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Wilmington

HOTEL DU PONT

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel has been the heart of the city's social and cultural scene for more than 100 years
  • Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is a 40-minute drive and covers six wineries to explore
  • Longwood Gardens, a 25-minute drive away, was voted as the Best Botanical Gardens in the country this year by USA Today's 10Best

"You'll get a heady dose of old school glamour" -- Conde Nast Traveler
98%
Enjoyed This
(64 Member Ratings)
"Dining in the green room"
David
Jul 15, 2018
Salem County, NJ, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is three hours from New York and Washington, D.C., about two hours from Baltimore and less than an hour from Philadelphia by car. Philadelphia International Airport is 30 minutes away and a taxi would be approximately $82 one way. Arriving and departing guests enjoy a complimentary car service to and from the Wilmington Amtrak station, based on availability with advance notice.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Since 1913, HOTEL DU PONT -- a Historic Hotel of America -- has hosted elite members of society such as Prince Rainier of Monaco, President John F. Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt. This 4-star property is the grand dame of Delaware hotels and sits in the heart of downtown Wilmington. 

Guests are welcomed into a lavish lobby that radiates “old school glamour” (Conde Nast Traveler). Everything from the painted ceiling, furnishings and marble walls is posh and art-inspired. Rooms are styled with old-world European decor and offer a spacious, a home-away-from-home stay. Features include a separate sitting area, deep soaking tubs and free Wi-Fi. There’s a 24-hour fitness center on site for all guests to use. The hotel also offers a free car service to and from the downtown Amtrak train station, based on availability and advance notice. 

Known for impeccable food and service (and hosting some A-listers and historical figures), the Green Room is a must-visit; this on-site restaurant has earned many awards, including the state's only AAA 4-Diamond award for a restaurant. Previous guests say the Sunday brunch is the best in town. The Lobby Lounge is also open for casual afternoon tea, light fare or happy hour with live tunes on the grand piano. 

The city of Wilmington is small, but has a vibrant arts and social scene, with restaurants, tax-free shopping and the Brandywine Valley museums and art galleries nearby. Among many museums nearby, Longwood Gardens, a 25-minute drive away, was just voted as the Best Botanical Garden in the nation by USA Today's 10Best. The Winterthur Museum and Gardens, a 15-minute drive away, is home to 700 acres of naturalistic gardens, woodlands and museum galleries. The Playhouse on Rodney Square, located in the building, is a famed theater dating back to 1913; it hosts national Broadway performances, comedies and concerts.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra occupant fee for additional children and guests age 19 and over is $50.00 USD (subject to tax) per person, per night. Charges will be added to the total price at check-out.

Pets: Dogs (maximum weight: 25 pounds) are allowed on request and will be charged $100 USD (subject to tax) per dog, per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $22.00 USD (subject to tax), per day or Self-Parking for $16.00 USD (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

98%
Enjoyed This
(64 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel du Pont, Wilmington (DE) (part of Preferred Hotels & Historic Hotels of America) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Dining in the green room
Other Comments
Very friendly and acommodating staff
David Jul 15, 2018 Salem County, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Historical history of hotel.
Pat Jul 14, 2018 East Stroudsburg, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It’s location
Michele Jul 09, 2018 Baltimore, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The history!
Milton Jul 09, 2018 Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
A great location in the center of Wilmington, wonderful staff, and very comfortable bed.
Andrew Jul 09, 2018 Odenton, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely architectural.
Other Comments
Great staff!
Roger Jul 13, 2018 Appleton, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
beautiful room, great service, excellent restaurant
Barbara Jul 05, 2018 Manalapan, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful decor.
Carol Jul 08, 2018 Rockville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great customer service
CINDY Jul 08, 2018 browns mills, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Opulent
Other Comments
Phone rang 3 times in the middle of the night
John C Jul 06, 2018 Lansdale, PA, USA

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