Hotels Within 25 Miles of Dover International Raceway

by Jane Ellis

Dover International Speedway, also known as the Monster Mile, is home to two weekends of NASCAR races, including one of the 10 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship races. These events are huge draws for spectators – 88,000 fans were estimated to have attended its September 2010 race -- and hotels book up rapidly. Dover International Speedway has worked with a number of nearby hotels to provide “fan friendly” accommodations. The following are hotels within 25 miles of Dover International Speedway that have agreed to provide rooms at a reasonable cost and without a lot of restrictions during race weekends.

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Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Enjoy gaming and slots during your off-track time at Dover Downs & Casino. This AAA 4-Diamond rated hotel is located on the same property as Dover International Speedway and has 500 rooms that feature microwaves, fridges and pillow-top bedding. You can also bet on horse races from your room. The casino boasts gaming tables and over 2,800 slot machines. A full-service spa is also on site, as well as a café and three restaurants.

AmericInn, Harrington, Delaware

The AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Harrington is located 20 miles south of the Dover International Speedway. A complimentary hot breakfast, which includes selections such as waffles and egg breakfast sandwiches, is included with the price of your room. The AmericInn Lodge & Suites has 70 rooms, including some suites that feature a fireplace or a whirlpool. Pets are allowed, and the charge in 2010 was $20 per pet per night for the first two nights, and then $10 per pet for any additional days thereafter. The hotel does not have a restriction on the size of or number of pets per room, but it does reserve the right to make such determinations.

Dover Downs Days Inn

The Dover Downs Days Inn, which has won the Days Inn's Chairman Award for Quality and Cleanliness, is located two miles from Dover International Speedway. This hotel offers a complimentary breakfast, and all of its rooms have microwaves, refrigerators and free high-speed Internet. Two dogs or less that weigh under 50 lbs., but no cats, are allowed at the Dover Downs Days Inn. The charge in 2010 was $25 per day per dog. The hotel has a large parking lot that can accommodate trucks, race trailers and buses.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Milford

The AmericInn Lodge & Suites in Milford is 20 miles south of Dover International Speedway, and is west of Harrington. It offers guests a free hot breakfast that includes such items as omelets and waffles. This 57-room hotel has a two-night minimum stay on race weekends, and like its sister location in Harrington, offers suites with a fireplace or a whirlpool. All of the rooms feature small refrigerators, microwaves and free high-speed Internet. This location also has a coin-operated laundry on site and a large parking lot that can accommodate race trailers, buses and trucks.