I stayed at this resort during the independence-day weekend. When I checked out, I knew I will be back.
Tropical storm Arthur swept DE over the independence-day weekend and lingered a bit on the morning of the 4th. I arrived at Rehoboth around 11:30am. Around noon, I received a phone call from one of the property managers asking when I will be checking in. The previous occupant just left and they wanted to make sure that they get the room ready for me when I arrive. The manager also informed me that they planned to have a cookout by the poolside around 3pm and wanted me to make sure that if interested, I can plan ahead. Great service. They care.
Upon check-in, I was greeted and given a tour of the property and led to my room. I stayed at the Harlech. The room has a cube-sized mini-fridge. It also has a stand-in shower. The towels smell clean and the room was cozy. During the tour, the manager explained to me that the storm flooded part of the property over night and they are working hard to ensure that everything gets back in shape as fast as possible. The cook-out party was a success. Lots of food -- real food. People came out of their rooms and we all celebrated together. It's nice to get to know other occupants. The weather started turning nice during the cookout. The property manager also started cleaning the leaves out of the pool as people continued to enjoy the food. By 430pm, the property was in good shape - clean, blue pool. People enjoyed and played around the pool.
The property has a kitchen area. It is open 24 hours. It always has bagels, bread, cereals, instant grits etc so that when you are hungry, you do not need to leave it. There is a water cooler to keep you hydrated and ice-maker to cool you down. There is also a coffee machine with an assortment of flavors to choose from as well as teas. It's a place where they really want to make sure you are comfortable and feel at home. The owners are friendly and frequently chatted with guests.
Harlech room is right next to the entrance. It's smaller in size and there pretty economical but for people who do not tolerate minor noise well during their sleep, this might not be a best choice. The lock is electronic and when people try to enter, it makes noise. It does not bother me, but if you cannot tolerate noise during sleep, you may want to mention to the owner that you want to stay away from the entrance.
Over my stay, I can see that the owners tends the garden themselves. They do work hard to make things as perfect as possible for everyone.
A little traffic tips -- the Inn is off Rd 275 13A and during summer time, this road is severely congested. I was told by the locals that some people used this route as an alternative route to the beach. Your GPS may tell you to turn right on 1D (John Williams Hwy) -- where MacDonald's is. If you do that during summer, chances are you will be stuck in traffic for at least 10 minutes since there will be a lot of local traffic without traffic lights. What I did instead is to continue to drive on Rt 1 south, then as soon as I see Atlantic Liquor on the right-hand side (Old Landings Rd), I turn right. By doing this, you overshoot a bit on Route 1, but you will be in the opposite direction of the heavy traffic and can just waltz by.
Oh, finally. Be aware of the two dogs. These two real sweethearts are some world-class schmoozers. <3
I felt completely relaxed over my stay. It's a place where the owners welcome you and try to make you feel at home. I know I will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique in the Rehoboth Beach area of Delaware, the Rams Head is an all-male, clothing optional resort, bordered by fields and forests, yet is only minutes from the beach, shopping, top-notch dining and nightlife.The current owners Frank and Paul having adopted the Rams Head Inn have made many renovations to the property. Since their ownership began in the Spring of 2010 they have updated all of the rooms in the main house including new bedding, new décor, installed a reliable WiFi network for guests, and painted the exterior with clean bright color supporting of the new tropical theme. In 2011 they continued the upgrades by replacing the carpeting in the main house to provide a fresher look to all of the rooms as well as paved the parking lot, started the landscaped the front yard by removing the over grown gardens and the sun deck got a face lift with new paint, new furniture and garden statues. In 2012 further renovations were revealed to guests including a newly landscaped property and the creation of an open air court yard furthering the new tropical theme as well new electronics including flat screen televisions. Coming in 2013 final upgrades and renovation will be complete in the outside rooms as well as additional gym equipment.We provide clean spacious rooms with queen-size beds, private baths, cable television, central air conditioning, refrigerators, and DVD players, an expansive court-yard with a swimming pool, stress-melting Jacuzzi, and continental breakfast. Reliable WiFi is also available throughout the premises. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rams Head Hotel Rehoboth Beach