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Courtyard by Marriott Newark-University of Delaware

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was completely unprepared for the crab cakes at this chain hotel. Beyond superb. Almost pure crab. Enjoyed with a pilsner on tap. Places like this are not supposed to be this good! Hotel staff is highly professional. Room is spacious, clean and well appointed. Delightful.

Usual solid Courtyard experience with this location being very close and convenient to University of Delaware. Food was actually BETTER than typical Courtyard and staff was very friendly and attentive. Overall a very good stay

Due to weather, our group was stranded and this hotel went above and beyond, scrambling to accomodate us. The welcome was particularly warm, Laura and Mark went well out of their way to make things easy for us. (Oh, and Did I mention that the property is fantastic? It feels new, it's very clean, and there a small added touches like the fruit in the exercise room That should represent the difference between a 3 star and a 4 star hotel.) I'm a fan!

The hotel is close to campus, and it feels fairly new (or at least recently renovated). The rooms were nicely decorated with a comfortable bed and a good sized TV. The bathroom was a bit small, and I would have liked more convenient plugs for my electronics, but overall it was a comfortable room. The lobby was mostly functional, but it was clean. The breakfast is not free (like other Courtyards), but they have a nice choice of options. The dinner was ok too, and it was convenient on a rainy evening.

This is a really great hotel and I was pleasantly surprised by its great restaurant. I was only living feet away in a residential hall when I stayed here with my mom before we left for NYC. Of course, I opted for the hotel over my dorm room. This place books up really fast for any major UD event so if you want to come for parents weekend or homecoming, book early.

I travel for business and I've stayed multiple times at this specific Marriott. Honestly, I wish the Marriott would use this as an example of what service should be like in all of their courtyards. After a stressful day of work, the hotel has a cute/clean bar, a wonderful selection of meals (nothing too fancy) and they will even bring it to your room, as well as a glass of wine. I honestly can't even begin to rate them against other Courtyards as they are closer to the level of what I expect from a Marriott resort. Bravo/a! Keep up the great work!

I recently stayed here for 3 nights on a business trip and really enjoyed my stay. The gym and hot tub/pool were great and being able to jog around the University campus was a bonus. The food was above average for the area and the room was what you’d expect for a Courtyard.

My husband and I recently stayed at the Marriott Courtyard in Newark, Delaware, for the occasion of a wedding. We are loyal Marriott guests, and have stayed in many types of Marriott hotels through the years. I usually have experienced that the Courtyard offers the least in the way of space and comfort. However, we had a very pleasant surprise in this case. The hotel is beautifully decorated, altogether modern and clean. It is bright and airy everywhere, and there is a gem of a little landscaped terrace behind the hotel, where my husband and I enjoyed sitting and talking about life. The room was unusually spacious for a Courtyard property. We had a king sized bed that was very comfortable. The room design was excellent, with a little alcove for making coffee, and great lighting throughout. I appreciated being able to open the window and hear the birds singing in the beautiful trees on the terrace. Breakfast is not included, but there is a cafe in the lobby, where a very accommodating chef made us a delicious and healthy breakfast of frittatas. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive. They appeared very young, and we learned that some may have been students from the University of Delaware, who are majoring in hospitality. Perhaps this is the reason that the facility is a model hotel. We would certainly stay here again if passing through Delaware.

I stayed there for a conference at university of delaware. the hotel is right on the campus site. It is nice and clean. I really liked their oatmeal for breakfast, although overpriced. A nice touch is that they have a computer in the lobby that allows you to check in and print boarding passes.

I paid $280/night, but I can't hold that against them over move in days. The hotel is a nice, clean Courtyard by Marriott. You know what you should get, and there were no unpleasant surprises. The staff, however, was perhaps the nicest most helpful collective bunch of folks I've ever encountered at a hotel, and I travel a lot.. We were a pain, having them hold a lot of my daughter's stuff in their offices even after we checked out (retrieved them later to unload to her room), and they could not have been nicer or more helpful. I don't think I could get by that front desk (or anywhere else in the hotel, frankly) without a friendly staff member greeting me or asking if everything was OK in the most gracious unobtrusive way possible.

400 David Hollowell Drive Newark DE

Hotel highlights

  • Close to University of Delaware
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Courtyard by Marriott Newark-University of Delaware places you within a mile (2 km) of University of Delaware and Olan Thomas Park. This 3-star hotel has 126 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Newark hotel are Fairfield Park and University of Delaware Botanic Gardens.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite café, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Courtyard by Marriott Newark-University of Delaware's 126 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. 37-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

At Courtyard by Marriott Newark-University of Delaware, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 257 reviews