Anchor Motel

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When you stay at Anchor Motel & R.V. Park in Freeport, you'll be near the beach and steps from Surfside Beach. This motel is 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from Freeport Historical Museum and 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from Port of Freeport. Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary w...

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When you stay at Anchor Motel & R.V. Park in Freeport, you'll be near the beach and steps from Surfside Beach. This motel is 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from Freeport Historical Museum and 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from Port of Freeport. Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a picnic area. Free self parking is available onsite. Make yourself at home in one of the 30 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet acces...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

Property Amenities

No cribs / beds for children availableNo rollaway / extra beds availableContactless check-out availableThe establishment is cleaned with disinfectant productsThe establishment confirms that it is implementing additional measures in the area of customer safetyThe establishment confirms that it is implementing additional measures in the field of cleaningEssential workers only: NOHand sanitizing gel is provided to guestsMasks available to guests24 hour receptionProtective clothing available for guestsFree wireless internetFrequently touched surfaces are disinfectedContactless check-in availableTake in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional amenities at this campground include a television in a common area, aTake in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional amenities at this campground include a television in a common area, aTake in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access. Additional amenities at this campground include a television in a common area, aTake in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a picnic area.

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    7

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    3

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    22

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Avoid this place like the plague

Reviewed 24 march, 2021

Hold on to your eyeballs, this is going to be a long read. TLDR: Don't stay here, it doesn't matter how much money you save, it's not worth it. It's gross. So, to start this review, we booked this motel with the intent of staying multiple nights while we took care of business in the area. It was to be a business/pleasure style trip. We left Dallas late and arrived at the hotel about 10 minutes after 9pm. Knowing that check ins after 9 were frowned upon, we called the front desk and updated them a couple of times letting them know about where we were, and how long it would take us to arrive. They said arriving a few minutes late would be fine and there shouldn't be an issue. The first time we called, a woman answered, the second time we called and told them we were in Angleton, a man answered and said they looked forward to seeing us. Upon arrival, my fiancé went in to collect the keys. I wasn't there to witness the interaction, but she told me that she was made to feel very unwelcome, and that the woman who checked her in was rude, and was not wearing a mask. She also informed my fiancé that she would be taking a $20 key deposit per room and would be inspecting the rooms before we left before she would refund the deposit. Keys in hand, we went around back to park and unload our things. Walking upstairs to the room, the walkway was littered with debris, there were chairs in the path at random intervals which required hoisting of luggage over it to get by (you couldn't roll luggage past) and there were complications with getting the door unlocked with one of our rooms. I managed to get the key to work by physically forcing the key in while wiggling it until it seated and allowed the lock to turn. That done, I went back to the room I was staying in to finish unloading. Having had a poor experience at another hotel in the area recently, we decided this time we would bring "a layer of protection" against potentially dirty bedding, so we had some sheets, pillow shams and a blanket in the event we needed it. I'm very, very, VERY glad we did. More on that later. After hauling all of our things to the two rooms, I decided to take a look around. When we walked in, the dank smell of the room was quite evident with a slight undertone of urine. The beds were made as you'd expect, but that's about the only nice feature I can describe, what comes next is straight out of a nightmare. The gray carpet was wet/damp in places. The "kitchen" was dirty, the sink had what looked like dried soda in it, there was a bread tie on the microwave and a bread metal twist on the counter. There was dirt/dust on every thing in the room, and the higher up you went, the thicker it got. In fact, the further into the room I got, the more grossed out I got. After driving from Dallas to Surfside, I really needed to relieve myself. I walked into the bathroom to be completely and totally horrified and grossed out. Not much grosses me out, but when you see something you can't identify next to a toilet in a splatter pattern, you get grossed out. I don't care who you are, unless of course, one of the staff of this hotel. They must have been completely fine with it. Hey, at least the toilet had the blue water in it, right? I shimmied as far away from the offending splatter and took care of my business. I opened the lid, which was hanging on by a wish and a prayer, and relieved myself. The blue water went away upon flushing, and was replaced with yellow dingy water. So I flushed again, thinking there was some residual staining from the coloring they'd put in. Nope, apparently they'd only squirted it in the bowl, the water filling the toilet was actually tinged urine color. The shower was dirty, there was hair in the tub, the walls of the tub were stained/dirty. The sink in the bathroom was stained/dirty. The floors, as mentioned previously, had obviously not been mopped, swept or otherwise cared for. The countertops were grimy, and the water coming out of the tap of the faucet was also the same color as what was filling the toilet. The door of the bathroom wouldn't shut unless you put your shoulder into it. I went back into the main area to heat up a sandwich I'd purchased earlier in the day. I open the microwave to find the previous residents crumbs left behind in it. Thankfully my sandwich was wrapped, so I set it in and turned it on. I had beverages I'd brought for the road trip, and went to put them into the fridge while the meal was warming up. The refrigerator was "empty" but certainly not devoid of grime and dirt. This didn't surprise me, as filth, dirt, grime and disrepair seemed to be the ongoing theme of this place. With the comment made regarding "Checking the room" before we got our deposit back being made, I made sure to take plenty of pictures before we settled in so that we wouldn't be blamed for the state of the room. They are attached below. Do yourself a favor, skip this place. Please. For your safety and health.

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Where for art thou Lady Heroin

Reviewed 12 april, 2020

Lady Heroin is the exquisite cleaning lady who can suck a golf ball through a garden hose. Does she still work there ? Asking for a friend. And his friend. Maybe me as well. I suppose she remembers the Jerters.

realbusman

Not 5 Star but Super FUN!

Reviewed 7 june, 2019

We decided to spend the night in Surfside very last minute. We got the last room here and it was not fancy but we had the BEST time! The view is awesome. Beach is a hop skip and a jump away. Staff was great! They have a Deck with the best Sunset view ever! Super fun and friendly guests that we hung out with. We have traveled the world first class and stayed in the best. For a quick impromptu weekend this is something we will do again! It is what it is. Can't beat the location for the price! That is for sure. Oh, the air conditioner worked better than some high dollar hotels.We had it at 62 degrees. GOTTA LOVE that!!!

sylvia d

That’ll work!

Reviewed 2 june, 2019

It’s certainly not anything fancy however it wasn’t terrible either. Pros: one minute to the beach, super friendly and accommodating staff, decent bath/shower, clean sheets on the beds, and not expensive. Pets are welcome too. For a quick trip to the beach it’s all we needed. I can tell the staff is hustling to care for the place and their customers. We all really enjoyed our stay and I would stay again. We will definitely be back. Cant beat the location, nice views too. Almost forgot the cons: it could be a little cleaner. The carpet was sandy but hey you’re at the beach! It’s an older building but I saw zero pest/roaches/etc. And don’t forget your Off, you’ll need it if you plan to be outside when the mosquitos are out.

Juliekelly06

Truly disgusting

Reviewed 4 september, 2018

Very low ceilings, terrible paint job in the rooms, dirty floors and showers, and the outside of the motel looks very unattractive- water dripping from the ACs from the second floor, stuff scattered around. Cockroaches in the room and the smell of smoke. We paid $65/night, and I think we paid too much for what we got. We will never be returning.

James A