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“Friendly and Accommodating, Great Rooms” 5 of 5 stars
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Henlopen Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   511 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971   |  
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Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Friendly and Accommodating, Great Rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We had our wedding at the Salero on the top of the hotel recently and we booked a number of rooms for our guests. Our oceanfront suite (for Groom and Bride) was fantastic. The room was comfortable, spacious, had amazing views of the beach and ocean, was very clean, and the bathroom was exceptionally nice for a beachfront hotel. Likewise, my parents had a very large suite that was perfect for hosting the afterparty when the reception ended. Their room was also outstanding. I can't help but think that any negative reviews are just not people with reasonable expectations. Frankly, I didn't expect the rooms to be nearly as well kept and clean as they were given the fact that these rooms are regularly used by families with kids going on and off the beach and boardwalk.

The staff was exceptionally friendly and very accommodating. Anything we needed, they went out of their way to do for us as quickly as possible. I really couldn't have asked for better service, or a better value in a hotel with this location during peak season.

Thanks to Henlopen for a seamless and enjoyable experience. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This hotel, on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, is a really good choice!

Clean rooms, friendly staff, great location.

Free parking, breakfast for the kids, very helpful at the front desk, housekeeping went OUT OF THEIR WAY EVERYDAY TO HELP US!

So glad we choose the Henlopen Hotel! See you nice folks again next year!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I liked this hotel a lot for a beach hotel. It's on the beach and a lot of the rooms seem to have a partial ocean view. The amenities weren't great--the AC was really loud, which totally blocks any ocean noise. It's a little far from the main attractions on the boardwalk, which was a plus and a minus. The beach is emptier, which is great, but you also have to shlep to get to Funland, etc.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised that our room had a side view in that we booked the cheapest standard room we could find in Rehoboth. Walking right out onto the beach was fantastic. The continental breakfast was very basic and not so great in comparison to our experience at other mid range hotels that are NOT in beach areas. This is not a fancy hotel... Compare rates of others in the area though and it is an excellent deal for the money. How much time do you spend in a hotel room while at the beach?

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Truly a case of the good, the bad, the ugly. For every good thing there was a bad thing. GREAT = PARKING. One space per guest room with in-an-out privileges. Good = Location. On the boardwalk. About a .2 mile walk to Rehoboth Ave. Close enough to be convenient but far enough to be quiet and walk off the ice cream cones. Good = Clean. Given the condition of, and location of the hotel it's a challenge. Good job. No sand! Good = Some Updates. Good = Staff. One person was unbearable and highly inappropriate. All of the others were nice, room staff particularly. Bad = AC Unit. OMG!! Sounded like a jet taking off but it kept the room cool. Bad = Beds. Far too soft for my taste but they were clean. Believe me I checked. No bed bugs. No sand fleas. No hairs. So good job. Bad = Breakfast. Whew! Don’t bother. Bagged bagels, warm 2% milk, Nutri-Grain bars. THE UGLY = Well, everything else. It’s an old hotel that has been pounded by tourists and the salt air. Tube TVs. Vinyl roll down shades. Lots of rust. Few updates. Old carpet. Old furniture. VERY old lighting. My favorite, wait for it, REAL KEYS!! All of these things are ugly, but, functional. I DO NOT recommend for families, couples, or the business traveler, but a couple of friends that just want to get away do the beach thing and drink, ehh, then okay. Don’t cancel your trip if it’s the only hotel that meets your schedule.

Room Tip: Request upper floor with ocean view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed here for one night for a wedding. The wedding had blocked off rooms, and when we arrived we given a wedding party gift bag from the staff, so they knew why we were there. However, the wedding was at 3:00, and when we showed up at 1:00 they told us check-in was not until 3:00 and our room was not ready. This was obviously a conflict with being able to prep for the wedding. They had convenience rooms, but they were both full and there were others in the lobby waiting to use it. When my husband asked if we could just use an uncleaned room to get ready, the woman at the front desk told him, "No, we have to inspect and clean each room before it can be used. I mean, what if the previous guest had been on her period?" WHAT?!?!

The room was mediocre and dated. The pillows were uncomfortable and the AC was very loud.

The location right on the boards and just a few blocks from the main drag was great.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

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.

Room Tip: I would suggest an Ocean Front room on an upper floor that has been updated.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 511 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 29 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Henlopen Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 93
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