The Best Hotels to Book in and Around New Castle, Delaware

The Renaissance-style Hotel Du Pont has an atmosphere of vintage grandeur
The Renaissance-style Hotel Du Pont has an atmosphere of vintage grandeur | Courtesy of Hotel Du Pont / Expedia
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3 December 2021
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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.

Hotel Du Pont, for Italian Renaissance grandeur

The grand lounge at Hotel Du Pont with high-end leather furnishings and a historically detailed ceiling
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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.

The Westin Wilmington, for soaring city views

A modern room at the Westin Wilmington with white, grey and brown decor
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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.

Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront, for chilling by the river

A modern room at Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront with leather and glass furnishings
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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.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Wilmington South, for easy access to the university

The stunning atrium at Embassy Suites by Hilton Newark Wilmington South complete with unique decor and a water fountain
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Kick back in the airy atrium lobby or do some laps of the sizable indoor pool at this Wilmington hotel, where days begin with a complimentary breakfast and end with a free evening reception of snacks and drinks. Conveniently located next to the University of Delaware campus, with accommodations large enough for the whole family, this is an ideal stay if you’re in town for graduation or homecoming.

The Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa, for old-world charm

The flower-filled exterior of the Inn at Montchanin Village and Spa with hibiscus trees and dining tables
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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.

Hilton Wilmington / Christiana, for a romantic stopover

The stunning terrace with firepit and garden furniture at the Hilton Wilmington
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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.

Courtyard Marriott Newark – University of Delaware, for a relaxing stay near UD

A large room at Courtyard Marriott Newark – University of Delaware with modern furnishings
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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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