New Castle is not a tourist haven - while the colonial town center is pleasant and historic, there isn't much else there - so hotels/motels are few and tend to be low-end. We travel to New Castle each year to visit family (who live in Dupont Hwy.) and have always had trouble finding a local place that was nice - without having to drive to Christiana or Wilmington. In August I discovered the Quality Inn Skyways. It is right next to the airport. This motel is actually two motels. The old section (red brick surrounding the quite-nice pool) and the brand new section (light shade of stucco). I had reserved a room in the old section but when I got there they had made a mistake with my reservation and upgraded me to the new section at the same price - wbich turned out to be a wonderful deal for me. But my point is, I actually saw the insides of both types of rooms. The differences you see in the website photos are even more pronounced in person. Yes, the more expensive rooms are MUCH nicer.
The old part is ok, basic, a bit musty - but not so bad. But the NEW section rivals some of the better Hiltons. I typically stay in Sofitels, Marriotts, Hiltons, and boutique hotels such as Kimpton. The new section of the Skyways was really, really nice. Granite countertops, separate bedroom with really nice linens, fridge, microwave, cabinets, computer hookups - everything you want. Very large and clean bath. I was running around my "upgrade" going WOW!! And in spite of it being right adfacent to the airport, it was SO quiet!
Tried both property restaurants - the sportsbar was a typical burger/wings/tv screen sportsbar - was fine. And Polodoro's was somewhere between a sportsbar and a quite-nice restaurant - I had a good martini and salmon there.
Staff was just great. On top of upgrading me to the very nice section (it's well worth the extra money if you like nice places) they also took me over to the train station ( I tipped generously - was so nice for them to do that) and they were professional and attentive in every way.
The little corner computer desk in the lobby was often vacant, too, so I could check my email.
All in all, a super little place, and I will abolutely be back next year when we visit the in-laws. And by the way if you fly in to ILG (there are flights from Atlanta now) it's the perfect place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer both standard, exterior rooms (many with microwave and refrigerator) and executive, interior suites with separate living room from bedroom. Many amenities are available such as free continental breakfast, free high-speed internet, on site 24 hour fitness facility, and coin-operated guest laundry. Located in our Guest Registration office we have a business center,24 hour coffee and tea station and gift shop. Pet-friendly rooms are available in designated rooms. Handicapped equipped suite rooms are also available ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn New Castle
- New Castle Quality Inn