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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
96%
Enjoyed This
(212 Member Ratings)
"The staff was very helpful and the elegance of the hotel is unmatched for the price."
Michael
07. Jan 2019
Reston, VA, 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 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: Dogs (maximum weight: 25 pounds) are allowed on request and will be charged 100.00 USD (subject to tax) per dog, per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: Valet service fee: $25 USD plus tax per day, includes in and out privileges.
Self-Parking fee: $20 USD plus tax per day, does not include in and out privileges.
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.

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, 8am-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.

96%
Enjoyed This
(212 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.
4.8 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff was very helpful and the elegance of the hotel is unmatched for the price.
Michael 07. Jan 2019 Reston, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beauty, service, spacious, New Year eve early bird dinner in the dining room.
Other Comments
I'm used to having tea in the room, a small refrigerator, etc. I missed those amenities.
Linda 03. Jan 2019 Wooster, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Old World Charm which has been lost to cold impersonal new hotels. Great location to explore the city.
Other Comments
Grand Elegance of the hotel with an amazing attentive staff.
Bruce 02. Jan 2019 Seaford, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
New Year’s Eve party
Karen 02. Jan 2019 Elkton, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel!!! Like stepping back in time to a more elegant age.
Other Comments
The Green Room was VERY overpriced and the food was not good. We went for breakfast; almost $80 for very mediocre (at best) food and service. My only regret of our trip to the Hotel DuPont.
kathleen 02. Jan 2019 Phoenixville, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a beautiful, well-maintained hotel. The staff couldn't have been more gracious or accommodating. Lovely getaway.
Margaret 31. Dec 2018 Gambrills, MD, USA
Other Comments
Call to room at 1am. No apologies from staff
Donna 31. Dec 2018 North Bennington, VT, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is beautiful and beautifully decorated for Christmas.
Other Comments
Convenient and walking distance to all the theaters and other venues.
Kathleen 30. Dec 2018 Newark, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and large rooms
Other Comments
Great time. Close to Nemours Mansion and Longwood Gardens. Perfect place to escape for a few days.
Brandon 29. Dec 2018 Glen Rock, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Grand hotel. Service, facillity and ambiance superb.
Patrick 28. Dec 2018 Wagener, SC, USA

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