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Blockade Runner Beach Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The employees in the front disk was so rude and bad service and the room was smell something bad

the food service needs to be improved. we did breakfast buffet and Saturday dinner. the quality of food and service were not up to standards expected at fine resort.

Only was in town one night, but would definitely stay again.

Hotel is old and shows it’s age in the room. Partly renovated. Bathroom is very small and not functional. Beds are hard and heating system very noisy and doesn’t warm the room — our visit was during a really cold night. Overall i would give it 2.5 stars. Don’t plan to return. Way overpriced for the quality of hotel.

The staff was very attentive and helpful. We stayed at a room that faced the ocean with a balcony. Everything was perfect although the place could use an exterior make over...

A jewel for sure. Loved the retro/tasteful decor. Perfect get-away.

We really enjoyed staying here, the people running this hotel were very pleasant and the food was delicious.

Absolutely wonderful stay!!! Perfect location and wonderful hotel staff.

It was not the best weather when we were there, but being right on the beach, we were able to take advantage of the good times. Nice pool bar. We had a relaxing time sitting at tdhe bar and having a snack after hanging out at the beach for a while. They have a great breakfast in the morning and it's close to everything so we can walk into town for dinner or drinks. We always enjoy our stay here.

It's a nice hotel. Service was good. Close to the beach.

Staff were very friendly and helpful. I was loaded down coming back to the pool area from the beach and trying to hold a 4yr 's hand. A staff member helped me carry my bag/beach chair up to the resort. Above and beyond. One of the bed sheets didn't look clean. Some drops of blood/juice or something. Just slept on other bed. Only reason not a higher score. Pool side food very convenient and lots of activities for families. Breakfast buffet included was fab! Overall I would recommend. On beach, great value w breakfast and good service.

Pleasant staff, good food, evening entertainment at the poolside bar. Well kept grounds.

Beautiful hotel. Walkable distance to other restaurants. Beautiful beach and pool area. Wonderful place to spend a vacation. 2nd time staying here and will definitely go again.

Friendly, helpful staff; clean and freshly decorated, great beach access.

This resort made our family mini-vacation easy and effortless. The staff was kind and accommodating, amenities were impressive, and dining options were superb. The impression that the online photos and descriptions left were verified in reality. Great location! The food was a little on the expensive side, it would be nice to see some more reasonable options - but the quality was more than sufficient. Breakfast was impressive and the views were breathtaking. The landscaping at this hotel deserves an award! The beach is beautiful and waves were perfect- It was not too busy and very clean. The rooms were comfortable and well-decorated, as well as quiet! We had guests on both sides of us and never heard a sound. As other reviews stated, the showers themselves could use renovation but this was a small issue that was easily forgettable. Overall, is definitely recommend this hotel to families and couples looking for an enjoyable experience in Wrightsville Beach!

Staff was exceptional. Food was very good. Location phenomenal. Room itself was disappointing. Bed was not comfortable definitely needed updating. However with that view of the ocean we would stay there again.

Nice hotel. Great breakfast. Enjoyed a walk on the beach and sunset over the Intercoastal Waterway.

Beautiful room, with spectacular ocean view. The beach was beautiful, as was the landscaping. The grounds are very large and beautifully manicured with interesting flowering plants, water fall, and a butterfly garden. So peaceful to look at while having breakfast . The fitness room, which included a sauna, was good, clean and had enough equipment for a good work out, The breakfast was satisfying, and the dining room had a wall of glass looking at the landscaping and butterfly garden. There is also a complimentary airport shuttle. The only negative was the weak internet. It would fade in and out of service. But am told they are upgrading that. All and all, a great place to stay any time of year.

Staff friendly and helpful. The location ecellent. The views were spectacular. The only downside was the bed. VERY uncomfortable, but most likely won't keep me from coming back.

275 Waynick Blvd Wrightsville Beach NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Blockade Runner Beach Resort is located within a mile (2 km) of Wrightsville Beach and Johnnie Mercer's Pier. This 3-star resort has 150 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, the resort is also close to Wrightsville Beach Museum of History and Airlie Gardens.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

Blockade Runner Beach Resort's 150 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

At Blockade Runner Beach Resort, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the free airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this beach resort include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Blockade Runner Beach Resort

Everyone (27) Business (1) Couples (16) Family (10) Other (5) Friends (8)
1

dirty hotel and bad service

Everyone

The employees in the front disk was so rude and bad service and the room was smell something bad

By , from cary nc on May 21, 2018

4

great location on beach

Everyone

the food service needs to be improved. we did breakfast buffet and Saturday dinner. the quality of food and service were not up to standards expected at fine resort.

By on May 7, 2018

Review comment responded on May 18, 2018

Good Evening, Thank you for letting us know how we did. We've already reviewed your concerns with our Food and Beverage Leadership team so that we can work on it immediately. Sincerely, Kristin Jones Director of Guest Services

5

nice hotel on the beach. very clean.

Everyone

Only was in town one night, but would definitely stay again.

By , from Virginia on Mar 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 12, 2018

Good Evening, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope in the future you stay for longer and get to enjoy even more that we have to offer! Sincerely, Alexandra Blockade Runner Beach Resort

2

beautiful view and grounds

Everyone

Hotel is old and shows it’s age in the room. Partly renovated. Bathroom is very small and not functional. Beds are hard and heating system very noisy and doesn’t warm the room — our visit was during a really cold night. Overall i would give it 2.5 stars. Don’t plan to return. Way overpriced for the quality of hotel.

By , from chatlotte nc on Nov 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 14, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience, as we depend on this information to improve, whenever possible. We take pride in our historic building and are currently taking measures to make updates to our guest rooms. Again, we appreciate your constructive feedback and the opportunity that you have given us to improve. Kind Regards,

5

very pleasant close to the beach

Everyone

The staff was very attentive and helpful. We stayed at a room that faced the ocean with a balcony. Everything was perfect although the place could use an exterior make over...

By , from California on Sep 23, 2017

5

a real treat

Everyone

A jewel for sure. Loved the retro/tasteful decor. Perfect get-away.

By on Aug 31, 2017

5

location was excellent,

Everyone

We really enjoyed staying here, the people running this hotel were very pleasant and the food was delicious.

By , from Boone,NC on Aug 28, 2017

5

beautiful beachfront hotel

Everyone

Absolutely wonderful stay!!! Perfect location and wonderful hotel staff.

By , from Durham NC on Aug 23, 2017

5

always a great stay right on the beach.

Everyone

It was not the best weather when we were there, but being right on the beach, we were able to take advantage of the good times. Nice pool bar. We had a relaxing time sitting at tdhe bar and having a snack after hanging out at the beach for a while. They have a great breakfast in the morning and it's close to everything so we can walk into town for dinner or drinks. We always enjoy our stay here.

By , from Durham, NC on Jul 19, 2017

4
Everyone

It's a nice hotel. Service was good. Close to the beach.

By , from dayton oh on Jul 1, 2017