Dover is in Tuscarawas County, right next to New Philadelphia, the county seat. Considered twin cities, the two high schools have played an annual football game for more than a hundred years. It's the third-longest football rivalry in Ohio.
The Dover area was populated by Delaware Indians, also known as the Lenape, before European settlers arrived and established a missionary community in 1772 to convert the Native Americans. The city of Dover was established by Christian Deardorff and platted in 1807. The city became a rail stop in 1854.
When is the best time to visit Dover, OH?
The best times to visit Dover are during the warm season, between late May and mid-September, when average highs will be in the mid-70s to low 80s. Hotel rates will be at their highest, so you'll want to book early if you're traveling within this time period to take advantage of advance prices. Warm weather events include the Canal Days Festival on Memorial Day weekend, the downtown Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival on the first weekend in August, and the Tuscarawas County Fair in mid-September.
You could experience lower rates if you travel in between April and late May or between mid-September and the end of October. High temps will range from the upper 50s to upper 60s during these times. Between November and April, temperatures are cold, with highs in the 30s and 40s. If you happen to be visiting Dover within these months, you'll get the lowest hotel rates.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Dover, OH:
Dover by Star Rating
Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Dover, OH. You can use these illustrations to evaluate the least expensive months to book in Dover throughout the year.
What are the luxury hotel options near Dover, OH?
4 Star Average Prices: $147.91
Enjoy a luxurious stay when you choose Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Dover, OH. Rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen TVs, desks, and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a suite for amenities such as additional space, a separate furnished living space, and a hot tub. You'll enjoy the hotel's indoor pool and spa tub, and you can take advantage of the fitness center to get in a workout. Relax by the fireplace in the elegant lobby after a busy day out while you read your free newspaper or a book from the hotel library. The hotel offers a computer station, business center, and meeting rooms.
If you love bold, modern decor with upscale amenities, you'll enjoy the vibe at The Wallhouse Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member in Walnut Creek, 13 miles from Dover. This unique boutique hotel is both fun and sophisticated. The spacious rooms have refrigerators, microwaves, flat-screen televisions, coffee/tea makers, and free Wi-Fi. Suites provide separate living and sleeping areas and additional amenities. The hotel offers a charming terrace with lovely views of the countryside. Other amenities include an indoor pool and spa tub, 24-hour fitness center, free breakfast, and free newspapers. You can visit the Farm at Walnut Creek, a working Amish Farm, and shop at the Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market.
What are the budget hotel options near Dover, OH?
3 Star Average Prices: $108.95
Travelodge by Wyndham New Philadelphia offers decent amenities for budget-friendly rates. Your room will come with a refrigerator, microwave, flat-screen TV, desk, coffee/tea maker, and free Wi-Fi. The seasonal outdoor pool is open from May to September. The hotel offers free breakfast, coffee and tea in common areas, and free newspapers in the lobby.
At the highly rated Best Western Dutch Valley Inn in New Philadelphia, you'll combine affordable rates with the perk of an indoor pool. Rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, desks, coffee/tea makers, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a fitness center, business center, and free breakfast.
2 Star Average Prices: $83.12
What are the best discounts in Dover, OH?
Seniors, members of AAA and AARP, government employees, and members of the military can take advantage of discounts at Comfort Inn in Dover. Rooms are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, desks, coffee/tea makers, and free Wi-Fi. Relax in the spa tub and get in a good workout at the fitness center. Pick up a free morning paper in the lobby on your way back to the room after partaking of the complimentary buffet breakfast.
Schoenbrunn Inn & Conference Center, an Ascend Hotel Collection in New Philadelphia offers senior, AAA, and government/military discounts. Rooms are crisply white with bold pops of color and feature refrigerators, microwaves, 32-inch flat-screen televisions, desks, free weekday newspapers, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers an indoor pool, spa tub, sauna, and fitness center, and you can have a bite at the hotel cafe or a drink at the bar. A free full breakfast is provided each morning. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center and computer station. Conference and meeting space is available.
What are the value hotel options in Dover, OH?
Hampton Inn New Philadelphia is on the Tuscarawas River. Rooms come with refrigerators, LCD televisions, and free Wi-Fi. You can relax in the indoor pool, rejuvenate in the spa tub, and get some exercise in the fitness center. The hotel offers a 24-hour business center, free buffet breakfast, and free newspapers in the lobby.
Ramada Strasburg/Dover in Strasburg is 5 miles from Dover and 6 miles from Fort Laurens State Memorial. Your spacious room will have a flat-screen television, desk, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel provides a large indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. You can upgrade to a suite for additional amenities and separate living and sleeping areas. Dine at Broken Niblick Pub and get a drink at the bar. Enjoy free continental breakfast each morning. If you have business to attend to, you'll be appreciative of the 24-hour business center.
What is there to do in and near Dover, OH?
The restored Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia was founded in 1772 as a mission to the Delaware Indians. The village eventually included 60 homes and more than 300 residents. The settlers abandoned the community in 1777 amid struggles during the American Revolutionary War. The restored site includes the church, the original cemetery, 16 reconstructed log buildings, gardens, a museum, visitor center, picnic facilities, and green space.
The 1400-seat Schoenbrunn Ampitheatre is in the scenic Tuscarawas Valley, 2 miles outside of downtown New Philadelphia. Its most famous production is "Trumpet in the Land," the state's first outdoor drama, depicting the founding of Schoenbrunn and the later struggles. The production features spectacular lighting and explosive battle pyrotechnics.
Tuscora Park, a New Philadelphia family park open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, offers vintage amusement rides, picnic areas, and more. The highlight of the park is a 1928 Herschell-Spillman antique carousel that has been at Tuscora Park since 1941. It's one of only a few all-wooden carousels remaining and features 36 hand-carved wood horses and a pair of chariots, along with 14 original oil paintings. The music comes from a Wurlitzer-style 153-band organ.
If you love hiking and sightseeing, check out Canal Lands Park, which offers scenic opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, and Camp Tuscazoar, which was originally established on the Tuscarawas River as a Boy Scout camp and is now a prime public hiking spot covering more than 500 acres of forests and valleys.
J.E. Reeves Victorian Home and Museum in Dover is open Wednesday through Sunday from June to October and Nov. 11 to Dec. 22 for Christmas Tours. The restored 19th-century Victorian home is the former residence of Jeremiah E. Reeves, a prominent Dover industrialist, and is now owned by the Dover Historical Society. Guests can take a guided room-by-room tour of the opulent 17-room mansion, which features furniture and other antiques owned by the Reeves family. Behind the mansion, the Carriage House Museum displays a fascinating collection of vintage vehicles.
Visit the Ernest Warther Museum & Gardens to learn the legacy of the Warther family. Ernest "Mooney" Warther turned his joy of carving wood and ivory into creations that the Smithsonian has called "priceless works of art." Mooney lived during the time of steam locomotives, which are the subjects of many of his carvings. His precision carving and the mechanizing of his locomotives earned him the title of World's Master Carver in the 1920s. Visitors can also enjoy Freida Warther's collection of more than 73,000 buttons and the beautiful Swiss-style gardens.
Ohio has the largest population of Amish people in the United States — 59,103 in the 2010 census. Many are in Tuscarawas, Holmes, and Wayne counties. Yoder's Hometown Market in Dover is an Amish business selling bulk foods and unusual food items. Another Dover Amish business is the Dover Flea Market.
Check out Amish furniture stores and other businesses in nearby Sugarcreek as well. You'll even find handmade brooms in Walnut Valley Broom & Book. Visit the Farm at Walnut Creek to see a working Amish Farm where you can feed exotic animals and go on wagon rides.
There's so much more to see and do in and around Dover, Ohio. Check out a few wineries, museums, and hiking trails, and try the shops and restaurants in the heart of Dover. You're sure to find a great hotel for your stay and end up with a vacation to fondly remember.
FAQs about hotels in Dover
How much does a cheap hotel in Dover cost per night?
In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Dover can be as cheap as $83.12 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)
How much does a 3 star hotel in Dover cost per night?
In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Dover has been $108.95 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)
How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Dover cost?
In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Dover has been $147.91 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)