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“An Excellent Weekend Getaway!”
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Avenue Inn & Spa
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Odenton, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“An Excellent Weekend Getaway!”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

My party and I had a wonderful stay at the Avenue Inn & Spa. The atmosphere and staff were very warm and welcoming (especially the young lady working the front desk during the evening and the chef overseeing breakfast), and the front desk décor reminds me of a cottage setting.

My party stayed at the Avenue II and was very comfortable there. We stayed on the top floor facing Rehoboth Ave. Some earlier reviews stated how noisy it was on that side, but I had no problems (albeit it was the off-season), and our room was right beside the club next door. The room at the Avenue II was quite nice, even though it did not have the same ambiance as the main hotel. But for the price, it was not a huge concern. The beds were comfy and the Wi-Fi worked well. The only complaint I had is that the water temperature was not constant; it would go to freezing, to scalding, and then to freezing again.

Avenue Inn & Spa was a great place to stay for a short getaway. The weather was not super warm and it rained during the beginning of our vacation, so we didn’t go to the beach; but if we would have, it was only a couple of blocks away. We did utilize the pool, steam room, sauna, and hot tub, all of which were great. However being 6’3” I wish the pool would have been deeper than 5’, but for a little swim, it was fine. Breakfast was good too; I enjoyed the egg dishes that were served. Also the added touches of wine and cheese and freshly baked cookies during the evenings were also quite welcomed.

If you’re looking for a place to stay in the heart of the action of Rehoboth beach, you cannot go wrong with the Avenue Inn & Spa. The location is great, the rooms are comfy, the staff was wonderful, and the extra amenities were a nice touch.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Avenue Inn & Spa, responded to this review, October 10, 2011
I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us at the Avenue. I am very appreciative of your time to share your experience with others as well. You have offered a very fair and accurate description of the two properties and for that i am grateful. We recognize and market the difference between the main building and the Avenue II so it is nice to read a review from a guest that understands the difference and doesn't expect more for less. Thank you so very much for choosing to stay with us, your business is not taken for granted, it is sincerely appreciated. We will look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future.
Cheers,
Alex Moore
President & COO
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

This is the best hotel rehoboth beach hands down. This was our second trip to the avenue and we will be going back on Oct 21. I can't say enough great things about this place. My wife and I travel here for our wedding anniversary for the last 3 years. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. This is one of the clearest hotels that I have ever stayed in. Even the stairwell are spotless.....I mean really clean. The hotel is in the middle of everything....the only time we even get in our car is to go shopping at the outlets. Try the chocolate chip cookies @ 8....very nice touch.

  • Stayed March 2011
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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Avenue Inn & Spa, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
As an owner that cares deeply about the experience we deliver to our guests and doesn't take a single guest that chooses to stay with us for granted, it is rewarding to read a review such as yours. First to know that our staff is providing the type of hotel experience we want them to deliver and secondly to know that a person chooses to come back and stay with us again and again makes all of the stress and time it takes to run a succesful hotel worth it. We truly aim to please and to make every first stay the first of many to come. We will be excited to see you again in a couple of weeks for Sea Witch Festival weekend. Thank you so very much for the awesome review and for being such a wonderful guest, it is most sincerely appreciated.
Cheers,
Alex Moore
President & COO
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Maryland
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

We just got back from a fabulous 3 night trip to Rehoboth at Avenue Inn. Every reveiw that I read was correct- this place is amazing. The people at check in were so friendly- especially Marylou-- she let my daughter feed the lobby fish named Dorothy. The clean luxurious room was perfect for our small family as our daughter enjoyed her "own" room! The golf cart service to the beach with towels and chairs was so great. I am already planning my next trip back to the Avenue Inn.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Avenue Inn & Spa, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
It is a great to read about your weekend while staying with us at the Avenue. We want every aspect of your stay to be comfortable, relaxed, and enjoyable. I appreciate you mentioning the service you received from Mary Lou, she is wonderful member of our team. She clearly understands how important our guests are to us and she enjoys making their stay one that will be memorable for them. Thank you for taking the time to place a review and for choosing to stay with us, it is sincerely appreciated.
Cheers,
Alex Moore
President / COO
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

Being from Philly, we go to the Jersey shore for the beach, but decided to check out the Delaware beaches. We took the ferry over and stayed for the weekend. I booked a room here last minute and the entire experience has been great. Front desk staff was excellent. Amenities went above and beyond. Indoor pool, steam, sauna and hot tub was a great little setup. Our 4 year old loved it, as it was a little cool, and it was a nice addition to a day at the beach. I thought the prices were very reasonable having checked the rates at several competitors on this site. I would suggest if you have kids, or like a good steam and sauna, then try to book a room on the 3rd floor. Location is perfect. As first time visitors to Rehoboth, it is right in the middle of where you want to be. We would definitely come back and absolutely recommend the avenue inn to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011
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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Avenue Inn & Spa, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
Hopefully your experience while staying with us during your visit to Rhoboth will have you coming back to our side of the Bay for your next trip! I am excited to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, we work hard to make the experience for families and couples one to remember. I greatly appreciate you choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to review the Avenue. We hope to have you as our guest again when you come to Delaware.
Cheers,
Alex Moore
President & COO
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Lancaster, PA
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

I was referred to the Avenue Inn by a coworker. What a wonderful place to stay! It was extremely clean! The front desk crew was especially nice - Mary Lou provided excellent information and was very friendly. They provide beach/pool towels as well as beach chairs. Parking garage underground was very nice. We had a third floor room overlooking Rehoboth Avenue - just lovely. I have already recommended this hotel to another coworker. She went in September and said she will also be a return customer. Thank you for a delightful stay!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Avenue Inn & Spa, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
While travels review sites like Tripadvisor have become wonderful venues for exposing our independent hotels, the vast majority of our success at all of our properties has been built on the best form of advertising, word of mouth. We know that when a guest leaves our hotel they are going to talk about the town they visit and the place where they stayed. If they have a bad stay they are going to let a few know about it and if it is a great stay they will tell everyone they talk to. We want every guest that stays with us going home with a story about a wonderful experience at the Avenue and we work hard to deliver that experience. Thank you taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay with others, and for continuing to spread the word about the Avenue, it is sincerely appreciated. I also appreciate you noting the service you received from Rehoboths kindest and finest desk clerk, Mary Lou, she is the best!
Cheers,
Alex Moore
President & COO
Avenue Inn / Seaboard Hotels
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Wilmington, DE
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2011

We stayed here because of the rating on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. Who can beat breakfast, a wine and cheese, and chocolate chip cookies daily? Most certainly biggest bang for your buck. It's about two blocks back from the boardwalk which isn't a bad walk and the room we had - a king with two balconies- was spacious. My only 2 complaints arehousekeeping didn't vacuum daily and no matter how hard to try to shake off all the sand, some follows you and the water pressure was weak. However we will certainly return. They give you complimentary beach chairs and towels which was a great bonus. Great for families and we had a room next to the pool and we barely heard anyone or smelled the pool in our room which we were a little worried about. While TripAdvisors says the rooms are 89-199, it's more 199-300 in high season. Definitely stay here!!!

  • Stayed August 2011
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Thank Cliftonduo925
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Alexandria
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

This was one of the more reasonably priced hotels in the area with decent ratings. The location was great since it was closer to the heart of the center of this city, even though it was a couple blocks to the beach. Shops, bars, and restaurants were within walking distance. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The hotel provided one parking spot (which was wonderful since parking can be costly and difficult to find in the city), beach towels, and beach chairs (although we never got to use them!). There is a complimentary wine and cheese "happy hour" in the evening, followed by cookies at 8. Breakfast was prepared (yummy "homecooked" omelette bakes!) and served up by the staff (as well as cereals, pasteries, etc.- more than the usual breakfast offerings at other hotels). There were plenty of amenities (pool, sauna, hot tub, etc.) to keep us busy, especially since it rained our entire trip! The rooms were clean and although the furniture/decor wasn't too updated the rooms were equipped with flat screen TVs, microwave, and fridge. The balcony left much to be desired; however, overall, the hotel was very accomodating, clean, had friendly attentive staff, and a GREAT LOCATION.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank ahilberer7
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SEABOARDHOTELS, Owner at Avenue Inn & Spa, responded to this review, September 30, 2011
Reading your review is a great way for us to start our weekend at the Avenue. I sincerely appreciate your kind words and for placing the review on Tripadvisor. We put alot of effort into our little features that you mentioned and it is nice to have it noted and appreciated. No other hotel in town offers as much as we do for no additional charge so it is nice to have it recognized. I am thankful to you for choosing to stay with us and we will look forward to having you as our guest again in the future.
Cheers,
Alex Moore
President & COO
Avenue Inn / Seaboard Hotels
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Property: Avenue Inn & Spa
Address: 33 Wilmington Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2218
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Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
#2 Best Value Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avenue Inn & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A top rated hotel in Rehoboth for ten years, the staff at The Avenue continues to deliver the best hotel experience in Rehoboth Beach. With our newly renovated lobby, breakfast room, fitness room, business center, and spa in addition to our brand new lounge, no other hotel in Rehoboth offers as much at such a great value. Stay at The Avenue and see why our guests come back again and again making the hotel their own beach house. ... more   less 
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