Super 8 in New Castle Delaware is located approximately five miles from Delaware Park Casino & Horse Racing and 35 miles from Philadelphia International Airport. This location is also one mile from Wilmington Airport, three miles from Old New Castle, and 10 miles from Fort Dupont and University of Delaware. Hotel amenities include Free Superstart Breakfast, Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Free local telephone calls, Hairdryers, AM/FM Alarm Clocks, In-Room Safes, Irons and Boards are available at the Front Desk. And if needed Microwaves and Refrigerators are available in some rooms.
The good- the staff definitely works hard. Courteous desk staff. Completely clean, no bugs or evidence of bugs, which is more than what I expected, updated, new-looking linens and decor. The TV has a reasonable channel range, and the bed isn't uncomfortable. Water was fine, hot water available and with decent pressure. We didn't eat at the breakfast provided, so I can't comment on it, but I can say that there is an IHOP pretty nearby.
There was an odd smell in the room when we first walked in, sort of chemically, but nothing unbearable. I'd rather smell chemical than something sketchy, and soon we didn't notice it at all. There is some noise from the highway, and I don't know if the couple in the room above ours were over exuberant or the walls are just thin, but I was definitely kept up by their activities. There were some repair issues-the toilet was even but its seat was not because it was missing a piece. There were a few other minor repairs needed. The staff is trying, the hotel is clean and up to date, the price is reasonable, but I wouldn't want to stay here more than one night. I don't know that I'd stop in again. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't great.