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1400 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2410
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#6 of 13 hotels in Dewey Beach
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Welcome to Gold Leaf Hotel, your Dewey Beach “home away from home.” Gold Leaf Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and Gold Leaf Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available. You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a 24 hour front desk, beach chairs, and a sun terrace. In addition, guests can enjoy a roof top pool during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. While you’re here, be sure to check out Sirveza, one of the Mexican restaurants that can be found in Dewey Beach, which is a short distance from Best Western Rehoboth Beach. Should time allow, Sunset Park is a popular park that is relatively easy to get to. Gold Leaf Hotel puts the best of Dewey Beach at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Beach
Tennis court
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Children's television networks
Business Centre with Internet Access
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24-hour front desk
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Richard S wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Pros: 20% cheaper than other available hotels Great location, just a few minutes walk to the beach Friendly staff (but see below) The room itself was fine, with a couch, table, microwave, and refrigerator, and even had a safe Cons: Very noisy--the second of our two nights, our next-door neighbors started partying at around 1 AM. We complained, and the manager came and gave them a stern warning and assured me that after the next incident, they would be evicted. However, the loud talking and laughing continued and while the manager did call them, with minimal effect, he somehow decided that the noise was now at an acceptable level. I can assure you that it was not an acceptable level. This back and forth continued until 2:30 AM. I think the manager is more bark than bite, that is, he was OK with an initial strict-sounding warning but not willing to go to the next step and actually enforce the noise rule. I saw that at least one other reviewer had the same experience. Also, I note that while I was back and forth to the reception area, there was a steady stream of people coming and going in various stages post-bar tipsiness. Lovely. No security—anyone could walk into the parking structure or into the hotel itself without a card key and without being seen Dingy—except for the room itself, the lobby and hallway areas were in sore need of some serious upkeep. Parking—Parking is by no means guaranteed for guests. I was told by the front desk that they have adequate parking for guests, but non-guests pull in and park randomly (no need for key access or other guests-only restriction). Since they don’t have parking passes hung on their mirrors, they eventually get a “will be towed” warning; while all this is playing out, there may be no parking for guests. With no spots, we were told to park in the loading zone over night, which was fine, but I'm not sure where the next arriving guest would have parked. Or where new guests would unload. Pool—upon checking in we were informed that the pool was being “renovated” whatever that means. And in the middle of the summer high season? Bed--the bed itself was totally worn out, sagging in the middle, and super uncomfortable. Ambience—our window overlooked a dumpster at the front of the hotel. That pretty well sums up our experience here. No way we would ever stay at this place again. Management, you can spare the usual response: “we are sorry we did not live up to your expectations this time…” etc. Unless there is actually a plan to improve things, or you refund a few bucks for this really horrible stay, those are just words.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 5 Aug 2022
H4962CRrichards, Our lively neighborhood is what makes our location so attractive to travelers, and some don't care for it at all. I understand how frustrating this experience must have been for you. You were not well taken care of, by any stretch of the imagination. Obviously we must do a better job training our staff, as your review indicates customer service is no where near our high standards. If you ever visit Dewey Beach in the future and the noise is too loud and no one will help, you should absolutely call the Dewey Beach Police Department at 227-1110, everyone deserves a good nights sleep. I will do over your review with all our staff and go over everything that needs attention. Thanks for letting us know. Sincerely, Maria
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youngeace wrote a review May 2022
Bronx, New York33 contributions13 helpful votes
I checked into the Gold Leaf Hotel exactly at check-in time and I had to pee. I ran inside to check in, doing my best not to be doing the pee dance and failing. I signed my paperwork, got my key and ran upstairs to my room. I say all that to say I did not get the normal verbal breakdown of the property but I’m pretty sure it's because I visibility had to pee. Other than that the staff at the front desk is super friendly and was able to check me in quickly. The room was large with a table and a small couch with a sitting area. I love that the fridge has a freezer attached. The gym and breakfast area was closed due to covid and the pool as well as sun area was under construction. Plenty of parking onsite with a covered garage that goes up as far as the hotel does which is 4 floors. Steps from the beach though it was a little too cold to go during my trip. Very dog friendly area. All in all a very nice hotel that was clean, larger than it looked, and in a great location with the fun Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille being right across the street. Would 100% recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 5 May 2022
Dear Youngeace, Thanks so much for the great review. You just made our day. Happy you got checked in fast and enjoyed our location. Nice to hear our hard work is paying off. Hope to see you on your next visit to Dewey Beach. Thanks again. Sincerely, Maria
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rutgersjd2009 wrote a review Aug 2021
Port Charlotte, Florida73 contributions28 helpful votes
Second time staying at gold leaf and very pleased with this moderately priced hotel on beach block and directly across from Nalu and the live entertainment. Though i would say no frills each room had a fridge and coffee maker, tV, and blow dryer. The WiFi and Parking are both free which is a nice perk! The staff is very polite and allowed me to park vehicle in the garage until room was ready for checkin so we could enjoy the day at the beach. They called me on my cell when room was ready. I would say that customer service is well above average in these new travel times as is cleanliness. I noticed staff sweeping the floor& wiping down surface areas. The room was very clean and smelled sanitized. I would not hesitate to stay here again .
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Bring beach towels. Great music entertainment across the street.
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Responded 7 Aug 2021
Dear rutgersjd2009, Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review. You just made our day. Hope to see you on your next visit to Dewey Beach. Sincerely, Maria
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Rob P wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Great location. 1/2 block walk to the beach. Right next to Nalu restarant. Very clean rooms. Adequate indoor parking. Rooftop pool which is a decent size. Well worth it! Dewey Beach is a little less crowded than Rehoboth but still a very nice beach with chairs, umbrellas and drinks and snacks available.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 7 Aug 2021
Dear 777robp, Thanks for the perfect review. You just made our day! Sincerely, Maria
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Kristine_LongIsland wrote a review Jul 2021
Ronkonkoma, New York971 contributions89 helpful votes
We were visiting Dewey Beach for the 3rd time and are very happy to have selected this hotel as it was a much better choice than other properties we had previously stayed at. We booked a 2-Queen bed room for 2 nights. Hotel prices have increased tremendously since Covid, so while the rate was reasonable in comparison to other Dewey/Rehoboth hotels, it was overpriced for the actual hotel. This hotel was originally a Best Western and could use some updates/TLC. Our room was on the 4th (top) floor and was clean and the AC unit worked well. The room was pretty basic. It did have a microwave and refrigerator. There was an armoire (no closet), a small table with coffeemaker and a chair in the corner of the room. The bathroom needed some updating. We had a “balcony” but it really is just two glass doors that open to a railing. Many people hung their towels/bathing suits to dry. Overall, room was basic, nothing spectacular. There is a small rooftop pool (3-4ft depth) which is in dire need of updating and a small exercise room (not sure if it was open) and the complimentary breakfast room was closed. There is a small indoor parking garage attached free of charge. There is parking outside, but it is metered for beach parking. There is a complimentary coffee machine available in the lobby and we had an ice machine on our floor. Upon arrival, we noticed signs everywhere stating that masks are required in all common areas and failure to comply will result in eviction from your stay. Honestly, we wore the masks out of respect for the staff, however there were many guests who did not. I did not see one employee enforce the policy while we were there. Staff was friendly with the guests throughout our stay. Daily housekeeping is not available; you must request replacement towels, items, etc. at the front desk. Now onto the positives...what a GREAT LOCATION. You are a block from the beach and a block from the bay. Nalu, a nice Hawaiian style bar/restaurant is located right next door and the Rusty Rudder, a nice, large bar/restaurant is located across the street on the bay. We visited both places and did enjoy them. It is a short walk (about 5-6 blocks) to the heart of Dewey where you’ll find more bars/restaurants. We did find some establishments that were closed and some others had limited hours and/or limited staff so wait times were long. Just be mindful that places are still trying to recoup from Covid, so have some patience and understanding. The Starboard and Dewey Beer Company have always been our favorite spots and there were no issues at either establishment. Overall, despite the room rate being higher than it should be, we would definitely stay at this hotel in the future. The location alone made up for the pricey room rate. If you like a cozy beach party town, Dewey is the spot. You can also take the trolley over to Rehoboth Beach as there is more to see and do, especially if you’re traveling with children. Looking forward to visiting again!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 7 Aug 2021
Dear Kristine_LongIsland, Thanks for such an amazing review. Hope to see you on your next visit to Dewey Beach. Sincerely, Maria
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Barbara S wrote a review Jul 2020
11 contributions12 helpful votes
My daughter and I took my grandchildren there for a day and a night. The hotel is very close to the beach...about a 5 minute walk, if that. Our room was large and had two queen sized beds. We payed $25 extra for a cot. It was clean and comfortable. We really appreciated being able to check in early. We were only there for the day and night and being able to check in early was very convenient nice of them to accomodate us. It was very quiet. I would have paid extra to be able to stay a few more hours after checkout but it was not possible. I would stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded 30 Jul 2020
Dear barbarasU8687QH, Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us and leaving your wonderful review. We're glad you all got to enjoyed our prime location. We wish you could of stayed longer also. Hope to see you and your family on your next visit to Dewey Beach. Sincerely, Maria
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kkalb1000 wrote a review Jun 2020
Baltimore, Maryland4 contributions4 helpful votes
First off Dewey itself isn’t the greatest place to visit right now. Everything was takeout and if you want to dine in you pretty much have to go to Rehoboth. The hotel was not what I had hoped for. They didn’t have anything on their site about all the things they closed due to covid. The pool, gym, and breakfast room were all closed. Walking around Dewey we saw other pools open and so I feel like the owner here was just lazy and didn’t feel like doing whatever he needed to do to please his guests. They said he’s probably not opening the pool all season. They also did not clean our room or give us supplies daily. You have to call for things or go to the desk. Then they have this envelope in the room like they want a tip, kinda funny to us to expect a tip. I would not come back to this hotel. They should have let us know that these things would all be closed and given the option to cancel. I feel like we were misled.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Jun 2020
Dear kkalb1000, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us. As hearing from our guest is the best way we can improve our business. We are usually known for our friendly, clean hotel, with an attentive friendly staff. Yes during COVID-10 we have made changes and have updated all booking web sites. You'll be happy to know we adjusted all the rates since our breakfast room, gym and pool are closed. We’re sorry you were misinformed and apologize for any inconvenience it caused. Please accept our apologies. We're doing our best to keep everyone safe during this pandemic. Sincerely, Maria
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Trail765341 wrote a review Jun 2020
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Gold Leaf seemed to be a decent get away. I actually called the front desk to make a reservation as I had some concerns during the Phase 2 re opening in Delaware. I was told there was daily house keeping but no free breakfast or access to pool or fitness room which seemed reasonable. What I discovered was there was NO daily housekeeping whatsoever and I had to call down daily for towels, coffee packets, and soap! Also, the room wasn't particularly clean as I disinfected everything once I arrived. Also, a very noisy place with people constantly slamming doors or yelling outside at all hours of the night. I was there from Monday thru Friday. I would hate to see what its like over the weekend!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Responded 15 Jun 2020
Dear Trail765341, Thanks for sharing your feedback from your stay with us. We appreciate your understanding our pool, fitness room, and breakfast being closed during COVID-19. However saddened to hear your comments on housekeeping, and noise. We are usually known for our friendly, clean hotel with an attentive friendly staff. We’re sorry that this was not your impression this time around. We're sorry you were unhappy - we'll work hard to fix the issues you experienced. Thanks for letting us know and please accept our apologies. We hope to see you on your next visit to Dewey Beach. Sincerely, Maria
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dave30214 wrote a review Nov 2019
Fayetteville, Georgia52 contributions24 helpful votes
Conveniently located right on Hwy 1, Coastal Hwy. From the hotel, it's one block to the beach! Clean, comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Good variety in the breakfast room. Hotel has it's own parking deck. The hotel across the street has a public deck that's perfect for sunsets.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded 23 Nov 2019
Dear Dave30214, Thanks for choosing to stay with us and sharing your feedback. We appreciate your kind words about our prime location, breakfast, parking, clean comfortable rooms, and our friendly staff. Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Dewey Beach. Sincerely, Maria
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Melanie C wrote a review Nov 2019
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania23 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel because our son was in a baseball tournament and the other families booked here. It served its purpose of providing a place for us to stay. I would never book this for a vacation stay. The parking deck is tiny tiny tiny. If you have a truck or SUV, forget it. The top deck is the smallest area yet and if you get up there and find no spots, good luck turning around. The breakfast was ok. They did make little egg rounds which were perfect to make egg McMuffins. The dining area is in a strange location and kind of a weird set up. I didn’t even set foot on the beach so I can’t really tell you about that. Dewey beach is very much a college student location, not extremely family oriented. You are better off staying in Rehobeth as that is where the families in our party wound up each night.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 10 Nov 2019
Dear R2855RKmelaniec, Thanks for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to leave some feedback. We appreciate your kind words about our breakfast egg rounds being perfect for an Egg English Muffin. However saddened to hear you didn't get to visit our beach or bay. I agree parking on the top deck is tight. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Dewey Beach. Sincerely, Maria
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US$71 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gold Leaf Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gold Leaf Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dewey Beach (0.2 km), Delaware Seashore State Park (0.3 km), and Rehoboth Bay Marina (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gold Leaf Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Gold Leaf Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Gold Leaf Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gold Leaf Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grille, Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant, and Nick's Philadelphia Cheese STK.
Is Gold Leaf Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Dewey Beach.
Does Gold Leaf Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Gold Leaf Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lewes Life-Saving Station & Museum (6.2 km) and Anna Hazzard Museum (2.9 km).
Is Gold Leaf Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.