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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
New York City, New York
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“Forget The Jersey Shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I had never visited the state of Delaware before last week. I has always passed through on the way from NYC to Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and points south. This time I spend 3 nights at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach while researching an article on the paranormal activity in the area.
To say I was thrilled would be putting it mildly. A 4 Diamond AAA property this 84 room gem is located on the boardwalk. As I pulled into their parking lot (free parking) an employee came out to my car and unloaded my bag. All the employees seemed really pleased to be working there. There was always a smile and greeting. Entering the lobby I thought I had been invited into a Victorian manor, not a building built in 1991. There are antique touches everywhere, including several parrots who greeted me. I was shown to my suite on the concierge 4th floor which required the use of my room key upon entering the elevator. This floor is a no children zone which also has a private elevator to the rooftop sundeck and spa tub.
My suite had a separate sitting area with a desk, couch and several chairs, as well as a flat screen TV. The sleeping area had the most comfortable bed I have slept in for many years. The sink area was large with lots of bright lights. There was a separate shower & toilet room which was a bit small. I loved the small touches which included a bathrobe, lots of big fluffy towels and even an umbrella. There was also free wi-fi which I used every day.
While riding up and down the indoor glass elevator you can watch people walking on the boardwalk and beach. There is a small heated indoor-outdoor spa tub located off the lobby. During the evenings the spa jets are turned on and it is adults only.
I did use the fitness center located on the basement level and had breakfast every morning in the Victoria Restaurant.
This is not the least expensive place to stay but is well worth the extra cost. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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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
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It was the most charming hotel I have been to in a long time. You enter the hotel and are greeted by an African Grey Parrot that was so incrediby cute. The hotel owner has taste for antiques and they are displayed thoughout the hotel.

The staff was wonderful. You call for room service and they are so timely in their response. Or you can go to the hotel resturant or bar for dinner, lunch, or breakfast.. There is nothing negative I can say about the hotel. The rooms are very attractively adorned with antiques also Most rooms have a 2 room suite that faces the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms have a safety feature that when you open the sliding glass doors to the balcony, it turn off the AC/Heating. So just be aware to make sure you close your sliding glass doors It is a great "green" feature

For couples, the 4th floor is exclusively for couples only. Of course, I ddin't get to explore that at this visit, but heard that spas and massages were par for the course. Would love to take my husband.

Honesstly, I don't know about the pool since it was a little chilly time of the year, but the soaking pool which is like a hot tub was unbelieveable It goes from inside the hotel to the outside. How great is that?

I most definitely would stay there again Everyone was so friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

  • Stayed April 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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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We stayed with our two granddaughters 9 & 11 in an oceanfront room with a sitting area. What a fantastic view and relaxing ocean sounds! The hotel was spotless and the attention to detail was wonderful. The decor was victorian and lent a relaxing feel to the entire stay. The only wish we had was that in addition to a very well stocked refrigerator (to buy from) that the hotel provided refrigeration for food from outside the hotel and a microwave for heating leftovers and popping corn etc. Service was top notch in all areas including the dining room. The pub menu could use a little more variety such as sandwiches and a few more munchie choices. Overall wopuld highly recommend this hotel to families looking to relax and couples looking to escape.

Room Tip: The third floor is the best choice for ocean viewing or if couples traveling alone the fourth floor...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Felton, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Excellent hotel. A little pricey but well worth it for what you get. Oceanside room with a balcony (can it get any better). Also, top notch staff. Rooftop whirlpool great too. You can sit in the whirlpool and look out over the ocean.

Room Tip: Go with Oceanfront room with a balcony. Worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

This hotel excels in service. It is pricey but worth every cent. We had a room with balcony and nothing beats hearing the ocean in bed. We were here in off season and it may get noisy staying right on the beach in high season so request a higher room. Many little extra touches like keurig in the room and cookies at tea time. Rooms are not large but we never felt crowded. We would definitely come back!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We love this hotel because it's right on the beach and right uptown. Everything is clean and the old-fashioned decor contributes to the sense of old-fashioned attitudes of good service. We especially love the indoor/outdoor heated pool. The hotel is far from crowded in winter and we often seem to have the place to ourselves. We took an ocean-front suite on the second floor, so the price was not too bad ($169/night). Every year we look forward to our March break and escape to the ocean at the Boardwalk Plaza.

Room Tip: Ocean "view" rooms are ok. We had one the first time we went. But NOTHING beats ocean &q...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Annapolis, Maryland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a first class operation in all respects: professional staff, outstanding facilities and friendly atmosphere. The hotel is located right on the boardwalk, just three blocks from the main street in Rehoboth. The hotel has an excellent restaurant and bar and there are many other places to eat close by. They have a couple of parrots in the lobby that are very entertaining and add to the ambiance. We would definitely go there again and would recommend to friends. We were there in March when rates are low, I imagine it is pricy in the summertime.

Room Tip: Get ocean view
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  • Stayed March 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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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 On the Beach Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#3 Family 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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