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First State Inn

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Laptop workspace, free WiFi
Laptop workspace, free WiFi
Laptop workspace, free WiFi
Laptop workspace, free WiFi

Overview of First State Inn

First State Inn

2-star property
No-frills motel in Dover

7.0/10 Good

174 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • 24/7 front desk
1760 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE, 19901

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Millville, NJ (MIV-Millville Municipal) - 103 min drive


  • Glasgow Deli - 14 min walk
  • Yukon Korean Barbecue & Sushi Bar - 3 min drive
  • Kirby & Holloway Family Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Countrie Eatery - 3 min drive
  • Flavor of India - 4 min drive

About this property

First State Inn

Enjoy your visit to Dover with a stay at First State Inn. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities


  • 24-hour front desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Freshen up

  • Shower/bath combination

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 99 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

First State Inn Motel
First State Inn Dover
First State Inn Motel Dover

Frequently asked questions

Does First State Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, First State Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at First State Inn?
As of 31 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at First State Inn on 2 Feb 2023 start from $75, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at First State Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at First State Inn?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 99 per pet, per day.
Is parking offered on site at First State Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at First State Inn?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at First State Inn?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Dover Downs Casino (3-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near First State Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Glasgow Deli (14-min walk), Yukon Korean Barbecue & Sushi Bar (2 mi) and Kirby & Holloway Family Restaurant (2.1 mi).
What's the area around First State Inn like?
First State Inn is a short 15-minute walk from Dover Mall and 16 minutes' walk from Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

David, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Definitely no frills motel
Older motel. Room was clean. When we first arrived, the toilet didn’t flush. We were moved to the next room without any issues. The price was high considering it was just a basic room.
Teresa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Price is right, stop in and stay a while.
Great stay for the price. quite place with no major issues. when we arrived and opened the door we did spot a small dead cricket. No big deal. Very large bathroom area. fridge was nice. bed was comfy. overall nice stay.
Gary, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome place
Very quiet place to come for good night sleep and the staff is very nice
Erica, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

David, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Dirty, hair on the towel, bullet hole in the curtain and they used a napkin to put in the hole, walls were filthy
Deanna, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Quiet, cigarette burns in comforter, sink dripping underneath, last occupant wash cloths still in the shower. Needs cover on mattress and 4 pillows for king size bed. Then, it would be great
Rosa, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Great stay. No complaints.
Willens, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Jamie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean but small accommodations. Great for short, one to two night stays. More economical than other motels in the area. Many restaurants nearby
Senora, 1-night romance trip
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