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“Very relaxing.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ester Lee Motel

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Ester Lee Motel
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Lincoln City
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
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“Very relaxing.”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Was looking for a pet friendly hotel with a view of the ocean for a two night stay with room to sleep four and our pet. A coworker suggested the Ester Lee. Viewed the rooms online. Loved the 3D room views. Picked room #124 and reserved on the phone. Seemed a little pricy but I never had rented a cottage before. Was really surprised at the amount of space in our cottage, (that sleeps 5 but the way) and really liked the view from the room. A full kitchen and two big windows with a perfect view of the ocean and a fireplace in the middle. A place to sit just outside and in front of the room. Excellent beach access, just a couple minute walk and your there. Had a very nice stay for a reasonable price.

Room Tip: Check out the 3D view on the website, our room was exactly as the picture showed.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Lorane, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Over the last couple of years I, we, and groups of friends have made the Ester Lee the place to stay. Usually I book here at least 3 times a year. Wonderful if you have dogs. Quiet, clean, & friendly. Great place to solo stay if your a woman. Every cottage has it's own charm, and I have stayed in a lot of them. The staff is wonderful. Actually I sort of hate giving a great review. I would hate to find that when I need to get off my mountain I would find the Ester Lee booked! If you are looking for old time charm and service go to the Ester Lee...It ain't fancy but it is home.

Room Tip: All the cottages and hotel rooms have ocean views. Not walking distance into Lincoln City.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Albany, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

The view was awesome. We loved haveing a fireplace I'm the cottage.It was quiet and romantic. The only drawback is the walk to the beach. We older peeps have a difficult time going up and down hills. All on all I would rate it an 8

  • Stayed September 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

(wish this hotel would use different soap. the soap they use IS organic, however it's made from palm oil and palm oil useage cuts down the rain forest :(
Great rooms. Cute little kitchen. Wish more of the windows opened. Great view and patio area to see the ocean. Must walk down a road to get to beach, not so bad. Older shower and carpet. Liked this place alot!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Nampa, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Great views, always feels like home to us. Older clean cottages. We try to book our next stay as we check out. Easy beach access..alittle up hill walk home, dont whine its good for your heart:). The kitchen has what you need. We love our Ester Lee.
OH..sweet gas fireplace.

Room Tip: Cant tell you my favorite...would never get it booked again. We like the lower level cottages. We ha...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Sedalia, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Very nice place to stay. Windows looks out to beautiful ocean view. Large comfortable rooms. Kitchen is equipped for cooking what ever you might serve. The next time we would plan on staying longer, .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The Ester Lee rocks, nice staff, large rooms on the old side, quaint, clean, great view, the patio is my favorite. I can't imagine staying any where else, feel safe there. I have been staying there for years and it is like going home. If you have never stayed there, then you have missed a lot. Enjoy your stay!

Room Tip: Stay on the patio, quieter then highway access, and if you can't do the stairs you can always wa...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ester Lee Motel

Property: Ester Lee Motel
Address: 3803 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367-1640
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): £
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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Ester Lee Hotel Lincoln City
Ester Lee Lincoln City

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