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Heading out from RIYC bright and early in the club's land yacht, PITA (pain in the ass) started bright and early at 7am. Of course it wasn't without a round of "oh ****, I forgot....." courtesy of yours truely. We arrived at Schaefer's Canal House around 10am and got onboard Vagabond to settle in. After a quick fueling & loading up the water tanks, Sue ...
... loaded with hundreds of pieces of square copper , tied individually under each one, to hold in position. (a great work of art) Finding our way to an outside garden on the 5th floor with great views over the ocean and boardwalk . . The 40 story tower is the Hotel.
Newspaper also reports that another Casino is closing (Showboat), one of 4 Casino's owned by Caesars Palace , with a further ...
10'x15'... the past 5 years, 2 bedrooms and 4 floors of our home is now crammed into a one cinder-block cell, the mail has been stopped (doubt I'll miss it) and tenants who will be kindly paying our mortgage for the next 12months are now moved in and we're officially "homeless".
Bethany Beach is where we'll be calling home for the next few weeks, until we jump out on the road at the end of July.
I could think of worse places to lay-low for awhile.
... giving us access into 5 Historic private homes, all within a short distance. A wonderful way to see how the locals used to live in the Historic homes. Home for a happy hour on the back deck and a barbecue - a wonderful day.
Another clear sunny morning and we were off for a late breakfast- it seems everyone goes to breakfast on a Sunday morning, so quite a wait .....being refueled nicely it was ...
... day of driving, but the teenagers next door had other ideas. As soon as the office closed the party started with cars arriving full of teenagers. You know you are old when you get up at 1am and say 'do you know what time it is? Some of us are trying to sleep!!' At 4am they finally went to bed and early the next morning we got our revenge slamming every door we could and turning the tv up to maximum volume on the religion ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Boardwalk Plaza Hotel Rehoboth Beach
A truly Golden Anniversary
I have stayed at the BPH three times in the past year. Each visit has been a real pleasure. After the first visit (a "sisters" weekend), I booked again for a romantic stay with my husband. After those two experiences, I planned my parents' fiftieth anniversary celebration - three nights and four days of Victorian charm. We had six rooms for thirteen people, and the staff could not have done a better job - we had clean rooms, quick and courteous service, and extra kindnesses extended constantly. Karen, who coordinated our stay and our anniversary banquet in the Plaza Cottage (utterly charming!), Steve (food manager) and Chris ("late-night Steve" and assistant food manager), Penelope (banquet server), and Laura (pub server) did a fantastic job for us throughout our plans and our visit, and deserve special mention as truly outstanding employees. I consider the BPH "my" hotel now, and eagerly anticipate my next vacation. From the roof-top hot tub to the afternoon tea-time to the evening live music we heard from the comfy pub chairs - everything was perfection, and I cannot recommend this oceanfront gem highly enough!
We love the Boardwalk Plaza
My husband and I just came back from a 2 nite stay at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. What a gem! We have stayed in Dewey Beach for the last 15 or so years but unfortunately our hotel there, The Hobo Beach Hotel, was sold and currently is being demolished to make way for McMansions. We loved the Hobo Beach and I cried at its demise.
But we walked into the Boardwalk Plaza and were truly blessed by the beach gods. The staff was most courteous. The decor is fabulous. Done in a shabby chic decor with so many nice touches. A restaurant is on the premises and we did have a good breakfast there one morning. (A hint for a cheapy breakfast that the locals go to is the Robin Hood Diner on the south side of Rehoboth Ave.)
We stayed in a suite. You walk into the bedroom area with two most comfortable queen beds. Wonderful bedding, nice plush rugs thoughout the suite. The couch in the sitting room is real furniture and most comfortable. The sitting room also has a large t.v. Wonderful shower and nice bath products. Also included is a hairdryer, iron and full ironing board, and an umbrella(!). Another nice touch was the door that shuts off the bedroom from the bath area and another that shuts off the front sitting room from the bath area. So no one is disturbed while sleeping. I am an early riser and my hubby sleeps later. No problem, I just got up, closed the sliding door (real wood, not some flimsy crap) and did my bath and sat in the sitting area and read or watched t.v. The Hotel is oceanfront. The beach is Rehoboth is smaller than some others but this makes your balconey even closer!
If you have never been to Rehoboth, you must visit. Many shops and goumet restaurants. Some of our favorites are: The Cultured Pearl, Dos Locos, Blue Moon and who could resist Grotto Pizza.
The is a large gay population in Rehoboth. This makes every experience special. Everyone is so nice and accommodating. The shops and restaurants are so nicely decorated. The shops offer many boutique items.
If you are looking for an enjoyable stay, try the Boardwalk Plaza in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
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We love it, every chance we get.
The Boardwalk Plaza is a splendid respite from our Baltimore/Washington habitat. We have stayed there many, many times in all kinds of weather and seasons. The service is exemplary, the food on par with NYC and the quiet elegance of the rooms more than comfortable. We have traveled the world over and because of our close proximity to Rehoboth we end up here at least as few weekends a year. We love the rooftop jacuzzi; we make it an adventure to watch the sun come up once while we are there. Angel is the best waitress; sweet and knowledgable. We have never ever run into any rude person there. I have even had trouble with a credit card and they didn't bat an eye. This hotel and it's service is on par with hotels in NYC that cost over 1 grand a night. beleive me. We love it there and we miss it this year. Tim the bell boy is a delight. You people that don't appreciate this place, must have something wrong with you. I have spend 5 times the amount and gotten half the service. Wake up!
Superb Hotel and Staff
My husband and I have been guests at the Boardwalk Plaza twice a year for at least the last ten years. We spend a week at the hotel in August and a week there in September enjoying all that Rehoboth Beach and the hotel have to offer. We also spent one New Year's Eve here.
The property has always been clean and well maintained. In all the years we've been staying here, we've had only one problem, and that was a broken part on the toilet which was fixed without delay. The staff (front desk, restaurant, housekeeping, etc.) has always been quite helpful and courteous. The hotel is extremely convenient to all amenities in town, and the views are spectacular.
We are eagerly looking forward to our August 2004 visit.
Filthy Hotel with very rude owners
We used to stay at the Boardwalk Plaza every summer. My family stopped doing this after our weeklong stay in August of 2002. The room was never cleaned once we checked in. When I went to complain that the crumbs from my son's muffin were still on the floor after they had cleaned, I was told that he should be less messy while he eats. The crumbs were still there at the end of our stay. Dirty glasses sat for days in the room. This hotel is the filthiest place I have ever stayed in. The owner of the hotel is the rudest I have ever met. We are world travelers and this hotel is the most disgusting place I have seen. Stay away!
Always a pleasure
We have been to the Boardwalk Plaza in Rehoboth Beach, De maybe 8 times in the past 10 years. It is "always a pleasure" to be there. We always feel so welcome and comfortable during our stay. My roommate and I enjoy it so much that through the years we have taken family and friends with us and they have made fond memories as well. From the balconies, the rooftop, the restaraunt (inside and out) the view is tremendous (and Victoria's has never let us down). We have always been impressed with the cleaning staff and the work they do. They are very unimposing, but they are there to care for you. Quite simply, there is no other place like it on the eastern shore. Come see what I mean!
The Boardwalk Plaza hotel was NOT what we thought it would be as all. It is advertised as upscale, classy, sophisticated...our misfortune while staying there indicated otherwise, however.When I checked us in, I had to deal with a surly and unpleasant front desk clerk. When we got to our room, it had all the amenities as advertised but was so dirty with hairs everywhere and a strong urine smell that we decided to change rooms.I went down and changed our room, though not without the desk clerk being sarcastic and seemingly annoyed with me for showing up again so soon at the front desk...Our next room was basically O.K., though given the price, I would have expected more than what we got. There are nice places at Rehoboth beach where you get basically the same amenities for much less money.My wife and I ate at their oceanfront restaurant the following morning. Mistake. The service was VERY slow and the food arrived cold.
Fall in Rehoboth
We took a fall trip to Rehoboth, a laid-back, sophisticated and low-key beach town. The Boardwalk Plaza, right on the beach and pleasant boardwalk, has a delightful little seating area on the boardwalk itself. We enjoyed breakfast there twice. Be patient, sometimes the staff or kitchen or both are overwhelmed, but just sit and enjoy the ocean and people. One day the service was excellent. One day the service was terrible. Food is good. The hotel itself is a hub of Victoriana including two birds in the lobby. The spa/pool would be better billed as a hot tub. There really is no pool. The hotel's best selling point, besides location, is the staff. They are unfailingly responsive and helpful. We reserved through Luxury Link. While the hotel is quite nice, I would not put it in the category of similar properties in LL, which speaks to my reticence in this review.
On the boardwalk but just enough outside of the main drag zoo, the Boardwalk Plaza keeps you close to all beach activities while giving you a wonderfully quiet night's sleep. We stayed in an ocean front deluxe room and for once "deluxe" meant a true jacuzzi tub (more than enough room for two), king four poster bed with an oh-so-comfy pillowtop mattress, and two seater balcony facing the ocean from which we watched the dolphins swim by and the humans stroll or bike on the boardwalk. No nickel and dime-ing here... service was super friendly and accomodating with no charge for internet access for example. They even thoughtfully give you access to two changing rooms so you can check out on time, but still leave your car parked for the rest of the day while you enjoy the beach, shower and change for the drive home.
The only negatives: the beach is very narrow here and very crowded (much wider, deeper and sandier further South) and the room had a slightly off smell that made the ocean breezes very welcome to clear it out. Overall, the quality, comfort and personal service far outweighed the slight negatives.