The traveler's inn was invented when ambitious nomads realized their big dreams could not fit into small tents. Dream of success in comfort with today's Groupon: for $99, you get $200 toward accommodations at The Heritage Inn in Lewes, about four miles from Rehoboth Beach.
The Heritage Inn, a AAA triple-diamond-rated hotel, dons décor infused with Americana, parading patriotic rooms designed to portray the states, presidents, and pastimes of American history and culture. Within each standard room, two queen-size beds sit like stars on the flag of regal, red drapes and royal, blue carpeting, inspiring guests to pledge allegiance to the pool or sit down at the oak-toned work desk to call their long-lost Uncle Sammy. Guests of the Balcony Room can watch the greens of the nine-hole, par 3 golf course flare up from their 6'x12' private balcony. Every room in the Heritage Inn marches to the beat of its own red, white, and blue motif, with 650 historic photos, hotel-wide, inviting the gaze of amateur historians, nostalgic daydreamers, and self-spotting time-travelers. Room rates vary depending on capacity and season, but on average run around $189+ a night during peak seasons and $119 and less during nonpeak months.
Regardless of chosen room, continental breakfast bestows sustenance on tongues before tongue-owners head out for beach time, and on-site laundry services help visitors evict sand acquired from swimming in the surf. Workstations with high-speed, wireless Internet connections ensure that people can stay in contact with their favorite mailman and remotely feed their cyber cats. A cardio-heavy fitness center muscles its steel machinery into the fray of golfing, shopping, and swimming.