$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, through March 7
  • Bonus: Select December dates, including Christmas week, are $119 per night 
  • Select Monday-Wednesday stays 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.
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 (subject to tax) per dog, per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: Valet service fee: 22 USD plus tax per day, includes in and out privileges.
Self-Parking fee: 16 USD plus 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.

Parking rates will increase on December 31, 2018 to Valet Parking for 25.00 USD (subject to tax), per day and Self-Parking for 20.00 USD (subject to tax), per day.

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.

70% Off

$119 / night


When You Can Go

Options through March 7

Enjoyed This
(164 Member Ratings)
"Hard to say. Hotel Du Pont is the height of old world elegance."
Dec 04, 2018
West Chester, PA, 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
(164 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
4.7 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Amy Dec 05, 2018 BaltimoreBaltimore, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hard to say. Hotel Du Pont is the height of old world elegance.
Susanne Dec 04, 2018 West Chester, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful common areas. Friendly bar atmosphere.
Maryann Nov 27, 2018 Fulton, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful common and banquet areas.
William Nov 26, 2018 Yardley, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Considering the great Travelzoo price, we were very pleasantly surprised to get an upgrade to a very large, lovely suite!!
Scott Nov 26, 2018 Robbinsville, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Elegant hotel
Carolyn Nov 24, 2018 Dewey Beach, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Old world beauty
Dianne Nov 24, 2018 Allentown, PA, USA
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

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