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Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am delighted a friend recommended the Ester Lee Motel to me. I stayed in a second floor studio room that was the perfect size and price for my budget. Enjoyed the gas fireplace, window with an incredible ocean view, a cozy chair to pull up to the window to sit and read, and easy access to the coast for...

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Newberg, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is superb, right above the ocean with a relatively easy walk down to the beach. The room was comfortable and clean. We loved having the gas fireplace going with the window open at the same time....fresh cool ocean air and coziness all at once made for a couple of memorable nights.

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

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for choosing to celebrate your special day with us. We are happy you were able to enjoy the unique features that our location provides. The sound and view of the crashing surf and the feel of the ocean breeze while you sit beside a fire in the fireplace is the experience we desire for all our guests....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last was here/reviewed in 2014. Stayed in a different unit. 2 bedroom. Big kitchen, a million cabinets, oldest bathroom I've ever seen. No cold water in bathroom sink. Water trickles out of shower head, as a women with long hair... Huge pain. So many windows with wonderful view! 4$ to rent a movie, I think it should be free, we...

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

Thank you for staying with us again. We appreciate the honest review. We are glad you enjoyed the clean room and great view. Each of our rooms is unique. We hope that you will stay with us again and we will strive to find a room that better suits your needs.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was an awesome visit with a great view nice clean rooms and good coffee centrally located and good trouble shooting i have a service dog yet they where pet friendly great access to local cuisine and close to the liquor store

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

Thank you for choosing the Ester Lee and for writing such a great review of your experience with us. Our location on a bluff above the beach gives a fantastic view from every room and we are close to movie theaters, wonderful restaurants, and amazing shopping venues. We love providing for our guests - and their pets. We look forward...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not posting photos so I can forget. The view is great but not worth the smell/grime/unsanitary vibe. No shower head in the moldy shower, just a pipe sticking out of the wall. Positives: the view. Hot water. Electricity. For $170 I should have picked the Best Western. Cozy and charming -- NO!

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

We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with us. We take your dissatisfaction very seriously. We work hard to provide clean and comfortable rooms for our guests. Clearly, that was not your experience. We do appreciate you letting us know what made your stay unpleasant so that we may address the areas where we came up...

Port Orford, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about our stay was wonderful. The staff is friendly, the room clean, the view extraordinary and extremely dog friendly. It's a step back in time, yet everything there is clean and comfortable. The staff is genuine and made us feel right at home. There are far spendier places around, but we always return to the Ester Lee. We had...

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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. It is our pleasure to offer a clean, comfortable, and affordable place for our guests to gather with family and friends and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. We hope you enjoy many more wonderful times with us.

Woodburn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Ester Lee so many times that I feel I know the staff personally. This blast from the past is obviously one of our favorite haunts when visiting the Oregon central coast. Perched high above the Pacific, the panoramic view from our room is breathtaking. We see up to nine fishing boats at night and watch the...

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

Thank you for making the Ester Lee your home on the coast. We are happy you feel comfortable here and enjoy the amazing view from your room. There is always something to see - fishing boats, whales, sunsets, etc. And the thought of possibly finding a hand-blown glass float as you walk the beach just adds to the experience. We...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

You are most welcome, Susan. We enjoy catering to our guests and that includes their pets, too. We are happy you enjoyed the upgrades as we continue to make them. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your next stay with us.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you for your kind review of your stay with us. It is our pleasure to provide an "authentic Oregon coast experience." We are happy that you continue to enjoy yours. We continue to make updates while trying to retain the feeling of a cabin at the coast - with wifi. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 11 January 2017

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.

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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
Internet
  • 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: $82 - $218 (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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“For more privacy choose a cottage instead of a regular room.”
 of 5 bubbles orecomdoug, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The cottages are light, sunny and have good views”
 of 5 bubbles rnzigzag, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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