We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
3420 Scenic Highway 98, FL 32541-4725
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveller (242)
Room & Suite (107)
Pool & Beach (51)

About

#21 of 45 hotels in Destin
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value

Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Destin does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Sea Oats Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Sea Oats Motel offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A pool will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Sea Oats Hotel, free parking is available.

Mid-Bay Bridge (2.1 km), located nearby, makes Sea Oats Hotel a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Destin landmark.

If you like Mediterranean restaurants, Sea Oats Hotel is conveniently located near Zoes Kitchen.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than James Lee Park (0.6 km), which is a popular Destin attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the motel.

Sea Oats Motel puts the best of Destin at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View

Location

47Car recommended
Grade: 47 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 1 km
1Attractionwithin 1 km
338Reviews22Q+A85Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 175
  • 103
  • 27
  • 17
  • 16
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Mark J wrote a review Dec. 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
+1
First the good. The location is fantastic! Beautiful, safe neighborhood. You are close to many restaurants and attractions. The beach is awesome too. Now the bad. This is literally a roach motel. When we took the cockroaches we found to the front desk, they informed us they weren’t cockroaches but instead they were palmetto bugs. Wonder why there are bugs? I’ll tell you…it’s because they have one person cleaning this entire place! They don’t have room service. Instead it’s up to you to go get towels and deal with your own trash. You take out your own garbage out front to a dumpster and that dumpster reeks!! That’s probably where all the cockroaches are coming from. Guests will leave their trash laying around after they check out and unless you want to look at it your whole trip, you’ll have to throw it away because remember…there’s only one housekeeper. The rooms are pretty gross. Mold in the bathroom, dirty ovens and vents above oven, moldy/dirty air conditioning units, dirt and grime in sliding door, and smashed bugs on ceiling. What do you expect with no real maid service though? The walkway to the beach is dangerous! It looks like it was built by a teenager in shop class. The steps are uneven, poorly spaced, and we saw at least 2 people fall because of it. HOLD ONTO THE HAND RAIL!! It is seriously dangerous. I’ll let my pictures do the rest of my talking.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022
Value
Location
Service
Room Tip: Here’s a tip…don’t stay here.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
BransonNative1994 wrote a review Sep. 2022
Branson, Missouri1 contribution
We had planned on coming with two other couples, but decided to cancel due to Hurricane Ida. Our friends called to cancel and got a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. We called to try and get the same, and they refused to give us a refund. Why give our friends a refund and not us? Why aren’t the rules the same for everyone? Won’t be returning.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Diana B wrote a review Aug. 2022
3 contributions
We’ve been visiting The Seat Oats Motel for the past 20 years on a regular basis. The rooms are up to date; the beach is right out your back door; you can choose the style of room you need for your trip (efficiency apt, motel room, suite); and it’s reasonably priced. The only drawback during our last visit was the constant passing of the helicopter ride. The property manager needs to demand that that establishment change its course in my opinion.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021
Value
Rooms
Service
Room Tip: Second level rooms have no overhead noise from people walking around the room and the views are...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Sergio J wrote a review Jun. 2022
1 contribution
Real bad service they don’t clean the rooms the manager has real bad attitude they don’t do anything to help the people I don’t recommend any one to stay in here if you try to cancel they charge you the deposit.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
MJBCOLORADO wrote a review Apr. 2022
Denver51 contributions53 helpful votes
This motel is right on the beach so location was wonderful. It is an older motel and needs a little updating. Loved that there was no carpeting and had engineered wood (or something like it) instead, which is much cleaner. The room and bath were clean, but bath really needs another shelf to put all toiletries on. The tub was cracked (something heavy dropped??) and they glued it so that REALLY needed to be replaced. The sink stopper wouldn't stay up (we got it closed and had to pry it open, then use a spoon to keep it open) and several slats were off the blinds on patio door so people could see in which we told them about. We were to wash glasses/cups before leaving and they supplied dish soap. So you have to do this at bathroom sink, which sounds unsanitary. I washed them good without putting in sink, but you don't know what the previous occupants did. At night, there wasn't enough outlets to plug in 3 electronic devices (phones, ipad) along with a cpap machine.The patio door didn't lock so had to use a stick provided. All in all...location was everything and the price was the best around so can't complain too much.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022
Rooms
Location
Service
Room Tip: Not all the rooms have a patio. I'd get one with a patio
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Pioneer448795 wrote a review Dec. 2021
4 contributions
I was never so well taken care of. Each time I asked for anything, they quickly responded. It was beyond any expectation I had. Any maintenance issue was immediately resolved and then some. In addition, the staff were so friendly and helpful as I tried to navigate a new city and making connections. It is not only a great place to stay but their kindness is just what my heart needed.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2021
Location
Cleanliness
Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Carol H wrote a review Dec. 2021
Gilman, Illinois22 contributions6 helpful votes
Hidden gem that has not disappointed us. An older motel stye that is on the beach on Scenic 98 highway. Multiple accommodations available but, we used only the motel room with balcony seating, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffeemaker. TV a little small, but who cares when you are steps from the long beautiful gulf beach to walk and watch sunrise and sunset. Did not use the pool. Desk personnel were friendly and polite. Check in/out efficient. Quiet, comfortable, and clean with no daily maid service. Not a 4-star hotel if that’s what you want. Will stay again and recommend.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Tim R wrote a review Sep. 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
September 3-10, 2021, We rented room 14. That was located on the second floor and there was no elevator. Upon arrival to the interior of the unit we did what most people do. We headed directly to the balcony which had a terrific view of the ocean and beach. Like the Perspective buyers always say in Bargain Beach House show always say, it had a million dollar view. But if you deduct the quality of the rest of the unit, it reduced the million to a $1.98 value. Not too sure where to start but will go from the left side of the entry door and walk around the unit. On the left was a small table and 2 chairs, then a (maybe) 42” LG TV with multiple stations and the dresser it was sitting on had multiple scratches all over, especially towards the bottom. It didn’t have a decent speaker in it but it did have a remote. The door to the back door had rusted metal parts on it and the Morton tracks were brown from the rust. On the balcony were 2 decent chairs and a thin white railing that didn’t feel attached safely enough that I would trust an active child on there by himself. Although the bed was soft, the sheets already had sand on them even though we hadn’t been in the bed yet. The wooden floor was also full of sand. The bathroom was very outdated and not cleaned enough to make a homeless person happy. My wife actually had to get down on her knees to clean the tub, toilet, and sink. Next to the entry door was the HVAC unit that was so loud that every time it turned on, you had to raise the volume of the TV 5-6 notches. Then turn it back down when it automatically shut off. There was no chain on the door that was hard to open. After a few days, a roach was spotted in the bathroom. We checked out the following day. NOTE: There is not enough parking spots if the motel was half occupied and you had to park across the busy street if there were no spots available. The office staff was very friendly but would not refund the unused days of occupancy. They did not tow any vehicles that didn’t have a parking pass or were parked in a handicapped space and didn’t have a handicapped plaque. The only perk was that it was only was 50 feet from the beach.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
3 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
GirlfromGeorgia62 wrote a review Jul. 2021
Blue Ridge, Georgia34 contributions16 helpful votes
+1
Motel Room #13 was Dirty, containing Mold, when we arrived, with reservation. Floor filthy , not cleaned. Tub dirty. Female employee with foreign accent advised no other room available to swap for & didn’t even comment on nasty room. Apparently they don’t check parking lot for non-paying cars. Male Employee with foreign accent was VERY Rude when asked where garbage should go.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Brandon M wrote a review Jun. 2021
1 contribution5 helpful votes
My family and I booked a stay for 4 nights. After a 12 hour drive straight through we were very excited to hit the beach. As soon as we walked into the room instantly noticed a foul odor and the room had been surfaced cleaned. Bathtub and toilet were disgusting and the overhead light fixture was literally hanging about to fall off. Went to the office and told them about it they fixed the light. Went to the beach for a few hours, came back to our room and the smell was unbearable (smelled like someone just cleaned fish in there). I went to the office to tell the lady at the desk and she looked right at me and said well i don’t know what you want me to do all our rooms are booked. I went back to the room and told my wife, then she went down there and talked to the office and somehow magically a room became available. We then switched to a new room which was barely an upgrade from our last. I would never recommend this hotel nor will me or my family ever think about coming back to this place. We plan to go back to Destin next year and sea oats motel is completely off our radar. Would suggest to pay maybe another $100 for a week for a much better hotel with just as great of a view and beach access. Wish I could give 0 stars
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
ALSO KNOWN AS
sea oats hotel destin
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaFlorida PanhandleDestin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Sea Oats Motel - UPDATED Prices, Reviews & Photos (Destin, Florida) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Oats Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Oats Motel?
Nearby attractions include James Lee Park (0.6 km), Emerald Coast Olive Oil (1.2 km), and The Shores at Crystal Beach Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Oats Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Oats Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Sea Oats Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Oats Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi, Sarah K's Gourmet, and Bruster's Real Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Oats Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Sea Oats Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.