"Off-season stay on the Boardwalk"
We made a first time visit to the Atlantic Sands in early January, however, we are quite familiar with the area. Overall, the hotel is basic and average. The room was a mini-suite and paired with the ideal location on the beach/boardwalk, the hotel would appeal to families and first-time visitors to Rehoboth who would want to maximize their time on […] the beach. However, the appointments and finishes in the room and lobby are rather dated and a bit dreary. When we arrived, the room was very cold with the thermostat turned to about 50. Obviously, the hotel did not prepare for our stay, and the room never heated to a "warm" temperature likely due to a inefficient heating system (it was a very chilly evening). I assume the AC in the summer would work better. I would recommend that the hotel invest in a major update, but otherwise, the room/hotel was adequate for a night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Changed hotels aftr 1 night. Location 5 Comfrt 1"
Traveling during Holiday break. Moved to another hotel in area after one night because we were not comfortable with room. The room carpet was wet in front of balcony door. The room was cold on arrival and heater didn't work great - either too warm or too cold in room. Dbl beds instead of queens and not very comfortable. Expected better for $. Plus side […] was great location and ocean front room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great staff & convenient to Boardwalk"
Enjoyable off-season getawayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Atlantic Sands Hotel"
Location, location, location. This hotel is steps away from the Atlantic, just across the boardwalk. We had a lovely view of the ocean from our room and heard the surf at night. The room was shabby and the bathroom a bit moldy but the bed linens were clean. If you wish to be in the center of the boardwalk and close to the ocean this is your place. The […] ladies at the front dest were cheerful and very nice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay and location is perfect"
Friendly and informative staff! Room was clean and had no issues.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to marathon"
the room was excellent. However, there was no place in lobby to buy snack or drink. Nor was there a place for breakfast. Perhaps, because it was off season those things were not available.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
we have stayed here before. The room is clean and spacious. The sheets and towels have that "institution" smell. The staff are friendly. Would come backGenuine Expedia guest review
The staff and location of the Sands can't be beat. It's clear that some renovation would improve this hotel dramatically. The carpeting throughout the common areas and in the rooms needs "a new one"! Also, the mattresses were very soft - too soft. I don't know if that was intentional or that they are simply worn out. But everything worked very well, […] the location was perfect and we had a great time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great rate post-season"
I spent my first visit to the Sands over Thanksgiving. I was very pleased by the experience - the front desk staff was courteous and helpful, the rate was exceptional for a beachfront room. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to dine in the restaurant. I had a room with two double beds - I really don't know too many couples that actually use a double […] bed any more, most have queens. However, the room was very comfortable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"OK BUT NOT FOR THE PRICE"
THE ROOM HAD WALL PAPER PEELING OFFTHE WALLS. THE CARPET HAD ALOT OF STAIN IN IT. KINDA OF A EYE SORE FOR THE PRICE. VIEW WAS GREAT OFF OF THE BALCONY. ME AND MY WIFE STAY THERE OVER THANKSGIVEN WEEK, WHEN WE LOOK ON LINE WE SEEN THEY HAD A BAR SO THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASON WE CHOOSE THIS HOTEL, AFTER GETTING THERE, WE WHERE TOLD THE BAR WAS CLOSED […] FOR THE SEASON. WALKING TO A PUB IN NOVEMBER CAN GET LITTLE COLD. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I stayed in ocean view room, during the off season. The room was very nice, and I would stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Perhaps the hotel functions better during summer months, but the service was nonexistent. From the moment I arrived to check in and was directed to the location of the carts so that I could transport my own luggage, I knew that this was not going to be a typical customer-oriented hotel. Those luggage transporters are not so easy to navigate! The few […] times I ever went to the front desk, the clerks were talking to each other and clearly viewed my question as an interruption that merited only a cursory response. The Internet worked for 4 hours over 4 days -- calls to the front desk resulted in no change. Since one of the days I was there was rainy, I looked forward to the spa that was advertised on the website. Turns out that is only on some weekends -- not something that was disclosed on the website. Looked great on the website, but was vey disappointing in reality. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was very disappointed as I heard from family members how nice your hotel was. I don't know if it was because of the hurricane Sandy or possibly because of the off season, but we were very much disappointed. We reserved two rooms one for my husband and myself and the other for my brother and sister-in-law. Their room was nice and cozy while ours was […] like a refrigerator. We did try and adjust the temperature with no luck. We were so tired by the time we went to bed we didn't care about it being cool but during the night we were freezing. I did not want to callthe desk as I was not about to change rooms at that time of night nor did I want anyone from maintenance coming to our room at that time so we stuck it out. We were all disappointed that there was not a continental breakfast offered. Needless to say I doubt we will return to the Atlantic Sands. I sincerely wish this review would rate your hotel higher but that just isn't possible. I will add, the gentleman at the desk when we checked in was very nice -- that's the best I can do, sorry. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for the off-season if you need a $$$ break"
Staff was friendly; room was great, cozy, nice ocean view. Funny, kids staying in a nearby room were throwing marshmallows off the balcony! Little kids, minions ; - ) Great stay would go again...Genuine Expedia guest review
Our first bad impression was upon entering the old elevator and then getting off on the second floor to nasty old carpeting. We were very disappointed in the size of the room - too much crammed into it - not enough room between the beds and the dressers/desk area. We didn't realize that it would be 2 double beds either - we assumed queen - I think that […] should be made clear when booking the room. The refrigerator froze our sodas and one burst all over the unit. The ice machine was NOT convenient to our room on the 2nd floor - perhaps one could be installed on each floor. Since it was chilly, we would have gone in an indoor pool if one existed - or even just a public hot tub/sauna area aside from the spa area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was fine; nice room and employees; there was a coffee maker in the room, which I found accomodating.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Always a great place to stay"
I love the Atlantic Sands! It's right on the boardwalk, only a block from the main strip in Rehoboth. It's a classic hotel with kitchenette, sitting areas, and balconies. The only problem I had this time was the beds were super soft. I'd recommend new mattresses. I don't think they were intentionally that soft.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location: Great! Everything else: pretty good"
We basically booked the most affordable hotel we could find that put us ocean-front on the boardwalk. The location was awesome, and we could see the beach from our bed. If you go for this, though, try to get a room on a higher floor so board-walkers can't look directly into your room. There was a faint musty odor, covered up by a citrus-smelling cleaning […] product, that made us consider switching rooms. The bed was not comfortable - way too soft - with 2 people, you both get pulled to the center. All things considered, we got exactly what we paid for and expected, based on others' reviews. If you don't mind a less-than-perfect room, in favor of an excellent location/cheaper price, I'd recommend it. If you need perfect cleanliness and service, might want to try somewhere else. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Love to walk around with no need to drive?"
My friend and I stayed one night - beachfront room, walked and shopped all day - did not need to get in my car until we left. Wonderful room with a view!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"excellent beachfront location"
good but elevators could be spruced up a bit.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place for comfort and relaxation!"
When we arrived, we found out we didn't get oceanfront as requested. We were devastated! The staff was wonderful! They got us an oceanfront and we had a great room! We had a great time and everyone made us feel welcome and comfortable. We would definitely return!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very comfortable room but shabby public spaces."
Superb location (next to Boardwalk), quiet, clean, comfortable bed and room--plenty of clean towels. Trouble with WiFi in room and hallways pretty grubby and depressing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel on the Beach"
We had a good experience staying at the Sands Hotel because of the great rooms and the hotel location. The rooms were very clean, were spacious, had a small kitchenette, and the bed was very soft and comfortable. The only complaint that we had about the room was that the windows didn't open at all and the view out the window was of a house next door […] and you couldn't see much else. The hotel location was great in that it was directly on the boardwalk next to the beach and in a great location to walk to all the shops, bars, and restaurants in the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"That 70s Hotel"
Dated hotel, but all we did was sleep in our room get out and sight see. Looks like it has the original rugs, wallpaper and decor. Don't get your expectations up Great location though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, poor Internet access"
Very nice hotel and location, in general. The one negative was that the wifi service was poor. We and many other customers were forced to go to the lobby to access the Internet.Genuine Expedia guest review
Customer service was great. Room was comfortable with everything needed. Overall appearance of hotel was that it is being kept up.Genuine Expedia guest review
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I did think the hotel could use a few upgrades, such as, carpet. Although we are small people, the bathroom was definitely a tight fit. Also, it was difficult to understand the restaurants-- a menu in the room would have been nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was very disappointing. The rooms need a major overall- the bathroom needs updating. If you like weak showers and beds that roll you to one side, this place is for you. The bathroom tiles and showers are old and stained, so much that it appears dirty but you can tell its ground in dirt from years of build up. The staff was friendly at check […] in and assisted me when I called with questions- they seem to care about the guests which was good. The worst part of the experience was that the hotel was hosting several conferences and a car show. At one point I spent 15 minutes going up and down on the elevator because groves of people kept piling on from the conference to go to the second floor to use the bathroom. We couldn't get to our room because the elevator kept missing our floor to go to the lobby. Then because of the car show in the parking garage, we couldn't enter the garage all day on Saturday. When we went to leave the garage that morning, no one would move out of the way so we could exit and one of the car show patrons actually yelled at me. Here I am PAYING to be at this hotel and he was yelling at me for trying to exit. Shame on this hotel for using the guest parking garage to host a car show. Surely they could have found another venue. Bottom line- not worth the price paid for a dirty room and uncomfortable bed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Right on the boardwalk"
We stayed at this hotel because of a car show. The location is excellant. Our room was clean and spacious. We had a deluxe suite with sitting room and king bedroom but no view. The elevators were so slow because there were a lot of functions going on. There is a nice pool facing the ocean. The lobby isn't very big and no restrooms near the lobby. You […] have to go to the 2nd floor. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We booked this hotel through Hotels.com in April for a weekend the following sept. When we arrived the front desk staff could not find our reservation & simply told us they didn't have it & they were full. Fortunately I had the email confirmation saved on my phone- she took the information - disappeared for 10 minutes & came back & stated she found […] a room- no apology or explanation. This has never happened to me with reservations & she barely commented on the oversight. Hotel was fine- but beds are very uncomfortable- mattress was way too soft ( or old??) Location is excellent. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I'm not that hard to please, especially when it comes to a hotel at the beach. I only really want a clean and affordable place to stay. The room was very clean and they give a lot of towels. The rooms have a new TV, refrigerator and microwave, all clean and in good working order. The ocean front room was truly ocean front, not ocean view as I've had […] happen at other hotels. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful but not overly so. The internet was intermittent after a storm and the person at the front desk told me I was the only one to complain so there was nothing they could do. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Location, Location, Location"
Spent two great days at the Atlantic Sands. Nice clean room on 4th floor with Ocean view. Good size fridge and micro wave. Loved sitting on the balcony and watching the sun rise, only wish there had been a screen door so we could keep the door open. Location was perfect, steps from beach and boardwalk. Staff was friendly. Hotel could use a few upgrades […] but would not keep me from staying there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"I would recommend"
I would recommend this hotel to both couples as well as families.. There were no real problems that I would say that would prevent me from going back. We did have a few times where both of our card keys kept on de-activating, however each time we went back to the office, we had no problems at all to have the staff re-activate them. I did notice that […] our room was a bit dusty and, there was one evening when our room was not cleaned, we did inform the front desk and they were more than understanding and did resolve this with offering us a discount for a future stay. Like I had mentioned above, I would have no problem with recommending this hotel in the future. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
On the boardwalk in Rehobeth Beach is a very desirable place to be. Having a view of the beach and ocean just adds to the experience. However, once you get past the lobby, the hotel is in desperate need of updating. Location is a big factor, but there are nicer hotels just a few steps away. Not the friendliest staff either.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location but hotel is run down"
The hotel is definitely run down. It has not been updated in at least 20 years. The oceanfront rooms are not worth paying for because they are right over the pool so your balcony has no privacy. I recommend a balcony with an ocean view so you are not staying right over the pool. The room was tiny, dirty and desperately in need of new furniture, paint, […] linens and carpeting. I only recommend this place if you want to be on the boardwalk and don't care about the condition of the room or hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Long Weekend"
This was our third trip to the hotel and I think next year we will look for a different location. The location is great but I think the hotel could be a bit better, TV was fuzzy, balcony door didn't open all the way, beds were lousy, and once you book, if you change your mind your stuck paying for more then half of the reservation.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel and great location. Only downside is that there is no self-serve laundry like at other hotels. Best part was being right on the boardwalk and no issues with parking. We did have one power outage which was town wide, but no issues. Room key kept de-activating for some reason.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"why why why would anyone rate this a 3 or better?"
This place was gross. the first room had hairs and dirt all over the bed sheets, the walls were moldy in the bathroom, and the furniture was stained. They did move us, but for the price, i cannot believe that they do not update that place -- still stained furniture, small, old beds. terrible pillows, hardly a closet to speak of. they do offer 2 chairs […] and umbrellas, first come first served -- there is a line and the employee didn't start on time -- what a waste of my time. The food outlets are unappealing, parking spaces are tiny, the elevators are super slow. I cannot believe that they are able to fill that hotel at those rates. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We decided on this hotel for a two night stay after reading many reviews. I was pleasantly surprised, that it was almost perfect for our needs. We had oceanview on the first floor. It was a side room, with an ocean view. :-) Place was clean, shower worked, toilet needed two flushes at times ... so it's not a Toto. :-) And finally, great location! Pros: […] Staff was super friendly, not just the clerks, but everyone working there - super friendly. Room was nice and clean, no dirty wet carpets, sticky tables, etc ... Convenient underground parking. And the best part - location, location, location! It is right on the boardwalk - perfect! Clean pool. Nice TV and channels. Cons: Soft/worn in the center beds, but we find this almost everywhere. And my biggest gripe, the WiFi didn't work in my room. I received a signal, but couldn't connect; all it probably took was a router reset, but the clerks didn't know how to do that or were too lazy, since it's just a power cycle. As a result, I had to sit in the lobby and do my fantasy football work - but that's life. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The location of the hotel was great! Our room was beautiful and very clean. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The pool which overlooked the boardwalk was beautiful and relaxing. The only negative part of our experience was the condition of the mattresses on the beds. They were soft, lumpy, and very uncomfortable, which I thought was a shame […] since everything else about our hotel experience was wonderful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"closer to a motel"
The hotel had no bottled water in the building. We had to drive fifteen minutes just to get a bottle of water. The front desk also said they could not help when we asked for a plastic spoon. This was not a hotel by any means beacuase the front desk was unwilling to do anything to help guests besides check them into rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"On the beach (1959 style)"
Comfortable, on the beach, not really luxury, but still fairly costly.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location; small room (in old section with ocean view.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location - location - location"
It was a great place to stay and the proximity to everything was fantastic. The only drawback that we had, was that the mattresses were old and sunk in the middle. Definitely needs replacing.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location is the best part of the Atlantic Sands !"
The room was clean and quiet and beds were comfy. We had family staying at the other end of the Boardwalk so we did not use many amenities. Been staying at this place for last 10 years and was never disappointed.C&CGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Past its sell-by date"
This hotel has no business staying that it has 3+ stars, or charging 3 star prices. It it dingy, musty and falling apart. The shower in my room was beginning to separate from the wall. The hallways are just depressing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great access to the boardwalk, ocean,resturants,"
our stay was wonderful. we just parked our car and everything we wanted to do or see was just walking distance from our room. great weather good food and hanging out by the pool looking at the ocean...wowGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I booked a King Oceanfront room. What I received was a room with a view of some shrubbery. When I went to the front desk they did give me a room with partial ocean view. A real disappointment.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Avoid the oceanfront wing"
The power was out for the entire first evening - no lights or air conditioning. Our refrigerator defrosted, leaked all over the carpet and made our room reek like vomit. When there was power to the fridge it snored so that it sounded like we had someone in the room with us. The carpet was stained long before the fridge leak so that we didn't even want […] to walk barefoot in the room. The walls had gaping dents in them and were paper thin; the sound of the neighbors' doors opening and closing in the morning made it impossible to sleep in. Our expensive oceanfront balcony was a floor above the pool so any sounds and smells of the peaceful ocean were drowned by the clamoring of children in the pool and their parents smoking cigarettes and having loud phone conversations well into the late evening. The hotel staff never once greeted us as we came and left through the lobby. The new wing facing the Admiral is less expensive and feels like a totally different hotel. I would recommend this side of the Sands as it still is one of the most affordable well located hotels in Rehoboth. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful views but cramped quarters"
We had an oceanfront room. The view was beautiful, however it was quite cramped for the four of us. It was nice to have a microwave, refrigerator and safe but it was at the sacrifice of space. The staff were very nice and the ability to borrow an umbrella and two beach chairs was very convenient! Having a pool on-site was also a great thing. Our doors […] did stick and locking the door was a feat in and of itself. We had to raise the door to get it to 'click' locked. We did try the brunch in the basement and would not recommend that at all but did enjoy Mojo's coffee shop. All in all, a good time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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