Three of us recently stayed at the Shell and found it to be a great location. Steps from the broadwalk and beach. There was a great variety of eating places and if you're looking for an inexpensive breakfast under $4.00, it's there to be had. Our room was very clean, upgraded kitchen & bathroom with all cooking utensils. There was no pool at this location nor much property surrounding it to sunbathe, but lots of benches and places to sit steps nearby at the beach. The broadwalk has all kinds of shops & restaurants. This area is far less congested than Ft. Lauderdale. You may need a car though to get to a major grocery store, about a 10 min. drive. For the price, it suited us quite well. Our hosts were very gracious and gave us a lot of good tips. We would definitely stay there again.