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Hotel Du Pont

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2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, and dinner served, French cuisine
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Superior Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Hotel Du Pont

VIP Access

Hotel Du Pont

4.5 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
42 West 11th Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Playhouse on Rodney Square1 min walk
  • Popular LocationDelaware State University Wilmington7 min walk
  • Popular LocationBrandywine Zoo16 min walk
  • AirportPhiladelphia, PA (PHL-Philadelphia Intl.)28 min drive
VIP Access
Curated for quality and service, VIP Access stays consistently receive our highest guest ratings.
  • Expect exceptional service
  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

Room options

About this area

Wilmington

Hotel Du Pont is located in Downtown Wilmington, a neighborhood in Wilmington, and is in the entertainment district and near a train station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Nemours Mansion and Gardens and Mt. Cuba Center, while The Playhouse on Rodney Square and Grand Opera House are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Daniel S. Frawley Stadium or 76ers Fieldhouse Powered by BPG|Sports. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping and winery tours.

What's nearby

  • The Playhouse on Rodney Square - 1 min walk
  • Grand Opera House - 5 min walk
  • H. Fletcher Brown Park - 5 min walk
  • Delaware State University Wilmington - 7 min walk
  • Brandywine Zoo - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Wilmington, DE (ZWI-Wilmington Train Station) - 16 min walk
  • Philadelphia Intl. Airport (PHL) - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Ernest & Scott Taproom - 4 min walk
  • Dimeo's Pizza - 4 min walk
  • Olympic Subs & Steaks - 5 min walk
  • Libby's Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Bardea food & drink - 7 min walk

About this property

Hotel Du Pont

4.5-star historic hotel located in Downtown Wilmington
Located close to The Playhouse on Rodney Square and Grand Opera House, Hotel Du Pont provides an art gallery on site, shopping on site, and a coffee shop/cafe. Indulge in a massage at Currie, the onsite spa. Enjoy French cuisine and more at the two onsite restaurants. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and 2 bars, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and limo/town car service
  • Massage treatment rooms, 22 meeting rooms, and concierge services
  • A ballroom, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All 217 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Free extra beds, daily housekeeping, and desks

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired internet

Parking and transportation

  • Covered valet parking on site (USD 45 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Daily breakfast to-go available for a fee: USD 6–175 per person
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 restaurants
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • Couples/private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • The Green Room
  • The Lobby Lounge

Things to do

  • 24-hour health club
  • Art gallery
  • Full-service spa
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • 22 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center (25,000 square feet of space)

Full-service spa

  • Massage
  • Spa open select days
  • Treatment room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV with premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service

More

  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 20 2023 to January 19 2024 (dates subject to change):
  • Business center

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per night
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 40 lbs per pet)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 175 per person (approximately)
  • Covered valet parking fee: USD 45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel Du Pont pet-friendly?

Yes, Hotel Du Pont allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 40 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 100 per pet, per night.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Du Pont?

As of Feb 6, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Du Pont on Feb 10, 2023 start from $301.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Hotel Du Pont?

Valet parking is available for USD 45 per night.

What time is check-in at Hotel Du Pont?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Hotel Du Pont?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Hotel Du Pont located?

Located in Downtown Wilmington, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Playhouse on Rodney Square and Grand Opera House. Delaware Art Museum and Hagley Museum and Library are also within 3 mi (5 km). Wilmington, DE (ZWI-Wilmington Train Station) is 16 minutes by foot and Wilmington Station is 17 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Du Pont and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hotel Du Pont offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Du Pont cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

8.6

Excellent

Rating 10 - Excellent. 293 out of 476 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 62%
Rating 8 - Good. 100 out of 476 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 21%
Rating 6 - Okay. 43 out of 476 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 9%
Rating 4 - Poor. 22 out of 476 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 18 out of 476 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%

9.1/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.2/10

Amenities

8.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.3/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

Deborah D.

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Always perfect.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Cynthia

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Love this wonderful hotel! Old world charm and service. It is our second stay and we will be back!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Jason

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent

Deborah D.

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is great, clean and accommodating with friendly staff. Nice beds and pillows,too!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Luis

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Historic site, classy accomodations
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Heather

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Amazing service and clean. They upgraded my colleague and found him a piece of cheesecake for his birthday. Room was immense yet dated fixtures. Could use a refresh. Very clean and well appointed.

10/10 Excellent

william

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place is totally old school .... love it .
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

James

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Bernadette

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel DuPont always exceeds my expectations. If you are looking for a place in Wilmington, don’t bother looking around, checking out prices on the river or other places, just pick this hotel. You won’t regret your decision. The staff is wonderful, Kara especially. They have deep soaking tubs for two in some rooms and they are worth the upgrade and you feel at home there.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good

Kelsey

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022