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“Even better 3rd time around”
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Oceanus Motel
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Even better 3rd time around”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was our 3rd visit to Oceanus. 2 adults, 2 kids. We've always stayed on the first floor and have never had problems with foot traffic or noise... which is amazing considering we tend to visit at the height of the season. The room was incredibly clean. And you simply cannot beat the location. The staff has always been friendly and welcoming. I wonder if they know who the repeat visitors are. My only complaint is the unreliable free wifi which might be an issue for the town in general. I do want to compliment the beds. to borrow a line from another hotel chain, the beds are "heavenly". The pool is serene, clean and very welcoming. Oceanus sticks to the basics and does them well.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are convenient. In 3 visits I've never had a problem with noise.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank MochaMama40
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write another wonderful review of our property! We greatly appreciate you choosing The Oceanus for your third visit. Your recommendations to our future guests are very helpful & we are so pleased you enjoyed your most recent stay. In regards to your comment about the wifi, it is something we are looking into updating. As technology has grown so has the need for better connectivity and we appreciate your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you for your 4th visit!

J.B. Moore
General Manager
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Just got back from a 4 night stay at Rehoboth Beach. Location was perfect, we parked our car there and walked everywhere. Check in was easy and staff was very friendly. Walked into our room and it smelled clean! No musty smell at all. I always bring sheets and lysol with me and I did not need either of them. Pool was clean too! I have no complaints about this place and I am fussy. Cleanliness is the most important quality to me when looking for a place to stay. Thank you ... We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013
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2 Thank LHalu
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our stay & that you found our rooms to be exceptionally clean to your standards. Our housekeeping staff works very hard to ensure that our guests have the cleanest rooms in town. Like you said our hotel does not have a musty smell like some of the other beach hotels in the area. The location of The Oceanus is great as well with everything you need within walking distance. We look forward to you hopefully returning to stay with us in the near future. Best wishes from everyone at The Oceanus!

J.B. Moore
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The location was great. The room was not clean. The check in was efficient. The check out was also efficient for the motel. We received a call at 10 minutes after 11am (check out) to get out of the room. The staff was very focused on their needs not the customers. Even though it was a great location. We will not stay there again. It was not worth the price.

Room Tip: Make sure you dont get the room with the window facing the hallway.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you taking the time to review our property & i am pleased to hear that you found our location to be perfect. The hallway room in which you booked was thoroughly explained to you over the phone when you made your reservation. You were explained both the location & view of the room, as well as the price. We never rent our hallway rooms out unless the guest is completely aware of its location. Upon check-out our front desk staff offers a kind reminder to guests that have not left by the 11 am check out time. We do so in a kind & friendly manner. I am sorry to hear that you did not find the value you were looking for in our property. We do wish you the best in your future.

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Lancaster
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

What can I say? Well they have the most wonderful staff in town. Very friendly and always with a smile for everyone. They have always made feel alt home and when it is time to check out I feel so very sad to leave. I look forward to my next stay there and it cannot wait to arrive back home. And that is how I describe the Oceanus as home. To Shirley and Ellen thank you for bright warm smiles and happy faces. Wish everyone there a great day and I will be back soon.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Lancosam
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OceanusMotel, General Manager at Oceanus Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us and thank you for your many years of devoted loyalty. It is so heart warming to hear that you consider The Oceanus to be a second home for you. Shirley & Ellen always love it when you stay & we all consider you apart of The Oceanus family. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

J.B. Moore
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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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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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Thank jamesb425
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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
General Manager
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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.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have some foot traffic near the pool, so get one on the 2nd or third floor for mo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank allthecolors
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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.

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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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Thank Heather P
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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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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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