5 Historic Inns and Boutique Hotels at the Delaware Beaches

Get a head start on beach season by booking a stay at one of these boutique hotels and historic inns at the Delaware beaches.

Looking for a one-of-a-kind hotel to act as homebase during your next stay in Delaware’s coastal towns? Here are five unique inns, historic stays and boutique hotels to check out when planning your getaway.

The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel

It’s impossible to talk about hotels at the Delaware beaches without mentioning the iconic Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. This pink Victorian-style structure is one of the most recognizable parts of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk silhouette. The hotel houses plenty of room types, including ocean-view suites, single king or queen bedrooms and even full apartments. Amenities like room service, complimentary Wi-Fi and cable and on-site dining make this a no-brainer for an enjoyable oceanfront stay. The charming Victorian decor is a plus!

Victoria’s restaurant features indoor dining along with a boardwalk patio complete with fire pits for a cozy atmosphere, even during chilly nights. Victoria’s is ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even hosts afternoon tea by reservation.

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2 Olive Ave & the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach

The Bellmoor Inn & Spa

A stylish boutique hotel and relaxing spa all rolled into one, The Bellmoor is ideal for couples seeking a relaxing retreat. Originally opened in the 1930s as The Dinner Bell, this hotel was at one time the only local hotel with on-site dining. Now, it has adapted to the burgeoning vacation landscape at the Delaware beaches by evolving into a modern inn and spa. The full-service spa is a great amenity for romantic getaways and relaxing vacations. If you’re in need of a weekend-long break, this is the Delaware beach stay for you.

For group vacations, The Bell House is a light and airy three-bedroom cottage adjacent to the main hotel. This is an option we recommend booking in advance, as the weekends fill up quickly as beach season unfolds.

6 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach


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Dogfish Inn

For craft beer lovers, Dogfish Inn is an easy “yes!” when it comes to Delaware beach hotels. While the renowned beers aren’t served on this property, there are plenty of walkable spots in Lewes to grab a brew including bars, restaurants and liquor stores. Dogfish Inn is located on the same block as popular Lewes restaurants like Raas, Lewes Oyster House and the neighboring Striper Bites Bistro. Plus, the Inn offers packages for stays that include unique perks and exclusive merchandise. One package features an e-bike rental complete with an attached cooler and guided tour along a trail network that includes easy access to seven local breweries.

Traveling with your furry friend? Dogfish Inn also offers dog-friendly packages. Along with seven dog-friendly rooms, the “Dog’s Day at the Inn” package comes with treats, a travel water bowl and a dog toy in the shape of a Dogfish Head beer can. For outdoorsy vacationers, the “Outdoor Activity” package includes Dogfish-branded ball caps, frisbees, reusable water bottles, koozies and more.

105 Savannah Road, Lewes


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Addy Sea Historic Oceanfront Inn

If you love charming coastal history, consider an overnight stay at this historic Bethany Beach inn. Including 12 individual guest rooms with private baths, an elegant parlor, wrap-around veranda and on-site dining room, Addy Sea is a one-stop shop for relaxation and coastal fun in Delaware. The adjacent guest house also features four rooms, an oceanfront great room with a gas fireplace and an oceanfront sundeck with incredible coastal views. Whether you stay in the historic inn or guest house, enjoy complimentary breakfast and afternoon tea in the parlor served daily.

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If you’re looking for relaxation and peace and quiet, this inn is nestled along the coastline of Bethany Beach, one of Delaware’s quieter oceanfront destinations. With easy access to the bustling Rehoboth and Dewey beaches via Route 1, the Addy Sea can offer the best of both worlds for your Delaware beach stay.

99 Ocean View Parkway, Bethany Beach

Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel

Enjoy sand, surf and ocean views at this Dewey Beach seaside hotel. With light and airy decor, sweeping ocean views and affordable booking prices, the Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel is an ideal stay in Dewey Beach.

If nightlife is a must for your vacation time, Dewey Beach is the place to be. The Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel is just a short walk from Dewey Beach’s busiest bars like the Starboard, Dewey Beer Co., Nalu and The Lighthouse. Enjoy plenty of live music, dancing and water-view dining at the bustling bars and restaurants along the coastline. Once you’ve had your fun out in Dewey, return to enjoy a private pool, cozy bed and stunning ocean views during the evening.

1 Read Avenue, Dewey Beach


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