561 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
3.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Kent County
39.17618 -75.52426
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3.5/ 5

Based on 100 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool ready for use
  • Free breakfast
  • 134 rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Check-in time: 03:00PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00PM
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 7.0/10

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Room Types

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Local Attractions

Dover AFB,Air Mobility Command Museum,Dover Downs Hotel & Conference Center,Delaware State University, Deltech (terry Campus), Wesley College, Wilmington College, Dover Mall, Delaware State Police Museum, Spence"s Bazaar, Historical Downtown District, Del

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Howard Johnson Express Inn

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"Lovely full service hotel "
Overall Score3.5/ 5
The Holiday Inn Dover is a full service hotel located off main road next to a Kmart store. Upon entering noted the lobby is a little small, does have a sitting area, lounge/restaurant to the right and desk to the left. Hotel looks newly renovated and found in 2009 had a full overhaul from a Howard Johnson. The lobby restaurant services breakfast daily and dinner every night except for Sunday. Once you go past the front desk towards the elevators is the meeting space at 2400 square feet, board room with the entrance inside the business center. The hotel does offers over 25 pages of fantastic catering menus to choose from for your event! Once on-site you can enjoy an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, dry cleaning services (sent off property), room service, business and small fitness center, comp WIFI, local and 800 calls and 3-pet friendly rooms. There are 3 exterior entrances located around the building with key card access only to help with the longer hallways. Guest room amenities include the soft/firm pillows, one cup coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators available upon request. This hotel is also a stop for the Dover Downs Casino shuttle on the weekends beginning at 4:00pm. I would recommend this hotel to any traveler whether a business meeting or any leisure group especially family reunions, weddings or sports teams.
Shanna M, a local HotelPlanner Dover expert from US flag
27-Oct-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of Howard Johnson Express Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
Overall Score5.0/ 5
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Aug-2015 Verified Review
"Fresh Looking"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Everything was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Aug-2014 Verified Review
Response from Management on 17-Feb-2015:
Dear Paul D,Thank you for your choosing the Holiday Inn Dover Downtown and for sharing your experience with us! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we look forward to your next visits!

Customer Reviews of Howard Johnson Express Inn

3.5 out of 5. Based on 125 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

Cetified Tour Connection in the Center of Dover, near to all attractions,bar & restaurant, shopping center,134 rooms , business king, doubles and suite. Board meeting room up to 12 persons with VCR, podium & white board. Smoking & non-smoking room available. Free parking/trucking available.Free high speed internet access in all the rooms. Microwave/refrigertor, board & iron, cable remote TV, voice mail and data port, coffee maker and hair dryer. Outdoor pool (seasonal) 24 hrs. access to fitness room and business center.First 30minutes for local and toll free number FREE.

Green Sustainability

We participate in the Green Engage program, an innovative program which allows IHG to design, build and run even more sustainable hotels

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:03:00PM
Check Out:12:00PM
Year of Last Renovation:2001
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:68
Handicap Rooms:
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space:216 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 200 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 2.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours:5pm-10pm
Pool Info:
We have an outdoor seasonal pool. Open daily 9.00am to 8.00pm during the Summer season.
Policies / Expenses
24 hrs. before 4pm arrival date for individual./ two weeks before arrival date for group reservation
Nightly Parking:free
Typical Group Deposit:50% down payment upon signing of the contract
Total Taxes: 8.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 8.00%
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Free Wi-Fi)
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (Free Wi-Fi)
Food and Beverage Service Charge:20.00%
Banquet Labor Fees:75.00 Per Function (Bar set up fee)
Banquet Bartender Fees:50.00 Per Function (One bartender per 75 ppl)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 7.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:11.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:14.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:15.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:15.49 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:10.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:25.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:26.95 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 7.95 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 8.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:21.00 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 1.75 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 1.75 Per Item
Banquet Hosted Bar:12.00 Per Person/Per Hour (For the first hour)
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres:700.00 Per Function (Based on number of guests)

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health centre
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Neares International Airport, Philadelphia Airport, BWI, Dulles Airport. Local Dover AFB & New Castle airport.

Local Shuttle Info: Hotel does not have shuttle service

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Breakfast is not included in the nightly rate. Breakfast is available for purchase in our Lobby Restaurant and is served every day between 7.00am and 10.30am. The breakfast menu includes All American favorite dishes and the prices range from $2.99 to $10.99

About Howard Johnson

  • Rise and Dine breakfast offering coffee, fruit juices, and baked goods
  • In-room coffee and High speed internet access in every room
  • Pet friendly at participating locations
  • Home Office Rooms ideal for business travelers which includes a work desk and a comfortable chair with a refrigerator and microwave

The Howard Johnson highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Dover Downtown, Howard Johnson Express Dover

Hotel Rate Trends at Howard Johnson Express Inn

Rate fluctuations of Howard Johnson Express Inn

This chart illustrates averages of room rates for both group quotes and the best online individual rates our system could find at the time the group/meeting bid was entered. The lowest group deal shown is 25.7% in August 2016 and the highest average individual rate is $151 in the month of August 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Howard Johnson Express Inn in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Howard Johnson Express Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Howard Johnson Express Inn.

Feel free to use the Howard Johnson Express Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Dover event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Dover Ballroom 42 x 57 x 10 2394--/1006070353030--/--125130--
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Dover Ballroom

Room Type:
Total Size:
2394 Sq. Mi
42 x 57 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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Boardroom 19 x 16 x 10 304--/----------14--/--------
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Room Type:
Total Size:
304 Sq. Mi
19 x 16 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
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