One of the best romantic weekend getaways in Delaware, the Hotel Rodney sits within the historic downtown district of Lewes and provides visitors and guests a luxury hotel experience at an affordable price.

The hotel has luxury rooms, access to nearby beaches, and is conveniently located right in the town’s center for easy access to shopping, dining, and other unique experiences in Lewes, Delaware.

Rooms & Suites

The Hotel Rodney has 24 guest rooms and suites with elegant décor, modern amenities, and comfortable beds. Each room has cable, flat-screen televisions, microwave, hardwood floors, and other common amenities.

With 24 guest rooms and suites, Hotel Rodney features elegant décor, up-to-date amenities, and comfortable bedding. Each room contains hardwood floors and flat-screen televisions.

Guests can choose from:

Executive Room – The Executive Room can accommodate up to two guests. These rooms include an extra-long double bed, as well as a marble bathroom.

Twin Room – The Twin Room includes two twin beds and a marble bathroom. These rooms can accommodate up to two guests.

Deluxe Room – In the Deluxe Room, guests can find one queen-sized bed in a cozy room that can comfortably fit two guests.

Corner Deluxe Room – The Corner Deluxe Room provides views of the hotel’s rooftop garden. Guests can find one queen-sized bed and a marble bathroom, as well as a mini-fridge. This room can accommodate up to two guests.

For more space, guests can also book one of the hotel’s suites.

Luxury Suite – The Luxury Suite can accommodate up to four guests. These rooms include a king-sized bed, a living room with a sleeper sofa, and a mini-fridge.

Master Suite – This room is the most luxurious of the hotel’s rooms. It includes a king-sized bed, a day bed, and a bathroom with a rain shower.


Guests of the Hotel Rodney can enjoy meals at the Rose and Crown Restaurant during their stay. Billed as an “upscale British pub,” this eatery provides a new take on classic pub fare in an industrial space. Guests can enjoy drinks at the full-service bar alongside hearty entrees.

Weddings, Reunions & Conference Facilities

Hotel Rodney’s picturesque location and facilities make it ideal for small gatherings of up to fifty people.

Guests looking to book an event at the hotel will have use of the conference room, which can be used for business meetings, wedding receptions, or any other small event. This room includes flat-screen televisions and PowerPoint capable technology.

Couples can also make their wedding-day dreams come true at Hotel Rodney. The resort supplies wedding packages, round or square tables, and assistance with finding catering services.

Things to Do Nearby

Guests of the Hotel Rodney can find plenty to do in the surrounding area.

Downtown Lewes offers ample shopping. Visitors can head to specialty shops like Puzzles, which specializes in games and jigsaw puzzles, as well as Lewes Mercantile Antiques. Clothing boutiques, souvenir stores, and gourmet food shops are also available. Guests can purchase coffee, sweet treats, and ice cream at nearby shops, and there is no shortage of fresh seafood in the area.

For a day of rest and relaxation, guests of Hotel Rodney can head to the Ocean Retreat Day Spa. This day spa also provides hair styling, waxing services, and nail services.

Guests of the hotel can also enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation options. The nearby beach offers fishing tours, cruises of the wharf, and outdoor swimming. The nearby Zwaanendael Park & Herb Garden, Mary Vessels Park, and Stango Park are additional options for outdoor enjoyment. Cinema by the Canal takes place at Lewes Canalfront Park, where guests can enjoy an outdoor movie alongside a picnic meal.

For even more outdoor fun, guests can head to Cape Henlopen State Park. The park offers camping, biking, hiking, and swimming. Visitors can also tour a fort from World War II, which is located within the park.

Lewes offers several opportunities to glimpse into the past. Guests of the hotel can visit the several museums in the area, including the Zwaanendael Museum. This museum charts the history of Dutch settlers in the area displays artifacts and features Dutch architecture.

The Lewes Historical Society also shows off artifacts from the town’s history. Staff at the historical society provides walking tours of the town and water tours of the cape. They also preserve buildings from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, including the Ryves Holt House, the Cannonball House, and the Lewes Life-Saving Station. Other properties include eighteenth-century homes, schools, and businesses.

The Preservation Forge provides a working example of a blacksmith’s forge, while the Pirates of Lewes Expedition is a fun and casual tour of the marina, all from the decks of a recreation pirate ship.

Annual events in the area include the Lewes Fall Craft Fair, the Outdoor Antiques and Vintage Show, and the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival. Visitors can also attend the Historic Lewes Farmers Market in George H.P. Smith Park.

142 Second Street, Lewes, DE 19958, Phone: 302-645-6466

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