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Bellbuoy Motel

21 Van Dyke St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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Bellbuoy Motel
Ranked #8 of 13 hotels in Dewey Beach
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I stay here a few times a year, and I really like the room, the staff, and the location. I'm by myself, so have lots of space in my room with a king size bed. (more so than Sea Esta or other, similarly priced places in Dewey/Rehoboth area). This is a beach block property at the south end of Dewey,... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We weren't expecting much for a dog-friendly motel at the beach and that is what we got. The rooms were clean, but very out-dated. If you are interested in a motel with amenities, then this isn't the motel for you. They do not offer things like in-room coffee maker, iron or hair dryer. However, it is very close to the... More

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Bethesda MD
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Let me start out by saying people this place is not the Ritz. Of course it is overprice so is everything in the Delmarva beach areas during season. That being said, the place is clean, and it does have a very nice deck on the 2nd level which was right outside our rooms. The beds are fine, sheets were clean.... More

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camp hill pa
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I am currently staying at Bell Buoy and am satisfied. I have a comfortable room, quiet surroundings and my dog is treated like a little queen. Todd is a wonderful person who is kind, helpful, thoughtful and a joy to converse with. The rates are reasonable and I have all I need to get away to the beach. Great parking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stumbled upon the Bellbouy Inn entirely by surprise. It was unplanned that we were going to be staying overnight but thought it best to do so, and in that decision were we introduced to the Bellbouy Inn. Todd is a great guy, a plethora of knowledge about the town and where to go, what to do, and how best... More

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New Castle, Delaware
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My husband and I stayed here in late September, and it was very enjoyable. It was a short walk to the beach, and the price was very reasonable for being so close to the water. The building is a little old, but the room was clean and comfortable. The staff was friendly and professional. There were pets, but they were... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend. Quality of my room is very poor and beds are terribly uncomfortable. It's expensive for the lack of quality. Also very outdated. Feels very low class. Will never recommend to friends or family. Would advise everyone not to waste their money here. Hated my stay here. Would rather sleep with a bum on a bench... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
29 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We were hesitant to book this smaller motel after reading a few of the negative views about smelly, not clean, and rude. Our room was very clean, no moldy smell, and everything worked from the a/c and shower to toilet, microwave and little fridge. If you want fancy with amenities like pool and hot tub, then go elsewhere. But if... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The hotel is close to the beach that was my best memory. I was very disappointed. My last stay was over 9 years ago. On entering the room you smell mold. There is nothing nautical in the dark room. I wore flip flops the whole time. "maid service" consists of emptying out the trash, removing used towels & replacing with... More

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Hamilton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Love this motel!!! For those complainers - It's not a fancy resort, It's a place to sleep. This motel is very clean and the staff/owners (previous owners and new owners) are very helpful and so nice! I live in NJ and come to Dewey to enjoy this beautiful beach almost every year! NJ beaches can't compare to Dewey Beach! So... More

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Bellbuoy Hotel Dewey Beach
Address: 21 Van Dyke St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Location: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
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Ranked #8 of 13 hotels in Dewey Beach

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