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Sea Esta Motels III

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1409 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Rockville
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Seaford, Delaware
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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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

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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The front desk personnel are really friendly and helpful. Thats a plus. The rooms are clean BUT not upscale by any stretch. Just basic needs for coffee machine, small refrigerator, & Kitchenette. Very close to the beach and walking distance to all food, bars, etc. Great location! If you want something simple - go for it. And you can get... More

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Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

Thanks for your stay with us. I am glad you were treated right by us and that we were able to take care of your visit to the Beach. Just so you know though we can always get you a great rate when you call us directly. We hope to see you again soon. More

Lusby, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is obviously an older motel, but it has been maintained and freshly painted. The room was clean and quiet. I was thrilled that it was only 1 block off of the beach and close to a public beach access point. The staff was helpful and quite friendly. My only complaint was with the pillows - they were lumpy.

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Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing us for your recent stay. We put a lot of work over the last winter during the cold cold weather to update the property. We are very glad to hear that you liked it. We have heard your comments as well and will look into new pillows with the synthetic fill that will not be lumpy. We... More

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We only booked this place because it is one of (if not the only) motel in Dewey that allows you to have your dog. We love that Dewey allows you to bring your dog on the beach all year round (restricted times during the summer). This motel was perfect for us because we didn't' expect it to be a 5... More

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Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

Thank you for your last stay with us. I am happy that you found us and hope that your four legged friend had a good trip and stay with us as well. Just so you are aware we have heard your comments about the TV's and are working on getting them upgraded to larger flat panel TV's. So hopefully on... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you are looking for a cheap place to stay in the middle of the Dewey Beach night life and bars- this is the place for you. Although the location was great, the woman behind the front desk was horribly rude. I get it, you don't like dealing with drunk beach go-ers, but then don't work at this motel! The... More

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Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review

I would like to first say I am very sorry about your treatment by my Front Desk. That is definitely not what we are about and we do not treat our guests in such a manner. I do truly apologize for what you experienced though. We recently updated and upgrade our bedding to the triple sheeting and the duvets to... More

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Address: 1409 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Location: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Esta Motels III 2*
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Also Known As:
Sea Esta Motels Iii Hotel Dewey Beach
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The SeaEsta III is the perfect location for those who want to be in the middle of the world-famous Dewey Beach night life. Sea Esta III is centrally located just steps from the Rusty Rudder, Rudder Town, Bottle and Cork, Grottos Pizza, the Starboard and other major attractions. We are also just a block away from the beach for those looking to soak up the sun! ... more   less 
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