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The Surf Shanty Motel

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Beach nearby, 20 beach bars
Third Floor - Shower | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Ground Floor - Tub | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Second Floor - Shower | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, free WiFi, bed sheets
Second Floor - Shower | Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Surf Shanty Motel

The Surf Shanty Motel

2.5 star property
Motel with 20 beach bars, near Dewey Beach

9.6/10 Exceptional

53 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Map
21 Van Dyke Ave, Dewey Beach, DE, 19971
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • 20 beach bars
  • Free use of bicycles
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Free self-parking
  • Mini-fridge

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk - 5 min drive
  • Lewes Beach - 21 min drive
  • Cape May - Lewes Ferry - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County) - 34 min drive
  • Ocean City, MD (OCE-Ocean City Municipal) - 55 min drive
  • Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County) - 119 min drive

Restaurants

  • Mama Maria Italian Ristorante - 5 min walk
  • Woody’s Dewey Beach - 8 min walk
  • The Starboard - 9 min walk
  • Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats - 4 min drive
  • Chesapeake & Maine - 4 min drive

About this property

The Surf Shanty Motel

When visiting Dewey Beach, The Surf Shanty Motel is a great choice to consider. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 50+ Mbps)

Parking

  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 20 beach bars

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Services

  • Free bike hire

Accessibility

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Lever door handles
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 50+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Surf Shanty Motel Motel
The Surf Shanty Motel Dewey Beach
The Surf Shanty Motel Motel Dewey Beach

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Surf Shanty Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Surf Shanty Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Surf Shanty Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Surf Shanty Motel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Surf Shanty Motel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. The Surf Shanty Motel also has 20 beach bars.
Are there restaurants at or near The Surf Shanty Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Mama Maria Italian Ristorante (5-min walk), Woody’s Dewey Beach (8-min walk) and The Starboard (9-min walk).
What's the area around The Surf Shanty Motel like?
The Surf Shanty Motel is located near Dewey Beach, only a short 3-minute walk from Baycenter for the Performing Arts and 5 minutes' walk from Mama Maria Italian Ristorante.

Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

10.0/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

9.0/10

Amenities

9.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.5/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Sea Shanty is so cute!
I stayed next to the Sea Shanty this summer with my family and thought to myself, if I go back with just my husband I'm going to stay there. It is absolutely adorable.They did a great job or renovating. There is a new coffee shop/restaurant across the street called Dewey Post that is excellent too! I'd highly recommend staying there. Very affordable too:)
Jill, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean and comfy
Clean, bright rooms. Bed and pillows were super comfortable!
Jessica, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place !
The stay was excellent because of where I stayed. I loved the place. It was extremely clean , not one worry. I stayed here because of all the positive reviews
Jeff, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

awesome in every way - location, friendly and helpful staff, and extremely clean
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

German, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joey, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Getaway
It was so clean you could eat off the floor.All newly remodeled comfortable linens great shower and wonderful bath products and water 💦 Make sure you eat at Salt Air for dinner and EGG for breakfast and on Tuesdays a wonderful farmers market in REHOBOTH Old Word Bakery rocks
Kathi, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Janine, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Beach Motel
The motel is great. It is updated, the beds and pillows were very comfortable, and it is so close to the beach. It is not a posh hotel with lots of services and deep closets, but it is super clean, very modern, and perfect for a trip to Dewey Beach. I would absolutely stay again.
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

We loved the location and the direct access to the beach. Andre, was so helpful! The room is exactly as pictured, very clean and lovely! The room is missing an iron board and iron. The room desperately need a closet (a standing closet would do too). The only other complaint I had was the noise. We were on the ground floor and we could hear everything. We heard the loud footsteps from the persons above us, the outside noise, all of it. If you are able to deal with noise, you will have a great time here.
Natasha, 2-night romance trip
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