Motels, Hotels, and Restaurants

This part of the site is being compiled and updated, news on motels, hotels and restaurants worth trying etc., we’ll keep adding information as we try new places, and you tell us about your favorite places.

If you know of a place you’d like to add to our list, please email us with the information.  We’ll thank you and so will your fellow pelagic participants!

Reminder – we do not endorse or vouch for any of the locations listed.  If we have stayed at a hotel we’ll mention it, but your decision to stay is at your own risk.  We are not a travel agency and do not receive any gains from listing these businesses on our website.

Motels – Brooklyn, NY

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Best Western Brooklyn Photo
BW Brooklyn room view

Best Western Plus Brooklyn Bay Hotel

3003 Emmons Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Phone: (718) 769-5000

Book here and tell them Paulagics sent you! 


Comfort Inn Hotel Exterior

Comfort Inn Room View


Comfort Inn

3218 Emmons AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11235

Phone: (718) 368-3334

Book Here! Tell them sent you!


We had a wonderful meal here with one of our leaders when checking out the boat. It is directy across the street from the dock.  Service is good but plan on it taking a while to eat. They have a fantastic selection of desserts, and maybe you can pre-order to take on board with you for an overnight trip.

OPera Cafe Lounge – 100% Authentic Turkish Cuisine

OPera Cafe Lounge

2255 Emmons Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11235


Click here for more information


Also nearby:

The Draft BarnDraft Barn Food Pic

28 Dooley Street

Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 676-2727

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Shoreway Convenience

3043 Emmons Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 975-3923


2702 Knapp Street

Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 648-8035

Closest Gas Station

Mobil open 24 hrs.

3003 Coney Island Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11235

(718) 934-6265


Anchorage Motel

4540 Highway 1
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Comments: Mary’s favorite, no minimum stay.

Blue Water Inn

407 E. Market Street
Lewes, DE

Comments: A bed and breakfast that’s a bit more upscale, but might be a good choice if you have a non-birding guest with you. Within walking distance of the dock.
Discounts:Be sure to ask about discount for pelagic participants!

Motel Search Sites for Lewes

Lewes Today


WAWA Convenience Store
Rt 1, approximately 3 miles south of Rt 9
You can call ahead to order breakfast and lunch sandwiches so they will be ready for your pickup. The phone number is 302-645-5637.


Motels – in and Near CAPE MAY, NJ


– clean, comfortable, and inexpensive. We highly recommend this motor inn that is open all year!

Mention “See Life Paulagics” and receive $10 off your stay!

38 East Mechanic Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

Tel: 609-465-7305

These motels are CLOSED during winter season

Our favorite by far are these two:

Cape Harbor Motor Inn

Clean, comfortable rooms and they are the nicest people to deal with!

La Mer –  

More to come…

Manteo, NC – Lodging and Restaurants

Motels available that we are aware of are:

  1. On Route 64 and 0.8 miles from Roanoke Island Festival Park, this budget motel is 2.9 miles from the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. This is a clean, basic and simple motel. Parking is limited but we have stayed there many times in the past. The motel is family owned and operated.
  2. We’ve worked out a discount with the Dare Haven.  If you stay 3 nights, they will give you 10% off of your room rate when you mention “See Life Paulagics”.

Address: 819 US-64, Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:(252) 473-2322

  1. With Tudor architecture, this budget hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Roanoke Island Festival Park and 16 miles from the Wright Brothers National Memorial.
  2. We’ve worked out a discount with the Elizabethan Inn.  Instead of normal pricing before or after the holiday weekend, they will reduce their rate to $99.99 on the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday before May 28th, and the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday after May 29th.  This is a significant savings for those that want to join us for land birding.  Please mention “See Life Paulagics” when you book your room(s).

Address: 814 US-64, Manteo, NC 27954

Phone:(252) 473-2101

  1. Quaint, tropical-inspired property offering simple rooms plus cozy bungalows with hot tubs.Address: 706 US-64, Manteo, NC 27954Phone:(252) 473-2434


Some of our favorites:

Coming soon…