Delaware offers beautiful white sand beaches, seaside boardwalks, spectacular mansions, lush botanical gardens, and pristine natural preserves.

Visitors will find an eclectic mix of accommodations to match the diverse offerings of this tiny state. From the Victorian Rehoboth Guest House in Rehoboth Beach to the five-star luxury Hotel Du Pont in Wilmington to the award-winning Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Resort, there is a place for everyone.

1. Hotel Du Pont

Hotel Du Pont
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Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Delaware is a 5-Star, luxury hotel featuring Italian Renaissance architecture and elegant design, in the riverfront city of Wilmington, Delaware. Downtown Wilmington offers upscale shopping and dining, world-class theaters and museums, and a sophisticated nightlife.

Surrounded by the scenic beauty of Brandywine Valley, the hotel offers guests limitless opportunities for outdoor adventure, antiquing, and wine tasting.

There are several local attractions for visitors to explore including the Grand Opera House, Bellevue State Park, and Brandywine Creek State Park. The rooms feature old world European charm infused with modern comfort and technology. They’re equipped with opulent bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with cable, plush bedding, bathrobes and slippers, and high-speed Internet.

42 West 11th Street, Wilmington, DE, Phone: 302-594-3108

2. Inn at Montchanin Village, Delaware

Inn at Montchanin Village, Delaware
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The Inn at Montchanin Village is comprised of 11 carefully reconstructed buildings dating between 1799 and 1910 in Montchanin, Delaware.

It’s only a five-minute drive to downtown Wilmington where the Inn’s guests can explore stylish boutiques, cozy cafes, and appetizing restaurants. There are several local attractions for visitors to explore including the Brandywine Zoo, Bellevue State Park, and Brandywine Creek State Park.

The hotel is also about a seven-minute drive from the Delaware River where fishing, boating, and kayaking can be enjoyed. The rooms are comfortable, offer country chic décor, and restored antiques. They’re equipped with private bathrooms, cable TV, and high-speed Internet.

The village is equipped with an onsite restaurant, fitness center, and meeting facilities.

Route 100 & Kirk Road, Montchanin, Delaware, Phone: 800-269-2473

3. Hotel Rehoboth, Delaware

Hotel Rehoboth, Delaware
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Hotel Rehoboth is a premier boutique hotel situated a few blocks from the sandy beaches and Atlantic Ocean in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Visitors will appreciate the hotel’s central location in town, where they can easily walk to local shops, the boardwalk and beach, and waterfront restaurants.

There are a variety of fun water activities available for hotel guests to enjoy including sailing tours around the Delaware Bay, ridding wave runners, surfing, and stand-up paddle boarding.

The rooms have pale-blue carpet, beige walls, beach-inspired artwork, and elegant furnishings. They’re equipped with beautiful granite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bathrobes, and Aveda bath products. More info

247 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Phone: 302-227-4300

4. Delaware Resorts: Hotel Rodney

Delaware Resorts: Hotel Rodney
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Travelers will find this charming boutique hotel situated just a couple of blocks from the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal in Lewes, Delaware.

The hotel’s guests will appreciate being within walking distance of popular local attractions including the Ryves Holt House, The Lewes Historical Society, and Lightship Overfalls.

The hotel provides the perfect home base for enjoying outdoor activities that include sailing, golfing, deep-sea fishing, surfing, and paddle boarding. The rooms provide hardwood floors, elegant décor, vintage picture art, and restored antiques.

They’re equipped with opulent bathrooms featuring subway tile walls and granite floors, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel offers 24-hour concierge services, a business center, and a well-equipped fitness center. More Romantic Weekend Getaways in Delaware

142 Second Street, Lewes, Delaware, Phone: 302-645-6466

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5. Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Delaware

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Delaware
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Boardwalk Plaza Hotel is an 84-room, oceanfront hotel situated just steps from the beach and shimmering Atlantic Ocean in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This Victorian-style hotel is conveniently within walking distance of several waterfront restaurants, charming boutiques, and Funland – a coastal amusement park. There are several water activities for guests to enjoy during their stay that include jet skiing, stand-up paddle boarding, and surfing. The hotel offers elegantly-appointed rooms, furnished with authentic and reproduction Victorian antiques, complete with modern amenities. They’re equipped with private bathrooms, complimentary high-speed Internet, Keurig coffee machines, and cable TV. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, heated soaking pool, and fitness center. More Delaware Beaches

2 Olive Avenue & the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Phone: 302-227-7169

6. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Delaware

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Delaware
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Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is an award-winning resort situated between Delaware Route 1 and U.S. Highway 13 in Dover, Delaware. The resort has been the recipient of numerous accolades, ensuring visitors receive personalized service in a luxury environment. Guests will be surrounded with entertainment during their stay; they’ll enjoy easy access to the resort’s live horse racing, unique shops, concerts, and casino. The resort also features several sensational restaurants and lively bars including Micheles, Frankies, the Gazeebo Bar, and Terrace Bar. The rooms are spacious, elegantly decorated, and provide chic, contemporary furnishings. Room amenities include private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with cable, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

1131 N Dupont Highway, Dover, DE, Phone: 302-674-4600

7. Delaware Resorts: Hotel Blue

Delaware Resorts: Hotel Blue
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Hotel Blue is a private, unique, and luxurious boutique hotel situated just steps from the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal in Lewes, Delaware. The hotel’s guests will appreciate being within walking distance of downtown Lewes restaurants, cafes, and shops. There are a variety of nearby activities to enjoy including taking the Cape May-Lewes Ferry across Delaware Bay, exploring Cape Henlopen State Park, and grabbing ice cream at the Hopkins Farm Creamery. All of the rooms offer individual design, are tastefully decorated, and provide stylish, modern furnishings. Rooms are equipped with romantic fireplaces, pillow-top mattresses, private balconies, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary wireless Internet. The hotel features a rooftop lounge and pool, indoor dry sauna, and complimentary parking.

110 Anglers Road, Suite 107, Lewes, DE, Phone: 302-645-4880

8. Lazy L At Willow Creek Bed & Breakfast

Lazy L At Willow Creek Bed & Breakfast
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Lazy L At Willow Creek Bed & Breakfast offers travelers a relaxing getaway about a half-mile east of Delaware Route 1 in Lewes, Delaware.

The resort’s guests will appreciate being only a two-minute drive from downtown Lewes restaurants, cafes, retail shops, and boutiques.

It’s also only a couple minutes from the Delaware Bay where visitors can enjoy sailing tours, fishing, and paddle boarding. There are a variety of local attractions for the resort’s guests to explore including Cape Henlopen State Park, the Zwaanendael Museum, and the Cannonball House.

The rooms are spacious and bright, tastefully decorated, and furnished comfortably. Resort perks include a heated swimming pool, hot tub, screened porches, outdoor fireplace, and picnic area.

16061 Willow Creek Road, Lewes, DE, Phone: 302-644-7220

9. The Bellmoor Inn and Spa

The Bellmoor Inn and Spa
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The Bellmoor Inn and Spa is a luxury hotel situated just steps from the Atlantic Ocean’s sandy beaches in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The hotel’s guests will be within walking distance of superb shopping, waterfront dining, chic art galleries, and lively nightclubs. With the hotel’s location just two blocks from the beach, guests will enjoy easy access to sunbathing, surfing, paddle boarding, and kayaking. The rooms are bright and airy, feature comfortable furnishings like overstuffed easy chairs and sofas, and provide re-imagined, classic décor. They’re equipped with balconies, patios or private yards, opulent bathrooms, plush bathrobes, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Hotel amenities include outdoor pools, and indoor hot tub, fitness center, and rejuvenating spa.

6 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Phone: 302-227-5800

10. Sun Outdoors, Rehoboth Bay

Sun Outdoors, Rehoboth Bay
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Sun Outdoors is an up-market campground located on the shores of Rehoboth Bay. Here visitors will find a selection of waterfront accommodation options including beachfront cottages, luxury RV sites and glamorous glamping tents. Sun Outdoors offers all the amenities of a resort at a budget-friendly price with options to suite everyone. On-site amenities include a private beach where you can sunbathe, swim or enjoy some kayaking or SUP, a large swimming pool with swim-up bar, cycle rental and more. Kids will be kept busy with a variety of supervised children’s programs and outdoor activities like corn hole and poolside movies. There is also a restaurant on site.

Sun Outdoors, 20628 Long Beach Drive, Millsboro, DE 19966, 302 947 2600

11. The Inn at Canal Square

The Inn at Canal Square
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The Inn at Canal Square is a charming, waterfront hotel situated along the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal in Lewes, Delaware. The inn is comprised of 22 elegantly appointed rooms, three luxury suites, and two conference rooms. Centrally located, the Inn’s guests will be just a short distance from fine dining restaurants, unique shopping, and bay area beaches. There’s a variety of fun things to do in the Lewes area that include touring Lightship Overfalls, enjoying a hand-crafted spirit at Beach Time Distilling, or grabbing ice cream at the Hopkins Farm Creamery. The rooms have private bathrooms, coffee makers, plush bathrobes, and flat-screen TVs. The Inn provides a fitness center, complimentary high-speed Internet and overnight parking, and a daily complimentary breakfast.

122 Market Street, Lewes, DE, Phone: 302-644-3377

12. The Rehoboth Guest House

The Rehoboth Guest House
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The Rehoboth Guest House is a charming bed and breakfast featuring Victorian architecture in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Visitors staying here will appreciate the bed and breakfast’s close proximity to pristine, sandy beaches, boutique shops, art galleries, trendy nightclubs, and waterfront dining. Just steps from the shimmering Atlantic Ocean, guests will have easy access to water activities that include riding wave runners, sailing tours, deep-sea fishing, paddle boarding, and surfing. There are several local attractions to explore including the Delaware Seashore State Park, Gordons Pond, and Funland. The rooms are warm and inviting, tastefully decorated, and comfortably furnished. They’re equipped with flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, plush bedding, and complimentary Wi-Fi. More ideas: wineries to visit from Delaware

40 Maryland Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Phone: 302-227-4117

13. Bally’s Dover Casino Resort

Bally’s Dover Casino Resort
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Bally’s Dover Casino Resort is home to the largest casino in Delaware, promising hours of casino thrills and loads of other attractions to keep you entertained for hours. The amazing slots floor has more than 2000 slot machines, many of which feature progressive jackpots offering great prizes to lucky winners. Table games include Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat and Poker. There is also live harness racing and a sport book. There are several restaurants to suit all tastes including fabulous Italian at Jerry Longo’s Meatballs and Martinis, Asian at the Macau Kitchen Express and mouth-watering steaks at the Royal Prime Steakhouse. At the end of a busy day you can relax in your comfortable guestroom or suite.

Bally’s Dover Casino Resort, 1131 N. Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, 302 674 4600

14. The Bay Resort Waterfront Hotel, Dewey Beach

The Bay Resort Waterfront Hotel, Dewey Beach
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Located just a 3-minute walk from the beach, the Bay Resort is an excellent choice for a family beach vacation. The resort is located on Head of Bay Cove, which ensures placid waters which are ideal for children and perfect for water sports like kayaking and SUP – equipment is available on site. Bay Resort has its own pool with loungers when you need a break from the beach. The waterfront guestrooms are comfortably equipped with kitchenettes and private balconies or patios. Everything you need for a great beach vacation is within easy walking distance including breweries, wineries, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

The Bay Resort Waterfront Hotel, 126 Bellevue Street, Dewey Beach, DE 11971, 302 227 6400

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15. Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residences

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residences
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You will find it hard to find accommodation closer to the beach than the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residences by Marriott. All the suites at this beachfront hotel have been recently refurbished to a high standard and offer guests elegant accommodation located just steps from the beach. The suites have been decorated using a calming pastel palette which will instantly put you in relaxation mode. The suites are spacious and feature well-equipped kitchenettes and private balconies with sea or city views and you can choose from a selection of floor plans to suit the size of your party. Sophia by the Sea’s delicious Italian fare takes care of your dining requirements.

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residences, 99 Hollywood St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, 302 539 3200

16. Hyatt Place, Dewey Beach

Hyatt Place, Dewey Beach
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Hyatt Place Dewey Beach is located just across the road from the beach and offers visitors a choice of comfortable, relaxing modern rooms or 2, 3 and 4-bedroom condos with full kitchens and laundry. The hotel has plenty of on-site amenities for you to enjoy when you need a break from the beach – there is a large fitness room and an indoor pool as well as a lobby restaurant and a breakfast bar where you can enjoy free breakfast every morning. The Lighthouse Restaurant is situated right on the water’s edge and offers great food, many drink options and marvelous sunset views.

Hyatt Place, 1301 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971, 302 864 9100

17. Heritage Inn and Suites, Rehoboth Beach

Heritage Inn and Suites, Rehoboth Beach
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Heritage Inn and Suites are perfectly located just a few steps from the iconic Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and close to excellent shopping, dining and entertainment. The hotel benefits from a 4-acre setting which provides plenty of on-site parking. Visitors can choose from a selection of themed guestrooms and suites to suit both couples and families. Most of the rooms are spacious and offer little luxuries like mini-fridges, microwaves and coffee makers, and some have comfortable seating areas. On-site amenities include a fitness room, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, complimentary breakfast and laundry service. There are several good restaurants within easy walking distance.

Heritage Inn and Suites, 34521 Old Postal Lane, Lewes, DE 19958, 302 644 0600

18. Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach

Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach
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Located mere steps away from the sandy Rehoboth beach, Atlantic Sands Hotel places guests in the heart of the beach action. Atlantic Sands has a laid-back resort-style ambiance which encourages guests to relax and get into vacation mode. You can choose from a selection of guest rooms and suites to suit couples or families, many of which have sweeping sea views and private balconies. In-room coffee machines and microwaves provide home-from-home comforts. There is a large outdoor swimming pool overlooking the beach and 2 restaurants to take care of your snacking and dining requirements. You can shop till you drop on Rehoboth Ave or at the near-by Tanger Outlets.

Atlantic Sands Hotel, 1 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, 302 227 2511

19. Henlopen Hotel, Rehoboth Beach

Henlopen Hotel, Rehoboth Beach
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Perfectly located on the edge of the Boardwalk, Henlopen Hotel was the original beach resort on Rehoboth Beach and is still the finest place to stay, according to many avid fans who return year after year to enjoy a sea-side vacation. The rooms and suites are spacious and elegantly appointed, with many special touches to make you feel right at home. These include private balconies with full or partial sea views, coffee makers, air conditioners, luxury bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi. You can literally just step out of the hotel onto the beach where you can hire umbrellas and chairs. Everything you need (shopping, dining and entertainment) is available just a short walk from the hotel.

Henlopen Hotel, 511 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, 302 227 2551

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