$84 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 22, 2015 Check-out: Mar 23, 2015

Holiday Inn Express BETHANY BEACH

3 stars
View map of 39642 JEFFERSON BRIDGE RD., BETHANY BEACH, DE 19930

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
45 reviews
Made short getaway enjoyable

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in this hotel, and were very pleased. Our first night was Labor... See full review

  • pianogal84
  • Jan 28, 2015
Just the break I needed!

The hotel was the perfect place for me to relax by the beach. The staff was kind and helpful. I... See full review

  • almond2024
  • Jul 26, 2014
Convenient base for Bethany Beach dining and shopping

Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach is just two blocks from the beach and convenient to the boardwalk, tax-free shopping, renowned restaurants, state parks, and golf courses. Thoughtful amenities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast with hot and cold items, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, plush linens, and award-winning showerheads. A business center, 1,400-square-foot meeting room, and fax/copy/print services cater to the working traveler.

Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
Rooms

Guest rooms are all nonsmoking and come equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable television with HBO, two-line phone with voicemail and free local calls, individual air conditioning, desk, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board. Handicapped rooms, cribs, and rollaway beds are available.

Features

Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, a short walk from the ocean, offers an outdoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, business center, 1,400-square-foot meeting room, and fax/copy/print services. Guest laundry facilities, ice machine, safe deposit box, and dry-cleaning service are available.

Transportation
  • Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport (39.3 mi/63.2 km)
  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (115 mi/185.1 km)
Nearby attractions
  • DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum (5.2 mi/8.4 km)
  • Jolly Roger Amusement Park (12.2 mi/19.6 km)
  • Midway Speedway Park (16.1 mi/25.9 km)
  • Cape Henlopen State Park (23.2 mi/37.3 km)

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Services
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Temperature control

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (45)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express BETHANY BEACH

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
45 out of 45
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.8

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HALYNA S.
Business
Wayne
Feb 9, 2015

decent hotel

Good family hotel for a weekend. Clean, good service, convenient location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pianogal84
Business
N/A
Jan 28, 2015

Made short getaway enjoyable

My husband and I stayed 3 nights in this hotel, and were very pleased. Our first night was Labor Day, so being at the end of the season, I don't think we hit this hotel at a peak time Our stay started out pleasant due to the awesome front desk staff. When we checked in, the smiling gentleman behind the counter was very friendly, accommodating, and even offered us late check-out at no additional fee - without being prompted in any way. He gave us instructions on how to get to the beach (sounded easy enough), how to get logged onto the free Wi-Fi, told us about the continental breakfast details, and got us sent up to our room. The room itself was very spacious, clean and pleasing to look at. We found that the bed was VERY comfortable (if soft beds are to your liking), and had 4 pillow - 2 labeled soft, and 2 labeled firm. There were plenty of towels to suit our needs, which I appreciated. We had a king bedroom, and the features were: a little kitchenette (with sink, mini fridge, microwave, ice bucket and coffee maker), flat screen TV, plush chair with foot stool and desk with office style chair. The only thing that was not working correctly was the mini fridge wasn't very cold, and the knob in the back to change the temp wasn't gripping (the inside of the knob had been stripped). Easily fixed with a pair of needle-nosed pliers! The room was muggy, but cooled down quickly when the air was turned on. We suspect that the hotel management overrides the AC units during the day, as it was muggy in the evenings when we returned from our day's activities, but because of how quickly the room cooled down, we didn't see this as a problem. We were in room 202 at the very end of the hall, and everything was so quiet, we thought maybe we were the only ones in the hotel! Throughout our stay, the Wi-Fi was spotty, but I don't think that was the hotel's fault, because we were told at different merchants that their credit card machines were down as well because of bad internet issues... The location in reference to the beach was great. Only about 3 blocks to the beach. Since it was just my husband and I, we had no trouble walking with our beach gear. If you had small children, it may have been tough to walk, but there is public parking right at the beach access point that costs 1.50/hr. - max 10 hrs. This would have been a good option if we had a ton of stuff to carry. The location in reference to the boardwalk - I guesstimate about 5 blocks. Not sure exactly since we walked along the beach each time we went down to the boardwalk. Breakfast was pretty great for being free. They had a nice assortment of cereals, muffins, bagels. The morning that we partook they had little egg omelets and sausage links for hot options. They were out of sticky buns when we went, but there was a sign saying they offered them. There was a pancake machine that pooped out little mini pancakes. They had yogurt, hard boiled eggs, fruit, and a good assortment of coffee. Overall, an impressive "continental breakfast". We were well satisfied. The only thing that I kind of griped about was the lack of area eateries that deliver. Call me lazy, but sometimes on a vacation, you just don't feel like leaving the hotel room. However, this is not a fault of the hotel, just a fact about the local area. I think that about covers it - overall, we couldn't be happier with our recent stay, and we will certainly consider returning and staying at the same place again. If you are on the fence about this hotel - I say GO FOR IT! A great value for the money!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Room 202 was at the very end of the hall, but had quick access to the stairs on the "beach" side of the hotel. Very quiet, too!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Retired house looker
Business
Williamsport, MD
Oct 19, 2014

Surprisingly nice stay

I just sent you my review. See above. Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was the nicest part of the stay. Hotel was very quiet and as I said before the beds were unbelievable comfortable. I had the feeling I would feel at home even if I was by myself. And feel very safe, too. To stay a week would be lovely!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Grotto Pizza. Everyone has to try their pizza at least once. Wonderful place for kids. Noisy, of course.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
almond2024
Business
bethany beach
Jul 26, 2014

Just the break I needed!

The hotel was the perfect place for me to relax by the beach. The staff was kind and helpful. I plan on staying here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Take advantage of the local restaurants!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary jerry
Business
Carlinville, il
Apr 7, 2014

Nice place

Very comfortable, clean, and helpful staff. Nice area and away from crowds at Ocean City but still close enough

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express BETHANY BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa Abrams
Business
Rockville, Maryland
Feb 10, 2014

Great location across from Sea Colony and the beach

Nice basic, clean, friendly staff and great location I will definitely stay here again, unless we buy a summer home at the beach :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Hunter K
Business
Baltimore, MD
Sep 13, 2013

Not what it used to be....

I have stayed here maybe 4 or 5 times in the past couple years but it's not what it used to be. The front counter staff is unfriendly and unyielding to any requests. Upon arriving in the room we noticed the shower walls were not cleaned. They noticeably contained hair and residue which is not what you want to see in your hotel bathroom. House cleaning was notified and responded with a very professional apologetic women who was shocked but what she saw in the shower. It turned out that she was head of cleaning and got us a late checkout which was very nice and appreciated. She was the nicest staff person we met there. The first night we had a cricket in our room chirping most of the night till we finally caught it ourselves as the front desk was unable to provide any solutions till the next day. One of their solutions was to spray the room. Really? For a cricket? And the smell, forget that idea. The beds were worn and sinking in and the pillows were beyond replacing. No adjustments to our bill were ever offered for our complaints as they fell on death ears. We actually paid premium pricing for this room as it was the last week of the summer and it was definitely not worth it. I usually don’t review places but this time I felt they deserved an unfavorable review.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Zibo
Business
Washington D.C.
Jun 24, 2013

looks very good if you need just a beach access and sleep over the night or two.

We liked it due to a reasonable value and rather quite and nice neighbourhood around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express BETHANY BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WendieRoth
Business
Reisterstown, MD
Jun 19, 2013

Convenient location

My husband and I were going to a wedding in Ocean City, MD, but always like to visit Bethany and Rehoboth Beaches. This was the perfect place to stay as it is close to all of our destinations. The staff was so friendly and accommodating and the room was very clean! My only complaint is that our room had nowhere to hang our towels to dry, so we had fresh towels delivered daily. We would have re-used our towels to help "the environment" as was suggested, if the towel racks had been available. The free breakfast had something that just about anyone could want especially if they were in a hurry and just wanted something quick to eat. All in all, this was a very pleasant place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Express BETHANY BEACH

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SNR Kiwi
Business
DC
Jun 4, 2013

Good weekender location

Nice, clean hotel with helpful, friendly staff. Far enough from Bethany to be quiet, but close enough to amenities. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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