Destination Wrightsville | Where to stay

by Staff
June 2008

In all modesty, we can honestly say: "Boy, did you ever pick the perfect place for a vacation!" With a world-class beach, amazing restaurants, hip and happening nightlife, tons to do with the family, top tourist attractions galore and sunshine for days and days, Wrightsville Beach has the whole package, including a wide variety of hotels, motels, inns, resorts and rentals. If you can wish it, it’s already here.

Hotels/Motels

Blockade Runner Beach Resort and Conference Center

On the east side, the resort fronts the Atlantic Ocean with a wide sandy beach, while on the west side, it fronts Banks Channel. The Blockade Runner offers the most complete water-related activities possible. 

Location: 275 Waynick Boulevard

Contact: 800-541-1161
www.blockade-runner.com  

Price: Off season: $129-$209/night In season: $209-$379/night


Blockade Runner/The Cottage

The "Cottage" is located oceanfront, adjacent to (and owned by) the Blockade Runner Beach Resort and Conference Center. It’s located on historic Lumina Avenue and features 13 sleeping rooms and nine bathrooms. Large covered porches have panoramic ocean and channel views. The Cottage is perfect for corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions, and offers the charm and ambience of a classic beach cottage combined with the convenience of a full service resort. 

Location: 225 South Lumina

Contact: 800-541-1161

www.blockade-runner.com/cottage.shtml  
Price: $10,000/week Memorial Day until Labor Day

 


Carolina Temple Apartments Island Inn

Located facing the sound, the inn — constructed by the Temple Family in the early 1900s — is a good example of early coastal North Carolina architecture with central hallways, spacious breezy wraparound porches, large rockers and the occasional well-placed hammock. Louvered outer doors to each of the eight apartments give a Caribbean feel. The apartments are either one or two-room air conditioned suites with private baths, ceiling fans and fully equipped kitchenettes.

Location: 550 Waynick Boulevard

Contact: (910) 256-2773

www.carolinatempleislandinn.com  

Price: Off season: $85-$140/night, $500-700/week. In season: $750–$950/wk


Harbor Inn

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, at the foot of the Banks Channel Bridge on Harbor Island, the Harbor Inn offers private balconies with stunning water views, an outdoor pool and a private pier.

Location: 701 Causeway Drive

Contact: (910) 256-9402

www.harborinnwb.com

Price: Off season: $79–$89/night. In season: $155–$205/night

 


Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort

This elegant, upscale, oceanfront resort has luxurious interiors and amenities galore, including an oceanfront pool, direct beach access and a health club with spa and massage. The SunSpree offers 8,500 square feet of conference space, a restaurant, lounge and poolside bar and grille.

Location: 1706 N. Lumina Avenue

Contact: (910) 256-2231
wrightsville.sunspreeresorts.com

Price: Off season: $129-$359/night, In season: $299-$419/night


One South Lumina

Located in the heart of Wrightsville Beach, directly on the oceanfront, One South Lumina offers tastefully decorated accommodations, modern conveniences and private balconies. Centrally located many restaurants, beach stores, ice cream shops and a grocery store are within walking distance.

Location: 1 South Lumina

Contact: (910) 256-9100

Price: Off season: $85–$155/night In season: $185–$230/night


Sandpeddler Motel & Suites

Conveniently located on the southern end of Wrightsville Beach, directly across from the Oceanic Pier & Restaurant, Sandpeddler offers its guests spectacular views of the sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean. Only steps away from the beach, sound, fine dining and fishing, the Sandpeddler Motel & Suites is the perfect place for your next family vacation, weekend getaway or business trip.

Location: 15 Nathan Street

Contact: 800-548-4245

www.thesandpeddler.com  

Price: Off season: $99-$139/night, In season: $149-$249/night


Shell Island Oceanfront Suites

Relax on your private balcony and soak up the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, sea-oat covered dunes, and 3,000 feet of the most beautiful white sand beach on the Cape Fear Coast. Located on the northernmost tip of Wrightsville Beach, Shell Island is pleasantly secluded from the daily bustle, but just minutes from shopping, dining, and historic downtown Wilmington.

Location: 2700 N. Lumina Avenue

Contact: 800-689-6765

www.shellisland.com  

Price: Off season: $99-$109/night, In season $149-$309/night


Silver Gull Motel

Located next to the famous Johnnie Mercer’s Pier, the Silver Gull is a classic oceanfront motel with 32 rooms, ocean views and efficiency/kitchenettes.

Location: 20 East Salisbury Street

Contact: (910) 256-3728

Price: Off season: $70-$175/night, In season: $145-$220/night


Summer Sands Suites

Situated in the middle of the island, the Summer Sands offers easy access to both the beach and the harbor, and the convenience of nearby specialty shops and restaurants.

Location: 104 South Lumina Avenue

Contact: 800-336-4849

www.summersandssuites.com

Price: Off season: $79-$149/night, In season: $99-$229/night


The Surf Suites

The all-oceanfront suites, adjacent to the Crystal Pier, feature private bedrooms, complete kitchen amenities, comfortable living space and a private balcony or patio at the ocean’s edge. The oceanfront pool, sundeck and shady gazebo offer a panoramic view of the spectacular Atlantic Ocean.

Location: 711 S. Lumina Avenue

Contact: 877-625-9307

www.thesurfsuites.com

Price: $89-$199/night, In season: $199-$299/night


Waterway Lodge

Located on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway on the mainland, at the drawbridge to Wrightsville Beach, the Waterway’s unique location allows guests to watch the boats and is also within walking distance of six of the area’s finest restaurants. 

Location: 7246 Wrightsville Avenue  

Contact: (910) 256-3771

www.waterwaylodge.com

Price: $59-$189/night

Rates vary depending on availability, time of year and week or weekend. Off-season range is for fall, winter and spring. In-season range is for summer.


Cottage Rentals

Bryant Real Estate

Location: 1001 N. Lumina Avenue

Contact: 800-322-3764

www.bryantrealestate.com


Holliday Vacations, Inc.

Location: 2002 Eastwood Road,  Suite 106

Contact: 888-256-2911

www.hollidayvacations.com


Intracoastal Realty

Location: 523 Causeway Drive

Contact: 800-533-1840

www.intracoastalrealty.com


Laney Real Estate Co.

Location: 530 Causeway Drive, Suite 8,

Contact: 866-606-8007

www.laneyrealestate.com  

 


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