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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
PA
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“One night, wish for more”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place has been recently updated, and it shows.
My room was top notch, and the public areas were well appointed, as well.
Would like to return, (not on business, but for fun).
The front desk staff seemed to be distracted (behind the wall) at times that it felt like they should be hanging out in front...the phone ringing off the hook was a distraction in this sense,...almost like they just started running the hotel yesterday. A simple enough thing to fix...wonder way nobody has yet.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2013

I just returned from 3 days at the Holiday Inn Express in Dover, Delaware. The staff were very friendly, the rooms clean, comfortable and quiet and the complimentary breakfast was pretty good. They always had coffee and tea available and chocolate chip cookies came out around 5:00 p.m. The rooms were quite nice with features like an overhead reading light at each side of the bed, a microwave oven and a refrigerator. I would definitely recommend a stay at this hotel. For the price, you can't beat it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013

My family stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Dover, DE while we were in town for a wedding. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make out stay excellent. The entire facility was clean and well maintained the rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable.

We had called ahead to arrange for an early check-in as the wedding we were attending was at 3:00pm, which is the normal check-in time. The person I talked to over the phone assured me it would be no trouble and this was confirmed when we arrived.

We would certainly stay here again if we were in the Dover, DE area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Halifax, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We had a mini vacation and stayed overnight here. The room was beautiful. Everything was clean. I was a little upset that I was told we were not allowed to check in until 3, but when I got there several people we unpacking their cars. Still, good times.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Lancaster, PA
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We grabbed a room here because of the location and price... we were just using it to reduce travel time to our final destination and weren't expecting much. We were pleasantly surprised by the very friendly and courteous front desk employee, who got us settled quickly and efficiently; our smiles grew when we encountered the bed. Beautyrest with a pillowtop... VERY nice. We've stayed in resorts that were less comfortable. Free breakfast, fridge, coffeemaker, free wired internet (way better than wireless), and a clean and well-stocked bathroom round out an exceptional $100/night stay. The breakfast kinda reminded me of my old 80s-high-school cafeteria fare, but hey, it's hot and free, and the fruit and pastries were fresh.
The location is easy to get to, right off the highway, but beware the median... you can only turn right (south) out of the hotel lot, and there's no U-turning on the southbound side. If you're heading north (Smyrna, Bombay Hook, etc.), you'll need to drive a couple hundred yards south and turn right on Kentwood Drive to turn around.
Overall a positive experience that will have us considering Holiday Inn Express locations for future travels.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chesapeake, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed one night, because we we're going to the Dover Downs Casino. This hotel was very clean, the bed was comfortable, and the continental breakfast was great!! We will definitely stay again the next time we are in Dover!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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holidayexdover, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to do a review on us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you stay with us again!!

Best regards,

Tad
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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
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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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