$149—One of America's most lavish Gilded Age hotels

Chelsea Chinery
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Secure your travel dates now and, if you need to cancel your booking, you can do so 48 hours prior to check-in without fees.

Why We Love This Deal

This 110-year-old hotel is famed for its original Italian Renaissance architecture, long tradition of luxury service, and an endless list of famous guests: royals, celebrities and U.S. presidents. This iconic landmark is located in downtown Wilmington, near the popular historic shops, restaurants, wineries and museums in the heart of the picturesque Brandyville Valley. 

With this offer, Travelzoo members can stay through September with rates up to 75% off.

What's Included

  • Stay in a Classic King Room, most dates through September
    • $149 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays
    • $199 per night ... Fridays-Saturdays
  • Upgrade to a Luxury Room for +$50
  • Travelzoo member perk: 50% off valet parking with in-and-out privileges (reg. $40 plus tax, per night)

What You Need to Know

  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made prior to 4 p.m. local time, 48 hours before arrival
  • Price based on up to 2 guests sharing a room; higher rates apply for additional guests in a Luxury Room
  • Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing hotel bedding
  • No resort fee
  • Pet-friendly
  • For more details, see Policies and Amenities sections

Enjoyed This
"The hotel is so elegant, worth spending the night to enjoy the surroundings!"
Apr 26, 2022 - Annapolis, MD, USA
See All 36 Member Ratings

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Located in downtown Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, this hotel was built in 1913 by French and Italian craftsmen who carved and painted much of the noteworthy features by hand
  • This area combines rich American history with trendy restaurants, a vibrant craft beer scene and a popular riverfront
  • Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library; Hagley Museum and Garden; and Mt. Cuba Center are all within a 15-minute drive of the hotel



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Some accessibility features may not be available in all rooms. Please coordinate with the hotel directly before you travel.

  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Early check-in can be requested and will be honored based on hotel availability.
Check-in prior to 7am will result in a charge of an additional one-night stay (room and tax).

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Late check out can be requested and will be honored based on availability. Charges may apply, up to an additional one-night stay (room and tax).

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
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 stay.
Maximum weight: 25 pounds.

Fees: ***When booking the Travelzoo Deal, members are eligible for a discounted valet parking fee of $20 per day***

Includes in and out privileges.

Additional details: Due to local and state guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

For more information please visit: https://www.hoteldupont.com/health-and-safety

  • All rooms have a refrigerator, with a 24-hour snack menu available via room service/the front desk. In-room glassware is currently wrapped plastic.
  • Housekeeping services are provided daily. 
  • Evening turn-down service is not available.
  • The fitness center is open, 24-hour access and is located on the 2nd floor. Complimentary water, towels, fitness maps etc. are provided.

Food and Beverage Outlets

LeCavalier at the Green Room:

Monday - Saturday | 7:00am - 10:00am

Saturday l 10:00am - 2pm
Sunday | 9:00am - 2pm

Monday - Friday | 11:30am - 2:30pm

Monday - Thursday | 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday | 5:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday | 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Monday - Thursday | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday | 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday | 4:00pm - 8:00pm

  • In room dining (Room Service) follows the same hours as Le Cavalier.
  • The Green Room Bar, a separate outlet located adjacent to the Lobby and Le Cavalier, operates Friday-Sunday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for light fare and drinks.
  • Evening Toast to Twilight:
    • Weekday evenings (Monday through Thursday) at 5:30PM-6:30pm in the Lobby.
    • a complimentary seasonal punch cocktail.
    • The golden age of cocktails returns with our "Toast to Twilight" evening ritual! Raise a glass with us in our lavish lobby as we honor tradition and savor sips of seasonally inspired punch in modern style.

Additional Information

The following are located in the same building as HOTEL DU PONT, but are not managed by hotel.

  1. The Playhouse on Rodney Square – 1250 seat Broadway-style Theatre. Katherine Hepburn, Helen Hayes, Lucille Ball, and other luminaries of stage and screen have graced the stage of the Playhouse over the 100+ years of operation.
  2. DE.CO Food Hall - A contemporary food hall located in The DuPont Building, DE.CO features 8(Eight) unique restaurant stalls, an atrium bar and private event space set in the historic, art deco DuPont Building. Also featured is a Pop-up Test Kitchen for chefs to test new recipes and serve a new community of customers. Whether you want sushi, pho or chicken and waffles, this eclectic delight is a must try!
  3. UPS Store- Providing business and mailing/package services
  4. Currie Hair Skin & Nails Salon and Spa

Up to 75% off

$149 / night


When You Can Go

Through September

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.

Enjoyed This
(36 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.
4.9 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel was great and had everything you need. There are also restaurants that are top rated close to the hotel. Only negative was the restaurant was closed for the BMW golf event in the evening that know one mentioned to us at checkin.
Marshall Aug 23, 2022 Washington, DC, USA
Other Comments
Loved our stay!! Have more Travel Zoo date, please..
Joanna Aug 13, 2022 Dover, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing Fourth of July celebration with hubby! Very quiet weekend as many stores and restaurants are closed both on Sundays and July 4th (Monday). We found free street parking close to the hotel for both Sunday and Monday (avoided hotel parking fee), and walked down Market Street towards the Riverfront. We noticed there were many security personnel patrolling the area, which provided a safe environment as we enjoyed our long walk while looking at the numerous historical buildings. Had dinner at Le Cavalier, located on-site, and so happy they were open on the Fourth of July as the food was delicious and surprisingly well priced for the quality of food served. My husband is a notoriously picky eater, and he found the food wonderfully prepared and enjoyed the experience. Btw, we stopped by Delaware Art Museum prior to checking in as it is free on Sundays. The De Art Museum and sculpture garden is a hidden gem! Thank you Travelzoo for offering the promo!
Barbara Jul 06, 2022 Bel Air, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
We seem always to enjoy our stay at this hotel because you can always get as much joy from what it offers.
Other Comments
It is hard to complain about anything in this hotel, but there are two things. The exercise room does not have signs for people to clean the equipment after use, and there was a lot of this going on even as many others were cleaning correctly. Sunday went for a workout before leaving the property; The exercise room was not restocked with machine cleaning equipment, and no water or towels were available.
roger Aug 07, 2022 lancaster, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Luxury luxury luxury
Other Comments
Loved it made for a wonderful group date
robert Aug 13, 2022 Dover, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Two night break, great hotel with plenty of character
Nick Jun 03, 2022 Romsey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A wonderful time there celebrating my birthday! We received our wine and 2 yummy cupcakes too! Staff were friendly @ helpful! We were taken on a tour of this beautiful historic hotel! So happy we did this deal thru Travel Zoo!
Linda Mar 30, 2022 HVRE DE GRACE, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is Old School grandeur. At 100 years old it is well preserved and maintained but really needs some polish and renovations. Staff is very accommodating and most pleasant. They, like the rest of the industry-are short staffed- so response time is not at its best. Stayed in a beautiful king suite. The space has excellent bones, the bed was better than my own, truly exceptional, but the antique jetted tub sounded like a concrete jackhammer ripping up the highway. Lighting, marble and fixtures are authentic but time to put to rest. Excellent restaurant and bar with great ambiance and exceptional service. Overall, highly recommend a stay.
Ulana May 24, 2022 North WalesNorth Wales, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and great deal through Travelzoo.
Jane May 10, 2022 Richmond, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is so elegant, worth spending the night to enjoy the surroundings!
Marilyn Apr 26, 2022 Annapolis, MD, USA

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