Hotels in Dover, Delaware

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Dover overview

Dover is a friendly locale distinct for its beaches and historical sites, and known for its marina and casinos. You'll enjoy Dover's museums and university spirit. Take in some of the area's local culture at Biggs Museum of American Art and The State House Museum. Check out local attractions like Schwartz Center for the Arts and Old State House. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Dover is for you.

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 Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.), 51.9 mi (83.6 km) from downtown Dover.

What to see around Dover

The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Biggs Museum of American Art
  • • The State House Museum
  • • Museum of Small Town Life
  • • Delaware State Museums
  • • Johnson Victrola Museum
It's recognized for its beaches, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Pickering Beach
  • • Woodland Beach
  • • Slaughter Beach
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Spence's Bazaar
  • • Edgehill Shopping Center
  • • Bay Court Plaza Shopping Center
  • • Gateway West Shopping Center
  • • The Centre at Dover Shopping Center
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Schwartz Center for the Arts
  • • Old State House
  • • Delaware State Visitor Center
  • • First State Heritage Park
  • • Delaware State Capitol

When to visit Dover

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 60°F day, 27°F night
  • April-June: 87°F day, 40°F night
  • July-September: 87°F day, 55°F night
  • October-December: 74°F day, 28°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 10.91 inches
  • April-June: 12.17 inches
  • July-September: 12.60 inches
  • October-December: 10.55 inches