Stayed here because of it's close proximity to the Amish Country Bike Tour. Arrived early and got a room right away. The room was clean. I checked the shower immediately, since the water pressure is typically a problem but it passed the test. The sink counter was too high for me. The measly coffee maker was on the bathroom sink counter. It had Styrofoam cups! Which is why we travel with our own coffee maker. Still it took up space in the bathroom. The microwave which was very old sat on top of the refrigerator. There was about 3 inches of ice in the freezer area in the refrigerator. Even with turning the temp to the coldest, I felt it necessary to keep our coffee creamer in a Ziploc bag of ice. On the TV, NBC started to pixelate during the evening news. Called the front desk and was walked thru how to rescan the channels. Not sure if the cable provider was Dish or Direct TV but the channel selection was limited and awful. Never did get NBC to broadcast. When we got up at 4am. The toilet started running slow. Called the front desk. The clerk brought a plunger and it seemed to be okay. But around 9am, it started running slow again. Called the front desk and the daytime clerk brought the plunger but couldn't get it to empty any faster. Told me that the plumber would not be in until 2pm. What if the toilet had been overflowing with sewage? Fortunately, this was not the case. By 3pm, I went to the front desk to ask where the 2pm plumber was. He was to our room in about 15 minutes with his metal plumber tool. He said he was hitting something. At one point, he brought back a juice straw. Turns out children sometimes put their juice boxes in the toilet. Who knew! He pushed the box down the pipe and the toilet was fine the rest of our stay. The point of this long story is that there should be a maintenance person there at all times. Front desk clerks are not plumbers. There was trouble with the room cards which were to be used to open the door from the parking lot. Finally got the hang of that near the end of our stay. Towels were fluffy and in good shape. The bedding was clean and seemed newer than some other hotels. Because of the location, there's no turning left out of the hotel. We learned to go thru the K-Mart parking lot next door to get to a traffic signal. Kudos to Kerri the plumber and to the front desk clerks who at least tried to fix the toilet. Don't think we'll be staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The contemporary Holiday Inn Dover - Downtown hotel places you near the area's best attractions and most prominent businesses. This hotel is located near Dover Downs International Speedway/Casino and Dover Air Force Base. We are proud to offer military and government travelers their own special rate. Our hotel's business travelers appreciate our modern facilities, which boast an on-site business center with print, copy and fax services. We also have meeting rooms that total more than 2800 square feet of event space. If you're looking for a hotel in Dover, Delaware near businesses search no more, since these businesses are just a short drive from our property. If you prefer the outdoors, visit Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge or the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park. If you are searching for a hotel in Dover, Delaware with great amenities, you'll be pleased to note that we offer free high-speed Internet access in each room. And, you're sure to enjoy a delicious meal at our on-site eatery, or a relaxing drink in the lounge. We also have an outdoor seasonal pool and a fitness center, so you can unwind after a long day. ... more less
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