By Sydney Kerelo and Pam George
With the Super Bowl on one end and Valentine’s Day on the other, Feb. 12-14 is the ideal time for a romantic getaway at the Delaware beaches—especially when many hotels are offering special deals perfect for two. Can’t take off that weekend? No worries, there are other off-season rates to be found, and you’ll have plenty to do. Most area restaurants and shops keep winter hours.
Here are seven properties with specials to consider.
Book the Friday and Saturday over Valentine’s Day weekend at the sophisticated yet friendly Hotel Blue. Prices range from $199 to $249 a night, and guests get champagne, flowers and chocolates in their rooms. Plus, add a third night—Thursday, Sunday or Monday—for just $99.
110 Anglers Road, Lewes • 645-4880
Bring your Valentine’s Day romance to Hotel Rodney in Lewes this year. Rates start at $99 to $149 a night. With 20 rooms, two suites and incredible restored antiques, this romantic getaway will be picture-perfect. Plus, the master suite has a two-person, walk-in rain shower, a two-person soaking tub and even a king-sized bed.
142 Second St., Lewes • 645-6466
Are you a beer drinker and adventure seeker? Then the Dogfish Head Inn is the perfect romantic, weekend getaway location. Situated along the Lewes-Rehoboth canal, it offers guests the chance to enjoy an off-the-beaten-path retreat in a relaxing beach setting. Room rates vary.
105 Savannah Road, Lewes • 644-8292
The picturesque Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, which sits right on the beach, carries a Victorian theme into public spaces and guestrooms. Stay on Feb. 14, and you’ll receive Champagne with two keepsake flutes, chocolates and a two-person dinner at Victoria’s, the inn’s restaurant. Sleep in the next day; the deal includes a late checkout. Rates vary depending on the room.
2 Olive Ave. and the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach • 227-7169
Stay for the weekend at Hotel Rehoboth from Feb. 11-13 for $125 and enjoy a romantic getaway. You’ll receive a package consisting of chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Prosecco and a dinner for two ($100) at Lupo Italian Kitchen.
247 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 227-4300
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The Bellmoor Inn and Spa includes a Feel the Love week special with a two-night minimum for $599 during the week and $699 on the weekend. As a Valentine’s Day treat, couples will receive a dozen roses, Kilwin’s chocolates for two, a $100 Big Fish Group restaurant gift card and a special late checkout. Suite upgrades are available for an additional fee.
6 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach • 227-5800
There’s no better place for romance than a hotel right on the beach. Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott surrounds guests with picturesque oceanfront views, relaxing suites and top-tier dining at its 99 Sea Level restaurant. Rates range from $208-$309 a night, but check the website to confirm.
99 Hollywood St., Bethany Beach • 539-3200