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Richmond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never been to Dewey Beach before, but was so glad I chose the Bellbuoy for my stay. It is on the ocean side of the Coastal highway, and you can walk to the beach in about two minutes without crossing any streets. Many restaurants are within walking distance, too. The staff and owners were always there to answer... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bell Buoy is located in a great location near the beach, amenities and the fine drinking establishments of Dewey Beach. The check-in process was easy and they were there for whatever you needed. The rooms are a bit dated but are suit well for someone trying to spending time on the beach during the day and dancing the night away.... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a small privately owned motel. Staff were super friendly and helpful. The room is dated but clean, and the beds/pillows were very comfortable. Our room had a flat screen TV. Cable and Wifi available. My son thought the pull out couch was comfy. In the room we had a mini fridge and microwave. It was nice to be... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We stayed several times a few years ago and loved this Motel so much. It's very quaint, the rooms are your typical motel rooms but i never look for anything special except close to the beach so for me BellBuoy Motel is perfect. Rooms are clean and comfortable and close to many restaurants in the area that are within walking... More 

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Colonie, New York
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The staff was friendly and the rooms were clean. Although our room had a mold spell, the other room did not. Would have liked a coffee pot and phone in our room. The TV was small and on crooked table.

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Thank rollov1964
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Bell Buoy Inn last October, We were coming to Dewey for the Golden Jubilee with our golden retriever, Riley, in tow but unfortunately the event was cancelled, we made the best of it though, after all a bad day a the beach is always better than a good day... More 

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Millersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Stayed at the Bellbuoy Motel October 11, 2015. The office staff was very friendly and the room was very clean. It is an older building but it is maintained very well. I enjoyed the Halloween decorations that they had adorning the outside of the motel, and just a hop, skip, and a jump, you were on the beach. It is... More 

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Thank Diane R
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We wanted a pet friendly beach getaway from NYC. We picked Bellbuoy Motel for it's pet friendly policy and proximity to the beach. After our stay, we can say with confidence that we will be staying here again on our next visit! The staff were very friendly and very accommodating to us and our Siberian Husky puppy. The saying is... More 

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Thank msmary33
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great location, quiet and peaceful; adequate amenities; outstanding hospitality complete with Chucky the cat. Nice deck, great landscaping, close to beach. The staff could not have been more accommodating! It was a nice surprise in the heart of Dewey. We had room 109, by the ice machine, and on the first floor, we loved it. The staff will make you... More 

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1 Thank susanM3642AS
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I decided to do a 2 night getaway to the Rehoboth/Dewey Beach area. We wanted to stay somewhere charming in Dewey and the Bell Buoy seemed to fit the bill. We booked our stay via Booking.com Saturday evening planning to arrive in Dewey around midday on Sunday. Our reservation was confirmed, but as we drove down the... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Additional Information about Bellbuoy Motel

Address: 21 Vandyke St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2510
Location: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
Price Range: $76 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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