We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Esta Motels III

1409 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Hotel amenities
Sea Esta Motels III
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Dewey Beach
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015
Will012586
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2
    5
    4
    2
    2
See reviews for
3
5
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (15)
  • Mar-May only
    (2)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (8)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (5)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (0)
All months
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This hotel is ok, it's nothing fancy if you need a room and don't have much money it's alright, it's not within walking to the strip, staff is not friendly and they are not open 24 hours, if your looking for a romantic night go somewhere else, just an over night deal it's worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent stay with us. I hope that the Starboard opening was all you were looking for. While I can understand why you say that a romantic weekend wasn't a high priority for that weekend, we are one a few properties that has private balconies on which you can sit and watch the beautiful sunsets over the Rehoboth... More 

Frederick
Top Contributor
535 reviews 535 reviews
63 hotel reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I booked here because of rave reviews by others on Booking.com. and because the rate was decent for the night. When we found it and finally got checked in, the room was almost a shock. Run down, rickety, dust everywhere, tired furniture, and the tiniest little t.v. I can ever remember having in a hotel room. I later had to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bethesda, MD
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed here for a weekend with the kids. The website said the place was newly renovated, but I would never have known it. It looks really run down. On the upside, the staff were friendly and the place was fairly clean. The main draw was the fact that it's just a 5-minute walk to the beach. It's also within... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

The renovations at the property during the off season was rather extensive, but most id not seen so easily. We took down all the wall coverings and replaced them with a fresh new paint to give the property a nice and clean room. We also replaced all the flooring in the property. While most people do see this as much,... More 

Strasburg
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Kasey was great at accommodating our needs. My wife and I have been staying here for the last 7 years and we are always satisfied with the room, the staff, and their helpfulness with attending our needs. Thank You Kasey, you deserve accolades!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beccles, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The hotel was great and centrally located for everything we wanted to do. The room was clean and comfortable. The bed felt like heaven after dealing with the traffic. Brandon the manager was a great help when it came to booking and went above and beyond to recommend some great restaurants. Even though it was Bike Week, it was still... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is an average (at best) hotel but it is close to everything. No pool, but about a block to the beach. No restaurant, but close enough to Dewey's finest. Once you park your car, you can call this place base camp!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

While we might not have a lot of parking we do have the one spot for each room ... and as you noted we are central to all the great night life and dining in Dewey beach. Thanks for your nice comments and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Staff was very friendly and helpful...... Room was clean.... short walk to the beach and the Jolly Trolley pick up & drop off was just a minute walk from the hotel...Would stay again for a few days...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

thank you for your last stay with us. We hope that all will find us as a good alternative to some of the more expensive motels in our area. We hope to see you again in 2015 More 

Rockville
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is disgusting. They say it's been renovated and maybe some things have been fixed, but overall this place is just gross. We booked this place because it was the ONLY thing that we could find available and now I get why there was availability. And to charge $300 per night for this place is just wrong!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

I would like to apologize for the way you found the room. We did recently in the year renovate by putting in new floors and also redoing all the walls at the property. Apparently they missed the cove base in the corner behind the door in the bathroom. I will definitely have our maintenance team take care of that right... More 

Seaford, Delaware
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were let into our room early because it was cleaned and waived the surpervisor from checking it out. What a mistake... grandaughter found gatorade bottle by the bed with pee in it and I stepped on a beer bottle cap getting into bed. The shower curtain had mold all over it. The only thing I could see was the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

Darlene, I would like to take the opportunity to apologize for your last stay with us. We do have a few sets of pots and pans for our guest at their requests. But I will see about adding them to all rooms. You said you work at a property in Ocean City so I am sure that you understand why... More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for an overnight girls beach trip. The room was directly across from the beach, so the proximity was good. It was right next to a great tiki bar and restaurant called the Rusty Rudder. The rooms were clean and quiet. They have easy parking with plenty of spots. The hotel staff were very nice, friendly and helpful.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip. As for a changing room that is something we will not be able to have since we are a small property, but check with the desk and we might be able to sneak you into a room to get changed. We are here to help... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

13 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question