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21 Van Dyke Avenue, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2510
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#2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Dewey Beach
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Sun Man wrote a review Nov 2022
Cool hotel. Surfer vibe is neat. Just steps away from the beach and close to restaurants and nightlife- but not too close. Rooms smartly designed and decorated; thoughtfully chosen soaps and hair products. Owners are nice, too.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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KlingonLoveGod wrote a review Oct 2022
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The rooms and hotels have been recently remodeled and evince a simple, elegant style. But this excellent style -- complete with well chosen coffee table books -- could still do with some tweaking from more standard establishments. First, the amenities. There's no coffee maker or...cups for that matter. There was bottled water (2 small bottles) but cups would have been helpful. There's no bar soap. Fully recognizing the fancy soaps they have available, it was a bit weird to have to squeeze liquid soap from a metal tube every time you wanted to wash your hands. There's also no desk in the room, so if you need a place to log in to work you'll need to use the lobby-like space on the first floor. Finally, while recognizing this is a self-service motel, they assigned us to someone else's room. We were able to fix it quickly by calling the number on the reservation but if nobody answered it would have been a problem. Overall, the place has a lot of potential and it was a decent stay but manage expectations appropriately. The staff were polite and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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asquared816 wrote a review Oct 2022
Baltimore, Maryland76 contributions31 helpful votes
great location. very quick walk (it is on the ocean block) to the beach and just across the street to the bay. newly renovated. clean and comfortable. staff were friendly and accommodating. there is a mini fridge in the room. bed was comfortable. i had been having difficulty finding a place for just a night or two in the area, and they were reasonably priced (for the area) and you could cancel up to a week out (at least for off season). can walk plenty of places, or a quick drive to rehoboth (<2 miles to rise up coffee:))
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Date of stay: October 2022
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michasii wrote a review Aug 2022
Annapolis, Maryland42 contributions78 helpful votes
Great spot remodeled all room have 2 queens except for a couple end units All new which for the beach is great as rooms tend to get a little musky after a couple years Cool vibe great location Wish they had a chair outside but ok used beach chairs They had nice new cruiser bikes to use we didn’t as we brought our bikes Much better the. The Hyatt across the street in my opinion
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking for one car in big lot
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Riley K wrote a review Aug 2022
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I stayed at the surf shanty for a "staycation" with my best friends before heading back to school, and i couldn't have asked for a better stay. as a local, i definitely did my research on finding the best place to experience my town from and the surf shanty fit the bill. beachside on van dyke (a less populated street sometimes, for a more spacious beach outing on the weekdays), bikes to facilitate moving within and between dewey and rehoboth, beautiful interior design, an outdoor shower... my list goes on. the staff was beyond helpful and the exterior made it seem as though we had our own oasis. just a short drive from bethany for more restaurant options, it was the perfect fit for my beach weekend with my girls and i cannot wait to be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: 3rd floor views were great! theres ice machines on first and second floors
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Errin D wrote a review Aug 2022
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I came to the newly renovated Surf Shanty Hotel for a girls weekend in July. I was so impressed with how clean and cute the building and the rooms were! And the location can not be beat! Steps away from the beach and totally walkable to all the restaurants, bars, and shops in Dewey. For those of us not wanting to walk around to explore there were bicycles available for us to use as well! We all had such a great time that we have already planned our next girls trip to the Surf Shanty Hotel in September!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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desertpixie13 wrote a review Jul 2022
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My husband and I visited the Surf Shanty motel for our wedding anniversary and from the moment we arrived I new the weekend would be special! Andre, the night concierge greeted us with a full Itinerary of options from bike riding ( bikes provided! ) beach activities and restaurants! We could walk to the beautiful white sand of Dewey Beach by day and after a quick nap head out (by foot) to the many restaurants in the area. We didn’t have to use our car at all the whole weekend! We have fantastic memories and will be back next year for our next big celebration!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$171 - US$395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesDelawareDewey Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf Shanty Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Surf Shanty Motel?
Nearby attractions include Dewey Beach (0.3 km), Delaware Seashore State Park (0.2 km), and Woody's Dewey Beach (0.6 km).
What are some restaurants close to Surf Shanty Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill, Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille, and The Starboard.
Is Surf Shanty Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Dewey Beach.
Are there any historical sites close to Surf Shanty Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lewes Life-Saving Station & Museum (6.1 km) and Anna Hazzard Museum (2.9 km).