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Ester Lee Motel

3803 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367-1640
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#5 of 36 hotels in Lincoln City
Travellers' Choice
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”
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Paid internet
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Room features
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Great View
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sam c wrote a review Jul 2021
Central Point, Oregon14 contributions16 helpful votes
We've stayed at Ester Lee twice and liked it. Has anyone stayed in unit #4 which has a jacuzzi? How did you like it? Any details, esp. about safety grab bars in bath? They could not tell me specifics such as safety in bath over the phone. Is it a shower or tub? Important detail for safety considerations. Thanks! SW
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: I posted a question about Unit #4, if you have stayed there, please reply back.
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Dave C wrote a review Apr 2021
Boise, Idaho14 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights in one of the cottages. It had two bedrooms - room to sleep 5. The rooms were very clean with a roomy kitchen table all full appliances except dishwasher. There was a fantastic view out the window. Beach access was good, down a short road (hotel is on the bluff). Wifi was good, though it seemed to block popular video-streaming sites (at least Amazon Prime, Netflix, Youtube). This is the first motel/hotel I've encountered with such a network restriciton. This was easily circumvented with a VPN.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Steve F wrote a review Feb 2021
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We stayed in the Crows Nest again. Room 340. Got to finally experience a good storm. We love to watch a good stormy ocean. We prefer the Ester Lee because of the quaint rooms and the dog friendly amenities. Thanks to the entire staff, always friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Tony V wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed at the Esther Lee motel. The view exceeded my expectations. The kitchen was stocked with dishes. Very clean. Full size fridge. The bed was comfortable!! We visited several glass studios. I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Companion282856 wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in room 229, a two bedroom cottage which has windows across the entire back of the unit. The view is truly amazing - looking south and west for a sweeping panorama of the beach and waves crashing against rocks. The motel is very cozy and the rooms are clean. REAL firewood is provided for the fireplace every morning, not presto logs. A nice touch and adds to the coziness. We had several sunny days where we enjoyed walks on the beach, and one very stormy day where we took a trip to Depoe Bay to watch the spouting horn (see picture) and spent the rest of the day in our room enjoying the awesome view.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: You can look at 360 degree views of all rooms on the Ester Lee Website. Helps you find the one...
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Ester Lee Motel
Responded 1 Mar 2020
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Cottage 229 and were able to enjoy the wood fireplace along with the views. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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US$145 - US$223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ester Lee Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Ester Lee Motel?
Nearby attractions include Lincoln City Glass Center (1.1 km), North Lincoln County Historical Museum (1.2 km), and Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ester Lee Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and books, DVDs and music available for children.
Which room amenities are available at Ester Lee Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Ester Lee Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ester Lee Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nelscott Cafe, Fathoms Restaurant & Bar, and Pacific Grind Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Ester Lee Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ester Lee Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.