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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Hotel where you would stay more than once”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Me and husband stayed at this Hotel for our anniversary on March 1 thru March 3, 2013. When we first arrived at the hotel we were very inpressed of the exterior and the interior. The staff were very pleasant and made us feel very welcomed like we were apart of their family. The hotel smelled so fresh and clean. We didn't have to wait long to be check in and that was a plus. When we arrived on our floor it smelled so good just like when we walked in the front door. I have to say our room was just as we expected very clean and comfortable. We had a mini king size suite with a whirlpool bath that we could enjoy after whatever activity we decided to do whether it was working out in the fitness center, shopping at the mall or just needed to unwind. This hotel is where we would stay again when we visit Dover. We have no complaints at all. We loved it. It was very quiet on the floor that we thought we were the only ones on the floor. If you are ever in Dover, Delaware try staying at the Holiday Inn Express you would love it.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Upon initial entrance I was greeted by a very personable and knowledgable reception staff. They went out of their way to accommodate any requests we had. A last minute decision to book another night turned out well. As a PC member we were given a late check-out 2pm and Our room transfer was seamless. The King sized room was more than adequate, however the cleanliness of the rooms were not up to par. Looking forward to a jacuzzis bubble bath was "No Bueno" the tub was filthy... Spot cleaned for sure, however the fixtures were saturated with lime scale and the tub and jet areas were caked. Appears that the tub had never been adequately scrubbed on a continual basis. The maid service came back and spot cleaned again, I even purchased lime scale products to clean, but it was too much. So we had to use only the shower:-(

It is located very close to, Dover Downs Casino, Walmart, Bob Evans and many other food places are less than a 3 minute drive away. There is also a shuttle available from 4pm-2am to the casino. The breakfast area seemed well equipped/ stocked with coffee/ tea available 24 hrs.

Overall I would definitely recommend this Holiday Inn and personally go back... but please clean the tubs and fixtures adequately!!

Room Tip: Suite upgrade for less than $10 definitely worth it for the seating area and table space if you have...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed at this hotel on business and have to say that it is a step above other Holiday Inn Expresses. The room decor was pretty standard, but I did have a whirlpool tub in the bathroom. I was very pleased to be greeted as a platinum member and also given a smoking room with a king-sized bed. It seems that smokers are treated as second class citizens at most hotels nowadays... The workout room was definitely better than most other hotels of this price range. It offered two treadmills, an elliptical trainer, stationary bike, a few cable machines and and ab workout area with medicine balls. I will add that one of the treadmills was broken during my stay.

Aside from that, my only complaint was that the fan on the wall mounted air conditioner would not stay on constantly. This may not be a big deal for some people, but it is to me. Overall, I give it five stars.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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harrington, DE
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is the second time I have stayed here! The front desk was very nice and helpful. The hotel was very clean. My room was a suite and it was very clean. The bed was very comfortable. The next morning there was a great breakfast: eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy and biscuits. If you wanted pancakes, it was just a push of a button. Someone was constantly monitoring the food and everything was well stocked. I would be more than willing to stay here once again!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Dover, Delaware
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I had a GREAT stay at this hotel... I could not believe the GREAT amenities that we recieved for the GREAT price we paid. We had a tub with jets in it, a full breakfast, clean hotel, great service... and much much more.. The GM was very nice and helpful.. I look forward to returning to this hotel in the future.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed here for a 'staycation' with the hubby. Booked last minute too, so the room had 2 queens, still not a bad price compared to other quality places near by (Sheraton, Hilton...)
Despite being near another hotel and the hwy the room was quiet and clean. The lobby was done up in the modern style, large art, rounded furnature etc. The room had no closet but that was to make space for the microwave, mini frig and extra sink. Bed was firm w a pllow toper. Minutes away from the casino, mall, and anything else you may need. Overall very happy and would stay again!.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Hempstead, NY
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

So we we lost all power due to Hurricane Sandy and Dover was the closest hotel we could find to Long Island for heat and hot water so we took the drive not knowing what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised and very satisfied with this hotel.

The hotel lobby is very well presented. For me, I get an expectation of what's to come by a hotel lobby and when I walked in to this lobby, I immediately said "ok this is nice" and hoped the rooms lived up to the lobby and it did. The rooms were comfortable and will not disappoint. The come equipped with a microwave and refrigerator and if you have left anything like toothbrush, combs etc, the hotel will give you these items and other free of charge.

Three other nice features of this hotel are:
1. Free wifi
2. Free breakfast. This breakfast is not just bagels and muffins, it's inclusive of pancakes made at the touch of a button with the pancake machine, eggs, cereal, granola bars, waffles, bacon, sausage, hot cinnamon rolls, a variety of juices and if this is not enough there were more items to choose from.
3. Lastly, the hotel had computers in the lobby to check your emails and play games etc. if you didn't have a computer with you

In addition to the great internal assets of the hotel, it is very centrally located to a lot of things to do. You are less than 5 minutes from the mall, the movies, the casino, multiple places to eat and shopping areas. It was wonderful to be able to get to places quick. And if you ever get really hungry and don't want to go far, a McDonalds is literally 20 steps outside the hotel doors. This added bonus worked out well for our friends who got hungry late and utilized option.

Downsides to this hotel are: the small gym and if you care about swimming, the pool is small and outside.

Overall, this was a great hotel. There are a lot of hotels in the area other bigger and "better" brands, but I must tell you we chose the best hotel for us. The manager Mr. Fox found out we were there due to our inconvenience of Hurricane Sandy, and he and his staff went out of their way on several fronts to ensure were were comfortable. This part of the stay was invaluable!! To have a caring staff that worries about you made the Holiday Inn Express a must stay for me whenever I am in Delaware.

I encourage you to try it out, I don't think you will be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover
Address: 1780 North Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-2219
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Location: United States > Delaware > Dover
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Dover rests just inside the first state's capital, minutes from downtown and Delaware Bay. While there is plenty do in town, we're also less than an hour from popular Rehoboth Beach outlets and gorgeous beaches along the Atlantic seaboard. Discover the Mid-Atlantic area and Dover as our hotel's guests. This hotel in Dover, Delaware is conveniently located off Route 1 and close to P&G, Kraft Foods, ILC and other major corporations. Delaware State University, Dover Air Force Base and state government offices are also nearby. Patrons staying with us can use free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 24-hour Business Center to stay connected. Spend a day in old downtown, lounging on Dover Green and shopping tax-free at local boutiques. At night, head over to Dover Downs Casino for exciting table games, slots and racing. For outdoor recreation, you can hike or bike through Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and visit Killen Pond State Park to boat and swim. Both are less than 15 minutes from our hotel's location. After sightseeing in Dover, Delaware, unwind in our hotel's pool. The 24-hour Fitness Center is perfect for keeping up with your workouts. The breakfast room has a large flat panel TV, so you can catch the morning news as you savor a free, hot meal. Book your room today for our consistently excellent customer service and quality amenities. ... more   less 
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