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“Great value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Atlantic Oceanside Suites

Atlantic Oceanside Suites
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2800 Highway One, Corner of Cullen & Hwy One, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971   |  
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Elizabethtown PA
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“Great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

I was looking for a place with 2 rooms because I was bringing my 15 year old son and a friend of his along with my husband and me. It was hard to find this option without spending a fortune! So I was delighted to find Atlantic Oceanside Suites; we had two rooms for the price of one. There was a small living area with a fold out sofabed and a kitchen and a separate bedroom. Each room had its own airconditioning unit which was helpful given the differences in room temperature that we wanted. The kitchen was very helpful; there was an oven/stove, a refrigerator/freezer, a coffee maker, a toaster, a sink. While it was not a huge kitchen, it was good for our purposes, which was to make quick meals. There were enough dishes and cookware to suit. The only unfortunate thing was a sticky tile floor in the kitchen/living area; the people before us must have spilled soda or beer all over the floor! I asked for help with this and help was provided. Although the hotel faced a busy street (Rt. 1), we were never bothered by noise because of the air conditioning. The air conditioning was great due to the very hot weather we had then. There was a pretty patio area with lounge chairs and a fountain where we could relax. There was a pool we could use, but it was about a quarter mile down the road at the motel so we didn't use it The two block walk to the beach was great for the two boys. And unlike some other beaches, the guarded beach is free! We thought our bed was comfortable, although my son complained a bit that the fold out sofa wasn't that comfortable; but that is true of most fold-outs. All in all, it was much cheaper to stay here than it would have been to rent 2 separate hotel rooms and we were quite happy with the arrangements.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2800 Hwy One, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

Our family had a vacation stay in Oct. 2009 for about a week. We have two toddlers, ages 3 and 2, and we chose to have a suite with an adjoining room for the kiddies. They loved it. The rooms were a good size and the housekeeping staff was very helpful and wanted to make sure we had a good vacation. The suites provided a regular size refrigerator, stove and microwave with pans, dishes and silverware to eat in or have food delivered. The adjoining room included a dorm refrigerator and microwave. We had to bring our own DVD player but the TV's in the rooms were in very good condition. The only problems were that the door between the rooms was hinged on the wrong side so if we wanted to get into the refrigerator which was behind the door, we had to keep moving the door out of the way. Outside of that, it was a good place to go for a vacation.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisonburg, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

Atlantic Oceanside Suites and my first apartment have a lot in common: slightly musty, slightly dingy looking, and in both cases, the central location and low price made it all worthwhile. The suites are sandwiched between a major road and a quiet neighborhood. If you're lucky enough to get a room closer to the neighborhood than the road (as we were in suite 207), the noise from vehicular traffic won't be much of an issue. Definitely not luxurious by anyone's standards, the surfaces emit the gentle aroma of "eau du cheap motel" - like a cross between 5 year old cigarettes and a dry kitchen sponge. To put it all out there, the a/c units are loud, the bedroom carpet stained, the inside of the shower handle moldy, and you can forget about water pressure.

And YET, for all that, I have no real complaints (well, maybe about the gross shower handle). We paid $85 dollars a night, inclusive of pet fees, and got a place that was a five minute walk to the beach, had a working kitchen and a quick drive to the Rehoboth boardwalk and Tanger outlet centers. Sure, the advertised wireless connection didn't work, but I was able to steal the signal from an unsecured source. No big. It may have looked grungy, but it was obviously as clean as could be given age and hard use. Our housekeeper even sought us out to introduce herself, ask if we preferred a morning or afternoon cleaning and offered to provide service while our dogs were still in the room.

Speaking of our pooches - we often travel with our them, and this was hands down the most pet-friendly place we have encountered. Almost every other family at the AO Suites had their dog with them, along with about 50 percent of people we saw on Dewey Beach. Many stores on Rehoboth Ave seemed dog-friendly, too. It'd be a shame to kennel your dog while vacationing here, especially with an option like AO Suites which has tile flooring everywhere but the bedroom -- perfect in case your canine friend accidentally makes a mess.

I may not recommend this hotel to a friend, simply because they generally have higher standards than we do, but this was perfect for a no-frills, post-season getaway.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

The Atlantic Oceanside Suite made a lasting impression on us and we will likely come again. The check-in process was fast with friendly service and our room was ready with the air conditioning turned on for us (it was 91 degrees that day). Nice! The size of the suite was actually more than I expected, it was more like a one bedroom apartment with a distinct living room, bedroom and full-sized kitchen. Our first word was "wow"! This suite will allow 4-6 adults to stay comfortably. The kitchen is almost fully stocked with pots, dishes and every utensil we might need. I didn't see the wifi access advertised on their website, but I'm using it in the suite right now to type this. The best rates appear to be before Memorial Day and we got a great price compared to places we've stayed in the past.
The suites are located only an easy two block stroll from the beach. Numerous tax-free shopping outlets are less than 2 miles away or less, as well as most of the familiar chain restaurants and many local favorites.
There are a few areas that could be improved...we saw some cracked floor tiles, some of the paint is peeling, especially in the bathroom and we also saw a few ants in our unit. The outer courtyard and balcony need to be updated, there hasn't been much upkeep in these areas. This could mostly be because the winter season has just passed, but it appears that the grounds haven't had work in well over a year. The outward appearance will quickly turn away most potential visitors. To me these minor flaws make the place feel more like home and I have been comfortable during the entire stay (my house isn't perfect, either!)
If you can overlook the outside appearance you should stay, I'll likely come back.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2008

A perfect time at a terrific place at a fair price. The Atlantic Oceanside Suites & efficiencies is truly a shining star in todays world. We recently returned from the annual Greyhounds Reach the Beach Weekend and while this was our second time at the Suites location it keeps getting Better. The unit we had was equipped with two TV's, ceiling fans and a full kitchen w/full size refrigerator, toaster, microwave and coffee maker. Right outside the room are picnic tables & chairs to enjoy your morning coffee while reading the Sunday paper, or to enjoy a late nite snack under the stars. There are also charcoal grills in the courtyard if you want to BBQ, which we will probably do next year when we return. Our room was very clean and well maintained. A very short walk to town (Dewey) & the Beach.Very relaxing location! All staff were very polite,friendly & helpful. Highly recomended !!!

  • Liked — Relaxing atmosphere/courtyard
  • Disliked — Nothing !!!
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Atlantic Oceanside Suites

Address: 2800 Highway One, Corner of Cullen & Hwy One, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Rehoboth Beach
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Atlantic Oceanside Suites is a small, 7 unit lodging property adjacent to a residential neighborhood at the north end of Dewey Beach & south end of Rehoboth Beach, DE. Our location on the oceanside of Coastal Highway is a short 2.5 block walk to one of the top rated beaches in the USA! Our pet friendly suites and 1 bedroom accommodations include kitchens/kitchenettes for your convenience. Free parking* and wireless internet are also included! ... more   less 

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