We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
1409 Highway 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
Lowest prices for your stay
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Priceline
Agoda.comUS$89
eDreamsUS$89
FindHotel
Lol.travel
Etrip
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (92)
Room & Suite (26)
Pool & Beach (6)

About

#10 of 13 hotels in Dewey Beach
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
The Hotel Dewey is the perfect location for those who want to be in the middle of the world-famous Dewey Beach night life. Hotel Dewey is centrally located just steps from the Rusty Rudder, Bottle & Cork, Northbeach, the Starboard and other major attractions. We are also just a block away from the beach and half a block from the bay for those looking to soak up the sun!
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
109Reviews1Q+A26Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 27
  • 26
  • 21
  • 16
  • 19
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
MDD wrote a review 14 Sep
1 contribution
Our room had broken blinds in the bathroom (could see right out to the main road and likely from the main road into the bathroom) and a softball-sized hole in the wall. The keys to the room had to be jiggled and the knob turned at the same time for them to work. The location to the beach and a dog-friendly hotel were the primary reasons for our stay at Hotel Dewey. Overall, it was quiet until someone else with a dog was put in the room next to us, causing our dog to start barking in the dark hours. The private patio was nice, although a screen door would have been really nice so we could have kept it open for fresh air since the AC unit was probably from the 90's and extremely loud. We had a bulb go out our 2nd night so we had no light until we were completely in the room. Fun walking around in the middle of the night. The handicap access from the parking lot to the entryway was storage for full garbage bags of who know's what. No sidewalk rooms, the first floor of rooms was up a flight of steps or a slow elevator. Not a lot of outlets unless you plug into the ones at the kitchenette sink and stove area. Staff was friendly. Close proximity to Downtown Dewey and Rehoboth.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
trifecta555192 wrote a review 10 Sep
Betterton, Maryland9 contributions2 helpful votes
Quiet, very clean, well managed by Andrew, so close to restaurants, walking distance to beach, elevator, view of ocean, free parking under roof keeps car clean, showers have great water pressure and hot water, kitchenette with 2 electric stove burners, great freezer and fridge, nice table and chairs on private balcony, accepts dogs, we loved it!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2022
Cleanliness
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Cheryl wrote a review Aug 2022
Fair Oaks, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel staff was very kind and although the hotel fronts the Hwy- the beach was just steps away. Our room was basic but clean. However, right outside our door was a very large grey industrial dirty open trash can. Not only did it smell it looked like it belonged in the garage not in the hallway of a hotel. In addition, the overall property is in much need of repairs and refreshing. Cracked and broken tiles in lobby, dirty stained carpets in hallways, shabby furniture and chipped paint in common areas. And then there is the area in general. Should have read reviews more carefully. This is clearly a college kids get-away area. Loud music pouring from all the restaurants and bars. No boardwalk so Must walk along busy Main Street/HWY to access restaurants etc. This general clientele clearly can impact the stay. Although we had no issues with noise etc. there is a set of rules taped to the counter of the front desk that lay out how many people can be in a room, penalties for damages and noise restrictions and evictions that can take place if needed. Those clear warnings wouldn’t be necessary unless those offenses were regularly seen at this establishment.
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Bryan B wrote a review Aug 2022
1 contribution
Staff is always amazing and accommodating. This was my 3rd year in a row. Clean, simple and close to everything! They also love pups and staff will check on them if you’re out for dinner longer than expected !!! 10/10 will be back next year and for years after!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Barbara M wrote a review Jul 2022
Roseland, New Jersey9 contributions6 helpful votes
Is not a hotel; its a cheap motel. It’s a horribly maintained property that charges exorbitant rates Rust on all the hardware in the room, a/c blowing all night, musty. I understand raising rates because it’s season, but this is highway robbery.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
John N wrote a review Jul 2022
Perkasie, Pennsylvania20 contributions3 helpful votes
Friendly and accommodating staff. Clean. Easy to make reservations, no hassle and no mix ups. Convenient location one block from beach, and near some restaurants and pizza. Local breakfast place one block away, a very short walk. On site parking. Generous check out time, 11:00 AM. So the day we leave isn’t a mad scramble. One elevator available, but never crowded. No beach tags required at Dewey beach.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Only one vehicle per room allowed. If you want housekeeping service, be sure to hang the doorknob...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Amanda wrote a review Jul 2022
Altoona, Pennsylvania2 contributions
At first arriving we thought it wasn’t too bad, but gradually got worse. We only stayed one night, thank goodness. The freezer didn’t keep the food frozen, there weren’t any plates or anything to go with the kitchenette. There was a hole in the wall and the ceiling had water damage. The top 3 worst things for us was: 1- they only gave us 2 towels when we had a family of 5 and stated it was because the housekeeping was slacking, 2- the shower would go really really hot then really cold in the middle of showering then really hot again and then back to cold, 3- the toilet kept running randomly for no reason. All in all, it wasn’t the WORST hotel we’ve ever stayed at, but it also wasn’t great. A couple of things I can say that were good was the fact that we got a private balcony and the fact that they were nice enough to let us leave our car parked there if we wanted for a little while after check out time. I hate complaining but honestly wouldn’t stay here again.
Read more
Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Rick B wrote a review Jul 2022
Ny4 contributions
Stayed here for a greyhound gathering. They accept dogs, Good. I believe they had been renovating rooms, didnt see any other rooms Our room was in bad condition. Like hole in the wall, other stuff. Management offered a partial refund, was approx. $80? Received $40, tried to get balance, no response from Hotel
Read more
Date of stay: October 2021
Value
Location
Service
Room Tip: Not sure, make sure was recently renovated?
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
Karen D wrote a review Jun 2022
Wilmington, Delaware, United States2 contributions
Great Hotel for Pets and People! Staff is very friendly and accommodating! It’s our second time and we will return! Nice grassy area for pets. Location is the best, near beach, bay, restaurants and shops!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Helpful
Share
AmerigoV wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Only place my buddy and i could find one weekend. It is OK but not up to par with the other places on route 1. the rooms are fair and bathrooms are very tight. we would recommend not being like us and waiting till last minute and having to stay at hotel dewey. We would suggest staying across route 1 closer to the beach at one of the more fun hotels like beach house or Atlantic
Read more
Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
PRICE RANGE
US$99 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sea esta motels iii hotel dewey beach, sea esta motel iii, sea esta hotel iii
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sea Esta Motels III
LOCATION
United StatesDelawareDewey Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Dewey
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Dewey?
Nearby attractions include Dewey Beach (0.2 km), Delaware Seashore State Park (0.4 km), and Rehoboth Bay Marina (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Dewey?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Dewey?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Hotel Dewey?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Dewey?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille, Vanderwende Farm Creamery, and Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant.
Is Hotel Dewey located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Dewey Beach.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Dewey?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Dewey?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lewes Life-Saving Station & Museum (6.3 km) and Anna Hazzard Museum (2.8 km).
Is Hotel Dewey accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.