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Sea Esta Motels I

2306 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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Ranked #12 of 12 hotels in Dewey Beach
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

What a horrible operation. The pricing on their website showed $50-$60. I mentioned it when I arrived at the front desk. They made no comment and proceeded to bill my card $70 while I was standing there, without even a notification to me. Free wifi was non-operational for my whole time there. Then I undress to take a shower and... More

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Older motel, bathroom needs fixing up. Real close to the beach and town. Just went when it must have been spring break for college kids. Drunken kids coming in all night long and above us. It sounded like they were playing tackle football. Spoke to manager and she said she would talk to them. It was alittle better then but... More

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

Thank you for your recent stay with us. As you did state we are an older property, but that also gives us a bit more character than some of the other motels around. I am sorry about the noise though during your stay. We do keep staff available until the morning hours so we always ask that you give us... More

Baltimore, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

The GM described this motel best in response to the 6/21/12 review- "We are an affordable motel with great location." The staff was very accommodating and granted our requests for both an early and late checkout. I was VERY pleased with how NEW the mattresses/bedding was. We slept well. Wish I could have said the same about the bath-it was... More

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

SOrry about the delay in writting back to you on your last say with us. I can let you know that your thoughts have been presented to the owner in the of off season this year we did replace a many of the bathroom floors and cut out the old caulk that you noticed. We also recently purchased new comofrtoers... More

Ocean City, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there last Sunday. Rooms are very dated and in need of renovation. Although clean they need freshening up. Was concerned with safety..couldn't tell if room was locking for me.. Staff very efficient and friendly...great location

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

Thank you for your recent stay. We are always looking for new ways to update and renovate our location. We do appreciate your time with us and we are doing all we can to keep as up to date as we can. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Nanticoke
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

The Quiet, Safe and well appointed room was well worth the inexpensive cost. The beds were big the service friendly and the overall experince pleasant. I recomend this clean and easily located motel to any weary beachgoer.

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

Thanks for the nice comment on the site. Often times people forget that the main attraction is the beach and the local area and pay too much attention at wanting the fanciest amenietes and cholcolates left on the pillows. While that is nice to have sometimes, that is not who we are. As you stated in your title we want... More

Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I stayed 7/22/12 and enjoyed it very much. The Sea Esta I is a basic hotel but not much more is needed at the beach. It is an older property that hasn't been updated in a while but makes up for it with comforts such as microwave, refrigerator, complimentary coffee, and HBO. It offers a wonderful location walking distance to... More

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

THank you for your recent stay at our hotel. We do have a great location being right on the beach side in Dewey Beach, but also not have the high prices of some other hotels in the area. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back with us agian soon. More

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

2nd time staying here. 1st time was in 07 and its the same as i remember it then. Basic place to lay your head and take a shower. Its in a great local so thats a bonus. I was there on July 13-15 weekend, the running of the bulls weekend so it was very busy, everything sold out. Luck out... More

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

Thank you for your recent stay with us. We hope you di enjoy the running the the bull. We do try to be a great place to stay for a great value. I am sorry to hear about your tub though. We will definilty have that looked at and throughly cleaned and refinished. Thanks again for staying with us and... More

Germantown, Maryland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

i use to love the sea esta motels; 1 was our favorite but after this last visit...no more!!! THe toliet was dirty and the place smells of mold. Our sheets had not been changed from the last guest because there was sand in the bed....ugh. The location is great but the rooms are dirty dirty dirty. We will be looking... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

My husband and I found ourselves stranded in Dewey/Rehobeth for the evening and found a vacancy at the Sea Esta I. When we arrived at the front desk, they wanted to charge us $98, and yet we had found it on Expedia moments before for $69. The front desk told us to book it on Expedia. So we did. And... More

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Management response:

I do truly thank you for your time and review. We do not try to be what we are not. We are an affordable motel with great location. We hope that all will come to love us for being just that. Thanks again and we look forward toyour next stay with us. More

Wallingford, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Other than the fact that this hotel was close to the beach, it was a terrible place to stay. It's perfect for seniors and college kids I guess, but not for middle class familes. We stayed on the first floor, room 8. The tables were sticky like stuff was spilled on them and not cleaned. The bathroom had all kinds... More

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Address: 2306 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Location: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
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