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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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Salem, OR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week 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
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Portland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Milwaukie, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Ester Lee almost every year for over 20 years. As far as we are concerned it's the only place to go. The rooms are clean, the view is spectacular, and the staff friendly and helpful. We love having a complete kitchen and the fireplace helps make it even more enjoyable and relaxing.

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West Richland, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sweetheart and I stayed at the Ester Lee Motel on Valentine's weekend. The room had an excellent view of the ocean. It's an older hotel, but it was very clean and nice. I liked that it had a fireplace.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was looking for a pet friendly hotel with a view of the ocean for a two night stay with room to sleep four and our pet. A coworker suggested the Ester Lee. Viewed the rooms online. Loved the 3D room views. Picked room #124 and reserved on the phone. Seemed a little pricy but I never had rented a cottage... More

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Lorane, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the last couple of years I, we, and groups of friends have made the Ester Lee the place to stay. Usually I book here at least 3 times a year. Wonderful if you have dogs. Quiet, clean, & friendly. Great place to solo stay if your a woman. Every cottage has it's own charm, and I have stayed in... More

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Additional Information about Ester Lee Motel

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
Hotel Style
#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
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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