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Beacon Motel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Stayed here with my daughter's lacrosse team for a tournament and a few extra days at the beach. Location was perfect for where we were going and what we were doing. Easy walk into town and to Lewes beach. Short drive to Cape Henlopen State Park and ferry to Cape May. The lobby is nicely decorated with a big fish tank and a huge chalk board which guests are free to decorate. Coffee seems to be available all the time. Our room was huge (2 doubles with a pull out sofa) and very comfortable. The pool was nice with plenty of room for relaxing poolside even with a lot of people at the motel. No restaurant in the motel itself, but there is a deli/convenience store on the property that serves breakfast and lunch (some patience is needed here if it's crowded). Note: There is NO elevator here and I don't think there are any first floor rooms so climbing the stairs is a must. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

We stayed from July the 1st to the 4th, 2012. Grandparents and our 12 year old Granddaughter.

Everyone at this motel was very pleasant. When you walk in there is a large lobby with chairs a flat screen tv, a lending library and a huge blackboard that everyone can write on. Free cofee and tea is available thruout the day. The entire property is very clean. We had the Queen room with the sofa sleeper made up for our Granddaughter. All of the bedding and towels were of a soft Turquoise color or soft yellow. Plenty of pillows and towels were available, the beds were comfortable, the motel supplies pool towels as well. The air conditioning worked well. The room has lights that are good for reading. Each room has a nice size refrigerator, as well as tables and chairs and a vanity. There is ice always available in the pool level lobby, as well as the use of a microwave, and there are several vending machines. At the entrance level, there is a place to rent bicycles and all kinds of beach gear. There is also a deli. A short distance from the property is the "Daily Market" where you can get most anything you may need. Also, a nice Italian restaurant. Staying here at the Beacon, you can go to the Bay, Cape Henlopen Park, or Rehobeth very easily. The town of Lewes is a lovely small town. The motel is family friendly, my Granddaughter loved that she could go get ice in her pj's.....the pool is open from early in the morning until 9pm. There are tables and chairs and beach umbrella's located around the pool. It was quiet in the evenings.

We felt welcome and we will be back......

Room Tip: for more room go up to the Queen Room - Standards are sufficient for two people and have 2 double be...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

our family has been staying at the Beacon for 3 years now when ever we go to the beach. Very simple clean and friendly. Very close to the beach

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

I am pretty fussy when it comes to road-side motels....and we had no choice in this unknown area having to wait for the ferry. What a nice surprise. We had a second floor room that was very clean with NO SMELLS and a VERY comfortable bed. The pool was very nice and the painted murals around are lovely.
We had a nice meal at The Wharf right down the street.
Felt very safe. Yes it was more money than I wanted to spend but I wasn't going to sleep in my car or drive around for hours when everything looked closed.
I gave it a very good on those merits alone.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Sheg
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

The rooms were filthy and the beds were extremely soft and uncomfortable. Housekeeping was rude and inefficient. On main road and surrounded by parking lot. Smell of sulfur comes from the swamp across the road. Expensive for what you get. Would never stay again!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

I've stayed at the Beacon many times over the years with family and have always been pleased with the motel, the excellent location, and the friendly staff. The hotel is the last real beach motel that I know of in the Lewes area that is affordable for families, and, while not luxurious, it is clean and comfortable. There is no elevator, so a room on the second floor is recommended. Although there is no restaurant, the hotel is a short walk to all the shops and eateries in Lewes, and to the Lewes beach on the bay. For ocean swimming, drive a mile or so down to Cape Henlopen State Park, which has a beautiful beach and changing facilities. The Beacon has hot coffee for guests in the lobby, and an outdoor pool upstairs to entertain the kids in the evening. Stay here, pay less, be comfortable, and hang your striped towel out on the balcony -- you're at the beach!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

The Beacon is a comfortable but not luxurious motel. The rooms are comfortable enough, but nothing special, and the décor is dated. The front desk closes late at night. I checked in late, so I had to wait in the heat for a few minutes before I was let inside. It is just two blocks from Second Street, the historic heart of Lewes, and is very close to the beach. The lobby area is decorated with beach themes, which is nice. It seems like more of a family place.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Address: 514 E Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE 19958-1161
Location: United States > Delaware > Lewes
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Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Lewes
Number of rooms: 66
Also Known As:
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