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BEST WESTERN PLUS Newark/Christiana Inn

875 Pulaski Highway, Bear, DE 19701-1252
Phone: 302/326-2500   |   Fax: 302/326-1050   |   75 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

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.

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. 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.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Hot tub
  • Exercise facility, open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Universal gym
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Guest laundry, nominal fee
  • Dry cleaning, same day available
  • Late check out, based on availability
  • 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
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Motor coach parking

BEST WESTERN PLUS Newark/Christiana Inn

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Conveniently located, the best western plus newark/christiana inn in Bear, Delaware is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 39.638835  /  Latitude: -75.650845


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: I-95. From I-95 take Exit#4A to US Highway 1 south. Follow US Highway 1 south five miles. Take Exit #160. Turn left at light (RT #40). The BEST WESTERN PLUS Newark/Christiana Inn is immediately on the left, across from Texas Road House and Dairy Queen (make a u-turn at next light).

From: Dover/Ocean City MD. From Route 1 south, take Exit #160 ramp. Turn right at RT #40. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Newark/Christiana Inn is immediately on the left, across from Texas Road House and Dairy Queen (make a u-turn at next light).

From: Philadelphia and North. From I-95 south take Exit#4A to US Highway 1 south. Follow US Highway 1 south five miles. Take Exit #160. Turn left at light (RT #40). The BEST WESTERN PLUS Newark/Christiana Inn is immediately on the left, across from Texas Road House and Dairy Queen (make a u-turn at next light).

From: Baltimore and South. From I-95 north take Exit#4A to US Highway 1 south. Follow US Highway 1 south five miles. Take Exit #160. Turn left at light (RT #40). The BEST WESTERN PLUS Newark/Christiana Inn is immediately on the left, across from Texas Road House and Dairy Queen (make a u-turn at next light).

BEST WESTERN PLUS Newark/Christiana Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Center for Black Culture

Located in in Newark, the Center for Black Culture is found on the University of Delaware campus in northwestern Delaware near Bear. The center strives to educate the community on black heritage and history within the United States.

The University of Delaware Center for Black Culture also hosts numberous programs, festivals, picnics, and retreats throughout the year – plus impressive guest speakers. Don't miss the African Consciousness Celebration, the Black Arts Festival, the Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration & Feast, and more.

First State National Historical Park

Also known as the First State National Monument, the First State National Historical Park is found in New Castle, Delaware between Willington and Bear. Established in 2013 on the Delaware River, the site is operated by the National Park Service, and features plenty of onsite attractions.

Visitors of the First State National Historical Park may explore the New Castle Court House Museum, the Dover Green Historic District, and the Woodlawn Tract – open from April to October.  The First State National Monument is also free to visitors.

Lums Pond State Park

Recreational enthusiasts in northern Delaware have a variety of opportunities for a great day outdoors. Lums Pond State Park encompasses 1,790 acres of land southwest of Bear, and surrounds the 200-acre Lums Pond – the largest freshwater pond in the state.

Launch your boat into the water from the boat ramp or rent a boat, for a fun day of cruising and fishing on Lums Pond. Wear comfortable shoes for walking along the Swamp Forest Trail, stretching 7.5 miles around the pond. The park also features more than 10 miles of multipurpose trails for horseback riding, snowmobiling, hiking, and bicycling.

Try a picnic lunch before starting a game of tennis, disc golf, basketball, or volleyball, and make your way to the Whale Wallow Nature Center to attend one of the programs.

University of Delaware

Also known as "UD", the University of Delaware is the largest university in Delaware. Located in Newark near Bear, the university serves approximately 16,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduates.

Classified as a research university, UD offers world-class research programs in fields such as engineering, public administration, agriculture, science, and business. It also includes some of the best ranked doctoral programs in the nation.

UD is represented athletically as the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens and compete in the NCAA Division I. Its 20 varsity teams include football, which play at Delaware Stadium, basketball at Bob Carpenter Stadium, baseball at Bob Hannah Stadium, and soccer at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium.

White Clay Creek State Park

You're all set to find just the right kind of impressive and thrilling outdoor adventure in Delaware. Plan your next visit to the Small Wonder – or as some would call it, the First State – and head for the White Clay Creek State Park. Found in along the northern ridge of the state, White Clay Creek SP is a short drive from Bear

Spread across more than 3,300 acres in northern Delaware, some of which crosses over into Pennsylvania, White Clay Creek State Park is a premier outdoor destination in the state. Explore the park and find more than 30 miles of nature and hiking trails, and don't miss a tour of the Judge Morris House.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 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
  • 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

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 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

BEST WESTERN PLUS Newark/Christiana Inn

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest in or near Bear. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

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