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Ester Lee Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We enjoyed our stay here so much !! Beautiful view and wonderful staff. Room 114 is very specious. Very pet friendly too. The wales were giving us a show also. The beach access is not the easiest, but very do-able. They have a paved access to it and then down some rocks. Just watch out for the jerk that lives...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ester Lee provides a wonderful view, excellent staff, perfect location and a chance to see whales from your room!! We selected a cottage with a full kitchen to cook our meals. We also brought along our dog, who was welcomed. The staff is wonderful and provided for all our needs. We will be back!

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Milton Freewater, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed at Ester Lee over the last several years. Affordable. Great views, clean comfortable rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very pet friendly. Clean comfortable cottages. If you are used to high end hotels, this is not the place for you. If you are after a clean, comfortable room that is pet friendly than look no further.

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Thank RussellR243
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just an overnight stay in a motel studio. The room was very clean, mattress was comfortably firm, and the bathroom immaculate. Excellent ocean view from the large window.Only a short walk to the "Fathoms" restaurant at the "Inn at Spanish Head" next door. The customer service at the lobby was excellent. Will definitely stay here again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ester lee was wonderful. Pet friendly, great staff, and convenient. Would definitely stay again! Their drectory was full of information with surrounding area. We had a kitchen with our unit that had all the supplies for cooking which was such a pleasant surprise. My beagle was treated with royalty with their extra linens just for her.

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

Patricia, we really appreciate your review of your recent stay with us. We try to provide for the needs and comfort of our guests. There is so much to do in the area, the Ester Lee makes a great place to stay within close distance of many attractions. And if you would rather just stay in, the view of the...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been staying at the Ester Lee Motel for several years and have never been disappointed. Great views, very clean, affordable, friendly staff and you can listen to the ocean sounds all night!!!!

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

Krissy, thank you for choosing the Ester Lee Motel. We are happy that you have enjoyed your stays with us over the years. our friendly staff works hard to provide clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodations. The sights and sounds of the ocean make the experience even better. We hope you come visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge apartments that sleep many, affordable, some wood burning fireplaces, full kitchens, great views, close to restaurants. I've been staying here for years and a trip to the coast wouldn't be the same without it.

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

Terry, thanks for staying with us through the years and for writing a wonderful review. We enjoy providing our guests with the best coastal experience possible. There is so much to see and do here that it is a unique experience every time. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Dallas, Oregon
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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 16 April 2017

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 12 April 2017

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.

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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
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  • 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
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Price Range: $128 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ester Lee Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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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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“All of the rooms have an ocean view and gas fireplace. Very comfortable.”
L6548FHgeorgen, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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