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Ester Lee Motel

3803 S.W. Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
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Ester Lee Motel
Ranked #8 of 36 hotels in Lincoln City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, OR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff were all very nice but this is a very, very old hotel: well kept for it's age. We stayed in room 211 with a full kitchen which was nice and a lot of windows overlooking the ocean. I was happy to have one window that we were able to leave open all night and enjoy the sounds of... More

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Richland, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been staying at the Ester Lee since about 1946 - why?, because it is a relaxing and friendly escape from day to day business/routines and has a quaint charm about it that can't be found in most hotels/motels an certainly lacking in "chain" operations. It is up to date but still retains a certain air of bygone days.... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a week and hated to leave. This will be our 6th stay at the Ester Lee and it won't be the last. Everything from check in on was perfect. The girls at the front desk were very helpful through out our entire stay. We stayed in cottage 5 again....it is our favorite! The beds seem to have... More

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Holladay, Utah
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here three years ago and were captivated by the charm of our cottage, the magnificent views and the close proximity of the beach. We selected it again this year for a family trip. Very satisfied. The cottages are old, but well maintained and appointed without disturbing the late 40's feel of the place and the seaside charm. The... More

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Salem, OR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been our go to Motel for years. We have stayed in both the motel and cottages and generally go in the spring or fall. This time we went a couple of days midweek in July. Since the motel was pretty full, we had to switch from one room to another for our two night stay. They did do... More

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Tacoma, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at the Ester Lee and enjoyed our stay. The views are great and it is very affordable. The decor is from the 70's but the rooms are clean and the staff is friendly. Definately a great value.

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Troutdale, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These rooms and cottages are wonderful with gorgeous views of the ocean. They also allow pets to be in most of the cottages for a nominal fee. We received great service the last time we went. The staff went out of their way to make sure all of our needs were meet. We accidentally left a personal item in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't wait to come back. I loved the cottage we were in. The view was awesome. The staff was very helpful. We liked the fact that it wasn't a hotel room but more like your own apt. Next time we will get a cottage with a real burning fireplace.

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The Dalles, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love the cottages, and that the Ester Lee is pet friendly. The views are wonderful, if you don't mind a few power lines. That said, it's also true that the rooms are horribly outdated -- furniture from the early 70's. With fittings and furnishings that old it's impossible for the rooms to look clean or smell fresh, so they're... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view is amazing! The room...not so much. It was incredibly tiny, disgustingly old, and smelled gross. We weren't expecting anything fancy at all but I didn't even want to set my luggage down. We went straight to the front desk and got our money back. Would not recommend this to anyone.

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Address: 3803 S.W. Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Ester Lee Hotel Lincoln City
Ester Lee Lincoln City

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Lincoln City #5 Family Hotel in Lincoln City #7 On the Beach Hotel in Lincoln City #9 Romantic Hotel in Lincoln City
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The Ester Lee Motel, a Lincoln City landmark, has been a vacation destination on the Central Oregon Coast for families for generations. Each room has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. We have cottages and Suites that sleep up to seven people. Many of these units have a full kitchen and a fireplace in the living area. We are pet friendly and allow pets in most of our cottages. “Ahh… What You Can See From The Ester Lee” ... more   less 
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