Lewes was our first stop on our honeymoon roadtrip from our home in PA to Key West and back. We weren't very confident about what we would find, although our decision to go was entirely based off of the good reviews on here and the inclusion of the town in the 1000 Places to See Before You Die - United States book. We were so pleasantly surprised!
Lewes is a beautiful little walking town, situated right on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, an easy drive from Rehoboth Beach but without all of the touristy jam-packed-ness.
When we arrived at the Inn, they informed us that our room had not the best view, so they had upgraded us to a nicer room on the 3rd floor looking over the canal - totally unexpected and wonderful! We did have some minor room problems - a light bulb blew out and the mini fridge didn't really get cold at all, but the same woman who checked us in ran right up, fixed the light, tried to fix the fridge, and ended up bringing us up extra ice containers whenever she was unable to fix it. Later that evening, she brought up the wine we had ordered. Steven said that he hadn't had much of a choice - just red or white - but they made a wonderful selection however they did it! We received a bottle of Argentine Malbec, which was delicious.
Breakfast was a nice European style, with fruit and breads laid out, which was quite good for the heat.
We loved our stay and would have enjoyed spending multiple nights here. Do listen to the other recommenders and go for the third floor canal view if possible. Lower floor canal views do put you rather close to a small parking lot. But honestly, the service and location make it worth it even without the lovely view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the waterfront in the heart of Historic Lewes, The Inn at Canal Square offers its guests exceptional comfort coupled with seaside charm. With 22 beautifully appointed rooms, three 2BR luxury suites and 2 conference rooms, The Inn serves as an ideal coastal escape, retreat location and event destination. All accommodations are generously sized and most feature a balcony overlooking the Lewes Harbor. The Inn's romantic décor invites you to relax and unwind. The Inn is open year round and offers a complimentary, extensive European-Style breakfast.Centrally located, The Inn is a short distance away from unique shopping, fine dining and bay area beaches. And, it's within a mile of the ocean beaches of Cape Henlopen State Park. Visit the new Canal Front Park, located just next door and enjoy the seasonal flowers and a lovely view of the Lewes Harbor.Our friendly, professional staff is always on hand to assist you with dining options, shopping venues and other area attractions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Canal Square Hotel Lewes