Hotels in Dover, New Hampshire

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Dover overview

Dover is a friendly locale distinct for its riverfront and known for its churches and college atmosphere. You'll appreciate the coffee and dining choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of University of New Hampshire. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as Fort Constitution Historical Site. A family- and business-friendly area, Dover also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Dover

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Dover has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Dover with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Dover hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Dover hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Dover

Fly in to Manchester, NH (MHT-Manchester-Boston Regional), 33.3 mi (53.6 km) from downtown Dover. Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 57.4 mi (92.3 km) away.

What to see around Dover

Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Center for Wildlife
  • • Water Country
  • • York's Wild Kingdom
  • • Casino Cascade Water Slide
  • • Blue Ocean Discovery Center
The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Woodman Institute
  • • The Children's Museum of New Hampshire
  • • Rochester Historical Society Museum
  • • Kittery Historical and Naval Museum
  • • Albacore Park
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • The Kittery Outlets
  • • Fox Run Mall
  • • Tanger Outlets Kittery
  • • Kittery Outlets
  • • Lilac Mall
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • University of New Hampshire
  • • Phillips Exeter Academy
Here are some top sights to see:
  • • Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area
  • • Hamilton House
  • • Vaughan Woods State Park
  • • Salmon Falls Mill Historic District
  • • Sarah Orne Jewett House

When to visit Dover

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 49°F day, 9°F night
  • April-June: 79°F day, 28°F night
  • July-September: 82°F day, 41°F night
  • October-December: 65°F day, 14°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 11.54 inches
  • April-June: 12.83 inches
  • July-September: 11.69 inches
  • October-December: 13.27 inches