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Bellbuoy Motel

21 Van Dyke St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We wanted a pet friendly beach getaway from NYC. We picked Bellbuoy Motel for it's pet friendly policy and proximity to the beach. After our stay, we can say with confidence that we will be staying here again on our next visit! The staff were very friendly and very accommodating to us and our Siberian Husky puppy. The saying is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, quiet and peaceful; adequate amenities; outstanding hospitality complete with Chucky the cat. Nice deck, great landscaping, close to beach. The staff could not have been more accommodating! It was a nice surprise in the heart of Dewey. We had room 109, by the ice machine, and on the first floor, we loved it. The staff will make you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I decided to do a 2 night getaway to the Rehoboth/Dewey Beach area. We wanted to stay somewhere charming in Dewey and the Bell Buoy seemed to fit the bill. We booked our stay via Booking.com Saturday evening planning to arrive in Dewey around midday on Sunday. Our reservation was confirmed, but as we drove down the... More 

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Pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We just stayed here for a mid-week short trip to the beach. Just a short walk to the beach, friendly staff, and a room with everything that we needed for a short visit. The owner graciously let us check in early since our room was ready. Even though it was a short visit, we found many conveniences such as an... More 

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We love this place. If you want frills go to a big name expensive place. If you want a clean comfortable place to sleep and meet wonderful people, this is it. The rooms are bare bones but if you need anything ( hair dryer, coffee maker, beach towel, or anything just ask) they will provide it if possible , no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stayed here for a June weekend and had a great time. The motel isn't fancy but if you're looking for a place to crash that is within walking distance to the Dewey bars and a short walk to the beach this is a great place to stay. The staff was very friendly to us during our stay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My family has always gone here for years and stayed at this place. I always remembered the ppl as friendly. However after this trip we will never be back. They had a group of younger ppl staying here and they would stay out on the deck until 3am being too loud and drunk for us to get any sleep. We... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Had to call and leave 6 messages before anyone called back and when the mean guy did call back, he told me that I was an as****** for calling that many times. I have stayed he in the pass the first floor rooms smell of wet dog so hopefully you don't get the room we did.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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