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Amy and Don were exceptional hosts, and Don's breakfast is something you cannot pass up. My husband and I were in Newark to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and our hosts made us feel welcomed and comfortable. The BnB is conveniently located to the University of Delaware, outlet shopping at Lancaster County, Longwood Gardens, and much more! We can't wait to...

Thank Carole M
Federal Way, Washington, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent B&B. Built in 1692. Delicious breakfasts. Amy is wealth of information and a delightful hostess. Convenient location. Clean rooms. We'll go back. Lot's of historical sites in the area. TV in the suite, not in upstairs bedrooms

Thank John O
Amy E, Owner at Blue Hen Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to host such interesting and awesome guests! We look forward to your and Judy's next visit to the east coast!

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly hosts, who were accomodating to our needing to arrive much earlier than planned in order to change clothes for a wedding. They make a big effort with food and drink--lovely baked goods. The beds are comfortable too.

1Thank Lulu J
Virginia, United States
Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is a nice B&B, and was well located for us for visiting friends in Newark DE and also heading to Chadds Ford. The building has history and charm, and the hosts were friendly, as were the 2 dogs, so sweet! The breakfasts were great! The decor was nice, with nice art on the walls and good mattresses too. But...

Thank jofannie
Amy E, Owner at Blue Hen Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate that very much. We apologize about the yard but because of the wet weather we’ve had for the past several days our landscapers postponed maintenance. In regard to the lighting in the living room, the two wall sconces are our only option for normal lighting. In addition, the...

Reviewed September 29, 2016

(We actually went in September of 2015 but I forgot to write a review earlier - We stayed in the Mary Cassatt Room) My husband & I decided for our first wedding anniversary we would celebrate in the first state - We picked Blue Hen because the reviews were lovely, the prices were fair, the response time from Amy &...

Thank Christine C
University Park, MD
Reviewed August 29, 2016

I stayed 3 nights in the Cassatt room, and found it very clean, comfortable (great bed!) and private. The location happened to be ideal for me. It has a bucolic feel, even though it is just a couple of miles from town. Be prepared for some intermittent car noise from a road that's very close to the front of the...

1Thank LiseNau
Sound Beach, New York
Reviewed August 27, 2016

We spent 3 nights at this wonderful B & B to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were greeted by Amy, our innkeeper, a Happy Anniversary sign, balloon and wedding bells! Amy's personal touches included a card and We received the kind of welcome a friend would give us. There is an amazing history that goes with the house and the...

1Thank jansirycsw
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Spent three lovely nights at the Blue Hen while my son competed in a lacrosse tournament at U Delaware. Amy is a wonderful host and fed me well, and gave great recommendations (and driving directions) for things to do around town. She even sent me off each day with fresh baked goods for my son.

1Thank skyfarmgirl
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Just finished a truly amazing long weekend at the Blue Hen B&B. I threw myself a grown-up slumber party and invited friends from far and near, some who stayed over and some who came and went depending on the event. Amy and Don went above and beyond to make us comfortable – and we literally took over the whole place!...

1Thank Susan H
Austin, Texas
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Liked the location her being just west of town. Makes it easy to get to places like Winterthur and Longwood Gardens as well as getting back to town and the University. We stayed in the Wyeth room and it was nice. Breakfast during the week was continental, pretty much the same both mornings. I understand weekend breakfasts are full and...

1Thank RKAustin
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Blue Hen Bed and Breakfast is located in Newark, Delaware on Route 273 approximately 1.7 miles west of downtown Newark in an area historically known as “The Wedge”. It’s easily accessible to the University of Delaware as well as the neighboring states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.Originally built in 1692, this pet friendly B&B is situated on the remaining 2 acres of land that was once part of a 255 acre farm. The Blue Hen offers 3 main guestrooms, all with private baths. Accommodations include breakfast, lavish queen sized beds, free WIFI, beverages and snacks. This is a lovely and historic venue for your intimate wedding, shower, photo shoot or wedding party dressing event. A gazebo with landscaping graces the back yard. A honeymoon suite with kitchenette and private screened in porch overlooks the patio and back yard. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Hen Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1202 Nottingham Rd, Newark, DE 19711-2020
Location: United States > Delaware > Newark
Price Range: $100 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“they have a suite which is HC accessible, other rooms are upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles jofannie, Oct 5, 2016 | Read review
“We loved staying in the Mary Cassatt Room & the Wyeth Room looked lovely - if you do mind dogs though I would avoid The KinKade room though.”
 of 5 bubbles christinecZ5482CM, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“Cassatt room may have intermittent road noise”
 of 5 bubbles LiseNau, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Wyethe room which was bright and airy. All rooms were very clean and well appointed with beautiful furnishings.”
 of 5 bubbles jansirycsw, Aug 27, 2016 | Read review
“First floor suite is lovely and quiet with its own screened in porch”
 of 5 bubbles susanhO2557VY, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
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