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“Restaurant is very overpriced for mediocre service.” 2 of 5 stars
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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
Baltimore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Restaurant is very overpriced for mediocre service.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel many times in the past. This time we paid premium prices for the New Year party. Will never pay for food again. We have food allergies and our only recourse was to skip the meal we had paid for. When we complained upon check-out we were told we should have ordered and paid for room service.

Room Tip: Heat does not work properly. Restaurant not worth the cost.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Springfield, VA
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

My husband and I visit Rehoboth every summer, staying at motels out on the highway, but we last visited during the off season in 2003, when we stayed at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. This year, we decided our Christmas gift to each other would be a stay at a great hotel, so we traveled back to the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, where, after nine years, we were greeted as repeat guests. Dave at the front desk was particulary helpful, although the entire staff was excellent.

The hotel is Victorian-themed, which may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's beautiful at Christmas. We booked a room on the Concierge Level (fourth floor) which includes amenities such as turndown service, fluffy bathrobes in the closet, and a later check-out than the rest of the hotel. We had an ocean view suite near the front of the hotel, so we had a nice view of the ocean. The suite is laid out with the bedroom as the first room you walk into, followed by a small hall with a huge sink/counter on one side and the bathroom on the other, and then the sitting room, with a sliding glass door to the balcony. The room was very clean and cozy, and the beds were super comfortable.

We had Christmas dinner in the hotel's restaurant, Victoria's, which does a great buffet. I particularly enjoyed the sweet potatoes glazed with brown sugar and bourbon, and my husband loved the assortment of seafood.

If we can get the time off from work next year, we will definitely be going back. It was a wonderful way to spend Christmas, and we really appreciate all the staff who made our two days there so special.

Room Tip: It's very quiet on the concierge level, which is adults only.
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  • Stayed December 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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Nazareth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Went to the Boarwalk Plaza for the first time; we go to Rehoboth every year in December to celebrate my friend's birthday. The room was absolutely beautiful and, the beds were super comfy. Had a note in our room to call for a birthday treat; we did, expecting a small cake and got a fruit and cheese plate, champagne and a small vase of fresh flowers. What a nice surprise!

Also, staff was extremely friendly and enjoyed talking to them very much. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: We had an ocean view room; and, as I said above, the beds are extremely comfortable. Our room was ve...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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magicredscarf
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

My husband and I were supposed to stay at a neighboring hotel but there was a wild sorority party so we left and they directed us here. What a neat hotel. Very cool design, intentionally antiquated. The rooms are clean, the service outstanding. the only thing that kind of bothered my husband and I was that we felt like we were at his grandmas house ;) . There is a hottub on the roof,

Room Tip: see if you can get upgrade to the hot tub on the roof.
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  • Stayed March 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Went off season and enjoyed a quiet weekend on the boardwalk. Ocean front room without the oceanfront crowds :). Service impeccable and room clean; even had a little sitting room. Larger balcony would be nice but a cute little one two little chairs was just fine.

Room Tip: Off season it is a great place to relax
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We have stayed at the Boadwalk Plaza Hotel many times, some in season and some off. Each time we have had the best service. We've never had any complaints and have always left thoroughly relaxed and confident in knowing, we're coming back! It's ideal for romantic trips, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Definitely have to give it a try! Love the indoor heated pool after hours for adults!

Room Tip: Check the website to get the best options in rooms.
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  • Stayed February 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 Reviewed November 27, 2012

I visit this lovely Victorian hotel often.
This time for Thanksgiving weekend.
The hotel was transformed into a beautiful holiday retreat.
You will love to meet Peanut and Emru.
I would recommend an ocean front room.
The sun rises are beautiful.
You can sit on your balcony and watch the people on the boardwalk.
The beach is at your door step.
Dogs catching fresbies, kids running in the sand, surfers in 40 degree weather, a beautiful beach wedding.
You never know what the beach will offer.
These suites are large.
Coffee maker and wet bar.
I always get a mini frig and microwave, but this is an extra cost.
I do wish they had a wash basin in the bathroom though.
Beds are very comfortable.
Pool/spa is small, but lovely.
Not suitable for a person who cannot walk up and down steps.
The fourth floor offers a quieter experience and a private entrance to a roof top whirl pool.
Room service, restaurant on site, pub/bar on site as well as a small gift shop.
A very short walk on the boardwalk and you will be offered all the beach amenities.
You can not go wrong choosing this hotel.

Room Tip: 4th for for privacy. 3 efficiencies available. Get an ocean front room. Ask for AAA discount.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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): $$$
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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