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Red Roof Inn & Suites Newark - University

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Red Roof Inn & Suites Newark - University welcomes you to our pet friendly, family friendly hotel. We are located off of I-95 which offers easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as quick access to the university of Delaware. We are close to many corporate areas, state parks, and the Wilmington Riverfront. Scenic Lancaster, PA is just minutes away! This Red Roof Inn offers free WiFi, business center, meeting rooms, and guest marketplace. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome. Check-in age is 21 years or older.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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47Car recommended
Grade: 47 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
1119 S College Ave I-95 & Sr 896, Newark, DE 19713-2307
Getting there
Philadelphia Intl Airport31 mi
Lancaster Airport44 mi
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I live in the DC area and had to be in New York early Sunday so decided to spend the night in Newark rather than drive the whole way on Sunday. We have stayed in Red Roofs before although not this particular one and know that they are not luxury properties so I wasn't expecting
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Response from roxanneg19713, Director of Sales at Red Roof Inn & Suites Newark - University
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for choosing our hotel and taking the time to leave your review. We value our guests feedback! Our hotel is older, only 2 floors, and was built without an elevator. We're happy to accommodate requests for ground floor rooms and our sincere apologies that you were given an upstairs room with heavy luggage. Had we have known, we would have given a room downstairs. Will discuss your room concerns with our management & housekeeping team. Our GM would love to hear from you personally if you wish to give our hotel a call and discuss. We hope that you will consider our hotel on your next trip through and give us another opportunity to show you our hospitality.
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At first the check in was fast, when we got to the room it was clean. The heater was ok. But one of the beds was bad, it was like it had a hole in the corner, and you sank down. They offer me only 15% discount on my next reservation, maybe I will skip this hotel next time. Also
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Response from roxanneg19713, Director of Sales at Red Roof Inn & Suites Newark - University
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your review. Our sincerest apologies that you were not satisfied with your room and there was a maintenance issue. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Our GM would like to speak with you personally. Please do reach out to us directly and ask for Mr. Patel. We do have guests from all walks of life and some have unfortunate circumstances; for example they lost their home in a fire or due to employment difficulties. Our hotel is compassionate and does not turn away guests nor discriminate.
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I've stayed at a lot of iffy hotels in my travels. But this one was among the worst. I wanted to get to DC before a storm and decided to give this hotel a try after seeing recent good reviews. Boy, those reviews couldn't have been more different from what I saw. The only
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Response from roxanneg19713, Director of Sales at Red Roof Inn & Suites Newark - University
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review. Your experience was not of the norm and we truly apologize that you were not satisfied with your stay or your room's condition. Mr. Patel would like to speak with your directly about our concerns so we can do our best to make it right. We value all of our guests' reviews and experiences.
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I have stayed on Jan 2018. My stay was okay. But here is what my observation is below, Pros. Hotel stuffs are good. Cons. Hotel room and furniture needs to be updated and rooms looks dark because lights in the room are not sufficient. According to the price the hotel is not
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Response from roxanneg19713, Director of Sales at Red Roof Inn & Suites Newark - University
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with our hotel. We strive to be clean and a good value. Hope you'll come back and visit us soon.
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I booked over 5 rooms for relatives visiting Newark-Delaware, from NY for Christmas, and I am glad I picked this place. Everyone enjoyed the cleanliness and comfort of this red roof. Manager RJ was very helpful all along on accommodating and booking rooms. The price was
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Response from roxanneg19713, Director of Sales at Red Roof Inn & Suites Newark - University
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you very much for choosing our hotel. We very much appreciate your business. RJ is a benefit to our hotel and will share your kudos to her. Hope to see you again soon!
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Exactly what room looked like
burn hole and stain on computer chair
mold on walls
mold in bath tub
Its quite possible as the management seemed more interested in profits than the customers comfort or concerns. At the time of my stay (summer), they were doing some major construction. Perhaps this is a way they are covering costs?
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We arrived ~midnight and no problem
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We had pre-paid the room and were going to be late, but I called ahead and was told there was no problem.
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Yes....They do have smoking rooms at the Red Roof Inn at the University of Delaware in Newark.
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What is the pet fee?
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"I chose a South facing room because I like the light and the warmth. If u would prefer dark and cool, choose North facing."
"Call, they do a better job..."
"Rooms in the back building do not have a balcony,"
"Always check for bed bugs."
"Choose a top floor away from groups of loud tradesmen and families who frequent this hotel because of its convenience and price."
$61 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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