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“Great location and terrific staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Oceanus Motel
6 Second Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971   |  
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Ranked #7 of 29 hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Springfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great location and terrific staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was our first time at the Oceanus motel, but it won't be the last. The staff is great (thanks a lot Ellen) , the rooms were spotless, and the pool area was perfect for escaping the very hot weather.
The motel is just a 10 minute walk to the beach and a 1 minute walk to Rehoboth Avenue where you will find lots of shops and restaurants. We never needed to use our car during our stay, as we walked everywhere. We look forward to coming back next year.

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  • Stayed July 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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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we always love to hear feedback from our guests. I want to also personally thank you for giving The Oceanus Motel the chance to making you lifelong guests! We are all pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & that our staff was able to make your stay amazing. This past week has sure been hot & our pool has been keeping all of our guests cool. We all look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best wishes from all of your new friends at The Oceanus Motel.

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Philadelphia, PA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We just returned from a great weekend in Rehoboth, thanks in large part to the Oceanus Motel. We usually rent a house further South for a week, but decided to take some shorter trips this summer. One of those trips had to be to the shore, and Rehoboth is always our favorite spot to travel to close to Philly. We originally booked a room outside of town, but based on past experience hated the thought of drivng in and fighting for a parking spot. Oceanus came up, and fit the bill based on what we read online. Once we got there, we knew the good reviews weren't just fluff. This is a beach motel -- L-shaped 3 stories overlooking a pool and parking lot. Nothing fancy, but absolutely nothing wrong with the place. We had a top-floor room which you could actually see the ocean from. The room appeared to be new, with nice carpeting, wallpaper, clean and new furniture, tiled bathroom, operational and clean smelling wall A/C, etc. Large & clean micro-fridge (also appeared to be new), and a nice TV with plenty of channels. Lots of clean towels and extra bedding. The property itself was also immaculate. Freshly painted stairs, nice tropical flowers on each floor's landing, and a very well maintained pool with clean and comfortable lounges. Staff was always friendly and constantly cleaning & maintaining (even though everything seemed fine as it was). We wanted to park the car (free parking) and leave it -- and that's what we did. The motel is located a short block off of the main shopping street, and the street the motel looks onto also has a lot of restaurants & shops (in addition to Grotto Pizza, we ate at Fish + Pig and Henlopen City Oyster House, and loved both). Wilmington Street is 2-blocks long from the boardwalk up, and dead-ends at Oceanus. My only warning is that it is a long 2-block walk with beach chairs & kids' stuff, but we survived it fully intact. Just plan accordingly. Couldn't say enough good things about the weekend and the time we had. Will be back next time we are looking for a long weekend beach stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our property. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & enjoyed our clean and conveniently located rooms. Like you said we are located right in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, just a short walk to all the attractions in town. One of the greatest things about staying in Downtown Rehoboth is that you don't have to move your car during your stay! My staff works extremely hard to ensure our guests have the greatest experience possible when stay at The Oceanus and its always nice to hear that their handwork doesn't go unnoticed. We all look forward to you returning to stay with us again. Best wishes!

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Olney, Maryland
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have no real complaints at all about the Oceanus. The room was very clean, although a little small. It was really helpful to have a refrigerator and microwave. The pool was well-maintained and refreshing. The people were extremely helpful and efficient. The cost was very high when we stayed, even for a beach community, although I noticed there were more reasonable prices available weekdays.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our property. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay & found our pool to be refreshing during the beautiful summer days. Our rates are consistent with all other accommodations in the Rehoboth Beach area. We have always prided ourselves on being Rehoboth's Best Value and I firmly believe we offer this to all of our guests. We have mid-week savings opportunities that you may wish to take advantage of for your next visit. Best wishes from all of us at The Oceanus.

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

This is such a great place! It was so clean, well kept, very quiet, and wonderful service. We enjoyed our stay.

Two things that kept me from rating all 5s: bathroom was tight and door opening into bathroom made it awkward, the walk to beach was long but if I had one of those carts to put are stuff in it would have made it so much better.

Overall great stay and well worth the money!!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & found our rates to be affordable. The average walk to the beach from The Oceanus is around 5 mins, just two blocks away. We do understand that this can take longer with children and if there is any way we can help during your next stay please let us know. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes from all of us at The Oceanus.

J.B. Moore
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed at the Oceanus on our first trip to Rehoboth Beach in many years. The reviews I read prior to making my reservations were spot on. It was a comfortable room. They have a nice clean pool and Shirley kept our room in great shape. We also liked the fact it was centrally located and we could walk everywhere. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our property. Thank you for choosing The Oceanus during your stay in Rehoboth Beach. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to make your vacation even greater. Our staff at The Oceanus is amazing and our head housekeeper Shirley works hard to ensure that every guest has a clean & spotless room. Our location is perfect for everyone with every attraction in town being only a short walk away. We all look forward to you returning to stay with us in the near future!

J.B. Moore
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We have a nice 2-night stay at The Oceanus Motel the weekend for June-8-9. The room was clean, great location for walking everywhere and a nice pool. The staff was not very helpful or friendly but it wouldn't deter us from staying there again in the future.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our rooms to be clean & conveniently located. I apologize if you feel that our staff was not helpful in your needs, we work hard to ensure that we give every guest the highest level of treatment. We do hope you return to stay with us in the near future. Best wishes from all of us at The Oceanus.

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

My wife and I have now stayed at the Oceanus on three separate occasions over the past two years. It is the only place that we will stay while in Rehoboth Beach, or anywhere nearby. The rooms are extremely clean, well kept up and never have that musty ocean smell and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. It's in a great location, just two blocks from the beach and only steps away from many great restaurants, pubs and shops. In addition, the prices are great, much less then you would expect to pay in Rehoboth. We hope to visit Rehoboth on many more occasions and whenever we do we will definately stay at the Oceanus.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Everyone here at The Oceanus greatly appreciates you taking the time to review our property. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us & want to thank you for your loyalty to our property. Our staff works hard to ensure that every guest feels at home during their stay at The Oceanus and your review confirms that. We always look forward to you & your wife coming to stay with us! Hope to see you guys soon!

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Address: 6 Second Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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