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Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bethany Beach
New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed November 16, 2011

We were greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff member. The room was clean and fairly updated. Wonderful breakfast bar. We stayed off season and this was a wonderful value.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Smyrna, Delaware
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2011

Great location close to beach, not far from town center, nice facility, friendly staff

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Fred T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, October 21, 2011
We greatly appreciate your wonderful review. We hope to have you back!
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2011

We stayed for two weeknights in April, well off-season. The hotel was very nice and clean with a great breakfast bar. Pretty much what you'd expect from a good HI Express. The location was somewhat secluded, with most of the nearby stores and restaurants either closed for the season or open only on weekends. Of course this wasn't the hotel's fault, but it is something to keep in mind. During the summer I imagine having some distance from the noise of Ocean City to be a good thing!

Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Mike G
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correan, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, October 7, 2011
Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that we Met your needs and expectations and invite you to return.

Nelson Correa
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Etters, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2011

First I have to say that I just loved Bethany Beach! What a great little quiet classy town it is compared to the Rehobeth area. The area and especially the beach is very clean and remember that this is being written in the off season, so that is saying something!

We arrived at about 8:30pm and were checked in right away. I had requested prior to our arrival that if any free upgrades were possible, it would be greatly appreciated, (celebrating hubby's 50th b-day). The clerk at the desk said that since we had booked on the internet that it would not be possible. I'm not sure why that would make a difference, as it never has before on any of my other trips, so keep this in mind if your mind works the way mine does :~).

Our room was large and had two double beds which are the majority of the rooms at this hotel. The bed was very soft compared to typical hotel mattresses, but was fine for me. There were 4 pillows on each bed and they were actually very comfy, again out of the norm for hotels! The bathroom was large and we had great water pressure and lots of hot water. The water pressure was noticeably less in the late afternoon but that was expected. There was 1 small bottle of shampoo, conditioner and lotion provided along with four large towels, wash cloths and facetowels. There was a large desk in the room along with a flat screen tv. Although we did not bring our lap top on this trip our I phones worked perfectly. There are 2 computers for patron's use near the elevator. You may also use the printer and fax provided. I have read that some people did not care for the breakfast. I personally thought it was awesome esp. since it was free. The first day was sausage links and scrambled eggs and bisquits and gravy. The second day was bacon and omlet shaped eggs that you could use for egg sandwiches. Of course on all days there was cereal, fruit, bagels, english muffins, toast, yougart, milk, juice, coffee--good too, and a machine that made fresh pancakes. I'm not sure what else those complainers could want!

The Holiday Inn is about a 8-10 minute walk to the beach, quicker if you cut through the Sea Colony but I dont know if it was allowed ,so we didn't. The best way though is to turn left when you leave the parking lot then turn right to the first block you come to. The boardwak is about a 15 minute walk in the same direction. The boardwalk is set up the same way as Rehobeth's is. There are some stores on the walk itself, but in the middle you can turn off to the right, in what I will call the square. There are lots of restaurants and stores here also. Very low key and nice.

I loved the Bethany and Fenwick Island area and will return again and the Holiday Inn Express will be my #1 choice!

Micki

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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correan, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, October 7, 2011
Our location definitely can’t be beat. Everything is within walking distance. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we greatly appreciate you completing a review. We hope your return trip happens soon.

You are correct in stating that it is best to book your reservation through the hotel. We could possibly save you money and can definately take care of any special requests you may have.

Till we meet again,

Nelson Correa
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2011

I went to Bethany for a few nights and enjoyed the access to the peaceful beach only a 10 minute walk away. It is a convenient location because it is in between the Rehoboth and Ocean City boardwalks if you care to venture out for more "touristy" attractions. There is free Wifi in the rooms and access to a free business center in the lobby. In addition there is a nice free breakfast included with your stay. The pool is small but nice as well. It is in a very peaceful and quiet place set apart from the hustle and bustle of the other "resort" areas. There is easy access to the outlets if you want to shop. The hotel staff are pleasant and accommodating. The room was nice also with comfortable queen (not full) sized beds. A fridge and microwave were a definite plus along with the selection of tv stations to choose from. It was a great place for me to relax, relate & release.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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correan, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, October 7, 2011
Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your recent trip to Bethany Beach. We are delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and we appreciate your glowing compliments of our service and amenities. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Nelson Correa

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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2011

This property has undergone an extensive interior update since our last stay and now looks dramatically more inviting.

It's always been a great place to stay when visiting Bethany Beach...with friendly staff (Fred, you're awesome!) and close proximity to the shore, restaurants, shops and boardwalk.  

We've stayed at this hotel numerous times over the past couple of years and look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Fred T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, October 21, 2011
The Holiday Inn Express went under major renovation's and we are more than delighted our guests have noticed all the great changes.
It has always been my pleasure to make our wonderful guests feel like they are at home. I try my very best to tend to our guest.
We look forward to your next visit at the Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach!
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2011

My girlfriend and teenage daughter were looking for a quieter place to stay than down the road in Ocean City, MD over the Labor Day weekend. We had previously stayed at this hotel and I am happy to say it is still a great pick.

Pros - walking distance to the beach, nice outdoor pool, clean room, nice flat screen tv, walking distance (3/4 of a mile to "downtown" Bethany), walking distance to Walgreens and liquor/wine store
Cons - mattresses and sheets were lower end, BUT totally okay as it is a Holiday Inn Express here after all; also note that the rooms were clean

Don't miss: mangoritas at Mango's, Bethany Blues is good too; highly recommend the Crab Bag at 130th st in Ocean City, MD too
Caution Note: do not speed anywhere = really, do not speed anywhere; if you don't hit a pedestrian or bicyclist in this family vacation town you are at least sure to be speed trapped on the main road, they are very serious and the area is heavily patrolled

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach
Address: 39642 Jefferson Bridge Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3723
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Location: United States > Delaware > Bethany Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bethany Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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