Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Announces Listing as Top Hotel, AAA Four-Diamond Rating

Dover, DE, February 03, 2012 --( Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is proud to announce its ranking as the No. 3 hotel in Delaware in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Best Hotels rankings, released on Tuesday. U.S. News established Best Hotels to identify the top properties across the country and analyzed 1,548 luxury properties for 2012’s rankings.

“The goal of the Best Hotels ranking is to help travelers identify the top hotels based on the opinions of many people, including both experts and other travelers,” said Chad Smolinksi, Vice President of Ranking and Review at U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News evaluated the strength of accolades and ratings that elite hotels received from major travel publications in combination with online user ratings. The new rankings are available online at

On Friday, the American Automobile Association (AAA) released its list of Four-Diamond award-winning hotels. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino ranked within 3.8 percent of the 31,000 establishments rated for 2012 to earn the Four-Diamond honor. Rating inspectors score each hotel based on cleanliness, comfort, security and available services and amenities. The hotel at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino has earned the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award every year since 2004, Monday receiving its ninth consecutive award since opening February 15, 2002.


About Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,500 slots and a full complement of table games including poker. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delaware’s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-use event space. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April, and horse racing is simulcast year-round. Professional football parlay betting is accepted during the season. Additional property amenities include multiple restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, bars/lounges and retail shops. For more information, please visit
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
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