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corpus Christi, Texas, USA
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2011

The good news was that the price at check in was half of the rate I had booked the room at ($24.95). Everything else was bad news. I got whistled at by guys dressed in wife beaters drinking beer on the second floor balcony. I had a cold and was congested, but the room still smelled horrendous. They don't provide... More 

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10 Thank corgnilias
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2010

i was there in the beginning of june and i was with my family, i went to check in about the prices and theres was very reasonable and also the front desk people were very friendly so i decided to stay. i stayed there two nights for the rate of $60.00 a night. you can not get a room by... More 

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4 Thank quulpaki
Houston
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2009

We checked into the hotel and checked out 5 minutes later. It was horrible all the way around. The room was not only filthy, it stunk. We were lucky to get our money and get out!

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2 Thank HoustonTexasGirl
Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2009

OMG!!! The nastiest place I hav ever stepped into. Bugs everywhere, faucet in bathroom did not work, the tub has NEVER been scrubbed or cleaned. The toilet bowl is a dark brown, the water comes out a medium brown color. The dog poop smell as you walk down the stairs, the people yelling, the hole in the floor, the mattresses... More 

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3 Thank RoadTexas
tennis_shoe
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2009

I've stayed here before, years ago, as a single person. Maybe I was too intoxicated to really care were I slept. But as a parent and a little older and wiser person I've learned what was acceptable at 21, not so much with kids at 34. I was looking for a cheap place to just sleep, we didn't really plan... More 

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2 Thank tennis_shoe
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2009

88 bucks for 1 night... VERY SCARY place. Mold, crusty old bathroom, dead roaches. Water faucets didn't even work. Very disgusting place. I can easily state that this is the worst place I've ever had to sleep in my entire life, and I'm not picky. This place should be demolished!

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Thank Lindaschmoopy
houston
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2009

I have never seen it so bad. It was juist me a guy looking for a place to crash did not need a whole lot. Bed shower bath no luxury at all. When i lay my bag on the bed and the bugs started to cover the bed and my bag. I ran to the bathroom and the smell i... More 

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Thank eyefu
Alvin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2009

I will stay here again. The beds are comfortable and the pillows are soft. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay. The rates are unbeatable. The rooms with the kitchenettes are great. They could use more television channels.

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2 Thank wandanatbug
ohio
1 review
Reviewed 29 October 2008

We stayed at the RV park next to the motel, which the motel owns. When we first got there we couldn't hook up our sewer or water cause we couldn't find it from all the tall grass. Boy were those blood sucking bugs around too. Then on the week end you would get woke up by some dumb chick fighting... More 

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Thank queengwen
Austin, Texas
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2008

Came with a group of about 10 friends back in 2003. We were going to have fun no matter what, so the hotel wasn't important. We came here to party and got exactly what we expected. This place is a cheap motel, do not expect anything luxury. In fact, if you're anything like me, you'd bring your own towel and... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Anchor Motel

Address: 1302 Blue Water Hwy, Freeport Area, Surfside Beach, TX 77541-7108
Region: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Surfside Beach
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Anchor Hotel Surfside Beach
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