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Sea Esta Motels III

1409 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Always do 2-3 long off season weekends per year..staff is great, location excellant, dog friendly. ..prices reasonable...not 4 star or with all the frills but great place to unwind after beach,shopping,fishing etc.Beach right across street...Dogs love Dewey...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I had a room on the top floor, and I really have no complaints. I stayed for a friend's wedding a few weeks back and the front desk was pleasant and the whole building is very quaint if you ask me. The room was nice and clean, and there was a balcony (although unfortunately for me, it was raining!). I... More 

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Thank Jeff H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

When we complained to the manager, Maria, she told us that Wi-Fi was a free amenity but not guaranteed. REALLY! We chose the hotel because of location, pet friendly and Wi-Fi. Otherwise the room was clean, though one bed had a valley. The front desk staff was very responsive to any requests. I would not go back because of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The hotel location is great. You are near the trolly station (Rusty Rudder) and blocks away from the main bars (Starboard/Bottle&Cork). The hotel itself, I expected the room to be renovated. Our ceiling was a bit cracked. The bathroom ceiling, all of a sudden, stopped working! You KNOW, that's a no no because a working fan is needed in the... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Location is right across from the beach, staff was very nice and helpful and the price wasn't bad at all! My only suggestion would be to update the microwaves! Waaaay outdated! Something that should take 3 minutes to warm up took 6. But that is minor. I would definitely stay here again!

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Thank S G
Scarsdale, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had stayed here in the past, and didn't go back because it had become a horror. When we saw that the hotel had been renovated and was under new management, we tried again. So, yes the rooms have been renovated, but lipstick on a pig is still a pig. The doors on the cabinets are hanging off, the furniture... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We received good customer service. seamless check-in. Very friendly staff. The room was okay very basic. Wifi did not work for me at all. Nice television with cable. We did use the microwave, stove top and fridge. If you do utilize the kitchenette area you must bring your own utensils, sponges, dish detergent, etc... Perfect location. 3-4 min walk to... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This hotel is within walking distance to everything in Dewey, has very nice balconies with good views, and has been recently renovated. Staff is friendly and accommodating, and rates are decent considering what the competition charges for the high season. Booked another trip immediately after returning and cannot wait for our next visit (:

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

What a dump. Been staying at this chain for years. Slowly going downhill. Never cleaned the room and had to ask for towels. No tip was left. I understand the beach life here but these guys are catering mostly to drunk kids.

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Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I stayed for 5 nights with two large dogs. The room was nice and clean, and within walking distance of several dog-friendly outdoor restaurants. The front desk staff, especially Carmen, was exceptionally helpful. The housekeeping staff was also very helpful. The rooms have recently been updated. Charges for the dogs were reasonable. Recommended for trips with our furry friends!

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