10 Best Hotels and Resorts for Families in Delaware

With a happening dining scene, farmers markets, museums, state parks, and tax-free shopping, Delaware is a wonderful place for a getaway. If you’re looking for a family vacation option, we have you covered. Here are 10 of the best hotels and resorts for families in the state. 

Hilton Christiana, Newark, DE

Fresh off from a 2018 Best of Delaware Award, the Christiana offers over-sized rooms to accommodate large families, and it is located right off Interstate 95 with access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newark, Wilmington, and the historic area of New Castle. Plus, area attractions include tax-free shopping, a race track, and a casino, and fine dining so there is plenty to do. Moreover, rooms include 42-inch flat-screen TVs with HBO, on-demand movies, and free Wi-Fi.

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Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, DE

This iconic hotel was built in 1913 by the DuPont family, and 217 old-world guest rooms bespeak of opulence and grandeur rarely seen in hotels now. However, many rooms now also offer updated amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and soaking tubs. Plus, there’s 24-hour room service and an on-site French-inspired restaurant. Moreover, this grand old place boasts an in-house performing arts theater, a hair salon, fitness club, and pool, so there is plenty to do.

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites by Marriott, Bethany Beach, DE

With ocean views, free breakfasts, and an on-site restaurant called 99 Sea Level, Bethany Beach offers plenty of sunshine, ocean breezes, seafood specialties, and spa treatments. Indulge in a couples massage while the kids play on the beach and the sun sets over the open water in the background.

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, DE

With easy access to an amusement park called Funland, the Boardwalk is a Victorian-style hotel along the beachfront boardwalk that features traditional furnishings, free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges, and microwaves. You will also find ocean views, whirlpool tubs, and balconies overlooking the sea, as well as a rooftop sundeck, spa services, and a heated soaking pool.

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Seaside Inn, Fenwick Island, DE

What is better than an island paradise, full of beaches, deep sea fishing adventures, a shipwreck museum, pirates, and access to mini-golf and a movie theater? All of that and a place to hang your hat at the end of the day, of course. Rooms at the Seaside come with free Wi-Fi, private balconies, 25-inch flat screen TVs, refrigerators, and microwaves. Moreover, the hotel offers pet-friendly rooms, so you can truly make it a family vacation.

Beach House Dewey, Dewey Beach, DE

With access to the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, the beach itself, and state parks, there is a lot to love about this beach house. Plus, Beach House Dewey offers new LG 49-inch flat-screen HDTV with DirectTV, free Wi-Fi, shuttle services, an outdoor pool, a sundeck, access to restaurants and bars, shuttles, and more.

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Georgetown, DE

Straight of the highway, this casual hotel is only a few miles from over 150 tax-free outlet stores. It offers an outdoor pool, a free continental breakfast, and a gym, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Living areas are spacious with pull-out sofas to accommodate large families, and, what’s more, kids age 17 and under stay at no charge.

Atlantic View Hotel, Dewey Beach, DE

With oceanfront views and access to the beach, the Atlantic is fresh off a TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence. Plus, with proximity to tax-free shopping, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screens in every room, the only thing better is the complimentary breakfasts and the cookies at 8 p.m. What’s more, kids under age six stay for free and there are balconies overlooking the ocean. 

Admiral Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Two minutes walking from the shopping district and six minutes from the boardwalk, this family-owned beachfront hotel is also within walking distance from the Funland Amusement Park. Suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and coffeemakers, and you will also find ocean-views, large living room spaces, fireplaces, and kitchenettes. Plus, children age 11 and under stay free, and there is a rooftop sun deck.

Hotel Rodney, Lewes, DE

Hotel Rodney is a historic 1920s brick hotel located in the heart of downtown Lewes. Located a mile from the beach and minutes from downtown shopping, the Rodney offers access to museums, theaters, dining, and more. Rooms are modern and offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, hardwood floors, and black marble bathrooms. Moreover, the hotel offers loaner bikes as a great way to see the coastal town of Lewes, family and all.

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