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“Lovely overnight in this fine hotel” 5 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 28 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
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Middletown, VA
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4 hotel reviews
“Lovely overnight in this fine hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have been visiting this hotel for about 10 years--one overnight per year. We cherish the warm welcome we received this year from Tim, Mike and Luke at the front desk, the comfortable rooms and comfortable bar--more like an English Pub (and that is a compliment). We visit in November so we really enjoy the Boardwalk, quiet streets and usually mild weather in this part of the country. We would recommend this hotel to everyone!

Room Tip: The suites with the jacuzzi are particularly nice.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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BoardwalkPlazaGM, General Manager at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments! We are always happy to welcome guests back to the Boardwalk Plaza, Victoria's and the Plaza Pub.

More and more guests are discovering the joys of Rehoboth Beach in the off-season. While the hustle and bustle of the summertime has en energy of its own, the shoulder seasons do offer a bit more serenity and the ocean and beach are certainly beautiful all year 'round.

Come back and see us again, soon, and fall in love with the winter and spring seasons, too!
Have a wonderful holiday season.
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St. Michaels, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Two couples have been staying at this hotel for the past 10 yrs. or more when we visit Rehoboth outlets. We do our Christmas shopping and then relax at this well run, friendly and well cared for hotel. It makes the shopping trip more like a vacation.

With Tim at the front desk and Luke as helper, we were treated like family. We have always stayed at the "angled" side rooms and thoroughly enjoy our partial view. The hotel is right on the boardwalk, so we can see all the ocean view when we walk outside.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank M Y
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BoardwalkPlazaGM, General Manager at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Thank you for the 5-star review! We strive to earn 5 stars in every category, and we are always glad to see that reflected on TripAdvisor. As you mentioned, downtown Rehoboth Beach as well as the nearby Tanger Outlet Center make for terrific, sales-tax-free holiday shopping. Thank you for choosing us as your spot to relax and be pampered before-and-after your shopping trips. On your next visit, please be sure to talk to our Concierge or the front desk -- we often have coupon books for the Outlets as well as notices of local sales and discounts available downtown.

Again, many thanks for making us your go-to hotel.
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Preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My Mom and I have been coming to this wonderful hotel for 20 years now...The rooms are absolutely gorgeous !! We would not even consider staying anywhere else !! Not only is the ocean front view fabulous...the people that work at the hotel are fabulous as well !! From Tom & Pamela at the front desk, to Ennis that lugs all our stuff, to Tom, the concierge and who could forget Peanut & Emmy !! They are all just like family and we can't wait until next year to do it all again !! We miss you guys already and look forward to seeing you all again !!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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BoardwalkPlazaGM, General Manager at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dawn, thank you so much -- not only for your review, but for selecting the Boardwalk Plaza as your home base for special time spent with your mother.

Please be sure that our entire team has had a chance to read your review and to bask in your compliments. Comments like yours are the reason we all love to do what we do, and have kept us doing it for the last 20+ years. We hope to be here for you for 20+ more.

Again, our heartfelt thanks.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Spontaneous trip to Rehoboth for warm fall weekend. Family of two adults, 1child. Splurged on Ocean Front suite after looking at 'Ocean View' suite (a sad distant look angled from side) and truly great view. Suite well laid out as far as having beds in front so sitting room has the windows with ocean/views so kiddos in bed we can enjoy sound of surf once they're in bed. Furnishings dated (think Grandma's matchy-matchy sets with old shag carpeting) but clean and functional. I have to say a big complaint is that this room has a nice balcony that we had hoped to enjoy tonight but there are two very bright lights out there that the hotel controls (to light up hotel I guess so it has a presence) that not only put us on display had we sat out but they are so bright they obscure what could have been a pretty view out to the night-time ocean. It also meant we needed to close curtain as it lots up interior. The front desk people first said they'd be off at 9pm-and at 10pm (tho oddly admitting city requires them out at 8!) promised timer really really would go by 10:30.
In house restaurant was nice for lunch. There's a stash of toys for kids anyone can use. The pool is tiny and kind of creepy looking - hoping our little one doesn't ask to use!

Access to beach is great! Hotel doesn't provide beach towels - or chairs so glad we'd brought our own.

  • Stayed November 2013
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BoardwalkPlazaGM, General Manager at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
We love to hear about spontaneous trips to enjoy Rehoboth Beach any time, and we're happy that you chose the Boardwalk Plaza for your getaway weekend! We appreciate your staying with us, as well as your comments.

We were sorry to hear that the lights disturbed your enjoyment of the balcony. (They are, in fact, scheduled to go off at 9:30 p.m. (although they are not required by the City to go out at any time, and I apologize for that piece of misinformation.) It is possible that if you stayed during the time-change weekend they were reprogrammed too early or late to accommodate for the clocks being turned back.) Our intention is for the lights to provide a beautiful glow for guests returning on the boardwalk at night, but it is not our intention to disturb guests on the balconies, and we apologize that that was the case.

Again, our thanks for your comments. We will keep working to improve the hotel based on your remarks! We were glad to hear that you enjoyed the property overall, and hope to host you for another oceanfront getaway in the future.


*For potential guests reading this, a few clarifications. Please take note that the "pool" is indeed quite small -- rather a large hot tub. During the day, it is a heated soaking pool (safe for kids and they do enjoy it); at night after 8:00 p.m., it becomes adults-only and the jets are activated. Also, we do offer complimentary beach towels; in-season they are provided at a beach towel check-out desk and they are available upon request at the front desk year 'round.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed our return to the Boardwalk Plaza to spend two autumn days at the beach. The hotel was wonderful, as usual. We were surprised and then delighted to find that Rehoboth was celebrating its Seawitch fest, complete with a parade of Hallowe'en costumed dogs. All very good natured family fun. One small grain of misunderstanding on check in concerning a misquote about the room's price was straightened out to our complete satisfaction by Timothy. We recommend the Board Plaza for an easy, nearby getaway from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. To leave the hotel's door and be right on the Atlantic? Nothing better!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BoardwalkPlazaGM, General Manager at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for staying with us, and for taking the time to review it! We love hearing about a perfect weekend and are happy to have been a factor in yours. Isn't the Sea Witch Weekend Festival great? The Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the entire event, and many volunteers work very hard to make it happen. (We especially love that the Pet Parade goes right past the hotel for our guests to enjoy.) Make plans now to return for next year's festival -- planned to be bigger and better than ever!

Happy November...we look forward to hosting you again, soon!
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is our second visit to this hotel (Oct. 8-11/2013) during an Atlantic Coast storm and we welcomed the opportunity to enjoy the amazing sights of sky, waves and winds from the safety of our comfortable ocean front suite. Although we find this hotel a bit pricey, we think it is well maintained, the staff is kind and helpful and rooms are clean and quiet. The food in the restaurant is excellent and we felt restored after this mini-vacation. Wish we had been able to get out and walk about more this visit - but then again - there is much to be said for quiet time to read, to talk, to write a bit (we're both writers) and spend special time together, as well as to notice the amazing power of nature. So yes. We will return. We think the Victorian decorations work well in this setting and love the grumpy parrots. I think it is particularly important to notice the staff loyally works well together and they feel like family. This hotel is owned by a family rather than a large indifferent corporation and I believe they provide an important business to the Rehoboth community. It is different. It costs a bit more. It's worth it. Go and enjoy it. If you're looking for cheap and quick and indifferent - this is not your kind of hotel. Go during the off season and enjoy it all for less (and fewer children) it you really want quiet time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank JanBowman
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BoardwalkPlazaGM, General Manager at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We were glad to hear that the clouds had a silver lining during your stay, and that you left feeling relaxed and restored. We do have guests who come specifically when storms and nor'easters are predicted, just to see the fierce beauty of the wind and waves! We agree that the beach is beautiful all seasons and in any weather.

Thank you, also, for the kind words about our family business. Not only are we family owned-and-operated, but we consider many of our staff and guests as "extended family" as well. We hope to meet you on your next visit, in sunshine or in rain. Until then, have a wonderful fall season!
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This hotel is located just a short distance from the "hub" of downtown Rehoboth Beach. Located on the beach, it is convenient to walk just about anywhere - park your car and hoof it!
My husband and I have stayed in one of the ocean front king jacuzzi room 2 times just for one night. We decided to splurge and stay 2 nights (week nights, autumn rates). This time we booked the ocean view king jr. suite (room 422). This is on the concierge floor - no kids, quiet and access to the roof top hot tub. You must use your key card to even go to the 4th floor, so it is very nice.
We had the most wonderful time. Afternoon tea is a must (reserve 24 hours in advance), room service is great and the food is awesome. We went for our anniversary and we really felt special. The weather was not great, but it didn't matter. Our cozy suite was like a home away from home, without the hassles. While you will pay more to stay here, it is worth every penny and I do recommend staying off season (which is pretty much any time other than summer high season.
The staff are all very personable and go out of their way for you. It is billed as a "Victorian" style hotel, so you will see accent pieces of that time period, but the rooms are very comfortable. The restaurant, Victoria's, is really great. We only left the hotel to take a walk on the boardwalk and Rehoboth Ave. This was the perfect getaway for our anniversary. We live about 45 minutes away, so this is great for locals and travelers as well. We have been disappointed and just plain disgusted at the lack of service and cleanliness at hotel chains. You don't have to worry here.
Can't wait to go back again!!

Room Tip: Adult only is 4th floor (concierge) if you are looking for quiet and privacy. The ocean front rooms...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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BoardwalkPlazaGM, General Manager at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Wow! Thank you so much for entrusting us with your special anniversary getaway, and for your terrific review of it. It's always fun to hear that locals are also coming in to experience the relaxation, fine dining and great beach atmosphere that Rehoboth Beach offers so close to home.

Again, we appreciate your kind and encouraging comments that let us know we are reaching our goals! We hope to host you again soon.
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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
#5 Family Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
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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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