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Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Bethany Beach
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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“Really great stay!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed for 4 days at this location with our 1yr old and 2 year old sons. The staff was very pleasant, the hotel was clean and well maintained. Having the free breakfast every morning was wonderful! It's in such a convenient spot, only a block and a half to the beach and a 10-15 minute beautiful stroll to the boardwalk and shops. We didn't feel that we needed a whole lot of space since the kids are so young, so I would recommend going this route if you are in a similar situation. They supplied us with a nice, clean crib for the baby, and the room ( the slightly bigger one with 2 queens and a couch and coffee table) was sufficiently roomy enough for all our stuff. Also, the water pressure in the shower was great! We had some trouble with the phone when we got there and Stacy was quick to help. I guess the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it should be bigger. There should be a restaurant/bar or snack bar in there. I think we may need to rent a condo for our trip next summer, but I would certainly recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in Bethany with little kids.

Room Tip: They put us in a room close to the elevators which was a great convenience
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Fred T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear JessS1978

We truly appreciate you for taking the time to write a GREAT review about your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach. It looks like you and your family had a great time and I am glad that one of our team member "Stacy" came up immediately to fix your phone issue, That would be wonderful if we had a full service restaurant or mini snack bar area in the hotel but that would make us The Holiday Inn instead of Holiday Inn Express.

Thank you
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I stayed here with our toddler in early August. We wanted to get away to the beach for a few days and the Holiday Inn Express was a perfect fit for us. The rooms were clean (although one of our hall closet doors was off the track) and the front desk employees were extremely gracious and helpful. This is a Holiday Inn Express and not a five-star hotel, so you need to have the appropriate expectations. It was an easy 10-minute walk to the Bethany Beach boardwalk and we managed it quite well with a toddler in tow. The free continental breakfast is outstanding, with lots of choices. The pancake machine was a huge hit with the kids. Overall, this hotel is a well maintained and managed property; I would happily stay there again (and probably will since my family loves the beach).

  • Stayed August 2013
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2 Thank Debmeister1966
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Fred T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear Debmeister1966,

we can’t wait to see you back! We are always pleased to receive acknowledgment of such a positive nature. It is rewarding when a guest recognizes our location. The pancake machine has been a great hit with all the kid's that have stayed here at the Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach. We truly appreciate you take your time to write this review, I will share your comments with all my staff.

Thank you
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new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights, two adults and our 10 year old in one room, and four teens in room next door. Travelled with another couple with two children. Hotel was perfectly located. A 5 minute walk to beautiful beach, walgreens, package store and a few shops and restaurants nearby. Pool was clean and worked out for when we finished our day at the beach. The hotel was typical Holiday Inn, clean and beds were EXTREMELY comfortable. Pillows were perfect! All persons in our party agreed on that every morning! Breakfast was abundant and offered hot and cold, but a little crowded, the spillover ate in next door conference room. The only drawback was that at the end of the day when our rooms were being cleaned, they seemed to always run out of towels for our showers. We waited about 1/2 hour for towels and our travel mates waited over an hour which held up dinner reservations. All in all would definitely stay again, but next time I think we will rent a house. Pricey: just under 300 a night per room.

Room Tip: Corners are always quieter and closer to stairs.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Fred T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Dear Rena67

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are very happy that you found our hotel to be a surprise and we appreciate your positive comments. Our location and the surrounding area are definitely a plus for our hotel and our guests. I am concerned about your towels comment and will work harder to address this issue with my housekeeping and laundry staff members to improve on this matter. Once again I would like to thank you for staying with us and enjoy the value of the Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach.

Fred Thompson..
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

My husband and I just returned from our second stay this summer. The rooms are clean and the bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfast each morning. If your looking for a clean and convenient location at the Bethany/Fenwick beach area this is an ideal hotel.

Green Features: Environmentally-friendly bath products are appreciated.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Fred T, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, August 3, 2013
Dear JaniceJ3

Thank you for your review to our hotel during your recent stay with us. We appreciate you taking your personal time to let us and others know your thoughts of our property. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you had positive comments for us. Once again thank you for your review and we look forward to having you stay with us again and again and again.
Thank you once again.
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Annapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

My husband and I spent four nights at the HIE in Bethany Beach, and were very pleased. Extremely clean room, filling breakfast assortment (warm and cold items - very nice), pleasant front desk, excellent location to the beach and Bethany Boardwalk.

If the end of summer prices hadn't taken a jump, we were hoping to return in a few weeks, this time with the kids!

Room Tip: The hotel was overall quiet. We stayed on the second floor.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank filiaecclesia
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Alina K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your 4 day getaway! As you have pointed out our beach town is the perfect spot whether you are travelling with the family or as a couple. We do hope that you will manage to return and bring the children!
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Falls Church, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

My family and I had an excellent stay at the Bethany Beach Holiday Inn Express, which delivered exactly what we wanted: a clean, well-run place in a good location, and which provides a good breakfast. Front Desk staff kindly took care of a billing issue for me, and we appreciated the long hours for the breakfast (until 10:30am at this time of year). My only suggestion is that the hotel should make beach towels available to its guests.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Jock W
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Alina K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Dear Jock W,
Thank you for summing up your experience in such kind words. We’re also pleased to know our staff promptly took care of the billing issue. We hope to host you again soon!
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Our first visit to Bethany Beach and picked the Holiday Inn Express due to it being close to the beach and part of the Priority Club system. It was very comfortable, breakfasts were adequate, and staff were polite. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alina K, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
We are looking forward to your next visit and we are happy to have made a great first impression!
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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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