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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
97%
Enjoyed This
(123 Member Ratings)
"The breakfast was either a buffet or you could order whatever you wanted (up to the large allowed price point) on the menu. We ordered off the menu both days and ate in the formal dinning room the first morning and in the cafe the next day."
Audrey
12. Sep 2018
Chesterfield, 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.
Extra bed available upon request: free of charge.
Cot 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 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.

97%
Enjoyed This
(123 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
4.4 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Ambiance
Nancy 18. Sep 2018 Mount Dora, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was either a buffet or you could order whatever you wanted (up to the large allowed price point) on the menu. We ordered off the menu both days and ate in the formal dinning room the first morning and in the cafe the next day.
Other Comments
Great staff and service! The cookie gift treats were amazing! :-)
Audrey 12. Sep 2018 Chesterfield, VA, USA
Other Comments
Everything was top notch except we didn't get the welcome pastry item.
Stephen 12. Sep 2018 Cranford, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice suite for nice travelzoo price upscale rooms.
John 10. Sep 2018 Silver Spring, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great Service, the decor the hotel is a piece of history.
Thomas 10. Sep 2018 Ocean View, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everyone made us feel genuinely welcome. There is a special ambience to be found in a turn of the century old hotel such as the Dupont. And the Travelzoo deal made it a bargain as well.
Other Comments
Of special note was the young lady serving breakfast whose warm welcome and cheerful personality along with helpful insights made the start of our day memorable. She is a credit to the Dupont and has great potential for a long term career in the hospitality field.
Roger 09. Sep 2018 Silver Spring, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Size of the room
Susan 01. Sep 2018 Severna Park, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was beautiful and the room was very comfortable, especially the bed! Great fitness center, too!
Other Comments
Thanks for creating a package at a wonderful hotel that included breakfast and valet -- what a great value!
Joanne 27. Aug 2018 Baltimore, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staying at the hotel was due to a side trip at the start of our vacation. It was an excellent choice. Everything at the hotel was first quality. I would highly recommend it.
Deborah 27. Aug 2018 West Milford, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Hotel duPont is gorgeous and best of all was having breakfast in the fabulous Green Room!
Other Comments
The rooms are decorated with excellent taste, the elevators are speedy and quiet, our car was brought around quickly and the staff was very pleasant.
Bruce & Barbara 26. Aug 2018 Williamsburg, VA, USA

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