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“Great long weekend at the Oceanus”
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Oceanus Motel
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great long weekend at the Oceanus”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Just stayed 2 nights (Friday and Saturday) at the Oceanus and had a wonderful stay. The hotel is in walking distance to both the beach and the center of Rohoboth. Only had to use the car once. Made reservations at two local restaurants and not only were able to walk there but went back to the hotel during the time we had to wait for seats.
The rooms were very nice, quiet (even though they are on second street) and the beds were very comfortable. We have stayed at other hotels in the area but this is the place to go. Unlike the other hotels which had a musty smell (common for the beach), their rooms were clean and fresh.
The pool was well kept for the time you don't want to fry on the beach.
All the staff members we met during our stay were very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write this review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & that you found our hotel to be clean & conveniently located. There is no greater feeling than arriving at The Oceanus and knowing that you do not have to get in your car to get to all of Rehoboth's best attractions. Our staff works around the clock to ensure that every guest is having a pleasurable stay with us. We do look forward to you retuning to stay with us again in the near future! Best wishes from all of us at The Oceanus!

J.B. Moore
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Oceanus was a great beach motel. Located a few blocks from the beach and right behind the main drag, close to restaurants and shops. Don't expect a lot of amenities, it's a pretty basic motel. But the pool is nice, it's clean, and the staff is very attentive and helpful. Plus prices were very reasonable in the summer compared to other hotels in the area.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our property. We are all pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. The Oceanus has always prided itself on being one of the best values in Rehoboth. With affordable rates and an amazing downtown location we feel we offer an amazing value to all of our guests. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was able to make your stay with us much greater. We do hope you can return to stay with us again in the near future. Best wishes from everyone at The Bellmoor.

J.B. Moore
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We just got back from our week at the beach and the Oceanus Motel and we had a blast. We are a family with 2 young children (4.5 & 1.5) and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms weren't enormous but sufficiently sized for 2 adults and 2 kids. We had a room with 2 double beds. The pool was well maintained and never too crowded. The staff did a great job keeping the room clean and our requests (more towels and tp) were answered immediately. The bathroom was very tiny which would be my only "complaint" but really not that big of a deal. Perfect walking distance from everything (beach, boardwalk, restaurants, etc.) and we didn't have to move the car once. I can absolutely see us coming back next year!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we greatly appreciate your feedback! I am so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our location to be within perfect walking distance from all of Rehoboth's attractions. Our staff at The Oceanus works round the clock to ensure that every guest is having an amazing experience during their stay. Kids love our outdoor pool which provides a refreshing feel on those hot summer days. We all look forward to you & your family returning to stay with us in the near future. Best wishes from The Oceanus!

J.B. Moore
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Springfield, Virginia
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was our first time at the Oceanus motel, but it won't be the last. The staff is great (thanks a lot Ellen) , the rooms were spotless, and the pool area was perfect for escaping the very hot weather.
The motel is just a 10 minute walk to the beach and a 1 minute walk to Rehoboth Avenue where you will find lots of shops and restaurants. We never needed to use our car during our stay, as we walked everywhere. We look forward to coming back next year.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we always love to hear feedback from our guests. I want to also personally thank you for giving The Oceanus Motel the chance to making you lifelong guests! We are all pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & that our staff was able to make your stay amazing. This past week has sure been hot & our pool has been keeping all of our guests cool. We all look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best wishes from all of your new friends at The Oceanus Motel.

J.B. Moore
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Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We just returned from a great weekend in Rehoboth, thanks in large part to the Oceanus Motel. We usually rent a house further South for a week, but decided to take some shorter trips this summer. One of those trips had to be to the shore, and Rehoboth is always our favorite spot to travel to close to Philly. We originally booked a room outside of town, but based on past experience hated the thought of drivng in and fighting for a parking spot. Oceanus came up, and fit the bill based on what we read online. Once we got there, we knew the good reviews weren't just fluff. This is a beach motel -- L-shaped 3 stories overlooking a pool and parking lot. Nothing fancy, but absolutely nothing wrong with the place. We had a top-floor room which you could actually see the ocean from. The room appeared to be new, with nice carpeting, wallpaper, clean and new furniture, tiled bathroom, operational and clean smelling wall A/C, etc. Large & clean micro-fridge (also appeared to be new), and a nice TV with plenty of channels. Lots of clean towels and extra bedding. The property itself was also immaculate. Freshly painted stairs, nice tropical flowers on each floor's landing, and a very well maintained pool with clean and comfortable lounges. Staff was always friendly and constantly cleaning & maintaining (even though everything seemed fine as it was). We wanted to park the car (free parking) and leave it -- and that's what we did. The motel is located a short block off of the main shopping street, and the street the motel looks onto also has a lot of restaurants & shops (in addition to Grotto Pizza, we ate at Fish + Pig and Henlopen City Oyster House, and loved both). Wilmington Street is 2-blocks long from the boardwalk up, and dead-ends at Oceanus. My only warning is that it is a long 2-block walk with beach chairs & kids' stuff, but we survived it fully intact. Just plan accordingly. Couldn't say enough good things about the weekend and the time we had. Will be back next time we are looking for a long weekend beach stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our property. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & enjoyed our clean and conveniently located rooms. Like you said we are located right in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, just a short walk to all the attractions in town. One of the greatest things about staying in Downtown Rehoboth is that you don't have to move your car during your stay! My staff works extremely hard to ensure our guests have the greatest experience possible when stay at The Oceanus and its always nice to hear that their handwork doesn't go unnoticed. We all look forward to you returning to stay with us again. Best wishes!

J.B. Moore
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Olney, Maryland
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

I have no real complaints at all about the Oceanus. The room was very clean, although a little small. It was really helpful to have a refrigerator and microwave. The pool was well-maintained and refreshing. The people were extremely helpful and efficient. The cost was very high when we stayed, even for a beach community, although I noticed there were more reasonable prices available weekdays.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to review our property. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay & found our pool to be refreshing during the beautiful summer days. Our rates are consistent with all other accommodations in the Rehoboth Beach area. We have always prided ourselves on being Rehoboth's Best Value and I firmly believe we offer this to all of our guests. We have mid-week savings opportunities that you may wish to take advantage of for your next visit. Best wishes from all of us at The Oceanus.

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is such a great place! It was so clean, well kept, very quiet, and wonderful service. We enjoyed our stay.

Two things that kept me from rating all 5s: bathroom was tight and door opening into bathroom made it awkward, the walk to beach was long but if I had one of those carts to put are stuff in it would have made it so much better.

Overall great stay and well worth the money!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us & found our rates to be affordable. The average walk to the beach from The Oceanus is around 5 mins, just two blocks away. We do understand that this can take longer with children and if there is any way we can help during your next stay please let us know. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes from all of us at The Oceanus.

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Property: Oceanus Motel
Address: 6 2nd St, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2118
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Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Oceanus Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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