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“Horrible....unsafe conditions at night.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Roof Inn & Suites Dover Downtown

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Red Roof Inn & Suites Dover Downtown
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Dover
Portsmouth, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Horrible....unsafe conditions at night.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2011

Room/carpet was gross- Paint peeling at shower head.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank cece5935
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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NJ
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2009

We stopped here without reading reviews first- BIG MISTAKE! I woke up in the morning with hundreds of bites all over my body, which I thought were hives at first. Luckily we realized before we got home, so we were able to quarantine our luggage. If we hadn't, we could have brought them home with us, and this one night could have cost us thousands of dollars. Bed bugs are no joke!

I had never really thought much about bed bugs, but I will NEVER stay in a hotel without reading reviews and checking the actual room for bed bugs. This was the most disgusting thing that ever happened to me- I still have nightmares about bugs crawling on me.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Germany
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72 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2009

We reached Dover on graduation weekend, so the availability of decent hotels was limited, and we ended up having to stay at the Red Roof Inn.
It didn't look too bad from the outside and the front desk staff was very friendly, but the rooms themselves certainly showed their age. The bath rooms in particular are small and slightly nasty. One of the rooms had ants crawling their way through the A/C.

Breakfast is a cheap affair of packaged muffins and bad coffee best taken on-the-go since there are only two rickety tables and no maintenance service to speak of.

So if you are forced to stay here you'll likely come out alive on the other side, but if you have a choice then by all means choose someplace else.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank GermanyTraveler
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Morrisdale, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2008

Great place for the money. Clean and comfortable. Easy access to the casino and RT. 1. Would definately stay here again.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dmr0521
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Syracuse, NY
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113 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2007

My office manager made this reservation for me, so I had no say in my hotel accomidations. From the minute I arrived, this place was a total disappointment. Thank the lord I only had to stay one night and was able to cancel my second nite and get out of town!!!

The woman at the front desk was absolutely rude to me from the minute I checked in. No friendliness at all and reluctance to answer questions about billing, cost per night, and internet access.

The room itself was sub-par. There was a strange smell inside the room, almost like they tried some uber-powerful cleaner that really didn't do much but make the room smell even worse. The carpet was stained and the bed didn't even have a full bottom-sheet - it was one of those half sheets you'd see on a display bed at a mattress store!

The bathroom was a wreck! There was mildew in the shower and dried urine on the toilet seat and on the floor.

It's also located right next to a 24 hour liquor store/general store that had some shady characters hanging around at nite, which, as a solo traveler, made me feel quite uncomfortable.

The free breakfast the next morning = brown bananas, plastic-wrapped mini donuts.

Everything about this hotel was just awful. Spend the extra $20 and go across the street to the Marriott!!!!!

  • Liked — NOTHING
  • Disliked — Location to the main strip - the ONLY good thing about this hotel!
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank LauraLovesZippy
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VIRGINIA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2007

A decent warning to stayers of room 213.
(or adjacent rooms among the premises.) After deciding to retire for the evening after a very friendly check-in and being informed of their recently added free wi-fi. I Immediately discovered a very decent infestation of bedbugs. After 2 minutes of being in the bed I acquired over 150 bites and switched rooms immediately. Being in town for business and being required to stay here a second night I am sleepless and ungodly itchy and waiting for the manager (who has yet to be available for communication) to talk to. I honestly look like I went swimming in poison Oak and have been applying Cortaid like suntan lotion all day. Advisory for anyone staying here, please look through all linens before accepting your assigned room. I would hate for anyone else to have to go through this.

  • Liked — Free Wifi
  • Disliked — Leaving with 150+ itching welts
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank DARG
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Rehoboth Beach
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2006

Motel does not offer free internet (as I was told they did) "dialup" is free if you still have a dialup account. Carpeting was so filthy, white socks lasted only 10 minutes before turning black. Burn marks all over the carpet and bed spread. Chair for table fell apart. No lightbulbs in 2 lamps. Dog food from previous occupant still on the floor. Hair and dirt in the tub. Breakfast lousy. Many channels on the TV did not work with the remote : they had to manually entered from the TV. Front desk person was informed of the displeasure and we got a back turned to us as if he could have cared less.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank itraveldelaware
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Additional Information about Red Roof Inn & Suites Dover Downtown

Property: Red Roof Inn & Suites Dover Downtown
Address: 652 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901-3937 (Formerly Red Roof Inn & Suites Dover)
Region: United States > Delaware > Dover
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Roof Inn & Suites Dover Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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