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“Needs Work” 3 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
Belmar, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Needs Work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Two-night stay during last week of August...........second floor oceanfront. Location is great. However, for the price, value was less than expected, even considering time of year. Hotel is not particularly attractive, at all...........very plain and somewhat worn. Our entry door lock was a witch to open and attendant could only suggest working with the key..........which was annoying to say the least. Then...........the sliding door did not have any screen..........which was worse than annoying considering we wanted to both see and hear the ocean waves. They finally got us a screen door the second day..........and it kept falling out of the track. Room was functional. Bathroom had large shower along with tub, which was a nice feature.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Amsterdam, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This place is horrible. It is appearent that they has been not capital improvement at this hotel since in was built who knows when. The whole place is rusting out. At somepoint you have to reinvest in the property. Another suggestion would be to outfir the rooms with flatscreen TV's. I don't paying a premium for beachfront space but you have to invest in you property at some point. I would never stay here again and would not recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Carmel, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Another great visit to the Henlopen hotel! 3 year sin a row now and already planning next year. Granted the rooms are not up to date, but for the most part clean and comfortable. A/C is loud but room temp was perfect slept great every night. Location is key- right on beach solo perfect walk right out of hotel, wallking distance to boardwalk, shops and great restaurants. very enjoyable:)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Located right on the beach, on the far left of Rehoboth's boardwalk, the Henlopen' location is perfect. The hotel rooms are exactly the same as those found in cheap roadside motels (large, can easily sleep four, with basic furniture and a tiny bathroom. The amenities are also cheap motel style: the bedding, towels, and curtains are old, the soap bars are so tiny that you need one per shower. Plastic blind that lets the light in, so forget about sleeping in. Breakfast is just as "cheap"; a self-service very limited continental breakfast.
Unfortunately, the price is very high for what they offer, it varies throughout the season based on demand.
So why do I keep returning? Because it is ever so comfortable to park the car in the garage, walk right down to the beach and to the dozens of nearby restaurants and stores.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This hotel knows how to cater to the beach crowd. They understand what you are there for and provide the necessary needs, like extra towels, space to stow beach gear, fridge, balcony to enjoy sunrise or sunset and very a easy few steps to the beach. We had a very enjoyable stay. The room was nothing special, but just fine. We would definitely stay here again. Staff were terrific.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

First let me say, would I stay here again? YES. That's not to say the hotel doesn't have it's issues. Great lobby and front desk, but beyond that the hotel is old and desperately needs updating. Rooms have a key (so used to a card I forgot about room keys). Beautiful ocean views from balcony even if you aren't oceanfront. Old polyester bead spreads and stained carpets are a few improvements they could make. Towels, though clean, we're old. My kids loved walking right out onto the boardwalk. Breakfast provided was all packaged pastries and bagels. The coffee was not good. Front desk was friendly and upbeat and took care of our air conditioning problem right away. We paid over 250 per night but we had a great time, so it was worth it.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

The Henlopen Hotel occupies a unique place in Rehoboth Beach. The hotel sits at the very North end of the boardwalk, a very busy boardwalk no less, especially 5 blocks South. So access to all of the commercial action is just a short walk away, which is good.

However, the hotel is also backed by a small lake and a park, which breaks up the pattern of close streets that feed the beach down the rest of the boardwalk. Much like having a double lot in the city, this serves to break up the flow of beach-goers from off the property. The result? The hotel exits right at a beach access point that gets almost exclusive hotel use, meaning a less used section of beach and more beach fun for the family.

We stayed in a standard room. The amenities are fair. The TV is an older CRT. The room is a little cramped. But because of the hotel's U shape opening onto the ocean, the small balcony offers a nice view of the beach even as it opens onto the courtyard.

The breakfast is not up to 21st century Hampton/Marriott standards, but kids still love eating cereal in packages, so hey it works. Those nits keep me from giving 5 stars. But for a base camp to enjoy Rehoboth Beach, to be a part of the party, but then have some quiet when you want it, you should definitely consider the Henlopen.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Henlopen Hotel

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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