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$168 & up – Wilmington's Iconic HOTEL DU PONT, 55% Off

HOTEL DU PONT
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Why We Love This Deal

Rich in style and tradition, the renowned HOTEL DU PONT was just named the best hotel in Delaware by Conde Nast Traveler. Spend a long weekend visiting trendy restaurants, breweries and the riverfront all while saving 55% on stays through October. 

"You'll get a heady dose of old school glamour" -- Conde Nast Traveler

What's Included

  • Stay in a Classic King Room 
  • $168 per night ... Fri.-Sat. through  Aug. 31
  • $209-$235 per night ... Fri.-Sat., Sept. 6 - Oct. 26
  • $221 per night ... Thursday and Sundays through Oct. 31
  • Special welcome gift of the hotel's signature macaroons ($20 value)

What You Need to Know

  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room; higher rates apply for additional guests
  • Children ages 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • These rates are refundable; book now and cancel later, if necessary 
  • No resort fee 
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Self-parking is $26 plus tax per night; Valet parking is $33 plus tax per night
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply 
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

94%
"Bring was delicious!"
Trisha
Jul 8, 2019 - Malvern, PA, USA
See All 268 Member Ratings

Why We Love This Hotel

  • This area combines rich American history with trendy restaurants, a vibrant craft beer scene and a popular riverfront.
  • The 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 noteworthy features by hand
  • Longwood Gardens, a 25-minute drive away, was voted as one of the best botanical gardens in the country by USA Today's 10Best readers

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, home-away-from-home experience. 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 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 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

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.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bedding 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 pounds.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$25 plus tax per day.

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

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.

55% Off

$168 / night

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When You Can Go

Options through October

Getting There

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. Arriving and departing guests enjoy a complimentary car service to and from the Wilmington Amtrak station, based on availability with advance notice. Valet and self-parking available.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

94%
Enjoyed This
(268 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
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Bring was delicious!
Trisha Jul 08, 2019 Malvern, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location for the 4th of July. Combined our stay with the fireworks and fountain show at Longwood Gardens.
Other Comments
Accommodating and friendly staff.
J Jul 06, 2019 Magnolia, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyable stay for the weekend. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Had emergency fire alarms go off first night causing us to leave the building. We were comped for breakfast which was great. Room service was excellent (Kenny & associate).
Jamelle Jun 28, 2019 PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The cleaning staff was very friendly and accommodated my needs. The showerhead was too short to stand under.
Other Comments
My room was too small compared to my last stay. I didn't have any drawers to put my clothes in. I didn't have anywhere to put my toiletries. There aren't any ice machines. You have to ask the front desk to bring you ice. The fire alarm was tripped by a power surge in the middle of the night and we had to exit the building thru the stairwell. We were on the 7th floor.
Dennis Jun 24, 2019 Downingtown, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Second time at the hotel. Very satisfied. The rooms are a little tired but I like the historic nature of the entire hotel.
Sherry Jun 24, 2019 Potomac, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff were friendly (greetings and smiles).
Other Comments
It all has to do with my appointed hotel room. Stained and dirty carpet and upholstery; peeling wallpaper; discolored caulking around tub and tub tile; dead bugs in ceiling light fixture near the door and a stale room odor. I expected so much more from Hotel DuPont! I never imagined that the discount rate was a tradeoff for a subpar room. Our discount rate was $149 a night if given the choice and all info I would not have booked no matter the discount. Hotel DuPont, it is not a good look, take your rooms in need of rehab out of circulation.
John Jun 24, 2019 Coatesville, PA, USA
Other Comments
The hotel room itself was nice, very spacious and comfortable. The service was a little strange - we had hotel staff knock and start to enter the room twice before we had the chance to tell them we were there and the room shouldn't be entered. Also, the Green Room restaurant was just average food, strange service, and over-priced. I'd recommend staying at the hotel, but avoiding the restaurant.
Natalie May 28, 2019 Washington, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The elegance and charm of the hotel.
Other Comments
We had a great time during our overnight visit to the Hotel DuPont, and a great meal to celebrate our anniversary in the Green Room restaurant.
Ronald May 28, 2019 Stafford, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very accommodating and courteous staff they made us feel important
Kathrine May 27, 2019 New Castle, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Incredible architecture-lobby, ballroom, etc.
Other Comments
Substandard room. Continuous fan noise from bathroom, no drapes, lots of space but only one armchair, tiny TV, no self-service coffee set-up in room. Very poor pre-fixe meal in cafe.
Elizabeth May 13, 2019 Columbia, MD, USA

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