Wilmington

$125 – Wilmington's Renowned HOTEL DU PONT, 60% Off

HOTEL DU PONT
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Why We Love This Deal

Rich in style and tradition and often compared to the Plaza Hotel in New York, HOTEL DU PONT is easily the best hotel in all of Delaware. Stays at this grande dame are an experience, and now Travelzoo members save 60% on weekends through June, including Easter Weekend where tulips will be in bloom.

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

What's Included

  • Stay in a Classic King through June
  • $125-$149 per night ... Friday-Saturday
  • $169 per night ... Thursday
  • Bonus: May 24 is $119 per night
  • Sunday-Wednesday stays are also on sale
  • +$40 for Luxury King Room (limited availability) 
  • Special welcome gift of signature macaroons ($15 value)

What You Need to Know

  • Price based on a maximum of two guests sharing a Classic King; upgraded rooms allow up to three adults for an additional charge
  • Children ages 18 years or younger stay free of charge when using existing beds
  • These rates are refundable; cancel 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalties
  • No resort fee
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Valet parking is $25 per night and self-parking is $20 per night 
  • Dog-friendly; additional fees apply
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

96%
"History old rooms. But touted paintings,have been taken away to museums"
bill
Mar 17, 2019 - Cape May, NJ, USA
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Why We Love This Hotel

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

Pets: Dogs (maximum weight: 25 pounds) are allowed on request and will be charged 100.00 USD plus tax per dog, per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: Valet service fee: $25 USD plus tax per day, includes in and out privileges.
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.

60% Off

$125 / night

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When You Can Go

Options through June

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, 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.

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.

96%
Enjoyed This
(233 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
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location
Paul Mar 18, 2019 Glenview, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
History old rooms. But touted paintings,have been taken away to museums
Other Comments
I am used to breakfast gratis at most hotels. But expected to pay here. On weekend we went down to cafe and it was,closed at 10:30. The green room was expensive. Also dinner in the green room was as much as the room for the night. The,small portions were ok, but nothing to brag about. I've had same in rural diners!
bill Mar 17, 2019 Cape May, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service
Andrew Mar 05, 2019 Columbia, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The excellent staff.
Larry Mar 04, 2019 Oxford, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great Staff and Cleanliness
Michael Feb 27, 2019 Tamaqua, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything
Mark Feb 23, 2019 Catonsville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The fitness center/sauna was impressive and the room, while small, was well appointed. Housekeeping was excellent. Elevators were fast. Street parking was widely available. The bellman and valet parking staff were helpful.
Other Comments
If this is the signature hotel of the city of Wilmington, Wilmington has a long way to go to become a destination. Having stayed at other Historic Hotels, like the Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, I was expecting a similar experience. From the start, there were issues -- from a TINY room, to a 3/4 window shade/blind that wouldn't go up (even though the view was of the back of the building, daylight is nice) to the front desk staff who didn't know whether meters were being enforced on the Presidents Day holiday and wouldn't look it up when I asked if they could find out, to the cafe being closed during regular hours to due to a private party (but no sign of anyone in there) and having to eat in the bar where I paid $9 for one beer, to no maps of the local area for running (so I mapped out my own routes, one of which I would not recommend) to no knowledge of the property's history or any sense of pride in the city/local attractions, etc. -- I even got a snarky reply when I threw them a bone in the hopes that they might promote their property or show some enthusiasm by asking if there was a story behind the macaroons -- the front desk gentleman just said "Du Pont was French, macaroons are French" -- he might as well have said - "duh" at the end because that was his tone. Just an overall grumpy vibe -- not welcoming at all. And the hotel was practically empty, so it wasn't like they were too busy to go the extra (or even first) mile. Bottom line: I saw the special rate and booked this as a treat, but $119 per night was no bargain for this level of indifference. I hope this was an aberration, or maybe they just don't like Travelzoo guests as much as those who pay full price! I would recommend that management do an all-staff (or at least front desk) training on customer service, property history, and Wilmington pride. Thanks for asking.
Lauren Feb 19, 2019 Arlington, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, accommodating staff. Everyone was in good spirits. They took pride in their work and took an interest in us. Couldn't be any nicer.
Other Comments
Food and drinks in the Green Room Bar were delicious. Valet service was fast. Hotel was in a convenient location. Great restaurants nearby.
Cathleen Feb 16, 2019 Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room, entire hotel ambience, food in the cafe, location within Wilmington, availability of coffee in the AM.
Nancy Feb 03, 2019 Lewes, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
We came for a wedding which was spectacular. The staff went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect. Was a little disappointed that the desk staff would not allow us to have the wedding gift bag because we booked through Travelzoo which was cheaper than the wedding block. The family had made extra bags because they knew people did this but they still did not budge.
Yvonne Jan 22, 2019 Lewes, DE, USA

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