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Hotels in Newark near University of Delaware

University of Delaware Introduction

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware in Newark’s suburbs is one of the oldest universities in the U.S. Renowned for its science and engineering programs, the university has 7 schools set over 2,000 acres of campus. The university has an enrolment of 18,000 students and offers 150 different degree subjects. The Green is the centerpiece of the university campus, with a handsome, tree-lined mall framed by Georgian-revival buildings. The university's popular "Blue Hen" sports teams play football, lacrosse, and basketball, among others. The city of Newark is small but rich in history and culture, blending a hip student vibe with a historic past.

Hotels near University of Delaware

There are several budget and mid-range hotels within 2 miles of the university. Free breakfast and Wi-Fi are standard for hotels in the area, and some of the 3-star options have indoor or outdoor pools. The majority of the hotels offer parking and many are clustered around Interstate 95, making travel to the university easy. There are both long-stay and all-suite options. Match days for the Blue Hens university sports teams can push up hotel prices, but generally summer is busiest and most expensive, when tourists arrive at the beaches. Winter is the cheapest time to visit.

Where to stay near University of Delaware

Newark is a small but historic city and the university there is Delaware's biggest institution of learning, with over 18,000 students. Newark is a college town. The liveliest spot is Main Street, which serves the student population with eclectic dining, coffee bars, and independent shops. The area south of the university, close to Interstate 95, is a good spot, and provides a stop-off for those traveling by car to New York. Another popular area to stay in is 9 miles east of the university, in the vicinity of the Christiana Mall.

Things to see near University of Delaware

Newark’s suburban area is great for walking as it's quite flat. Stroll around and you’ll see some university buildings of architectural significance, including the antebellum Old College, which is home to the Old College Gallery. Newark has a sense of space as it’s reasonably spread out and there are a number of green spaces. White Clay Creek State Park is set north of the university and offers 37 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Stroll northeast of the university campus and you’ll find the vibrant bars, restaurants, and boutiques in Main Street.

How to get to University of Delaware

Traveling to and from Newark is easy, with a range of transport hubs on offer. By car, you’ll arrive on Interstate 95, which is just 2 miles south of the university’s main campus. Newark railway station is served by the SEPTA and Amtrak rail network, and is just 15 minutes’ walk from the university. Head 13 miles east to Wilmington for New Castle Airport. DART First State buses provide services to Wilmington, the nearby Christiana Mall, and Elkton, Maryland. The majority of key bus routes travel through the university campus.