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Bellbuoy Motel

21 Vandyke St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2510
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#10 of 14 hotels in Dewey Beach

Welcome to Bellbuoy Motel, your Dewey Beach “home away from home.” Bellbuoy Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Rooms at Bellbuoy Motel provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free internet access.

In addition, while staying at Bellbuoy Motel guests have access to a sun terrace. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Bellbuoy Motel.

While in Dewey Beach be sure to experience local crab favorites at Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill, Rusty Rudder, or The Starboard.

Dewey Beach is also home to Sunset Park, a popular park that is not too far from Bellbuoy Motel.

Bellbuoy Motel puts the best of Dewey Beach at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Vending machine
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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travelbug912015 wrote a review 10 Jun
Lancaster, Pennsylvania37 contributions12 helpful votes
My partner and I had an excellent weekend here at the inn. We loved being greeted my Chuckie the cat on our way to the front desk to check in. The receptionist was super friendly. The room was nice, spacious and clean. I like to get up early and sit on the beach and was pleasantly surprised to see the owner with Chuckie and have them both offer me a cup of coffee. These folks speak my language! The only minor issue that we had was that the room was a little too humid for our liking. We kept the air conditioner on for most of the day to fix this. But hey, it was no big deal. This place is a great blend of location, amenities and value! We would definitely book again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: First floor rooms are spacious and pet friendly. Beach access is only a minute walk from parking...
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Michael H wrote a review Sep 2020
Bethesda, Maryland102 contributions69 helpful votes
Having stayed here many times for many years, I find it is always my “ go to “ place at the beach- which is less than a five minute walk away. Not only are the rooms pristine, the AC, refrigerator, and microwave are always in perfect working condition. The staff, from the very friendly owner, Tim ( often on sight), to the wonderful Todd with his adorable kitty, Chucky, to the lovely Debbie, at the reception desk make each visit memorable and special. Unusual , for today’s world, the other guests are affable- often with their pets- and friendly conversations about dolphin spottings, the best crab cakes , and the best happy hours are common occurrences. This is the truly — the best of the beach!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: The apartment has a balcony with a partial ocean view. There is a partial to glimpse bay view...
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Kim B wrote a review Oct 2019
Baltimore, Maryland1841 contributions159 helpful votes
Since our first stay here in 2015 we have quickly come to consider this our second home when in Dewey and the owner & his amazing staff are like our extended family. You won't find a more pet friendly hotel in town, they even put your pet's name on the door. The beds are super comfy and the rooms are large and spacious not to mention quiet, you would never know that Coastal Hwy is more feet away. There's a large deck on the second floor with lounge chairs & tables for all the guests to enjoy, an outdoor shower and they even have beach towels for your dog to borrow. Yes, the hotel is a bit dated but who comes to the beach to hang out in a room? We love being about 100 yards from the beach and right across the street is an area on the bay we can take our dog to swim plus enjoy the new lighthouse cove boardwalk. Every year when we check out in October I book our room for all our stays the following year, we can't imagine sharing the sunsets with anyone besides Tim, Todd, JB, Deb & Chuckie (the hotel cat).
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Juanita S wrote a review Sep 2019
Cockeysville, Maryland3 contributions
This is the second time we've booked at Bellbuoy. Close to the main highway in Dewey, but also just a 1/2 block walk to the ocean. Nothing fancy but we love it. They have a couple of cats that we enjoy too. And a great upstairs deck to sit and enjoy the weather.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Robin B wrote a review Aug 2019
Indianapolis10 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I checked into the BellBuoy on 8/21/19 for a two night stay. While the hotel is older and in need of updating our room was fine. The shower had plenty of hot water, the room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the AC worked well, and the staff was very pleasant and friendly. The location is perfect - so close to the beach with many restaurants within walking distance. We had no issues with our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019
US$111 - US$302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bellbuoy Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Bellbuoy Motel?
Nearby attractions include Indian River Inlet Bridge (0.5 km), Dickens Parlour Theatre (7.9 km), and Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at Delaware Seashore State Park (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bellbuoy Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and shuttle bus service.
Which room amenities are available at Bellbuoy Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Bellbuoy Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bellbuoy Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Off the Hook, Patsy's Restaurant, and Bethany Blues BBQ Pit.
Are pets allowed at Bellbuoy Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Bellbuoy Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lewes Life-Saving Station & Museum (2.6 km).