by Courtney Elko
The Beacon Motel is located about two blocks from downtown Lewes, Delaware, three blocks to the beach and a short drive or bike ride to Cape Henlopen State Park.
The outdoor options are endless when staying at the family-owned Beacon Motel. Families will love hanging by the outdoor pool or drawing a picture on the giant chalkboard in the lobby. The guestrooms are simple, with a colorful beach-y theme, and with the addition of a trundle bed in the King Guestrooms, families of five will fit comfortably. The free Wi-Fi and free parking will keep kids and parents happy, too.
Our Editor Loves
- Close to downtown and beach
- Large fish tank and chalkboard in the lobby
- Outdoor pool
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
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All of the 66 guestrooms feature a balcony and mini-fridge, and a microwave can be found on every floor. Connecting rooms are available, along with cribs (free) and rollaway beds (fee). Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Two queen-size beds are available in the standard queen room. There is a small dining table with two chairs, and a bathtub is offered in the bathroom. This guestroom can sleep four people.
One king bed is available in the standard rooms, along with a small dining table and chairs and a bathtub in the bathroom.
Two king beds are featured in the king guestrooms, along with a day bed that is also a trundle bed (two twin beds). There is a small dining table with two chairs, and a bathtub is featured in the bathroom. This guestroom can sleep six people.
Multiple stays Spring and Fall season. Always clean and friendly . Coffee available , but not breakfast . Convenient for Lewis and Rehoboth . Nice towels very friendly staff and always helpful . Plan another visit this Fall.
Absolutely rude customer service! We were eating lunch at the restaurant below the motel, when water was thrown by the maid over the balcony onto our food and all over our drinks! When we approached the manager he said “oh, so half of your lunch got ruined? What do you want me to do, give you 10$? It’s just clean refrigerator water, no big deal!” Absolutely disregarded the fact that we just had dirty refrigerator water thrown all over us and our food midway through lunch! Disgusted by the way things were handled! Will definitely be letting every person I know to never stay at this hotel due to the complete rudeness of staff. Everyone at the restaurant is also aware!!
The outdoor pool, with a depth of about 3 to 5 feet, is situated on the roof deck. Lounge chairs surround the pool deck and even more tables and chairs can be found on a second roof deck situated on a level above the pool. The pool is open seasonally from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and pool towels are provided. No lifeguard is on duty. A second indoor lobby area with couches and vending machines can also be found just off the pool.
The Lewes beach is about three blocks away. It is walkable, but with a bunch of beach equipment, parents may prefer to drive or bike. There is a large parking lot at the beach, but there is a fee for parking.
The large beach is situated on the Delaware Bay so the waters are calm. Parents can be worry-free as there are no riptides or waves in the bay.
If your family is looking for a stronger surf, try nearby Cape Henlopen State Park, Families can bike or drive to Cape Henlopen from the Beacon Motel. There is a fee to enter the state park, however parking is then free.
Right next to the hotel is a vendor that rents bicycles and kayaks.
The large lobby has dedicated corners just for kids to play. Kids (and parents) will love the giant chalkboard that covers one huge wall. A large fish tank next to the chalkboard will keep kids searching for little finned friends. Children's toys and child-size chairs and tables are perfect spots to play games, too.
There are no onsite restaurants at The Beacon Motel, nor is breakfast offered. However, numerous restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner are a short walk away from the motel. Complimentary coffee and tea are always available in the lobby.
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Complimentary Wi-Fi is available to guests.
Returning guests will notice the newest convenience of an elevator at The Beacon Motel. Guests will love not having to carry heavy luggage up a few flights of stairs.
Free parking in the large lot is available to guests.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Beacon Motel is open seasonally from mid-April through mid-November. The summer months are the busiest with guests.
Lewes, Delaware is located less than an hour south of Dover, Delaware and about 20 minutes north of Rehoboth and Dewey beaches. The Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, located in Maryland, is about an hour from Lewes and offers connecting flights from Philadelphia or Baltimore. Philadelphia International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport are both about two hours away from Lewes.
Bicycling is big in Lewes, Delaware, so kids will love riding around town. The beach and downtown area are few a blocks' walk (in opposite directions) from the motel and a stroller is recommended. Families will have to walk over a drawbridge to reach the downtown, but there is a pedestrian walkway. A vehicle is needed to venture much further from the motel.