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Best Kept Secret on the Gulf

Review of Sea Oats Motel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Aug 1, 2022
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.
Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Second level rooms have no overhead noise from people walking around the room and the views are...
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

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.

Date of stay: June 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

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.

Room tip: Not all the rooms have a patio. I'd get one with a patio
Date of stay: April 2022
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Reviewed December 31, 2021

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.

Date of stay: December 2021
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Reviewed December 2, 2021 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2021

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.

Date of stay: September 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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