Steeped in American Revolutionary history, New Castle was once the home of the Delaware state government. Locals pay homage to the history of the town each May, when they dress up for A Day in Old New Castle, an event packed with historical re-enactments and tours of homes and landmarks. Nestled between New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, the town is also well positioned for exploring the historic sites of Philadelphia. If all that sounds like history overload, head to nearby Wilmington for some retail therapy or a river walk. Ready to book your stay? Here’s our pick of the best hotels in New Castle, Delaware – bookable on Culture Trip.
Located in Wilmington, just north of New Castle, Hotel Du Pont is committed to honoring its history. Carved, gilded and painted by French and Italian craftspeople in 1913, the Renaissance-style property has been updated throughout its lifetime to include modern comforts such as in-room Lavazza coffee makers and minibars. Rooms and suites have a vintage grandeur, while the ornate coffered ceiling and long, velvet sofas in the French brasserie downstairs look as if they jumped straight out of The Great Gatsby.
Westins are known for their luxury and style, and this Wilmington location is no exception. The elegant vertical garden in the bright lobby provides a calming backdrop for sending emails or waiting for friends. All the spacious guest rooms have sleek bathrooms and in-room Starbucks coffee to get your day off to a good start. The Deluxe and Renewal Suites also have large living areas and kitchens, so you can make the most of your stay and entertain with ease.
Wake up to a beautiful view of the Christina River at this hotel. Ease into your day with food and coffee from the breakfast bar, 24/7 market or the hotel bar, which opens early and closes late. While the sun is out, relax on the enormous outdoor patio or take a walk along the river. If you’re traveling with kids, don’t miss the Delaware Children’s Museum, just a short walk from this hotel in New Castle.
If you’re visiting to see the many historic sites this part of the country has to offer, why not stay somewhere historic too? This restored 1799 village and inn retains its old-world charm thanks to original and reproduction antique furniture, and features four-poster beds and cozy gas fireplaces. Take your vacation relaxation to the next level with a trip to the on-site spa for a facial or massage.
Step into a world of classic elegance at this hotel, located 6mi (9.7km) northwest of New Castle. With moody pendant lighting and gold detailing, the indoor kitchen and bar is made for date night, while the outdoor patio is romantic and inviting – particularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when you can jam out to live music. If you’re planning to explore the local sites by car, this hotel is conveniently located right off I-95.
If you want to be near the college, but not on top of the stadiums, this pet-friendly hotel is a great choice. The various lobby seating areas and the sunny outdoor patio outside are great for hanging out with family or friends. Get ready for the day with breakfast and Starbucks coffee in the on-site bistro, or get a workout in the 24-hour fitness center. Come nightfall, wind down in your room or grab a drink at the bar downstairs.
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