The Bellmoor Inn and Spa
Travel Blogs from Rehoboth Beach
... off just before lunch time.
The canal's current zipped us right out to the Delaware Bay where we spent our afternoon into the evening traveling to the Bay's entrance. Of course the closer we got to the ocean, the higher and choppier the waves got as it seemed all those thunderstorms rolling across land were chasing us out to sea. ...
... until in the 70's, was rescued by the revitalization bought about by the referendum in 1976 to legalize gambling in the city. This increased annual visitors from 700,000 in 1978 to more than 33 million yearly. However some things have remained unchanged - like the boardwalk that is the heart of Atlantic city life, creating a scenic link between great Hotels, theatre and the Casino's. It is over ...
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.
... our NZ friends will catch up with them, when they exchange in our home October 2015. Now I am not an icecream person, however we again just happened to pass by the frozen custard shop in the village last evening- oh boy ! their caramel, frozen custard is
"to die for"...Garry thinks this is okay as NOT real cream - so we will see. No sign of his recurrent gout YET.
Back on the bikes for ...
... path through the wetlands. Was pretty funny the amount of people who got to the entry of the lighthouse and exclaimed ' I can't believe there's no elevator!' Back at Wildwoods we went for a walk along the boardwalk which was very similar to atlantic city with stalls of food, t-shirts and arcade games. It also had three piers heading out to see with amazement parks and water slides that were all closed until summer. We had ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews The Bellmoor Inn and Spa Rehoboth Beach
Charming and delightful. This hotel is a real find. Elegantly decorated, extraordinary service. Extremely friendly staff and a free sumptious full breakfast. Worth a special detour. Easy walk to boardwalk, beach, and shopping. Stay before Memorial day or after Labor day for the best rates.
Wonderful stay, peaceful mini vacation
My wife and I just got back from a trip to the Bellmoor this past weekend and we completely enjoyed our stay. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The location was very convenient to the beach and restaurants. Make a trip to Plant X on Wilmington St. It is fantastic! We had a Garden room on the second floor. The room was very clean, pleasantly decorated and well appointed. The breakfast was very filling and was an added bonus (omelet station on Sunday morning). We sat in the study and enjoyed the fire one of the cooler nights during our stay. If you are interested in golfing, try the Rookery. Great price, beautiful links style course, friendly staff. We will definitely return to the Bellmoor.
The Perfect Stay! Don't Miss the Bellmoor!
Upon entering the property of the Bellmoor Hotel, my wife and I were impressed with the grounds, building and professional and hospitable staff. Checking in with JB (a very nice young man) at the front desk was quick and we were on our way to the Carolina Suite (which we highly recommend booking). Our room was beautifully decorated, comfortable and reasonably priced for the wonderful treatment we received. Our stay lasted four days and every detail was attended too in a timely manor.
The continental breakfast in the lobby every morning was first-class and delicious and the hotel staff was quick to suggest exquisite dinning experiences for lunch and dinner. Oh, and the shopping in Rehoboth is not to be missed. The owner of the hotel even provided my wife and I with a ride to the outlets. Next time you visit Rehoboth Beach, DE, the only place to stay is the Bellmoor Hotel!
Great time at the Bellmoor
We were a little concerned about staying here after reading the last review but we ended up taking advantage of a weekend getaway special for the month of February. The special was a great deal for the price and we upgraded to one of the newer rooms. We had a lovely room with a fireplace with a balcony overlooking the courtyard. The tea and breakfasts were quite nice and we found the staff to be helpful, especially the concierge who helped us with restaurant selections and reservations (which is important as our favorites were closed during the off-season). We also took advantage of the spa services which ranks as one of the better massages I've ever had (yes, I had Carolyn). The only drawback was that the hotel was a couple of blocks from the beach.
The featherbed/pillow issue concerned us. I always bring a pillow when I travel but we inquired about getting "plain" pillows and were told that wouldn't be a problem. Maybe because it was the weekend but the Bellmoor also served a full breakfast which was included in our package - we had omelettes, bacon, pancakes, yogurt, fresh fruit, etc. Enjoyed the stay and would definitely return.
Not As Advertised
Last Fall, my wife and I stayed at the Bellmoor and upon check-in we thought everthing looked OK. The room we stayed in had a typical Holiday Inn look and feel to it. On the first evening we tried to block out the street light using room darkening curtains, drapes, etc. But they had none. This also caused the sun to brighten the room as soon as it was up. So don't plan on sleeping late in the morning. The air conditioning unit did not work properly and we had to make repeated calls to the front desk in an effort to get it fixed-but it never was fixed properly. We tried to use our laptop computer on their high-speed line, but even an employee could not figure out what was wrong or get it to work. The Bellmoor is not located near the beach and is in fact, on the corner of two busy streets. You can hear the car traffic. We were located in the main building, which is new, but beware of the "cheap rooms" adjacent to the main building. We asked to take a tour and discovered that they were incorporated into the new complex and are very small, dark and old fashioned, especially for the price. When we found out that they had feather everything on the beds (we are both highly allergic to all feather products), we tried to get them to replace the items. Eventually, they were able to take away the feather bedspread, but after two days, they still had not and would not, replace the pillows, even after repeated calls to the front desk. On the second morning, we were visibly suffering the affects of the pillows and called down to see if they could change them. They absolutely refused to replace the pillows with a hypo-allergenic variety. What was so disturbing is that the owner of the Bellmoor owns a small two-story motel right across the street. When I asked the front desk person if they could get a "plain" pillow for my wife and me from there neighboring motel or purchase some (since they said they had none available), he said he would check with the manager and let us know.
After about ten minutes we received a phone call telling us they would not purchase or get non- feather pillows (from the other motel) for us and would allow us to check-out a day earlier than we had planned. We were absolutely flabergasted by their failure to at least get us non-feather pillows. For the price of two pillows, they lost us (and probably others) as customers forever. Finally, that so called, "warm breakfast" we were told about is a small catered spread, brought in each morning by a neighborhood caterer. They have no restaurant facilities on premises. There was one warm "thing," each of the two mornings, but it was not something we would ever eat. For a place that likes to play-up its "spa," the breakfast leaves a lot to be desired and certainly is not healthy breakfast. This place looks good in the brochures and on the internet, but once you cut through the veneer, there are lots of problems; it's certainly not worth the money they are asking. Obviously, the management has lost its focus on trying to accomodate those who stay there. The friendliest and most competent people at this hotel were the bell staff. Not as advertised!
The location, the guest rooms, the pool, the continental breakfast - all were wonderful! The hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere and quality service. You can walk to everything! I visited with my mom last summer and we can't wait to return. Enjoy!
Great service, atomosphere, and breakfast
I had a great time at the Bellmoor. This is one of the best inn I have ever stayed in the U.S.. Their service, room, and breakfast were great and room price are not high. This is a good value!
The best of the beach
I just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Bellmoor. We had 3 rooms (we were travelling with 2 children and 2 sets of grandparents), and each was beautifully appointed, immaculate, comfortable, and far beyond what I'd ever expected from a beach hotel. Breakfasts were hearty, not just sweet stuff and coffee. The staff as friendly and helpful. The grandmas used the spa and found the services lovely.
My new husband and I stayed at The Bellmoor for a mini-honeymoon and we were both extremely happy with the Inn. The "lobby" was nicely decorated, the rooms lovely, the staff very pleasant, the location perfect, the garden tranquil, the breakfast delicious and the afternoon tea an added bonus. And our couples massage was the best I've ever had (ask for Carolyn). I would definately recommend this Inn for anyone who plans to utilize the hotel and doesn't mind spending a little more for a nice place.
A gem in Rehoboth
Just back from Rehoboth and had a fantastic stay at the Bellmoor.Definitely more a Hotel than an Inn.Beautifully furnished throughout with a fantastic pool area.The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful and we would strongly recommend this facility to anyone visiting the area.They serve a very nice buffet breakfast and if you are there in the afternoon you can get complimentary afternoon tea.This was a great find.