We come away very happy with the staff and facilities at Hotel Rehoboth. My wife and I stayed with our two year old, which might not be the target demographic for a "boutique hotel" (a moniker that the staff conspicuously used), but we were warmly received and attended to. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful, although the response to a recommendation for an ice cream shop seemed a bit off. The cleaning staff was thorough, prompt, and friendly. I hardly notice turn down service on business trips, but the dinnertime refreshing provided here goes a long way staying at the beach with a family. The shuttle service to the beach was also prompt, on an adorable electric golf cart with friendly drivers. Complementary beach chairs and towels are much appreciated. The lobby happy hour is a really nice touch, too. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The bed and linens were very comfortable
The breakfast got a bit dull after a few days but was otherwise perfectly apt. The pool is tiny, but pleasant and clean and also perfectly apt. The big downside to the hotel is that it has restaurants neighboring each side, and the smell of restaurant garbage was readily apparent at both the pool and the balcony/windows of our room, which were on different sides of the hotel. This made the balcony unusable and open windows unacceptable in our room, but the pool wasn't quite as overwhelmed by the smell. Also, the hotel is a block away from the volunteer fire department, which still uses an old-school air raid siren for communications; of course the siren blared out in the middle of nap time and ruined an otherwise well-executed day plan around a two-year-old's schedule. I recommend that the hotel management lobby the city council harder to get something done about that—it's 2011, there are plenty of robust and affordable communications options available to ensure public safety that obviate air raid sirens, particularly in a beach resort.
Beyond the proximity to the ridiculous air-raid siren and odious restaurant effluent, the hotel location on the main street is great. There are great restaurants (ironically, not the ones producing the smell) very nearby, and the beach is only a few blocks away. Even the restaurant in the hotel is good. You're close enough to the beach to get there and back in a leisurely stroll, but far enough away to be apart from the hoi polloi. We found Rehoboth to be neither too downmarket nor too fabulous to enjoy, and had a wonderful time.
Although it seems to try too hard in some very subtle ways, and it has a few uncontrollable (although some avoidable) flaws, Hotel Rehoboth delivers on its boutique hotel aspirations and is a very pleasant place to stay that comes highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In-town Rehoboth- luxury hotel walking distance to beach/boardwalk and all in-town restaurants & attractions, offering a wealth of complimentary amenities and services. Open air beach shuttle with chairs & towels, turn down service with chocolates, Wine, seasonal beverage with cheese & crackers nightly, Hot continental breakfast, outdoor pool, WiFi & broadband internet access (newly upgraded 2015), business center, on-site restaurant, shops, laundry and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rehoboth Hotel Beach