Situated on the beachfront, the Sea Shell Inn Motel in Corpus Christi features basketball and volleyball courts and an outdoor pool. Nearby attractions include Hurricane Alley Waterpark and the Texas State Aquarium.
Along with central air-conditioning and kitchenettes, rooms at this motel offer cable TV, desks, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Rooms are serviced daily.
Facilities at the Sea Shell Inn Motel include free parking, a children’s play area, coin laundry, and free property-wide Wi-Fi. Front desk services are available during limited hours.
BBQ grills and picnic areas are available for guest use. Dining spots near the motel include Blackbeard’s On the Beach and the Lexington Bar & Grill.
This motel is a ten-minute walk from the USS Lexington and within an eight-minute drive of Whataburger Field and Captain Clark’s Flagship. Corpus Christi International Airport is a 20-minute drive from the property.
Travellers love this motel's seafront location on Corpus Christi's North beach and find it perfect for family fishing trips. Guests enjoyed swimming in the calm Gulf-of-Mexico waters. Sightseers choose this motel for its proximity to Texas State Aquarium and ‘The Blue Ghost' aka aircraft carrier USS Lexington.
Families find this North Beach accommodation excellent value for money, despite the lack of extras such as complimentary breakfast or snazzy leisure facilities. With many pricier options in the surrounds, this quaint motel serves travellers-on-a-budget, leaving them with some extra spending money after a comfortable night's rest.
Praise for Personnel
An overwhelming number of reviewers praise the friendly staff at this beach motel, who charm guests with a warm Texan welcome and go above and beyond to ensure guests' comfort. Cleaning staff are praised for keeping floors spotlessly clean in family rooms with lots of sandy footfall.
Old and New
In the past, a few travellers have grouched about the fading facilities in some older rooms, after encountering dirty windows and vents, grubby-looking kitchen appliances and stained or thread-bare bedding. However, guests who have stayed more recently have noted thoroughly refreshed facilities in recently renovated units.
Many reviewers say they would love this motel more if it had better guest facilities. Travellers don't have much good to say about the existing ones. Common gripes include the badly-maintained outdoor swimming pool, the coin-operated ice machine, a somewhat hazardous parking area and a weak Wi-Fi connection.
Several guests were disturbed by noisy trucks coming in and out of a neighbouring construction site. Some travellers claim they were kept awake by the chatter of fellow guests through thin walls, while renovations happening in other parts of the hotel have also caused an occasional din.
Outdoor swimming pool
Computer with Internet
Direct beach access
WiFi in public areas
Free WiFi in public areas
New safety protocols
Free WiFi (rooms)
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Arrival / Departure
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00
202 Kleberg Place , 78402 , Corpus Christi , USA Telephone: +1(361)8885391 | Official Homepage