebo
Gazebo Hours Vary Seafood
Aqarium Lounge
Aqarium Lounge Hours Vary Drinks
East Restaurant
East Restaurant 6-30am-10pm Upscale Continental

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (65)

Ratings and reviews for Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.8

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sonya J
Greensboro, NC
Jun 13, 2014

Great time!

This was a really nice place to spend a few days. It was a little pricey, but the room had a great view and the staff was super friendly. The breakfast buffet was one of the best I've ever eaten! It's in a great location. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a slight splurge to have a very comfortable couple of days' vacation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Not Applicable

You can use the free shuttle service to the Oceanic restaurant for a delicious meal. It's not cheap but the view on the ocean from the pier is wonderful. It's a great option for the night you arrive, not to have to drive anywhere. Try the chef's special, they are usually really great!

Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach Lover Nc
Raleigh-Durham, nc
May 31, 2014

Wrightsville Family Resort

We went after the Memorial Day rush so things were pretty calm. My husband and I enjoyed to amenities like free breakfast Buffett, manager reception and sound side cruise. The location couldnt be better. Just walk down the lawn to get to the ocean. We had a sound side room because of the better value and it was great to with the boats on the sound. Bonus , you can slide open the windows, even if you don't have a balcony! Only a couple downsides- staff was really young and lacked the more poslished service that you find at chains like Hilton,etc. the pool/sauna area was outdated and did not fit the rest of the hotel ambience. Also they were doing lots of landscaping and maintenance on the lawn and boardwalk to the beach so we spent a lot of time dodging work crews. P.s. It was my birthday and after telling the front desk they offered nothing but a half hearted "happy birthday". Other hotels would offer up grades, perks at the restaurant or at least a couple of chocolates from room service. Was pretty disappointed about that..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Not Applicable

Everything closes down pretty early for a beach town. If you want some night life, go into downtownWilmington.

Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MartieMartie
North Carolina
Mar 1, 2014

Blockade Walker, not Runner

The BR is an old hotel, but it still has a classic air of days gone by as the stately matron of the beach at Wrightsville. Not a lot of glitz, but the staff are lovely, and the accommodations satisfactory. I was surprised at the lack of carpet in the bedroom and the noise between rooms (a toddler who liked to whine was next to me). My room was very cold, too, however in all fairness, it was 25 degrees outdoors with a hefty wind. The breakfast is complimentary, and let me quickly state it is wonderful, simply wonderful. "Complimentary" usually mean a small, dry sweet roll and juice or coffee. This breakfast is the opposite and impressive. There are no poor views at BR, and there is outdoor dining for dinner on a lovely tented patio. I'll be returning without a doubt.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hewi mom
North Carolina
Feb 24, 2014

Parent's weekend

Very friendly staff and clean rooms with great views.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Al06
NC
Jan 11, 2014

Oysters are close

Breakfast is very commendable Beaches are fun to walk for an hour or hour and half each way and if you turn away from sea there will be friendly bartender within 5 - 10 min At least two oyster serving diners within walking distance from hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

oysters

Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CoWiz
St. Joseph, MI
Nov 17, 2013

Blockade Runner Review

Our experience at the Blockade Runner was FANTASTIC! The room was very clean, the staff was exceptional and the breakfast was unbelievable. This is the second time we have stayed at the Blockade Runner and we will definitely go back the next time we are in Wilmington, NC

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Here and There 24
Charlotte, NC
Nov 4, 2013

Not Bad

The exterior of the hotel worried me when I drove up. Looked somewhat run down and dated. Fortunately, the interior was quite nice. Our room was roomy and well decorated. The floor was all tile and needed a large rug to absorb sound and make the room softer on the feet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tiggercat
Jacksovnille, Florida
Jun 24, 2013

Nice Stay!

The staff was very friendly, our room was a good size and clean, and the grounds with the beach view were very pretty! The only negative I can say is that the gym needs improvements!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
frank super love
raleigh,NC
Mar 25, 2013

Very good place

a good experience along the beach! we went out to see sunrise also!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Patty Ohhhhhhh
Rockton, ILL
Aug 29, 2012

Nice Place

The staff was very friendly from the valet parking to the wait staff at their restaurant . In fact we ate at the restaurant most of the time as there aren't many in the area to choose from. The restaurant had really good food but a little pricey to eat there for every meal. They do offer a wonderful continental breakfast. So that took care of one meal. The hotel offers easy access to the beach. They also have a nice pool with a poolside bar. You can order food from there also. The room was nice. I liked the fact we could open the windows. We sat in front of them and had a great view for the sunsets. The only thing I can say not positive about the hotel is the area where the hot tub is really needs a facelift and the parking is a pain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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