We attended a wedding here and reserved a room for 1 night. Check-in was easy and pleasant. The usual room rate is 179. + tax,but our rate was reduced to 149.+ tax(not ocean front)for the wedding party. This property is on prime,beachfront real estate. That's the only reason to stay here. Except for the lobby,which was nicely decorated,the rooms we had access to were so outdated,it was amusing.We had a small patio overlooking the courtyard and the weather was gorgeous. I would have enjoyed the sea air,but the sliding screen door was completely unattached and leaning on the door. Does no one check rooms between guests? I decided to cool the room a bit and found the heater/ac unit loaded with a layer of dirt so thick,I didn't even want to touch the thermostat knob.The refrigerator in the room was so loud,I looked outside when it came on,because I thought someone was using a power tool!(NO kidding!) IT was unplugged immediately,rendering that "amenity" useless. The bathroom towels were scratchy, mismatched(maybe some were more used than others?) & obviously needing replacement.Lamps,bedspreads,curtains..doesn't take a trained eye to recognize O-L-D ! The doors open with keys,which I have no problem with,but ours and the room next to us,took quite a bit of "jiggling" to open.Again,one more sign that The Henlopen needs to invest some profits to get this place into the present day. I get the impression that they are skating by on location and the folks that just don't care about details. I was glad to get a discount and I would never choose this place for more than 1 night. The only reason I gave 3 stars,instead of 1 or 2,is the lovely reception that we experienced.The food was delicious,the top floor event room was beautiful and tastefully decorated. The staff who attended to our bride and family,were very good.All up until 11:00 hit. Lights up,chairs placed on tables...not a minute after that hour hit and attitudes changed.The bride's stepmother was told to "get moving,and get everyone out." I understand wanting to get the job done and go home after a work day,but that was rude and unprofessional.While I might recommend an event here,I would mention this incident and warn about the accommodations. I travel a bit and have no issue paying top dollar for cleanliness and quality. Just don't know what these property owners are thinking. Sorry Henlopen.
All I can say is we had room 504 and the adjoining room to that. Maybe the other rooms didn't ha...
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