Tips for booking a Dover hotel

Cheapest month:April
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Dover:$141/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$54/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$81 - $241
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$92 - $187
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Dover

About Dover

Dover is a dynamic city known for historic architecture, craft breweries and acclaimed music festivals. Its tree-lined streets reveal boutique shops, artisan cafes and farm-to-table restaurants. There are also a handful of historic sites and museums, as well as a top NASCAR speedway.

Things to do

Built in 1791, the Old State House once served as Delaware's state capitol building. Today it features a well-curated museum exploring the history, politics and geography of the First State. It also showcases a fantastic art collection, including a portrait of George Washington.

Continue the history lesson at First State Heritage Park, where you'll find 19 unique historic sites and a handful of art galleries. Don't miss the Biggs Museum of American Art, which showcases colonial portraits and contemporary Impressionism. Nearby is the clapboard John Bell House, which now serves as an interpretive visitor centre.

While the iconic Dover Air Force Base isn't open to the public, you can tour the nearby Air Mobility Command Museum. It houses more than 30 meticulously restored vintage planes, including Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Vietnam War–era C-7 Caribous and a WWII Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar.

Dover boasts a creative food scene, with everything from artisan coffee to gourmet burgers on offer. Housed in a historic 1850s building, Governor's Café is a coffee shop by day and wine bar by night. On summer nights, the outdoor patio at Golden Fleece Tavern is filled with locals enjoying gourmet fare.

Getting around

Downtown Dover is easy to get around on foot, while the city is well-serviced by local buses and taxis. Rental cars are best for exploring Delaware. Dover is a 1.5-hour drive from Philadelphia.

Dover travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Dover?

    One of the most popular hotels in Dover is MainStay Suites Dover, which has been reviewed by 222 users and currently has a rating of 7.8/10. Other top-rated locations include State Street Inn and Bowers Beach Townhome, which have received 9.9/10 and 9.8/10 ratings from our users, respectively.

  • What is a good hotel near Dover International Speedway?

    With a rating of 8.8/10 from 715 reviews, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is a hotel close to Dover International Speedway that is highly recommended by HotelsCombined users.

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    Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is the most recommended hotel near Dover Downs Casino on HotelsCombined (scoring 8.8 over 715 reviews).