Wilmington

HOTEL DU PONT

Simone Fernandes
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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
(98 Member Ratings)
"Downtown location, valet parking."
ANN
Aug 09, 2018
Mountain Dale, NY, 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

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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

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.
Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Crib/Pack 'n Play 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-Sun, 9am-12 midnight 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.

97%
Enjoyed This
(98 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.
4.8 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Downtown location, valet parking.
Other Comments
Lovely stately old hotel, well maintained, centrally located. Breakfasts were outstanding and the staff most accommodating.
ANN Aug 09, 2018 Mountain Dale, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful restaurant
Other Comments
Banging due to construction all night. Got hardly any sleep
donna Aug 08, 2018 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Every single staff member was friendly, helpful, knowledgable and just terrifically professional. Valet staff to Restaurant management!
Richard Aug 06, 2018 Washington, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful upgraded suite
Other Comments
Tremendous value with travelzoo. Keep up the good work.
Mitchell Aug 06, 2018 Frederick, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
What a beautiful, classic hotel. It is like stepping into the elgance of another time with exceptional service and professional staff.
Other Comments
Staff is exceptional. They take the time to welcome you with genuine, professional hospitality. Everyone appears proud of thier contribution to your stay.
sheila Aug 06, 2018 Alexandria, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is gorgeous and my friend and I greatly enjoyed breakfast in the sumptious Green Room!
Other Comments
The location is in a rather dull part of the city (at least on weekends) and valet parking isn't my preference. But the staff were wonderful, my room comfortable and I could drive anywhere I wanted to go explore.
Julia Aug 06, 2018 Alexandria, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a beautiful hotel
Phyllis Aug 06, 2018 Potomac, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Historic aspect of a grand hotel. very majestic
J Thomas Aug 04, 2018 Camp Hill, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is a bit dated but that is okay since it is also historic. We really enjoyed the Green Room for dinner and breakfast and appreciated the book about the hotel our room so we could learn a bit about its history.
Other Comments
Great location for visiting Longwood Gardens and Winterthur. We were surprised that downtown Wilmington is so dead at night and there weren't lots of options if one wanted to have dinner anywhere other than the hotel.
Sherry Aug 04, 2018 Potomac, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Anniversary celebration
Veronica Jul 30, 2018 West Chester, PA, USA

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