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Old May 21st, 2016, 03:43 PM
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Oceanfront hotel in Cape May or Rehoboth

Please recommend a hotel with balcony in either Cape May or Rehoboth. We want oceanfront and are having a hard time finding one with ocean views that is not over $250 per night.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 06:24 PM
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How many minutes per day will you be looking out the window?
Go take a walk on the beach for free.
If you want a good long look, take the ferry from Cape May to Lewes Delaware.
The last night I spent in Lewes was in a tent at Cape Henlopen.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 01:54 AM
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There's a reason you probably aren't going to FIND any ocean front rooms in season, in Rehoboth, at that price.

I can think of places like the Atlantic Sands and the Boardwalk Plaza but probably not for that price BUT check those two anyway just in case.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 05:33 AM
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Tom, we love a oceanfront balcony to have coffee on in the mornings and drinks on at night and to be able to leave the doors open to hear the waves at night. It's all part of our beach experience. We would like to take the ferry from Cape May to Lewes, sounds like fun.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 05:37 AM
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Dukey, so what I hear you saying is that this area is very expensive. We have never been in this area before and was the reason we wanted to travel there. Perhaps we'll go to the ocean someplace else.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 08:29 AM
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If it is between Memorial and Labor Day ANYWHERE in the mid-Atlantic at the beach that means it is some part of "the season."

I am not sure what you think is "very expensive" and others might say what you DO think is "very expensive" is also "very normal."

I live on the beach in Florida and let's face it, as a very general rule, "everybody wants to be or stay right on the beach" if at all possible.

I cannot, nor will I even consider recommending that you go to the beach somewhere else. You can go to the beach where you are already planning to go to the beach but you need to be aware of what costs actually are. The beach doesn't change; the costs do.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 09:00 AM
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For me, $250.00 per night is expensive. I am aware for others it is not.

Thank you for your reply.
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I have family that rent a condo on the beach if they want oceanfront. My Aunts all lived a block or two from the ocean. Just safer for homeowners during storms.

https://www.flipkey.com/waterfront-r...tals/g34048/s/
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I know many rent year to year and might not be any apartments. Tough market. It is the Nation's summer Capital.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 01:03 PM
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When are you going? If you go the first week of June rates will be lower.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 01:13 PM
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>>For me, $250.00 per night is expensive. I am aware for others it is not.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 03:16 PM
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It is quite simple to check rates for various times during the season and you can it on line and compare prices. Do not wait until the last minute as both Rehoboth and Cape May, not to mention places like Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, DE, Ocean City, MD, and in New Jersey, the Wildwoods and Stone Harbor are very, VERY popular beach locations.

Another possibility might be on the Outer Banks of North Carolina where rates drop in August during prime storm season AND kids go back to school, or even Virginia Beach and environs. The OBX offers a TOTALLY different beach experience although I have to say from experience I think you'd be a LOT better off renting a cottage there than staying in one of the motels. There are, however, some very nice places (hotels/resorts) to stay north of Nags Head.
Problem with those cottages is at that time of year they usually rent for week-long period. You can easily get oceanfront and balcony space of all kinds.
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Here's one more possibility: the Outer Banks the week AFTER Labor Day. Weather is absolutely wonderful, the water is still warm, and the mass of tourists is gone.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 06:32 AM
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Thanks everyone! I do appreciate all of your suggestions, they are helpful.
We have been to the Outer Banks many times and to many places up, down, and around the coast. We wanted to go to Cape May or Rehoboth because we have never been there.

I have found what I believe is a good deal. The Grand Hotel offered a special that I took. I realize it is an older hotel but I got a balcony room with view (it might be a partial view) Breakfast each morning for both of us and one dinner for both of us. 3 nights, 4 days for $537.90 including tax and the food. We are looking forward to it!
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 07:26 AM
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cd - while you're there, note whether the venerable Chalfonte is still there and let me/us know. Have memories...
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 07:29 AM
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just googled the Chalfonte - while you're there, step into that place, find out some interesting history (?ghosts?). Looks like they've spruced it up quite a bit. http://www.chalfonte.com/
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Looks like a good place for a cocktail!
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WOW!!! Thanks for the belated information as to where you have already been.
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