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“One Night Only” 2 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
Frederick
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58 hotel reviews
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261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
“One Night Only”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I booked here because of rave reviews by others on Booking.com. and because the rate was decent for the night. When we found it and finally got checked in, the room was almost a shock. Run down, rickety, dust everywhere, tired furniture, and the tiniest little t.v. I can ever remember having in a hotel room. I later had to get help turning it on because it has to be done manually, not by the remote provided, and the clerk told me that "if it turned on that way, they'd be missing all of their remotes." The bathroom sink leaked and the shower was a dribble. The toilet also didn't flush completely. I also specifically asked for a water view when booking (because the clerk called me the night I made the reservation on Booking and although it states "pay no money now," the clerk told me that they did indeed require payment in full or they'd cancel the reservation. I would've cancelled right then except I wanted to bring our pet and they allow dogs and cats. One night there was more than enough. Even from the top floor I could hear the traffic echoing past and off of the building all night. I will stay in Lewes or another area of Delaware if I ever return, and certainly never this place again.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bethesda, MD
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed here for a weekend with the kids. The website said the place was newly renovated, but I would never have known it. It looks really run down. On the upside, the staff were friendly and the place was fairly clean. The main draw was the fact that it's just a 5-minute walk to the beach. It's also within easy walking distance from plenty if restaurants. But if we go back to Rehoboth next hear, we will pay a little more and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Strasburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Kasey was great at accommodating our needs. My wife and I have been staying here for the last 7 years and we are always satisfied with the room, the staff, and their helpfulness with attending our needs. Thank You Kasey, you deserve accolades!

Stayed September 2014
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Beccles, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 33
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
Sea Esta Motel Iii
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