HOTEL DU PONT

42 West 11th St., Wilmington, DE 19801 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
4.5 Star Downtown Hotel in New Castle County
39.74669-75.54771
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Very Good
4.5/5

Based on 124 guest reviews

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  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 217 rooms in property
  • Hotel has 12 floors
  • Hotel has 10 suites
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Check-out: 12:00pm
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 7.9/10
  • 30 conference rooms in property

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed Classic Room
Non-Smoking
Check RatesClassic Room 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesClassic Room 1 King Bed 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesLuxury Room 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, The Delaware Art Museum, The Brandywine River Museum, The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, The Delaware Museum of Natural History, The Delaware History Museum, Rockwood Mansion Museum, Hagley Museum, Nemours Mansion, Old Swedes Church, the Kalmar Nyckel, the Brandywine Zoo, Wilmington Riverfront.

Customer Reviews of Hotel Du Pont

4.5 out of 5. Based on 124 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

At once an architectural icon, an internationally renowned hotel, and the pride of Delaware, HOTEL DU PONT has many stories to tell. Nestled in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware and the picturesque Brandywine Valley, one of the country's grandest hotels is as rich in history and tradition as it is in atmosphere.The twelve-story Italian Renaissance building was commissioned by DuPont Company president Pierre S. du Pont. It debuted in 1913 after a two-and-a-half year labor of love by French and Italian craftsmen who carved, gilded and painted this exceptional landmark to life. From the lavish splendor of the lobby to the shimmering majesty of the Gold Ballroom, every detail speaks to an eye for flawless style.After opening, the hotel instantly earned international fame, rivaling the finest hotels in New York City and Europe while serving as the financial and social epicenter for the Wilmington elite. Expansion of the property in 1918 brought further enhancements, with the additions of the Gold Ballroom, du Barry Room and the DuPont Theatre, which is now known as the Playhouse on Rodney Square. The hotel remains committed to retaining the warmth and splendor that have made us so highly regarded for almost a century. To step inside is to find yourself transported back to a time of craftsmanship and courtesy, of ease and elegance, sophistication and style, an era when people knew how to travel in style and expected the very best. Those values are preserved today in the service we provide each and every guest.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation:2005
Floors:12
Rooms:217
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:217
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:10
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Meeting Rooms:30
Meeting Space:30000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 300 people
Lounge/Bar Hours:5pm-1am
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
individual cancellation is 48 hours before arrival date; group cancellation is based on contrct
Nightly Parking:22
Typical Group Deposit:50%
Total Taxes:10.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 0.00%
Occupancy Tax: 8.00%
City Tax: 2.00%
Country Tax: 0.00%
VAT: Value Added Tax: 0.00 VAT % Inclusive
GST: Goods and Services Tax: 0.00 GST %
PST: Provincial Sales Tax: 0.00 PST %
Food and Beverage Tax: 0.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 0.00%
Other Tax: 0.00%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Parking Fee:22.00 Per Night
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 9.95 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 9.95 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee:50.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Food and Beverage Service Charge:22.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge:22.00%
Chef Attendant Fees:80.00 Per Night
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:22.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:24.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:28.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:32.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:18.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:48.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:54.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 9.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 9.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 2.35 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.75 Per Person

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Video Games in Room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Philadelphia airport is 23 miles away. A taxi is $100 one way.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

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