by Courtney Elko
Located between Dewey Beach and Ocean City, Maryland, the Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach is nice for a beach getaway. The hotel’s simple, no-frills rooms are ideal for those planning to spend much of their time at the beach, just a short walk away. And when it’s time for a break from the sand, the outdoor pool is great.
All of the guestrooms feature a mini-fridge, microwave and free Wi-Fi, and families will be happy to start their day with the hotel’s complimentary breakfast.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor pool
- Beach nearby
- Free Wi-Fi
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Find the Best Price for Your Stay
The 100 guestrooms at this Holiday Inn Express feature a king or two queen beds. A mini-fridge, microwave and Keurig machine are situated in a wet sink area that is featured in each room, and the bathrooms offer bathtubs.
Cribs are available at no additional cost and rollaway beds are available for a $25 nightly fee. Connecting rooms are available, but note that there are no suites at this hotel.
Whirlpool King Guestroom
This guestroom features a whirlpool tub in the room area, along with a king bed.
These larger guestrooms feature two queen beds, a small dining table with two chairs and a love seat. No sleeper sofa.
This place is wonderful ! Clean,comfortable bed. And great people ! The breakfast was really good and the location can't be beat ! Great value if you are traveling to Bethany !
The staff is so helpful and nice. They answered all my questions and really know the area. Could not have had a better experience. All you could ask for in a hotel.
Our second stay here, just a 5 minute walk to the beach. Staff is superb; accomodating and personable. Highly recommend this hotel, particularly during the off-season for a quiet get-away. Located just off the main drag and one light to the Bethany Beach Square and boardwalk.
The seasonal pool is available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Lounge chairs surround the pool deck and pool towels are provided. In season, the pool is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. No lifeguard is on duty, and there is no hot tub.
A full, hot complimentary breakfast with items like eggs, sausage, cereal and yogurt is available to guests from 6 to 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and from 7 to 10 a.m. on weekends.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Free Wi-Fi is available to guests throughout the hotel.
The fitness center, which is open 24/7, offers cardio and weight machines. Gym towels are also available.
The Art of Smart Timing
Bethany Beach is a beach town so its high season is mostly during the summer months.
Bethany Beach is located about an hour south of Dover, Delaware. The Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, located in Maryland, is about 45 minutes from Bethany Beach, but offers limited flights. Philadelphia International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport are both about two and half hours away from Bethany Beach.
Families can walk to the beach and several nearby shops and restaurants. But a car is needed to venture further away from the hotel, as the main drag through Bethany Beach is considered a highway.
For Mom and Dad
Parents will love to relax and read a book in the hotel lobby, which features a beachy and calming dÃ©cor.