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Ester Lee Motel

3803 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367-1640
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Surpassed our Expectations!
What an incredibly wonderful surprise! The motel has the warmth... more
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an incredibly wonderful surprise! The motel has the warmth and ambience of a classy getaway of the 50s with lovely upgrades in the immaculate bathroom and fully equipped kitchen in the cottage. The fireplace was so lovely and of course the ocean view was spectacular. Who ever heard of pet linens? What a delightful touch. The accommodation for my...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed here many times, always in the cottages. This is a very authentic Oregon coast experience. It's homey, it's rustic, and the views are amazing. And the price is easy on the budget, too. The staff is the friendliest and most helpful I've ever encountered. If you need a ton of creature comforts, it might not be your cup...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely view, the price was great and our cottage was very comfortable and quaint... just the right place to spend our 20th anniversary! They even put a congratulatory note to us on their reader board...a very nice and thoughtful touch! We have stayed here several times over the course of the last 10 years and we always...

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

Thank you for staying with us and for the great review. We are glad you chose the Ester Lee Motel as the place to spend your 20th anniversary. We enjoy doing all that we can to make our guests' stays enjoyable. Thank you for staying with us over the years and we look forward to your next visit.

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel.in January 2015. We stayed New Year's Eve until January 2nd. We were greeted by very friendly staff. Our room was pretty nice. The view was amazing. Fireplace was just wonderful. It was a wood burning fireplace too. The shower was not what I thought it would be. There wasn't a shower head and there wasn't much...

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

Thanks you for spending your New Year's Eve holiday with us. We are happy that you had an overall enjoyable experience and we look forward to seeing you again next New Year's Eve. Have a great 2017!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this place based on proximity to an Airbnb our friends had rented on the beach - it was a 3 minute walk between the two places which worked out perfect. We arrived around 6pm Friday night and were given 3 keys which was nice and WIFI access for 3 devices which worked well. We had our mini doxie...

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

Thank you for spending New Year's Eve weekend with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you were able to relax in your room and take in one the amazing sunsets we have been having lately. If, on your next stay, you find yourself in need of something not provided in the room (ex. teakettle), be sure to...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to stay on the entire Oregon coast. We've been fans of the Ester Lee for decades. The ocean views are breathtaking, the rooms are updated and super clean, and the cottages are delightful. The prices allow us to visit frequently, for which we are ever so grateful. J and M…. Portland Oregon

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

Thank you choosing the Ester Lee as your favorite place to stay on the Oregon coast. We are pleased that you appreciate our updates, reasonable rates, and amazing ocean views. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once again I enjoyed a wonderful few days at the Ester Lee. I stay in the cottages: kitchen amenities, fabulous views and a fireplace! The rates are reasonable, pets are welcome and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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

Ellen, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stays with us. It means a lot to us that you continue to come back. Have a Happy New Year and we look forward to your next stay at the Ester Lee Motel.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always stay here and I was really impressed with the improvements that have been made, new paint and flooring made it all the more welcoming. I could have done without the disrespectful older couple staying next to me who started their morning out at five am slamming their front door constantly and having loud conversations outside my front door......

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are glad that you enjoy staying at the Ester Lee Motel. We continue to make updates in order to make our guests' stays even more enjoyable. We are sorry about your noisy neighbors. If it ever happens again, please don't hesitate to contact our staff if the disruption is...

Federal Way, Washington
Reviewed 15 December 2016

During Thanksgiving week, we decided to ‘wing-it’ down the coast and take whatever was available for the night. Wow, what a find the Ester Lee was! Amazingly reasonably priced, fantastic location (and view), and Lincoln City is our favorite on the Oregon Coast. We were fortunate and able to rent cottage 225 for two nights. Although the building is rather...

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

You are welcome, Mark! Thank you for the very kind review. Cottage 225, like all of our rooms, is the perfect place to watch the ocean while staying comfortable and cozy next to a fire in the fireplace. It's true we only have a few wood-burning fireplaces, but almost all of our rooms have a gas fireplace to provide the...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I can't say enough nice about the Ester Lee. It's fantastic with reasonable prices within our budget. We have stayed here on several occasions and we've always had a wonderful time. Granted, it's a bit of a hike down hill to the beach, but invigorating and we are in our late 60's and early 70's. The hike up is more...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you, your family, and friends have enjoyed staying with us over the years. We make every effort to assure that all of our guests have a pleasant experience with us. I wish we could do something about the hike to and from the beach, but...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • 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 97367-1640
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Price Range: £51 - £135 (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 Romantic Hotel in Lincoln City
#7 Family Hotel in Lincoln City
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“The cottages on ground level.”
 of 5 bubbles susantY2017YK, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I've only stayed in the cottages. Their website has extensive photos of every unit.”
 of 5 bubbles irene_pdx, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If your going just as a "couple" to get away, we like cottages 124, 125 or 340”
 of 5 bubbles colleeng41, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a great view. Cottages 4, 5 & 6 are probably the most private.”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Keeping my favorite room to myself.”
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 of 5 bubbles dot780, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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