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It’s tricky to write a review, because each unit is individually owned, and therefore the quality is going to vary. I will say that the units are small. There were four of us- three adults and a child. And it felt very small. We also didn’t have a full refrigerator, just a mini fridge that barely kept anything cold. The sheets on the beds felt like sandpaper, which was extra tough on sunburnt skin. There were two full size beds- one mattress was pretty good, but the other was old, springy, and super loud when you turned over at night. Due to COVID, you could not get housekeeping throughout your stay. I completely understand, but our floors were covered in sand with no real way to clean it up. I wish I had packed slippers! The location is great, and you get beautiful views in every direction. The pools are nice and there are two convenient locations to rinse sand off when coming back from the beach. Overall, not bad, not great. If you’re going to spend a majority of your time out and about, you’ll probably be fine. Plan on eating out for most of your meals!

The term “resort” is loosely applied here. It’s an eight-story motel with a pool. Paper-thin walls. I could hear my neighbors doing the do at night. Why was there a wall made of mirrors in the living area? Outdated/simple furniture and fixtures. The biggest plus is the view of the ocean.

You truly feel like you are on a private island with this property. The location is amazing, the rooms were so cool with all rooms with an ocean view. I will definitely chose this resort again when we come back. The only thing I would have to say is that there was only one elevator working at a time and we were on the 7th floor so at times it took awhile to wait to get to and from your room.

Sophie the bartender is great! Rest of staff very friendly. We will definetly go back

I love that every room is ocean front with a small balcony.

This place is beautiful. very secluded very peaceful. Every one was so nice. We will definitely be back

The staff here are friendly and helpful. Beautiful views.

My ONLY complaint is about the housekeeping... I saw similar reviews when we were booking this place. People who said their floors were covered in sand when they checked in. This was the case with us too. Everything else was clean and beautiful but our floors were just COVERED in sand. It's super easy for that to happen because any time you come back from beach, especially with kids, of course you're going to get sand on the floor, but before checking in I think our floors should have been cleaned and they definitely were NOT. I found a broom and swept up literally PILES of sand, but I had no dustpan! I had to just sweep it all out onto our balcony... The next day I specifically requested that the housekeepers vacuum the floors and when we got back in they were perfect. But of course by the next day they were all sandy again (our fault) I called down to the front desk and asked specifically for them to make sure the housekeepers vacuumed again because there was just so much sand! I apologized and told them it's just hard with 3 little kids to keep sand out of the room. The front desk ladies were SO nice! But when we came back to the room after 5 pm not only had the floors NOT been done, but the room hadn't been cleaned at all! Beds weren't made, towels still in a pile on the floor etc. We had to call down to the desk and request fresh towels. NOT a dealbreaker because we loved everything else but it would have been a better experience had the housekeepers been better.

Ratings would have been much higher but they add a 'resort' fee (which they call and environmental fee) and a parking fee for each day. If you want good ratings don't play the fee game - if the room costs x don't charge x-100 and make up the difference in fees.

I liked the location on the beach. I didn't like that it wasn't clean when we arrived. Sand on the floors, dusty room,crumbs in the furniture, There was a bad smell on the water.coming out of the shower and faucets. I was in the 4th floor in front of the electrical room and close to the cleaning supply room. The rooms are not sound proof. The staff is very friendly. Overall I liked the place but I think is over price. It's needs some repairs done there still some wood on the windows from hurricane Florence.

N Lumina Avenue Wrightsville Beach NC

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Wrightsville Beach
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Located in Shell Island, Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites is adjacent to Wrightsville Beach and within a 5-minute walk of Figure Eight Island. This 143-room, 3.5-star resort has an outdoor pool along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This resort is home to a bistro and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The 143 rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies or patios. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers.


Property features

Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Self parking is offered for USD 7.49 per day. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with securing valuables, luggage storage, and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach resort include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Premier Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Traditional Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite, 2 Double Beds with Sofabed

2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Traditional Suite, 2 Double Beds with Sofabed

2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites

Everyone (31) Couples (4) Family (9)
3
Family with small children

It’s tricky to write a review, because each unit is individually owned, and therefore the quality is going to vary. I will say that the units are small. There were four of us- three adults and a child. And it felt very small. We also didn’t have a full refrigerator, just a mini fridge that barely kept anything cold. The sheets on the beds felt like sandpaper, which was extra tough on sunburnt skin. There were two full size beds- one mattress was pretty good, but the other was old, springy, and super loud when you turned over at night. Due to COVID, you could not get housekeeping throughout your stay. I completely understand, but our floors were covered in sand with no real way to clean it up. I wish I had packed slippers! The location is great, and you get beautiful views in every direction. The pools are nice and there are two convenient locations to rinse sand off when coming back from the beach. Overall, not bad, not great. If you’re going to spend a majority of your time out and about, you’ll probably be fine. Plan on eating out for most of your meals!

By , from Raleigh, NC on Jul 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 23, 2020

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.

2
Friends

The term “resort” is loosely applied here. It’s an eight-story motel with a pool. Paper-thin walls. I could hear my neighbors doing the do at night. Why was there a wall made of mirrors in the living area? Outdated/simple furniture and fixtures. The biggest plus is the view of the ocean.

By , from Triangle, NC on Jul 2, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2020

Thank you for your review. We apologize if some aspects of your stay were not as expected. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and it is with mention of such items that we continue to improve the property. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Shell Island Resort.

4
Everyone

By on Jun 24, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 25, 2020

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!

5
Family

You truly feel like you are on a private island with this property. The location is amazing, the rooms were so cool with all rooms with an ocean view. I will definitely chose this resort again when we come back. The only thing I would have to say is that there was only one elevator working at a time and we were on the 7th floor so at times it took awhile to wait to get to and from your room.

By , from Wisconsin on Jun 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 25, 2020

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!

4
Everyone

By on Mar 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 19, 2020

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!

5
Everyone

By on Mar 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 14, 2020

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!

5
Partner Couples

Sophie the bartender is great! Rest of staff very friendly. We will definetly go back

By on Feb 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 3, 2020

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!

5
Everyone

By on Jan 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2020

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!

4
Partner Couples Family

I love that every room is ocean front with a small balcony.

By , from Seattle WA on Jan 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 4, 2020

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!

5
Family

This place is beautiful. very secluded very peaceful. Every one was so nice. We will definitely be back

By on Nov 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 25, 2019

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!

Shell Island Resort - All Oceanfront Suites

2700 N Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
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