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Ester Lee Motel

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a studio suite and it was very comfortable. Everything was clean and the room was nicely furnished. The large windows overlooking the ocean made for a beautiful view. The price is very reasonable and the staff was helpful. I have stayed at the hotel several times and would recommend it.

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Thank Janice G
Portland, Oregon
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35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I chose the Esther Lee for 2 recent trips (4 nights total). It was economically priced ($120+ per night, summer rate). Unit 111 had terrific views of the ocean, and a window that slid open to allow the sounds of the ocean and the sea breeze into the room. Housekeeping left the room clean, although I did discover that the... More 

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Woodburn
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Okay, the Ester Lee isn't for everyone ... I get that. But for those who enjoy a step back in time to a much simpler coastal experience for a very reasonable price, the Ester Lee is a perfect getaway. The cabins, perched high upon a coastal cliff, have a magnificent view of the rocks and breakers. Each unit is unique... More 

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Thank William C
Springfield, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This motel has been serving vistors for 50 plus years..it is kept clean and affordable with unreal views. Of course there could be some upgrades...duh..it is old! The classic charm grabs you the second you walk in the office.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased you found us affordable and discovered our fantastic view. We are continuously making upgrades while trying to keep some the charm from the past. We hope you will visit us again in your future travels. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Road trip from Wash to CA. Needed a Pet Friendly Motel. This place was perfect. Our rorom was a mini Apt. Fully equiped Kitchen dishes stove, kitchen towels full size refridgerator, coffee pot.The room had a confortable queen bed which faced a wall full of picture windows facing the Ocean. It had a small propance fireplace which gave it... More 

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

Thank you so much for review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time and found everything you needed for a comfortable stay. We work hard at the balance between modern comforts and charm of days gone by. We hope to see you again on your next road trip. More 

Utah
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved our stay at Ester Lee. The motel is old, doesn't have a ton of perks, but it was clean, had a good bed and pillows, a fridge and microwave, and a splendid view onto the easily accessible beach. The view came complete with two comfy chairs right next to the scenes window. We spent three... More 

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

Thank you for your for your kind review. We are glad you were able to enjoy three nights with and found things to be comfortable and clean. We hope to see you again in your future travels. More 

SAUK RAPIDS
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

From the moment we checked in until the moment we checked out we felt like we had landed in heaven. Right next to the water, comfy soft beds, a full kitchen, a fire place and everything we needed to enjoy our night.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are glad you found everything you needed for a comfortable stay. We hope you come back and visit us in the future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My cottage at the Ester Lee Motel faces the ocean. Three floor to ceiling picture windows provide a wonderful view and I am able to open one of the windows so I can listen to the waves crashing on the shore below. The Ester Lee was constructed in the earlier parts of the 1900s. My cottage retains the kitchy charm... More 

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

Thank you so much for review we are pleased that you enjoyed our view and mix of vintage charm with updates. Thank you for letting us know about the bed we were able to correct the issue, this type of feedback is very important in our ongoing effort to make all of our guests stays comfortable. We hope to see... More 

Longview
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Because we stated the TRUTH about the beds they have banned us. I have NEVER in my life been banned from a site. We were going to see if the cottages beds were just as hard and they refused us service. So be careful to state your opinion or they well ban you. wow

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

We are sorry you felt compelled to write this review. You tried to make a reservation a couple of months back and were refused service. You sent us an email asking why, we researched this and found no reasons for service refusal. We sent you an email stating this and gave you rates for the cottages we never heard back... More 

Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Hubby and I decided to go to beach for the day and didn't think we would be able to find motel for night .. but .. called Ester Lee and they had a room opening on a Friday night, WE LUCKED OUT! Checked in at 3pm, stayed in studio room. It is an older property and building and furniture a... More 

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

We are so glad you were able to stay with us and enjoyed your room. I do apologize that there was not an extra pillow on hand to loan out, that has since been remedied, thank you for pointing that out. We work hard to keep the property up and are happy you found it to be so nice. We... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Lincoln City
#7 Family Hotel in Lincoln City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lincoln City
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