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Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #16 of 27 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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241 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Not Worth the Money”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed here for a baseball tournament and the fee was pretty steep for being a group discount rate for a group of children. They only had Double Beds and a couple King Beds but no Queen size beds. There was no coffee or restaurants or breakfast food on site. You could see the ocean from your room which was nice and they did have a pool but it wasn't open.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Kathy M
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SandsStaff, General Manager at Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
The hotel was actually booked to near capacity last weekend so, those who called and booked rooms before you (including most of your own team) had already reserved all the two-room suites which had two queen beds and separate living areas as well as the king bedded rooms. The rooms that remained available were ocean view rooms with two double beds. Mojo (our coffee shop, just off our lobby) was open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of your stay, serving fresh hot coffee, cappuccino, yogurt, breakfast sandwiches, cold drinks, pastries and more. Our outdoor oceanfront pool is not open in April when temperatures are typically in the 50’s and 60’s.

The Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center has 178 suites and rooms available on a first come-first reserve basis, our new oceanfront saltwater pool will open Memorial Day weekend, and our oceanfront Atlantic Boardwalk Grille restaurant and outdoor Sandcrab beach bar will also open in May. Your team, as most groups booking multiple rooms, was provided a discounted rate. We regret that you did not fully appreciate the value of your stay with us or the amenities provided. Perhaps an advance booking when warmer weather arrives might offer you an opportunity for you to enjoy one of our larger suites as well as the new pool, beach, and each of our restaurants. We would welcome your call.
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Hockessin, Delaware
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

I am currently staying at this hotel. While the location is great, there is noisy construction underway at the pool and the tiki bar area.

It is the hotel's responsibility to announce on the website of such construction activities, so that consumers can make an informed decision. I would not have stayed here, had I known this. What is more is that, this wasn't even mentioned at check-in.

I came here to have a peaceful getaway, but now I have to bear this noise all day long, and put up with the messy construction view.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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6 Thank Sanjay M
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SandsStaff, General Manager at Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
The Expedia site through which this guest booked a room states that the hotel is undergoing renovations in the pool and restaurant areas through May of 2014. While the guest had the opportunity to move to another room away from the construction, where no noise from it could be heard, he chose to remain in a room overlooking the pool that is being replaced. Construction was not underway throughout his entire stay and management was more than willing to take steps to make his stay a pleasant one. We hope that he’ll come back to enjoy the new oceanfront saltwater pool, Riviera style 3-tiered pool deck and Sandcrab beach bar when it’s completed next month!
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2014

The oceanfront views at the Atlantic Sands Hotel cannot overcome the overall shabbiness of this hotel with its maze of corridors, stairs and uneven floors. The rooms are small and the bathroom one of the smallest I've encountered. Our group encountered noisy heating units and noisier fridges that disrupted sleep. The breakfast buffet was good, but some of the waitresses were a bit abrupt. I had the feeling they were understaffed at this time. The Atlantic Sands? Never again.

Room Tip: There is a newer suites addition to the hotel - not oceanfront but much better.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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3 Thank Susan8888
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SandsStaff, General Manager at Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
All reviews are shared with our entire management team who follow up as needed with their staff members so that guest satisfaction and hotel operations continually improve. Our hotel has 178 rooms and suites, some of which are modest and some of which are quite spacious. All are clean and include new Serta Perfect Sleeper beds and many have recently been upgraded with new floor and wall coverings, furnishings, linens and more. A number of others are currently receiving upgrades and improvements. We are sorry to learn that you did not enjoy your stay, but are pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. We hope you’ll visit us again at another time to enjoy what so many others tell us has been a great experience and overnight stay.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

The staff and the hotel accommodations were terrific! Everything was clean and working and it was wonderful to be at the ocean's edge. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Delaware! And I will have my family stay there when they come to visit. Just a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Leah R
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SandsStaff, General Manager at Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
We look forward to having your family members as guests at the Atlantic Sands! It pleases us to know that your experience as our guest was everything you hoped it would be. Whether vacationing or attending an event or conference, every guest's satisfaction is important to us.
Your vote of confidence is not taken for granted and we hope to earn it time and again. Thank you.
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

I attended a conference based at the hotel, taking over all the meeting rooms and the ballroom. In my experience, the staff were invisible worker bees making sure all things were in place, clean, and ready for us over the 3 days. I did not sleepover as I'm local and commuted to the hotel each day, so I cannot comment on those accommodations.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank NateMetz
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SandsStaff, General Manager at Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
What an unexpected and nice review! Our banquet and meeting staff often works behind the scenes to help make conference planning and execution smooth and seamless. They quietly and efficiently transform rooms from one set up to another, clear tables after meals or between events, and work with conference leaders to make sure every detail of events are attended to with care and precision. It was so kind of you to note that our staff performed well during the conference you recently attended. Thank you.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in the off-season for a winter weekend, getaway during a several-day power outage at our home. Our one-bedroom suite was recently updated, spacious and had a good ocean view with large balcony. The bedding was crisp, and pillows were abundant. The bathroom was very clean and had nice toiletries. Good heat/temperature control. The sitting room had a pull-out sofa bed. The room exceeded our expectations, and truly had a superior feel.

The main reason that I am moved to take the time to write a review is the above-and-beyond service and work ethic of, Alexandra, the head of housekeeping.
Once we heard our power was coming back on, we rushed and packed up and check out a day early. In our haste, and only after we were home and hours away, my daughter discovered that she couldn't find her stuffed animal, bunny. This bunny has been with us for 11 years, and has traveled through 10 countries. The next day we called the Atlantic Sands and spoke with Alexandra. She promised she would look everywhere and call me back. She promptly did. No bunny. Days went by and we had scoured our house, car, and everywhere we could think. No bunny. After many tears and prayers, we received a call at the end of the week from Alexandra - she found the bunny! Whether she searched in bins, interrogated her staff, or sorted through the laundry personally - I do not know how she did it - but she did it. She found the bunny that made a grown woman (me) cry (blaming myself). She not only found the bunny, but she packaged him up in the most delightful box, with a clear cover (so he could see out), and a sweet note, saying "happy to be back❤️❤️".
If this isn't service, I don't know what is. If this isn't renewed faith in the kindness of strangers and confirmed hope that we are all here to help eachother - I don't know what is.
Here I booked this hotel for the deep discount rate, expecting pure mediocracy. And, what did we get -- first-class service, personal attention like we've never received before! And, I've stayed at The Pennisula Hotels, the Beverly Hills Hotel, several Four Seasons Hotels all over the world, and numerous other 5-star, >$1,000/night hotels. But this: this boardwalk, beach town, understated hotel -- gave me (and our daughter) the experience of a lifetime. Our daughter learned a priceless lesson -- the kindness of helping others simply for the sake of helping them -- thanks to Alexandra. Alexandra (like many other employees) could have looked once, and having not found it, dropped the issue and moved on with her day, work, and life. But she made this her mission! And she succeeded! And, in that success, she made a little girl so happy!! Priceless!! Thank you endlessly, Alexandra!!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Karrie M
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SandsStaff, General Manager at Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
We’re so happy that Alexandra was able to reunite your daughter and family with that very special pink and blue bunny! We understand that traveling can be stressful and particularly when your stay was prompted by power outages at your primary residence. Our goal has always been to provide a clean, comfortable and pleasant stay for our valued guests. Helping to make sure ALL of you, including bunny, left our hotel in great shape is something with which we’re happy to assist. We hope all of you will visit us again under very pleasant circumstances.
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New Castle, Delaware
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

I spent this past weekend attending a conference at the Atlantic Sands Hotel. The hotel and all of the staff were top-notch!! The staff at the front desk were friendly and very helpful and the hotel staff that coordinated the meeting rooms were really great. Most surprising was the excellent food! this is not something thgat typically gets rave reviews -- especially off-season -- but every meal the hotel provided was fresh and amazing!

Well done and 2 thumbs up to the entire staff!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Karen S
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SandsStaff, General Manager at Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Pleasantly surprising guests, especially at conferences, with fresh, well-prepared and tasty food is something we enjoy! No rubber chicken is served here! In all seriousness though, your comments about the food and service you enjoyed is much appreciated! Every member of our staff, whether in sales, banquets, housekeeping or at the front desk, works hard to make sure you feel welcome and pampered during your stay.
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Property: Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 101 N Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2160
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Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oceanfront and on the boardwalk, the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center is centrally located within walking distance of a wide variety of restaurants, clubs, galleries, live theatre productions, arcade games and (of course) the beach! Our seasonal restaurant, outdoor oceanfront beach bar, coffee shop and outdoor pool are added bonuses! With over 10,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space too, the Atlantic Sands is host to weddings, conferences, meetings and banquets of all kinds. Our oceanfront rooftop patio can be reserved for cocktail events, wedding ceremonies and more. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking for overnight guests, comfortable rooms, the friendliest and most capable staff in town, and a location that can't be beat has made the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center many people's first choice for decades! ... more   less 
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