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“Clean, fresh, and quiet!” 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
Hamilton, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Clean, fresh, and quiet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a wonderful hotel - it is well maintained, the pool is sparkling clean and so are the rooms! The front desk staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is located just 2 blocks from the beach and one block from many shops and restaurants to choose from. You can walk to the beach, no problem. It's convenient to everything, but quiet. I highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in the Rehoboth area - we'll be returning.

Room Tip: We had room 200, which is on the second of 3 floors, on the end. It was nice because there is no fo...
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  • 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, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for taking the time to review our property. The location of The Oceanus is ideal, close enough to everything, but still set back enough to enjoy some peace & quiet. Rooms 200 & 300 are our most popular rooms due to the reasons you described. With everything within walking distance you never have to move your vehicle. We all look forward to you returning to stay with us again in the near future. Best wishes from all of your friends at The Oceanus Motel.

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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  • 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
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Somers, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed 3 nights and had a terrific stay. The accommodations were clean and the room was in good condition. The motel is centrally situated so the beach, restaurants and shops are only a short walk away. Once we arrived we never had to move our car, other than to drive to Lewes to go fishing on a head boat. Not having to drive is truly a big deal, as parking can be difficult. We watched folks leave the beach to drop more change in their meter. This motel is just 2 blocks from the sand. The pool looked fine, but we never used it.

Bottom line is we will return to Rehoboth and will stay at the Oceanus!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, September 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we throughly enjoyed having you stay with us. We are all pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our location to be ideal. Not having to drive is a great convenience you receive when staying at The Oceanus and something that our guests value highly. I am glad you were able to take advantage of one of the local charter boats, hope you were able to catch some nice fish! We all look forward to you returning to stay with us again. Best wishes!

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great location, clean, decent size room, free parking (we didn't move the car at all during our entire stay- everything was in walking distance), nice swimming pool! Loved having a microwave and mini refrigerator in the room. We will be back!

My only piece of advice is if you are traveling with a little one, which means you're bringing a lot of extra stuff, try to reserve a first or second floor room since there is no elevator.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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OceanusMotel, Owner at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we loved having you! I am so pleased to hear that you found our location to be ideal and that you didn't have to move your car during your stay. From all of us at The Oceanus, we look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Egg Harbor Township
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Heading into our final day of a 5 night stay here, and yet again we've had a great time. The staff does an amazing job here keeping everything running smoothly, and as always, the room and the property is spotless. A special shout out to Shirley who goes above and beyond, and has a heart as big as the ocean. Can't wait to come back.

Room Tip: There's no elevator, so if you have trouble with stairs, choose a first floor room.
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property, we greatly appreciate your feedback! I am so glad that you are enjoying your stay with us, it means the world to my staff & I to read reviews like yours. Shirley does go above and beyond to make sure that every guest has a clean & enjoyable stay. I will be sure to pass the message along to her. We all look forward to you coming to stay with us again. Best wishes from your friends at The Oceanus.

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Clifton, New Jersey
1 review
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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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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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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