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Bethany Beach Delaware Accommodations

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The Bethany Beach center is approximately 8 miles north of 126th Street Medical Centers and 10 miles north of 75th Street Medical Center.

Bethany Beach is a beloved destination on Delaware's coast. The town was incorporated in 1901 a few years after Christian missionaries scouted the site for a permanent place of celebration. The Disciples of Christ Church from Washington D.C. purchased what is now known as Bethany Beach, and they began drafting plans for the property and selling some of the extra lots they purchased. More from this guide...

Bethany Beach Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites - Bethany Beach 99 Hollywood St., Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 112 suites
From$159
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Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach 39642 Jefferson Bridge Rd., Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Fantastic service
  • Terrific location
From$100
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Fenwick Inn 13801 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~6.63 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • Two star Beach hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Northside 12601 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~7.42 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • 3-star Resort hotel
  • 60 suites in hotel
  • Good wifi quality
  • Quiet area of the city
Cayman Suites Hotel - Ocean City 12500 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~7.54 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • Cheap Beach property
  • 5 floors in property
  • Excellent customer service
  • Great location
Coastal Palms Inn & Suites in Ocean City 12004 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~7.85 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • 94 rooms in hotel
  • Beds need improvement
  • Friendly service
Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums : 11700 Coastal Highway 11700 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~8.07 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • 3 star Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 22 floors
  • Average value
  • Fairly good value for money
Comfort Inn Gold Coast 11201 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 Website ~8.39 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • No computers
  • Almost all guests said rooms were clean enough
Sea Esta Motel 2 100 Seafarer's Village Rd., Long Neck, DE 19966 ~8.58 miles northwest of Bethany Beach
  • Low-priced Golf Course property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
Marigot Beach Suites - Ocean City 10100a Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~8.64 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • 3-star property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel - Ocean City 10100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~8.72 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 13 floors
  • Enjoyed the breakfast buffet
  • Every guests reviewed criticized the small bathroom
Princess Royale Hotel & Conference Center : Oceanfront on 91st St. Oceanfront on 91st St., Ocean City, MD 21842 ~9.13 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
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Bonita Beach Hotel 8100 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~9.60 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • Economy Beach property
  • 100 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Not much lobby
From$66
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Coconut Malorie Resort - Ocean City
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200 59th St. on The Bay, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~9.73 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • Economy hotel
  • Check-in: 4:00 pm
  • Rooms could be cleaner
  • Right next to the bay
Courtyard Ocean City 2 15th St., Courtyard, MD 21843 ~10.37 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • Affordable hotel
Hyatt Place Dewey Beach 1301 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 ~10.39 miles north of Bethany Beach
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Sticky table
  • Tons of restaurants nearby
From$79
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Holiday Inn Oceanfront 6600 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~10.43 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • Affordable Oceanfront hotel
  • Check-in: 3PM
  • Wellness & sports facilities could use better cleaning
  • Good pool/beach service
Best Western Gold Leaf : 1400 Coastal Highway 1400 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 ~10.44 miles north of Bethany Beach
  • 3 star property
  • Free breakfast available
Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City 300 Seabay Lane, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~10.64 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • 3-star property
  • Hotel has 150 suites
Beach House Dewey 1710 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 ~10.68 miles north of Bethany Beach
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
Sea Bay Hotel 6007 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~10.76 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • Low priced Beach hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
  • The majority of guests said the reception staff was great
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Beach House Dewey Hotel 1710 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 ~10.77 miles north of Bethany Beach
  • Two-star hotel
Best Western Ocean City Hotel & Suites - Ocean City 5501 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~11.03 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • Two star Beach property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Room is all right
  • Fantastic staff
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Quality Inn Oceanfront : 5400 Coastal Highway 5400 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842 ~11.09 miles south of Bethany Beach
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Most guests thought the view was good
  • Great parking, according to 79%
Sea Esta Iv 20902 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971 ~11.26 miles north of Bethany Beach
  • Low priced hotel
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Unfortunately, they ran out of money. Even after facing defeat, they diligently persisted. Today, Bethany Beach is what they made it: a place where families spend time together and enjoy living in the moment.

The small coastal town is part of the Salisbury MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area as defined, in 2010, by the United States Census Bureau. The area, centered around Salisbury, Maryland, is a 53-minute drive from Bethany Beach via Ocean Gateway.

Bethany Beach's 12-foot wide boardwalk stretches a 1/2 mile along coastline creating a neat row of businesses along the quiet seaside community. Everything you need is here, but nothing is distracting, so you are able to spend time doing the things that are most important to you.

While here, you can wander down the beaches as the waves calmly wash up the sparkling white sands or attend one of the many featured seasonal events during the summer.

When Should You Visit Bethany Beach, DE?

The quaint town has a year-round population of just over a thousand people. However, during the summer months, another 15,000 or so tourists and seasonal residents travel to the area to breathe the healing salt water air and allow their minds and bodies to relax with the sound of the waves gently crashing into the beaches in the background. During the summer, Bethany Beach is a town with a beautiful boardwalk and sandy beaches that are perfect for basking in the sun's rays. After experiencing the serenity, you probably won't want to leave.

These are the best times to enjoy the things that make Bethany Beach so special, like Captain Jack's Pirate Golf or spending the day enjoying the warmth from the sun and a cool breeze under a brightly colored umbrella. Kids enjoy eating pizza on the boardwalk, and afterwards, they attend beachfront parties and watch movie with their families. Bands play live music on the weekends, and small crowds gather to listen to the talented local musicians.

A stroll down the famous boardwalk is captivating, and most days are sunny with only 76 rainy days per year in the coastal area. Even on the hottest days of the year, it is rarely over 85 degrees. However, the beach front community is starkly different during the winter when the average temperature is around 24 degrees. It is not exactly the weather one thinks of when day dreaming about the beach.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Bethany Beach, DE:

seasonality of hotel rates in Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean price trends by star rating class in Bethany Beach, DE. You can use these line graphs to determine the cheapest seasons to stay in Bethany Beach for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Bethany Beach, DE

4 Star Average Prices: $139.00

Typically, Bethany Beach visitors are more interested in enjoying time with their families than the amenities that come with their hotel room. However, the two hotels in Bethany Beach are comfortable. The local Marriott is a nicely appointed hotel, but even with the heated indoor pool, it is not luxury. However, if you are looking for a getaway that makes you feel special, you must drive a bit to one of the neighboring beachfront areas.

Sometimes, you just need pampering and you want to feel privileged. There is no better way to carry out that than indulging in a luxurious hotel suite. It does not matter if you are traveling alone, with a special friend, with a love interest, or are planning a trip for your family. A high-end room at an exclusive hotel is an excellent way to decompress.

Surrounding towns with a slightly larger population of permanent locals offer better year-round accommodations. For example, the options available in the larger census designated locations are generally less expensive.

However, if you do not move fast, one of thousands of other people flocking to the area will snap up the property you pick leaving you looking for less desirable accommodations.

Affordable Hotel Options in Bethany Beach, DE

3 Star Average Prices: $219.97

Finding affordable accommodations in Bethany Beach is obviously more difficult during the busiest months. There are only a few hotels in the city, but there are dozens of similar small towns with a variety of lodging options and amenities available for visitors.

There are only two hotels in the tiny beachfront town: Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott and the Holiday Inn Express. The Residence Inn by Marriott is the nicer of the two with a heated indoor pool and beachfront access from the hotel. The hotel's great site makes it extremely desirable during the summer months when the weather is perfect for enjoying time with family and friends.

Many of the families who visit Bethany Beach rent homes that sleep several adults and children comfortably. They book these properties months in advance to get an affordable rate.

Planning immensely when thousands of people arrive to enjoy the summers in a town with just over 1,000 year-round locals. This is why, when you are planning a summer trip, it is important to book your vacation well in advance. Getting a hotel room is nearly impossible when you wait until the last minute. Otherwise, if you do find a room, it will set you back a pretty penny during the prime tourist season.

If you just want to get away for a solo weekend by yourself, the Marriott during the colder months might be a welcome change. You can enjoy the indoor pool and snuggle up in a comfortable room while reading a good book. That is exactly what you need sometimes to take care of yourself and to rejuvenate.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Bethany Beach

2 Star Average Prices: $168.00

2 Star Hotel Prices in Bethany Beach

Where are the real discounts in Bethany Beach

No matter when you plan to visit Bethany Beach, you can likely save money by checking for professional organization, military, and AAA discounts you qualify for and you can search for rooms you can apply these discounts to conveniently.

The Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and the Holiday Inn Express in Bethany both offer AAA discounts and military discounts, but the AAA discount offers the biggest savings.

Best Value Options in Bethany Beach, DE

Bethany Beach is known for being "quiet" in comparison to better-known Rehoboth Beach or Dewey Beach, which are known for having a rowdy bar scene. The stillness in Bethany is soothing to the soul. So, there is something to be said for being able to stay in picturesque Bethany for your entire vacation.

A rented beach home seems to be the preferred lodging option for families visiting the summer shore. A beach house rental gives you access to your own space, which is always good. Plus, there are plenty of beach houses that easily sleep two families or a large group of friends. Renting a beach house with friends or family is the best way to save on your vacation.

If that option does not work for you, the Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach is the next best value with beachfront access, free breakfast, maid service, and additional value added services you will actually use, so you can really save money.

What to Do in Bethany Beach, DE

In 1952, workers completed the Chesapeake Bay bridge and development of the island soared over the next years. During that time period, Bethany Beach gained popularity largely because of the diverse activities offered for visitors of all ages.

Other areas grew during this period as well, and the growth in these prime vacation destinations caused more people to visit Bethany Beach each year. Another attraction that lures people to Bethany Beach is Fenwick Island State Park, which offers swimming and surfing. Surfing is not allowed on Bethany Beach or many other beaches in the area during the busiest times of the year, so it's a great stop if you're looking for this activity. Likewise, dogs are also restricted from walking on the boardwalk during the summer months, so your dog will love a visit to the park.

The options for entertainment in the area really depend on what time of year you visit. During the hot summer months, movies play on Bethany Beach for families to enjoy under the stars.

During the winter, many people think there is no reason to visit the freezing beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. However, there are plenty of reasons to visit the peaceful pristine beaches anytime, including events and activities that locals hold year-round. If possible, the events during the winter are more relaxed than the summertime events.

So, whether you need inspiration for a creative project you are working on or you are craving a fresh-cooked meal with an ocean view, you will always find what you need here.

Bethany Beach is known as the “quiet beach” because of the calm, laid-back lifestyles of the families who visit each year. Even when exciting events are going on and people are clearly enjoying themselves, the visitors to Delaware's many coastal communities seem to take things in stride for an idyllic atmosphere that families will love.

Recent traveler reviews of Bethany Beach, DE

Below are reviews of the city of Bethany Beach, DE from an actual visitor's perspective.

"In Town For Wedding"
Score 4.0 / 5

Didn't get to see much I was there for a wedding but while driving in I saw a lot of shops. I would like to come back to visit.

Unknown U., from 01-Nov-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Bethany Beach, DE shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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