Hilton Christiana - Upper Christiana

$92 for a One-Night Stay for Two with Dining Credit at the Hilton Christiana in Delaware (Up to $194 Value)

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Sophisticated Hotel with Old-World Charm

It's a scene that wouldn't seem out of place in a fairy tale: someone decked out in a tuxedo, a top hat, and staff rings a bell, and three swans follow the sound, waddling from a pond at Hilton Christiana and up a cobblestone path to a fenced paddock area to eat dinner. This ritual—known as the Royal Swan Feeding, and led by a Royal Swan Master—happens every evening at the hotel at 5:30 p.m.; the three birds—Lawrence, Ethel, and Baby Conrad—are the third generation of their family to live on the estate's pond. A quirky tradition, to be sure, but it exemplifies the Hilton's dedication to Old-World mystique, as well as the care it extends all inhabitants of its country estate.

Large, crystal chandeliers twinkle inside the red brick manor's lobby, which opens up to two upscale, onsite restaurants. At The Brasserie Grille, award-winning chef James Lauser crafts artisan meat and seafood plates, such as the pan-seared Chesapeake lump crab cakes ($29) or a cut of aged, certified-Angus beef ($28–$38) broiled at 1,600 degrees. Sporting events play on the big screen at the The Hunt Club, which has a refined, lounge-like atmosphere; patrons can kick back and build an extra room key out of cocktail straws or nosh on light cuisine such as the signature she-crab bisque ($5.95). The Hilton Christiana also accepts the dining credit with romantic room-service meals.

Standard rooms pay homage to the area's idyllic, country setting with blond maple furniture and a color palette of cream, green, rust, and gold. Exclusive Suite Dreams mattresses topped with down-filled comforters sit at the center of the carpeted accommodations, and oversize botanical artwork hangs on the cream-colored walls.

Newark, Delaware: Quaint City Near Historical Mansions and Art Museums

The small city of Newark is nestled halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, its scenery marked by rolling hills and meandering rivers. Historical mansions and sprawling estates dot the picturesque landscape, including the world-famous Longwood Gardens located 20 miles north of the hotel. Twenty outdoor gardens and a 130-foot water fountain are highlights of the more than 1,000 acres, which once served as the former private estate of Delaware tycoon Pierre S. du Pont. The site also serves as a base for seasonal events such as Holiday Fountain Shows, Christmas Choir concerts, and job fairs for reindeer.

What You Get

  • One-night stay for two in a standard room and $50 food and beverage credit and connectivity fee, valid Thursday–Sunday

Amenities

  • Two onsite restaurants
  • Onsite experience specialist
  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • Fitness center
  • Business center

The Fine Print

  • Must complete stay between 1/1/12 and 3/31/12
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 3 per visit
  • Valid Thursday–Sunday only
  • Not valid 2/10, 2/11, 2/17, 2/18, 2/24, and 2/25/12
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check-in
  • Valid for standard room with 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • 8% tax not included.

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call the Hilton Christiana.
  3. Choose a date between 1/1/12 and 3/31/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: Two, including infants and children
  • Maximum occupancy: Four, including infants and children
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per occupant
  • 37-inch flat-panel LCD televisions
  • Refrigerator
  • Crabtree & Evelyn's La Source bath amenities

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: Noon
  • Parking: Free
  • Rollaways: Available for $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: Smoking rooms available upon request during booking
  • Pet policy: $49 additional fee applies for all pets.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: Not available

What It's Worth

  • One-night stay for two in a standard room, valid Thursday–Sunday (up to $139 value)
  • $50 food and beverage credit
  • Connectivity fee ($6 value)
    Total value: up to $194

Getting There

  • By plane: About 30 miles from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • By car: About 30 southwest of Philadelphia

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