The Delaware Park and Casino is just minutes from our Bear hotel, and guests enjoy the convenience of being close to all the top attractions.
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Our Bear hotel is near the University of Delaware and Wilmington University, which makes us a favorite for guests visiting students, faculty or staff. Brandywine Valley area hotels are well-known for offering a great location that's close to everything. Whether you're here to visit family in New Castle or are looking for Newark hotels with a great reputation, count on us for a great stay.
We offer a convenient location to area businesses, restaurants and tax-free shopping. Easy on and off major highways make our Bear hotel a favorite. With an indoor heated pool and spa and family luxury suites available, relaxation and comfort is key here.
Many guests are in town to go to the Firefly Festival, Lums Pond State Park or to explore historic Old New Castle. The Delaware City, DE area is a popular region for history buffs, families and couples looking for a romantic escape. The local Christiana Mall is a great shopping experience full of tax-free deals and is also near the sporting complexes. Blue Diamond Motor Cross Sports Complex is three miles away and the Kirkwood Soccer Club is 4.50 miles away. The Christiana Hospital is just five miles away as well. From shopping to sports and everything in between, our Bear hotel has you covered.
We regularly welcome business travelers in town with Delaware City Refinery, the Armed Forces Reserve Station, Bank of America and Astrazeneca. Our Bear hotel is staffed with friendly and family-oriented staff who are always happy to assist guests. Whether you're here for business or pleasure, we'll take great care of you.
Reserve your spacious room at Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn, where guests are always our top priority! Enjoy your stay.
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Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $30.00 per day with a $150 per week maximum.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
The best western was a perfect place for me to meet up with my best friend. A place to have quiet talks & breakfast together. Restaurants near by & church on Sunday. &Zaire casino close by for a...
We always stop here during our trips to the south. This hotel is at a great location right off the highway. The rooms could be a little bit cleaner (better vacuuming of the carpets and wiping down...
my sister had a reservation at the Bear Best Western Plus. No phone call to notify her she was not allowed to rent a room. Traveled 6 hours after having a stroke and found out her room was no longer...
By Karen T
Bear, Delaware on 16-Nov-2019
This hotel is in serious need of a cosmetic and personnel makeover. Some staff were rude and others didn’t seem to care. Trash all over the parking lot. Breakfast is not very good. Not what I expect...
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on 15-Oct-2019
We booked two nights here to give us a chance to wash clothes. The ONE washing machine was out of order. The local laundry that was recommended was very good, but we could have saved a lot of money...
Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee
Indoor pool, heated
Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
24-hour front desk
Guest laundry, nominal fee
Dry cleaning, same day available
Cable or satellite television
Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless Internet access
Business center, 24-hours, free
Computer modem hookups
Elevator, wheelchair accessible
Parking for the physically challenged
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
Motor coach parking
Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:
Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
Accessible clear floor space
Cable or satellite television, CNN® or other 24-hour news station in guest room
AM/FM alarm clock
AM/FM radio stereo
Iron, ironing board
Desk/work area, electrical outlet at desk level
High-speed Internet access
Free local calls under 30 minutes
Easy chair available
Adjoining rooms available
Public Space ADA Accessible Features:
Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
An accessible lobby entrance door
Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
Accessible table in eating area
The eating area has self-service shelves and dispensing devices within reach range
Public restrooms accessible
Guest Room Communication Assist Features:
Telephones have volume control
Visual fire alarms
Visual smoke alarms
5.60 mile(s) from CitiBank, financial services
6.10 mile(s) from Delaware City Refinery, oil refinery
7.60 mile(s) from Siemens, health care
12.00 mile(s) from HSBC, Financial Services
12.00 mile(s) from The DuPont Company, chemicals, pharmaceuticals
12.10 mile(s) from Hercules Incorporated, chemicals
14.30 mile(s) from AstraZeneca, pharmaceuticals
15.20 mile(s) from J. P. Morgan Chase & Co., financial services
17.20 mile(s) from American International Group, insurance
38.30 mile(s) from Kraft Foods, food products
11.60 mile(s) from Wilmington Blue Rocks, baseball club
12.00 mile(s) from Brandywine Zoo, located in beautiful Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware
35.00 mile(s) from Dover International Speedway, hosting NASCAR events
36.00 mile(s) from Dover Downs, Delaware's home for casino, slots, live horse racing
Adjacent to Texas Roadhouse, bar/lounge, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner, a legendary steak restaurant that serves hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked rolls and ice-cold beer.
Adjacent to Dairy Queen, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, offers a spacious dining room for 70 guests. In addition we have outdoor picnic tables for 35 guests. We hope you will stop by with your children for lunch or dinner or treats and use our playland located by our patio.
1.00 mile(s) from Bob Evans, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Bob Evans often said, "quality is long remembered after price is forgotten," and "everybody is somebody at Bob Evans."
1.20 mile(s) from Ruby Tuesday, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
1.50 mile(s) from Applebee's, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
5.00 mile(s) from Wilmington University, a private, non-profit university that offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
7.00 mile(s) from University of Delaware, state university, Newark campus
10.00 mile(s) from Goldey-Beacom College, a private college offering associate, bachelors, and masters degrees
3.00 mile(s) from Newark
3.00 mile(s) from New Castle
5.00 mile(s) from Wilmington
7.70 mile(s) from Delaware City
25.00 mile(s) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
35.00 mile(s) from Dover
60.00 mile(s) from Baltimore, Maryland
4.90 mile(s) from Kirkwood Soccer Complex
6.00 mile(s) from Lums Pond State Park
6.90 mile(s) from Delaware Park, offers casino, sports betting, racing & golfing
14.00 mile(s) from White Clay Creek State Park, offers a refreshing change of pace and countless opportunities for outdoor fun and relaxation
0.50 mile(s) from Lowes, hardware stores
1.00 mile(s) from K-Mart, retail store
1.20 mile(s) from Walgreens, pharmacy
1.50 mile(s) from Walmart® Super Center
3.00 mile(s) from Christiana Mall, retail stores
3.00 mile(s) from Costco, Christiana Mall
3.00 mile(s) from Target, retail super market Christiana Mall
23.00 mile(s) from Philadelphia International Airport
60.00 mile(s) from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
6.00 mile(s) from DART First State and the Delaware Transit Corporation
6.00 mile(s) from Amtrak in Wilmington, taxi charge (one way): $ 30-95. North to Exit 6 (M.L. King Jr Blvd), 8.4 miles right onto Maryland Avenue, 0.3 miles right onto Martin Luther King Blvd, 0.2 miles right onto S. French Street.