There's a big college showcase soccer tournament in Nov each year (Kirkwood Tournament) and people travel from all over the east coast to participate. Our team likes to stay at nice hotels close to the playing fields and with rooms we can rent to have dinner ordered in for the team. The Hilton was perfect. From the friendly greeting at check in to the very, very friendly staff throughout our stay (always a pleasant greeting--from the front desk, phone service, a waiter/waitress--or a maintenance person on the elevator). The room was nice, up-to-date (with large flat screen tv) and included a small refrigerator and plenty of drawer space (also small couch/seat and desk with free wifi). We had about 15 players with rooms and paid a rate of $108 per night, which included a very nice buffet breakfast for 2 people (bacon, eggs, sausage, bagels/breads, fresh fruits, coffee, tea, and drinks). They do have a restaurant for other meals and a small bar (didn't use either one--except for breakfast buffet). We rented a room for our dinner and the staff was SO helpful---always checking in on us and getting us ice, tables, etc. Didn't want to accept a tip (but we finally convinced them to take one)! My wife did the arrangements with Cara, the sales manager, who was very helpful. The hotel even had directions printed for the guests so that we could find the fields easily (less than 10mins from the Kirkwood complex). Also: This hotel is right off of 95---right near a big mall (Christiana). Didn't go to the mall (it was Black Friday). There's a bunch of restaurants around the area and a Dunkin Donuts 1 min away, a liquor store 1 min away, etc. A great, enjoyable stay. And still can't get over the friendliness of the people everywhere we went in Delaware. Imagine working at a hotel with 100 or more teenage girl soccer players running around---and still being patient and friendly (lol). I would stay here again and recommend you stay here. I also believe that the hotel is pet friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly transformed Hilton Wilmington/Christiana, perfect for both business and leisure travelers, is designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Guest rooms are newly renovated with new features to make your stay more convenient than ever before. Hilton Honor members can use the Digital Key app to choose their room, bypass the front desk, and check into their room just by using their phone. In addition, our Kipsu program, allows guests to text message their requests to the front desk as opposed to calling or making the extra trip. Guest rooms and suites are modernly styled and include Wi-Fi high speed Internet Access, iHOME clock with docking station, tabletop lamp with built-in power outlets and USB port, Ergonomic work desk and chair, and 42 inch LG TVs with On Demand and HBO. Our Hilton hotel offers exclusive packages and is located near many corporate offices, world class area attractions, and tax free shopping. The hotel is located just off Delaware interstate 95 midway between Philadelphia international and Baltimore Washington International airports. Our hotel offers complimentary shuttle service within a 10 mile radius (based on availability). On-site dining options include the brand new Market Kitchen & Bar, the outdoor Patio which features seasonal live entertainment during the week, and in-room dining. Our very own herb garden is located in the Courtyard of our hotel which is where our Food and Beverage Director plants vegetables and herbs, which we use in our fresh food dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. Whether dinner and fresh hand-crafted cocktails in the Market, or enjoying seasonal live music on our outdoor Patio, relaxation is never far away. The Hilton Wilmington/Christiana is designed to offer you the most memorable experience when hosting any sort of event. All meeting rooms, boardrooms, and Ballrooms are newly transformed and include innovative and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and chic decor. With over 9,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor meeting and event space, we can accommodate groups of any size up to 300 people—and hold multiple breakout sessions. We offer delicious catering options fashioned by our award-winning culinary staff, a variety of flexible meeting packages and much more. The Patio is known for seasonal outdoor entertainment, happy hour specials, and is the perfect location to grab a refreshing drink or happy hour appetizer after your meeting. Voted "most happening hotel" in 2016 by North DelaWHERE Happening, best wedding reception venue by Delaware Today in 2016 and 2017, and best outdoor dining venue by Delaware Today in 2017. Whether you're hosting a conference or business meeting, a special birthday, or planning a family reunion, you'll find everything you need to have a memorable time here at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana. Event planners on staff are ready to help you plan every detail of your special event. From coordinating the décor and choosing the menu to charming your guests with special gifts, we work with you to treat your guests to an event they'll never forget. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Wilmington / Christiana Hotel Newark
- Hilton Hotel Newark
- Hilton Newark
- Newark Hilton