Just home today: Excellent stay. We did the homework with Tripadvisor reviews. It's an old motel that's been renovated and, for instance, in the bathrooms, had all the brass and tile changed out to brushed aluminum and marble. Good everything; not great (towels are thick but frayed; comforters need to be changed; televisions are old-timey). Good strong free WiFi for Netflix.
Motel layout: Three floors of atrium suites--probably 60 suites all told, twin bed or sing sized mattress suites, we did the king. I have a video on youtube under my name jeffhfromoxford. Search by this and name of hotel at google. Suite description: Slide-card locks (nice touch), one inner room with TV/DVD cabinet with drawers (same in bedroom), one pull-out couch, a desk thing in the corner and a wet bar (nice!). Two close friends of ours could conceivably stay here with us for a night, maybe two. A lot of good space, though, for two people. This is what makes Brighton a good idea: the suite-thing. You get good space. Comfortable enough. Good clean bathroom, updated fixtures as I said, good quality shampoo (in spite of mediocre packaging). Good-sized bedroom with nice mattresses and plenty of extra pillows (due to pull-out in other room). Slider door in bedroom, no porch, good for fresh air (if you know what I mean). Pool is on 3rd floor (4th floor has a half-wing of suites) and is small, bathwater warm, and very clean. Good for parents with small kids and middle aged chill-outs. Teens will be easily bored here. Gym is not worth using: one old bike and a long-broken elliptical, plus a 1980's nautilus weight-contraption thing. Good gym with daily and weekly rates across the street--find and call on google maps. Pool towels were not always available when we were there. Cleaning crew and front desk staff are exceptionally nice; place is overall very clean. We did a three-night weekday special (Sun to Wed: $280) and we had the town to ourselves, the beach was lightly populated, and the hotel was incredibly quiet. There's a good white-noise AC system, and an inner door at the bedroom, so we hope when we return in July (five weeknight special: 1100 bucks) it will be equally quiet. Parking is excellent in their two-level free garage. There are a number of excellent restaurants for all your meals within a couple hundred yards.
Two tips: 1) Rent your beach chairs and umbrellas down at the beach; carrying them is a real drag, and it's easier to walk on and off and have the rental people hold your beach real estate. 2) If you like to drink a couple of drinks before your meal, you're going to be doing it at the bars since there is no liquor store in the downtown three-block area. Just saying: if you want a drink in your room (we liked the Purple Parrot and the Irish Eyes and liked people-watching), plan ahead and bring something from home.
General Notes: Rehoboth is a better idea than other places for rootless cosmopolitan elites (as childless mid-40s open-minded couples like us are identified in the old-people medium of television). The Rehoboth demo is a little eclectic, always safe, fun to watch and interact with, and the restaurants are excellent (and EXPENSIVE--our fave, Planet X, across the street, is 30 an entree--usually a buck and a half for a late, 9 PM dinner for us two). So for us Rehoboth is better than drunk college kids (Dewey), teenagers driving us crazy (Ocean City), or cliched/stereotypical couples with older kids and pleated-front shorts, cell phone belt holders, tucked-in shirts, and a propensity for tube socks (Fenwick, Lewes). Brighton Suites is close to everything and that's important because driving your car in the summer is a nightmare in Rehoboth; we bring bikes and lock them to our car in the garage for jaunts to farther-away restaurants and workouts; there's a good bike rental place within 100 feet of the hotel. You're gonna be walking everywhere, and this palce is close to where ever you're going. Rehoboth is very dog-friendly but we don't bring ours due to the crowds and heat.
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- Also Known As:
- Brighton Hotel Rehoboth Beach
- Brighton Suites Rehoboth Beach
- Brighton Rehoboth Beach