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3420 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32540
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Sea Oats Motel
Ranked #9 of 39 hotels in Destin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a gem. This motel was quite simple. It was clean and had a beautiful view of the beach we even saw dolphins swimming by early mornings. There is no daily housekeeping but you can switch your towels out at the office. If you are a no frills kinda person and enjoy simple things I would recommend this motel for... More

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Enterprise, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from another wonderful and gorgeous time in Destin! Since we had the whole family with us this time, we stayed in the 3 BR, 3 1/2 Bathrooms #408 Penthouse at The Cabana Club. There was a huge kitchen, living room, laundry room with a full size washer and dryer. Upstairs where our son and his family stayed was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming to sea oats for about 15 years and always have had a good experience. This time however, the room was very dirty with visible dirt and sand around edges and black dog (I hope) hairs....and all of the light switches were either broken or had a short in them. I complained but felt like it wasn't taken... More

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Columbus, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove down for a small weekend getaway and were pleasantly suprised with how clean and nice the rooms were. Our room was redecorated and resembled a newer condo. We were steps away from the beach. The beach was not overcrowded with rental chairs like some of the other larger complexes. Check-in was nice and easy without a reservation. Parking... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third time we've rented here. This is a two story motel right on the beach. The room was clean and remodeled to seem new. We chose to stay on the second floor so other guests aren't walking by when we sit out on the balcony. The view of the ocean is spectacular. The beach front is only... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was clean, if aging, and the view of the Atlantic can't be topped. Yes, the pool is too small, as are the rooms and beds, but the location makes up for these shortcomings. No daily housekeeping services provided. Towels can be swapped daily at office. This is a place to file away for future consideration.

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vancleave, ms
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The room was more than adequate with a full kitchenette. The bathroom is too small but I can live with it. The best part about the hotel is walking out your door directly onto the beach, not to mention the beautiful view out the window when you are in the room. The pool is too small but I can live... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 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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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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