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$139 – 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 has been named the Best Hotel in Delaware by Conde Nast, and we agree. Travelzoo members can save up to 55% through March while enjoying easy access to Wilmington's trendiest restaurants and breweries. 

What's Included

  • Check into a Classic King Room through March
  • $139 per night ... most Thursdays-Sundays 
  • $219 per night ... most Mondays-Wednesdays 
  • Holiday stays are $109 per night ... Nov. 24-28; Dec. 22 - Jan. 5 
  • Valet parking (reg. $30) and signature macaroons ($15 value)
  • Upgrade to a Luxury King Room for +$40 per night

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
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

91%
"Absolutely wonderful! We celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary and Hotel Du Pont made it so memorable. Their staff made our special day special."
John
Aug 26, 2019 - Burke, VA, USA
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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

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 and deep soaking tubs. All rooms come equipped with free premium 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

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:
$50 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $100 plus tax per pet per day.
Maximum weight: 25 pounds.

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

55% Off

$139 / night

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When You Can Go

Options through March

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.

91%
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.
4.7 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Sure an elegant and beautiful hotel, I always feels very spoiled when I stay ther
Mary Sep 22, 2019 South Windsor, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
A nice venue for events but they really could do more with guest rooms.
Other Comments
The rooms were outdated, the fixtures in the bathroom didn't match, and the tiles had mildew. There was a column in the room that blocked 40% of the TV when sitting in the bed. We moved a chair over and there were dark spots from where it was had been like it hadn't been moved in a decade.
Brittany Sep 03, 2019 Jenkintown, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
wedding event
jeffrey Sep 03, 2019 Wyncote, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely wonderful! We celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary and Hotel Du Pont made it so memorable. Their staff made our special day special.
Other Comments
Special thanks go to Sean, the bartender, and Cory, the young man in the Cafe. They were so personable and wonderful to our needs. They made our visit to Delaware so memorable.
John Aug 26, 2019 Burke, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Upgraded to a suite as I went to relax and thoroughly enjoyed the splurge....at least until I get the bill! Convenient walk to Riverfront. I need to find museum next time I go. Also food in dining room, I had lunch, was excellent! Their Deco food court was also excellent. Tried 3 different places and all were excellent as well.
Sharon Aug 19, 2019 Bethlehem, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Historic hotel.
Other Comments
Key card machine not working for entire stay. Required escort to hotel room. No communication from hotel about where things stood except a vague promise from front desk to deliver keys when they were ready, which never materialized. I would expect a 5 star hotel to rise to the occasion especially since the staff said the problem has happened before. It would have been preferable to receive communication before I checked in and offered an alternative date. It wasn't a hotel stay as much as a prison stay.
cathie Aug 19, 2019 Arlington, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service here is impeccable and the value of the Travelzoo deal is tremendous. We love being able to walk through the hotel to the new food hall De.Co to try some fabulous food.
Other Comments
Complete old world charm and luxury. I can't wait to go back.
Linda Aug 05, 2019 Fairfield, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
I do like the lounge bar, we frequent it often. The macaroons are delicious and a nice touch. The lobby is elegant, but when we were there, it was like grand central station.
Other Comments
Our room was nice, but not any nicer than most nice chain hotel rooms. I expected more from the Hotel Dupont. What I found really disappointing was that our room had no facilities for making coffee, and did not offer complimentary coffee anywhere. Made for a very grumpy morning. Also, most hotels these days have a refrigerator in the room. Having had leftovers from our lovely meal in the hotel bar, we had nowhere to store the food. All the finer hotels provide you with complimentary bottled water as well. Not here. These are perks you come to expect. We stay in different hotels often. This turned out to be the least convenient in amenities.
Cathy Aug 02, 2019 Dover, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
I had asked for a wake up call. I could not make it to the phone fast enough so the sent someone to my room to make sure I was up. I was very impressed.
Other Comments
This is a great hotel.
Dan Jul 22, 2019 Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Anniversary get away...lovely hotel!
Kathleen Jul 15, 2019 Cape May, NJ, USA

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