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“Pay for the location” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Brandywine Valley Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1807 Concord Pike (Route 202), Wilmington, DE 19803-2901   |  
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Wilmington
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Pay for the location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This Best Western is in a convenient location for business travelers and tourists; the front desk staff was professional although not terribly friendly. This is the second time I have stayed here, and frankly the rooms are in a definite need of an overhaul. They are small and dated, and have a musty smell. There is a pool/patio area which was nice, but the hot tub looked dirty and wasn't even warm. There is a good restaurant next door that serves huge portions and great desserts, which is convenient. Breakfast was standard motel cold fare. We stayed on a Sunday night and it cost us $144. ; my impression is that that was double what they should have charged, and I have stayed in a lot of Best Westerns. I think they charge this rate due to the DuPont and Astra Zeneca business people. Next time we will definitely look for a B and B or something more romantic in the Brandywine Valley when visiting Winterthur, Nemours, Hagley Museum, Longwood Gardens etc.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kingston, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have stayed in many high end and many low end hotels. This lacked the usual upgrades that you expect from a Best Western Plus. Cigarette packs laid on the floor for two days. We are non-smokers.
I found orange peels under the sheets. Was the room even cleaned prior to our arrival or during our stay? Breakfast was lack-lustre. Had it not been the location and free night voucher I would not have stayed here.
We are used to Motel style rooms and also high end Hotels, but this was very disappointing. The entire place needs an upgrade.
The trim on the bathroom lights sat on top of the towels.
Yes, the lady at checking was friendly, but most of the staff sat smoking at the stairwell every time we went by.
Th price was right (free voucher from so many nights we stay away) but that's the only Plus about this place

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This place needs to be looked at by the health department. The odor knocks you over when you walk in the door. It's a musty moldy smell. The rooms smell equally as bad. The bathrooms are scary. A black mold on the ceiling, no water pressure, and yes urine on the walls. There is a half inch gap around the door to let in any four plus legged creatures. Carpets are terrible and remotes didn't work. Don't bother talking to anyone at the front desk because noone has any authority and refer everything to a manager that doesn't seem to exist. The pool closed at 8pm. I didn't have kids with me but I saw several sad faces with bathing suits on staring throuth the fence. I could go on, but you get the point. To top it off they even charged me for a night I cancelled! Noone could help me but the manager that was never found. Paid the bill and will never go back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Missouri City, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in March and it was much better than we expected from driving through the area. The rooms were very clean and well kept. The breakfast in the morning was plentiful and well stocked. We were pleasantly surprised and would recommend this to anyone staying in the area. It was also a close the local attractions which was nice too.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1807 Concord Pike (Route 202), Wilmington, DE 19803-2901
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Location: United States > Delaware > Wilmington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN Brandywine Valley Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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