Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 154
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by llllllll nicej
great location and facility.. a bit too noisy in the hallways.(we were near the entrance whose card reader did not work) any one could enter. a.c. units were a bit loud.....still would recommend /...
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pauljan5552 great place to stay
have been staying here for the second time great place clean quiet friendly staff will be coming back
September 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by freethehens Great option in Bethany
The hotel is clean and new and it's an easy walk to the beach and boardwalk. There is a Walgreens and a CVS next to the property (kind of strange to have both, but convenient for us :#.
The mini-kitchenette #sink, microwave, frig and coffee maker) was a huge convenience, as were the hair dryer and iron/board. If you aren't renting a beach house, these amenities make this a great alternative.
The bathroom had a very spacious vanity and good water pressure in the shower. Towels were new and fluffy, and they were happy to provide as many as we needed.
Wi-fi worked great in the room. Cable was a little wonky during our stay, but had great variety.
The outdoor pool, although unheated, was a nice option after a day at the beach and the adjacent shower was convenient to wash off sand.
Breakfast offered a large variety of things, most of which I don't personally eat, but for those who do they offered extended hours and abundant amounts.
Some small negatives: The mattress could have a been a bit firmer. The hallways lacked sufficient A/C, making them hot and stuffy. We dried 2 beach towels in one of the dryers for 45 minutes and they were still not dry - room balconies for hanging towels and getting some air are definitely missed,
Overall it was a great experience. We'd definitely stay again.
September 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Palli Comfortable stay and great service
It was nice place to relax. Just 5 min walk to Beach. I enjoyed the stay. My special thanks to Vicky(Front Desk) for providing more information on sight seeing and Great Service.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Turn2 Quiet, comfortable and very clean!
This was our first stay at the HIE Bethany Beach and we were pleasantly surpised. The hotel is very clean! The staff is friendly and courteous. The breakfast offers many choices and is kept well stocked. Can't wait to return for another relaxing visit.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkieDC Right place at the right time
Everything went swimmingly - from reservation, to friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, great location and value. Thank you making our stay count for the few days we get to take off!
September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by meloua Overall great experience
We had a pleasant stay with very helpful and friendly staff,.The ambiance was nice; rooms were clean and comfortable; and the breakfast offered lots of choices. This appears to be a very well-managed hotel and I definitely would return if in the area. We were also about three blocks from the beache.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Quiet room and a great staff
We had a great stay at this property. The room was unbelievably quiet as to outside noise and being able to set the fan on the A/C unit to run constantly was a real plus. Something that should be done at ALL Holiday Inn properties.
We found the entire staff at the hotel to be extremely helpful with recommendations as to where to eat and what to do while in town.
The only issue at all with the room is that the mattresses are showing their age and wear such that they are really starting to sag, even when a person that only weighs 170lbs. laid down upon them.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cro91 Would stay again
Staff was very nice to us! Our room was very comfortable, very clean and the ac worked great. Room was quite sound proof, we didn't here anything all night and the hotel was sold out. Breakfast had lots of choices but some items were just ok but for free we couldn't complain. Hotel has a nice location < 5minutes walk to the beach. Checkout a breeze, bill was correct. We will stay here again..
September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cgamlin Good deal for ONLY hotel in Bethany
The hotel itself was in a decent location - walk to beach was doable, but a little far with toddlers and 'stuff' so I recommend bringing a beach cart or driving and trying to park #not easy#. beds were decent, but a little lopsided, although we all slept great after being at the beach all day. It was clean, which I didn't expect for a beach hotel. Staff was pleasant. Back side - where we had to park - AC units dripped from above onto our heads when we used the back entrance - didn't love that. Overall, good experience.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gillis10 Excellent service and comfort...
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September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kk2222 all good
very pleasant and clean. staff friendly easy check in
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by manin Great place to stay
Most everything here is recommended. Only problem we found and we stay a quite a few HIExpress and this one is the only one we have found recently in need of new mattresses. These were in very poor shape and it felt like we were sleeping on the old type of mattress with springs.
Other than that the hotel and everything else was great.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mommy22 Hard pillows
The bed and pillows are beyond uncomfortable. The food offered was acceptable. The staff are the best part. They bend over backward for guests. I'll consider staying again if I return to Bethany.
August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Thefamily4 Good place to stay with good location
Nice location within minutes walk to beach. Staff was friendly and helpful. Took too long for housekeeping to clean up the room and give fresh towels daily, not until after 4:00, which isn't helpful at a beach town. Toilet bowl was also dirty. Overall nice place and I would recommend it.
August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Laurie71 Relaxing two days
All in all a great getaway.
A few things could have been better:
Room cleaning was too late in the day. Room not cleaned until after 5pm.
Internet service was poor in the room.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Emmanana Very nice place to stay in Bethany Beach
We usually stay at higher end hotels and resorts. This was our first experience at a Holiday Inn Express and it was a good one. We had our two grandchildren with us, so we booked a queen deluxe. We were happy to have the extra space with a couch (doesn't open) and table and chairs. The refrigerator was handy for snacks. The breakfast they provide is excellent. There were pancakes, sausages, bacon, eggs, and lots of healthy options too. The hotel was completely booked. But the breakfast staff kept everything well stocked despite the demand, and provided extra seating in a conference room. The hotel is located on the beach side and it's about a 10 minute walk to the beach, and a 15 minute walk to the boardwalk.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trup Excellent Location
The hotel is a good stay. The staff is busy during the summer months but still plug on with a smile. The younger stripping staff is rude but the rest of the troop made up for it. Excellent Location to the beach, clean and comfortable hotel.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nancyb06 Wonderful experience
This was a wonderful place for a beach vacation. The staff could not have been more helpful. We were disappointed that there was no safe in the room, however, we were offered a safety deposit box in the office, free of charge. This hotel had one of the best breakfast buffets. The choices were expansive and all of the food was fresh. It was a little further from the beach than I thought, but still close enough to walk. The only other complaint we had was that the first day, our room was not made up until after 3. When we mentioned we would like an earlier service, there was no problem the following day.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott43 2nd time as good as the 1st!
This was our 2nd stay at this property, having stayed here last Sept. We've been impressed both times. The hotel, while in a beach town somehow manages to stay clean. There's none of the sand that you would expect around the hotel. While we were there, the hotel was very full and we noticed it most at breakfast. The staff opened up the meeting room for overflow seating, though, so we never had any issues. It was actually better in many ways as the main dining area was very warm due to all of the people and the appliances.
Some general observations:
1. There's plenty of parking. You may not get a spot close to the room but no concerns about having enough spaces.
2. Breakfast runs from 6:30-10:30 which was very nice given our desire to sleep in after full days on the beach.
3. The 1st day, the staff was having a hard time keeping up with the demand for food. No such issues the 2nd day, though, as many had seemingly checked out.
4. Didn't use the pool but saw some people there.
5. Hotel is located across the street from Sea Colony which has private beaches. For public beach access, you either have to walk a couple of blocks or drive to either downtown Bethany (only 6-7 blocks away).
Would definitely recommend staying here.
August 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CliffordClan Breakfast was great
Our room wasn't ready at 300pm and we waited for more than an hour for them to contact us. When we returned to the desk to check, they had lost our number and hadn't been able to call us. After being in the car for 4 hours with 2 kids age 5 and under, this was not a great time for the mishap. The rooms and front desk were average but when we had a problem with our refrigerator they did come to fix it right away. The breakfast was great - hot food, yogurt and fresh fruit options. There is no cross walk from the hotel to the other side of the road to get to the beach so I would recommend they request that. Much safer for families.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JodyLP Close to the beach, great service, delicious breakfasts!
The proximity to the beach, along with the ample and varied continental breakfasts, made for a great visit. The amount of time allotted for b'fast (until10:30am) was a real plus that allowed us to get in an early morning workout before eating!
August 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Khaki26 Great location for a reasonable price
We stayed here last week and had a very enjoyable vacation. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. We were able to easily walk with elementary aged kids to the beach and the Bethany boardwalk each day. Great location. The kids enjoyed the outdoor pool, as well. The breakfast was wonderful - had everything from fruit, bagels, muffins, pancakes, cereal, eggs, bacon, sausage, yogurt, etc. The staff was friendly and helpful, too.
The only - very minor- issue we had was that we had to ask for extra towels (we had 4 people and only had 3 towels) and toilet paper when the roll was almost empty right after they cleaned the room.
I would definitely stay here again.
August 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lizbeth The hotel at its most crowded
For a four day stay in mid-August the hotel appeared to be completely full, including many children. The service was still good, the staff was polite and helpful, and the room and public areas of the hotel were clean. There were inconveniences like computers not available, and rooms not made up until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. Breakfast was crowded with inadequate seating, but the staff did a good job of keeping all the food stations supplied. Breakfast included unexceptional mini-cheese omelets, sausage, bacon, nice cinnamon rolls, pancakes, hot and cold cereal, toast, juices, etc. The pool was not crowded, perhaps because the weather was unusually cool for August, but very sunny.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikethePoet Our August vacation
My wife and I would like to express what an amazing time we had on our stay. The room was clean , folks at the front desk always smile and greeted us every day with a good morning .. Breakfast was one of the best we had at a hotel ever. We will be back soon !! Michael & Rosanna
August 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PatrickMcG A Nice couple of days
The rooms and the staff were great. The only caution I would give is that the hotel is not directly near public access to the beach so It was a bit of a walk carrying all the beach stuff. Some people we knew drove over but the parking is metered and sparse.
August 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeanette46 Home away from home
My family has been staying at the Holiday Inn Express at Bethany Beach for years. With its proximity to the public access beach, restaurants, ice cream, and Walgreens (forever Happy Harry's in our heart), HIE is the perfect place to be. The accommodations and speedy fast service are also excellent. We had a problem with our air conditioner upon check in. (first time that's ever happened) Maintenance was there within 5 minutes and had it fixed within 10. It worked great the rest of our stay. Our roll away bed was delivered promptly as well. We had an excellent experience with the entire staff and we hope to return again for many years to come.
August 19, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JLScully Helpful staff??
I have read many reviews highlighting the wonderful staff at this hotel but for our stay this was not the case. When we arrived I was given our room, early which was nice, but to my surprise it was a king room. Now this may, and probably was my mistake. I asked if I could get a room with two beds since there would be four people staying in the room. I was then told no, we are all booked. No offer to check other local Holiday Inns, no offer of a roll away....nothing. I had to then ask for a roll away. She said it will cost $15 like that would change my mind and all four of us would be able to sleep in the one bed. She then said that she did not know if one was available but if it was it would be left in my room. Again, not much help with the situation and no empathy whatsoever. We then waited to see if a bed arrived which it did and requested extra blankets and used them on the floor. Both my friend and her daughter ended up on the floor due to the discomfort of the bars on the rollaway...a waste of $15. The A/C was another issue as it turns off and on. The air would get cool and you would cover with a blanket and then shut off and get warm. The noise of the fan woke us up many times as well.
The breakfast was nice and the young lady working was excellent! Everything was kept filled and fresh.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PStras Summer Vacation
Spent 3 nights with my husband and daughter in early August. Recieved this hotel as a recommendation from a co-worker. Was plesantly surprised to find the room nice and spacious, clean and welcoming. Quick walk to the beach. Easy drive to the Rehoboth Boardwalk. Only thing missing for us was a balcony to hang wet towels and bathing suits out to dry. We are already planning on going back next year and have recommended to other friends.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Familyof4weAre Great Location and friendly staff
We stayed here for our beach vacation. The beach was just a short walk away and with 2 kids, they didnt even complain about the walk. You are close to restaurants and we loved that the parking lot was shared with a Walgreens so if we needed a quick snack, drinks or anything we just went there. I cannot say enough about the employees who work the front desk...they were so helpful because it was our first time there and wasn't familiar with the area or where to eat or other places to see. Every recommendation they had was wonderful! The beds werent very comfortable and the blinds are not dark in the room so be prepared to wake up early with the sun shining in.
August 12, 2013