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Ester Lee Motel
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Lincoln City
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“Wonderful rooms with awesome views”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

The rooms are a little old fashioned, but homey. The views from the Ester Lee are awesome, and the beach access is one of my favorites in Lincoln City! Tidal pools are right behind the motels/cottages. It is great to have a kitchen, and the rooms feel private as if it were an apartment rather than a hotel with a hallway of rooms where you can hear your neighbors! Great for having our baby along with us who wakes to every sound... (The rooms are quiet). I won't stay at any other place while I'm in town.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

I have stayed at the Ester Lee many times over the last 25+ years. On occasion I have stayed elsewhere and always been disappointed. I always come back to where I know I will always be happy. The rooms have a spectacular view. Always clean and inviting. The staff are sweet and exceptionly helpful. I truly invite you to try out my little piece of heaven.

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Clatskanie, Oregon
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We have been staying at the Ester Lee for over 30 years now, and fully intend to continue making it our little home away from home place for more years to come. So, if we said nothing more, just this information in itself would provide you with a pretty good idea of our overall satisfaction with the Ester Lee; nevertheless, we'll gladly elaborate...
We do have our favorite rooms, but have found that if none of them are available, we are quite content with what we are able to secure for our (usually) twice annual stay. Each cozy room provides a SPECTACULAR view of the ocean, and a gas fireplace to keep you snug and warm. There are also two comfy upholstered rocking chairs (wish they swiveled) to sit in and enjoy the ocean view (we bring our binoculars to see the fishing and other type boats waaay out there, and also to do a little whale-watching if it is that time of year). There is also a small table with two chairs where we love to play games, and sometimes eat, as we listen to the sound of the waves below, a nice bed (although for one of us it's a bit too hard), TV, DVD player, and in most rooms, full kitchen appliances - complete with cooking and eating utensils. In addition to all this, in the office you will find a free daily Oregonian newspaper, a small library of books to borrow, and a good selection of DVD's to rent.
Is there a swimming pool? No. A hot tub? No. Continental breakfast? No. Is it fancy? No. Do we care? No. Because what we do have is what matters most to us: convenient access to a nice walk on the beach, a peaceful, quiet, homey setting, and if we'd like to go to the movies, a six cinema theater is located across the street. We have ALWAYS found our room clean, the staff - both in the office and in housekeeping, to be friendly and accommodating, and we have never run out of hot water. ;-) We think the rates are fair for what we want and provide us with the best value for our money.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We loved our mid-week get-away at the Ester Lee. The unobstructed ocean view was magnificent and the stormy/windy weather we had planned on did not disappoint. We were totally pleased with the cleanliness of the room and comfort of the bed. the kitchen facilities, from the oven to the refridgerator, coffee maker and microwave were more than we expected. Wished the swivel chairs to watch out the large bay windows had been more comfortable, but we made do with pillows. Best value in Lincoln City. We will definitely be returning.

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Beaverton, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We always stay at the Ester Lee when we go to Lincoln City, and choose a cottage room as our dogs always go with us. They have full kitchens that are well equiped, every room has a wonderful ocean view, it's quiet and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. There are dvd players in the rooms and the office has a wide variety of movies to rent, or bring your favorites from home. They have fireplaces and a few of them are wood burning, and Ester Lee provides the wood. It's very homey and comfortable. You won't find a better place for such a reasonable price.

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New Pine Creek, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We love staying at the Ester Lee. We always choose a cabin as our dog comes with us. The views are fantastic and my disabled husband enjoys watching the ocean from the room. My dog and I walk down to the beach, it's a steep walk back but we enjoy ourselves. The Ester Lee web site contains a video of each cabin. Most have full kitchens with all the basics and when you call for a reservation you can choose from available rooms. It's not a new or fancy place, it's a warm comfortable place. The staff is friendly and helpful and make our stay a joy every time we visit.

Room Tip: For the cabins there's a patio level and a street level. Both have great views, but if you have...
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Keizer, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We naturally waited until the weather turned stormy before we traveled to Lincoln City. (Actually, stormy times are our favorite.) We really like this room - it's up and out of the way, quiet and has a wonderful view. On clearer days if the surf is big we can even watch the surfers on Nelscott Reef.

The chairs are comfortable making for good viewing or just sitting quietly and reading.

Room Tip: I'm not sure there is a bad room here. All have wonderful views of the ocean. We've migrat...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ester Lee Motel
Address: 3803 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ester Lee Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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 
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