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Sea Esta Motels I

2306 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Annapolis, MD
5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very small bathroom with no legroom at toilet. However, the water from the shower and sink flow heavily, unrestricted by water control, so you get a good shower. The beds themselves were not bad, and I am picky about beds. The bed was firm without being hard. They just put new decks on around the hotel. Looks like it was... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The worse that can be said about Sea Esta 1 is that the bathrooms are small, with the toilets cramped in the rear (pun intended). Each year the owner(s) update some element of the property (been visiting annually + for 16 years.) Latest is the re-do of the balconies and stairways. Upper floors are walk-ups. Rooms are reasonably sized with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great location, less than a block from the beach, and plenty of onsite parking (only one car per room though). Rooms and bathrooms need to be updated, it seems that they haven't been touched in about 10 years. If you are just staying for a couple of nights and aren't too picky then stay here, it is also in a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

on a recent trip to dewey beach, my step son booked a room here at sea esta motel 1. this place was the pits. Stains on the wallpaper, wallpaper torn, carpet was ripped. there was plastic shoved in the hole of the shower head. im still trying to fiqure that out. and the toilet wasnt tightly attached to the floor.... More 

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Hudson, OH
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I took the family on a 3 day beach vacation and wasn't expecting much more than a place to sleep. I was pleasantly surprised. New decking all around the hotel, a nice shower at the bottom of the stairs closest to the beach, and all the amenities you would need like a microwave/ironing board/refrigerator. The flat screen television was very... More 

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Newark, Delaware
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Staying in Dewey beach for a couple nights is very expensive, this is the most reasonably priced placed in town. The rooms on the bottom floor are very musty smelling. Damp and the carpeting is very dirty. The rooms aren't the cleanest, but I didn't see anything glaring. All and all if your single and just need a place to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here last summer, we immediately went to the store and bought new sheets and a blanket because the bedding was just gross... We wore shoes in the shower because it felt dirty as well. However- the price was excellent, but you get what you pay for. If youre lucky, the weather will be nice and... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Hi. I am not sure what these other people are talking about but my friend and I stayed there this weekend and the room was great! Had a great time at the Sea Esta I motel this weekend. The rates are reasonable and it was closed to Dogfish Head and Bad Hair Day. The rooms are clean and tidy and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I have stayed here serveral times seeing how it's the cheapest place to stay in Dewey. I stayed for 2 nights back in August. Since there were 3 of us in a room they made us upgrade to the "deluxe" room which was still a crap hole. And even though the room cost 50.00 more per night for the dump... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I went for a long weekend with my dog and was appalled by this pit of a hotel. The room was very old, with dirty-looking sheets and carpet that squished under my feet. There is no soundproofing at all, which means when someone moved into the room above me, I heard every footstep they made. The television didn't work at... More 

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Address: 2306 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Location: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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