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Reviewed 31 August 2014

on a recent trip to dewey beach, my step son booked a room here at sea esta motel 1. this place was the pits. Stains on the wallpaper, wallpaper torn, carpet was ripped. there was plastic shoved in the hole of the shower head. im still trying to fiqure that out. and the toilet wasnt tightly attached to the floor....

2Thank Cheryl H
Hudson, OH
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I took the family on a 3 day beach vacation and wasn't expecting much more than a place to sleep. I was pleasantly surprised. New decking all around the hotel, a nice shower at the bottom of the stairs closest to the beach, and all the amenities you would need like a microwave/ironing board/refrigerator. The flat screen television was very...

1Thank MummeyM
Newark, Delaware
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Staying in Dewey beach for a couple nights is very expensive, this is the most reasonably priced placed in town. The rooms on the bottom floor are very musty smelling. Damp and the carpeting is very dirty. The rooms aren't the cleanest, but I didn't see anything glaring. All and all if your single and just need a place to...

1Thank mike b
Reviewed 22 May 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here last summer, we immediately went to the store and bought new sheets and a blanket because the bedding was just gross... We wore shoes in the shower because it felt dirty as well. However- the price was excellent, but you get what you pay for. If youre lucky, the weather will be nice and...

2Thank rachellynn27
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Hi. I am not sure what these other people are talking about but my friend and I stayed there this weekend and the room was great! Had a great time at the Sea Esta I motel this weekend. The rates are reasonable and it was closed to Dogfish Head and Bad Hair Day. The rooms are clean and tidy and...

2Thank Jenniferjdutko
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I have stayed here serveral times seeing how it's the cheapest place to stay in Dewey. I stayed for 2 nights back in August. Since there were 3 of us in a room they made us upgrade to the "deluxe" room which was still a crap hole. And even though the room cost 50.00 more per night for the dump...

1Thank snacks30
Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I went for a long weekend with my dog and was appalled by this pit of a hotel. The room was very old, with dirty-looking sheets and carpet that squished under my feet. There is no soundproofing at all, which means when someone moved into the room above me, I heard every footstep they made. The television didn't work at...

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 18 September 2013

As soon as I walked into the room I noticed a spider on the ceiling. As we were unpacking my fiancé noticed hairs in random places from the pillow on one bed, the sheet on the other, and the plastic covering a cup. Those are just the ones we saw. I don't feel like I can complain very much though,...

Thank jissej
newark, Delaware
Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

The staff here is very friendly and we are thrilled with the proximity to the ocean. We selected this hotel because it was ocean side and pet friendly. If you bring a dog be sure to request the first floor since there are no elevators. My dog is very afraid of open wooden steps and is too heavy to carry....

1Thank Fox252
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 27 August 2013

I enjoyed my stay at the Sea Esta - it is a basic motel that was basically what I wanted when staying in Dewey. However, I realized when I got home that I left a pair of my favorite shoes in the room. I called immediately and was told they would look and call me back. Days later - no...

1Thank Sarah J

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Address: 2306 Highway 1, 24 Houston Street, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Region: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
Price Range: €75 - €282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Esta Motels I 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“If u want luxury,,not here. If you want a place to clean up, nap and go..this is it!”
Rookymom, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“If on the top floor a little less noisy but no elevator and hard to drag suitcase up three flights.”
MaryWest, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“AVOID this hotel.”
931tathag, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We opted for the third floor--quieter maybe and we need the exercise!! I imagine any of the rooms would be just fine!!”
rickl60, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“Even numbered rooms face beach access.”
Mae-Mae65000, 7 Sep 2014 | Read review
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