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“Okay, but not fabulous” 3 of 5 stars
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Henlopen Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   511 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971   |  
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Ranked #18 of 28 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Newark, Delaware
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Okay, but not fabulous”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed a couple of nights here late in the season and found it a bit disappointing for the price. The room was nice and clean, but the TV was tiny. The AC was so loud that you could not listen to the TV when it was on. And we could hear the neighbors talking. The breakfast was minimal at best. Location is good, but not right in the heart of the action.

Room Tip: You always have to re-enter through the lobby, although you can exit by the stairs. Ocean view in a...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Salisbury, Maryland
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Average hotel. Large rooms, ok beds, ok bathroom. Very nice views of the beach, located right on the Rehoboth boardwalk. Steps from the beach. So many things to do, just a short walk from the main drag. Breakfast was not the greatest, but there are so many other places very close that we were fine. Overall a good value for the location. Could use some updating, but pretty average for a beach hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BeachBum41365
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NEW YORK
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great stay, only draw back this year was no sun and no beach time.

Our third year in a row and still found congenial staff, and OK accommodation. Rooms definitely need to be updated but they are clean and close to the beach, .. Located right on the boardwalk allows for strolling in the evening giving access to many little shops and activities. Will definitely come again, but next time will try and follow the sun!.

Room Tip: All rooms have some ocean view. So no matter where you stay you can get a glimpse of the water.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TRAVELINANTIE
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Belmar, New Jersey
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Two-night stay during last week of August...........second floor oceanfront. Location is great. However, for the price, value was less than expected, even considering time of year. Hotel is not particularly attractive, at all...........very plain and somewhat worn. Our entry door lock was a witch to open and attendant could only suggest working with the key..........which was annoying to say the least. Then...........the sliding door did not have any screen..........which was worse than annoying considering we wanted to both see and hear the ocean waves. They finally got us a screen door the second day..........and it kept falling out of the track. Room was functional. Bathroom had large shower along with tub, which was a nice feature.

Room Tip: Ask questions about room features..............and ask if they will fix problems immediately or not.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This place is horrible. It is appearent that they has been not capital improvement at this hotel since in was built who knows when. The whole place is rusting out. At somepoint you have to reinvest in the property. Another suggestion would be to outfir the rooms with flatscreen TV's. I don't paying a premium for beachfront space but you have to invest in you property at some point. I would never stay here again and would not recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank Keith W
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Carmel, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Another great visit to the Henlopen hotel! 3 year sin a row now and already planning next year. Granted the rooms are not up to date, but for the most part clean and comfortable. A/C is loud but room temp was perfect slept great every night. Location is key- right on beach solo perfect walk right out of hotel, wallking distance to boardwalk, shops and great restaurants. very enjoyable:)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Located right on the beach, on the far left of Rehoboth's boardwalk, the Henlopen' location is perfect. The hotel rooms are exactly the same as those found in cheap roadside motels (large, can easily sleep four, with basic furniture and a tiny bathroom. The amenities are also cheap motel style: the bedding, towels, and curtains are old, the soap bars are so tiny that you need one per shower. Plastic blind that lets the light in, so forget about sleeping in. Breakfast is just as "cheap"; a self-service very limited continental breakfast.
Unfortunately, the price is very high for what they offer, it varies throughout the season based on demand.
So why do I keep returning? Because it is ever so comfortable to park the car in the garage, walk right down to the beach and to the dozens of nearby restaurants and stores.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Susana E
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Address: 511 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
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Ranked #18 of 28 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
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Hotel Class:2 star — Henlopen Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 93
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