I chose the Conch Shell Inn because of it's good value for a place right on the water in San Pedro, Belize. Little did I know that the location would be it's best selling point.
As soon as we got off the Caye Calker Water Taxi, the hotel was steps away. This was my first visit to San Pedro, and I had no idea what to expect.
The hotel is newly renovated and easy to spot with a fresh coat of bright Caribean Pink and White paint. We checked in with the office, and after a few minutes, was in our room.
The room is good size with a double and twin bed. The furnishings are vintage, as is the decor. The bathroom is equipped with a shower and toilet, and the sink is outside of the bathroom. There is also a TV with many channels. I was delighted to see my favs, i.e. FoodNetwork TV and HGTV. I was surprised to see that there was even a feed for a local newstation in my home town. This is a ceiling fan. There is no A/C, and none if needed with the three large windows that ushers ocean breezes into the room.
The large veranda is furnished with two chairs and a table to enjoy the views. However, the lounge chairs in front of the hotel affords better views of the ocean.
The hotel is located right in front of a dive shop and boat dock for fishing and other excursions, as well as the water taxi departure area.
On the downside, the area was a bit noisy on that Friday night, as some of the locals that worked in the area hung out talking and drinking until the wee hours of the night.
Nevertheless, we enjoyed our brief stay at the Conch Shell Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated Conch Shell hotel awaits you. We are located in the heart of San Pedro Town and are surrounded by the best dive shops, restaurants, bars and tour operators. Enjoy one of our 10 Reef watching renovated rooms. Choose from upstairs rooms with mini-kitchenette and TV or Our Downstairs rooms with mini-fridge. We also have wireless internet available to our guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Conch Shell Hotel San Pedro
- Conch Shell San Pedro
- Conch Shell Inn Belize/San Pedro