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Carmel, Indiana
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83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sea Shell Inn must have been quite the charmer in its heyday. It retains some of that vintage charm in its large rooms with wall-sized picture windows overlooking the beach and bay. Our third level room had flooring, flat screen TV and mini-fridge with separate freezer compartment. The solid surface cooktop looked new, as did the shower surround. Countertops and... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic view of the Lexington and beach/ocean but in the words of my wife: "what a dump"! Staff was nice but our room was awful! This place could really use a facelift! Peeling paint, mickey-mouse repairs, cigarette smoke coming in from between the door and door jam, paper-thin walls and noisy. The view didn't make up for the negatives.

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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Needed to cancel my reservation, so I called and unfortunately got into an argument with the guy over the phone. In the end, he told me "you know, grandparents die because people cancel their reservations." What kind of crap is that?

1 Thank Joseph J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Well, there was a great view. That's a plus, but the amenities were useless, and if the air vent in the bathroom was any indicator, this place is dirty. There was a coffee maker with no coffee or cups. There was a stove with no pots and pans, and there's no shampoo or conditioner. If you just want to drink... More 

1 Thank Brian S
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is definitely not the nicest place to stay in Corpus, but the price and location were perfect for a traveler on a budget! It is located right on the beach and within walking distance of multiple restaurants, stores, the USS Lexington museum, & aquarium. I will absolutely stay here again next time I visit Corpus Christi!

1 Thank Nikki H
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and 2 little ones just spent 5 nights at the Sea Shell Inn, we had an amazing time. The room was perfect, the staff Joni and even the owner PK made sure our stay was awesome! We are looking forward to our next vacation in Corpus and Sea Shell Inn will be the place we stay!

1 Thank Todd N
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

No upkeep dirty place nasty towels bad smell on the beach also seen druggies and prostitution occurring while kids ran around let me know if anyone else has seen this at any other motels on beach view

Thank amandarS5655AP
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I actually like the motel, it's on the beach front, has a small pool when you feel like dipping but the gulf is full of jellyfish, restaurants and bars are just a few steps away, very nice view from my room, adequate space, the beds are big enough and comfortable, plus there's a kitchenette! Perfect for my family of 4.... More 

1 Thank April H
San Antonio
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is not a fancy hotel, but it is very clean and recently remodeled. This is the best location in the area and at least half of what the hotels in the area charge. Rooms are big, there is a microwave and mini fridge in the room. Some rooms have a kitchenette, but no dishes. The staff went above and... More 

1 Thank Shelley8338
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the hotel in July 2016. The view was beautiful. Then when you enter the room it looked old and dirty. The kitchenette didn't even come with 1 pan or utensils! That means you would have to bring your own or go buy some. On the paged when I booked it said volleyball court and basket ball goal. We... More 

2 Thank mariah0329

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sea Shell Inn Motel offers one of the best views of the bay in Corpus Christi, TX. Start off your day with a magnificent sunrise view right in front of your room. Sea Shell Inn Motel is independently operated with flexible and affordable prices. We have options for daily rates, and weekly rates depending on season. Our rooms have features such as kitchenettes, one or two beds, central air conditioning, cable t.V., And dining tables. Our rooms are well maintained and clean. The Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington, American Bank Center, Whataburger Field, Hurricane Alley Waterpark, & La Palmera Mall are just minutes away from the motel, as well as many other attractions to visit during your stay. The motel has many onsite amenities such as free WiFi, swimming pool, volleyball net, basketball pole, swingset for kids, & laundry room with a washer and dryer to wash your clothes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sea Shell Inn Motel

Address: 202 Kleberg Pl, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1208
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Price Range: ₹ 3,839 - ₹ 8,568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Shell Inn Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Corpus Christi
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose an upstairs room if you choose to stay”
 of 5 bubbles walkero2016, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 116 is a corner room with excellent view”
 of 5 bubbles Shelley8338, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“bottom floors have easier access than having to walk stairs”
 of 5 bubbles heatrach, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the south end(away from bar) are a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles contractor419, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Get the room on the corner of the top floor facing the beach. Quieter and 2 different views.”
 of 5 bubbles fbglfcoach50, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
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