Checking In: Quality Inn Skyways, Wilmington Airport

I stay in a lot of hotels and rarely bother to write reviews of them. Generally they simply aren’t all that special. This past Monday night, however, I had need to be in Wilmington, Delaware and near the airport for a flight early on Tuesday morning. There is one hotel at the airport, a Quality Inn which gets decent reviews online for what it is. And the part where I could walk out my door and in to the terminal sealed the deal for me. Didn’t hurt that, at $75/night, the rate was significantly less that other options I was seeing. And, in the end, the room barely met my needs. The bed was mediocre, the breakfast was pathetic, the noise from my neighbors in the adjacent room was awful and the highway was audible right up until the point I slipped my earplugs in. But the shower was decent enough to get me up and going on Tuesday morning.

It is also really the subject of this review.


See, as I entered the room I noticed a sign in the bathroom featuring the “Q Shower” as part of the room amenities. And I cannot remember the last time I saw the shower details advertised as part of the room.

  • A shower head with multiple spray settings
  • Premium bath amenities
  • Curved shower rod for more room
  • Curtain with a sheer window for extra light

Naturally, I chose to test the features as listed to ensure that they lived up to the hype. First up, the curved rod and light panel:


Yup; both are there. And what about the multiple spray settings? At least four to choose from:

Multiple spray settings!!

Alas, I cannot properly judge the quality of the amenities as there wasn’t much detail to work from (“Made in China” doesn’t say much about the quality). I’m not so convinced they were great, though none of my seatmates complained openly about how I smelled. Then again, none complimented me, either.

I guess three out of four isn’t bad, huh?

Also, unless you really, really, really need to be at the airport or like sleeping with earplugs in (or road noise) I would not recommend a stay here. It was pretty bad overall.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. I’ve driven by that property and I probably could have guessed the result of your review. Plus I’m not big on Quality Inn. Their standards are all over the place. At least you were next to the airport lol.

  2. I stayed at this hotel on a Choice BRG stay and it was pretty bad. I loved how after I wrote my review on Tripadvisor the manager tried to extol the room being ‘updated’ based on the addition of flat panel TVs. Ha, since everything else in the room/hotel was run down I will not return, even for free, it wasn’t worth all the issues you already noted.

  3. Did you get a chance to visit a screen door factory while you were in Wilmington?

  4. If your seatmate complain about the way you smell, you need new bath products.

    If your seatmate complements the way you smell, you need a new seatmate.

  5. I didn’t even know people used this airport, much less this hotel.

  6. Gosh, a curved shower rod? And a window in the shower curtain? What will they think up next?!

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