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Ester Lee Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Dallas, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We choose cottage # 2, great view, more private and bed looks out at the ocean. Nice studio unit! We had people above our room but did not hear them. Ester Lee cottages are older but clean. No Pool, workout room or breakfast bar, non frills motel! If your looking for a high end motel, go a few blocks up...

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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 Motel. The ocean view from cottage #2, as well as our other rooms, really is amazing. There is always something to see. We are happy you enjoyed the privacy and cleanliness of your room. We hope you will visit again soon.

Port Townsend, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE the Ester Lee! GOOD value compared to most beachfront hotels in town. The rooms are a bit dated, but the property is well taken care of and very clean. The queen size hide-a- bed in the one bedroom suite was the most comfortable we have EVER slept in. We have stayed at the Ester Lee before and are never...

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

Thank you so much for staying with us and writing a review of your experience. We really enjoy providing our guests with clean, comfortable rooms and friendly, helpful service. Of course, the view speaks for itself. The bald eagles have been spotted more frequently recently and the whales are active year round. We look forward to your next stay with...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the cottages with 2 bedrooms and a full kitchen. It has a wood burning fireplace and is very quaint and comfortable. The ocean side of the suite is lined with picture windows. The view is amazing. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I can't be happier with our experience. We hated to leave. You...

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

We are so happy to hear that you truly enjoyed your recent stay with us. Each of the cottages is unique but all of them share that same amazing view of the ocean. The wood burning fireplaces (we do have gas-burning fireplaces as well) add a cozy feel to the cottages. We hope you come see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First-time guest at this motel. Choice to stay based on friends' recommendations, and they are frequent guests and have been for years. Ocean view spectacular right from living room or lawn seats in front yard area. Dog-friendly accommodations. My pet received her own bedding and towel. Rooms clean and comfortable. Staff professional, helpful .. simply wonderful.

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

Debra, thank you for choosing to stay with us. It's easy to feel a bit apprehensive when staying somewhere new, so we appreciate you giving us an opportunity to make your coastal experience memorable. Tell your friends thank you from us for the recommendation. The view really is amazing and there is always something to see. We hope you and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at Ester Lee several times and it is just perfect for our family of 5 and our big mastiff :) The staff are so nice, it is a family atmosphere ! This is our go place for beach vacations!!!

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

Thank you, Jody, for your nice review and for continuing to bring your family to stay with us. We enjoy accommodating your pet(s), also, as they are part of the family as well. We are glad you enjoy the atmosphere here. We strive to be welcoming and friendly because we understand that if you feel good about your experience with...

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second stay at Ester Lee and love it even more than the first time. Friendly staff cozy rooms and breathtaking views. Our family getaway spot! Can't say enough good things about this place and can't wait to plan our next trip there!

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

Thank you for sharing your kind review of your stay with us. We have been a family getaway spot for generations. We are happy that you think of us that way as well. We look forward to your next trip to visit us.

Canby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time at Ester Lee. Full kitchen made it easy to enjoy the view, and the view was fantastic. The staff is friendly and helpful. We slept well, and enjoyed the walks on the beach. The room was clean, and the kitchen stocked with everything we might need.

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

Thank you, William, for the review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The view from the rooms truly is amazing. With the whales, seals, boats, and sunsets there is always something to see on the ocean. When the time comes, we hope you will come stay with us again.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We stayed in the Crow's Nest unit 340: the only cottage unit on an elevation level above all other cottages. Back in the day, this may have been an owner's or manager's home. You enter via a private enclosed staircase. The room, as many other guests have noted about the Ester Lee, features vintage decor: pink & white tile in...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Room 340 has a view all its own and is quite dramatic. We are happy to hear that the room was clean and comfortable for you and that you were able to find beach access nearby that was more accessible for you. We look forward to...

SeaTac, Washington
Reviewed 23 March 2017

there is parking right in front of your room my room was dated .but homey and nice and clean great view of the beach and ocean.rooms on lower level grat if you can go up &down stairs. also dogs are allowed for aadded fee. cable tv. and full kitchens in most units.

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you found your room clean and comfortable and were able to enjoy the view. We hope that you stay with again in the future.

Reviewed 21 March 2017

The two of us stayed at the Ester Lee for the second time now and it is by far our favorite. The cottages are pet friendly with amazing views looking down at the ocean. Everything was just how we expected from the 360 views of the rooms provided on their website. The service was great and this is definitely a...

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

Thank you Amy. We are glad you chose to stay with us again and that you found our website helpful and accurate. Our location is great for sightseeing and beach combing we are happy to hear you got to take it all in. We look forward to your next visit.

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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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Price Range: $88 - $233 (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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“Motel section does not allow dogs, cottages allow them. We like cottage #2, had people above us but could not hear them.”
jerryk51832, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ALL rooms have a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean”
BonesAnderson, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The street level cottages are higher which afford an excellent view.”
craigp921, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms provide ocean view! Some rooms have downward stairs to room entry. Ok but may not be for everyone.”
R4698VPdebrah, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“100-series cottages are walk-DOWN from the parking lot; 200-series are ground-level.”
reynolds9835, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
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