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“Clean, reasonably convenient, and extremely basic”
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High Seas Motel
Ranked #22 of 27 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Clean, reasonably convenient, and extremely basic”
Reviewed August 13, 2011

The High Seas Motel is located about two and a half blocks back from the beach and one block back from Rehoboth Avenue, which makes it a very reasonable walk to Rehoboth's activities without having to drive. Parking for guests is also free. It is indeed a "M"otel with the cliche configuration of parking lot facing room doors and windows. The rooms are reasonably quiet, which is mostly due to the painted cinder block walls between rooms (so don't expect anything cosmetically appealing). The room was clean, odor free, and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was functional and again, well maintained. The room has a small refrigerator and a microwave oven, which amused me since I've stayed at far more expensive properties in Rehoboth which didn't have either. The rate for the room was high but still much less than other properties in the neighborhood since we there during the weekend during the summer season (when all prices are right through the roof). I have nothing bad to say about the property, and it served a purpose.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2011

Absolutely - the most PUTRID SMELLING motel I'd ever been in - DO NOT STAY HERE!

Hoped to save a buck (since usually not in the room that much when at the beach). Saw on-line that it wasn't fancy and had a moldy smell - but I had no idea that it would smell like a 1000 cats had pissed all over the room. Also, made the mistake of not inspecting the room before giving them our credit cards. And, the owner was at least 100 - barely understood english - and would not agree to any refund. We obviously still went elseware (easily got a far nicer room for roughly $50 more/day) - and tried to negotiate a reasonable 1-day cancelation fee (to no avail)! Ended up getting a permanent refund on my Credit Card - Thank Goodness - What a Nightmare!!!!! They should be ashamed!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2011

we went for memorial day weekend, and it was the only place left with rooms. The staff was really nice and they let us keep our car there a little longer, but if you don't want cigarette butt burns on your sheets, you might want to try something else!

it's cheap, it's safe. that's the positive, but the quality of the rooms are questionable

Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Baltimore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2010

This hotel is certainly not luxurious, or quaint. To me, it had a very Soviet-era feel, with concrete block walls. The room wasn't sparkling clean, but it wasn't awful with cobwebs, like the other reviewer mentioned. It was basic accomodations a few blocks away from the beach. The rooms were quiet, and there wasn't any weird noises keeping me awake.

I would neither recommend it nor not recommend it. TripAdvisor required me to check one, so I checked no. However, if you're okay with very bare bones (and you know who you are!) then you'd probably be okay with this place. If you're looking for something more mainstream, go elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 10, 2010

Not many places available at last minute trip. Ended up at High Seas for 2 nights. If I were staying longer, I'd look for another place. Room smells moldy, left door open all day when in room. Housekeeping just left and corners of the ceiling are still lined with cobwebs. Curtains are falling down and won't close all the way. Gave sleep quality a 3 rating because we got the king size bed. This place is pretty bad, if you're looking for a place in rehoboth, make this your last choice.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: High Seas Motel
Address: 12 Christian St, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-3002
Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
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Ranked #22 of 27 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Number of rooms: 30

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