We know you're a local since you know how to spell it (100 point penalty for anyone using an 'e').
Although not on the beach, (closer to the outlets) it's a nice addition to be made aware of. Marriott is currently pricing it pretty dear during the summer months ($190 and above). Thanks for sharing, good stuff. Be sure to hit Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats three miles toward the beach (they've opened an inn as well).
Thanks for sharing painedplatinum. This reminds me of the thread awhile back about where Marriott should open a new property (Where should Marriott open a Future Hotel?) where myself and erc hoped for something in the Delaware / New Jersey beaches. It sounds like it is too far from the "action" for me, but it would be good for some shopping and a visit to Dogfish Head.
The Rehoboth Beach FFI is an excellent property. For an off season visit to Rehoboth it is wonderful. The staff is excellent and it is close to the outlets and to Lewes.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work well in season because of the heavy traffic on Rt. 1 and the exorbitant parking meter fees in Rehoboth Beach.
We stay at the FFI for annual April/May trip but when we go in season we stay in town. Unfortunately, in town there are no Marriott properties.