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Sea Oats Motel

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#10 of 39 Hotels in Destin
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old but gold. Clean room. Beach facing rooms and easy access to sugary sand beach. You will love this place. Free parking and wifi. Staff is very helpful. We booked three nights and extended one as we loved this place

Thank am304
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time, stayed 4 nights in one of the cottages. Slept in, went fishing, walking on the beach, it was wonderful!!! The cottage had a full kitchen and had everything we needed. Full view of the gulf, what beautiful sandy beaches. This is our second stay at Sea Oats and won't be out last!!!

Thank debnchrisOcala
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Location, Great price for a throwback to a 1970's motel place. This is a very clean place and has good water pressure too. Only drawback was the 3rd party they allow to set up/rent chairs and umbrellas ($30 per day). The guy was never on time and was a jerk the times i had to deal w/him.

Thank Bruce B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Affordable and right on the beach! No maid service. Towels are exchanged at the front desk. Clean rooms! Kitchen is great! Highly recommended if you're spending most of your time out and about or on the beach.

Thank unbreakablemoonchild
Milledgeville, Georgia
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this motel many times over the past thirty years. We always enjoyed our visits. The rooms are comfortable and have many conveniences. The room was clean and the staff was most helpful. There is a great view (and a very short walk) to the white sand and beautiful blue water. I was alone on... More 

Thank HankmidGA
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the place I always book when in Destin. It's a no-frills place, but you right on the beach with access to it right from the hotel porch (if on the first floor). If your #1 priority it an amazing gulf view with the beach right there, this is the place to book.

Thank JamminJD111
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing as usual! Love the quiet, clean, small little jewel! No roads to cross just open your door and walk out to the sugar beach. We will be back next fall. Don't pass this up it is worth the peace and quiet. The pool is not heated which is a bummer when the evening get cooler. Love this place!

Thank Lisa R
Bowling Green
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have stayed at Seas Oats several times (motel once, beach apartment 4 times). Our latest stay September 2016 was In an apartment. The exterior of the M units are a little deceptive- you might used the word 'dated' -but the interior is well maintained and we've always been pleased with the cleanliness of the unit. The biggest drawing cards,... More 

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Burlington, Iowa
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not "high-end" but right on the water. Clean and in good repair. Proximity to the water makes it awesome! Kitchenette, table and chairs, balcony. Will positively go back, hopefully every year! No reason to pay more for a room when all you really care about is the beach.

1 Thank Kelly S
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Good spot right on the beach. Not fancy by any means but for the price the location of the hotel is great. We had some issues and the management went out of their way to correct them as best as they could and other than the trouble of us having to pack all of our stuff and move twice, the... More 

2 Thank Stephanie N

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Sea Oats Motel

Address: 3420 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541-4725
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Destin
Price Range: €112 - €131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Sea Oats Hotel Destin
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Destin
#11 Family Hotel in Destin
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“2nd floor is most private. No one walking by.”
 of 5 bubbles Kevinb032353, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed upstairs and down. Depends if you want more view or can't climb the stairs, no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles cynthial23, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 18 is above the beach boardwalk for reference.”
 of 5 bubbles MermaidTeacher7, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“D1 is the closest to the beach!”
 of 5 bubbles 64garrettr, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose upstairs with views from a balcony, choose downstairs for patio along the walkway out to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles RCcrest, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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