COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates

The State Street Inn is temporarily CLOSED, due to an emergency order banning most short-term lodging in Delaware. In addition, there is currently a 14-day self-quarantine requirement for most out-of-state visitors entering Delaware. Although the lodging ban and quarantine requirements are likely to be lifted soon, no ending date has yet been announced. If you have a question about the status of your reservation, please contact us.

The Governor has declared a State of Emergency to address the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result:

  • Adults are required to wear face coverings in all public places.
  • All commercial lodging facilities in Delaware (including B&Bs) are currently closed (with limited exceptions).
  • Tourist attractions and recreational facilities may be closed. This includes museums, concert venues, bowling alleys, and theaters.
  • Sports venues are closed.
  • Bars and nightclubs are closed.
  • Large public events are prohibited.

However, most outdoor attractions are OPEN. These include beaches and boardwalks, as well as state parks, county parks, and wildlife refuges (including Bombay Hook). Some public restrooms are closed. Entrance fees are being collected at state parks using self-pay stations only. Face coverings are required in most areas. Golf courses are open, with some restrictions.

Dine-in restaurants, shopping malls, and most retail stores will be allowed to reopen on June 1 with capacity restrictions. Face coverings are required. All sit-down dining requires advance reservations.

Museums and historic sites will be allowed to reopen on June 1 for self-guided tours, with capacity restrictions and timed ticketing.

New Reservations

We are still accepting reservations for dates after July 1. For everyone's safety, please stay home if:

  • you are feeling unwell; or are experiencing fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, or dry cough.
  • you have recently visited an area with a high number of coronavirus cases.
  • you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Existing Reservations

You may change any reservation to a future date without penalty. Please consider rescheduling instead of cancelling whenever possible. As a small business, the financial impact of this crisis is significant. If you must cancel your reservation, our standard cancellation policy applies.

Contact us by email at or by phone at (302) 734-2294.

What We're Doing

After re-opening, our priority will be maintaining a clean environment for our guests.

We use disinfecting products to clean rooms after guests depart and before the next guest arrives, with particular attention paid to high-touch items, such as coffeemakers, light switches, and remote controls. All linens are machine-washed with bleach or chemical sanitizer between each guest.

We have temporarily replaced glassware and ceramic coffee mugs with individually-wrapped paper cups.

We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in public spaces, including door handles and countertops.

We ask our guests not to shake hands, and to always maintain a six-foot distance between innkeepers and other guests.

Hand sanitizer is available to guests.

IMPORTANT - The following policy changes will be in effect until further notice:

  • Face coverings are REQUIRED in all common areas, due to state emergency order. We must refuse entry to any adult not wearing a face covering. These can be purchased in advance, or you can make your own at home (click here for instructions).
  • Dine-in breakfast service is not available.
    We can deliver breakfast to your room, or you may decline breakfast and receive a $10/day discount on your bill.
  • Mid-stay housekeeping service is not available. Rooms will only be cleaned between guests.
    If you need extra towels during your stay, we will be happy to deliver them to your room.
  • Our exercise room is closed.
  • Our dining room is closed.

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