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Ester Lee Motel
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Lincoln City
Certificate of Excellence
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

I was given a couple gift certificates here for my boyfriend and I. I haven't stayed at many motels. I usually seem to go towards hotels, but I was very happy with my experience here. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Our room was very cozy, had a great view, a fireplace with unlimited firewood provided, a kitchen. It is the perfect little getaway and I would definitely come back here.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alexcz4
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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oregon
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72 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were in a cottage, and you know from the start that they have been here a long time, But the furnishings are up to date. We had big windows( very clean, I might add) looking down to the bay. Our pet was provided with her own bed and towels for cleaning off dirty paws. There was a fireplace, a nice kitchen, and a patio to sit out on. We loved it and will be back for winter storm watching. Also very friendly and helpful staff.

Room Tip: Their website is very helpful and informative in helping you choose a room or cottage.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sue_zOregon
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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is an Oregon coast hotel at it's best: the Ester Lee Motel has character (a little 70's, 80's and 90's!) but is clean! The kitchen had all of our cooking needs! We stayed in room 202 on the second floor and had amazing views of the ocean.

And, the price was right! We'll definitely make our way there again. It's nice to have an affordable choice in Lincoln City.

Room Tip: I would try and get one on the second floor and with a kitchen!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank KimbertEyestain
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Seattle
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We just arrived after a long drive. The room is as described on their website. The view is amazing. Our room is located on the lower level of the motel and overlooks the ocean. The motel is pet friendly with a dedicated pet area. The room is nice and clean. In the room, there's a small dining area and a kitchen as well which is perfect to make your own meal. They also provide clean dishes. There' also a full size fridge for those who plan a longer vacation. Overall, we love it! We travel with our 75 lbs puppy and the small shared area in front of the room is convenient for her.

Room Tip: Select the lower level of the motel so you have your own small private area overlooking the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jit M
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Molalla, Oregon
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

I loved the room and the view was amazing. The internet was terrible. Half the time I could not connect. The check in time is 3pm yet they still had people washing our windows after we checked in. We had to close our windows to let them wash them. That was poor timing. What if we had left the dogs and been gone. When we checked out they pounced on the room before I barely left the office returning the keys. I found that kind of creepy and uncalled for since we had to deal with window washers after we had checked in. Over all it was nice the staff was friendly and the view again was amazing. Couldn't find the beach access tho.

Room Tip: We were street level and it had amazing views but I bet the lower level rooms are even better.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Couplafish
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night in motel unit 212. This room has a wide corner view of the local coast. The room was clean and pleasantly appointed.
The staff was very friendly and efficient.

The beach is accessible down a paved road, which provides a bit of exercise on the return walk. The beach itself is a great place for a stroll, with interesting rock and driftwood formations.

There are many restaurants within a short driving distance. We enjoyed a nice dinner at Fathoms, which is on the 10th floor of the Inn at Spanish Head - just south of the motel.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard D
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Atlanta, Georgia
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538 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

I stayed in a corner suite at the Ester Lee recently and was unsatisfied with the value and experience. The first thing I noticed were the extreme slopes in the parking lot. If your parking brake isn't good, it's a real possibility that you'll need to find another motel. The furnishings are circa 1970 and not in a good way. The bed and closet especially were old and tired. My room didn't have a wi-fi connection, even though it was advertised as having one. The whole room was too far away from the router or something. I brought this up with the front desk, who told me too bad. I paid way too much money to stay in a bad hotel. The cabins are supposedly nicer.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Quintin K
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Additional Information about Ester Lee Motel

Property: Ester Lee Motel
Address: 3803 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367-1640
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 53
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 
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