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The Bellmoor Inn and Spa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971   |  
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Ranked #3 of 29 hotels in Rehoboth Beach
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Glad we tried it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed at the Bellmoor Inn finally. I used to go to the Dinner Bell restaurant on the same property as a child in the 1970s. The original 1970s fountain is still in the quaint courtyard as I remembered it from my beach childhood.

I booked a room in the older side of the Inn and I will be totally honest - it was average. When I arrived on Friday afternoon for the weekend it seemed like to lone maintenance boy was cleaning the outside courtyard - that frankly should have been already cleaned. The door mat to my room was dirty so when I walked around the Pergo-like floor of the suite I had to wipe my feet off on a towel because there were no carpets by the bed. If I did not I would have had gunk in the bed. The bed was not a high end mattress and my hips and shoulder were killing me after two nights of tossing and turning. The drawer of the bureau almost fell out onto my feet because it was swimming around in the dresser. The lamps were all wobbly and the shades were loose so when you turned on the lights they would move around. I must have tightened three table lamps!

Generally the Inn was fairly clean although the elevator was dirty with Trident chewing gum wrapper and an askew dirty oriental carpet that I squared off with my loafer. The staff was very friendly and willing to go that extra step to assist. They served a very good buffet breakfast every morning. The day manager was very astute and worked his way through the breakfast crowd who enjoyed the enclosed patio tables. They had a decent hot tub but the two pools were not open for the season. Parking was a snap in the garage, but of course it was off season so parking may be tricky in the peak of summer.

I honestly do not think I will stay at the Bellmoor Inn again. I checked it off my list and although it was nice - it was underwhelming. We have stayed all over Rehoboth Beach and for the money Bellmoor needs attention to details.

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  • Stayed April 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

My wife and i made a late March visit to The Bellmoor for a quick two night getaway. We have been staying at The Bellmoor for many years, dating back to its previous incarnation as The Dinner Bell Inn. In short, we love this place! First class accomodations, cozy and comfortable common areas for lounging, reading or just sitting in front of a fire, a great location and a very comfortable bed with high quality sheets and bedding set the Bellmoor apart from other Rehoboth inns and hotels.The staff is always very helpful and accomodating, and the manager gave us a complimentary upgrade to a larger suite on this most recent stay. While the Bellmoor is not an inexpensive place to stay, this is a case where you do get what you pay for. Definitely recommend The Bellmoor!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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mgmtthebellmoor, Owner at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to review our property. Thank you for your many years of loyalty to our property, it means a lot to my staff & I. At The Bellmoor we work hard to ensure that each guest has a wonderful stay with us and we do so by all the little details that you have mentioned in your review. From our gourmet breakfast in the morning to tea & cookies in the afternoon, we work round the clock to make your stay magical. We look forward to you & your wife returning to stay with us in the near future. Best wishes from all of us here at The Bellmoor.

Chad Moore
Owner/General Manager
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Owings Mills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We returned to the Bellmoor over the Easter holiday weekend. We have been coming to the Bellmoor regularly since it opened as a refurbished upscale Inn and Spa, probably about 10 years ago. It is refreshing to be welcomed as if you are visiting your own vacation home by the managers and the Moore brothers. In fact, we have frequently discussed buying a beach home, but have deferred because doing so would likely diminish our return trips to the Bellmoor. Staff , as usual, were courteous and super friendly. Rooms clean and nicely appointed. During the last several years, there have been some needed enhancements which keep the Bellmoor on top of its game. Breakfast , especially on the weekends when there are omellete makers , is always a delight. Don't expect a large over the top spa like you would see in a casino type hotel. Instead you get a nicely appointed, small intimate and quiet setting. Spa director, Tina is accomodating and friendly and if you want the best facial anywhere, ask for Tabitha. The Bellmoor continues to be a great relexing getaway. It is refreshing to do business with a family operated facility rather than a corporate giant. Humanity and excellence continues at the Bellmoor.

Room Tip: slightly more expensive, but the rooms in the main building are a bit nicer
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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mgmtthebellmoor, Owner at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Let me first start off by saying thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Reading your review was so heartwarming to my staff & I. We appreciate your many years of loyalty to our hotel & we look forward each time you come to visit with us. My brother & I have worked hard to instill a sense of community at our hotel between the guests & our staff. Your interactions with our staff helps to further that sense of community that we strive to achieve. The Bellmoor is a second home at the beach for many of our guests, whom we welcome with warm greeting each & every visit. We always look forward to you staying with us & hope to see you in the near future. Best wishes from all of us at The Bellmoor!

Chad Moore
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Timonium, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Mary and i have been coming to the Bellmoor for the past ten years and would not think of going anywhere else. The accommodations have always been first class. From the moment you pass through their doors, warmth, graciousness and luxurious touches abound. The Bellmoor stands alone in a class by itself. We look forward to our next visit the end of April.

Charles & Mary Freburger

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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mgmtthebellmoor, Owner at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Reading reviews like your's is truly heart warming & I want to thank you personally for you many years of loyalty to our hotel. We work hard to make sure every guest is taken care of & we strive for excellence in everything we do. Your 10 year loyalty to our property confirms that we do our very best to ensure you stay is wonderful each time you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you & your wife at the end of the month. Best wishes from everyone here at The Bellmoor!

Chad Moore
Owner/General Manager
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This was my family's fourth visit to the Bellmoor, and we always have a great time. We rent the family suite, which is spacious and comfortable with a separate twin bedroom for the teens. We absolutely love the library and we always enjoy the breakfast (but why no potatoes?), and the location is perfect. The staff is very friendly and not at all stuffy. Afternoon tea and cookies is nice touch. Just one quibble: the family suite really deserves a nicer, more upgraded bathroom. The tub is the tiniest, most shallow vessel I've ever seen and the fixtures are straight out of home depot. Also, there is enough room for two sinks, so why not add another for the families staying in this room? Better yet, take a tip from our very favorite NYC hotel and put a 2nd sink outside the bathroom, right above the fridge. When paying the price for four "adults", the amenities ought to ensure the comfort of four adults brushing teeth, etc.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mgmtthebellmoor, Owner at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoy your stay & were able to take advantage of our family suite. The family suite is our most popular room option & was only open 3 nights last summer. Our full breakfast is something that really sets The Bellmoor apart from other hotels in the area. We do rotate the breakfast offerings to give variety for our guests that stay with us for more than 3 nights, but potatoes are one of the starches that we do rotate. I hope you & your family enjoyed the freshly made omelet bar that we have on the weekends as well. We all wish you & your family the best & hope that you return to stay with us in the near future.

Chad Moore
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Elkton, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Took my daughter to The Bellmoor during her college spring break and it was a relaxing mini vacation! We enjoyed facials (outstanding) and massages. The Inn is very clean, quaint and so quiet. Great place to relax and recharge. Within walking distance of the beach, boardwalk, and many good eateries. The atmosphere is comfortable and staff is friendly. The rooms are spacious too. Plan to visit The Bellmoor often.

Room Tip: Rooms with king beds and pullout sofas are HUGE and have fireplaces and large tub with jets.
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  • Stayed March 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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mgmtthebellmoor, Owner at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I am so glad that you & your daughter were able to enjoy a wonderful getaway with us. I take it you booked our Girls Getaway Package? The weather this weekend was beautiful & I hope you took full advantage of all that the town has to offer. Best wishes from all of us at The Bellmoor & we hope you return to stay with us soon!

Chad Moore
Owner/General Manager
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Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We came to celebrate our honeymoon and found the ideal place to do so. Everything was excellent until we had our car accident (we are ok, but sore and looking for a new car!) On our return from the hospital things got even better at The Bellmoor! The staff was most considerate, went the extra mile for us. We will be back!

Room Tip: Second floor gardens rooms require stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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mgmtthebellmoor, Owner at The Bellmoor Inn and Spa, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our property. When you checked in & mentioned that you were in the accident we were all relieved to hear that you & your wife were okay. Although you started off your anniversary getaway on the wrong foot I am glad that it ended with a wonderful stay & anniversary. Everyone at The Bellmoor looks forward to you both returning to stay with us in the near future. I hope your hunt for a new car is easy & painless. Best wishes from all of us at The Bellmoor.

Chad Moore
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Additional Information about The Bellmoor Inn and Spa

Address: 6 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bellmoor Inn and Spa 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bellmoor Inn, a seaside resort, a non-smoking hotel that has the look and feel of a modern stylish inn while offering the service and privacy of a small European hotel. A Rehoboth Beach Inn for decades, it has been reborn as the newest with the completion of 78 elegant rooms, suites, and luxurious amenities. A garden spot seemingly far removed from ocean resort activity, yet only a short walk to the beach and the town's renowned boutiques, restaurants, galleries and coffee houses. Offering you the coziness of a bed-and-breakfast with the service and luxury of a five star hotel. Nearby Airports* Salisbury Airport - 45 miles* Balltimore/Washington International (MD) - 100 miles* Philadelphia International (PA) - 100 miles. ... more   less 
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