My wife, daughter and myself, just returned from a week's stay at Rehoboth Beach. Obviously we bedded down at the Avenue Inn and Spa.
Let's get through the bad news first....WATER PRESSURE REALLY SUCKED! I mean, I've seen lawn sprinklers with more pressure. What else was bad? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!.
This is a really nice hotel to stay. Location is fantastic (you can get to anywhere in Rehoboth in just a few minutes walk time). And even a golf cart shuttle to drop you off at the beach. As far as the hotel itself (besides the water pressure), everything was quite homey. A pretty good continental breakfast greeted you in the morning and a wine and cheese table between 5-6PM. Also, let's not forget the freshly made cookies at 8:00PM.
The room was sufficiently spaced. Two queen beds, flat screen t.v. and bathroom. Since my 23 year old was with us, I had attempted to get a larger room, but the hotel was basically sold out for the entire week. Apparently, September is a pretty busy month. Over the first weekend, beaches were packed, but you could still find some place to park yourself.
Back to the Inn. The employees, whether front desk, maintenance or room cleaners, were all genuinely nice. Everyone had a smile and you could tell that it wasn't forced. They wanted you to enjoy yourself and would do whatever they could to make sure that you enjoyed you stay.
There was one thing that did bother me; not the hotel at all, but the entire town. Although everyone was friendly, it seemed that a large proportion of hotel and/or restaurant workers came over from Russia and other Eastern European countries. While all these kids were outgoing and friendly, I really got to thinking why there weren't more American kids working. Maybe it's become a cultural thing, I don't really know, but if I were in my late teens and early twenty's, I couldn't think of a better way to spend the summer.
Before I sign off, I wanted to give you all a tip about the restaurants in town. Most are pretty expensive. Although we enjoyed every meal we had, it did become an expensive project. There are a number of restaurants on the Coastal Highway that are less expensive. Also, if you really want to save some cash, make sure you try the happy hours in town. There were plenty of good ones with deep discounts for food and drink.
Oh...btw, I definitely will go back to the Avenue Inn.
Don't wait until last minute to make reservations.
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