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“Overnight get away” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

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Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Overnight get away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

the room was not as fancy as the casinos in Atlantic city but it was clean. We were missing our remote control for the tv called front desk had one within 10 minutes .Saw a concert there was very nice room .Lots of restaurants in the casino. Plenty of free parking. Everyone was very friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank denise m
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dover, Delaware
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58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Dover Downs has several nice but not too expensive restaurants along with the premier Michelle's which is pricey but great for Sunday brunch. The rooms at DD are very nicely furnished and the room service is great. Meeting rooms are varied and spacious. Entertainment is often available and not too costly.

Room Tip: The rooms on higher floors, away from the casino are great.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Tina H
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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

First and foremost, I left with more money that I came with!!! Clean comfy room! Friendly staff! Not a big fan of the parking but it is ok. Valet is available but I don't really like to valet so that is my hang up. Great buffet breakfast! Overall, very enjoyable! I will repeat!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JohnBusinesTraveler
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Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

Ok so the first time I went here I didn't like it but we gave it another shot. Since then we have come to favor it over the other ones in the tri-state area. Here are the pros and cons -

Pros -
First off they give the best comps I have received anywhere hands down (inc AC and LV)
Brightly lit
Large casino floor with a great variety of games
Excellent food at Frankies at a great price and the buffet is extensive and good too
Bells and whistles are going off everywhere lots of winners all around and loose slots last time we went the woman a few slots down won over 6k (all but the section to the right of the tables don't know why)
Many places to eat and nice shops
Very nicely decorated

Cons -
The valet is slow
The areas near the night club and the restaurants when they convert to a bar are extremely loud
The minimums at the table games are higher than most others and there are limited tables
Larger amount of drinking clientele and more younger patrons than many other places
At times it can be very busy
Not many cocktail waitresses

Overall I can deal with the few cons because I stay away from the bar area, don't play the table much anymore and use the beverage stations. The only thing I really dislike are the crowds but I haven't been during the week so I can't say about those times. I would put up with alot more to be at a place that pays well anyway. Hope these help. We'll keep going back.

Room Tip: Book early this place is almost always booked.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank VictoriaSe1
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Delaware
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78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Took advantage of an over night package they offered including 3 meals.
Spacious rooms, very friendly service and very good buffet.
Not as big as one you might find in Atlantic City but what they offered was a little beyond the normal fare.
The dessert choices were much better in my opinion then many larger buffets.
Close to Wilmington and would definitely go again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank dude369
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Summerfield, Florida
Level Contributor
79 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at this facility, where we had a great stay. Since the last time I had visited the hotel casino, it has added extra space for shops, restaurants, and casino space. The Travelzoo package we got included everything,valet parking, upgraded room facing the harness races at night, breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets.We also received $25 credit each for joining their casino, so we enjoyed free play on the casino while there. The location in Dover, De., is not far from Phila., New Jersey, and the eastern shore of Md. You're also about a mile away from a nice mall ,to enjoy your stay a little longer. Since we had lunch included in our stay and had to check out by noon, my wife knew we didn't want lunch so close to our buffet breakfast, we went shopping for a few hours after checking out, then returned to hotel and had a late lunch, close to dinner. We then of course went home and just had a light snack at dinner time. The buffets were excellent with a nice variey of foods and deserts for all 3 meals. If you have membership card to casino, show it and you will receive a few dollar discount when eating at buffet. For anyone interested in a nice getaway, Travelzoo is offering the package I mentioned we had, until JUne 15, if you can go from Sunday - Thursday night, for only $109. When you check out, you will be hit with an additional $13 for tax and service charge, but still great deal for the money, with a 4 star rating by AAA for this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank snagelberg
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Maryland
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I travel to Dover often but this time we spent last weekend there and were extremely happy with our "Spa Suite" on the 2nd floor ! Large living room with fireplace and separate bedroom and bath and wet bar, one amenity that was really great was the TV screen behind the glass in the bathroom thus allowing us to catch the news etc while preparing for the day ! Room was really nice and clean with a bed and mattress that was so comfortable we wanted to bring it home with us ! Dinner at Michelle's restaurant was a delight with the food being great and wine selection also fabulous, Sylvia from the front of the house and our waiter Barry both did a fantastic job ! Our luck in the casino was not so great but we saw a lot of folks winning (just not us !) enjoyed a cigar and a drink in the lounge/bar just off the gaming floor. All and all, an excellent weekend and one we hope to duplicate very soon with another Dover stay !!

Room Tip: "Spa Suites" on the 2nd floor are really the way to go with lots of room and plenty of gre...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Property: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Address: 1131 N Dupont Hwy, US Route 13, Dover, DE 19901-2008
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Delaware > Dover
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Dover
#2 Romantic Hotel in Dover
#5 Business Hotel in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dover Downs Hotel & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 500
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!For Business and PleasureWhether you are a first time guest from the Mid-Atlantic, a business traveler coming into Dover on business, or a Delaware resident who would just like to spend a night in a luxurious hotel, we have everything to make your stay with us a memorable and comfortable experience.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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