by Courtney Elko
Located on a beach block of Dewey Beach, the BEST WESTERN Gold Leaf is situated about 10 minutes south of Rehoboth Beach. While the hotel does not offer walk-out balconies, the Juliette balconies feature great views of the Atlantic Ocean. Families can easily walk to the beach without having to cross any major roadways or head up to the rooftop pool and splash around there instead of the ocean.
The guestrooms, which hold three queen beds, are perfect for large families who need more space, sleeping up to six guests. Free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast are also available to guests, along with free parking for one vehicle per guestroom.
Our Editor Loves
- Beach block
- Three queen beds in room
- Rooftop pool
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
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All of the guestrooms feature a mini-fridge, microwave and French doors to a Juliette balcony. None of the rooms feature a walk-out balcony. Cribs and rollaway beds are available at a $25 nightly fee for either. Connecting rooms are also available.
The standard queen guestrooms feature two queen beds and the bathroom features a bathtub.
This guestroom features a large whirlpool tub in the the bedroom area with a king bed. There is also a regular size tub in the bathroom.
This oversized guestroom features a king bed without the whirlpool tub. The bathroom features a stand-up shower. A crib or rollaway bed can fit comfortably in this room.
Families will find plenty of space in the guestrooms that holds three queen beds, which can sleep six. A stand-up shower is featured in the bathroom. The three queen guestrooms can also connect to a second, three-queen guestroom, offering even more space for larger groups.
We stayed at this hotel because our son was in a baseball tournament and the other families booked here. It served its purpose of providing a place for us to stay. I would never book this for a vacation stay. The parking deck is tiny tiny tiny. If you have a truck or SUV, forget it. The top deck is the smallest area yet and if you get up there and find no spots, good luck turning around. The breakfast was ok. They did make little egg rounds which were perfect to make egg McMuffins. The dining area is in a strange location and kind of a weird set up. I didn’t even set foot on the beach so I can’t really tell you about that. Dewey beach is very much a college student location, not extremely family oriented. You are better off staying in Rehobeth as that is where the families in our party wound up each night.
Stayed at the very tail end of the summer season. Spacious room on the first floor had strange smell upon entering. Opened window to air out the room but allowed noise from outside to enter. Noise from hallway got into the room even when the door was closed. And it remained loud even after the hotel and town quieted down after the summer season ended. Bed and pillow gave me backache and stiff neck. Wifi was adequate. Breakfast was nothing to write home about. The best part was sitting outside by the pool to eat breakfast.
The hotel is situated about a half-block from the beach and Atlantic Ocean. Families can easily walk to the beach without having to cross Coastal Highway (the major thoroughfare through Dewey Beach).
The seasonal outdoor, rooftop pool is located on the fourth floor and has a depth of about 3 to 4 feet. Lounge chairs and tables and chairs surround the pool area and pool towels are provided. The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Families can enjoy a complimentary full, hot breakfast each morning from 7 to 10 a.m. The breakfast area is located on the fourth floor and overlooks the pool. Breakfast includes items like eggs, sausage, fruit, waffles, and cereal. Fresh ground coffee is available 24/7 in the lobby.
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Wi-Fi is complimentary to guests.
One free parking spot is available per guestroom in the covered parking garage. The top floor of the parking garage is uncovered.
The fitness center features cardio and weight machines and is open 24/7.
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Peak season at this BEST WESTERN is the summer months.
Dewey Beach is situated between Rehoboth Beach and Fenwick Island and is about an hour south of Dover, Delaware. The Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, located in Maryland, is about an hour from Dewey and offers connecting flights from Philadelphia or Baltimore. Philadelphia International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport are both about two and half hours away.
Families can easily walk to many restaurants, shops and the beach from BEST WESTERN Gold Leaf. The hotel is situated on the beach block so families will not have to cross a major thoroughfare to reach the beach. There are sidewalks, however. A car is needed to venture further away from the hotel or outside of Dewey Beach.
For Mom and Dad
If parents can snag a babysitter, several Dewey Beach bars that host live music and serve great drinks are within walking distance.