Fodor's Expert Review Blockade Runner

275 Waynick Blvd., Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, 28480, USA

The seven-story, 1960s-vintage Blockade Runner is pure class, from the large, modern rooms (upper floors have terrific ocean views) to the sparkling lobby, where cool blue drapes create the feel of waves all around you. The sizeable outdoor pool is adjacent to an inviting lawn, just behind the dunes from the beach. Approachable service extends to excursions offered by the resort, including kayak and boat tours. EAST Oceanfront restaurant is a destination in and of itself. The Blockade Runner also offers a private Garden Suite and a two-story beach cottage for rent to families and groups, with 13 bedrooms and nine baths and access to all the hotel amenities.


  • prime beachfront location
  • remodeled, attractive rooms, many with balconies and beach views
  • free parking
  • off-season rooms are a good value
  • gorgeous lawn and communal areas


  • unpretentious 1960s-era exterior
  • hotel can't run A/C and heat at same time, so if you come during a winter hot spell ask for a fan
  • no microwaves in rooms
  • hotel can't run a/c and heat at the same time, so if you come during a winter hot spell, ask for a fan
  • parking is $10 and the lot is very tight for larger vehicles




Phones: 910-256–2251 | 866-884–5781 | 877-684–8009


165 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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