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"Room was musty smelling and kind of gross, but not dirty. Hasn't been updated in years. Water pressure was nice in the shower but not hot water in the ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 20 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

Motel near Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk in Dewey Beach

Rehoboth by the Sea stay

Your stay at this Rehoboth by the Sea motel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and Rehoboth Beach. Cape Henlopen State Park and Tanger Outlets are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Property Amenities

Free WiFi in public areas is available at this motel. Take advantage of the free self parking.

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$195* Per night/room Jun 29 - Jun 30

Sea Esta Motel I ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sea Esta Motel I

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (1)
3 out of 5
Room was musty smelling and kind of gross, but not dirty. Hasn't been updated in years. Water pressure was nice in the shower but not hot water in the sink. Dog-friendly which is nice and maybe the reason for the condition.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2021

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4 out of 5
I liked the location, its perfect. The room is very dirty and dingy

Posted by on Sep 6, 2021

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1 out of 5

Run don't stat

The room had mold and smelled musty. The AC unit had mold on it. I told the lady at the desk and she said housekeeping would take care of it. Never apologized or offered a solution. The toilet looked like someone had pooped and hadn't been cleaned. The tub was black. Horrible horrible horrible.

Posted by , from washington, dc on Sep 20, 2016

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4 out of 5

Not a bad stay

Wasn't a bad stay at all. Better than most places I've been to recently, although the room was small. Pricing reflected the size, only thing that would have made it better is if you could actually sit on the toilet straight and not completely sideways.

Posted by on May 23, 2016

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2 out of 5

Affordable and close to the beach, but lower your expectations

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, friendly staff
The best thing about this hotel is that it is a half block from the beach. If you want an affordable place with a good location and are willing to put up with a slightly shabby room, it's not a bad place to stay. It's also pet-friendly, which we appreciate because we usually travel with our dog. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and fixed a slow-draining bathroom sink right away. Two really down sides were a pretty worn out bathroom with sub-par water pressure in the shower and a noisy air conditioner that was very close to one of the beds.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012

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Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Dewey Beach motel.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sea Esta Motel I offers 30 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Dewey Beach motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 9:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per day
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sea Esta 1
  • Sea Esta 1 Rehoboth Beach
  • Sea Esta Motel 1
  • Sea Esta Motel 1 Rehoboth Beach
  • Sea Esta Motel I Dewey Beach
  • Sea Esta Motel I
  • Sea Esta I Dewey Beach
  • Sea Esta I
  • Sea Esta Motels i Hotel Dewey Beach
  • Sea Esta Hotel i
  • Sea Esta Motel I Motel
  • Sea Esta Motel I Dewey Beach
  • Sea Esta Motel I Motel Dewey Beach

You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.