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Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach

39642 Jefferson Bridge Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3723
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 3 hotels in Bethany Beach
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach!The Holiday Inn Express, just 2 blocks from the beach in the heart of Delaware's 'Quiet Resorts', puts you in the heart of it all! Just a few short blocks away from the famous Bethany Beach Boardwalk, you're central to everything Bethany Beach has to offer; including bountiful tax-free downtown shopping, renowned restaurants, Bear Trap Dunes, Salt Pond, and just miles from Fenwick Island, Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Whatever your reason for visiting, you'll find our well-appointed, luxurious guest accommodations are fitted with the modern amenities and conveniences sure to meet your every need. Awaken each morning to a free full hot breakfast, featuring a wonderful variety of both hot and cold selections from which you can choose. Our thoughtful amenities such as free wireless internet access, sparkling outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, plush Simply Smart linens and award-winning shower heads help ensure each night is a great night and every day starts out right!No matter your reason for visiting Bethany Beach, the Holiday Inn Express is here to make your visit to a success!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Bulgarian, Romanian
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pjsubway wrote a review Sep 2020
New York City, New York166 contributions101 helpful votes
The hotel has a nice location, just a couple of blocks from the beach and not a long walk from downtown. The property is kept very clean. The only downsides were the covid era breakfast (luckily there were decent options nearby for real food) and a somewhat apathetic staff.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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rachael7183 wrote a review Aug 2020
Carmel, New York28 contributions10 helpful votes
Room was definitely not COVID cleaned. I brought my own supplies and the grime I cleaned up was gross. Many staff without masks, no towels at times, and someone left their dog in the room next door for hours alone allowing Him to bark uncontrollably. First time in Bethany and would never return to the Holiday Inn!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach
Responded Sep 5, 2020
Hello rachael7183, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with our hotel. I feel your frustrations about the room not being cleaned properly, staff not wearing masks and noise issues. The circumstances you have mentioned are not what I want you to experience with our property. Our hotel is committed to providing our guests with the highest quality facilities. Sorry that we fell below your expectations this time. Your feedback is very important and I will share the details with the hotel staff so we can make necessary changes to improve our facility. Your feedback will definitely help us towards bettering our services and we hope to host you again soon. Best, Ronald R. Case Manager IHGService
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Sal_Paradise767 wrote a review Aug 2020
Durham, North Carolina4,099 contributions284 helpful votes
Stay Report - 8/14 to 8/16 Location: The hotel is very well located for visiting Bethany Beach.  It's located between Pennsylvania Avenue and DE-1 (Coastal Highway).  Next door is a seafood restaurant, Walgreens, CVS and .4 miles away is a liquor store.  You can easily walk to the beach or the boardwalk and that combined with the free hotel parking makes it a perfect beach hotel. Hotel: The hotel itself is an older property that was obviously converted to be a HIX.  It has a small lobby, small breakfast area, pantry area hidden over by the elevators, small indoor fitness center (currently closed), a heated outdoor pool (currently open) and a decent sized parking lot.  Again parking is free which is amazing.  Do note housekeeping is currently not daily.   Check In: The agent offered either Welcome Amenity points or "water and chips" as a Spire amenity. Room: Standard HIX style room though older.  Two beds, couch, table and chairs, annoyingly no desk though and a decent sized bathroom.  Wifi worked well though the TV was really small and there were no outlets by the bed.   Breakfast: Currently the only offerings are grab and go.  Microwave breakfast sandwiches, cereal and milk, fruit, pastries and muffins.   This hotel is very expensive in the summer ($315 plus tax a night).  Its location and free parking are great.  Accommodations are good enough though I have to note none of the staff were friendly or helpful.  Everyone I dealt with at the front desk and the breakfast bar was indifferent and unfriendly.  That was disappointing. 
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Date of stay: August 2020
2 Helpful votes
Jerome P wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
Stayed here for our family visit. We arrived at noon with the hope to get early checkin, too our surprise when the receptionist said our room was ready! We stayed in their queen feature room which came equipped with a small fridge, coffee maker, plus a small counter and sink. Room also features a spacious bathroom, two sitting chairs, a small dining table, and a love seat (non pullout). Property was clean, well staffed, and the outdoor pool looked very inviting. The beach is a short five minute walk.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Islandgirl wrote a review Aug 2020
11 contributions22 helpful votes
I waited before writing this review. I wanted to be fair about our experience. I looked at the reviews for this hotel prior to our trip to get an idea of what our experience would be like during Covid-19. There weren’t many so I hope this helps others. We arrived to the hotel for check-in. Unfortunately, the power was out. The front doors are automatic and so we could not get into the building. We circled the whole building trying to find an entrance. It was very frustrating. Not their fault that the power went out, but a staff member should have been outside to greet guests checking-in or they should have at least opened the door. Eventually, a guest let me into the side door after I explained my dilemma. One other guest was waiting to check-in inside, but no staff were at the front desk. They eventually reappeared once the power returned. Again, I think one person should have stayed out there to keep guests informed. Check-in went smoothly after this and the staff members were friendly. We went to our room. We did use the elevator to get there and it was empty at the time. We decided to stick with the stairs for the rest of our stay because of the power issue and Covid-19. On the way to our room, immediately noticed that a housekeeper was not wearing her mask on her face as she was working on turning over the rooms. That was not reassuring. I get it......guests are not in the room so why bother, but isn’t the whole point of wearing the mask to keep your germs from spreading to others? So your cleaning the room, but then spreading your germs? I guess I was expecting more Covid-19 precautions. I thought there would be a seal on our door or a sign that said, “Your room has been cleaned and Covid-19 precautions have been taken.” No seal, no sign. We opened the door. Again, absolutely not 1 sign that indicated that the room was cleaned in a special way. I expected the remote control (the dirtiest item in any hotel room) to be sealed in a plastic covering. It wasn’t. If you stay here, just be prepared with cleaning supplies. We went to work and cleaned the whole room top to bottom as best we could. Again, I really wanted to say nice things about this, but you need to know that the room was not cleaned properly. My paper towels came up brown on the desk area. My husband said the toilet had brown stuff in it. I saw food (possibly a potato chip or cracker) under the bathroom sink area. I told my son to be careful and not drop stuff under the bed. He pulled up the bed skirt only to find a toy shovel right under the bed. Pros: This hotel is conveniently located close to the ocean and the boardwalk. You can walk from the hotel to either one with no problem. Also, there is a Walgreens, CVS and Dunkin’ right next to the hotel. There are numerous restaurants nearby. The staff at the hotel were friendly. We requested towels one time and they were delivered almost immediately. Cons: The rooms really should be refurbished. There are not enough hooks for your bath towels. I would bring a folding clothing rack to help hang your beach towels. There is no balcony off of your room. It just wasn’t clean and therefore, I can’t imagine it was cleaned in any extra way for Covid-19. I’m being honest with this review and have not exaggerated. I’m sorry Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach. I’m not sure we will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Hello cruzan213, Thanks for the stay and for the comprehensive review. I am very sorry to learn about the inconveniences you had with check-in, the condition of the room and the lax observation of the health and safety protocols. I have taken note of your comments and shared them with management for review to take necessary actions to address these concerns. On a lighter note, I am happy that our location worked for your travel needs and that you found our staff accommodating. I hope you give us a chance to host you again in the future. Best Regards, John O Case Manager IHGService
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Nearby attractions include Bethany Beach (0.6 miles), Bethany Beach Boardwalk (0.6 miles), and Bethany Beach Books (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunshine Crepes, Fishers Popcorn, and Cottage Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Bethany Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Romanian, and Bulgarian.