£104 – 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
  • £104 per night ... Thursday-Sunday, through March 7
  • Bonus: Select December dates, including Christmas week, are £104 per night 
  • Select Monday-Wednesday stays also on sale
  • Upgrade to a Luxury King for £26 more per night
  • Special welcome gift of signature macaroons (£13 value)

  • What you need to know:

  • Price based on a maximum of two guests sharing a Classic King
  • Additional adults are +£44 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 £19 per night and self-parking is £14 per night (increasing to £22 and £18 as of Dec. 31)
  • 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 Best Botanical Gardens in the country this year by USA Today's 10Best


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.



  • 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 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bed available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$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:

  • Valet service fee: $25 USD (subject to tax), per day
  • Self-Parking fee $20 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

£104 / night


When You Can Go

Options through March 7

Enjoyed This
(173 Member Ratings)
"the room and the taff"
10. Dec 2018
StantonWilmington, DE, 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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(173 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
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
the room and the taff
Peggy 10. Dec 2018 StantonWilmington, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
The lobby singer and the dining room and food.
Laura 10. Dec 2018 Bethesda, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
This is a beautiful old hotel still in its prime. The decorations were beautiful, the staff was attentive, the rooms were large and the beds comfortable. The food was fantastic!
Other Comments
The nightly gift of macaroons was a lovely touch.
Helen 10. Dec 2018 State College, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room, beautiful hotel, nice package thru Travelzoo. Front desk and housekeeping staff friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
One big disappointment: Had booked afternoon tea for day of arrival so made our outing plans accordingly. Checked in, got dressed up for tea and arrived to find our reservation had been erroneously entered for the following week by the person taking the reservation. There was plenty of space however we could not have a Royal Tea. We were told we could order a cup of tea and sandwich off the menu - not the same experience at all. And because it was 3:30, it was then too late to be able to make an alternative choice to tour the DuPont estates which all close at 4pm. Very disappointing. Note: we breakfasted in Green Room - seemed understaffed and staff seemed very harried and not especially friendly.
Catherine 09. Dec 2018 Silver Spring, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The lobby was beautiful. Furnishings and rugs were updated and had a very cool vibe. Entertainment in the lobby was good. A Frank Sinatra type guy was singing, people were drinking cocktails and it was a busy, fun place. Room frig was stocked.
Other Comments
The rooms were dark, drab and outdated. The bathroom sinks were low. No grab bars in the shower and it was slippery. Bulbs in the lamps were low wattage, carpet was soiled. No mirror in the bedroom area. Our view looked over the top of the roof below us.
Mary 09. Dec 2018 Sykesville, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Amy 05. Dec 2018 BaltimoreBaltimore, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hard to say. Hotel Du Pont is the height of old world elegance.
Susanne 04. Dec 2018 West Chester, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful common areas. Friendly bar atmosphere.
Maryann 27. Nov 2018 Fulton, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful common and banquet areas.
William 26. Nov 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 26. Nov 2018 Robbinsville, NJ, USA

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