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HOTEL DU PONT

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This area combines rich American history with trendy restaurants, a vibrant craft beer scene and a popular riverfront
  • The 4.5-star hotel has been the heart of the city's social and cultural scene for more than 100 years
  • Located in downtown Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, this hotel was built in 1913 by French and Italian craftsman who carved and painted much of the noteworthy features by hand
  • Longwood Gardens, voted one of the best botanical gardens in the country by USA Today, is just a 25-minute drive and hosts a popular holiday exhibition

91%
"The ease of getting to the hotel off of I-95 was great. The hotel ambiance is awesome. The clerk who checked me in and out was did not make me feel like a valued customer. The Travelzoo deal included free macaroons and free valet parking, When I checked in and asked about the macaroons, he curtly said they'll be delivered to my room. A day went by, no macaroons. I called the front desk, another clerk answered, apologized, and immediately sent the macaroons to my room. Then at check out, the clerk that check me in was the check out clerk. He tried charging me for the valet parking. I had to remind him it was part of my Travelzoo deal. I was one of very few African American customers staying at the hotel. I hope his rude behavior was not racially biased."
Marie
11. Jan 2020 - Hanover, MD, USA
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Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Since 1913, HOTEL DU PONT, an Historic Hotel of America, has hosted such luminaries 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. Classic King rooms, at 300 square feet, are cozy and styled with Old-World European decor. Upgraded rooms feature 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, 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. 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 it has a vibrant arts and social scene with restaurants, tax-free shopping, and museums and art galleries nearby. The Winterthur Museum and Gardens, a 15-minute drive away, is home to 700 acres of gardens, woodlands and a museum. The nearby Playhouse on Rodney Square 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 the hotel

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

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 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bed available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$50 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$100 plus tax per pet per day.
Maximum weight: 10 kg.

Fees: Car park fee: US$20 plus tax per day.
Valet service fee: US$30 plus tax per day.

When booking the Travelzoo Deal, Travelzoo members are eligible for: complimentary valet parking

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

91%
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(208 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
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great visit!
Other Comments
Staff courteous and helpful.
Linda 12. Jan 2020 Fruitland, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The ease of getting to the hotel off of I-95 was great. The hotel ambiance is awesome. The clerk who checked me in and out was did not make me feel like a valued customer. The Travelzoo deal included free macaroons and free valet parking, When I checked in and asked about the macaroons, he curtly said they'll be delivered to my room. A day went by, no macaroons. I called the front desk, another clerk answered, apologized, and immediately sent the macaroons to my room. Then at check out, the clerk that check me in was the check out clerk. He tried charging me for the valet parking. I had to remind him it was part of my Travelzoo deal. I was one of very few African American customers staying at the hotel. I hope his rude behavior was not racially biased.
Other Comments
The aura of the Green Room is amazing.
Marie 11. Jan 2020 Hanover, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel wit great dining for both dinner and Breakfast. The rooms are lovely with robes, slippers, complimentary macaroons and valet service and the hotel graciously drove us to view fireworks at the riverfront and picked us up as well. The Green Room is under renovation and will not be available for 4 to 6 months. The only things that could be improved is our room had no chest of drawers to put our clothes in and the wallpaper was peeling in spots throughout the hotel. The price for the room was terrific and I will definitely return. The staff was efficient and hospitable.
Daniel 05. Jan 2020 New York, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Bathroom was EXCEPTIONAL! High quality soaps, etc.
Other Comments
Tip - Tip -Tip.... someone else to tip at every turn! Also, when we checked in they originally charged us for Valet Parking which was included in our TravelZoo pkg. We had to call them on it to get it corrected, so be alert!
Penelope 04. Jan 2020 Bowie, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
We were so impressed with the historic environment and spacious room!
Other Comments
A must visit!
Troy 04. Jan 2020 Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We spent New Year's Eve here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The beautiful Green Room was a pleasure (and the staff were charming). Our room was spacious and comfortable. And we were able to go see the 9pm fireworks at the Riverfront. Fun!
Mary 02. Jan 2020 Wyndmoor, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Hotel Du Pont is absolutely breathtaking! We couldn't believe the beauty of it when we walked into the lobby. The architecture and design remind you that the hotel has a long history and has remained an institution throughout the years for a good reason. The service was great, the room was very comfortable, and the cookies that waited for us in the room were a deliciously nice touch. We would love to go back.
Reut 02. Jan 2020 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful lunch at the Green Room. Beautiful hotel with terrific customer service. Room was beautifully appointed
Susan 02. Jan 2020 West Orange, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great historic hotel. Friendly staff, great service, excellent food. Nice experience; we’d go back!
Melba 31. Dec 2019 UPR MARLBORO, MD, USA
Other Comments
I didn't like having to call room service for hot water. That should be provided in the room. Room lighting was very dim. Cookies were a nice touch. Robes could be larger but a nice amenity. All else was excellent. Service is exceptional.
Justin 31. Dec 2019 Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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