Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn,  Bear

4.0/5  - based on 343 guest reviews.
875 Pulaski Highway, 19701-1252, Bear, United States - See map
+1 302 326 2500 +1 302 326 1050



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Hotel advantages

  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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The Delaware Park and Casino is just minutes from our Bear hotel, and guests enjoy the convenience of being close to all the top attractions. Our Bear hotel is near the University of Delaware and Wilmington University, which makes us a favorite for guests visiting students, faculty or staff. Brandywine Valley area hotels are well-known for offering a great location that's close to everything. Whether you're here to visit family in New Castle or are looking for Newark hotels with a great reputation, count on us for a great stay. We offer a convenient location to area businesses, restaurants and tax-free shopping. Easy on and off major highways make our Bear hotel a favorite. With an indoor heated pool and spa and family luxury suites available, relaxation and comfort is key here. Many guests are in town to go to the Firefly Festival, Lums Pond State Park or to explore historic Old New Castle. The Delaware City, DE area is a popular region for history buffs, families and couples looking for a romantic escape. The local Christiana Mall is a great shopping experience full of tax-free deals and is also near the sporting complexes. Blue Diamond Motor Cross Sports Complex is three miles away and the Kirkwood Soccer Club is 4. 50 miles away. From shopping to sports and everything in between, our Bear hotel has you covered. We regularly welcome business travelers in town with Delaware City Refinery, the Armed Forces Reserve Station, Bank of America and Astrazeneca. Our Bear hotel is staffed with friendly and family-oriented staff who are always happy to assist guests. Whether you're here for business or pleasure, we'll take great care of you. Reserve your spacious room at Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn, where guests are always our top priority! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn,Bear
  • 4
    « More Than I Expected »

    Hotel is located on Route 40, easily reached by exiting Route 1 in Bear, Delaware. I found the room to be clean, with nice bedding, lots of pillows, and soft bath towels. Room was well-lit, quiet and included a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. The Wi-Fi was very good; there was a flat screen TV, desk and chair for working, and a small bench for sitting. Room was large, with new carpets and I saw no evidence of disrepair in the room. Hotel has an indoor pool and hot tub (open until 11PM) which I did not use because I stayed here just for an overnight during a long road trip. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Near the hotel are many chain restaurants and a decent pizza place just a few steps from the front door. The hotel offers free warmed chocolate chip cookies in the evening, which I thought was a nice unexpected treat. Scrambled eggs, sausages, waffles, bagels, pastries, yogurt, cereals, juices, coffee, were all available at the complimentary breakfast. Breakfast area had plenty of seating. What I wanted was just a place to "crash" after being on the road all day and facing another all-day drive. This hotel definitely more than met my expectations.

    « Great customer service »

    I just want to take the time out and say that Mike at the front desk working overnight gave great customer service. Was very patient with me and also helped me to the fullest to make sure that I was indeed satisfied with my stay.

    « Very nice stay in Bear »

    Typical BW Plus hotel. The room was nice, bed comfy, clean, checkin and out good. The breakfast is the same old, same old but at least it was hot. Several restaurants not too far away. Good overnight stay overall.

    « Poor service from manager »

    I had the unfortunate experience the other night at this hotel. After sitting at the desk for 10 minutes, realized a previous guest had left a strong odor of crap/poop on the chair which now was on my clothes. I was so mad and disgusted. The person at the front desk came right up and changed it out with another chair and was helpful. But how does housekeeping not even wipe down these chairs between guests? In the morning I asked to speak to the manager and tell him what happened and see if he wanted to earn my continued business by giving me a free night NEXT time I was working in Bear. I didn't even ask for a refund from the night before, just courtesy going forward. He didn't even bother to call me back, to either apologize for the incident or offer me anything. That says it all... I won't be staying there and you guys should check the room thoroughly if you decide to stay there.

    « vacation »

    Place was great.! Staff was very friendly and very helpful. They gave us the location for a wonderful park(Glasgow Park) where we could take our dog for long walks. There was also a grassy area behind the hotel where we could take our pet for early morning walks and late night walks. We were given a pet room that was very close to the exit which was great for us. I must say that the room was very clean and had no pet odors. The staff also pointed out simple directions to get to where we wanted. This helped us a lot. Breakfast was great with a selection for everyone. Food was fresh and plentiful. I would stay here again in a heart beat.

    « Less than great experience »

    First, the evening desk clerk was not dressed properly for the job. Secondly- our room was occupied when we got there. The staff says no, but we heard the dead bolt lock while we were attempting to use our key, which did not work. They also talked to us through the door. Whether THAT chased them away, or the desk clerk warned them to get out, I am not sure, but I have my suspicions. So we were told there was only one other room available. Which was a downgrade from what we reserved. (king suite to a standard queen rm). No AC in this room. Desk clerk calls us to ask about the room. Says he talked to the manager and he will adjust our bill. Nope. Check out time. New desk clerk will not adjust the bill as he knows nothing about it. Will take a note and give it to the manager. I get a response to my review on the BW site. After speaking to the manager, Best Western customer service, we did get some compensation for our botched stay. But I doubt if I will stay at this location again.

    « Excellent staff »

    We chose this hotel because for its location as our pet had to be taken to the Vet Speciality Hospital. The staff was very accommodating and friendly as we were unsure of our exact plans. After 2 nights in the hospital we were able to all go home rested. The manager Robert could not have nicer or more helpful. They are truly a pet friendly place even if your pet is not with you. The rooms were clean and breakfast was better than we have found at other hotels.

    « Also a nice welcome and good location »

    We stay at this hotel approximately twice a year as it is in such a great location for what we need. The staff are always polite and can never do too much for you. I think the rooms could do with some updating but it is always clean and comfortable Good enough breakfast and generally well stocked, good choices although more variety of fresh fruit would be appreciated, never have bananas I have not met Anthony before on reception and initially he came across as a little off hand but I think this was more about shyness . I have to say he is a really nice young man and lovely to chat too and nothing is too much trouble. Once again a good stay

    « Nice Hotel »

    Clean, nice hotel. Good location between Philadelphia and Washington DC. Excellent hot breakfast buffet. We ate at the Texas Roadhouse across the street and had a delicious dinner. I would stay at this hotel again.

    « BW Plus Bear »

    Stayed at this hotel while visiting my daughter at University of Delaware. Clean hotel, excellent staff, good location! Very nice hotel, would definately stay here again! Could use some improvement with their free breakfast!

  • 5
    « Annual NASCAR race stay »

    This is an excellent facility. I stay there annually while attending the NASCAR race in Dover. I have been staying here for the past 7 years. An excellent facility.The rooms are clean and spacious. The facility is immaculate. Excellent amenities (ie pool and hot tub). Would recommend this hotel to anyone

    « Great Stay »

    The hotel and rooms are always clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful. It is a great location..close to shopping and eating without a lot of traffic. There are grills and pavilions outside as well.

    « Nice Hotel »

    Clean, nice and quiet hotel. Can't say anything bad except the bathroom needs painting, especially around the shower. Paint peeling on wall. Otherwise very nice hotel and breakfast bar. Good selection of breakfast foods.

    « My stay at Best Western Hotels & Resorts »

    My stay at Best Western Hotels & Resorts was great. It was a very quiet and relaxing stay. The location of the hotel was convenient to shopping and restaurants. Breakfast was great as well with multiple options to choose

    « comfortable experience »

    I located the availability of an Iphone 7 at the Christiana Mall so this was perfect place to stop to pick up the phone and then head to New York. The weird thing is the GPS put me by a grocery store with the hotel being nowhere near the said location - Thanks Siri- I contacted the hotel and the overnight person gave me a landmark to look out for as it's across the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant and only 10 minutes from the mall so this was perfect in all aspects. I left Atlanta relatively late in the evening and arrived to this hotel early in the morning. The overall hotel is relatively nicely laid out and the room is superb. Of all the hotels I have been to, I have never seen a shower with dispensaries containing soap, shampoo, and conditioner which I thought was interesting. The bed provided a well night's rest and provided great sleep quality. The desk and chair is comfortable to use as well as ample storage through the use of the dresser. The bathroom was a bit small but provided the purpose and oddly, it seems like people like to take things from the hotel for their own use when they leave the hotel so they leave a sign saying they will charge you if you remove items from the room such as coffee maker, towels, alarm clock,etc but I guess it only makes sense but again Ive never seen that anywhere else. I got a great room at a great price and no complaints at all. The breakfast was plentiful and the wifi is lightening fast as well as the courtesy computer to print things out was nice to have. As far as getting around, the state highways are nearby and the interstate are minutes away. The mall is about a 5 minute drive and nearby amenities such as gas station and restaurants are nearby within a few minutes drive. The vending machines and ice machine on the first floor work just fine and very friendly and cheerful employees shine!

    « Another Great Best Western Hotel »

    We were looking to get away for my husband's birthday & thought Bear, DE would be a landing point to visit model train stores. We decided on the Best Western hotel in Bear. What a great choice! When checking in there was some type of computer glitch that wouldn't allow the young woman to check us in [all her phone lines were ringing at the same time]. At this point I told her we would come back when she wasn't so harried. She wouldn't hear of it & asked if I could just give her a couple of minutes to straighten everything out. Within 5 minutes she had the phones tended to & checked us in.She upgraded us to a suite for being so patient. We asked about places to eat & she gave a very nice recommendation for a diner [the food was great]. The next morning, breakfast was fabulous--hot eggs, waffles, etc. If we ever travel to this area again, we will be sure to stay at the Best Western in Bear, DE.

    « close to track »

    Used hotel as it was close to Delaware Racetrack. Pleasant and easily accessible. The area has changed significantly since our last visit. It seemed easy to get lost on all the highways that are in the area now. Bring GPS or have good maps.

    « Always comfortable »

    I travel extensively and this Best Western is always clean, comfortable and convenient with friendly and helpful staff. The value is exceptional and the hotel is conveniently located. The hotel is also one of the better Best Western properties that I've stayed in.

    « Excellent value for the money »

    We stay here prior to cruising out of Baltimore, because it is close to my two sons and grand kids. The facility is well maintained, clean and very neat. The breakfast has everything one could ask for. The staff is first rate and extremely helpful. We have stayed here several times before, and, absolutely, will again!

    « Very nice and clean... »

    Friendly and comfortable...! Very clean and low key for relaxing. I am a bit of a hotel snob, and this was the only place in the area, but i was more than satisfied and would come again! Nice hot tub!

  • 3
    « Not happy, but wasn't miserable »

    It wasn't a horrible experience but for the money I paid, I was very displeased. Not to mention, I was over charged and since when do hotels charge a $50 deposit on top of the hotel fees and taxes. This as new to me and I stay in rooms all over the country as I am a driver. I wouldn't stay here again.

    « Pleasant experience »

    Nice, clean, quiet hotel. Texas road house with fabulous ribs across the road. Only down fall was I had a cold shower. Was surprised to discover they gave me 50% off after I notified them of the hot water issue. I can't say anything negative when they are willing to make things right.

    « Great for overnight stay while traveling »

    Great for an overnight stay while traveling. Clean and comfortable. There's an indoor hot tub and pool that is great for kids. Fair amount of choices for breakfast items -enough to please most. Close to interstate.

    « No wake-up call! »

    I stayed here for one night after driving for many hours. I asked the clerk at the front desk for an 8:00 wake up call. He said, "sure, no problem." The next morning, I opened my eyes and it was 9:30. No wake-up call. I had missed breakfast, and got a later start than I wanted. The girl at the front desk tried to be helpful. This must be a shady area because in the bathroom there is a sign indicating the various prices for things in the room. It read, "due to the popularity of the items in our hotel rooms, we have provided a list of prices." I guess their clientele steals everything- towels, the alarm clock, etc. Other than not getting my wake-up call, the hotel is clean and comfortable.

    « Excellent Choice »

    This hotel is an excellent choice. The staff is extremely friendly and go out of their way to extend excellent customer service. The breakfast that is included with your stay is not like an average breakfast buffet. Items offered include waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, bagels, cereals, muffins, coffee, juice, tea, milk and many other items. I was pleasantly surprised that everything was warm and that they had such a variety of items.

    « Nice place, but the internet is definitely a recurring issue »

    The shower is GREAT! Nice shower head, strong water pressure, but the carpet is so dirty, turned my socks and feet black after an hour. Otherwise, it's clean and well maintained. However, I have 2 jobs and am always working and the internet here was almost near impossible to connect to or stay connected to. Talked to the front desk twice and then gave up. Bed is super comfy and clean. Quiet hotel. Definitely would like to come back, but only if they address and fix the wifi issues. They also have two gazebo's in the back with a bbq. It's very nice.

    « Nice, quiet, get-away location »

    This hotel is easily accessible off of I-95 and has a nice variety of things to do in the area. I just wanted to relax for the weekend and could not have selected a better spot. The pool, hot tub, and rooms are very clean. It's quiet but yet kid friendly. You will be pleased with your stay here.

    « Very Enjoyable Stay »

    We enjoyed our stay! Wish we could have stayed longer. It was centrally located to wherever we went. The rooms were very clean, showers wonderful, I liked the shampoo dispensers. Also loved the breakfasts, with Bacon AND sausages! Front desk staff always friendly and accommodating. Pool was great.

    « Good for one night stopover »

    We arrived at 5pm,they were very busy. Check in was quick and efficient. Room was clean, a bit small for 2 queens. Beds were softer than usual. Plenty of pillows. Bathroom was clean, everything worked. Sink is outside the shower and toilet area. Room has a frig and microwave. Free WiFi worked well. Indoor pool with hot tub was nice. Free breakfast was OK , eggs were not fresh. There was a large party going on, on the first floor and we thought it might be noisy later, but we did not hear them on the 3rd floor. This hotel is very near the highway -so there is road noise at night. the weather was extremely hot but the air conditioner worked well.Price for the stay was reasonable.

    « Bacon! »

    5 stars for providing bacon at breakfast! Most hotels have undercooked sausage patties or links. Nice clean rooms. My room was a little small for two queen beds but it wasn't bad. Very comfortable overall and a very nice indoor pool with hot tub for relaxing.

  • 4
    « Tournament Stay »

    Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights/4days, while in town for a Sporting event. We choose this hotel due to closeness of the fields, and the price. Overall, it's a nice hotel for the price. It's quiet, clean, and located in a decent location close to the highways. The rooms are well appointed, however we were given a handicap accessible room,it was great since it was bigger, however the bathroom was a bit challenging for us, as there was no tub and only a handheld shower head. The first night there seemed to be some strange activity going on with some undesirables in the parking lot, however we were not bothered by them, and felt safe the entire stay. The indoor pool was good size, and the hot tub was great.

    « Great Stay! »

    Stayed here one night with family and had a great stay. Pool and hot tub were clean and not crowded. Breakfast was delicious--eggs, bacon, waffles, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, coffee, juice, yogurt... Room was spacious and clean. Beds were comfortable and pillows fluffy. Room had a fridge and microwave. Toilet was a bit loud when flushed and lighting in hallway a bit dim but otherwise stay was fantastic. Overall, everything was clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

    « college hunting at UD with my son »

    the hotel is located about 15 min away take rt 40 to 896 north very easy,,The breakfast was ok ..standard fare ..eggs sausage breads cereals yogurt.and juices ..overall a nice stay for the price about 100 usd...

    « Okay »

    The room was nice, but there was a smell of excessive air freshener, like they were trying to cover up a different smell. The bathroom was big with the sink area separate, I like that. There was a refrigerator and a microwave in the room both were very clean and was nice to have. The staff was very friendly and did a great job. There is a pool and a whirlpool both are small, but was okay for us just to relax in after a long drive. The breakfast was not the best the eggs were watery, and it was a lot of carbs. We have stayed at a lot of Best Westerns, this one was a plus we expected a little more. But it was okay to stay at for one night.

    « In need of Upgrades »

    Hotel staff is very friendly, and location is right off the highway.. The Hotel itself is in need of some major upgrades. Musty smell in the hallway and room. Room although tidy, was in need of a good cleaning.

    « Wonderful Stay--Definitely Recommend »

    We had a great stay here in June 2016. The hotel was quiet, the staff friendly and the room was comfortable and cool. We checked in at 10:30 at night and there were fresh cookies at the front desk. We also needed to use the computer and printer which was free and easy to use. Great customer service at the front desk.

    « Good for a quick overnight stay »

    Stayed here with family for a LAX tournament. It is close to pretty much anything you may need, Kmart, Dunkin Donuts, Restaurants and pharmacies. Staff was friendly. Non smoking facility. Lobby & halls had a smell/odor, not offensive just stale. Room was very clean. Lighting in bathroom was a bit dim. Rear stairs to the rooms was dirty. Needed to be vacuumed big time. Breakfast included in room rate was cold cereal, bagels, instant oatmeal, yogurt, self serve waffles, coffee, juice. There were hot scrambled eggs and bacon. I could not find bottled water anywhere. I asked the front desk if I could purchase some and they had none. Vending machines only had soda selections. I would stay here again if it were for a quick overnight.

    « Better than expected »

    Out stay was great from the time we booked to the time we checked out. Some friends had blocked a set of rooms for an event that weekend. We arrived about an hour early, but they had a room available for us. Upon checking in, the staff handed us a gift bag from our host friends. Room was very clean and updated, cold a/c, and free parking. Breakfast the next morning ended at 9:30am so we didn't expect much by the time we went down at 9:15. To our surprise, everything was pretty well stocked and we were able to eat a good breakfast with waffles, scrambled eggs and sausages. The staff was friendly and didn't seem to rush any of the guests that lingered and ate until almost 10 am. We also liked the later than average checkout time of 12noon. Overall it was a great stay, definitely better than we expected from a Best Western. Would recommend this location to others.

    « Great Place »

    Anthony checked us and he was very pleasant and helpful. He even helped find a corkscrew so I could open a bottle of wine I purchased at a winery. The room was very clean. The bed including the pillows were very comfortable. They had plenty of towels instead of the usual 2 bath towels most places provide. Breakfast was standard which included scrambled eggs and sausage. There are several restaurants close by. I would stay here again.

    « So nice »

    Me and my friends were here for a night after firefly and they were so nice about us not checking in till 3 am. The room was sooo nice and clean. The shower had soap dispensers with all the shower products you need. Also the bed was super comfy, I would recommend it!

  • 5
    « Home away from home »

    When we come north from Florida to visit our family we always stay at the Best Western Plus in Bear, DE. It is conveniently located to our family in PA and DE. We stay for over 2 weeks so we want a hotel with amenities. Our suite is perfect 2 rooms plus bath; 2 TV's. Excellent service and free breakfast.

    « Outstanding Best Western »

    This was our first visit to the Bear, DE Best Western Plus but it won't be our last. This hotel property was inviting as soon as you stepped in. The hotel staff went out of their way to make things pleasant and the breakfast buffet offered in the morning was outstanding. Usually when we stay at a hotel offering breakfast items, they consist of cold cereal, danish & some type of fruit. This location offered scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, pancakes, danish, muffins, fruit, hot & cold cereal, yogurt, etc. This hotel is an excellent value for the money!

    « Good bang for the buck! »

    The hotel was nice, clean, and modern. The front-desk staff was professional and friendly. The room was nicely equipped and spacious. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent water-pressure in the shower; a true rarity in hotels! My one criticism was the king bed in my participator room felt "overly used" but the hotel was very quick to apologize, offer me a different room, and me they would look into it which reinforced to me that it truly was a one-off. I would definitely stay here again! PS: The Texas Road House across from the hotel was great, too!

    « Well done »

    we stayed here for the night as we were going to my son's graduation at the University of Delaware. The rooms were clean the lobby was clean the breakfast that's complimentary was decent, the cookies that they serve at 5:30 p.m. at night is a nice touch, the indoor pool is a bonus though there's too much chlorine in that room, and all in all I'd have to say it was a very nice place with very welcoming staff at the front desk

    « Return Visit »

    A really good hotel in an unexpected location. Second visit, there was a Grotto Pizza just down the road (since closed). Grotto is a favorite from my childhood in Pa. People and hotel are the best, helpful staff, nice clean and quite hotel.

    « Very nice and clean hotel »

    This was my first visit to this Best Western Plus hotel. It was a very nice and clean hotel. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They had a nice entry way sitting area with a TV and fireplace. They provided a complimentary breakfast in the morning which was nice. I would definitely stay there again and I would recommend it to others.

    « Really Nice Accommodations »

    This hotel is beautiful. Much better than expected. The rooms are nice, the pool is nice, the location is great! The hotel staff is friendly, the free breakfast was good, and the hotel is very neat and clean and pet-friendly too. We visited over the Christmas holidays and the décor was nice and festive too. Outdoor grill and picnic area available for the warmer months. The staff is very helpful, however, they weren't very knowledgeable about area attractions, Washington DC, etc. If you want to go somewhere specific, use the business center to search and print out your own maps. We used the front desk staff instead and were sent on a wild goose chase. We ended up no where near our requested destination. (instead of the capitol buildings in Washington DC, we ended up at a KOA campground about 45 minutes from there).

    « quite and clean »

    first time staying at this hotel and surprised how quiet it was in the room. there is no restaurant but there is a free breakfast area and some local food places deliver for free, the hotel included some menus upon checking in and a 10% discount at the roadway restaurant across the street. great areas for walking the dogs and there is a large grassy area in back with pavilions, grills and picnic tables.

    « Nice Hotel Definately recommend »

    This hotel is very nice rented it for a fair price. The staff was very nice and helpful. The room was clean and nicely decorated. There was a small fridge and microwave as well as a coffee maker definitely a plus. I noticed in the back of the hotel there was a grilling area with tables and covered Gazebo(never saw that at a hotel before) I typically try and stay in a hotel that offers breakfast in the morning. I love the make your own Belgium waffle stations( its the little things). I was disappointed with this location because their waffle maker was apparently not making the waffle right as I noticed myself and other guest trying to get it to brown. From the taste of it I don't think they were using Belgium waffle mix and that could have been the problem the taste was way off. The staff tried fixing it but it was not working. Although my waffle experience was not as I expected I would definitely check into this location in the future. It was a very nice place to just get away to get some peace and quiet. (if someone really reads these things please fix the waffle station :-) It would be greatly appreciated....

    « Great Location, good choice at breakfast »

    We have stayed here many times now and always book for the location primarily. There is a good choice at breakfast and a pool and fitness suite on site. The staff are always lovely and it is nice to see some familiar faces such as Britney on duty and that she remembers you from one time to the next. I believe there are no differences in the rooms so no up grade possible. We always have the top floor but I am not sure it truly matters and there is a lift handy so it makes it easy access. Due to the location we will stay again

  • 4
    « Great location »

    We like to stay hearer when in the area for ease. We consider it worth visiting. I am not sure what makes it the Plus other than a pool but it is very adequate for what we want. No differences in the rooms we are told

    « In Bear for the funeral of my wife's sister »

    Checked out signed receipt for 118.79 after we got home saw our credit card was also changed 170.29 I called hotel told I had to dispute charge through my bank hotel manager refused to issue a credit.

    « best stay »

    good choice comfortable bed, great breakfast, friendly staff ,easy to find shopping near by, plenty eating places available from fast food like micky d's to red lobster all places easy to drive to,this was my fourth stay there and I will be back

    « Great Hotel and Service »

    Great Hotel and Service. My kids loved the pool; my wife and I loved the hot tube/sauna. The people that worked with us were always friendly and helpful. The hotel is perfect for a night's rest - nothing fancy when it comes to view (it is right off a highway, with a trailer parking space behind it); but great stay.

    « Very Pleased »

    Stayed at this property to avoid staying in New Jersey. Very pleased with the property, about 5 miles off I 95, but there are two good places to eat within walking distance. Very clean property, with three floors, elevator, pool, hot tub. Rooms are spacious and clean, furniture is modern. Very quiet, staff was very pleasant and helpful, breakfast area is very clean and well stocked, very comfortable stay, I would stay again, price was very good. Only issue was Ice machines on the first and third floor only. Property does have washers and dryers for use and that is a nice feature. They had a meeting room.

    « Great hotel and location »

    The staff at this hotel goes above and beyond for a great experience in Delaware. The location is nice for shopping and also for getting on the highways in that area. Rooms were a nice size with very comfortable furnishings. Will definitely go back if we're in the area again.

    « Good place for the overnight stay »

    Overall stay was enjoyable. We we en route to NY on I-95 and need an overnight stay. Room was well laid out , good internet. Breakfast met expectations. Would stay there again. There was a slight odor in room probably due to disinfectant . I think this is a pet friendly place.

    « broken door »

    The room had a broken door that does not lock ,so when you step out the room you have to go back and check it every five minutes to make sure your belongings are still in the room or you have to take two shifts to go out the room in order to make sure everything is still in there

    « great spot off of I 95 »

    I love this place for the covered outside area, pool, hot tub and breakfast. Great locale to many restaurants also. This is my place every time I drive south as I have to break up my long ride! The rooms are spacious, clean and nice.

    « great value »

    a great value. It was easy to make the reservation and the counter people were very nice and friendly. I had to cancel once before making this reservation and they were very nice and accepted the cancellation without a chart to me.

  • 3
    « carpets are a problem »

    If it wasn't for the carpets, this would have been a decent place to stay; carpets are chemically sprayed on and it adds an irritating smell to the room-watch out for people with respiratory issues. Otherwise, staff was helpful and friendly. Location is not that great, but it's an ok stop on the road with some restaurants within walking distance

    « My Review »

    It was decent. I did not have any complaints. I would prefer to stay in there again or recommend it to my friends. It was good overall. The location worked out good for me. The room was clean and big enough for myself.

    « Nice stay »

    Stayed here for a few nights while working in the area. Very nice and spacious rooms. Breakfast was great with real eggs, not the powdered like mix. The staff was all friendly and rooms were quiet. Would deff return and stay here if in the area again.

    « Near Kirkwood Soccer Complex »

    This is the place to stay if you are participating in an event at the Kirkwood Soccer Complex. It is the closest hotel. More importantly it is a very nice hotel and the service can't be beat. I had a soccer team from the Olympic Develoment Program spend the weekend there early March, they were very accommodating very helpful and friendly.

    « Our stay in Bear, DE »

    For the price and customer service we would stay here again. The customer service was fabulous. We asked for more soap and we got it. Our room was clean. There was ample parking available. We could have stayed closer to our family who live in Middletown DE but the price difference was too much. We were happy to be greeted by phone by the hotel staff "Anthony". Simple, sweet and good breakfast included.


    I have spent many visits at this hotel..The staff is very friendly and helpful.. The rooms are spacious and always clean..I always feel welcome there.. I am greeted like a friend.. All remember me, even housekeeping..The breakfast is always hot and ready for anyone .. there is always someone at the front desk for your every need..I will return anytime i go out of town for business or pleasure..

    « hotel review »

    The room was comfortable and clean. The service at the front desk quick, and pleasant. It is also nice how they have public Jacuzzi for the quests to enjoy and they also a have complimentary breakfast. When I look for hotels these are accommodations of my preference.

    « The Best Best Western »

    I've stayed at several Best Westerns over the last few years and this one has to be the best! Friendly courteous staff, clean comfortable rooms and a good breakfast. I would never hesitate to stay here!

    « awesome stay, very clean. staff friendly. »

    Traveled with 2 children. Place was beyond what i expected, very clean and welcoming. Staff is awesome, helpful and friendly. Breakfast was great. Pool area was very clean, and all enjoyed our time in the pool.

    « Must stay »

    Will come again, very friendly staffs, clean pool, selections on breakfast. I would recommend anyone to stay here. Big rooms, their rooms are extra large size compare to most of other hotels we have stayed.

  • 5
    « Love the place and excellent customer brainer on staying. »

    Staff was extremely polite and eager to please. From the time i called and talked to Tracey from the time I left. Made to feel right at home and i really like that alot of the staff knew your name..Very impressed!

    « Very nice hotel-especially for this area! »

    This hotel was closest to the town where we were visiting. The staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel was clean. Breakfast had a huge selection -more than I expected. Quiet--close to restaurants and shopping. Perfect for us.

    « NASCAR Race Weekend »

    We have been staying at the location twice a year for (May and Sept/Oct) the past three years for race weekends. We are always greeted by the entire friendly staff no matter where we are within the hotel. Rooms are clean and comfortable and breakfast is good. Property is well lit and clean. Recommend staying here and looking forward to booking future reservations.

    « Home away from Home »

    We enjoy staying at the Best Western Plus when we go North for the holidays. All of the staff makes us feel at home when we come and go to visit our family. There is always a hot breakfast. Coffee is available 24 hours per day. The reception area is always neat and very clean. Rooms are very clean and the cleaning staff maintains the room daily. It always looks fresh and tidy.

    « Great Place to Stay »

    This was a stressful family trip to visit someone ailing. But the hotel was a great stop for 3 days. Breakfast was typical but fresh and the breakfast area was well maintained and clean. The business area was also well stocked with paper for printing! The front desk was very helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. The soap and shampoo dispensers in the shower were great. This had the best water pressure in a hotel that I have ever experienced and the water was always hot! Along with 24 hour coffee. Again a great stay! HOWEVER, 2 negatives - avoid the second floor and odd# rooms in the future - outside light from nearby businesses shining in and the shears do not block it, nor do the "curtains" close and for some reason the halls were dim and not well lit in the evening. Finally, the rate being quoted to incoming off the street was not more then I was paying with advance notice. So call first before you book online.

    « rude customer service »

    I was extremely disappointed in the customer service I received from the wait staff for breakfast, it was the managers wife which is even worse, she was very rude and nasty, it was the way that she told us that we had to have shoes on our feet to be in the breakfast area which it was not posted anywhere, I would very much like a refund or at least some kind of refund for the inconvenience of her attitude, I had to go up north from south carolina to see my father who has dementia and not even know who I am or his grand children or great grand children I did not need to be spoken to by her in that way when I have to deal with my father being ill, also since I had to drive so far to see my dad i was trying to get a better rate on my room because I have to plan for his funeral and I did not get any help with that, I was given a phone number to call corporate if I am not satisfied with the outcome of this complaint also may be filing a complaint with the better business bureau

    « Great Hotel »

    The room was nicely decorated, I like the dispensers in the shower vs the little bottles, but could've used a different scent or brand, too much lemon, lol. The fridge was still dirty. But other than those two things, hotel was one of the best Best Westerns I have been to. Great breakfast also. Thanks

    « Great stay »

    I have been staying at this location for a few weeks as I have also been working at the Delaware city oil refinery. It is a great place I have had my wife and family come out a few times. The restaurants are great that surround the hotel such as Roma's pizza and the Texas Road house we have kids this is a great place for the kids as it has an indoor pool.. It also has a full breakfast other hotels do not have. So far this has been a great experience and the laundry room is one of the areas best...

    « Good Experience »

    Had a good stay here. Rooms were clean and staff was accomodating. Breakfast was adequate and the dining room assistant attentive to keeping everything clean and hot. Room did have some maintenance problems though that did not effect our stay. WiFi was problematic the first couple of days then became good the next two. Wish there was a better guide for cable. Beds were wonderful if you like a soft nest. Loved it and slept the best of our whole trip. Too soft if you don't like a soft mattress. Water pressure a little low. Humidity was high in the room as the bathroom had no fan and outside was rainy. Proximity to restaurants is good. Good take out next to building and good steakhouse across a busy road, but worth it. More good options with in 3 miles.

    « Wonderful Experience »

    Upon arrival the staff were very friendly and helpful. This is an excellent location with easy access. We located great restaurants within walking distance. We enjoyed staying at this Best Western location. The Best Western chain has always provided great service. This location exceeds in many ways and we recommend this location.

  • 5
    « Great Place To Stay »

    As with many of my other reviews my love of the best western chain was once again confirmed with this property. The staff was welcoming and friendly, and the property and rooms were very clean throughout. These things make a huge difference anytime you travel but especially when you travel for weeks at a time. This Hotel and it's staff will make you feel at home while on the road.

    « Place is very nice but watch the extra $50 charged to you. »

    The room was very nice, clean, and comfortable. The hotel is on a VERY busy road and close to many stores and restaurants. The breakfast was good as expected and clean. Our biggest complaint was the $50 plus tax, extra charged to our credit card for "incidentals". We were supposed to be told about this on check-in but we were not and it was a shock when we looked at out statement online. With all the credit card thief going on, we called right away. They said we would get it back in 2 to 14 days. We called the hotel itself and they were not helpful at all, but just said it was a policy to charge this. A call from the central office said it had been a practice for a few years and most customers are not aware of it. Our Discover Card must be prompter to post than other credit cards. It was removed and the correct amount posted in a few days. We have been aware of this practice at campgrounds or rental cottage etc, but never at a hotel. Corporate said only that they will let the management know that we were not informed of this practice. There are plenty of hotel/motels out there, and we will be staying at the others.

    « Excellent Hotel »

    I do lots of travel all around the world for my Business purpose. For selecting the hotel stay, I always first look for Best western/Best Western Plus is near by or not. This is a very nice Hotel and the price is also within limit. I normally came to Delaware for working in Delaware city refinery & always recommend everyone to stay in Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn. This is a excellent hotel compare to any other hotel near by.

    « Smell »

    Stayed before at this hotel and the housekeeping staff was great. After a long day at work, my room was fresh and smelled clean. But this trip, the first thing I smelled was the horrible stench in the 1st floor hallway, then when I went into my room, there a strong smell of a sick older person. i had to go to a store and purchase Lysol spray, Clorox wipes and a scented candle, this made it more tolerable.

    « Holiday Stay »

    Great location. A lot of restaurants and stores in close proximity Great Lobby and Breakfast! A large assortment of food items. Cookies and coffee throughout the day. Comfortable couch and TV in lobby. Made it comfortable to meet and greet family members.

    « Really nice suites »

    This hotel had suites that really met our needs. there was a door between the bedroom/bathroom area and the living room, and it had a pull out couch. The decor was good quality and staff were nice and helpful.

    « great breakfast / sink did not drain properly »

    This Best Western is a relatively good one. Nice large lobby area. The self-serve buffet breakfast was really good. Sink did not drain properly in my room, but since I was only there briefly for two nights, this was not a big deal for me. I would expect other guest in the near future would have a positive experience logging at this hotel.

    « Convenient location, comfortable rooms and upscale breakfast »

    When I called the front desk they actually had rooms at the coupon price of $69.00 which is very reasonable. We had 2 queen beds in the room. The hotel was impressive with a great location where there were plenty of restaurants to chose from. The beds were very comfortable. The only problem we had was the thermostat in the room. It just wouldn't cool down enough for us. Also, the internet was slow. The room was very clean. The front desk staff especially Anthony was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay there again.

    « New Gabes Opening »

    The only complaint was the washing machine was broken. It made a terrible noise. When I reported it to front desk, they seemed very unconcerned. Since my stay lasted 2 months this inconvenience had me hand washing my clothes in the sink.

    « Best Western, Bear, De. »

    friendly & Professional Staff, clean rooms w/ excellent breakfast . Reasonable rates during the week, too high on weekends. Master Suit with Jacuzzi was very nice. I would stay their again. Conveniently located to Rt.1

  • 5
    « Conference »

    I love this Best Western. The staff was outstanding. They go the extra mile to accommodate you. I was originally placed on third floor, however I wanted to be on the first floor. Front desk clerk was able to make the change for me. The bed was very comfortable. The free morning buffet is excellent. I loved the free in room Wi-Fi. You get discount on a few restaurants that are near the hotel- steakhouse across the street and pizza place within walking distance ( also deliver). Victory Christian Fellowship Church is within three miles of the hotel. I would recommend this hotel.

    « Great stay »

    The Best Western in Bear, Delaware is a great place to stay and recharge your batteries!! The staff is polite,caring,& seems to truly want to make each guest feel genuinely welcome and satisfied. A terrific value as well

    « Staff Great, Hotel Poor »

    There were no cleaned towels at the pool site. when I asked for a few towels from the front desk I was given hand towels and was told there weren't and cleaned towels unless I wanted to wait for her to do a load. Also the toilet in the room was horrible. First thing I noticed when I opened the bathroom door. Rust running all down the back of the toilet onto the floor. Also hair left behind in the shower. I took pictures for proof. Also there wasn't any bedding in the room for the sofa, I had to go get it from the front desk. Last when I pulled out the sofa there was a black balloon with a scull print ( from Halloween) smack in the middle of the bed. Gave me the impression that the bed was never cleaned. Also the was a fire alarm the building had to be evacuated. However once the building was deemed clear the hotel staff gave information the the customers. They just went behind the front desk and on with their business. That gave us the impression that everything was ok. I still am not aware of the reason the alarm went off. I just believe the customers should have been told what was going on so that they could finish their night feeling safe instead of worrying if the alarm was going to go off again. This stay could have been better for the price that was charged.

    « Convenience and cleanliness »

    I was so pleasantly surprised when I checked into my room. It was large, lovely, and spotless. I had planned to go out to eat but the hotel provided a variety of nearby restaurants' menus. I called, had food delivered, and even that was a quick and delicious service.

    « Wonderful stay! »

    Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting a relative in the Christiana Hospital. It was only 5 miles away, so decided to stay here because of the price and amenities. Check in was easy and was explained everything I needed to know about the hotel. The pool and hot tub was awesome. A nice addition for sure. The breakfast was very good and plentiful. Our room was very clean and we loved the bed and pillows. Everyone was so nice and helpful too. All in all, we recommend this place for sure!

    « Great Stay »

    Loved this hotel, especially for the value. Had an awesome indoor heated pool and a great hot complimentary breakfast in the morning, all included in the price. Rooms were clean and staff was very pleasant and accommodating.

    « Clean & Comfy »

    Room was very clean and bed was comfortable which are the most important things to me with a hotel. Free breakfast was standard and met expectations. If your room is on the front side of the building you will need to close your blackout shades to keep out bright security lights and traffic noise. There were a couple other minor flaws but nothing that overly affected my stay. Staff was very nice.

    « A College Campus Visit »

    We had a very good experience at the Best Western Plus in Newark Delaware. Our room was clean and comfortable. Service was also good. We were able to get reservations on short notice, dispite the fact that the hotel was packed. We were also able to spend a great visit with our grandson on the campus of The Univ. of Delaware. Thank you to Best Western for finding us a room on such short notice!

    « OK hotel en route south »

    Have stayed here before as it's a convenient stopover when we head south. Check in was fast and easy. Room was comfortable. Wifi was much better than during our previous stay. Breakfast was a little limited as noted during a previous stay. Hotel could do with a little brightening up. Rate was reasonable and we had a $25 travel card so a good deal.

    « Overpriced bad hotel »

    Moldy bathroom, broken closet door, smelly, security light outside of our window on all night, towels that smelled of cigarettes, mediocre breakfast, long wait at reception for no reason. We will not be staying here again. It was not horrible, just bad and overpriced. We paid $160 per night, it was worth about $65 per night. And.....the mattress was bad.

  • 5
    « Little Gem of a Hideaway! »

    We used this hotel as "home base" for our little weekend honeymoon. It is close to a large variety of attractions (Riverfront, Christiana Mall as well as other places). The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They told us about showing our room key for a discount at the steakhouse across the street, which was a nice surprise. We used the pool and hot tub (all by ourselves as no one else was using them). The breakfast was decent and a variety of foods was there. Housekeeping was friendly as well. We had a room on the third floor, which overlooked the construction lot next door (we were not staying for spectacular views). We would highly recommend this hotel to others and can see ourselves staying here in the future.

    « Changed my opinion of a Best Western »

    Previous thoughts of a Best Western were very negative until this visit. Was pleasantly surprised with the Hotels facilities, room and breakfast. Two thumbs up. Great for Kids as conveniently located to Mall and restaurants.

    « Very friendly service »

    We had a great overnight stay during a multi-day motorcycle trip. The desk clerk was not only quick and courteous, she went out of her way to print out local maps when we inquired about gas stations and restaurants in the area. She also had us park our motorcycle in front of the entryway where it would be safer. (That's one reason I stay at Best Westerns when possible) The room was clean and spacious. The breakfast was your average hotel breakfast spread.

    « Excellent hotel »

    Excellent staff, very helpful, courteous, and friendly. The Hotel was very clean and the pool and jacuzzi was really nice Great selection for breakfast. Would diffently stay here again when in the area

    « Always a great place to stay »

    Have stayed at this location many times. Hotel and staff are both always delightful. Rooms are spacious, I have work while I am there and the internet and peace and quiet both serve me well. Located perfectly with many good places to eat near by.

    « Good hotel »

    Stayed there on my way to another location and was satisfied, the rooms were clean and the location was great close to the highway..., i would recommend this hotel to my friends without hesitation. The personel was nice too

    « Very pleasant staff and nice clean room »

    I took my son to see the race in Dover. Coming from N.Y.we decided to get a room. This hotel is very clean, the room is nicely appointed and the staff at the front desk were really nice and helpful. Not being from the area, I had a few questions and they were all answered. The pool is nice too.

    « Dover fall NASCAR race »

    Have been staying at this hotel for the past 5 years while attending the fall NASCAR Race at Dover. The cost is reasonable and is very convenient to get to. Close enough to the race track for convenience ---but not too far away.

    « Inexpensive and Clean »

    Little better than the average BW. Wifi could use some help but breakfast is decent and the rooms are clean and updated. Good value for the money for a business stay since all you do is sleep in the room anyway. Room key gives you 10% off some local restaurants. We had 7 rooms and only one had to be changed out as it was probably a smoking room prior and had the lingering smell to it. They were super nice and took care of it, Shout out to Brittney who was professional and helpful.

    « NIce hotel in Bear, DE »

    I enjoyed my stay at the Best Western Plus in Bear, DE. The location looks like it might be noisy because it is close to the highway, but my room was very quiet. The staff was courteous and the check in/out procedure was painless. The breakfast was very good. Overall excellent stay with no complaints.

  • 4
    « Always a good stay »

    The hotel staff are always very pleasant and one member goes out of her way to make sure your stay is made special. Britney is a credit to the company and has a good memory for faces and will always make some comment relevant to you. The hotel is well placed and has some good facilities Sadly the breakfast was lacking this time, no porridge, sad buns and the same hot breakfast each day. Also refill bottles in the bathroom so I am not keen on this particularly from a BW+, That said all in all a good hotel

    « A nice property - but »

    We had a very nice stay here but it wasn't without issues. The bed was great. The TV was fine, the water pressure was also fine. The WiFi was slow and the sign in the parking lot saying the property was not responsible for personal loss or damage to vehicles was disconcerting and so we unloaded our vehicle. Carrying the golf clubs and the extra luggage to the room was a bother but we managed. The breakfast was about average and checkout was fine. The property is close to the interstate so it was convenient.


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·From: I-95. From I-95 take Exit#4A to US Highway 1 south. Follow US Highway 1 south five miles. Take Exit #160. Turn left at light (RT #40). The Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn is immediately on the left, across from Texas Road House and Dairy Queen (make a u-turn at next light). ·From: Dover/Ocean City MD. From Route 1 south, take Exit #160 ramp. Turn right at RT #40. The Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn is immediately on the left, across from Texas Road House and Dairy Queen (make a u-turn at next light). ·From: Philadelphia and North. From I-95 south take Exit#4A to US Highway 1 south. Follow US Highway 1 south five miles. Take Exit #160. Turn left at light (RT #40). The B...

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