$139 – Wilmington's Iconic HOTEL DU PONT, 55% Off

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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, including stays during the popular holiday festivities at Longwood Gardens. 

What's Included

  • Check into a Classic King Room through March
  • $139 per night ... most Thursdays-Sundays 
  • $219 per night ... most Mondays-Wednesdays 
  • Bonus: Holiday stays are $109 per night ... 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

"It was great, however service room is a bit overpriced and also has a fee of 20%, without tip that is. Other than that, we loved and would certainly come back!"
Dec 1, 2019 - Weehawken, NJ, 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


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. Be sure to visit the palatial Nemours Estate, located just a 10-minute drive from the hotel. 



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • 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.

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


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.

Enjoyed This
(192 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
4.5 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
We decided to spend the night and have a final dinner in the Greeen Room before it is changed.
Elmer Dec 04, 2019 Newark, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was great, however service room is a bit overpriced and also has a fee of 20%, without tip that is. Other than that, we loved and would certainly come back!
Other Comments
Overall we had a great time, thanksgiving buffet was excellent, clean room, great restaurants, beautiful decor and lounge areas, friendly staff, however in our last night I believe there was a weeding or some sort of social event, and most of the guests were at the same floor as us. Talk about a nightmare of a night!!! We were with our 22 months old baby and he and us would wake up every 15 minutes from 11 to mid of the night with drunk people singing, screaming and talking extremely loudly in the hallway! I must say, if that were our first night we would probably checked out next morning, but fortunately it was the last.
Rodrigo Dec 01, 2019 Weehawken, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff at the DuPont are efficient, courteous and very welcoming. This historic hotel is a real treat and I cannot say enough about how wonderful the accommodations were.
D'Arcy Nov 26, 2019 Dartmouth, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything was perfect! Beautiful elegant hotel. Wonderful dining in the Green Room and delicious macaroons!!
Irene Nov 26, 2019 Rockville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Room was lovely. Food was good.
Linda Nov 25, 2019 Fountainville, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was very friendly and professional
Other Comments
Beautiful historic hotel
timothy Nov 24, 2019 Towson, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Just an elegant hotel.
Other Comments
Food very expensive in Green Room...but delicious.
Linda Nov 17, 2019 Millersville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
This was a very real treat and the staff at the DuPont could not have been more accommodating. It was as if we'd gone back in time...wonderfully comfortable accommodations, peaceful, relaxing and luxuriant.
D'Arcy Nov 13, 2019 Dartmouth, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is beautiful. The level of service provided by the hotel matched the atmosphere. Great weekend at Hotel du Pont
Adam Nov 12, 2019 Linthicum Heights, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Explored the city of Wilmington...walked the lovely Riverwslk and the next day went to the Nemours Estate
Other Comments
All staff accommodating, and room was large and very comfortable.
Jean Nov 07, 2019 Naples, FL, USA

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