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“Great location, good price” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Gold Leaf
Ranked #16 of 28 Hotels in Rehoboth Beach
Newark
1 review
“Great location, good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Perfect for all ages. Kids, Adults, whatever you like, this place is dead center in the middle of the action. Walk to beach, bars, bay - whatever you like. Great location, clean rooms. Parking is safe - wifi in rooms, pool on roof, great beach hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I just returned from a 3-day stay at the Best Western Gold Leaf in Dewey Beach.

PROS:
--great location in the heart of Dewey Beach (about a half-block from the beach, easy walking distance to nearby restaurants and bars, and the Jolly Trolley that runs back and forth to Rehoboth Beach stops just across the coastal highway near the Rusty Rudder)
--clean room
--updated bathroom (not luxurious, but not outdated)
--spacious room
--kitchen appliances (microwave, good-sized fridge, coffee pot) are a nice convenience
--french "balconies" (i.e., french doors that open up your room to the outside - no actual balcony but nice for fresh air, a bit of a view, and a convenient way to air-dry wet bathing suits and towels)
--murphy bed more comfortable than expected
--breakfast included (but we didn't actually eat it, so I have no idea how good it is)
--good price compared to other hotels in the area ($175/night for non-weekend nights in July, i.e. peak season, booked through Priceline)

CONS
--adjoining door to room next door -- This was a MAJOR CON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As is typical, the door was TERRIBLE at providing any sort of noise mitigation / sound absorption. I figured this would be the case, having experienced such problems at other hotels, so immediately upon getting to the room and seeing the adjoining door, I called the front desk and asked if there was anything else available without an adjoining door. Unfortunately, we were told that the only room available w/o an adjoining door would be an upgrade costing an additional $40 per night. So we stayed where we were and proceeded to hear every noise coming from our neighbor's room (and I'm sure vice-versa). My worst fears were realized when we were awakened throughout the early morning hours by their screaming infant(s). We didn't bother to complain to the front desk because we figured, what could be done? You can't make a baby stop crying. So we suffered the sounds of the non-stop screaming of the baby each morning (seriously, how does a kid cry non-stop for HOURS? shouldn't it cry itself to sleep at some point??), and we were thankful that alcohol at least helped us sleep through it for part of the night. The hotel really needs to do something about the adjoining doors -- upgrade to solid sound-proof doors if such a thing exists.

Overall, I would probably stay at this hotel again if we were able to get a similarly good price, but the adjoining door situation would definitely make me think twice about it. Tip: bring ear plugs.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms with adjoining doors. Bring earplugs in case you get stuck with adjoining door.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Baltimore, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was our second time staying here. The location is very close to a section of the beach that wasn't crowded. Last year I left feeling on the fence about the hotel. It was just adequate. We returned this year for a quick trip and needed a larger room for family. They have a room with 3 double beds that doesn't feel cramped. The rooms felt much cleaner. The kids in our party bought cereal cups and I'm glad we did because the breakfast selection hasn't gotten any better. We've stayed at Best Westerns that have lower rates and better free breakfast selections. I would recommend because of proximity to the ocean. Staff was very friendly. Parking lot is small and cramped but free.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Bethesda, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

The air conditioners in this hotel are the quietest I have ever heard. Despite the traffic outside, the widows seal tightly. Nice family friendly place. But since you are at the beach, try to meet the maid staff and coordinate cleanup time. This may not be easy.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Pittsburgh, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Seemed to be newly remodeled. Spacious room. Location was excellent to beach, the bay and many restaurants. Pool and deck were great. Breakfast was just "OK". Staff was attentive & helpful, however not the most professionally dressed.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Glen Allen, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Parking, near trolley and nice bar/restaurant across street; Easy walk to the beach; Rooms just average and seemed a tad pricey. Breakfast adequate, free. Nice pool on roof top. Good location if you want to stay away from the boardwalk crowds at Rehoboth.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Maryland
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We just stayed here for a weekend at the beach. The location is great!! The beach is very close and so are many places to eat. The hotel itself isn't bad. The room itself was clean, but we saw makeup on one of the pillows and some kind of rust/blood stain on one of the towels. For one night and one day, there was no hot water. We called down and the front desk told us that one of the water heaters had gone off. That was at night. In the morning we had hoped to wake up to a nice hot shower, but unfortunately it was still cold. We told the front desk when we checked out. She apologized. You could also hear everything from the room next door. There were a group of people next door and we heard them and their music until well past 3 a.m. Thank goodness we had a room at the end of the hall , so we didn't hear sounds from two rooms. Parking was great, they have their own garage and the staff was very friendly . Overall , it was an ok stay. Dewey is a great place to visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: BEST WESTERN Gold Leaf
Address: 1400 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
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Location: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Gold Leaf 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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