Meris gardens was the perfect beach getaway for a weekend. The staff was friendly and very attentive to every detail. Our room was perfect and they provided plenty of towels and the room was always very clean. Highly recommend Meris . Best value with that proximity to the town of Bethany.
I can see why the reviews are mixed for this motel. Pros: Good location Friendly staff Breakfast included Beautiful gardens Dog friendly Easy parking Cons: Does not allow cats, but website just says pet friendly for a fee Dogs cant sleep on the beds (we had a dog and didn't know that restriction until we arrived) Our room had visible water damage and wallpaper had moisture issues in the bathroom Most times, there was no hot water Old keys for doors that you had to remember if your room had been locked Accidentally walked into someone room thinking it was was the breakfast room entrance and there door was unlocked Poor lighting a night Bathroom was tiny and very basic Small dehumidifier that was loud and filled up after just a few hours
My husband and I wanted to explore Bethany Beach and also play tennis seven at sea colony tennis center. We found this B&B located across the street from sea colony. So close that we could walk to our tennis clinic. I'm so close to the downtown sowe could stroll and enjoy the stores and restaurants. Sue the manager and Mike, her support person were informative and friendly. When I told Sue that my brother and his wife were going to visit us to see the B&B before we went out to dinner, she offered us glasses and plates to use for our pre-dinner drinks. Breakfast was satisfying and plentiful. Our room was immaculately clean. The only reason for a four star review instead of five was that the air conditioner, dehumidifier and bathroom fan were very loud.
We did book late as we were to meet friends there so I am hoping this was the last room available in this 1950's motel tucked away in a residential community. Maybe (and I do mean maybe) it was updated in the 60's but only certain parts. Our room was tiny, hard as a rock mattress and sheets were NOT changed and laundered daily and the guess is if you didn't put the towels in the hamper they would not be changed. Smelled musty and OLD window air in bathroom so it was freezing and room was very warm. Old falling apart furniture but it did have a tiny microwave and fridge albeit on its last legs. OMG the tub. I showered (literally) at the beach shower as even bath fitter could not fix that tub. In dire need of renovation for the cost. The light breakfast is just that LIGHT. Small bowls of fruit and one day 2 bananas and the next day we got there at 8 on the tick and there were 3. We think the same hard boiled eggs were sitting there for the duration. The coffee cake the first day was very good but the pancakes - well there is a knack to making them so thin I guess. The owners are quite personable and that made the stay bearable.. All in all if we ever go back to Bethany Beach (doubtful) we will stay at an Air B&B or one of the boardwalk hotels.…
I had a reservation for this hotel and had to cancel 6 days in advance because my daughter was in an accident. I called the hotel after having been charged $293.00 (for a 2 day reservation) for cancelling. They were unwilling to make the exception and were rude in doing so. They are within their legal right to do so, but morally I wish that they had done the right thing. If their customer service is in line with this philosophy, I would look elsewhere.