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“Central To Everything” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea Esta Motels III
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1409 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971   |  
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Dewey Beach
Beccles, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Central To Everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was great and centrally located for everything we wanted to do. The room was clean and comfortable. The bed felt like heaven after dealing with the traffic. Brandon the manager was a great help when it came to booking and went above and beyond to recommend some great restaurants.
Even though it was Bike Week, it was still really quiet. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony and seeing the bay on one side and the beach dunes on the other. The greatest part was, once we parked the car, we didn't have to drive anywhere else. Walking to everything was so easy.
Our sleep was fantastic. Our heads hit the pillows and it was lights out until morning.
I love the fact that the water pressure in the shower was above par and lots of hot water!!!!
The lovely lady at the front desk when we checked in was, like Brandon, very helpful and very friendly. After a long drive, it is always wonderful to be greeted with a smile. Check in was a breeze too, we were in our room in less than 5 minutes.
We are definitely returning soon. Thanks again Brandon and staff for making our stay completely wonderful!!!!!

Room Tip: Rooms 101,201 and 301 do not have rooms on either side, so if you want privacy, ask for those.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an average (at best) hotel but it is close to everything. No pool, but about a block to the beach. No restaurant, but close enough to Dewey's finest. Once you park your car, you can call this place base camp!

Room Tip: The elevator is a bit slow, but a higher floor may provide an ocean view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was very friendly and helpful...... Room was clean.... short walk to the beach and the Jolly Trolley pick up & drop off was just a minute walk from the hotel...Would stay again for a few days...

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rockville
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is disgusting. They say it's been renovated and maybe some things have been fixed, but overall this place is just gross. We booked this place because it was the ONLY thing that we could find available and now I get why there was availability. And to charge $300 per night for this place is just wrong!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Seaford, Delaware
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were let into our room early because it was cleaned and waived the surpervisor from checking it out. What a mistake... grandaughter found gatorade bottle by the bed with pee in it and I stepped on a beer bottle cap getting into bed. The shower curtain had mold all over it. The only thing I could see was the walls painted and new bedding. Was standard room wiith kitchette...be prepared no dishes, cups, untensil and pots and pans. Went out on balcony and almost tore arm off opening it. Curtain on doors must have been stored away for off season and when they put them up they must have been stuck together because backing was all screwedup and light could come in from the outside. I could spit on the mobil home next to us and no view I guess unless maybe you were on the third floor. I believe you get what you pay for so be prepared. I can only say the woman at the front desk was very nice and helpful.I work at hotel in Ocean City, Md and when you get kitchen you get everything with it.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Darlene,
I would like to take the opportunity to apologize for your last stay with us. We do have a few sets of pots and pans for our guest at their requests. But I will see about adding them to all rooms. You said you work at a property in Ocean City so I am sure that you understand why we normally do not let new guests go into a room without it being inspected by housekeeping. Before we turn our room over we normally insist on having the Executive Housekeeper going through to make sure that everything is in working order and cleaned properly for the next guest.
That being said though I am sorry that you did experience these items. We do regularly lube the doors so they slide easy however just s little sand in the track can make them hard to open. I hope that if you do every travel back up to the area that you would give us another chance for us to show you that this is not the norm for our property.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed here for an overnight girls beach trip. The room was directly across from the beach, so the proximity was good. It was right next to a great tiki bar and restaurant called the Rusty Rudder. The rooms were clean and quiet. They have easy parking with plenty of spots. The hotel staff were very nice, friendly and helpful.
Overall, I found this to be a great place to stay for your money. The only complaint is that they do not have a lobby bathroom which made it difficult to change for the beach while we were waiting for our room to be ready.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thanks for staying with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip. As for a changing room that is something we will not be able to have since we are a small property, but check with the desk and we might be able to sneak you into a room to get changed. We are here to help and make you as comfortable as possible.
Hope to see you Ladies again soon.
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The front desk personnel are really friendly and helpful. Thats a plus. The rooms are clean BUT not upscale by any stretch. Just basic needs for coffee machine, small refrigerator, & Kitchenette.
Very close to the beach and walking distance to all food, bars, etc. Great location! If you want something simple - go for it. And you can get at a really good rate if you check the expedia or other type internet sites...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon M, General Manager at Sea Esta Motels III, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Thanks for your stay with us. I am glad you were treated right by us and that we were able to take care of your visit to the Beach. Just so you know though we can always get you a great rate when you call us directly. We hope to see you again soon.
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Additional Information about Sea Esta Motels III

Address: 1409 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Location: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Dewey Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Esta Motels III 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The SeaEsta III is the perfect location for those who want to be in the middle of the world-famous Dewey Beach night life. Sea Esta III is centrally located just steps from the Rusty Rudder, Rudder Town, Bottle and Cork, Grottos Pizza, the Starboard and other major attractions. We are also just a block away from the beach for those looking to soak up the sun! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sea Esta Motels Iii Hotel Dewey Beach
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