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Sea Oats Motel

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3420 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32540
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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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LaGrange, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed in the Cabana #103. Can't think of anything negative to say. The pictures are exactly what you get. Everything clean. Kitchen stocked with tons of utensils - even a cheese grater and everything looked new. Loved opening the sliding glass door & listening to the sounds of the waves . Very friendly management. Never heard other guests even... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We went for our second stay to Sea Oats in August 2014. The last time we stayed there was in 2009. We will not wait so long to go back again. They have remodeled since our last stay and we were pleased with the updates. We always stay on the lower level so we can walk out our door and... More

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Summerfield, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our couple of days. The location was right on the beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room had a great view of the ocean and was clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay there again.

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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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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

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