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Inn at Canal Square
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2009

We have been to this Inn before, its lovely, quaint, quiet with comfortable rooms. Staff is extremely personable and quick to help with anything. European style breakfast was really nice. Its location is good if you want quiet, and if you want noise and crowds, its only about 15 minutes to Rehobeth Beach, or 40 minutes to Dover Downs. It is a little pricey but once in a while, its nice to treat yourself. Just wish they could lower their prices a little so we could visit more.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2009

Recently assisted organizing and then attending a women's retreat at the Inn at Canal Square. The rooms were beautiful, the setting was ideal and the staff was amazing. The most accomodating and gracious staff! It was absolutely lovely. I would recommend the Inn for an initmate couples getaway, girls escape or meeting space for any type of function. Great restaurants are within walking distance within the quaint town of Lewes. 5 stars from me!!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with friends
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2  Thank akiger
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Reviewed 3 November 2008

We had a 2 nite stay at the Inn. Lewes is a really nice town, and the Inn is only 1 block off the main street. Friendly staff. Fresh flowers at reception. Convenient parking. Clean room with a view of the canal (Rm 301). Breakfast was included with the room. More of a boutique hotel than a B&B. We enjoyed our stay - only 2 negatives. The bath in our room was only the starkest white plaster walls, with the most basic of fixtures. We thought it a little expensive for what was provided. Great area to visit.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sonicationrob
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Reviewed 13 October 2008

We stayed for one night over Columbus Day weekend - the rate was perhaps a little high but the AAA discount helped, and I had always wanted to stay here. Breakfast was included as well as free use of a guest computer for internet access.

We found the rooms clean, comfortable, and extremely quiet. Our bed and pillows were fine. I think that the rooms could use a little lighter look (the drab flower curtains need to go!) but I was thankful there was no tacky beach decor. The shower/bath area could definitely use some attention--softer lighting, maybe a washable throw carpet, and some kind of stand to place personal items. Like other guests, I agree that some bottled water, more toiletries, and maybe some slippers would be nice touches.

The inn is set back a bit from the water, but we had a very nice view of the water as we were in a corner room on the 3rd floor. Some rooms seem to have more of an obstructed view than others. The public areas are quite nice with beautiful artwork, tasteful decoration, and wonderful fresh lilies.

The breakfast was nice with some unique items and the breakfast room is very relaxing and pleasant. I liked that it was self-service. We would have welcomed a fresh fruit salad and cottage cheese, and I'd switch out the musak movie tunes out for some light jazz.

All in all we had a very nice stay at the inn. Being familiar with what Lewes is all about, and the inn's placement, we pretty much knew what to expect. I was happy to finally stay there and get one of the best night's sleeps in a hotel I've ever had...well, I was really tired from biking in Assateague...

  • Stayed: October 2008
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Reviewed 11 February 2008

I would definitely recommend. We stayed in a charming, harbor view room with very nice decor and a comfortable bed. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The package we chose included a massage which was wonderful and a $50.00 gift certificate to 2nd Street Grill. The restaurant was wonderful with great food and service.

Though a little pricy, I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2007

My daughter and I stayed at the Inn at Canal Square 9/16/07-9/18/07. We found the staff to be very congenial and helpful. The inn is somewhat overpriced, but you know that up front. It is very centrally located in Lewes, just a short walk to all the shops and restaurants. The room was large and tastefully decorated. It was a little dark for our taste, we prefer a more beach-like decor. Nevertheless, it was comfortable and clean. We had a great view of the harbor from our third floor balcony. The European breakfast was nice with plenty of fresh fruit, cereal, danish, etc. We had the "Fun in the Sun" package which included a very nice to-go lunch, a generous tube of sun block and a nice package of beach toys

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 September 2007

We stayed here with the hopes of having a lovely view of the Harbor. what a joke. In front of our room was another building and to the right was a parking lot. If we leaned over the balcony and craned our necks, we could see the Harbor.
The rooms were like an upscale holiday inn-- not even a bottle of water in the fridge. Beds uncomfortable; pillows must have been 10 years old--be sure to bring your own if you stay there.
Thank goodness Lewes is a lovely town and we had great weather-- then we did not need to be in our $250. room to stare at the "harbor" view. ALways thought a harbor had water!

Try the Blue Water Inn-- really has what an INN is supposed to.

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innatcanalsquare, General Manager at Inn at Canal Square, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2007

This particular guest made her reservation over our online reservation request program. At the time the guest made her reservation, we only had 1 queen room left due to availability. Also within her request form she never specified any special requests other then she wanted our "Harbor View" room. We classify our queen rooms as our "Harbor View" rooms and our king rooms as our "Harbormaster" rooms. We do not quote our rooms based on the view. The views from our rooms are contingent upon the floor that you are on. If a guest specifies that they would like a particular view we try our best to accommodate them. Our property is located on the canal in Lewes and the main building is set back only 50 feet from the water.
The complaint about our pillows and mattress is also unwarranted. Our mattresses are only 6 months old and of a high quality. The down pillows in our rooms are also only 6 months old.
If you have any concerns about this comment please feel free to contact us at 1-888-644-1911 or e-mail us at innatcanalsquare@verizon.net.


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Address: 122 W Market St, Lewes, DE 19958-1340
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Region: United States > Delaware > Lewes
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Lewes
Price Range: £113 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the waterfront in the heart of Historic Lewes, The Inn at Canal Square offers its guests exceptional comfort coupled with seaside charm. With 22 beautifully appointed rooms, three 2BR luxury suites and 2 conference rooms, The Inn serves as an ideal coastal escape, retreat location and event destination. All accommodations are generously sized and most feature a balcony overlooking the Lewes Harbor. The Inn's romantic décor invites you to relax and unwind. The Inn is open year round and offers a complimentary, extensive European-Style breakfast.Centrally located, The Inn is a short distance away from unique shopping, fine dining and bay area beaches. And, it's within a mile of the ocean beaches of Cape Henlopen State Park. Visit the new Canal Front Park, located just next door and enjoy the seasonal flowers and a lovely view of the Lewes Harbor.Our friendly, professional staff is always on hand to assist you with dining options, shopping venues and other area attractions. ... more   less 
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