£116 & up – Wilmington's Iconic HOTEL DU PONT, 55% Off

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Why We Love This Deal

Rich in style and tradition, the renowned HOTEL DU PONT was just named the best hotel in Delaware by Conde Nast Traveler. Spend a long weekend visiting trendy restaurants, breweries and the riverfront all while saving 55% on stays through October. 

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

What's Included

  • Stay in a Classic King Room 
  • £116 per night ... select Fri.-Sat. through  Aug. 31
  • £144-£162 per night ... select Fri.-Sat., Sept. 6 - Oct. 26
  • £153 per night ... Thursday and Sundays through Oct. 31
  • Special welcome gift of the hotel's signature macaroons (£14 value)

What You Need to Know

  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room; higher rates apply for additional guests
  • Children ages 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • These rates are refundable; book now and cancel later, if necessary 
  • No resort fee 
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Self-parking is £16 plus tax per night; Valet parking is £21 plus tax per night
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply 
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

"Upgraded to a suite as I went to relax and thoroughly enjoyed the splurge....at least until I get the bill! Convenient walk to Riverfront. I need to find museum next time I go. Also food in dining room, I had lunch, was excellent! Their Deco food court was also excellent. Tried 3 different places and all were excellent as well."
19 Aug, 2019 - Bethlehem, PA, USA
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This area combines rich American history with trendy restaurants, a vibrant craft beer scene and a popular riverfront.
  • The hotel has been the heart of the city's social and cultural scene for more than 100 years
  • Located in downtown Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley, this hotel was built in 1913 by French and Italian craftsman, who carved and painted much of noteworthy features by hand
  • 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


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.



  • 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: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$100 plus tax per pet per day.
Maximum weight: 10 kg.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$25 plus tax per day.

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.

55% Off

£116 / night


When You Can Go

Options through October

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. Arriving and departing guests enjoy a complimentary car service to and from the Wilmington Amtrak station, based on availability with advance notice. Valet and self-parking available.

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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
(277 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
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Upgraded to a suite as I went to relax and thoroughly enjoyed the splurge....at least until I get the bill! Convenient walk to Riverfront. I need to find museum next time I go. Also food in dining room, I had lunch, was excellent! Their Deco food court was also excellent. Tried 3 different places and all were excellent as well.
Sharon 19 Aug, 2019 Bethlehem, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Historic hotel.
Other Comments
Key card machine not working for entire stay. Required escort to hotel room. No communication from hotel about where things stood except a vague promise from front desk to deliver keys when they were ready, which never materialized. I would expect a 5 star hotel to rise to the occasion especially since the staff said the problem has happened before. It would have been preferable to receive communication before I checked in and offered an alternative date. It wasn't a hotel stay as much as a prison stay.
cathie 19 Aug, 2019 Arlington, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The service here is impeccable and the value of the Travelzoo deal is tremendous. We love being able to walk through the hotel to the new food hall De.Co to try some fabulous food.
Other Comments
Complete old world charm and luxury. I can't wait to go back.
Linda 05 Aug, 2019 Fairfield, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
I do like the lounge bar, we frequent it often. The macaroons are delicious and a nice touch. The lobby is elegant, but when we were there, it was like grand central station.
Other Comments
Our room was nice, but not any nicer than most nice chain hotel rooms. I expected more from the Hotel Dupont. What I found really disappointing was that our room had no facilities for making coffee, and did not offer complimentary coffee anywhere. Made for a very grumpy morning. Also, most hotels these days have a refrigerator in the room. Having had leftovers from our lovely meal in the hotel bar, we had nowhere to store the food. All the finer hotels provide you with complimentary bottled water as well. Not here. These are perks you come to expect. We stay in different hotels often. This turned out to be the least convenient in amenities.
Cathy 02 Aug, 2019 Dover, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
I had asked for a wake up call. I could not make it to the phone fast enough so the sent someone to my room to make sure I was up. I was very impressed.
Other Comments
This is a great hotel.
Dan 22 Jul, 2019 Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Anniversary get away...lovely hotel!
Kathleen 15 Jul, 2019 Cape May, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Bring was delicious!
Trisha 08 Jul, 2019 Malvern, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location for the 4th of July. Combined our stay with the fireworks and fountain show at Longwood Gardens.
Other Comments
Accommodating and friendly staff.
J 06 Jul, 2019 Magnolia, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Enjoyable stay for the weekend. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Had emergency fire alarms go off first night causing us to leave the building. We were comped for breakfast which was great. Room service was excellent (Kenny & associate).
Jamelle 28 Jun, 2019 PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The cleaning staff was very friendly and accommodated my needs. The showerhead was too short to stand under.
Other Comments
My room was too small compared to my last stay. I didn't have any drawers to put my clothes in. I didn't have anywhere to put my toiletries. There aren't any ice machines. You have to ask the front desk to bring you ice. The fire alarm was tripped by a power surge in the middle of the night and we had to exit the building thru the stairwell. We were on the 7th floor.
Dennis 24 Jun, 2019 Downingtown, PA, USA

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