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Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House

1 Read Avenue, Dewey Beach, DE (Formerly The Surf Club)
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our little efficiency looked right on the beach! The gentle sunrise woke me up, and I could admire the entire scene while simply laying in my bed. Of course, this was the Memorial Day weekend, and pretty cold one at that. Ask for this room when you check in, or earlier.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surf Club has great views of the ocean and a very friendly staff. We've stayed here for years and always enjoy our stay. The hotel is right on the ocean and centrally located to the night life in Dewey Beach.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here off season. Really liked the proximity to the beach and the view of it from our window. Also liked that we could walk to Restaurants from the hotel. Looked like there would be lots to do during the summer months. The room was ok for the 2 of us but would not of liked to have more as... More 

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1 Thank Deborah B
Rich C, General Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you for your input, we value the feedback. I cannot tell which kind of room you stayed in but we have three different sizes based on the guests' needs. You were probably in our smaller room which is perfect for only two people. The next time you visit, ask for our "large ocean view" room. I have never had... More 

mass
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Seriously, I was swayed by the 'right on the beach' part. Don't be. When we entered the room, I was impressed with how long it was. The bathroom was tiny and had a pocket door that was hell on a manicure to open and close. Nice glass table at the far end, by the windows. Couch and tv at the... More 

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Rich C, General Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you for your input, we take all comments seriously. I am sorry you did not understand the bedding we offer, it is very clearly described on our website. This arrangement was made in order to maximize the floor space that there is to work with so our guests can enjoy the space instead of covering square footage with beds.... More 

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Millersville, Maryland
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51 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This below standard hotel is well worn and in serious need of overhaul. This ancient building is made of wood, has no visible safety fire measures. There is no elevator and parking is inadequate. The carpet is worn through through out. This is a time share that needs replacement.

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1 Thank meanbear410
Rich C, General Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. I can assure you all fire protection measures are in place and are inspected by local authorities on an annual basis. We are currently researching option for upgrading our facility in several areas. More 

hagerstown md
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The surf club beach house was just a little different..although very clean and well stocked with linens it has some major problems, when we arrived (sharing a parking space with the surf club hotel) we had to use the bathroom (very very small) the water in the toilet was moving, said to my husband wondering why this was happening, well... More 

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1 Thank nascar99
Rich C, General Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House, responded to this review

You are right, the house does move. It is built on steel pilings twelve feet in the air and with a strong northerly wind on the unprotected side, it will slightly sway, this is not uncommon with structures built on pilings. Regarding the ants, I wish you would have reported that to our front desk right away. We have a... More 

Syracuse, New York
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I'll never understand why motels like this don't just put a little money into updates. This place is in a great location, and yet, it's 1990's cruise ship room decor is just depressing! The place needs some love. It is right on the ocean and a close walk to many restaurants, but just in need of some love. If the... More 

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Thank TheCat495
Rich C, General Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Most guests do comment on our location and enjoy it. We have been considering interior upgrades and are working on plans to do just that. Please come visit us again to see what we are getting done. More 

dekopps@aol.com
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59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

I needed a place to stay after Bike to the Bay. Everything was either booked or more than I wanted to spend. This was less than $100 with tax and right on the beach. However, the room is very outdated. The couch was old and the rug Wawa beyond being able to clean. The rest of the room was clean... More 

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Rich C, General Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you for your input and your business. We are researching ways to update the units and are committed to fixing the "outdated" feel. Regarding the carpet, we had a very busy summer and the units were heavily used. We are in the process of our off season "deep cleaning" efforts which includes thorough inspections and cleaning, including the carpets.... More 

Dover, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Been to the surf club many times. Swore last year would be the last because the mattress was so uncomfortable. They got new ones this year and it's much better. Rest of the place needs major upgrades. Furniture and bathroom particularly. Beautiful spot. Wonderful ocean view. With some work it would really be fantastic.

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1 Thank James B
Rich C, General Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House, responded to this review

We are listening to our guests, that is why we got the new bedding. Interior upgrades are currently being researched and, hopefully, will be implemented soon. Thank you for your input. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Rich and staff went out of their way to make our family and friends feel welcome, helped in any way to make our wedding on their beach flow as easy as possible! We came in the first week of "off season" (which still seemed nice and busy!), and the rates and experience were fantastic! They even set up a bonfire... More 

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Rich C, General Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to host your wedding reception and party. We look forward to seeing you on your anniversary. More 

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