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Sea Shell Motel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed here the first day the motel opened for the season. The owners are wonderful and couldn't have been more helpful. Had a newly remodeled room. It is really nice. Although the weather wasn't the best, the motel was very nice. Would stay here again

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank petedog2014
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Chincoteague is a very simple place to vacate. The scenery is amazing, the locals are nice and interesting. The restaurants are all good and varied on the island. We have stayed at Sea Shell for many years. It is very affordable, clean, maintained and staff and owners are nice, attentive (only when needed). The island is simple and so is the Sea Shell. Support locals!

Room Tip: We like Chris's Cottage
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank serenitytraveler
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Just saying. The staff was very accommodating. We arrived at the crack of noon (check-in at 3 pm) and as I was trying to explain that I just needed to use their phone (thank you, MetroPCS), we were checked in. The room was more spacious than many "hotels" I've been to, and more importantly - clean. Or appeared so - I wasn't in the mood to run the full-scale forensics on it. There is an ice machine outside, and vending machines, and a pool. The WiFi worked, albeit slow. The fridge inside was bigger than one'd expect in a motel, the TV was an old and smallish CRT one, but who watches this stuff anyways? Srsly. Three minute walk to a grocery store and five to ten minute walk to some restaurants and coffee shops. Plenty of parking and good soundproofing in the room so one can escape the exalted teenage drivel by the pool side. All and all a good value for the money.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank gordonsmc
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I booked this last minute for pony penning week and found the rates the best in the area. The room was clean however there was a little invasion of ants in the kitchenette that were a nuisance more than anything. The hot water was not the best but the convenience of the location -- within walking / biking distance to main street, grocery store, and every other thing -- made up for the tiny lack of hot water and the ants. The pool was clean and the outdoor kitchen was convenient. It was quiet and the rooms were clean and the staff friendly. I would most definitely stay at the Sea Shell Motel again!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Natalie S
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

we took a spontaneous trip and called about availability for two days, we got the last room for the weekend. This place is very clean, comfortable and affordable. The staff was very friendly.
The grounds are very spread out with plenty of room to sit back and relax. We will definitely return to this motel. Before booking this motel I checked out these reviews and there was one that was negative, All I can say is read all these reviews you'll get the picture. we stayed in #22 on friday 8/2 till sunday 8/4.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel for Memorial Weekend. It was the worst thing we could have ever done. We had to find a place that would allow us to stay for 2 nights, not 3. So our choices were limited (which was disappointing since we couldn't get off work early enough Friday to get there). We had no hot water the whole weekend. Though we did let management know, after letting them know they stated it was fixed but it wasn't. The neighbors were horribly noisy and parking was a bit crazy because of street construction. The "kitchen" they stated we would have was horrible! Not much of a kitchen and we couldn't really cook anything. I won't ever stay there again. What makes things worse, I wrote a complaint letter to them and got no response back. Horrible place! I can't believe they treated us so poorly. I have been coming to the island for years and NEVER had this type of treatment! Will not make that mistake again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank wlkr143
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stayed in Chris Cottage. It was nice and relaxing. The place was clean and quiet and is an easy walk to groceries, restaurants and shopping. The cottages are a really short walk to the main hotel and pool. The only bad thing is that the bed has a really hard mattress.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank pinkrobot42
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Additional Information about Sea Shell Motel

Address: 3720 Willow St, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2437
Region: United States > Virginia > Chincoteague Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Chincoteague Island
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located, yet removed from traffic noise, we are just one block from town and are close to shopping and eateries. We offer a variety of accommodations including modern motel rooms, efficiencies, suites and cottages/houses. A summer kitchen, picnic tables, barbeques, shade trees and flowers everywhere combined with moderate rates makes us one of the most popular motels on the island. ... more   less 
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Sea Shell Hotel Chincoteague Island

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