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4.6 out of 5

"Just an awesome hotel. Everything was perfect. Valet, check/in. Just s first class hotel. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 25 Feb 2018

Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury hotel near The Playhouse on Rodney Square

Downtown Wilmington stay

A stay at this Downtown Wilmington hotel places you steps from The Playhouse on Rodney Square and within a 5-minute walk of Grand Opera House. Delaware Art Museum and Hagley Museum and Library are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Dining options, 2 bars/lounges

This luxury hotel's 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and 24-hour health club are some of the featured amenities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Self parking, a coffee shop, and limo/town car service are also offered.

Free Internet, sofa beds

The 217 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Sofa beds, 24-hour room service, and minibars are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$161* Per night/room Aug 23 - Aug 24

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

HOTEL DU PONT ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for HOTEL DU PONT

Everyone (4) Couples (1)
5 out of 5


Just an awesome hotel. Everything was perfect. Valet, check/in. Just s first class hotel.

Posted by , from Ridley Park,Pa on Feb 25, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 27, 2018 by Stefanie

Thank you for staying with us at Hotel DuPont. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

4 out of 5

Beautiful property including artworks and holiday

One night stay after touring DuPont mansions. Dinner in the Green Room. Everything was excellent.

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016

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5 out of 5


Location: Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum and Gardens, several museums, Brandywine Zoo
Hotel du Pont may be the fanciest hotel we will ever see in our lives! We got a great deal through Travelocity and splurged a little, and I am so glad we did. This hotel is absolutely beautiful, in a regal, old-school-classy kind of way. Our room was impeccable, including a sitting area and huge bathroom, with a deep soaking tub that provided the nicest bath I have ever taken. We ordered room service for dinner, which was delivered promptly and in a lovely manner. We had some problems with the TV service, and called down to the front desk to inquire about it (politely!); it was attributed to heavy rains that night interfering with the satellite service. Half an hour later, we received a bottle of complimentary champagne delivered to our room as an apology. Our package included breakfast in The Green Room the next morning, which we used to enjoy the most delicious breakfast buffet we have ever eaten, complete with fresh-squeezed orange juice. The staff was extremely accommodating, and we felt completely pampered. We enjoyed our stay immensely!

Posted by , from PA on Jul 1, 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Luxurious elegance! You feel pampered just walking the hallways. It is so quiet you never hear the HVAC system or other guests coming/going.
Cons: Ice can only be obtained thru room service, mini fridge is only for mini bar items and no in room coffee maker.
We had a lovely romantic weekend. We self parked and were disappointed that the same rate is charged on weekends as it is during the week. Weekends are a ghost town in that area without the business people.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

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5 out of 5

Love the place

I enjoyed staying there. Its' spacious and peaceful which all I need and love the historical hotel that takes me back a decade ago.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

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1 out of 5

Restaurant Here is TERRIBLE - AVOID

The Green Room in the Hotel DuPont, a beautiful setting of “fumed oak paneling, cofferered beamed ceilings, and gold chandeliers” looks elegant and unforgettable. Unfortunately, the food is overpriced, disappointing, and very forgettable.  The only way you would remember this dining experience would be with distaste.  A large group of us decided to eat in the Green Room and ordered the lunch buffet.  Big mistake!  The salad bar was quite small with the choices being very limited. The buffet included an entre of our choice. Eight of us ordered the pork tenderloin, one ordered a cassoulet and two ordered trout.  The pork tenderloin was so tough, two sent it back, and most had to saw at it with a steak knife.  The cassoulet tasted burned and like it had been reheated.  Dessert was the best part of the meal but the dessert bar was not appropriately stocked.  There were just a few of each dessert.  This is not a good practice when serving 11 dessert-loving women! When the bill came, it seemed extremely high for a $24 (quoted price) buffet and each person had to pay $35.30.   When I called to inquire I was told all beverages (iced tea) were extra even though we were originally quoted $24 each (including one non-alcoholic beverage).  When another diner from our group called and talked to the food manager about the pork and cassoulet, there was an audible click on the line.  Apparently, the food manager was not interested in our concerns.  Avoid the Hotel DuPont’s Green Room!

Posted by , from NJ on Nov 3, 2013

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5 out of 5

a wonderful hotel

Pros: Close restaurants
first class,best value for money-beautiful -great food

Posted by , from Philadelphia, PA, USA on Jan 2, 2013

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5 out of 5

Very pleasant, especially the restaurant.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
I would stay here again. Excellent but pricey service, food outstanding, public areas elegant.

Posted by , from DC metropolitan area on May 21, 2012

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5 out of 5

The Hotel duPont is an example of how a good hotel should operate

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Our stay was very pleasant. We drove up, unloaded the car, checked in and went to our room with great ease. The manager made a reservation for Longwood Gardens for us for the next day. Everything was seamless.

Posted by , from essex county nj on Dec 28, 2011

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5 out of 5

A hidden gem!

My boyfriend and I have traveled around the world and have off the chart hotel experience and we were so impressed with Hotel Dupont. I've heard about it from a friend who is an antique collector and well traveled investments manager, who stayed there with her boyfriend for the weekend and rated the hotel as top in every way. She was not exaggerating. I loved the hotel, the room, the bed and the restaurant. I was so impressed with the quality of the food and ambiance. There are many wonderful cultural activities nearby int he Wilmington/Philly area, but if you want to spend a rainy weekend without having to go to far, this is also the hotel. It has a wonderful theater in the premise, in addition to the river walk 2 block away and the restaurant and bars area within walking distance. The only thing you may find not wonderful is the tv set, but most super hotels in Europe don't have them and we were not there to watch TV. In sum, it is a hidden gem. I give it a 10+

Posted by on Mar 19, 2009

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 30000 square feet (2787 square meters) and includes a conference center. A 24-hour health club, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the luxury HOTEL DU PONT. Parking is available for a fee. This 4.5-star Wilmington hotel is smoke free.

  • 217 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 30000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2787 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1913
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Philadelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.) (33.4 km / 20.8 mi)
  • Train station: Wilmington Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

HOTEL DU PONT offers 217 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

The Green Room - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Lobby Lounge - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour health club.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 100 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 25 lbs
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.