Rehoboth Beach has been our "go to" place for short vacations once or twice a year for many years. We are retired now and enjoy taking advantage of lower rates by doing midweek off-season getaways. More often than not, we stay at the Avenue Inn, but we thought we'd give the Beach View a try for a 3-night stay this past week. Taking the advice of fellow TripAdvisors, we opted for a 3rd-floor King room, which was the same price as the King rooms at the Avenue Inn ($99/night) for the same nights.
The Beach View is a clean, simple, traditional shore motel, and it was perfectly adequate for our needs. You may get more amenities for your money at the more elegant Avenue Inn: the rooms are larger, the bathrooms are bigger, the bedding is finer, the elevators are faster, the pool is indoors and heated, there is a sauna, a steam room, and an exercise room, and the parking is more spacious and underground. But the Avenue Inn is a full block away from the boardwalk, whereas the Beach View is just one building away from the boardwalk, and you can see the ocean from your balcony. In addition, the Beach View seemed quieter, since there is less traffic and noise. The breakfasts are identical and evening wine and cookies are served at both.
Over the years, we've also stayed at two oceanfront hotels in Rehoboth: the Henlopen Hotel and the Atlantic Sands. Their "oceanview" rooms (those on the north or south sides of the building) are comparable to the Beach View in price and amenities. But in our estimation, their staffs seemed cold, unfriendly, and in some instances downright unhelpful, and we've stopped staying at those. There is something about being greeted by name and treated like family that makes us come back to the Avenue Inn time and again, and we felt that same intimacy and cordiality at the Beach View.
To sum up, we think the Beach View offers a very nice alternative to the Avenue Inn when you prefer being closer to the beach and seeing a view of the ocean over having a slightly larger, more elegantly appointed room and more elaborate facilities.