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Sea Oats Motel

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#13 of 39 Hotels in Destin
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Denver, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were looking for a place on the beach and hate high rises. We were beginning to despair at the end of a long day's drive when we spotted this place. You walk in the front door of your room, and out the back is a private porch on a little boardwalk, dunes, beach and the sea. The room was...

2Thank degauss58
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Destin area recommendations led to TripAdvisor search and our selection of Sea Oats Motel. They have multiple accommodations and we chose a motel room with king size bed, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The room was clean and comfortable with a door to the patio and boardwalk to the white sand beach on the Gulf. In addition, we had table...

2Thank Rabbit4shows
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We just returned from a 5 night stay at Sea Oats Motel. I picked this motel from all of the good reviews on Trip Advisor. I wanted something inexpensive for a quick long weekend getaway to check out Destin for the first time. So glad I picked this! It is older but very clean and has had some remodeling. Very...

2Thank lizzy557
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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

1Thank am304
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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
Suwanee, Georgia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

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...

2Thank HankmidGA
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 18 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!

3Thank Lisa R

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • 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: $154 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Sea Oats Hotel Destin
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Destin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Destin
#11 Family Hotel in Destin
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“NOT a high Rise!”
 of 5 bubbles degauss58, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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