by Kimberly Gadette
An offering of both motel rooms as well as beachfront cottages, the accommodations can sleep from two to seven people. Most units have full kitchens, ocean views and fireplaces. Amenities include paved beach access, complimentary morning newspaper, and a restaurant directly next door. Some of the cottages are pet-friendly.
Our Editor Loves
- Direct beach access
- Affordable rates
- Fireplaces in most units
by Kathie W
Love the friendly staff and the rooms They have such a great view You can have your room with or without a kitchen They also have cottages but I haven't tried those yet They prices were cheaper than most hotels
The Ester Lee is a throw back motel with popcorn ceilings, but the view is what you come for. It's awesome to open your window and hear the waves or walk down to the beach and meditate. That one window in the room made it 4 bubbles for me.
The room itself is comfortable enough. The bed is nice, there's a flat screen television, a microwave, fridge, and a coffee maker in the room. The decor is non-descript, but I do appreciate the gas fireplace. The bathroom is small, and there's not a great shower head, but once again watching the sun set is wonderful.
The parking lot can get a little tricky, but it's a beach town, so that should be expected. I found the service to be very friendly and the room clean. I wish there were places to walk to for food, but there isn't because of the lack of sidewalk on the highway. (There was a nasty accident less than a mile away, so I wouldn't walk out there.) If you don't want to cook (some of the rooms have full kitchens) and don't want to drive, you can order in, which is nice. And the free wifi is great too.
In short, lots of upside to the EEster Lee.