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“Great little beach motel” 4 of 5 stars
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3420 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32540   |  
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Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Destin
kimberly815
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great little beach motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Me and my husband stayed here for our anniversary and it was great. You are footsteps from the beach, the rooms are clean and the staff is very friendly. These rooms are very basic, but you are paying for the location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Stayed at Sea Oats for first time Aug 17-25 2012 in Apt 2. Wonderful experience, great friendly staff. Property was exactly what we were looking for. Right on beautiful, powdery beach. Beach was impeccably clean as was the motel and surrounding areas. Room had kitchen with all ammenities. Will definitely stay again at Sea Oats, Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here over the labor day weekend and we really enjoyed it. We stayed in Apartment 02 with our two kids. The apartment had a full kitchen which is a plus if you plan prepare some of your meals. We did not take advantage of the kitchen on this trip but it's a plus. Overall our room was clean and the bed was comfortable. We also had a fold out couch in the living room area. The staff was nice and they had a smooth process to checking in after hours (3am). I recommend this place especially for its locatoin, it sits right on the beach si your just a step away. Overall it's great value for your money.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Enterprise, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Just returned from our vacation again in Destin and at Sea Oats! Stayed in our usual kitchenette and very impressed with the remodeling. Weather was uncooperative the first couple of days, but only God has control of that, so we were able to just sit and relax for a little bit. Then had beautiful weather for the next 3 days. Still enjoyed being right on the beach, the cost-not very expensive, and once again, the staff were very nice. Had to cut our vacation short due to unexpected family emergency, but do hope we can return in early October. Of course, we will stay at Sea Oats again!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

My family and I stayed here last week and we were pleasantly surprised! The staff was so friendly and so sweet! Jennifer and Keely were the two staff members that we dealt with during the duration of our stay....talk about treating guests how how they would want to be treated! Very accomadating and very helpful! The rooms were clean and comfortable! We love vacationing in Destin and we will definitely stay here again!!! We can't wait until our next visit!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Boston, Texas
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Our family loves the white sands of Destin, FL. Having been in the area several times we love the clear water, the sugary sands and the wholesome family environment of the area. But there seemed to be a dearth of affordable lodging options on the water. You could stay close, but then have to either cross the street or walk 300 yards down a boardwalk to the water. At the Sea Oats Motel we were wonderfully surprised. Here is an older facility that has been thoroughly updated., The rooms were great. There is free wi-fi on the property. the unity we had included a kitchenette with microwave, full size (though small) fridge, a coffee maker, and a toaster; great for a light breakfast and lunch. Quirks of the property were manageable. To make a reservation you have to mail them a check, but you can pay the balance with a credit card. There is no daily maid service, but you can pick up fresh towels at the front desk. The pool is closed after dark, something about a turtle law in Florida. Other than those three, the place is great.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor have direct access to the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

The good- view, patio, beach access, recently renovated (new carpet, linens, paint, furniture, etc.), good sized room, price
The average- room decor is ugly, a/c unit was disturbing at times, location in Destin...somewhat limited if you want to walk
The bad- odd but bearable smell in the room..isn't a deal breaker, patio isn't completely private

Overall, well worth the $$. The view is amazing and the staff was helpful.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sea Oats Motel

Address: 3420 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32540
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Destin
#6 Romantic Hotel in Destin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Sea Oats Hotel Destin

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