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“I'll be back!” 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
Clifton, New Jersey
1 review
“I'll be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just got back from a 4 night stay at Rehoboth Beach. This was our first time at the Oceanus motel, but it won't be the last. The staff is wonderful, the rooms were spotless, and the pool area was just what the doctor ordered. Gracias!

  • Stayed August 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, Owner at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Oceanus prides itself on being one of the cleanest hotels in Rehoboth Beach. The pool is a huge hit with a lot of our guests and a great spot to hang out and cool off on those warm summer days! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Picked this based on Trip Advisor ratings, and was glad. Visiting Rehoboth and trying to park is very difficult, so I was determined to stay in town where I could park. Check-in was very pleasant and quick. Parking was easy. We requested a quiet room and got one; almost never heard the street or neighbors during our stay. Room was clean & quiet. Room temperature was great for me. Shower & toilet is in a separate room from the sink, so it's easier for 2 people to get ready at the same time. Plenty of good restaurants within a block of the hotel. I'll come back.

Only one small issue: they seemed to ration soap. Stopped at the front desk to get some because housekeeping didn't leave any, and got one mini-bar.

Room Tip: All rooms looked quiet. We were given the top floor which was great for me. Make sure you're O...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to review our property. I am so glad that you had a great stay with us & that the Tripadvisor reviews that others have written were able to aid you in choosing The Oceanus. Parking is a big issue in town during the summer, but when you stay at The Oceanus you have guaranteed parking & are able to walk to any attraction in town. In regards to your comment about the soap, we are more than happy to give our guests the appropriate amount that they need. We look forward to you returning to stay with us again in the near future.

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Bel Air, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Other than location, this hotel was awful. Upon check in, the room smelled like a mixture of vomit and pinesol. Called the evening staff to explain the smell was not bearable and there was no way to sleep with the smell in the room. He arrived with a bottle of febrezze which just added one more layer to the smell. The air conditioning unit was also not working properly. We checked in in the evening after a long day of little league championship games so finding another hotel on a weekend night in Rehoboth Beach was not possible. The daytime staff were very rude when we complained about the smell upon check out and did not offer any apology or any compensation for the inconvenience. Additionally, on a Saturday afternoon when you would expect to be able to use the pool, two staff members got in and began scrubbing the inside while it was being used by patrons. They did not even care that paying customers were using the pool at the time. Completely disgusting and inconsiderate to paying customers. Definitely will not be staying here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
We apologize that you did not fully enjoy your stay at our property. Our staff works hard to ensure that every guest has an enjoyable stay with us & we do everything in our power to do so. The rooms at The Oceanus are some of the cleanest in town & our head housekeeper Shirley prides herself on making sure that stays true. Same is true for our pool, which is cleaned & tested multiple times daily to ensure the best quality swimming conditions for our guest. In order to keep the pool 100% clean it involves making sure the sides of the pool are clean as well. We make sure to do this at the least inconvenient time for our guests & the process involves no discomfort or harm to guests using the pool. The Oceanus is a great family friendly hotel that offers a great value & location to all of our guests. We appreciate the feedback and wish you the best in the future.

-J.B. Moore
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was our 3rd visit to Oceanus. 2 adults, 2 kids. We've always stayed on the first floor and have never had problems with foot traffic or noise... which is amazing considering we tend to visit at the height of the season. The room was incredibly clean. And you simply cannot beat the location. The staff has always been friendly and welcoming. I wonder if they know who the repeat visitors are. My only complaint is the unreliable free wifi which might be an issue for the town in general. I do want to compliment the beds. to borrow a line from another hotel chain, the beds are "heavenly". The pool is serene, clean and very welcoming. Oceanus sticks to the basics and does them well.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are convenient. In 3 visits I've never had a problem with noise.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write another wonderful review of our property! We greatly appreciate you choosing The Oceanus for your third visit. Your recommendations to our future guests are very helpful & we are so pleased you enjoyed your most recent stay. In regards to your comment about the wifi, it is something we are looking into updating. As technology has grown so has the need for better connectivity and we appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you for your 4th visit!

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Just got back from a 4 night stay at Rehoboth Beach. Location was perfect, we parked our car there and walked everywhere. Check in was easy and staff was very friendly. Walked into our room and it smelled clean! No musty smell at all. I always bring sheets and lysol with me and I did not need either of them. Pool was clean too! I have no complaints about this place and I am fussy. Cleanliness is the most important quality to me when looking for a place to stay. Thank you ... We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our stay & that you found our rooms to be exceptionally clean to your standards. Our housekeeping staff works very hard to ensure that our guests have the cleanest rooms in town. Like you said our hotel does not have a musty smell like some of the other beach hotels in the area. The location of The Oceanus is great as well with everything you need within walking distance. We look forward to you hopefully returning to stay with us in the near future. Best wishes from everyone at The Oceanus!

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The location was great. The room was not clean. The check in was efficient. The check out was also efficient for the motel. We received a call at 10 minutes after 11am (check out) to get out of the room. The staff was very focused on their needs not the customers. Even though it was a great location. We will not stay there again. It was not worth the price.

Room Tip: Make sure you dont get the room with the window facing the hallway.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you taking the time to review our property & i am pleased to hear that you found our location to be perfect. The hallway room in which you booked was thoroughly explained to you over the phone when you made your reservation. You were explained both the location & view of the room, as well as the price. We never rent our hallway rooms out unless the guest is completely aware of its location. Upon check-out our front desk staff offers a kind reminder to guests that have not left by the 11 am check out time. We do so in a kind & friendly manner. I am sorry to hear that you did not find the value you were looking for in our property. We do wish you the best in your future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

What can I say? Well they have the most wonderful staff in town. Very friendly and always with a smile for everyone. They have always made feel alt home and when it is time to check out I feel so very sad to leave. I look forward to my next stay there and it cannot wait to arrive back home. And that is how I describe the Oceanus as home. To Shirley and Ellen thank you for bright warm smiles and happy faces. Wish everyone there a great day and I will be back soon.

  • Stayed July 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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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us and thank you for your many years of devoted loyalty. It is so heart warming to hear that you consider The Oceanus to be a second home for you. Shirley & Ellen always love it when you stay & we all consider you apart of The Oceanus family. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

J.B. Moore
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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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