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“right in the middle of everything” 4 of 5 stars
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Beach House Dewey
1710 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE (Formerly Sand Palace Motel)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Dewey Beach
Laurence Harbor, NJ
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“right in the middle of everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

LOVED this area.......very walkable, fun town and this motel is perfectly located in the middle of everything. We spent our 6 night vacation here and were very happy with our choice. We arrived about noon on a Sunday, even though our room was not ready (didn't expect it to be) we were able to leave our car and just walk around, explore the area and get lunch. The staff is friendly & accomodating. Free coffee is available in the lobby. Rooms were recently renovated, I liked the clean , white look, decent sized, good air conditioning. Rooms have a fridge for drinks, microwave we didn't use, and a huge full length mirror (loved this) Bathroom was a good size, clean, good pressure in the shower.......plenty of good quality towels.
It can be loud with the club right across the street. Our room was right by the pool.......some mornings it was loud with small children screaming right outside our door.
We didn't realize there was an outdoor shower by the vending machines until later in the week. Nice way to clean the sand off your feet from the beach before coming into the room.
The location of this hotel is perfect..........easy walk to the beach, so MANY bars within a few blocks, many places to eat, catch the sunset on the bay across the street, Jolly Trolly stop to Rehoboth is right there. We left our car in the same spot for most of the week and just walked to most places.
The only downside was lack of a closet-we had to leave our shoes in the corner of the room. Limited posts on the wall to hang things.........but not a big deal

Room Tip: Quieter rooms would be away from the pool area
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The location is fantastic. You really couldn't ask for anything better. We parked our car and walked everywhere we wanted to go. 1/2 block to the beach, several restaurants and a few little shops, and of course the bars all within a few minutes walk. The room was clean and modern. The lack of a closet was a little bit of a downside, but there were a few hooks (cute dog tail ones), so I could kind of hang things instead of having them folded in the dresser. Mini fridge and microwave were great!

The downside, we brought our small children with us so it wasn't my top choice of family friendly. The hotel was mostly college aged party-going people. The music from Bottle & Cork thumped our room (literally) until 1am, and then everyone came back and reveled outside for a while. Our room (103) was directly outside of the pool gate. We didn't even get to use it because everyone else was in it and my 4 year old didn't want to swim with the big people. No big deal, for that really, we came for the beach anyway.

We had dinner at Woody's down the street. Awesome.

All in all, I'd come back with just my husband or a group of friends, but we probably won't bring the kids back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed two nights and were very pleased with the close proximity to the beach. The room was very modern and clean, but there was no closet to hang up our clothes. I would have preferred a room on the second or third floor since ours was right in front of the pool and picnic tables and you could see through the tinted windows into our room, so we had kept the shades drawn the whole time. Unfortunately, we were kept up til 3AM with the noise of the partiers outside our room and the very loud music from the club across the street. Just because the bars close at 1AM doesn't mean it quiets down. We spent the days on the beach in Dewey and the evenings in Rehoboth. We'd probably just stay in Rehoboth next time.

Room Tip: Don't stay on the first floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BeachHouseManagement, Manager at Beach House Dewey, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share details of your stay with us. We sincerely apologize for the noise issue during your stay. As a new hotel, we are constantly looking for ways in which we can improve. Hopefully if you make a trip back to Dewey we can make your stay more enjoyable.
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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great location just off the beach, across from DQ, the Best wings in the area, walking distance from all the bars and restaurants, free onsite parking, and a nice pool. Staff really aimed to please and went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable and hassle free. If your plans take you to Dewey this should be high on your list as wonderful, convenient, newly refurbished, and affordable hotel option in the area.

Room Tip: upper floors closest to the beach work the best.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeachHouseManagement, Manager at Beach House Dewey, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is a delight to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Beach House Dewey. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is always gratifying when our guests love their experience. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in Dewey.
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Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my one night stay at Beach House Dewey last week. Upon arrival (and checkout)we were greeted by efficient and friendly staff. The recently rennovated rooms are bright, trendy chic, and immaculately clean. The beds are comfortable. The pool was inviting and it's just steps to the beach. Parking is free and within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. You can hear the music from the Cork and Bottle but we enjoyed hearing Kellie Pickler's soundcheck before going to the show! If you are planning on attending a show (or not) this is definitely the place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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BeachHouseManagement, Manager at Beach House Dewey, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is always exciting when guests come to our property and have a wonderful and memorable experience. We are so glad that the staff was helpful, that you enjoyed the newly renovated rooms, and that you took advantage of the hotels location in Dewey. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Eastern shore
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65 reviews 65 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed here at the Dewey Beach Hotel for 1 night. The hotel staff was professional and nice to speak with. Our room was on the first floor near the pool. The parking was also free at this hotel. We stayed here because it was right across the street from the Bottle and Cork. The room was clean with two beds. There was also a flatscreen tv, microwave and refrigerator. My only complaint was that the bed I slept on was aweful. It had a huge slant it in, like it was broken. You could lay on it and slide right to the other side. I didn't sleep well at all. For the owners, it was room 102, the bed closest to the window. The Hotel is also a hundred yards or so from the beach. Very nice. We would stay here again and I suggest you give it a shot.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BeachHouseManagement, Manager at Beach House Dewey, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay. We would like you to know that we've taken measures to correct the bed issue that you mentioned. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in Dewey!
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Arlington, VA
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Growing up in the DC area a trip to Dewey beach always meant a start to the summer.
We went down in early June and stayed a weekend at this property. Everything looked new. We had a clean room,and staff seemed to go out of their way. When we did have a problem things were fixed immediately. Best of all it across from Grotto's. I love Dewey because I have friends in both Rehoboth and Bethany, Dewey is the perfect middle ground. Not many choices in Dewey, but this is our first choice.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beach House Dewey

Address: 1710 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE (Formerly Sand Palace Motel)
Location: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Dewey Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new ownership! Our newly renovated property is located oceanside and just steps away from the world famous Bottle and Cork music venue and bar. We offer free parking, Wi-Fi and every room is equipped with a small fridge and microwave. ... more   less 
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Sand Palace Hotel Dewey Beach

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