Summer Place Hotel

Address: 30 Olive Ave, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 19971, United States | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 30 Olive Ave, Rehoboth Beach, is near Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Funland, and Anna Hazzard Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Summer Place Hotel Rehoboth Beach

    Great Little Old Hotel: Loved the Summerplace, my new home


    I made my first trip to rehoboth this year in June. I fell in love with the town.

    Im a single person and was really burnt out from working on several engineering

    projects and needed time to cool off. I found the Summer Place Hotel

    First, the location cant be beat. On the corner of first and olive avenue. I spent many evenings just relaxing, reading and viewing the pedestrian activity on first street as well as the ocean.

    I found the hotel online. I booked for 2 days and ended up calling in my vacation time and staying for 2 weeks.

    The rooms are very modestly decorated but i will say they are clean and had a mw, phone (for internet use too), cable with 70 channels, refrigerator and private bath. I was very at home here

    Ive booked for next year. Strongly recommended hotel at a great price

    Avoid at all costs


    Although well located in terms of beach access and ease of walking to restaurants and bars, this hotel should be avoided at all costs. It's in a discgraceful state - lacking cleanliness, order and basic standards of good housekeeping. The reception lacks any feeling of welcome and while in a bad state gives no real sense of warning for what's in store in the rooms. We'd booked a condo for two nights - the kitchen area looked like a health hazard and the fridge and cooker caked in dirt and grease. The general fabric of the accommodation was quite simple appalling. We'd have moved had it not been for the fact the town was packed and all other accommodation was booked up. We stuck it out - tho' I have to admit I was never so happy to leave a place.

    The property is a good size, it's in an excellent site and given a moderate makeover, a lick of paint and some TLC could become the must-stay venue in Rehoboth. Quite simply the existing condition is tantamount to criminal - how dare they charge people to live in such poor conditions. It's a disgrace so please don't make the mistake we did by booking a stay here.

    There is no free lunch!


    I found the hotel on the internet and thought the photo looked nice, and the price was really nice. We arrived one hour before check in and were told "you are early." Of course it wasn't a problem because the place wasn't over booked. The room was at the end of a smelly hall way. The advertised fridge, microwave and tv were pathetic. I wouldn't put any food in the fridge or microwave, as both were dirty. The sheets were marginal, but the matress pad was stained and disgusting. Bathroom was not clean. The reality was nothing like the photo on the web site. What a disappointment. Its location was perfect, but it was more like staying in a seedy rooming house, complete with body odor, shabby furniture and no easy access to the outside if there was a fire. The desk clerk was curt and certainly not pleasant. It was a creepy experience.

    Never again.

    Don't ever stay here


    A very scary place to stay. Not clean, bugs, light bulbs not covered, barely made the nights stay. We also met a mother and daughter at the crack of dawn running away from their nights stay.

    Never Again !!!!


    I reserved A Summer Place based on their internet ad. Nice outside & nice interior picture. Upon arrival we were greeted by an envelope taped to the front desk with our name & room number on it. We proceeded to look for our room. We went through a narrow, dark hallway with 2 shelves overhead jammed full of pillows & blankets. If there would be a fire we would never get out. The room was tiny with a 9" TV, a microwave from the 70's, and a tub that was so dirty I would never step foot in it. This hotel is definitely misrepresented by the pictures in their ad. We did not stay there.

    Convenience with some downfalls...


    Late August and looking for a quick getaway before the start of another hectic school year, my cousin and I decide to take an impulse trip to Rehoboth Beach. Rehoboth is my all time favorite beach spot; there's no where else I'd rather be. I've stayed in numerous hotels, rented apartments, etc and usually take a few trips a year to Reho. For our late booking we didn't have too many options within our price range, which was around $100 per night. We found the Rehoboth Summer Place online and at $75 per night it was a steal! The website looked great and displayed rooms that appealed to us. The location was fantastic; one block from the boards and two streets over from Rehoboth Avenue. Convenience with location, plus a refundable deposit for a parking permit made the Summer Place great for a quick getaway.

    The convenience did not come without some pitfalls though. The hotel had more of a guest house or college dorm feel, which was not a problem unless you planned on getting a sound sleep. Rooms were very small, but who goes on vacation and spends all day in the room anyway? Because of the tight quarters the air conditioning unit blasted the bed and rattled. It was an outdated air conditioner, we had trouble getting it to start, and the hotel could clearly use an upgrade. The hotel seemed a bit understaffed as well and the rooms were not as clean as we would have liked. Because of this, it wasn't unexpected to find a strange stain on the bed spread, which prompted us to ask for a second top sheet and we used our own blankets, originally intended for the beach. My guess is that this hotel does not change the bed spreads after people stay in the beds. The sheets had what looked like washed out rust stains on them, at least we hope it was rust. After our initial inspection of the bedding, we decided not to use any of it and made our adjustments the best we could. Bathrooms could have been a bit cleaner too. We were not thrilled at finding hair left behind from the last occupant. One night the trash bin in the hallway smelled and made the entire floor, which was already stuffy, smell after trash and oddly, cat urine. The rooms did come with a tv (no remote), a mini refridgerator (you plug in upon arrival), and a very old and scary looking microwave.

    The innkeeper was nice, but not very accomodating upon our arrival. He seemed bothered by our requests for an extra towel and top sheet. After driving three hours to get to Rehoboth he would not check us in because we showed up at 2 pm instead of the check in time of 3. We had to use the phone in the lobby to get in touch with him and he directed us to the boardwalk public restrooms when we asked if there was one we could use. Overall the location was great and the price was right. The cleanliness of the place has a lot to be desired & I found myself somewhat uncomfortable and a little creeped out staying there as a result. I will always return to Rehoboth and hope to make it a permanent home some day, however I would call this experience at the Summer Place a live and learn. I doubt we will stay there again.

    Summerplace Hotel. Romantic: Best of the Best. Strongly recommended


    I made a resevation at summerplace.

    I was leary, as the rates were much less than the other hotels.

    Was i surprised.

    The location was only one block from the beach.

    The rooms were not only emaculately clean but the had a microrwave, ref, phone, tv and private bath.

    My girlfriend and i got to go to the beach and take a nap. No parking problems or driving problems.

    No only was the owner friendly and helpful, but he helped us to get to a restaurant that didnt break our budget.

    I strongly recommmed this hotel to all couples.


    Best of the best

    Best Bargain at the beach. Marvelous and clean.


    I checked into the summerplace hotel last weekend.

    What a marvelous establishment.

    The staff was very friendly, the rooms, though not lavishly furnished, were immaculate.

    The owner told us that the building is 99 years old but you would not believe it. The entire structure was rebuilt from top to bottom and tvs, ref, mw, ac, even phones were installed in what looks like a turn of the century building.

    Location is perfect. One block from ocean. Dont here noise from beach at night but close enough to get back and forth within 2 minutes.

    Highly recommended. Best bargain at the beach.

    Ok...for college students


    I was looking forward to having my first and only vacation this summer at the beach. I reserved Summer Place thinking that it couldn't be to bad for the price. Well, after almost losing a window to the sidewalk, hoping and praying that the frig would work for my food to keep, and hearing moans and groans and everything else through the paper thin walls we decided that we wouldn't get a room here no matter how much cheaper it was from any other hotel. Being right out of college I was use to the dorm room feel and that is what it felt like being there. Along with having a parking permit with no where to park it was ok for one night.

    The Summer Place Hotel


    A co-worker of mine recommended "The Summer Place Hotel" he said it wasn't the greatest place in the world but for the price you can't beat it. Listening to him was a HUGE MISTAKE, never again!

    We drove up and down Olive Street looking for The Summer Place, finally we spotted it on the corner. This place looked nothing like it did in the pictures. It was old and filty, I walked in to the lobby (If that's what you want to call it) and a man walked out with no shirt, no shoes, just extremley short cut off jeans. Then he goes on to tell us that before entering the hotel we need to wash the sand off of our feet, there is a plastic dishwashing bin on the side porch full of green algae water. Apparently everyone in the hotel is supposed to put their feet in this bin to clean themselves off. Sorry... not happening.

    The rooms were a wreck. I wouldn't even take my shoes off to walk on the floor. As you can imagine we took our bags and left.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Summer Place Hotel Rehoboth Beach

    3.00 of 5 stars Good

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