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Ester Lee Motel

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Longview, Washington
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56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A room at the Ester Lee isn't modern nor particularly fancy but what it lacks in class it makes up in a grand view of sand and sea. From your room you can sit in lounge chairs next to a gas fireplace and let you're eyes roam between the fire and the water. We left the window open all night... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you felt comfortable in your room and enjoyed the amazing ocean view. Thank you also for the suggestions for ways that we might provide a more enjoyable experience for our guests. We continue to provide in-room updates such as new chairs, sofas, beds and bedding styles as well as improvements behind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel was awesome, we were absolutely struck by ocean view from our room, great sunset. Had window open all night to listen to ocean. Also the features of the room for the nightly cost were very very nice. We will stay again!

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Thank LarryJohns1
Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive review. The ocean view truly is amazing and always changing. We are glad you were able to experience it in a room that pleasantly suited your needs. We look forward to your next stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best view of the ocean, boats, surfers, and whales we have had yet. Huge windows. Clean rooms, friendly employees, great cottage lay out and great place to stay. Close to other attractions to see and do. Great food close by.

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

Earlene, thank you for your wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your entire experience with us. The ocean offers so much to see and the area offers many great things to do. Our convenient location makes enjoying all of it easy to do. We hope that you will think of the Ester Lee the next time you... More 

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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very lovely small family owned motel that I highly recommend. The rooms are all equipped with kitchens, are very spacious and the view is fantastic. We came here with our toddler and had a great stay. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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

Sharon, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is our goal to make our guests' experience as pleasantly memorable as possible. We hope you will continue to make the Ester Lee your vacation destination in Lincoln City for years to come. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights. We stayed during a busy time so the only room available had two queen beds, which was fine. The only problem was when we got there, there was an ice bucket with a dirty towel and a spoon in it left in our bathroom and a cleaning rag left on the shower rack. Other than that... More 

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

Terry, Thank you for staying with us. We are happy that we had a room available that suited your needs. We apologize for the housekeeping issue. We take a lot of pride in our clean rooms and this will be used as a teaching moment and reminder for our staff. We hope you will choose to stay with us again... More 

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have previously stayed in the cottages for the great ocean view. This time we chose the motel side. The rooms are a little dated, but well kept, and you won't find a better ocean view anywhere. Ester Lee is a great little mom-and-pop place. We also appreciate the games, books, and videos available in the hotel office for rainy... More 

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Thank 715Melanie
Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us again. We appreciate your kind review. Each of our rooms is unique and we are glad you have stayed in several of them in order to find the ones that you enjoy most. We continue to work hard updating our rooms and providing clean, comfortable accommodations and great service. The incredible ocean view from... More 

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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a night here on our road trip up the Oregon Coast. Luckily booked online the day before as the no vacancy sign was out when we arrived. The room (110) was large with amazing views over the ocean. It was very clean and the bed very comfortable. Although it is on Hwy 101 it is south of Lincoln City... More 

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Thank Diane and Bruce W
Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Diane and Bruce, Thank you for choosing the Ester Lee and for booking online. We are happy you found the room accommodating, clean, and comfortable. We hope you will stay with us again the next time you are in the area. More 

Yakima, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing view! Quite beach without a bunch of people. Great price for beach lodging. Room was clean. Dog blankets a nice touch! The dog walk area was clean, grassy and large enough! Not good: Walk down to beach on paved road, VERY steep which you learn fast lugging stuff back up to your room! But worth the hike! Could be... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our new beds and upgraded bedding. We also appreciate the suggestions for how we can improve what we have to offer our guests. We have updated some furniture and continue to do so. We hope you will come back again soon and bring your pets with you. More 

Bellingham, Washington
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent stopping spot to beach comb. On a week long trip of the Oregon Coast, we stayed here for 2 nights - ended up being my husband's favorite place we stayed! Dog friendly, great beach access. We found the cottages perfect for our needs, WIFI connection fast. We had great views, whale watched from the room and the sunsets were... More 

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

Thank you, Peg, for the great review. We are happy you stayed with us and enjoyed the experience. Many of our rooms are pet friendly and all of them have those great sunset views. We are happy to hear that our recently upgraded WIFI made for a great connection for you. We look forward to your return visit. The whales... More 

Helena, Montana
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Ester Lee. We stayed in the motel, which was nice but I think the cabins would have been better. The access to the beach was down a road a little ways and the town was not walkable at all. If you are staying here you will have to drive to any restaraunts, stores... More 

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Thank 356karolf
Ahh-what-you-can-see, Manager at Ester Lee Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. The motel has incredible ocean views and the cottages each have a unique style of their own. I am sure we can find at least one that you would enjoy immensely. One of the trade-offs we have to make in order to be a little more quiet and secluded is that, besides Fathoms... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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
Internet
  • 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
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Lincoln City
#7 Family Hotel in Lincoln City
#7 Romantic Hotel in Lincoln City
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