I recently spent a Friday to Monday for a "girl's weekend" at the Henlopen Hotel. It is in a great location at the North end of the boardwalk and is just a short walk to Rehoboth Ave. where there are many shops and restaurants. Also, there is a bike rental just down the boardwalk from the hotel. The beach is just a few steps away in front of the hotel and there are chair and umbrella rentals if you don't have your own.
We had adjoining rooms, one of which was a Suite with two Queen beds, kitchen and living room area. This room was very nice with granite countertops in the kitchen area and the bathroom and very nice carpet. The bathroom in this room was very large with a double sink and ledge for other items. The adjoining room (which I stayed in) was a regular room (small) with 2 Queen beds and bath. The bath itself was a toilet and bathtub in a very small room. The double sink (no granite countertops) was outside the bathroom which is a nice feature. It did have a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. There was also a small round table and 2 chairs. The carpet in this room was very different from the suite - mediocre at best. It appears that some rooms have been updated and others have not. I'm not sure why they wouldn't upgrade an adjoining room to match the suite. Some people have complained about the beds but I thought the bed was very comfortable. It was a firm mattress so if you like a soft mattress, you will be disappointed. I brought my own pillow so I can't comment on the pillows. The air conditioner in my room was extrememly noisy - it was on the entire time and was very noisy.
Both rooms have a side view of the ocean with sliding doors leading to a small balcony. There is a table and 2 chairs on the balcony. The large suite has 2 balconies with a wall in between. It seemed odd to have 2 and not just 1 large balcony. Please make note that there is NO pool at this hotel.
We were located on the 5th floor and in Rooms 512 (reg. hotel room) and 514 (Queen Suite). We did get to look at the 2 rooms in the front which were Oceanfront and renovated and very nice. The one room has a King Bed and the other room is very spacious with 2 Queen beds. These rooms have a bathroom that has a tub/shower on one end and a walk in shower on the other end - very nice! These room number are 515 (king bed) and 516 (2 queen beds). They both have refrigerators, microwave and coffee makers. These rooms also have flat screen TV's which the other rooms did not.
They serve a continental breakfast each morning from 7 to 11. This is packaged foods - bagels, pop tarts, muffins, Nutrigrain bars along with cereals and oatmeal, coffee, tea and juice. It's fine if you just want a little bit of breakfast. I think it is a nice touch that they do offer this service to guests. There is a rest room in there if you are on the beach and need to use the toilet.
All in all, it was a good place to stay but they need to renovate some of the other rooms to get them up to standard with the others especially if they are adjoining. Those of us in the adjoining room felt that we got a "lesser quality" room. The hotel staff was very nice at all times.
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- Henlopen Rehoboth Beach