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Canalside Inn
Ranked #4 of 13 Rehoboth Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 May 2008

In a nutshell, the Inn is nice, the great room for coffee and TV and internet is very nice. The Inn was very clean and well appointed,
However, We did not receive any maid service for our stay.
We ended up making our own beds and cleaning up the coffee mugs and taking them downstairs. Given that the season is only 3 weeks away (yes we did get the off season rate) the grounds needed to be cleaned up. The designated smoking area (yes one of those) hadn't been touched all winter, it was dirty and full of leaves. The street was cleaner. Lastly, the other guests were very nice, much nicer and friendlier than the Innkeeper on site for this weekend. The expression on his face was blank and not engaging in the slightest. A good morning goes a long way to your guests, you shouldn't have to pry it out of them. This came highly recommended by our friends that stay there quite a bit. I would go back if they put a smile on their face as they take your money and the maid provides room cleaning services, and then they may get a tip for the envelope that is left in the room.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2008

We just returned from a 2-night stay at the Canalside Inn. I'm so glad we chose to stay there. We were greeted by the owner, Steve. He was quite friendly and quickly showed us around. The lounge located downstairs was quite impressive. You will find internet access and two large televisions. It's beautifully decorated. I was shocked when he told us that he designed it himself.

We stayed in Rm. 12. The room was spacious and the decor was warm and serene. Steve suggested that we try the "Summer House" for dinner. The food was great- especially the scallops.

All in all, you can't beat the price. The owner takes great pride in his business. He's friendly, but doesn't encroach on your privacy. There are too many little nice touches to mention. As another guest previously wrote, the pictures are an understatement. Give it a try. You'll be glad you did.

Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed 7 April 2008

My husband and I just returned from a weekend getaway @ the Canalside Inn.

When we pulled up we were surprised to find that the inn is across from the canal, not directly on it. But we decided to check-in and see the room. I am so glad we stayed.

Our room was wonderful with a shared seating area outside, and french doors leading into the room itself. Amentities included: featherbed, TV, DVD player, reading chair w/ottoman, large bathroom, high quality toiletries, coffee maker, terrycloth robes, table & chairs for 2, and a small fridge. The bed was the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept in, and the room was spotlessly clean.

Generous hospitality is obviously the main concern of the owner. Each morning there was a good sized fresh & welcoming continental breakfast served in the Lounge. Also in the lounge, were wine glasses & corkscrew for guests wanting to open a bottle of wine in your room or on the patio, a flat panel tv and sitting area that with plenty of space to sit and talk with friends, and shelves of DVDs to borrow and take back to your room or watch in the lounge. There was also a computer with internet access.

All in all, our expectations were surpassed. We went away needing to rest and relax, and the Canalside Inn ushered us into relaxation. The prices can't be beat in the off-season. We will return to the Canalside Inn for our next visit to Rehoboth Beach.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2007

A small, tastefully appointed, Inn on a very quiet side street looking across to walking trail, next to the canal. Between the pleasant front porch and our balcony with Adirondack chairs for reading, Canalside Inn stood out. Terrycloth bathrobes, wine and highball glasses, even better quality soaps, shampoos and towels showed the owners' wish to pamper the customer. Meticulously clean, even under the bed and over the flat screen TV. Continental breakfast was generous and served in a lower room with a modern Scandinavian flavor.

Small pool, minor oversights did not detract from an enjoyable stay. We recommend it and would go back.

Stayed: September 2007
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Reviewed 17 September 2007

We had such a wonderful experience.

The hotel is about 100 yards from the north end of Rehoboth Avenue, closer enough to walk to everything and far enough away to have complete peace and quiet.

The breakfast was nice! OJ, Coffee, Yogurt, Muffins, Danishes, Bagels, Fruit Salad, Banana's and more - I truly did not expect all this to be on offer, and to top it off the breakfast room is gorgeous! (all new furniture with plasma TV's and surround sound) - it was nice to do something I very rarely get to do - have coffee, eat breakfast, watch the news and read the newspaper! (and not in my hotel room, in a nice relaxing comfortable atmosphere).

Our bed was comfortable and the linen was very nice. I am not a brand snob, but our bed had Ralph Lauren linen on it - and it feldt so nice!

Our little puppy was welcomed with open arms. It was nice to feel so genuinely welcomed!

We took a bike ride on the free bikes that the B&B offered - that it's self was one of the highlights of the weekend (along with relaxing on the front porch with a cocktail). It was nice that we were not pressured to bring the bikes back by a certain time and it was even nicer that they were free!

Over the years I have stayed at the Sands Hotel, the Brighton Suites and the Bellmoor and none of them have the quaint personal touch that this B&B.

We will definitely be staying here again and will be recommending it to everyone we know.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2007

We were looking for a quiet place to get away from it all for the weekend, and we definitely found it in the Canalside Inn. We enjoyed the pool/hot tub area during the day and even at night, and we walked all over Rehoboth in the evening. The inn is several blocks from the beach, which made it nice for us, because it was close enough to the action that we could walk there, but it was far enough away that it was out of the hustle and bustle.

We stayed in a deluxe room on the first floor, and the room was very spacious and absolutely immaculate. The furnishings were simple, but very nice. The bed and the linens were top-notch .... very comfortable.

Breakfast was not fancy, but was done very nicely, and was just enough to get the day started. I read a negative review on this site about breakfast not being replenished. We has just the opposite experience. Breakfast is scheduled from 8 - 10, and I saw the innkeeper replenish breakfast and make fresh coffee at 9:45 a.m.

The innkeepers kept the property up very nicely, and made sure that guests had everything that they needed, without being intrusive in any way.

I would highly recommend this inn. I know that we will be going back again.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank derijr
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Reviewed 6 August 2007

My husband and I just returned from spending three nights at the Canalside Inn. We both loved the place. It was quietly tucked away off of the main avenue, but close enough to walk to the restaurants and downtown Rehoboth (although we drove because it was just too hot outside!). The rooms are very nicely decorated, and extremely clean - even the faucet in the bathroom sparkled. Both the hot tub and pool were very clean as well. In the downstairs lounge, which is also very nicely decorated, was where you had your continental breakfast, which consisted of delicious muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice and coffee.

The Inn is very reasonably priced. I can wholeheartedly recommend the Canalside Inn to anyone who is thinking of visiting Rehoboth. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
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Address: 34 Sixth Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Region: United States > Delaware > Rehoboth Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Rehoboth Beach
Price Range: £51 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Canalside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Often referred to as The Nation’s Summer Capital, the beautiful Rehoboth Beach offers friendly hospitality partnered with a relaxed pace. When you’re looking for a place to stay in Rehoboth there is no better place than at Canalside Inn. Canalside Inn offers a contemporary boutique style inn exclusively for adults. Canalside Inn offers our guests a casual and contemporary boutique-style inn, which stands out as a cut above the ordinary. Sophistication, style, and affordability are how our guests often describe our inn. Conveniently nestled across from the picturesque Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, Canalside Inn is just a short walk from the center of town, the boardwalk, or the beach. The best way to start your day is with our complimentary Continental Breakfast featuring juice, freshly brewed coffee, tea, yogurt, fresh fruit, and a tempting assortment of muffins served daily in our downstairs living room. Feel free to enjoy your breakfast at our community dining table, poolside, on the front porch, or the privacy of your room. It is our goal at Canalside Inn is to provide a relaxed atmosphere and causal environment for every one of our guests and we are more than happy to aid you in any way during your stay. ... more   less 
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