Read Reviews about the Canalside Inn Rehoboth Beach, Dog Friendly Hotel

Voted Best of Delaware 2022, 2021 and 2020


Watch videos and Read the Wonderful Things Our Clients Have to Say About Canalside Inn Don’t just take our word for it. Guests love our boutique chic hotel and inn in the heart of Rehoboth Beach. Canalside Inn is the Best Bed and Breakfast at the Beaches! View some of our recent reviews, below.

Let me start off by saying, everything from the first phone call to reserve our stay to checking out was a breeze and extremely easy.

Never have I ever such a great experience from start to finish.

I feel like this place revolutionized the way hotel experiences should be like.

I was traveling with my wife, two kids and dog - this establishment being pet friendly was extremely helpful. We got to reserve this place extremely last minute for the Rehoboth Marathon, which is about a half mile from the start/finish.

Before even getting there, I was asked for all the little things that I needed - pack and play for my infant, dog crate and bed for our dog, instructions texted to me on checking in and out, hotel amenities, wifi password - basically everything you’d have a question for.

And if there was something you had a question for, all you had to do was text - which I found extremely helpful. By the time we got there the room was ready and the pack and play and dog crate were already set up.

Aside from that, I personally interacted with one staff member, Kate, who was very kind and warm from the start. From my arrival she showed me where the self guest services area was in case I needed extra towels or other room necessities and was extremely helpful. But overall she was super sweet to my family, especially to my kids.

This place made us all feel like family. Would 100% recommend to stay here anytime.
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Jesus Bracamonte
December 2022
I made a last minute reservation and we were thrilled with the location. The weather was perfect for November and we were traveling with three dogs. The room was perfect and had everything we needed. There is a great place to walk dogs across the street next to the canal. We had to leave early so my only regret is that we couldn’t eat breakfast. Next time!
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Sarah Landon
November 2022
The ability to check in online and arrive late was a godsend.
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George Costigan
October 2022
Clean and close to everything. We walked the boardwalk and business district everyday. We did us the parking pass before we realized how close everything is. Loved the special amenities for the dogs and convenience of the dog waste station. They’ve thought of everything to make your stay easy, leaving you to enjoy the sights of the ocean.
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Jen “Jen” Scanlon
September 2022
Phenomenal, a last minute get away with my wife and four of our children; the location, staff and amenities are outstanding. My first time in Rehoboth Beach, when I return looking forward to another stay. With all rooms occupied I never once felt invisible to staff.
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Torell Fullwood
August 2022
I cannot say enough great things about Canalside! We have been visiting the Inn every October for 5 years and would never stay anywhere else. Last year our dog got sick and was in the hospital several days and then this year a family member died suddenly and we had to shorten our stay. In both cases the owners were empathetic, accommodating and understanding. The level of customer service is beyond amazing. This is by far the best dog friendly hotel in Rehoboth!!
Canalside Inn dog dachshund, black and tan, relaxed from spa procedures on face with cucumber, covered with a towel
Michaela Moran
October 2021
I absolutely love this place, I’m all for supporting a small owned business. the fact it’s pet friendly is a plus. It’s clean, organized, friendly, everything is in great distance. For this place to be pet friendly it doesn’t smell like dogs. When you walk in!! I love it here, I’ll definitely be coming back!!!
Jazmyne Thomas
October 2021
The Canalside Inn is located in a quiet and nice neighborhood and is a really pretty place. Everything is updated and modern, including check in and out. You feel taken care of while you’re there. It’s dog friendly too but don’t expect to see any traces of that, rooms were spotless, bed was comfortable and so were our chairs outside on the porch. The owners are nice and want your stay to be as good as possible and they succeeded with us. We will visit again.
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Helen Stahl
July 2021
The staff are friendly, helpful and very accommodating. This place is off the rat race beach area in a quiet peaceful location next to the canal. It is still within walking distance to many fine restaurants and even the beach (a little over a mile walk). There are only a dozen rooms so you can get personalized service easily. The rooms are big with the king bed. 2nd floors either get a walkout balcony or a poolside view. It is dog friendly. They have free bikes, beach chairs, a light continental breakfast to get you started. Plenty of shaded areas to sit and enjoy the scenery. This was our first visit and we are already planning to come back in the Fall.
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Dan Topp
June 2021
We loved our stay at Canalside Inn! Our room had 2 adults and 2 dogs and we were very comfortable throughout our stay. Check in and check out were so simple with the pin code for the doors. Not needing a key to access our room really made things easy especially when holding onto shopping bags in one hand and holding a leash in the other. Canalside Inn is very dog friendly! The owners were welcoming and the rest of the staff were also very helpful. We were grateful to stay at a lovely facility that was also so accommodating to our furry family members. The room was very clean with modern decor. The environment around the inn is peaceful and when you relax on the outside seating it feels like you are sitting on your on front porch. We look forward to our next stay!
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Lilia Torres Gonzalez
May 2021
“The best pet friendly place we have ever stayed at. Wooden floors (vs. carpeting) keep the room from smelling like other places that allow pets. The park just across the way is perfect when your dog needs to…..(Great for a smoke if you smoke while out with your pet.) Easily within walking distance of ocean. Easy to find, right between 1A & 1B access off Rte1. Owner’s become family. You’ll love their dog “SKY”. Just a wonderful get-away”
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Chris Baker
November 2020
“This is a hidden gem! I’ll be staying here every time I visit Rehoboth. The owners were fantastic!”
yellow lab
June 2020
“Anyone that has traveled with their pet knows the challenges of finding a nice, clean, welcoming hotel. The Canalside Inn is a jewel. The room we had was very spacious, clean and comfortable. All of the hotel rules were explained both in the website, and by one of the proprietors upon our arrival. When we needed room service, we would put the sign on the door as we left for the day, and the room was serviced while we were out. The bathroom was bright and clean with a large walk in shower. The Inn is on a quiet side street, and while it was possible to walk into town, we chose to drive knowing we would be doing a lot of walking on the beach and to all the great little beach shops. … Any time I return to Rehoboth, I will plan to stay at the Canalside Inn, regardless of whether I am traveling with a pet … It’s a wonderful little Inn.”
Dog Jumping at Delaware SPCA bark on the boards event in rehoboth beach
July 2019
“Canalside Inn is a quaint, little place in a perfect quiet location. Their attention to detail is amazing. We had a pet-friendly room and details like having a dog bowl, a sheet for the dog, a wet pad were not overlooked. The room was super clean with a modern decor. The whole place is adorable and we loved it.”
Girl with Pet dog on the beach
March 2020
“My husband and I just returned from Canalside Inn, where we have spent summer getaways with our dog for the last 12 years. We love the unique charm of the Inn as well as its quiet but convenient location – one block from Rehoboth Ave. (the main drag) and 6 blocks from the beach. A small public park across the street is available for walking dogs. On this visit we met the delightful new owners and were excited to find that everything we love about the Inn is still in place, along with some wonderful additional amenities; for example, two new queen mattresses in the room we usually request, and an outside bicycle rack with bikes for use by guests. This was our first outing since the pandemic hit, and we were so pleased to see how much attention had been paid to COVID-19 guidelines. The room and bathroom were sparkling clean, and no employee was allowed to enter the room during our visit. Check-in and out were done virtually. Social distancing and masks were part of any encounter with staff. We felt entirely safe during our visit. We will be returning at least three more times this summer and cannot wait!!!
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Polly and Scott Roberts and Buddy, the golden retriever
July 2020
‘The Canalside Inn is beautiful. The rooms are large and are exceptionally clean. It’s great to be able to take the family dog.”
Dog in shade Canalside Inn
June 2020
“Superb stay! Beautiful, clean facility. Rooms have very nice decor and taste. The service level was top notch. Owners treat each guest as if they were their top priority.”
a woman running in the rehoboth marathon
March 2020
“This was an off season stay in early Jan. Very peaceful and quiet place to stay in Rehoboth. This is certainly the place to stay if you have a dog. Super dog friendly and had everything ready for our pooch upon arrival – crate, dog towel, bowl. It was a rainy weekend, so we used the room as a comfortable retreat. Owners were very welcoming. We would stay again.”
woman working at a startup
January 2020
“This is a great place to stay one night or a week. The rooms are individually designed and decorated. They are spacious, comfortable and super clean. The front porches are luxurious. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful. The new owners are very friendly and welcoming. A favorite stay for us.”
A couple embraces as waves wash over their feet during a Rehoboth Beach wedding.
December 2020
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