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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the view is awesome clean and comfortable rooms. been coming to this establishment for years. staff are very customer based and accommodating. Great place to relax and enjoy the sights and sound of the ocean's surf.

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Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience. The opportunity to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the ocean is what we desire to provide our guests. We hope that you will come back soon.

Rainier, Oregon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I have stayed at the Ester Lee several times now and it is wonderful every time! We absolutely love the breathtaking view!! We usually get the same cottage every time, which has a full kitchen and a nice, warm gas fireplace. We have always found the room to be very clean and comfortable. The staff is also...

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Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Ester Lee and for your wonderful review. All of the reasons that you enjoy staying with us are all a part of our mission. Providing a clean, comfortable room with friendly service is what we strive for every time. The ocean view speaks for itself! We look forward to your next stay with us.

McMinnville, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had so much fun at one of these darling cottages! The staff was very nice. Each cottage is really cute and unique, and they all have fantastic views overlooking the ocean. Most have complete kitchens and fireplaces too. Way better than a plain, impersonal, boring motel.

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Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Each of our cottages have their own unique style and our staff strives to be very accommodating. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.

Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent the first night of our Honeymoon here in 1978. Now 38 years and 3 adult children later we are back. We had a 2 room cottage with a wood burning fireplace. Our kids loved it here, really enjoying the ocean view. It was a PERFECT evening and morning.Love your dog park...or I should say our...

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Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We love to hear stories like yours. Families have been coming to the Ester Lee for generations. We work to make updates while helping the rooms retain that charm of a coastal cottage. Thank you for bringing your family back to our place that holds such happy memories for you. We hope that...

Portland Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came for two nights ended up staying one more night. The view is the best, we felt like we had our own little cottage. The room was the cleanest , no over power smells from cleaning just before we came . We love it here. In the Cottages you will find everything you need to ,...

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Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Ester Lee and for sharing about your enjoyable stay with us. It is our pleasure to provide clean and comfortable rooms where our guests can relax and enjoy an amazing view of the ocean. Whales, storms, sunsets - there is always something to see. And we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Beaverton, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for one night with my dog at the Ester Lee cottages in Cottage #5. I had originally had a reservation at a well-known hotel in Seaside, but after seeing all of that hotel’s negative reviews online, I was getting nervous to stay there. A few days before leaving I found Ester Lee’s website. The first thing that drew...

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Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Cottage #5 is a very popular room and is just one of many rooms at the Ester Lee that gives you an amazing ocean view. We are happy you were able to use the virtual tours on our website to preview our rooms. Although #5 was not one of your original choices,...

Central Oregon, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great little cottage with amazing views! Loved the huge tub with a view of the sea. The staff was great and everything was clean. This was the perfect night away. We will definitely be back.

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Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of your stay with us. We are happy that you found us to be just what you needed for a getaway to the coast. Relaxed comfort, amazing views, and friendly customer service are what we continually strive to offer our guests. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great views. Beautiful fireplace. Loved the bed. Very clean. The hotel is vintage beachy. Its not upscale but you feel like you are renting an old beach house with charm. This is not a cookie cutter hotel chain and it matches the vibe of a beach town. The office staff are very friendly. We will come back again.

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Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We make every effort to be unique in a good way and we are glad you enjoyed all that we have to offer. We continue to make updates while striving to maintain that beach "vibe". We look forward to your next visit.

McMinnville, Oregon
Reviewed November 4, 2016

In Oct. we returned to Lincoln City for an overnight stay. This time we did not take the cats so stayed in one of the smaller rooms. We had a great view of the Pacific Ocean on par with that of a neighboring hotel complex of much higher costs. The rooms - there were two and a bath - were...

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Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for returning to visit us. It means a lot that you would choose to stay at the Ester Lee both with and without your pets. With an amazing view, comfortable beds, and a friendly staff, we really do try to provide a memorable experience for all our guests. Winter storms are coming - we hope you will come...

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed November 2, 2016

We have been going to the Ester Lee for many years, even when we had our very nice RV we loved to take a once a year visit to the Ester Lee...The rooms in the cottage's are very inviting & cozy, especially when you can bring your pup with you..The Ester Lee is close to anything you could possibly want...

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We are so thankful that you have chosen to stay at the Ester Lee over the years. We do welcome pets in our cottages and strive to make all of our rooms clean, comfortable, and inviting. Our location on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean gives us unbeatable views from every room. And with many wonderful attractions nearby you are...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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 

Additional Information about Ester Lee Motel

Address: 3803 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367-1640
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Price Range: $63 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 53
Also Known As:
Ester Lee Hotel Lincoln City
Ester Lee Lincoln City
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lincoln City
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lincoln City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lincoln City
#7 Family Hotel in Lincoln City
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“best rooms with kitchenettes 111 and 211”
 of 5 bubbles giddens5669, 4 days ago | Read review
“The cottages are great! We like # 125 :)”
 of 5 bubbles WantonDisregard, 4 days ago | Read review
“They have a motel and also cottages. I like the cottages the best.”
  • Homey cottages with kitchens and fireplaces
  • There are many gorgeous views from the room
  • All windows look out over the ocean
 of 5 bubbles dsnova039, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We like street level the most because upstairs people can be loud..Every room has a great view !!!!”
 of 5 bubbles kianarita, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Cottage #4 is where it's at!”
 of 5 bubbles rperk2016, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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