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Sea Shell Inn Motel
Ranked #51 of 81 Hotels in Corpus Christi
Port Lavaca, Texas, United States
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“Do not stay here!!!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We wanted to stay at an in-expensive hotel/motel on the water and I found the Sea Shell Inn to be the cheapest at $102.00 per night (121.00 WITH TAX). OMG...you truly get what you pay for. The website showed it to be a really nice place (on the outside and the view of the water) even stating they "provide quality suites and rooms" and "the sea shell inn offers one of the best places to stay in corpus christi". The website did not provide any pictures of the enterior of the rooms. We pull up and found the exterior to be ok and we knew it was an older motel. We check in and go to our room. As we walked in we stood at the door with utter shock and sickness of how run down and disgusting it was. Ceiling tiles falling down/holes/mold. Trim missing on the edge of the sink. Carpet disgusting. Burn holes in the comforters. Leftover soap stuck on the edge of the bathtub. Missing tiles on the bathroom floor. Bathroom sink leaks and water was all over the floor. People were swimming in the pool that looked like it had not been clean (like people used the bathroom in it...cloudy looking). If you wanted ice from the ice machine you had to pay a quater for a small bucket (website didn't say you had to pay for it, but they did offer it). And the people that the motel attracted...talk about scum of the earth!!!! We forced ourselves to stay since we already paid for it and made the best of it with a night on the town. We paid for two nights and only stayed one...couldnt force ourselves (especially my son) to stay another night. Horrible....horrible....horrible place!!!!!!

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Property: Sea Shell Inn Motel
Address: 202 Kleberg Pl, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1208
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Corpus Christi
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #51 of 81 Hotels in Corpus Christi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Shell Inn Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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