Dunes Manor Hotel
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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.
... the famous lighthouse ship - the Overfalls. It is one of only 17 remaining lightships.
Our return home takes us by the Colvine Bison Farm where Woody wants to greet his Bovinae friends and inform them that he is a vegetarian. ...
It's almost time, people! I've got two days and a lot of stuff to do before I leave. Packing would probably be the most important, and I've put a small dent in it. So far I have clothes, which obviously are the most important items, but I am having a difficult time choosing which shoes will make the final cut. I guess I can't bring every pair of heels I own. Darn it.
The other night I took a look at my suitcase full of clothes and ...
It's a rainy, cold winter day. We decide to chill out at brother Mark’s house. Satiated with lots of cold beer, Mark provides me with his favorite "Kenny Chesney" hat and guitar. I entertain... mostly myself. ...
The next day, we take Woody on a field trip to the Dogfish Head Brewery located in Milton, DE where my brother lives. Heading into Rehoboth, we find our favorite "Happy Hour" restaurant “Claws” is closed for the season. So we head over to its sister restaurant “Fins”. We dive into a bountiful selection of fresh Oysters on the half shell. ...
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I would stay here again...
Our stay here was in the last week of August. What makes this Hotel above average is the location.. and each room has an amazing view from their own balcony. Your at the quiet end of the boardwalk - which we enjoyed. The staff were mostly helpful & friendly. Housekeeping was 'iffy' The bed linens are in dire need of updating - old thin sheets and a raggy bedspread. We were missing something every day after housekeeping was there, weather it be coffee or wash cloths.. The piano lady and her friends were really fun to see ... they seem to be having a great time at their sing a longs! Overall - would stay here again.
After reading all of your reviews here, I chose The Dunes Manor. I was very happy with the choice. All of the advice here was right on the money. Good clean hotel. Very quiet and away from the boardwalk.
Perfect for people wanting a nice relaxing beach stay. Slow elevaters, just like everyone said. Not great coffee. Other than that, really a great time. I did not see any other hotel that would fit a couple of adult, quiet seeking people. Thanks to all of you for a wonderful weekend.
Loved it! - August 22, 2003
I had a wonderful time at the Dunes Manor! The hotel is very beautiful and deserves at least a 3 star rating. The hotel has excellent food and the best Long Island Ice Tea's I've ever had! I would highly recommend this hotel. My husband and I have decided to make an annual trip to OC and stay at the Dunes Manor.
Spectacular! Top of the list for me!!!
This lovely, elegant but with an air to the casual and comfortable hotel/inn was the tops!!!!! From the young man that held the door for me upon my late night arrival, to the evening staff all were ever so kind that I thought I was in another world! Thanks to all involved with the comfort and pleasantness of my stay. A special thanks to the wonderful "Piano Lady" of the evening. The sing alongs transport a soul back in time to an era of comraderie and togetherness. Please extend my thanks to all. Oh yes, I'LL BE BACK! Dianne
Above the Rest !
Just spent a week at the Dunes Manor Resort. Very enjoyable. Full service hotel.. which is a rare thing in Ocean City. Nice Victorian Restaurant, Nice indoor bar, & a cool outdoor bar (The Barefoot Bar.) All rooms have Ocean Front Views so no need to worry. Best thing is the location is only 2 blocks north of the Boardwalk.. so you don't have to worry about being in all the crazy Boardwalk traffic, although if you do want to go to the Boardwalk you are only 5 minutes away. Also several restaurants within walking distance. Jolly Roger Amusement Park just across the street for the little ones. The only complaint I can think of is the pool at the hotel was below average... but who cares when the Ocean is so close. Afternoon tea each day is nice, and the Piano playing at night (Wed. - Sunday) is a classy touch. All in all the Dunes Manor Hotel is not your stereotypical Shore hotel. I would definately go back again!
Between above average & excellent - Dunes Manor Hotel
We stayed at the Dunes Manor HOTEL, not the Dunes motel, July 28-August 2. The Dunes Manor HOTEL is a very lovely hotel, clean, right off the beach. I don't know if the beach is private or not, but people must assume it is because it was not crowded. Every room has a nice private balcony with the most beautiful view of the ocean! The afternoon teas serve the best cookies, ice tea, etc. and you can have as much as you want. The lady piano player who is there some evenings, really had the guests singing and having a grand time. The only problems with the hotel were these: 1) the coffee, whether it was your room coffee or the coffee in the hotels restaurants, was absolutely PUTRID. You could dress it up with cream and sugar, but it still didn't taste like coffee. 2) Only two elevators in the place for guests (plenty of service elevators which not even the service people used, for some reason) 3) none of the housekeeping staff spoke english, so we always had to go to the desk to ask for extra towels, soap, shampoo, (they only supplied one small bar of soap, and one small shampoo, period! That doesn't go very far with two children, one being a teenager!) 4) the housekeeping staff never tucked in the bedsheets (must be a custom in Europe!) Other than that, it was fine. The other place I would stay would be the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, on 17th street, if we couldn't get a room at the Dunes Manor Hotel. I agree with the party who wrote in about the Commander Hotel. I almost booked there based on their internet sight. I've seen it now in person from the outside, and it looks like a DUMP!! Oh, and one other thing: we have stayed in a lot of hotels over the years, and this is the only hotel we've been in that had a grab rail in the bath tub. Excellent safety precaution!
Dunes Manor. Tea and Krumpets.
Two years ago, we stayed at Dunes Manor Hotel for our family vacation.
When we came into our room it was very clean. The air conditioning was very noisy, but seemed to do the job. The outdoor pool was a bit small.
There was "limited" exercise equipment. Tea and krumpets were served daily. The man who was serving the krumpets seemed a bit reluctant to give out seconds, but liked the children and was very friendly with them. The porch with the rocking chairs was a nice place to sit and drink your tea and eat your half of a krumpet the man gave you. Overall the hotel was nice, but our daughter didn't like the victoran setting.
She Said Yes
She said yes......October 21 1996 at 5:10, the sun was setting and she said yes. I always pictured myself perposing to my bride on the beach, it happened at the Dunes Manor Hotel.We found the Dunes Manor Hotel just buy driving down ocean drive. We new nothing of the city having never been there before. The hotel just appeared to be very welcoming. We were very pleased when we checked in after seeing all that it had to offer, especially the beach views from the room as well as the deck with the rocking chairs. The room was very clean and had a microwave and refridgerator. Breakfast the next morning was very good and filling. The Decor of the hotel and rooms is what really sold us. It was very inviting and made you feel very welcome. We were married August 22, 1998 and returned to the Dunes Manor Hotel that October 1998 to remember were it all began. This year (2003) we plan to return to the hotel with our twin girls (2 1/2) and our new 9 mo old baby.The Dunes Manor Hotel has become our special place to return to time and time again.
Great place to stay
We have stayed at the Dunes Manor Hotel for several years and find it to be a great place to stay in Ocean City, MD. All of the rooms have an oceanfront view, the lobby is victorian and has a wonderful decor. There is a nice outdoor deck with rocking chairs for use, there is a midday tea and a wonderful woman plays a piano for sing-a-longs at night.
Our favorite things about this hotel include the fact that it is walking distance to where the boardwalk begins and that it has an outdoor grill right below the hotel where you can order food and drinks and charge it right to your room.
The rooms are better than average for a beach hotel and have always been clean. The rooms also all have a mini refrigerator which is a real bonus if you have children constantly wanting something to drink.
A delightful stay in a "Victorian" Hotel
I recently planned to spend my fortieth birthday in Ocean City, Maryland, a place where I have been enjoying since childhood. I had requested brochures for hotels within my budget, and booked a hotel close to the Dunes Manor. It was disgusting. After looking around, I went to the Dunes Manor, and although it was a little over my budget, it was quite worth it, and made my trip quite enjoyable. The room was elegant; each one has it's own private balcony overlooking the ocean. There's a restaurant and bar in the hotel for your convenience, which we took advantage of for breakfast, very reasonably priced, with good food. They have a Victorian Tea Time, with tea and cookies or crumpets served in the afternoon, where you can relax on the veranda in charming rocking chairs. Later in the week, as we returned from the boardwalk (which is a block away), my 4 y.o. son said "someone turned on the music" - they were having a sing-a-long by the grand piano near the lounge, he played with some new friends while we sat nearby and listened to the music. It was a wonderful time, and I will stay there again.