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Sea Oats Motel
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

The room was clean and appeared to up recently updated. Staff was friendly and helpful especially Rocky the cat. Great value for being right on the beach. Chair and umbrella rental a bit on the pricy side. Will go back

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank David P
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

We just returned from a little slice of heaven known as Destin Florida. For the last 18 years we have stayed at the hotel itself but switched this year. We stayed in M-4, which is not the hotel but is right beside it. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo. It is very clean and has a great updated kitchen....not that we did much cooking, but it sure was equipped for it! It also has a washer and dryer which makes a huge difference. There were televisions in every bedroom and a nice big screen in the living room. I believe the dining table sat six. The only, and I do mean only complaint we had was that the air conditioner was not working too well. This can get pretty ugly with two women and "power surges"! Hopefully this will be fixed soon.

The icing on the cake is how close you are to the incredible ocean. I am not exaggerating when I say that it is less than 20 steps to the sand. We have always set up a "tent" and used that instead of umbrella rentals. Please let me stress that we ALWAYS ask permission first and set it as far back as possible. We have never been told no but I can only speak for this particular place.

I have written at length about Sea Oats so I will not repeat myself (older but clean and you will NEVER find beach access like this anywhere ). We did try a recommended place for the first time this year and it was very good. Dewey's. The fried shrimp was probably some of the best I have had in awhile. So, you won't go wrong with either of these places if you are someone who is coming for the beach and not to have your hand held by wait staff. That is what your sweetie is for! Same time next year!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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9  Thank Beachdream1983
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

This was our first visit to the Sea Oats Motel. We stayed 2 nights on the ground level which is great for beach access. Our room (9B) had been remodeled (updated) and very clean. The ladies at the front desk were very nice (Mary, Cindy, and Kielie) and very helpful anytime we needed anything or just had a question. The part of town where Sea Oats is located is very nice and everyone we came across was very friendly. Before we checked out we went a head and booked 3 nights for Labor Day weekend. I would recommend this place to anyone who is visiting Destin. It's perfect and not to mention waaaaay cheaper per night than anywhere else you are going to find on the beach. Just give it a chance..I promise you will not regret it.

Room Tip: If it's beach access you are looking for..go for the ground level...although both levels are great
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Ryeback76
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

This motel looks a lot better in person than the website. We were able to check in early with no extra charge. The rooms looked as if they had been recently upgraded. I stayed on the second floor and the view from the balcony was amazing,. Located behind the property was the private access beach which is less crowded. Not too far from the heart of Destin. I loved it here and would stay again!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jodette D
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

Touted as "the last motel on Destin beach", it was much nicer than the cramped motels of the old days. Recently remodeled with tile floors, comfy beds, clean fresh cabinets, and bath elements, with a good sized balcony directly on the beach, made this special. The owner keeps this place pristine, and his staff are helpful and friendly. We fully cooked in our unit, and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. The sea was so close you could recognize faces of those in the surf! All our friends were staying in the hubbub of Sandestin Hilton, without a view, and with SO MANY other people. We enjoyed our increased beach space, wonderful view, clean and fresh accommodations at a reasonable price. Con: End unit by pool lacked full privacy, but putting beach towels on the end rail helped a lot. No dishwasher, but it was not a problem for us w/ only 2 people.

Room Tip: 2nd floor kitchenette was very nice.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank punkinmunkin
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