The fantastic Team at the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau have been a huge help in planning Podcamp East. They have spoken with local businesses, hotels and even AMTRAK to help up secure good rates for out of town visitors.
For those taking the train to Podcamp, the best hotel is The Sheraton Suites located on Delaware Avenue in the heart of Wilmington. You will need to call the Sheraton and ask for the Podcamp East rate; Tara Kucharski is our contact there. The rate is under $100 a night.
Sheraton Suites Wilmington
422 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19801
For those driving to Podcamp but needing a Hotel
The Best Western Brandywine Valley may be a good choice. It will be about a 5-10 minute drive on the outside to Podcamp, and very close to many places to eat and shop, including the Concord Mall (Don’t forget- Delaware is home to Tax Free shopping- take advantage!) These rooms will be available only through September 14, and Mary Taylor is our contact.
You can call the hotel directly and identify yourself as part of Podcamp East; this will allow you to receive the discounted rate. Without reference to Podcamp East, we can’t guarantee the rate of just $108 per night. September 14 is a hard deadline for the preferred rate, so don’t miss out!
Best Western Brandywine Valley Inn
1807 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Additionally, the Courtyard by Marriott on the University of Delaware’s campus has extended a special including their great breakfast buffet with made to order eggs and more. Here’s a description of their accommodations:
Just recently renovated and located on a beautiful suburban campus, the Courtyard Newark – University of Delaware offers impeccable service coupled with state-of-the-art technology. Our beautifully-appointed guestrooms offer all the comforts of home, and feature well-lit workstations, complimentary wired and wireless internet service. Situated between the restaurants, pubs & shopping on Main Street in Newark, DE and the White Clay Creek State park, there is plenty to do while visiting with us and a Touch Screen Go Board for local attraction information.
For more information on the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware, please visit our web site:
Please Note: Individuals must note PODCAMP EAST when calling in for reservations. Reservations can be made by calling: (302) 737-0900. GPS address is: 200 New London Road, Newark, DE 19711.
The drive from the University of Delaware to Del Tech in Wilmington is a bit farther, but this may be more convenient for folks coming from points South, and for those who might want to explore more of what Newark, DE and the University of Delaware has to offer.
Through The Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, we have a link for discounted AMTRAK fares to Wilmington. Click here for the discounted rates. The Wilmington Train station is just a few blocks from Delaware Tech, our venue, making AMTRAK a very easy and convenient way to get to Wilmington from destinations North or South.
Let us know if you have any issues using these discounts, and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be of further help.
Also be sure to check out the Visit Wilmington website for more information about the local area- We have great museums, Longwood Gardens, activities and more, making Wilmington a great place to visit for the whole family.