Part of Delaware’s Cape Region, Rehoboth Beach is a charming city on the Atlantic coast. Like other beach regions in the American South, Rehoboth Beach has grown in recent years and is a popular destination for those seeking sun and fun, so much so that it’s dubbed itself “The Nation’s Summer Capital.” Temperatures drop somewhat in the winter months, but not as severely as in the Northeastern states.
Visitors arriving any time of year can enjoy the city’s other attractive attributes, such as the boardwalk or its inviting and inclusive attitudes (the city is well known for being LGBTQ-friendly). If you’re ready to make the trip to Delaware, here are three choices for you in Rehoboth Beach. Each of these beachfront options will bring you close to the sea and the pulse of this exciting city.
From $124/ night
Beach and boardwalk are only steps away at the Admiral. Recently upgraded and renovated, the charming property has a slightly vintage feel, or as one reviewer wrote, “nostalgic amenities.” An open air corridor connects the hotel’s rooms, adding a little extra breeze and sunlight to the otherwise mundane task of lugging suitcases to your room. A sun terrace and lounge offer another opportunity for vitamin D. Also comforting are the friendly service and staff, which many past guests have mentioned in reviews online. But there’s more than seaside comfort here: there’s also walkability to a glut of restaurants and attractions along the boardwalk.
From $159/ night
At less than 2,700 feet from the beach and boardwalk, you’re guaranteed easy access to swimming and sun at Hotel Rehoboth —as well as the convention center, railroad station and shopping at Tanger Outlets, all of which are within two miles. (Don’t feel like walking too far? Shuttle service is also available.) First you might want to explore the hotel though, where your room will include the usual amenities: a desk, private bathroom and free wifi. You’ll also find an outdoor pool and Italian restaurant, though wake up early enough and you can get some daily breakfast (included with your room fee).
From $80/ night
Looking for some peace and quiet away from bustling Rehoboth Beach? Located in Dewey Beach, the Surf Club is slightly farther from the boardwalk —a little over a mile and a half— but sand and sun are still within walking distance. And guests won’t lack for the comforts expected of seaside lodging: rooms with sea views are available, as is an outdoor pool for when the beach gets too crowded. As for the rooms, they’ve been revamped recently, freshly renovated for an overall clean, modern and breezy aesthetic very appropriate for the oceanfront. Overall, this is a budget-friendly option with all the necessary amenities (including free wifi and parking) and plentiful opportunities to explore the surrounding coastal beauty.