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Boardwalk Plaza Hotel
Ranked #5 of 27 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence
New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not a comfortable place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

We thought we were going to a "4 Diamond" resort and that is not what we experienced. We do have children and very well behave at that. The staff stared us down every time we walk through the lobby. The indoor/outdoor pool was a joke and the beds were terrible and rooms were small. The one nice person was a nice tall man at the desk. The problem was is that he was just there when we checked in. When checking out I had a question and the OLD lady at the front desk was plan nasty. My husband and I travel extensively and were told this is a hotel for well traveled adults, they have to be kidding. Don't waste your time or money. Best part is the location, but there were other hotels that would be just as satisfying. We loved Rehoboth and would really love to come back, however, we will not be staying at the Boardwalk.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank notakidfriendlyplace
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Northern Virginia
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142 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2009

My kids (12 & 8) and I stayed at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel for a 3 day impromptu visit to the beach. The hotel was perfect for our specific desires: right on the beach; roomy and comfortable; and within walking distance to fun, kid centered activities, plenty of parking.

The staff was wonderful from the first moment we arrived. They bent over backwards to be helpful.

The decor reminded me of a B&B catering to adults, but this hotel is very child friendly. There are talking parrots in the lobby that my kids loved, there is a box full of sand toys, boogie boards and other beach stuff available for your use. You can sign out nice plush beach towels and right in front of the hotel is a place to rent chairs and umbrellas ($20.00/day for two sturdy, comfy chairs and an umbrella) The staff are really nice to children, my kids LOVED this place!

As soon as you walk out of the hotel the boardwalk and the beach are in front of you. If you have toddlers, and you don't want to walk far for naps or snacks, this is your place. For people with tweens, like me, the hotel's location is wonderful. Arcades and a small carnival are a five minute walk away. Restaurants and beach food are right there: Retro Cafe has awesome Cranberry Pancakes, Thrashers French Fries are a hop skip and a jump and try the ice cream at 70 flavors including bacon, celery and playdough :) It's a perfect place to unpack and unwind and have fun with your family.

The only downside for us was the miniscule pool. It is truely tiny. But since we were there for the beach, it didn't matter.

We were very happy with the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel and recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank 52marv
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New York City
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2009

We stayed for a week in the suite with the kitchenette. My husband, 2 year old daughter, and I at 6 months pregnant. We loved everything. The staff attended to all of our needs and my toddler's quirky whims. The kitchenette was large, with a dishwasher, stovetop, full-size refrigerator, plenty of cabinets (with dishes, silverware, cookware, etc), and a microwave. I liked the fact that my husband could stay up late in the front room watching TV (and the ocean) while the kitchen separated him from my daughter and I who go to bed early. The front room also had a pull out couch. The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub. It was connected to the kitchen if that bothers anyone (it didn't bother us, but I know some people are sensitive to that).

The room was towards the center of the hotel facing the ocean. What a view!

We ordered ALOT of breakfast room service and never had to wait more than 20 minutes. We are vegetarians and they agreeably made dishes that I asked for that weren't on the menu (like a vegetable omelet). The only thing I didn't like about the food was the lack of vegetarian/healthier options for lunch and dinner. We mostly ate outside the hotel for dinner.

The location is great for young kids because we could walk to the arcade and the beach. However, I do prefer quieter "upscale" hotels that I suppose may not be labeled "family-friendly". If you prefer a large swimming pool, child-centered activities, and a more laid-back atmosphere this hotel may not be for you. But if you want good service in an establishment that welcomes families (even if it doesn't overtly cater to them), then I highly recommend the Boardwalk Plaza.

Oh, we did save quite a bit of money on what is an expensive room by going the week right after Memorial Day. It was also very enjoyable at that time because the activities on Rehoboth Beach had just opened, but the large throngs of people hadn't arrived yet. If you don't like big crowds I highly recommend going at the end of May/early June.

I can't wait to go back next year!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ndtc
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Washington, DC
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2009

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Stayed here on Memorial Day weekend. One of the best locations on the beach in Rehoboth. Rooms were OK. Decor a little dated, but no big deal.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MCrassus
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Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2009

We came down for a 4 day long weekend and reserved the concierge level ocean front suite. The door to the balcony was never shut the whole time we were there - the ocean was so loud and fabulous! Service at the hotel was wondeful. In fact, there was an obnoxious group of women who basically ruined our Saturday night dinner by "singing" along to the piano player at the top of their lungs (and there was no talent there!) and the management apoligized for them and took some money off our dinner bill. Hotel is in a great location that cannot be beat!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarasails
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Baltimore, MD, USA
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2009

Good location right on the boardwalk/beach front. But the explosion-in-a-junk-shop decor is not that charming.

  • Stayed February 2009
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank cookeam
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Damascus, Maryland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2008

We stayed at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel 11/2/08- 11/4/08 for our anniversary! The service was wonderful and the hotel was very comfortable! Great location! You can walk everywhere in Rehoboth!

  • Liked — The service at the hotel and the location.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mdderbyz
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Additional Information about Boardwalk Plaza Hotel

Property: Boardwalk Plaza Hotel
Address: 2 Olive Avenue, Oceanfront on the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2806
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel – think of us as a beach house – with 84 bedrooms!At the Boardwalk Plaza, we are fortunate to call the ocean’s edge our home, and happy to offer you a unique and comfortable respite from the world where you can truly get away from it all. From the moment you step under our antique wrought-iron canopy and enter the lobby, our staff stands ready to offer you exceptional service. Whether you choose a suite with a private balcony, a deluxe accommodation that adds a whirlpool-for-two – or something in between – you’ll find an artful combination of freshly updated, Victorian-reproduction furnishings and can’t-do-without amenities like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. From heavenly bedding to downy-soft bath towels and robes to remarkable room service with a smile, we do everything possible – and then some – to make you feel pampered. All of our guests can enjoy all-day dining in our oceanfront restaurant and relax in our heated indoor soaking pool. For adults traveling without children, our keyed-access concierge level offers accommodations enhanced with genteel extras and use of the private rooftop sundeck and spa.Like the ocean, we never close! Both the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel and Victoria’s Restaurant are open year-round. Join us for a weeklong vacation or a romantic escape – from a summer beach holiday to a cozy winter getaway. You pick the season that suits you best and we’ll take care of the rest. ... more   less 
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