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Fairfield Inn – Wilmington, DE

You know what to expect with Fairfield Inns and this one does not disappoint. It has clean rooms, data ports, a small seasonal pool and is set back from I-95, Exit 4B. Be sure to ask for a room not facing I95 so you do not have to hear the humm of the road.

The hotel offers a free continental breakfast with limited hot items. If you book in advance you can often get substantial discounts. AAA and AARP membership discounts are also accepted. There is a Courtyard by Marriott right next door that has an indoor pool.

There are also several restaurants nearby including Applebee’s, Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse and a local favorite Michael’s. If you are looking for great food at an unbelievable price, look no further than Michael’s. Michael’s has great prices before 5 PM everyday that includes a salad bar and dessert bar that can not be beat. For Seniors the offer is good anytime.

Nearby attractions include The Delaware Park Casino and University of Delaware.

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Howard Johnson Hotel and Suites – Newark, DE

This is an older Howard Johnson. It’s located just off I-95 exit 1 (SR 896). We were there in December.

The rooms were clean and comfortable, but nothing special and a free complimentary “executive” breakfast buffet was included. There were several restaurants within a five minute drive. I suggest going there instead. The area seemed a little depressing but the hotel itself was acceptable.

Considering what you get for the price, I’d give this Howard Johnson a 5 on a scale of 1-10.

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Red Roof Inn – Newark, DE

The Wilmington Red Roof Inn is located about 1/2 mile north of I-95 Exit 4B. Red Roofs are reasonably priced establishments with a limited number of amenities, and this location is no exception.

Rooms are average, but the price is right. The motel is located on a frontage road that was not very well lit so a short walk before bedtime may not be the best way to wind down after a day on the road. There’s a Shoney’s and a Chili’s adjacent to the motel that you can walk to. The Christiana Mall, a large regional shopping center is about 2 miles away if you get the urge to spend some money.

Considering what you get for the money, I’d give this Red Roof a 6 on a scale of 1-10.