Delaware Travel: Year-Round Beach Bumming at Lewes’ Hotel Blue

Forget the Route 1 hustle. A quick turn off the highway, and you’re tucked into Lewes’ historic, laid-back charm.



Hotel Blue

110 Anglers Road, Lewes, Del. 
(800) 935-1145, hotelblue.info

cost: $89-$99 (winter), $150-$230 (spring).

drive time: About two hours.

the scoop: January is low season in the historic seaside hamlet of Lewes, but that hardly means blinking traffic lights and tumbleweeds. Hugging the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal, this trendy yet cozy boutique hotel is located within walking distance of great restaurants and shops. It’s also a quick drive to Lewes Beach and Cape Henlopen State Park.

amenities: From the bathroom sinks to the lobby ceiling, Hotel Blue’s namesake color is everywhere—albeit in offbeat and tasteful ways. Each room features a coffee bar with its own sink, mini-fridge and microwave, plus the ultimate
cold-weather perk: a gas fireplace.

don’t miss: Agave, arguably Lewes’ best restaurant. Always crowded, with long waits in summer, this local institution offers some of the tastiest Southwestern-style Mexican cuisine east of Santa Fe. 

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