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"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 woul ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 23 May 2016

Hotel Description

Motel near Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk in Dewey Beach

Close to the beach

Your stay at this Rehoboth by the Sea motel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and Tanger Outlets. Dewey Beach and Indian Beach are also within half a mile (1 km).

Property Amenities

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

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 30 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, ironing boards, and free toiletries.

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Sea Esta Motel I ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Sea Esta Motel I

Everyone (2)
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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall) (172.6 km / 107.2 mi)
  • 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. Guests can surf the web using the 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


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • 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 - 11 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 11 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.


  • 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.


  • 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


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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. 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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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 are 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.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available


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, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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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*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.