The Bellmoor Inn & Spa has old-world charm with an unapologetically relaxed vibe. After all, the property is less than a half-mile stroll from Rehoboth Beach. You will have plenty of places to contemplate your next visit to the water, what with seating areas on each floor, a large library on the lobby level and a dining area with a spacious outdoor courtyard that proves quite the pleasant spot for complimentary coffee and cookies from 3 to 4 p.m.
For something stronger, sample a happy hour glass of wine — this will be your only opportunity to imbibe because there is no onsite lounge or restaurant — from a big leather armchair in the wood-paneled library, while others play checkers or read the paper.
After taking in the luxury hotel’s warm, residential atmosphere, make the pleasant walk to the water — The Bellmoor is only two blocks away — or explore any of the several dozen retail shops, restaurants and bars nearby. Then retreat to a comfortable, spacious room as inviting as a family friend’s summer cottage.