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Boardwalk Plaza Hotel
2 Olive Avenue, Oceanfront on the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971   |  
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Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Queenstown, Maryland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed two nights over Thanksgiving and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our visit. We compliment the entire staff for their hospitality, courtesy and friendliness. We were truly pampered. Also noteworthy was the sumptuous and delicious Thanksgiving buffet. We will be back as soon as possible.

Room Tip: Ocean view is good value
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The hotel is very clean and the staff friendly, helpful and efficient. Wonderful location,delightful room, wi-fi, two TV's, thick towels, oversize wash cloths, very comfortable bed with lots of pillows. Parrots in the lobby are fun. Restaurant has fabulous meals. Lots of return guests.

  • Stayed November 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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Newark, Delaware
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed for one night. We had an oceanfront suite, with a beautiful view of the Atlantic. Really nice, clean room. The bed was firm and comfortable. Staff was extremely nice, and were always asking if they could help. We would absolutely return again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We have wanted to stay at this oceanfront Victorian hotel for years and finally did. In season rates ( summer) are about $400/night, which is spendy for a 4 story hotel that is showing its age. The location is its greatest asset, right on the boardwalk on a broad stretch of beach. You can walk to restaurants, bars, shops and amusements in town, all within a few blocks. We were able to have breakfast outdoors on the beach level, which was a delightful and treat on a unseasonably warm November day.

The decor throughout the property is heavy-handed Victorian. Our room, while having ocean views and the welcome sounds/rhythm of ocean waves to sleep by, was crowded with big furniture (and too much of it) ... So much so that you have to turn sideways at the foot of the bed to cross the room. The bed was high off the floor, and the ceiling was low, making the bed uncomfortable to get on or off, and adding to an overall closed or tight feeling in the room. The bathroom, too, was very small.

We enjoyed the location but not the room. For future stays, we'll go back to our favorite place in Rehoboth Beach, the Bellmoor.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The best thing about the Boardwalk Plaza is its location fronting right on the boardwalk and a short hop from the restaurants and shopping of the main drag (Rehoboth Ave.). The Boardwalk Plaza has an excellent restaurant, Victorias, fronting the beach. Twice in November the morning was warm enough to take breakfast at Victorias outdoors, essentially on the boardwalk, with excellent people watching and views of the beach, once including dolphins passing by. The hotel has taken its Victorian theme fairly far with charming results in the lobby and the restaurant. Among idiosyncratic features, several parrots are permanently housed in the lobby and the parrots can frequently be found loose on the shoulder or hand of the staff working behind the desk -- a bit disconcerting depending upon how one feels about close contact with animals. Friday and Saturday nights, at least in November, the hotel has hot spiced apple cider and cookies in the lobby among the Victorian furniture and decorations -- a lot of fun. The staff is friendly, helpful, and frequently an older employee of long standing. If you ask, you can have your choice of newspaper outside your door each morning. The rooms are attractive, clean, well maintained, but a little cramped.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Troy, Michigan
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for one night and wished it could have been longer. We had an ocean front room on the concierge floor. It was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Everything was provided for our comfort. Towels were fluffy and bed was comfortable. Nice snacks in the bar and very reasonable. We didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Dover, Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I was here for a conference overnight.
The hotel decor is like taking a trip back in time. The woodwork, antiques, even the parrots in the lobby...picture perfect!
It is very clean...Service was excellent and every one we came in contact with was pleasant and helpful.
Had an ocean front room. It was very nice. Had a small sitting room with desk, TV and sofa that opened onto a balcony that faced the ocean. It was the perfect place to see the sunrise over the ocean. And the plus was having a perfect autumn day to be on the beach.
We had 2 queen size beds that were very comfortable and lots of pillows.
They provide you with a Kuerig coffee pot and real mugs, not styrofoam cups.
Small touches in the rooms make a difference. Even the towels were soft, absorbent and they were colored green...not the basic white.
We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner there and all the food was very good.
The summer prices are obviously very high, but being there after the high season, rates are reasonable.
It was so nice, we will be returning in December for a little weekend rertreat, and Christmas shopping at the outlets...
They are open all year round...

Room Tip: Definitely get an ocean front room if you can afford it
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 2 Olive Avenue, Oceanfront on the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel – think of us as a beach house – with 84 bedrooms!At the Boardwalk Plaza, we are fortunate to call the ocean’s edge our home, and happy to offer you a unique and comfortable respite from the world where you can truly get away from it all. From the moment you step under our antique wrought-iron canopy and enter the lobby, our staff stands ready to offer you exceptional service. Whether you choose a suite with a private balcony, a deluxe accommodation that adds a whirlpool-for-two – or something in between – you’ll find an artful combination of freshly updated, Victorian-reproduction furnishings and can’t-do-without amenities like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. From heavenly bedding to downy-soft bath towels and robes to remarkable room service with a smile, we do everything possible – and then some – to make you feel pampered. All of our guests can enjoy all-day dining in our oceanfront restaurant and relax in our heated indoor soaking pool. For adults traveling without children, our keyed-access concierge level offers accommodations enhanced with genteel extras and use of the private rooftop sundeck and spa.Like the ocean, we never close! Both the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel and Victoria’s Restaurant are open year-round. Join us for a weeklong vacation or a romantic escape – from a summer beach holiday to a cozy winter getaway. You pick the season that suits you best and we’ll take care of the rest. ... more   less 
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