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“not fancy but why stay anywhere else?” 5 of 5 stars
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Oceanus Motel
6 Second Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971   |  
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Ranked #7 of 28 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
D.C.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“not fancy but why stay anywhere else?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at Oceanus at the recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. It's a classic beach motel: 3 floors, L shaped, around a teeny weeny pool. It's also a block off of the main strip in Rehobeth and about a 10-minute walk to the beach. The rooms were VERY clean and updated.

Although our room was next to the stairwell, we didn't hear other people trouncing up and down. You get one parking pass per rooms which saves a lot of headaches.

It's not cheap considering it's a motel so if it's luxury you want, don't stay here. But, if you want a simple, clean motel near the beach and the main drag -- I think you could do a lot worse than Oceanus.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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  • 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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Hagerstown, Maryland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As a motel you couldn't ask for more. It was nice. It was clean. It was convenient. Only a couple of blocks down to the boardwalk and beach. You have your choice of walking down the main drag with all the shops and restaurants or by walking down through a quiet residential street; stroller and walking friendly. It was our first trip to the beach with our 2 year old. We didn't opt for paying extra for the crib as he just slept in the bed with my wife. We had a second floor room overlooking the pool; it was nice to have two chairs outside the door to sit on the balcony and relax. Parking lot seems a little limited but we didn't have a problem. We would have no problem going back or recommending Oceanus to our friends.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Do not stay here. On my first night I found a bug in the bed under the top sheet. I called the office and the very young man offered to remove the bug. I asked him to make sure management was told. In the morning I spoke with the condescending and rude woman in the office. She said she would speak with the head housekeeper. On the second night the bug was still there. I used the other bed but this place was skivvy. I went across the street to the other hotel with the same owners. I explained being lied to over the phone regarding the distance to the beach, the smoking policy, the availability of coffee, and also the bug. Do you think I would receive a call. NO! I am sure they spoke to the awful woman at the desk as her attitude worsened. The staff is rude and unable to provide satisfaction. They are obsessed with their rules which make it an unwelcoming place to stay. This motel is NOT 2 blocks from the beach but 1/4 mile as clocked in a car. It is a long, long walk with children and chairs, etc.

Stay somewhere else. There are numerous more updated and closer motels for the same price

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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PA
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was our second trip to Rehoboth and first time staying at the Oceanus. Last year, we stayed about 15 minutes from the beach. This year, we really wanted to stay closer. The Oceanus fit the bill perfectly as it's just a stone's throw from the beach and is very affordable.

You're not going to get ultra plush amenities here. But what you will get is a clean, quite room that has all the basics you'll need. After all, you're going for the beach, not to hang out in your room - right?

The Oceanus is located in the middle of a block, literally steps away from Rehoboth Ave. Yet, in just that short distance, you'll find a very quiet neighborhood. You're so close to everything you'd want to do at the beach and boardwalk, yet still in a very peaceful setting.

We stayed in a corner room on the first floor, right near the stairs. It was actually pretty quiet. The noise from the air conditioner certainly helped with this. The beds were comfortable and we were able to get a good night's sleep.

Other observations:
-The pool was nice, our little one really enjoyed it. Was always very clean.
-There is no coffee maker in the room, but coffee is available for free in the lobby/office.
-Lots of TV channels to choose from, which is nice in case of a bad weather day.
-The WiFi worked quite well. We were even able to watch NetFlix without a hitch.
-Didn't deal with the staff a whole lot, but found the cleaning staff to be very nice & courteous when we crossed paths.
-The room we stayed in had 2 double beds. Not a huge room, but large enough to keep 2 adults and 1 child comfortable.
-Lots of families staying there, good atmosphere for kids.

Overall, we would be very happy to stay there again.

Room Tip: First floor rooms are great if you have kids.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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new jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

great hotel one block in off rehoboth ave which is the main street. there are bars, restaurants, and shops. the rooms and pool area are real clean, the beds are comfy. there is no elevator so choose a low floor if stairs are an issue (3 floors) . only a few blocks to the boardwalk and beach. front desk staff very friendly and helpful. a nice size fridge and a microwave in each room. hotel has free parking in lot. will stay here again next year.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Aberdeen, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We arrived on a Sunday around 4:30. They were very accommodating. We were originally assigned a third floor room with a view. That would've been great had we not been traveling with an infant and toddler. A hike to the third floor with all the baby and beach gear would have been hard on my bad knee. They were so gracious and moved us into a first floor room. The rooms are updated and very clean. The pool was a great size with plenty of lounge chairs. Great location,great house keeping,and great front desk staff! Had a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Due to the bad weather, my husband and I ended up arriving in Rehoboth a day earlier than planned. We didn't have reservations anywhere and needed a place to stay. After stopping at few other motels to check prices and availability the Oceanus had it all for us, affordability, cleanliness, and welcoming customer service

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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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:
#4 Family Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#9 Romantic Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 38
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