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Ranked #23 of 28 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Ellicott City, Maryland
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“good enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Went here only because at the last minute they were the only centrally located place in August that was Ok with one night on the weekend. Prepared for the worse, but was pleasantly surprised that the rooms were clean although old and as a another reviewer said were "ultra basic". The central location to beach , shops, restaurants is a big plus. Will not impress anyone you are with but it serves the needs. Also surprisingly quiet on 3rd floor and not disturbed at all by noise. No elevator so you need to pack light if you are up there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Adelphi, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I have stayed at High Seas MANY times with friends. We always book here because it is so close to the beach and bars, and it is so affordable. The rooms have TV's, AC, mini fridge, microwaves, and are cleaned daily. Not to mention the free parking! Nope, it's not luxury, but we're all in our mid to late 20's and this place cannot be beat. The staff is friendly and always pleasant to deal with. High Seas for the win!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank RehoBeachChick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Ultra basic but was pleased and comfortable for the two nights. Clean accommodations and a comfortable bed. A super plus was Maggie, the office manager who's been there for many many years. Her hospitality added charm and made a wonderful difference. High Seas is conveniently located...2-3 blocks from the beach and a block off the main strip. Parking was great. It was one of two motels referred to us by another that was booked.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank PatComas
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48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The rooms are small and not very visually appealing, but the are clean. The location is only a short walk to the beach and a block back from tons of shops and restaurants which is nice. Not sure I would stay here for a week, but it was fine for a night.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Krispie01
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Northern Virginia
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

We went to Rehoboth for Columbus Weekend for the last bit of warm weather and sunshine. Everyone else had the same idea so we had to scramble for a room. Everything from in-town all the way out to Lewes was booked for the night so we took a room at the High Seas. The positives, it is only two-half blocks from beach and one block from the main shopping area. Parking was plentiful and easy access. The price was more than half off a nightly rate at another hotel/motel. George, our front desk manager, was extremely nice and helpful. The negatives, there is a reason why this place is cheap. To say the room was spartan would be an understatement. With the cinder block walls, my daughter remarked that it looked like a prison cell. The beds were small, but firm. There is a small TV that actually has all of the cable channels. The shower towels were about the size of a hand towel and you could almost see through them. There is no elevator, but only three floors. The stairwell door had a huge cobweb that we had to walk under. I would stay again, but only for one night, and only if we did not have other viable options.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank LimitedTraveler
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

last minute trip so I decided to stay here. Very dusty and when I got home I had bites all over my legs. So I called an exterminator and was told that I have bed bugs. I have heard about bed bugs and problems with hotels and called the hotel to inform them of my new found pests. The owner refused to believe that they have bed bugs and did not seem interested in the needs of his guests.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank ek505
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Thousand Oaks, California
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68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank mboileau
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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 #23 of 28 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Number of rooms: 30

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