A great deal on Travelzoo brought me up to Dover Downs for two nights. The hotel was nicely decorated for the holidays, spacious and clean. Check-in was quick and painless.
Room: The track-side room had a good view of the horse races from the comforts of my room. The bathroom and shower were spacious (the walls appeared clean, but even if they were not, I was able to shower without having to be anywhere near the walls). Our room was quite a walk from the elevator. **My suggestion is to request a room slightly closer to the elevator or just view the walks down the hall as good exercise.**
Festival Buffet: Very friendly staff in the kitchen while servers were mediocre, at best. The mussels and shrimp cooked in butter and herbs during dinner in the seafood section was one of the better choices. The remainder of the selection was in line with your typical buffet (fried chicken, mashed potatoes, top round roast beef, ribs, salad bar, etc.) There was a diverse selection, but nothing that stuck out like the mussels and shrimp! The view of the track is even better here than in the rooms. **Request for a seat by the window if you can!**
The Casino: The Capital Club employees were very helpful and patient with answering questions and getting me set up with a membership. The cashiers were always quick to pay out and courteous. There are all kinds of slot machines - lots and lots of them (and the casino wasn't very busy so it was nice to be able to be "in the zone" without having someone bursting my personal bubble). My view may be biased since my boyfriend and I both won some money on the slot machines. We went home as two happy campers!
Overall, a nice getaway and not too far from the suburbs of Washington, DC. There is not much to do directly outside of the hotel, but there is plenty to do within the hotel (eat, gamble, relax, watch the horse races). Tanger Outlets in Rehobeth is an easy 45-60 minute drive. There is a local mall which we did not visit and plenty of restaurants along Route 13.
I cannot say anything about Toppers Salon or any of the other restaurants as we did not have a chance to visit them. Maybe next time. I'd definitely return for a little getaway!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AAA ranked Dover Downs Hotel & Casino as a premier Four Diamond property – that means our luxurious accommodations, amenities and activities give you MORE. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino offers many services that will enhance your stay – headline entertainers, state of the art gaming, live harness racing and poker, and a luxurious, South Pacific-inspired full-service spa that will leave you relaxed and looking and feeling your best. Do not forget to visit The Colonnade for our exquisite boutique shops, in addition to our award-winning restaurants, bars and lounges. At Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, we have it all! We offer a variety of room sizes and rates with discounts available for large groups. We know that you will find Dover Downs Hotel & Casino to be the perfect place for your next getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dover Downs Hotel And Casino
- Dover Downs Hotel Dover
- Downs Dover