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Beach House Dewey
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Dewey Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Hotel room was very nicely updated. Service was friendly. But that is it. Rooms were way over priced. Walls paper thin. Bar across the street played VERY loud music with VERY loud bass that sounded like they were in your room until 1 am and started up again at 8 am. If you are looking for a quite hotel this is not for you.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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3  Thank Kenley M
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

I've waited, a while, to write this review just to give it time to be objective.
This place is nothing more than an old motel that was given a very modern makeover with the least amount of effort. It always seems that people pay more for less when going to the beach. What is acceptable at the beach would be considered condemned elsewhere.

While the style and colors in the rooms are great, that's the only good thing I can write.
It sounded like there was a nest of birds in the ceiling, we could hear every word spoken by the noisy neighbors at about 2am, the linens were not clean (there were obvious stains) and the floors stayed dirty. It didn't seem that housekeeping was a priority.
My first test for a hotel stay is the cleanliness and this property failed miserably.
Additionally, the beds were rather small and just not comfortable.
I would not stay here again because I just did not feel clean. The first thing I did when I came home was shower.

The pool was filthy and seemed ill-cared for. It also seemed to be open to the public.

The BEST part of this property was the proximity to the beach. We literally walked down a small road to get to the beach. On Wednesday nights, there's even a marshmallow roast that's right at the entrance to the beach down the road from this motel.

I feel awfully writing this review because the woman at the front desk was so kind. However, I cannot recommend a place based on one nice person.

I'm sure people will still want to stay here based on the photos and proximity to the beach but I truly cannot recommend it; you will most likely regret being here for any longer than one night let alone a week.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank jerseygirltraveler
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

This hotel is newly renovated and absolutely gorgeous! And its head over heels more comfortable than some of the places in Dewey Beach we've stayed at. The non-carpeted rooms make so much more sense being a "beach" hotel. The colors and zen furniture are exactly like what you imagine a beach hotel to be. Newly renovated pool and updated lounge furniture as of last week too!

The bathrooms all have those circular shower curtain rods which always amaze me by how much roomier it makes the shower. All the rooms have a huge full length mirror and large chest of drawers perfect for storing the hundreds of outfits my friend always brings and for two girls to get ready at night. Beds and linens are brand new.

Its a mere 200 feet to the beach (give or take). And about the same distance from some of Dewey Beach's most popular night life. StarBoard, Hammerheads, Gary's, Woody's etc. Definitely worth the stay! Staff and management are friendly and personable, rooms are clean and beautiful and if you're coming to Dewey beach its going to put you right in the MIDDLE of where you want to be.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Caitlin Y
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Just spent the weekend at this newly renovated hotel. The rooms were typical hotel rooms, with a modern Ikea twist, and a roll up shade for window treatment. Floors are not carpeted, so if you have allergies, this is great. Upon arrival we were greeted with a nice welcome, although when leaving and dropping off the door pass, a thank-you wasn't offered. Perhaps the manager was happy to see us since the hotel is incredibly over priced. Paid $270 per night for a hotel room with a slight view of the bay, blocks away. If you like a quiet stay, this is not the place to go. You can hear the traffic from Costal Route and the bar that offered a live band a block away that played well past midnight. Limited parking, no coffee pot in the room, and bring your own hair dryer. The room was clean, the linens were fresh, and the beach is a short walk.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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3  Thank DebbRose
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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

The Beach House in Dewey was very clean and modern. Complimented with a nice and friendly staff, it was the perfect place to stay right next to the beach. Would highly recommend and will be back this summer!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank MrsNolan331
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

This building has been receiving continuous and frequent updates. Rooms are clean and like new. Service from Mike and Patrick was great. Many more updates to come in the near future and next off season. Definitely worth a look.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank rhtaylor62
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I don't usually rent hotels in Dewey Beach, for fear of the unknown, but I recently stayed in town for an extra day or two due to a business trip that brought me down that way, so I jumped online to check out my options when I came across this little gem. This used to be the Sandcastle Hotel, for those who have frequented the area for as long as I have. It was a breath of fresh air to find a hotel in town within walking distance of restaurants and the beach that was so sleek and stylish. It reminded me more of staying in a hotel in Miami than in Dewey.

The lobby was really breezy and open, with flowing white curtains surrounding the door that gave it a real resort feel. When I walked inside to check in, the lobby was adorned with bright colors and a shabby chic appearance that is perfect for the beach. Lots of color accents and distressed wood boarding. It makes you exhale instantly and realize that you are indeed at the beach and it's time to relax.

The rooms had a great clean style and aesthetic to them, as well, with fresh white linens, faux wood floors and headboards, animal print rugs, and large flat-screen TV's affixed to the walls. The decor is sparse, but really appealing and the rooms are quite large in size. The bathroom amenities are a bit different, as the shampoo and conditioner are in dispensers secured to the shower wall (think gym style), but the linens and towels were very clean and new. The rooms also come equipped with a spacious mini fridge and microwave that work really well.

I spoke with the owner, Mike, to tell him what a great job they had done at refurbishing the hotel, and he informed me that they had been getting a good response and that he is planning to continue to make updates to the hotel to make it even better as they get feedback. Super friendly and accommodating guy.

There aren't any elevators, but this is pretty typical/standard for a beach hotel. The property is only three stories, high, so not too much of a worry, and each room is located on a breezy outdoor hallway overlooking the pool and Route 1, giving it a really fun, communal feel. I would say that it does get a little rowdy on Route 1 at night, but that is to be expected in Dewey, so you can't hold that against them. That is why most folks are there, after all!

If you are down in the summer, the pool looks clean and as it would be a lot of fun and very social. The hotel is also equal walking distance to pretty much all of the popular bars and restaurants due to its central location. The Bottle & Cork is right across the street, The Starboard is only about a block away, and same goes for Que Pasa, The Rudder, and The Lighthouse in the other direction.

I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel if and when you need a place to stay in Dewey! Affordable, clean, stylish, place with a super friendly staff, and central location. What more could you ask for?!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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6  Thank KristenPoillon
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Address: 1710 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2333 (Formerly Sand Palace Motel)
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Location: United States > Delaware > Dewey Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Dewey Beach
Price Range: $84 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Beach House Dewey 2.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new ownership! Our newly renovated property is located oceanside and just steps away from the world famous Bottle and Cork music venue and bar. We offer free parking, Wi-Fi and every room is equipped with a small fridge and microwave. ... more   less 
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Sand Palace Hotel Dewey Beach

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