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Sea Oats Motel

3420 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32540
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$199 (USD)
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Sea Oats Motel
Ranked #10 of 39 hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We absolutely love the location and being able to able to walk out the back door right onto the beach. Greeted with a beautiful beach view. This is an older property with an old Florida charm. Friendly staff and spacious room. The only downside was an extremely humid and damp feeling room. The small dehumidifier in our room 8b was... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sea Oats is a family motel with a private beach. We stayed in a studio room with kitchen (oven and range, full fridge, microwave, toaster, full coffee pot, plates, cups). BYO paper towels and coffee filters. Most rooms have balconies that face the beach and the beautiful gulf. Great view! The motel is only a mile or so away... More

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Tyler, Texas
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was so friendly and my daughter constantly had a friend to play with. Everything we needed was right there. We stayed four nights and only left the motel once for dinner. Beach access could have not been any more convienant. All the rooms have a beach view. Loved it.

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

clean, comfortable air conditioned motel with a patio overlooking the beach/ocean. This is all about location and it is a little gem! We looked at two rooms upstairs and downstairs with and without kitchen. Chose beautiful 9b downstairs as we did not need a kitchen...9b had small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. The white sand beach and emerald green ocean... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVE this place! We stayed at Morgan East Beach House. We've also stayed at Morgan West Beach House. This place is awesome! Big - clean - and very neat. It has a huge screened in porch and it's right on the beach - walk out the porch and onto the beach. The management does everything it can to accommodate... More

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have stayed with Sea Oats Rental company before and always been super happy. This time we stayed in the motel. The room was extremely clean and right on the beach. Beach service was great! If you want extra chairs just ask, you can add them for $5. However, the parking was an issue. Most of the time we had... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Heaven. I want to go again, and there's not many places I'd say that about. The sea and beach changed their moods all the time, we loved them all. We found no local walkable restuarants that interested us, and drive-to ones nearby weren't fantastic, but that didn't matter. This is all about location, location, location and wandering along the sea... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Beautiful view, perfect beach! Everything we needed, including kitchen, deck facing the beach, warm pool, free WiFi, big clean rooms, and even a cute coffee shop down the block. My teens were happy to be able to hit the beach or walk to the shops. And we enjoyed the back deck with views of the dolphins every morning and evening.... More

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Athens, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I have stayed here twice, and we had a great time each time. The view and beach access are fantastic. It is within walking distance to a great restaurant, and easy driving distance to any restaurant in Destin. Get an upstairs room.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We came back after staying last year! Great price and attentive staff. Can't beat the fact that you are right on the beach at such a great rate! No room service but you are located near several stores and restaurants! Clean hotel - we will certainly be back next time!

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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): $$
Also Known As:
Sea Oats Hotel Destin

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