Affordable Motels in Newark, Delaware

by Mark Heidelberger Google

Newark, Delaware is home to a bevy of nationally recognized chain motels that offer clean and comfortable accommodations to travelers who are operating on a tight budget. Most room rates start under $80 per night, with some even less than $60 per night depending on the location and season, as of December 2010. Services and amenities are often limited, but these properties do provide convenient access to local manufacturing plants and corporate offices, tourist attractions, restaurants and major roadways like Route 72 and I-95.

Super 8 Newark, DE

The Super 8 is only a mile or so from the Bob Carpenter Center, Chrysler Assembly Plant and Pond Ice Arena. Guests are entitled to a complimentary continental breakfast as part of the room rate along with perks like free USA Today newspapers in the lobby and ample outdoor car and truck parking. Corporate travelers also have access to an unstaffed business center. For lunch and dinner, local favorites like the Iron Hill Brewery and Caffe Gelato are just a short drive. Spacious guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi access and hair dryers, while coffeemakers, refrigerators, microwaves and cots must be requested. Some pets may be permitted for an extra fee pending manager approval. In addition, discounted rates are available for government or military personnel, AAA members and AARP cardholders.

Quality Inn University

The Quality Inn University is a five minute drive from the University of Delaware campus and sits close to the Christiana Mall and DaimlerChrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant. The property is FEMA-approved for government travelers and offers amenities like a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with sunning area, fitness room, newsstand, valet cleaning service and front desk with safe deposit box. Additionally, executive travelers can utilize a PC workstation with printer, copier and fax machine as well as several meeting/banquet rooms. The free deluxe breakfast features both hot and cold items, while eateries like Friendly's and the Eight Ninety Six Diner are directly adjacent to the property. Each one of the motel's 102 guest rooms is outfitted with a microwave, mini-fridge, air conditioning and satellite television.

Days Inn Newark Wilmington

The AAA-approved Days Inn Newark Wilmington is located just off I-95 close to numerous area attractions such as Historical Old New Castle and the Delaware Park Race Track. Guests can enjoy a seasonal outdoor pool, automated wake-up calls and a laundry facility as well as an airport limousine service for an extra charge. Conference space is also available for business travelers along with 24-hour copy/fax services and courier pick-up. The free continental breakfast comes with oatmeal, danish and fresh fruit, while nearby restaurants include Old Country Buffet and Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse. All rooms offer private safes, premium cable, microwaves and fridges. In addition, the free Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program allows guests to earn and redeem points good for free overnight stays and airline miles.

Sleep Inn University

The 96-room Sleep Inn University is also just a stone's throw from the University of Delaware as well as points of interest like the Delaware Art Museum, Grand Opera House and Delaware Industrial Park. The AAA-rated two-diamond property features bus/RV parking, workout room, coin-operated guest laundry, free newspapers and braille elevators for physically challenged guests. A free breakfast bar and unlimited coffee is available every morning just off the lobby, while Matilda's Pub and TGI Friday's are both within walking distance. Tastefully appointed accommodations come in smoking or non-smoking, are furnished with ultra-soft bedding, and feature pay-per-view movies and free high-speed wireless Internet access. Also, no pets are permitted to stay on the premises.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.