Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Rehoboth Beach DE (2024 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Delaware is frequently referred to as one of the United States’ most LGBT-friendly states. A majority of Delawareans support same-sex marriage.
Rehoboth Beach has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as  Aqua Grill or Purple Parrot Grill Beach Haus & Biergarten the most famous gay bars in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is an Atlantic Coast town. Fronting the beach is a boardwalk lined with restaurants, shops, hotels and amusements. In summer, the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand presents free concerts. The Rehoboth Beach Museum explores the town’s history with yearbooks and vintage postcards. To the north, Cape Henlopen State Park has dunes and an observation tower from 1941, when the park was a military base.

 Top attractions to visit in Rehoboth Beach

1. Canalside Inn 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Rehoboth Beach

Canalside Inn
Canalside Inn

Located along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, this contemporary hotel is 1 miles from the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. It offers rooms with a 32-inch flat-screen TV and free WiFi.

Each bright and colorful guest room at the Canalside Inn is furnished with a balcony overlooking the pool or canal. A refrigerator and coffee maker are provided.

Guests can walk to the beach or boardwalk where free bicycles and beach chair rentals are available through this Rehoboth Beach hotel. Guests can swim in the outdoor pool or relax in the hot tub.

Overlooking the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, this beachy, laid-back hotel is 2 blocks from shopping and restaurants, and 1 mile from the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk.

Stylish rooms with bright, modern decor feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, plus access to shared decks.

Complimentary perks include continental breakfast and loaner bikes. There’s also a common living area with a movie library, plus an outdoor pool and a whirlpool.

Often referred to as The Nation’s Summer Capital, the beautiful Rehoboth Beach offers friendly hospitality partnered with a relaxed pace. When you’re looking for a place to stay in Rehoboth there is no better place than at Canalside Inn. Canalside Inn offers a contemporary boutique style inn exclusively for adults. Canalside Inn offers our guests a casual and contemporary boutique-style inn, which stands out as a cut above the ordinary.
Sophistication, style, and affordability are how our guests often describe our inn. Conveniently nestled across from the picturesque Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, Canalside Inn is just a short walk from the center of town, the boardwalk, or the beach. The best way to start your day is with our complimentary Continental Breakfast featuring juice, freshly brewed coffee, tea, yogurt, fresh fruit, and a tempting assortment of muffins served daily in our downstairs living room.
Feel free to enjoy your breakfast at our community dining table, poolside, on the front porch, or the privacy of your room. It is our goal at Canalside Inn is to provide a relaxed atmosphere and causal environment for every one of our guests and we are more than happy to aid you in any way during your stay.

Breakfast- The Canalside has a really nice, new, modern breakfast/lounge are in the basement of the Inn. The offerings were typical of a continental breakfast at a hotel; bagels, muffins, danish, yogurt, fruit cup, cereal, coffee, tea, juice. We had wished they would offer some fresh fruit each morning.Location- We really liked the location of this place. It was off the main drag yet convenient to shops, restaurants, etc. The beach was a hike so we drove or biked in each day. It was a nice quiet street.

Accomodations- There is plenty of parking at the Inn. They also offer free bikes to use during your stay and we took advantage of taking them to the beach each day as parking in Rehoboth can be a pain and costly too! We also used the pool and hot tub a couple of days though we were shocked at how small the pool was! It is amazing how a photo can make something look bigger than it is! 😉 The pool is the size of a large hot tub, lol. The whole Inn was modern, clean, and looked recently remodeled.

Room- We stayed in Room #9 which is located on the second floor overlooking the pool. It was a very nice room – clean and modern! It had a comfy king bed and small bathroom. The room was cleaned and restocked each day. One small recommendation we have is to rip up the carpet and lay wood floors in the rooms. The carpet had some stains on it and we think wood floors are easier to maintain and classier at nice inns such as the Canalside.

Price- We paid about $180/night for the room and feel that was a fair price for amenities we received. We stayed during peak season, July.

Gay owned- Canalside Inn is gay owned/operated which is one of the main reasons we chose it.

Recommendation- We would definitely recommend Canalside Inn to future travelers to Rehoboth and would consider staying her again if we come back to the are.

Nicely done at a $200 price point in high season ! Pristine room, detailed perfectly. You can see they care. Value is outstanding given package. Not near beach, “no turn-down” fancy stuff, but very good for what is is.. You feel “safe” which can’t be overlooked. Dogs loved it! Hospitality room has 2 flat-screen TV’s, satisfying continental breakfast.
Appearance to me was that it was a largely gay clientele, although of no consequence to us, we felt slightly out-of-place.

. The continental breakfast is just that – a continental breakfast – a nice way to grab a quick bite without having to go out. The pastrys are fresh and they usually have some other things as well, fruit and/or yogurt. The hot tub is lovely and the pool is a small dipping pool – nice for a quick dip on a hot day. Like the rest of Rehoboth, this hotel is gay friendly, but we see both gay and straight couples here.

Every time we decide to go to Rehoboth we look at hotels on Route 1 to ‘save money’ and decide that the extra drive to town and the generic room isn’t worth the $25 or so we’d save by staying there. And I haven’t really found anything comparable in town for cheaper. Most of the other B&Bs are more expensive, and have a two-night minimum. I’m constantly surprised that this place isn’t fully booked all the time.

Gay Friendly Hotels Rehoboth Beach DE
Gay Friendly Hotels Rehoboth Beach DE

How much does a room costs at Canalside Inn?

Prices start 126$/night for Queen Room.The Deluxe King Studio is  144$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room, located on the first floor, feature a private bathroom, French doors that lead to a front deck, a king bed, bar area and a seating area with a daybed.

Where to book online – Canalside Inn – Gay Friendly Hotels Rehoboth Beach DE – you can find the best hotels deals in Rehoboth Beach during Annual Sea Witch® Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rehoboth Beach Delaware on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2. Rehoboth Guest House 3* – Rehoboth Beach Gay hotels

Rehoboth Guest House

Located in Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth Guest House offers accommodations with a patio or a balcony, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as a shared lounge and a garden.

A sun terrace is available for guests to use at the bed and breakfast.

Popular points of interest near Rehoboth Guest House include Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and Rehoboth Beach. The nearest airport is Ocean City Municipal Airport, 29 mi from the accommodations.

This polished LGBT-owned B&B set in a Victorian-style villa is a 4-minute walk from both the Rehoboth Beach and the shopping and dining at the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk.

Offering chic decor and colorful accents, the individually designed rooms have mini fridges, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks.

Hot breakfast features home baked goods and is served in a quaint guest kitchen, and there’s a seasonal wine and cheese reception at weekends. Common areas include a guest kitchenette, a stylish living room and dining area, plus a covered porch, shaded yard and sundecks.

The Rehoboth Guest House is a charming gay owned and operated victorian bed and breakfast, located in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. We are located just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth’s main street, excellent restaurants, wonderful tax-free shops, and art galleries. The Rehoboth Guest House has a total of 14 guest rooms, 10 of which have private bathrooms. On our 2nd floor, we have 4 guest rooms that share 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. Each room is unique and painted with warm colors.
They all feature large windows with wooden plantation blinds, comfortable mattresses, 32″ flat screen TV’s, mini fridges, and a daily room cleaning service. Our romantic Rehoboth Beach Bed and Breakfast has many common areas for our guests to enjoy. Outside, guests relax and mingle on our popular large front porch lined with rockers, featuring a relaxing porch swing. Guests boast about the two oversized outdoor showers with changing rooms which are especially inviting after a long day at the beach. Inside, the Guest House has a warm and inviting living room with lots of natural light, comfortable furniture and large flat screen TV. For breakfast dining, we have a round family size dining table.
This area can accommodate large groups. Each day, guests wake up to the wonderful smells of a hot breakfast, coffee, fresh baked goods, and all the amenities of a continental breakfast served in our exquisite chef’s kitchen.

Love the upgrade. The guys who run the place are very caring and friendly. Equally inviting for gay/lesbian and straight travelers.

The facility is very well maintained. Steve and his team do a fantastic job of day to day upkeep and maintenance and the care that Steve and Tom devote to the grounds make the place visually inviting.

The value for your traveler dollar is unparalleled especially for a resort town.

All in all I love this place and it absolutely made my vacation! Thanks Steve and Tom for all you do and the care you take of weary travelers.

My partner and I had never been to Rehoboth Beach before, so when we were looking for gay-owned and/or “gay friendly” B&Bs we found the absolutely GREAT Rehoboth Guest House. The place has just had a *massive* *total* renewal/restoration under new ownership – nothing spared in taste, quality or anything else that I could tell, and based on other guest comments there was great agreement that this is a fantastic “find.”

The Rehoboth Guest House is a relaxing, so-well-located B&B near nightlife, great restaurants and unique shops, and of course, the beach. It’s about 3 blocks to the nearest section of beach and no more than a 15-minute “Boardwalk” walk (or a shorter jog) to the predominately gay section. PS: the entire beach is really lovely as discovered every day with an early morning stroll of significant length at the water’s edge. And speaking of the crowd we found on our 2-night visit, it was attitude free. Really loved that.

In my opinion, this B&B rocks on every count, not the least of which is the vibrant hospitality, guest-tailored “Rehoboth insight” and charm brought to the experience by the great Innkeeper, Steve (and his partner). For my taste, they also provided one of the nicest B&B breakfast set-ups going.

Part of the massive renewal of this particular guesthouse is a beautifully landscaped (Innkeeper Steve’s handiwork) and very restful garden that could be enjoyed at garden level or from several levels of decking. Also a part of that area are two high-end outdoor showers.

The is a gay and straight friendly guesthouse in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Most gay men but some very nice straight couples were also staying when we were there. This place is like brand new. Owners gutted the old place and everything is sparkling clean and new. Hot and freshly cooked Breakfast was very good. Coffee and cookies are available all day, you will love this place. Easy walk to the beach and everything associated with a rehoboth getaway.
About a 3 min walk to all the gay and gay friendly restaurants, shops and pub via the secret back gate from the garden. A nice breakfast spread of healthy cold treats is set out all morning. We stayed on the third floor with our own bath, and got a reserved parking space a short walk away.
gay friendly hotels in rehoboth beach delaware
gay friendly hotels in rehoboth beach delaware

How much does a room costs at Rehoboth Guest House?

Prices start 90$/night for Room 11 – Full sized bed with private bath. The Room 35 – King size bed with private bath is  105$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Where to book online – Rehoboth Guest House – Gay Hotels Rehoboth Beach – you can find the best hotels deals in Rehoboth Beach during Annual Sea Witch® Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rehoboth Beach Delaware on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Shore Inn 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Rehoboth Beach

Shore Inn
Shore Inn

A 4-minute drive from the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, this colorful gay-exclusive B&B & The Shore Inn- Clothing Optional Hotel for Gay Men is 2 minutes’ drive from Tanger Outlet stores and 7 minutes’ drive from a gay beach.

Simple rooms offer free WiFi and cable TV with premium movie channels, as well as air-conditioning, mini fridges and coffee makers.

Continental breakfast is included. There’s a clothing-optional sundeck and hot tub, plus free parking.

It’s an all gay male motel. No frills. Coffee always in the morning, sometimes breads. Walking distance to a diner and a bakery and you can walk into town if you care to. The owner has always treated us with respect and kindness. You meet all kinds of men there from all over.
This place is a funky friendly and fun spot just a few blocks from the action. The property has a perfect laid back vibe that keeps bringing us back. Always meet new friends in the sun area/hot tub. Biggest dance club across the street. Other gay bars about 1/2 mile walk, beach about 1 mile walk. Rooms (downstairs) are smallish but cozy and comfortable. Good A/C. Bob the owner is friendly and responsive.
The Shore Inn was a quirky-cool setting for a fun birthday/reunion weekend. The spotlessly clean rooms each showcased modern art, sculpture and furnishings. The outdoor common areas had a retro-chic vibe, with funky crystal chandeliers, vintage votive boxes and cool wall-art/sculpture. An inviting jacuzzi is complemented with an ‘open’ outdoor shower. The gardens are immaculately maintained, and there are welcoming seating areas on both room levels. A wonderful respite from typical beach lodging.
I come to Rehoboth many times during the year and have always noticed the Shore Inn. This time my partner and I decided to stay and give it a chance. Needless to say we really enjoyed the stay and look forward to coming back. The Shore Inn is just a few short blocks from the main center of town and beaches. But do not forget about the hot tub as we found it as a great way to kick back without all of the sand. The Inn is also walking distance to all the great restaurants and nightlife Rehoboth offers. If you are single or traveling with a partner, The Shore Inn is a great find.
This is a very nice gay friendly hotel. We were only able to stay a short time so we didn’t get to check out all of the amenities. The clothing optional sun deck is great and getting to socialize with other gay men was great as well. Hope to return sometime soon.
Fun and friendly place for gay men. New owners really investing in updating the place. Often stay here during summer and always fun. Hot tub, pool table, library for guests, bikes to ride to the beach.
Gay Friendly Hotels Rehoboth Beach
Gay Friendly Hotels Rehoboth Beach

How much does a room costs at Shore Inn?

Prices start 95$/night for Double Room. 

Where to book online – Rehoboth Guest House – Gay Friendly Hotels Rehoboth Beach – you can find the best hotels deals in Rehoboth Beach during Annual Sea Witch® Festival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Rehoboth Beach Delaware on  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.