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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover
Ranked #8 of 20 Hotels in Dover
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 13, 2010

My family stayed at this hotel for one night in September 2009. Our room was a non-smoking 2 queen bedroom with mini-fridge and microwave. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. It looked like it was recently remodeled. The $165 bill was ridiculous, it was a NASCAR weekend. Why do hotels take advantage of their loyal customers…especially in this economy? Aside from the price, it was a pleasant stay.

Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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holidayexdover, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2011

We are so happy that you chose our hotel out of the many options to chose from during NASCAR weekend, we love accommodating our customers for local events.

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Reviewed October 10, 2009

This hotel is a pretty standard representative of the franchise, although, as other reviews from this trip show, there is some variation up or down the scale in the actual delivery. It was obviously a newish hotel, which helped with the cleanliness and the general "look and feel". Nothing shabby or worn, everything worked in the room and the bed was large and comfortable as advertised. The complimentary breakfast offered a reasonable choice and the opportunity to construct something that would rank as healthy by US standards - raisin bran as well as cheerios but no muesli! The front desk were consistently helpful and had good ideas about restaurants. We went down to Where Pigs Fly on the basis of a previous TripAdvisor review and were impressed by the pulled pork and ribs in a real family restaurant environment. Not glamorous eating but a very American experience. Although it is on a major highway, the soundproofing is good and we did not notice any traffic noise in the night. This hotel is nobody's idea of a romantic getaway but it does what it does very efficiently and effectively.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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holidayexdover, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2011

We are proud to have accommodated you to the standards of your liking, and yes Where Pigs Fly is one of my favorite restaurant's, have a great year and hopefully we will see you on your next road trip!

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Reviewed September 11, 2009

We decided on this Holiday Inn Express due to location and cost. Both were really good. It's in a convenient location away from the highway. We were upgraded to a smoking Executive Suite at no cost, so we were really pleased with the huge suite of rooms and all the amenities. Very nice, and on the 5th floor. Breakfast was standard Holiday Inn and kept full by the attendant. Wired internet service was good. It is a good choice, for sure.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2009

Stayed here with my family July 25th on our way to Virginia Beach. Great location, very clean comfy rooms. Lots of restaurants and stores nearby. Overall, a very nice place.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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holidayexdover, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2009

Thank you for staying with us on your way to Virginia Beach. We hope to have you stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed July 24, 2009

I spent three nights at this hotel with my wife and two daughters under the age of ten. If you need to stay in this area, this is a great place to stay. We booked 14 days in advance and got an $84 mid-summer rate for a mini-suite style room with a fridge and microwave and jacuzzi tube. Everything appears to be new and the bed is very comfortable. The breakfast featured scrambled eggs or a cheese omelet and bacon or sausage. There were always options of juice, milk, cereal, tea, coffee, pastries, bagels, french toast, waffles, raisin bread, etc. The woman that worked there was wonderful.

The lobby area was nice and inviting. The pool was clean and there were towels provided. My wife said that the fitness room was good. There appears to be a tiny game room that is under construction. I had no trouble being online with the provided ethernet connection

Check your bill at checkout as phone charges from the hotel next door may appear on your bill. The staff took them off without question.

We weren't impressed with Dover itself (other than the food and deals to be had at Spence's Bazaar) and it is a 40-minute drive to get to Rehoboth but this hotel is the only reason we would be coming back to town in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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holidayexdover, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2009

Thank you for staying with us! The next time you go to the beach we would love to have you stay with us again.

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Reviewed June 8, 2009

I was very happy with our stay and would stay here again. The room had plenty of space. We had a king bed and I was happy they provided 4 pillows (a small thing but most places give you 3 for a king bed and my husband and I both like to sleep with 2 pillows). The bathroom does not have a tub, just a very large stand up shower (plenty of room!). The only thing about the bathroom that I didn't like was the 'vent' above the toilet. It appeard to just be a hole with a grate on it that led to the next room. When in the bathroom I could clearly hear our neighbors in their bathroom, but no where else in the room did I hear them so it wasn't a big deal but something that may bother others.

The kitchenette area was very nice to have. Not only did it have a refrigerator and microwave, but there was also a sink, coffee maker and styrofoam plates and bowls. The had a light on in the room for us when we arrived and the A/C was on as well and that was nice not to have to wait to cool the room off.

The staff was over friendly but that was ok with me, as they were quick and efficient and I prefer that over super friendly. All in all, this was one of the better places we stayed and having the McDonalds right in front of the hotel was nice as well. It's very convienant to the slots at Dover and we would stay here again!

PS-They do have a free breakfast that looked/smelled good but we didn't eat there, but at least they offer it...oh and they do have FREE internet which was wonderful!!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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holidayexdover, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2009

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are happy that you enjoyed all of our amenities. We hope you can stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed April 9, 2009

We stayed here on our way to Virginia Beach. They are dog friendly. We had a king bed suite. We were traveling with our 25 yr old daughter so we needed space. The room was actually 2 rooms with a kitchenette. We didn't need the kitchen but sure was nice to have a frig.
Our bed was soft and the pillows fluffy. Our daughter slept on the pull out sofa and she said it was pretty ok. So that made me happy. She didn't get up this morning with a soar back.
We had 2 TV's and a huge bathroom, whirlpool tub and large vanity.

Everything was clean and in very good condition.

Stay here and enjoy the space.
Our room did seem a bit noisy though. We heard what we thought was the elevator all night long. 200 something,I just can't remember the number.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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holidayexdover, Owner at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dover, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2009

We hope you will stay with us again on your next trip to Virginia Beach. We are very happy that you enjoyed our amenities.

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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 #8 of 20 Hotels in Dover
Price Range: $97 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. ... more   less 
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