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20902 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-8019
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 14 in Dewey Beach
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The Dunes Rehoboth Beach is a quiet, clean, family-oriented property with proximity to all the attractions of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. ​The Dunes is in an ideal location; only a ten minute walk to the beach, a quick trolley ride to the Rehoboth boardwalk, and walking distance to the restaurants and bars of Dewey.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Mini golf
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Patio
Water park offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Telephone
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mindy D wrote a review Sep 2021
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First off, Amy and Belle are super nice and kudos to housekeeping. This was our first vacation in 5 years... Never again at this hotel. We've stayed in nicer hotels with larger rooms and pools for much less. For a pet friendly hotel, there isn't rally anywhere for your dog to do his business unless you walk along the busy highway to the neighborhood behind. What little patch of green there is at the hotel, you're likely to step in someone else's stinky business. So much for please clean up after your pet! Our double room was incredibly small to accommodate a dog crate even after rearranging furniture. You can barely move in the tiny bathroom. Very noisy being right on the main road. I don't know about the renovation that supposedly took place, seemed pretty lacking all around- especially the exterior. The nightstand USB/AC outlets didn't work. The shower and sink were old, outdated, and the shower curtain smelled funky. The dog shower on the premises is a converted mini tub with an old, leaky hose. It is centrally located and within walking distance of downtown, although getting in and out of the parking lot was sometimes tricky. Aside from the aforementioned staff, this hotel is only good if you need basic accommodations during the week. Otherwise, definitely not worth $200 for weekends.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Deb R wrote a review Jun 2021
Easton, Pennsylvania130 contributions40 helpful votes
This hotel is a good, basic hotel if you go to Dewey Beach but don’t need to be right smack in the middle of it all in town. The hotel actually is a seven minute walk to the beach as advertised (and I timed it). The hotel is family and dog friendly which is nice, even though I hadn’t brought my pup. Check in was seamless and the hotel staff is extremely friendly and will answer any questions you may have about the area. If you’re lucky you will meet the owner’s dogs, Zoey and Zane… both really sweet puppies!! My room had a king bed and it really was so much nicer to have vinyl plank flooring instead of a dirty rug in the room. A small table and chair set up made it easy to have breakfast. The room was clean, had a fridge, microwave, iron & board, hair dryer and a phone and clock which I didn’t bother using. Cleaning was completed by the time I returned in early afternoon except for the day before I left… never had room service that day at all but it didn’t bother me. Shower pressure was good (very important to me) and I really have nothing negative to say about the room. It was nice to stay at a place where you didn’t have to worry about loud late-night partying… a good place for families.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Nice to go to a hotel where you don’t have to fight for parking each time you return.
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Response from Amy Trice, General Manager at The Dunes Rehoboth Beach
Responded 07 Jul 2021
Thank you 704DebRiv for the honest review. We really enjoyed having you as our guest and hope to see you again. P.S. Zoey and Zane say you have to come back to watch them grow :)
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dreamergirl4686 wrote a review Feb 2021
South Salem, New York350 contributions130 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel in order to decompress. The hotel was clean and had a fridge and microwave which was perfect since we brought all our food from home not wanting to go out to eat during the pandemic. Although this is not on the beach, it is a nice walk to the beach and it isn't that far. Once on the beach you can walk to the Rehoboth boardwalk. There are no enclosed hallways which is a plus during this time. That being said not everyone on the property could be seen wearing masks.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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avhyat wrote a review Aug 2020
Gaithersburg, Maryland2 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is a hidden gem. If you are traveling to the beach with kids and a dog, look no further. The staff is amazing--from reservations, to check in, to the cleaning crew to special requests, they were helpful, professional and considerate--like a family run operation with attention to detail and hospitality. The rooms are spacious, clean and updated. The beds are extremely comfortable and I am picky about mattresses. The location could not be beat. Easy walk to the beach and eateries. Short drive to the boardwalk and outlets. And the price? Could not be beat. If you're travelling with kids and a dog, look no further. You will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Talk to the staff--they will guide you according to your needs.
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Response from Amy Trice, General Manager at The Dunes Rehoboth Beach
Responded 30 Aug 2020
Dear avhyat Thank you so much for the great review. I couldn't agree with you more that our team is the best. I consider it an honor to work with each and every one of them daily. We strive to make your stay from start to finish an easy, clean, quiet, comfortable one. We like our guests to feel as "at home" as possible while away from home.
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Will and Jay wrote a review Jul 2020
Herndon, Virginia1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband and I head to Dewey once a year to see family and get away our normal place wasn't open this season and this was the only place that was pet friendly. Honestly my hopes for this place where not very high before showing up but once there they proved me wrong right from the start. All the staff there are Super friendly it was clean really a great place to stay. I extended my trip and had to work the morning of our last day there and they where great about letting me stay over. If you need a place to stay I suggest here!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: close to beach
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Response from Amy Trice, General Manager at The Dunes Rehoboth Beach
Responded 10 Jul 2020
Hi JWMC2019 Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be part of your holiday plans. We are all happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We really strive to show true, genuine hospitality and it seems we are doing something right. See you again sometime soon.
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AnnapolisKen wrote a review Nov 2019
Annapolis63 contributions4 helpful votes
I booked a room for two for a late weekend in Sept. for $150/night. This hotel was the only one with rooms available near that price point where you could walk to the beach. The furnishings were clean, simple, and basic--which is what i prefer actually. Coffee maker worked, and coffee, sugar, etc. were provided. A/C worked. The street outside (it's on the main road) was constantly busy, but it wasn't too noisy. On Sat. late in the night some people outside by the hotel office got into a loud argument. The hotel was not crowded at all. We walked to the beach, and to restaurants. Check-in and check-out were easy and the staff was helpful. Nothing extraordinary, and nothing bad.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Anonymous wrote a review Aug 2019
United States57 contributions19 helpful votes
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This is a relatively inexpensive place to stay at the beach. This is a three-story motel with no elevator, in walking distance to the beach. It is also less than a mile walk to the night spots in Dewey Beach. There are no amenities such as a pool and breakfast. The motel used to be Sea Esta IV motel. The motel has been refurbished and renamed “The Dunes.” The rooms have laminate floors and new furniture. The electric seems the same. We were in an end unit and most of the time we could not make a wi-fi connection for our laptop and smartphones.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Avoid the end unit next to the stairs
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Response from DunesRehobothBeach, General Manager at The Dunes Rehoboth Beach
Responded 20 Aug 2019
Thank you for taking to time to write an honest review of The Dunes Rehoboth Beach. We want to be an affordable option for Dewey Beach goers offering our guests a clean, comfortable room. We have an elevator located in the center of the building just to the side of the patio. We look forward to having you as our guest again sometime. Take care.
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Bluzbugg wrote a review Aug 2019
Alexandria, Virginia48 contributions19 helpful votes
We had a wonderful experience at this motel—which has undergone a beautiful refresh! The rooms are comfortable and very clean. The management is cordial and attentive and the immediately took care of a minor issue with our room the same day we reported it. There were great amenities —multiple computer/device ports are available in the room—free wifi and a nice flat screen TV. Beds were comfortable and linens were great. And you can’t beat the location. Excellent value for the money. We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 13 Aug 2019
Thank you so much for the great review and kind words, Bluzbugg. We are happy to know you had a great stay with us. Take care.
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Nikki wrote a review Aug 2019
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I go to Dewey every year and this was the first time staying at the new renovated Dunes. It was nice and simple. The manager was super friendly and easy going! I've gone to a couple other places in Dewey where the front desk workers arn't very friendly or nice at all. Over all was an easy stay!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 04 Aug 2019
Vacations0 Thank you for your awesome review. We are happy to hear you had a great stay with us. See ya next time :)
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Kristine_LongIsland wrote a review Jul 2019
Ronkonkoma, New York969 contributions89 helpful votes
My husband and I just recently returned from a 2-night stay at the Dunes. This was our first visit to the area and our first time staying in motel style accommodations. With only a month to plan our visit, we quickly realized how pricey hotels in the resort town could be and with some suggestions from TripAdvisor, we booked the Dunes at a reasonable rate. The Dunes is a standard, no-frills motel and is pet-friendly (we don’t have a pet, but I know many have difficulty finding pet-friendly hotels). You won’t find a pool or restaurant on site, but what you will find is clean, comfortable accommodations. We requested a higher floor room as all exterior doors open to the outside. Our request was granted and we received a room on the 3rd floor. The room was perfect for us. It was clean with a comfy bed, flatscreen tv, good air-conditioning, a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron/ironing board and had a small table with 2 chairs. Don’t be surprised to see a fly swatter hanging by the door. It could be a turn off to some, but makes sense since the doors open to the outside fresh air and believe me there are plenty of bugs flying around in the heat in the summer. We were fortunate to not see a single bug in our room during our stay. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful and able to answer questions about the area. This motel is located on Coastal Highway (the same for the restaurants and bars down the road) and we were pleasantly surprised not to hear too much noise from the traffic. For the price, this location was perfect for us. It was a 10-15 minute walk into the heart of Dewey, where you’ll find plenty of places to eat and drink. We took this walk several times both during the day and in the evening. We were able to walk to Dewey beach as well. We found that you can walk down Carolina St. and found a pedestrian path, followed by a 2-block walk to the beach. Not the easiest when it’s hot, but quite doable. FYI, we didn’t see any public restrooms at Dewey beach, so keep that in mind. The specific area we stayed in has a lot of summer rentals opposed to hotels. You can also use the Jolly Trolley ($3 one way, $5 roundtrip) to travel between Dewey and Rehoboth Beach. They have a map available at the front desk and there are several stops in the area. There is a restaurant and liquor store across the street and a Valero gas station right next door. My only criticisms would be that the shower pressure wasn’t great (I find this in even the priciest of hotels), the bed linens could be a little softer and our coffeemaker wasn’t cleaned that well. They do offer coffee and tea in the main office. Overall, we had a wonderful stay for a great price. We had such a fun time visiting Dewey and Rehoboth Beach. This is an area we will definitely be visiting again. For the price and the accommodations, I wouldn’t hesitate to stay at The Dunes in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: 2nd and 3rd floors have balcony walkways
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Responded 28 Jul 2019
Kristine_LongIsland Thank you for taking time out of your day to review your stay with us here at The Dunes Rehoboth. We are happy you enjoyed your first stay in the area and hope you will allow us to be part of your next visit. Regarding your criticisms, we definitely take them as constructive. Genuine feedback, such as yours, helps us look at what may need or could use improvement. Thank you. Take care, Amy
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US$121 - US$327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dunes Rehoboth Beach
Which popular attractions are close to The Dunes Rehoboth Beach?
Nearby attractions include Silver Lake (0.4 km), Woody's Dewey Beach (1.0 km), and Bottle & Cork (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dunes Rehoboth Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Dunes Rehoboth Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at The Dunes Rehoboth Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dunes Rehoboth Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill, The Starboard, and Dewey Beer Company.
Are pets allowed at The Dunes Rehoboth Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dunes Rehoboth Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lewes Life-Saving Station & Museum (7.6 km) and Anna Hazzard Museum (1.5 km).
Is The Dunes Rehoboth Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.