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Sea Oats Motel

#6 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
3420 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32540
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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grady,al
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61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great little gem on the beach. I hate to talk about it, it stays booked up enough already. Nothing fancy, no maid service while you are there. You exchange your towels at the main office. Beach rental is $30.00 daily for one umbrella and two chairs. They have efficiency rooms with 2 queen beds and a kitchenette or motel rooms... More 

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Chatham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place wonderful time last minute find a good choice. Very friendly can't wait to go again. This is located right on the white sandy beach free parking pool nice staff friendly. It is not luxurious but quiet and quaint

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are coming to Destin for the beach (and, who isn't?), this is the place for you! We stayed in Cabana room 204. The balconies of the Cabana Club overlook the white sand (which does not get hot!) private beach, the beach is not crowded like the public beaches are, there are chairs w/umbrellas to rent, the price was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach House was a renovated(nicely) motel room although the location is nice very small pool and badly managed. Location was great and accommodations were nice. Booked online paying $750.00 on credit card. I was told that without damage to unit i would be credited this $750.00snd that deposits alone were to be put on card and were kept in separate... More 

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FUN-N-SUN79, General Manager at Sea Oats Motel, responded to this review

We at Sea Oats strive to accommodate all our guests so that their stay will be enjoyable. We regret when there is a misunderstanding and do our utmost to remedy the situation. We are sorry for any confusion on the part of this guest. Our policies and rates are posted to alleviate these types of situations from occurring. We appreciate... More 

Trinity, Florida
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126 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no other place like this in the area! This is a wonderful throw back motel to a by-gone era. Think old timey, Mom & Pop motel right on the sugar sand beach of the emerald green waters of Destin, Florida! Park the car by your door, walk in the room on one end and out the sliding glass... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well there is a lot to say why I gave this place a 5 star so I will try to not make it so long. First when you think Motel you may think ewww right lol! Well I am one of those people and after staying here I have completely changed my mind. I wanted a small vacation for me... More 

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london ohio
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this cute little place by chance while riding along senic route 98. They had one room left and we took it. What a gem. It is an older hotel, one of the last mom and pop spots found along this area. For us, it was everything we were looking for. Clean, well stocked room and located directly on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a wonderful time. Loved being able to walk out our back door and straight onto the beach. It's an older place but Clean rooms and cute. The beach was beautiful as usual. Close to shopping and eating. The bathroom was kind of small but okay. Our view was very beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in the Sea Oats penthouse!!! Very spacious and ideal for larger parties. I have lived in smaller houses. No joke! The rooms were clean and the kitchen was fully stocked with cooking supplies. Just add food and you would never have to leave the grounds. Both my husband and I were pleasantly surprise how comfy... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stayed in there newest studio cottage home in section D. Private outside sitting area with a great view. This room is small but perfect for a couple. Nice bathroom attached and small table in your room for eating. Room included a small fridge, microwave and coffee pot. Nicely decorated and clean. Staying here felt like your own private area... More 

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