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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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!... More 

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Austin, Texas
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62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

Thank RKAustin
Southern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Blue Hen at the beginning of May, 2016 and had a very comfortable stay. The Innkeeper, Amy, was very helpful and accommodating and always had a suggestion for sights to see or places to eat. The Blue Hen's rates are very competitive. Since it was continually rainy, we never got to explore the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate it very much. The bathroom for the “Cassatt” separates the 1840 part of the house from the 1692 part and was at the time the “new addition”. As such, it’s the secondary emergency access to the rear stairs and cannot be locked at any time for safety concerns.... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is more than just a B&B. This is historic too (the 2nd oldest house in the state). They are pet friendly. They are people friendly. They become family. What a great place on the Delaware and Maryland line. What makes the place more than the nice rooms and great breakfasts are the Inn-Keepers Don & Amy. They go out... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The accommodations were very comfortable even in the dead of winter. Our hosts were keen to please us, taking special effort with de-icing the steps and driveway. Also, I have special dietary requirements and Amy was only to happy to buy special breakfast items to accommodate me.

1 Thank Nonna47
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

My fiancee and I stayed here the weekend we got engaged. Amy and Don were the perfect hosts, providing everything from suggestions for a romantic spot to pop the question, to a delicious breakfast featuring all my fiancee's favorite items (it was her birthday that weekend as well, and Amy made sure to ask about her menu preferences ahead of... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A beautiful, well-kept B&B -- we were visiting for University of DE parents' weekend, and from the moment we made reservations, Amy worked hard to make our stay the best it could be. She was able to accommodate my mom's recent surgery and move her to a more accessible room. She met us on arrival with fresh baked zucchini bread... More 

2 Thank Laura S
Elkton, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed at the Blue Hen for just one night between moving out of our house and settlement. Until we booked, we did not know they were such a local gem. Amy is friendly and helpful and thoughtful and the place is historic and current at the same time. We stayed in the Kinkaid Suite which is brightly colored and... More 

3 Thank vicki0630
conway nh
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Blue Hen Bed and Breakfast could easily be called Blue Hen Breakfast and Bed.,....SUPERB breakfast.....better than most 5 star establishments. Dom and Amy aim to please...you set breakfast time the food comes out hot, on time and delicious....and by far the best breakfasts you'll enjoy in a long time. Not just your plain cereal and eggs.,.... This small inn more... More 

3 Thank steve w
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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