Editor’s Review of The Bellmoor Inn & Spa
If you have an extended family who vacations together, you dwell among the most fortunate. Sure, tussles over hitting the antique shops versus a day at the water park will happen. And hearing Dad's golf story for the millionth time gets old. However, these vacation moments will leave the best memories. But how do you find a stay that makes everyone happy, especially at the beach?
At Rehoboth Beach, the answer is clear: The Bellmoor Inn & Spa. Located an easy two blocks from the heart of Rehoboth Avenue, which is lined in fun shops and great dining, is an elegant inn, the kind you don't expect to find in a casual beach town like Rehoboth. One step into the Bellmoor's lobby with its gleaming cherry wood floors and elegant bird decor sprinkled
throughout, and you just don't think "beach." Even combining "kids" and "inn" in the same sentence gives pause. But the multi-generational family, the Moore's, who own the Bellmoor Inn & Spa, balance everything to keep each age well-rested, well-fed and just plain charmed.
For starters, the Moore family was wise enough to put in two pools. The larger, for families, sits immediately next to the enclosed hot tub. The smaller pool, sitting just off the garden patio, is for adults only. They added a late afternoon tea paired with lemonade and cookies, and for mornings, a beautiful breakfast buffet. All are to be leisurely enjoyed in either the sunroom or garden patio.
The Moore's created a library on the first floor and decked it in light summer reading like Tom Clancy novels. They also put out magazines and newspapers, and somehow managed to bring in a magical thing called silence. The Moore's set aside the room next to the library to be the board game room and added old fashioned games like LIFE, checkers and chess. They specifically didn't want to include a Wii or an Xbox.
The spacious patio garden is lush with old trees, Adirondack chairs and tables, fountains and koi in one of the small ponds.
Every adult seeking even deeper relaxation hour will brighten at the Bellmoor spa's selection of treatments that include high-end manicures and pedicures, a variety of massages and waxing.
The Bellmoor boasts a total of 78 rooms and offers a variety of room styles ranging from a basic unit with two queen-sized beds to luxury suites with options like a fireplace and luxury tub with jets. The Gardener's Cottage even has a kitchen.
Our Editor Loves
- Two blocks from the beach
- Outdoor family pool and adult pool
- Board game room
- Water Sports
- Water Parks
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Laundry Service
Reviewed on 05/28/2014
We had been going to the Bellmoor for years; at least 3 times a summer. From the first time we walked in we felt uncomfortable. Unwanted. The management kept watching us; it seemed that wherever we were they were peering behind ...
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The Bellmoor Inn seems cozy and intimate, but with 78 rooms in total, you can choose between several room configurations. Each guestroom is beautifully layered in a blend of English countryside, ocean blues and golden sand hues, and all come with an empty refrigerator and free Wi-Fi.
The Deluxe Room has two queen-sized beds, a huge flat screen TV and a basic bathroom. The Deluxe Suites deliver more square footage and marble bathrooms. Additional amenity options include a fireplace or a fancy tub with jets.
The Palmer House offers several apartment type rooms (without kitchens, however) and sit on the periphery of the Inn, giving guests a more secluded feeling. The Garden Rooms face the garden patio and tinkling fountains.
A family wanting more of a cottage-by-the-sea experience will love the Gardener's Cottage which sits on the periphery of the Inn and comes with two bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a full kitchen, a private screened porch and a private garden.
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