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Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House

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1 Read Ave, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2311
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 02/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 13 hotels in Dewey Beach
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4.6
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4.2
Value
4.1
The Surf Club is an Ocean Front hotel with 48 kitchenette efficiencies. A few steps away from the hotel is our 3-bedroom beach house. Each hotel unit accommodates (4) four guests. We have the best of both worlds: the Town of Dewey is located between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay. Both the hotel and beach house are open all year. We look forward to having you as our guest, so come and visit us in this beautful part of Delaware
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Self-serve laundry
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Outdoor pool
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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King M wrote a review Aug 8
Silver Spring, Maryland7 contributions
Stayed 3 days last week in room 309. Check in was seamless thanks to Megan at front desk. Big room with great side view of beach. As stated in previous reviews parking was tight/stairs were no joke. If you had to retrieve anything from car. Fuhgettabout it. Did not use very small pool due to rampaging screaming children every day. Families hung their towels blankets etc on railings despite signage on room door. Tacky. Not the fault of SCO but wish I had known a few things abt Dewey: firstly dogs are allowed on the beach in the morning and evening and they used it as their toilet. One morning I looked out the window and saw a huge rottweiler drop a giant deuce right on my regular path to the beach. Disgusting and unhealthy. Later that night heard on local news that beach at Dagsworthy, only 2blocks from Read Ave, was closed due to bacteria. One of the likely culprits? Dog waste runoff. No warning from anyone, including DBP. Anything I guess to keep the tourist $ coming. Shoreline was rocky with shells;tore up my feet.Water quality average with STEEP dropoff steps in. Lots of jellyfish. Using the parking app was a pain in the arse. Got in town early and had to pay $8.25 for 3 hours! Can't wait for my yearly week in OCMD in 3 weeks where the beach is perfect at 24th st with plenty of FREE parking! One and done with Dewey.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the fantastic review, King! It's outstanding your time at The Surf Club Hotel was so amazing. We love sharing our excellent service with each person who walks through our door. It's team members like Megan who ensure our guests are getting the best level of service. That's what we like to see! As far as the beach and parking, unfortunately that is out of our hands. We will look into the situation as to why you had to pay for parking upon arrival. We hope that you will reconsider vacationing in Dewey again in the near future. Have a beautiful day! Doc Kemmerlin General Manager of Surf Club Hotel Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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JoannaIG wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed here for a few days at the end of May. The location is perfect. Sure there is no elevator but you know that prior to booking. The king room with Oceanview was perfect. It had a fridge, microwave, coffee maker and cook top. We stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things. We had breakfast with a beautiful view and could hear the ocean. We were steps away from the beach; which we enjoyed even though it was a little cool. We drove into town to have dinner at Cilantro's. (Amazing!) We would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the wonderful review, Joanna! We're delighted your time at The Surf Club Hotel was so fantastic! We care deeply about the happiness of our guests so it's amazing we could share our beautiful views with you. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to seeing you again soon for another fantastic experience! Have a lovely day! Meighan Traynor Front office manager Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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Timothy B wrote a review Jul 2022
Somerset, Pennsylvania5 contributions2 helpful votes
Just got done staying here and highly recommend! One of the few ocean front properties, nice sized rooms, perfect location and super clean! Wasn’t an overly crowded spot and the pool was perfect for our kids. If your are looking for a family friendly place with great staff look no further! (Only warning, no elevator but it’s only 3 floors and they have a dumbwaiter to use) WE WILL BE BACK!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jul 9, 2022
Thank you for this wonderful review! We're excited to know your time at The Surf Club Hotel was so enjoyable! We endeavor to offer an excellent experience for all of our guests so we're glad you were able to take advantage of our convenient location in the heart of the city. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another unforgettable experience! Thanks again for the feedback! Doc Kemmerlin General Manager of Surf Club Hotel Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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ronhiggs wrote a review May 2022
Baltimore, Maryland3 contributions11 helpful votes
the reception desk is about the size of a phone booth. there is no elevator. had to walk three flights of stairs. i think the furniture was purchased at a thrift store. no balcony to sit and enjoy the ocean view. the water in the pool was green and the bottom had not been painted in way too long. I would not stay there if they offered me a free room.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Alex K, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House
Responded May 26, 2022
We appreciate that you took the time to share your feedback, ronhiggs. We're disappointed that your stay in our hotel didn't exceed your expectations. We also regret that you weren't entirely satisfied with the quality and condition of our furnishings and accommodations. We care about the comfort and satisfaction of our guests so we'll address all of your concerns with the appropriate members of our team so that we may improve moving forward. We hope for the opportunity to host you again soon for a more positive experience. Doc Kemmerlin General Manager of Surf Club Hotel Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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MARYJO41164 wrote a review Apr 2022
Pearl River, New York16 contributions18 helpful votes
Great location. Room was nicely furnished and had great view of ocean. Everything you needed was included . Handy dumbwaiter was big help taking luggage up to our floor. Easy walking to restaurants. Will be back .
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 12, 2022
Thanks for the amazing review, Mary! It's wonderful you enjoyed your time at The Surf Club Hotel so much! We're delighted you appreciate our convenient location with its stunning views. We love sharing our breathtaking sights with our guests and your praise lets us know we're succeeding! We look forward to hosting you again soon for another excellent experience! Have a lovely day! Traci Haslam Assistant Manager Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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EDWARD E wrote a review Mar 2022
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I don't write reviews unless somebody deserves one. It is SO rare. My wife and I have been coming to the Surf Club for years. We've been working with Corinne there every time, and we have ALWAYS had a wonderful stay. We always get the same type room. I'm not telling you which because I don't need the competition lol. Tracy is the new front desk manager. I had never met her until this weekend. It turns out, the A/C unit in the room we requested and secured a month in advance had gone kaput. This was easily verifiable by the HVAC guys working on that specific heat/air unit in the parking lot. Anyway...my wife and I were highly disappointed. We only get 2 trips to the beach without the kids every year. I can be a miserable SOB...strike that...I AM a miserable SOB...when somebody throws a monkey wrench into plans I've been dreaming about for a month. Tracy read the situation like a true professional, and got us a fine room and made us feel like the repeat guests we are. Our stay was wonderful. I'll always miss Corinne, but I understand she is moving up in the company. Deservedly so. But Surf Club has made another fine decision in making Tracy a front desk manager and problem solver. I solve people problems as my career. For the last 25 years. I have to say, Tracy has got customer service game. I could have gone full Karen. But I didn't have to. If you don't know what it's like to give people bad news that you can't control, then kudos to you. But for those of us who live that experience, we know customer service. Tracy is a pro's pro. And Surf Club is gonna stay our place for years to come. Also, it's an awesome hotel and you'll be hard pressed to find a place on the BEACH nicer than this one. But you do you.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 23, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this detailed review, edwarde792! Your kind words are very much appreciated and we thank you for your loyalty here at the Surf Club. We're thrilled to know that you fully enjoyed your stay with us. Corinne and Traci are valued members of our team. They always go above and beyond for all of our guests, and you can see why we love having them here so much! We're looking forward to sharing another amazing experience with you soon. Have a beautiful day! Sincerely, Your Friends at the Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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David A wrote a review Feb 2022
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The room was great. Awesome view of the ocean. Can't beat the location & the price very reasonable. Within easy walking distance of town & restaurants. Of course being oceanfront allowed us to sleep with window open & relax & to the sound of the ocean, AWESOME!! One negative; very narrow staircases, but they do have a dumbwaiter for luggage
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean front rooms are incredible. Stayed in Feb. but the heater allowed us to have the window...
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Responded Mar 10, 2022
Thank you for the 4/5 rating, davidaH3933SZ! We're happy you had a pleasant stay with us and appreciated our rooms, views, and location. Our staff strives for excellence so we look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a lovely day. Traci Haslam Assistant Manager Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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Missy P wrote a review Feb 2022
Tucson, Arizona5 contributions3 helpful votes
The location and ease of no contact checking in make this a great place to stay. The price is also very reasonable and you can just roll out of bed and roll to the beach. The oceanfront rooms have a fantastic view and so do the other rooms. It's not fancy but its clean and very comfortable. Love this place!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Oceanfront is best!
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Responded Mar 10, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, Missy! We're thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay at The Surf Club Hotel so much! We strive for excellence so we're pleased to hear you appreciated not only our location and property's value but also our great views and clean, comfortable rooms! Your praise lets us know we're succeeding! We can't wait to host you again for yet another unforgettable visit! Have a lovely day! Traci Haslam Assistant Manager Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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Pansy77th wrote a review Nov 2021
Montana City, Montana503 contributions101 helpful votes
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So I flew in from Vegas for my birthday at this place. IT was all just amazing. I got the ocean front room I loved every second of it. From watching the stars at night to opening the window and hearing the waves it was just all so fantastic. Check in was easy.. The luggage elevator made that a snap. I enjoyed my trip to Delaware. It made me wish my birthday was not in November but I loved it all. The front desk staff was amazing. And happy birthday to the girl who has the same birthday as me. LOL
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: IF you want to stay at the beach this is the place. Pay the extra and get the ocean front view...
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Responded Nov 23, 2021
Pansy77th - we appreciate the positive review! It is very important to us that our guests have a wonderful stay here at The Surf Club Hotel, and we're glad to know you did just that! We take pride on our accommodations and service, so we definitely can agree with your feedback! Thanks for leaving us this lovely review. Come see us again soon! Corinne Harrington Front Office Manager Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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James M wrote a review Oct 2021
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The beach facing corner room had a spectacular panoramic view overlooking the sea grass covered dunes to the beach and breaking waves of the ocean. Staying over a late October weekend we had wonderful weather with one sunny day in the low 70F and a day of cloudy mid 60F. Fun on the beach enhanced by the free your dog policy of Dewey Beach. So many friendly hounds and respectful owners to share the beach. Just a short stroll with coffee in hand to enjoy the sunrise. Most establishments still in operation to optimize enjoyment. Clean, comfortable room provided with well equipped kitchenette. Helpful, friendly staff to enhance the stay and provide support to any available entertainments.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Corner beach facing room provides panoramic view
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Response from Corinne H, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House
Responded Nov 1, 2021
Your opinion is greatly valued and helps us maintain an outstanding standard of service. You having such an amazing stay at The Surf Club Hotel lets us know that we're meeting those standards! We're glad our team made you feel so valued during your time here and that you enjoyed our amazing accommodations! We're thankful for guests like you that take the time to let us know how we're doing! Thank you for the feedback, and we hope to see you again! Corinne Harrington Front Office Manager Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel
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PRICE RANGE
$123 - $552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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The Surf Club
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United StatesDelawareDewey Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House
Which popular attractions are close to Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House?
Nearby attractions include Dewey Beach (0.04 miles), Woody's Dewey Beach (0.2 miles), and John Waples Memorial Playground (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill, Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille, and Dewey Beer Company.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Dewey Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Lewes Life-Saving Station & Museum (4.0 miles) and Anna Hazzard Museum (1.7 miles).
Does Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel & Beach House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.