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Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach

39642 Jefferson Bridge Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3723
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach!The Holiday Inn Express, just 2 blocks from the beach in the heart of Delaware's 'Quiet Resorts', puts you in the heart of it all! Just a few short blocks away from the famous Bethany Beach Boardwalk, you're central to everything Bethany Beach has to offer; including bountiful tax-free downtown shopping, renowned restaurants, Bear Trap Dunes, Salt Pond, and just miles from Fenwick Island, Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Whatever your reason for visiting, you'll find our well-appointed, luxurious guest accommodations are fitted with the modern amenities and conveniences sure to meet your every need. Awaken each morning to a free full hot breakfast, featuring a wonderful variety of both hot and cold selections from which you can choose. Our thoughtful amenities such as free wireless internet access, sparkling outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, plush Simply Smart linens and award-winning shower heads help ensure each night is a great night and every day starts out right!No matter your reason for visiting Bethany Beach, the Holiday Inn Express is here to make your visit to a success!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Bulgarian, Romanian
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Citiesandsand wrote a review 17 Sep
United States47 contributions93 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that we didn’t even actually stay here - my experience trying to make a reservation so was so bad that we ended up going elsewhere. Sadly that’s how bad it was. I initially called the “800” number for IHG and after several failed attempts, was connected to somebody that I could barely hear. I finally found the local number for the Bethany hotel and tried calling them. It took my (6) attempts to get a live person. The first time I called the phone just rang and rang and rang. I hung up and redialed. The next several times I called there was a message and I had to push several prompts to get to the “reservation specialist” only for my call to then be disconnected. Once I finally reached the front desk by pressing “0”, I was placed on hold for a very long time while the young lady checked a group of guests into the hotel. Apparently they are still short staffed and she was the only one there answering phones and handling guests face to face. She was very helpful but once she explained their cancellation policy, I was no longer interested. You need to cancel (5) days in advance to avoid a charge. (5) days? For a reservation that I was trying to make for mid week in November (not typical “busy” beach season). At a Holiday Inn? And it didn’t sound like there was much flexibility. I was very frustrated and after all that wasted time on the phone, I did not make the reservation. I figured my phone experience was a pretty good indication of what our stay would be like and after reading other reviews, we decided to “pass”—There are rumors that this property has been sold to another hospitality group- here’s hoping they can turn things around for next season!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
adam w wrote a review 8 Sep
154 contributions124 helpful votes
The hotel is in a very good location. Close to the beach, sea colony, several restaurants etc. The boardwalk downtown area is maybe a 15 minute walk. The room was big, but was in need of an update for sure. Many reviews mentioned that the hotel was dirty. We didn't see any of that and in fact thought the room seemed very clean. They offered a free breakfast which was not fancy, but perfectly fine for this kind of hotel. We were generally pleased with this hotel, but is in need of a facelift. It wasnt cheap which i guess is linked to the lack of hotel rooms in the area with rooms over $400 a night in the summer which i guess for that price people think they should get more for.
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Date of stay: September 2021
lester36 wrote a review Aug 2021
ny32 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here with my family for a few night beach stay. The location is great but the bathroom in my room was filthy. There was hair all over the floor and the toilet was nasty, reminds me of a truck stop bathroom. For $350 a night you think they would Clean the bathroom
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Mom_USA70 wrote a review Aug 2021
Chillicothe, Ohio291 contributions84 helpful votes
Pros: 7 minute walk to beach. Near CVS and Walgreens Near Dunkin Donuts for coffee Located on trolley route but must walk three blocks to get on/off. Located maybe a 15 minute walk to the boardwalk so it’s away from the crowds but yet you can easily ride trolly or walk. Located near several restaurants. Pool was okay and clean. No road noise as it’s not near a busy road or highway. We did not hear neighbors except maybe once in the 5 days we were there. It was quiet even though the hotel was full. Nice size fridge in room and a small kitchen sink and microwave. Cons: Front desk was not always staffed Room cleanliness was just okay. Toilet bowel was stained and bathroom floor was not as clean. No shower gel in dispenser. We walked to CVS and bought soap. Coffee was not great. After second morning we bought coffee at nearby donut places (two are in walking distance). Neutral: Breakfast was the same each day. Powdered eggs, sausage links, plain bagels, cinnamon roll (husband loved the cinnamon roll), muffins, oatmeal, cereal, bananas, oranges and/or apples.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ride trolley to boardwalk to avoid finding parking
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kar wrote a review Jul 2021
Los Angeles, California1 contribution2 helpful votes
ur week stay at the hotel was not worth the 250 to 300 a night cost. The hotel is very understaffed. For a one week stay, you are allowed ONE day of housekeeping. If you need a daily change of towels or trash removed, you are asked to leave the items in the hall for pickup and then get what additional items you need at the front desk. Soap , shampoo , coffee and cups run out and need to be picked up at the desk. Mold in showers and other issues. However those mentioned in this review are enough for this review and unacceptable .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$110 - US$337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Nearby attractions include Bethany Beach Boardwalk (0.9 km), Bethany Beach (0.9 km), and Bethany Beach Books (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunshine Crepes, Cottage Cafe, and Fishers Popcorn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Bethany Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Romanian, and Bulgarian.