$119 – Wilmington's Renowned HOTEL DU PONT, 70% Off

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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 up to 70% into March, including all of the winter holidays.

    What's included:

  • Stay in a Classic King
  • $119 per night ... Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 29 - March 7
  • Bonus: Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks are also $119 per night (Nov. 18-25 & Dec. 16 - Jan. 1)
  • Monday-Wednesday also on sale
  • Upgrade to a Luxury King for $30 more per night
  • 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
  • Additional adults are +$50 per guest per night in a Luxury King room; children ages 18 years or younger are 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 $22 per night and self-parking is $16 per night
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply (dogs only)
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

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

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 2018 Best Botanical Gardens in the country by USA Today's 10Best readers


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. 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.



  • 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.

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 100.00 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 and includes in and out privileges, or Self-Parking for 16.00 USD (subject to tax) per day, does not include in and out privileges. 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.

70% Off

$119 / night


When You Can Go

Options through March 7

Enjoyed This
(145 Member Ratings)
"Loved the way the hotel combined vintage charm with modern amenities."
Nov 13, 2018
Chicago, IL, USA

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.

Enjoyed This
(145 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
4.4 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Loved the way the hotel combined vintage charm with modern amenities.
Other Comments
Beautifully restored hotel. Rooms were generously sized and very comfortable. Breakfast in the green room was a treat. Also a great location to explore some first rate attractions.
gary Nov 13, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was actually a suite, well equipped, the lights were easy to locate and switches from multiple areas within the suite, luxury bathroom, comfortable bed. Lovely room!
Other Comments
I have left a message with the hotel to talk about the Café and areas that could be improved.
lisa Nov 12, 2018 Crofton, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Amenities ,ambiance,room size
Other Comments
Classicly elegant hotel.
Regina Nov 06, 2018 Salisbury, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Elegance and sense of history. Green Room dining room was excellent.
Other Comments
Weekends (Fri and Sat) can be quite crowded and noisy downstairs due to frequent weddings and other events. Go during the week (Sun - Thurs) if you have the option
James Nov 05, 2018 Ashburn, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were friendly and the hotel is beautiful.
Other Comments
We had been there 4 times before and were use to the nice room. The room we got was not so nice. Also the restaurant is a main reason we go and the menu was pre-fixed. We wish we were told that when we booked. We would have picked another day.
Jane Nov 05, 2018 Bel Air, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The friendliness and professionalism of all the staff.
Barbara Nov 05, 2018 Fairfax Station, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hotel was beautiful
Other Comments
Not a great neighborhood warned by hotel staff not to be out after dark. The room that we saw on the travelzoo site was not the room we got. We had stayed there before, and we thought we would be getting that same type of room, we were disappointed with that.
Bonnie Oct 23, 2018 ElmerPittsgrove, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent service, friendly and helpful staff, amazing breakfasts
Other Comments
The carpet in the room needs replacement or at least a good cleaning
William Oct 08, 2018 Hamburg, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful room, delicious breakfast, and wonderful service.
Joel Oct 02, 2018 Potomac, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Green room breakfast, big tub in room
patricia Oct 01, 2018 Setauket- East Setauket, NY, USA

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