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“Could not ask for a better place!” 5 of 5 stars
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1700 Highway 1, Corner of McKinley & Hwy One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971   |  
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Dewey Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Could not ask for a better place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I return year after year and have never had any complaints. The staff is helpful, the place is clean and for the location it is a steal! I always have tons of questions and the staff is always quick to email back or call. The place is so clean that while there 2 weeks ago I tipped a cooler over and spilled a few cups of water on the carpet. I grabbed the first thing I saw which was a white beach towel. After stepping on it to get the water up I picked up the towel and expected it to be dirty. When looked at it you could not even tell where it picked up the water, it was so clean. Very impressive! It looks like they also painted the rooms and replaced the tv's in the rooms recently as well. The pool is clean and a comfortable temperature. I love sitting on the deck at night and people watching. The beach is just around the corner, probably a 5 minute walk and you do not have to cross the busy road.

Just an FYI, I believe they allow dogs in the off season. I have severe allergies and have NEVER had an issue. No smells, stains or fur at all.

The only negatives that I can think of is no elevator, the only ice machine that we could get to work was on the first floor, and during busy times the parking lot is a little tight. None of these things would ever keep me from coming back.

I love this place and have been coming here since I was little. I will be back next year!! Can not wait!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic M, Manager at Atlantic Oceanside Motel, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive review! We appreciate you as a customer taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again soon at the beach! The Management Team at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Knoxville, Maryland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

My husband and myself along with our two kids booked this hotel last minute for 4th of July. We got it for such a inexpensive rate we weren't sure what to expect. We saw the photos online but because we have paid three times the price in OC in the past I thought for sure it was going to be awful. It was awesome for the price. The room was clean the pool was nice and the staff was sufficient . I liked the upper deck and it was walking distance to the beach. I would highly recommend this Motel to friends. There were of course people who partied but it wasn't out of hand or crazy especially for a holiday. The location was perfect. I'm going to go back for a get away with the hubby!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic M, Manager at Atlantic Oceanside Motel, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thank you for responding to your stay and taking the time to write a positive review! We value you as a customer and hope you will return to the beach soon! The Management Team at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel
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Springfield, Virginia
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6 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We booked our trip here 3 days in advance and were able to find a room for just under $100 during 4th of July week. That in itself is amazing. The staff was friendly and really accommodating. We arrived and were let into our room at 11 am (note check in is not until 3 PM). We didn't expect to be given our room so early but thought we'd check and it worked out. Even if the room wasn't ready they were going to let us park there all day and call our cell when the room did become available.

We parked there until 3 PM on check out day (check out is at 11 am) and had one last great day on the beach. The only complaint I have is that the beds are a little thin and could use updating. We could feel the coils on our backs, but it wasn't terrible, just a little noticeable. There was a lot of party noise outside but not much of it made it into our room. We turned the A/C fan on high and fell right to sleep.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic M, Manager at Atlantic Oceanside Motel, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to write a positive review! We appreciate you as a valued customer and hope to see you again soon! The Management team at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

I've stayed here for 3 years now. It's a little pricey for what you get, but its also a beach town in season. For a place to sleep and shower...well its great. The pool is okay, and the rooms are small. The best part is the location. Its exactly where you want to stay. Staff barely speaks English and a night guard enforces quiet. The rooms arent too clean (I found a roach). It reminds me of my college dorm!!!!

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Atlantic M, Manager at Atlantic Oceanside Motel, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thank you very much for your positive review! We hope to see you again for your next beach visit!
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We just got back from Dewey Beach.We really enjoyed our stay at the motel.The rooms were very clean. The pool was well kept and the staff was extremely friendly. We also enjoyed the short walk to the beach. We will definately be returning!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic M, Manager at Atlantic Oceanside Motel, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive review! We appreciate good customers like you and hope to see you again soon! The management team at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel
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Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Great value, great location, very clean room, helpful staff and they allow dogs until June 15th. It doesn't get any better than that! Will definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic M, Manager at Atlantic Oceanside Motel, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Dear MarylandJules, Thank you for your positive review of your stay with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself in Dewey Beach this June and look forward to providing accommodations for you again! The Atlantic Oceanside Motel Team
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Suffern
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

First don't book online - it cost $10 more per night. Also the online service does not give you the bed types you think you are booking. I booked 3 rooms, 2 w/ King beds and 1 w/ two double beds. Our confirmation e-mails listed just the room number for the king beds because they knew they were giving us rooms that did not have king beds but 2 full size beds. The other confirmation specifically said two double beds. So I did feel deliberately misled. Rooms are decent enough although the TV reception was horrible. One of the 3 rooms was obviously just redone from a lot of damage as the walls were covered in spackling, not repainted yet, our door shut and locked but was obviously recently bent from being kicked in - strong effort was needed to open the door. The microwave was dented and the closet partition was bent. One room was not even cleaned one of the days. definitely nothing special, small beds and very noisy as it's very party kid orientated.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlantic M, Manager at Atlantic Oceanside Motel, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
Dear Nra98, Thank you for your review of your most recent stay with us. First, we would like to apologize for any inconsistency in your rate via the online booking. This is a new online reservation system for us this year and we are working on keeping it current. We do not charge more for using the online system. Thank you for alerting us to the problem with booking the king beds online, we were not aware that the system was misleading in any way and we apologize. We are updating rooms and constantly improving the maintenance of the building, due to our proximity so close to the beach and salt air. We hope to see you in the future so that we may improve your experience with us! The Atlantic Oceanside Motel Team
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Additional Information about Atlantic Oceanside Motel

Address: 1700 Highway 1, Corner of McKinley & Hwy One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Location: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Dewey Beach
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small beach motel located in the heart of Dewey Beach, Delaware. Walk 1 block to Delaware's award winning beaches. Park your car when you check in, you will not need it! Walking distance to bay water sports, beaches, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, trolley, Rehoboth boardwalk and more! ... more   less 
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Atlantic Oceanside Hotel Dewey Beach
Atlantic Oceanside Dewey Beach

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