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3420 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32540
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Sea Oats Motel
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've used Sea Oats both times we went to destin, and have had great experiences. Great views, perfect beach, just close enough to everything to make it easy to get around. We had an upstairs unit, and we can't imagine staying anywhere else, Just very comfortable here.

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Marengo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far, the best place we have ever stayed!!! The view was fantastic, the beds were the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The staff was beyond helpful and nice!!! We extended our stay because we didn't want to leave!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the views here. They are amazing. However, when we have to clean our own room, it becomes somewhat perplexing & unwanted. I cleaned the coffee pot 4 times to remove built up grime. My husband had to get windex from the office to clean the patio sliding door so we could see out of it. He also had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My now husband and I stayed here for 5 days on a "pre-wedding honeymoon." We had a great and relaxing time. We had one of the efficiency rooms on the first floor. The room was the perfect size for us. It looked like it had been recently updated as well. The kitchenette was great so we could get groceries and... More 

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LaGrange, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My husband and I stay at Sea Oats quite often. We absolutely LOVE Sea Oats! Rooms on the first floor walk right out onto the beach and rooms on the second floor have such an amazing view of the beach and ocean. We love Sea Oats because if it rains, you still can enjoy the beach without leaving your room.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Sea Oats is one of the few remaining original hotels in Destin. I loved it! My room was clean, nice furnishings, comfortable bed and a wonderful staff. Being right on the beach was perfect! I will continue to stay there every year. Thank you Sea Oats for a wonderful vacation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

My family and I just spent 5 days at Sea Oats Motel. We stayed in a one bedroom unit and was pleasantly surprised how updated the decor was. Our groundfloor unit had a private patio and we could literally walk right out to the beach. One of the few places left on the Gulf with this accessibility. Our unit was... More 

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Moore, Oklahoma
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I was disappointed how run down the Sea Oats Motel was compared to my visit approximately six years ago. Furnishings in my room looked like garage sale bargains. An old lamp on a t.v. table? HOWEVER, I was on a solo vacation so familiarity and safety as well as an excellent beach view were paramount. Next trip to Destin I'll... More 

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Shrev
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have been coming here for the past few years & have always been happy. This year year however has been very different. First & foremost, the carpet in our room was extremely dirty, i.e. just walking out of the shower to the sliding window resulted in BLACK foot soles. The shower enclosure had a big crack in it &... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to bring your recent experience at the Sea Oats Motel to my attention. I'm concerned about the problems you endured at our establishment during your recent visit. Please accept my apology. We accommodate many guests each season and we strive to make their stay a satisfying one so it is upsetting to learn of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If your expectations are not too high, the place is OK. It's dated, getting dilapidated and worn out. My main complaint was having a very very loud family over me, and the children were constantly running around, jumping, stomping on the floor and generally ruining any peace and quiet I could have had. I asked the office if they could... More 

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

Thank you for writing to us here at the Sea Oats Motel. I am sorry to hear that your stay at our establishment did not meet your expectations. The principal goal of our Motel is to provide a family friendly place to stay directly on the beach with dependable service to all our guests at reasonable prices. We apologize for... More 

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Address: 3420 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32540
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Sea Oats Hotel Destin
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Destin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Destin

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