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Sea Esta Motels I

2306 Highway 1, 24 Houston Street, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The price was reasonable, and you did get a microwave, refrigerator and free parking. Bu the mattresses weren't comfortable, it could get noisy with pets and thin walls, and the Wife was spotty. If you are in a pinch or on a tight budget, it is ok, but it is not in Rehoboth Beach. Maid service is not every day... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This could be THE GROSSEST hotel I have EVER stayed in!! $269 a night - really! It was soooo old and dirty they should b ashamed of themselves!! No wifi, I would rather go to the bathroom at the Exxon next door THAN go in the room etc....the health dept needs to look into this trap! STAY AWAY!

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Avoid this hotel as it will take your money and then honor your reservation when you show up. Instead, it gives away your room and then acts as if it is doing you a favor. All I can say is AVOID this.

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Arnoldsville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The SeaEsta #1 is an older motel but is being nicely renovated; we prefer older places, so long as they are clean and well maintained as this one is, as we typically get a better price and not the same old repetitive décor. This motel is well situated, a short hop to Rehoboth Beach, great dining at all price levels,... More 

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Annapolis, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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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