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Hotel du Pont


    Hotel du Pont
 in Wilmington
    Hotel du Pont
 in Wilmington

Overview

January 15, 1913, saw the opening of Wilmington’s Hotel du Pont, one of the most lavish hotels of America’s Gilded Age and an immediate rival to Europe’s finest hotels. In its first week, 25,000 visitors toured the elegant rooms to see their rich woodwork, mosaic and terrazzo floors, handcrafted chandeliers, and gilded hallways, which had been created by a host of French and Italian craftsmen. The DuPont Theatre, located in the corridors of the hotel lobby, was a marvel in itself; even today, it is larger than all but three other stages in the nation. An extensive $40 million restoration has returned the lobby to its original grandeur, and each luxury guestroom has been sumptuously refurbished. The historic hotel showcases original paintings of nationally recognized artists, including three generations of Wyeths.

Hotel Du Pont, a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2014, dates back to 1913.

Fun FactThe Hotel du Pont has hosted Prince Rainier of Monaco, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Prince Bertil of Sweden, President John F. Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Henry Kissinger.

Original Property Opened: 1913

Historic Hotels Worldwide toll-free reservations number +1 866 670 3764


Location

42 W 11th St
Wilmington, DE 19801

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.

DiningBarIn-Room DiningBusiness CenterMeetingsWiFi
Fitness CenterGift ShopPet FriendlyArt CollectionGhosts

Hotel Amenities & Policies
Accessible Rooms: Six (6) accessible rooms are available. Please notify request at time of booking.
Adjoining Rooms: Available. Please notify request at time of booking.
Age Requirements: Guests are required to be 18 years or older with photo identification to reserve a room and check-in.
Airport Transportation: Not Available.
ATM
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to arrival. Otherwise the charge is the full rate minus tax.
Cribs and Pack-in-Plays: Available upon request; complimentary.
Deposit: Credit card to hold reservation.
Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Early Check-In: Available; no fee. Late Check-Out: fees after 3pm.
Extra Person Fees: Extra-person charges apply.
Hotel/Resort Fees & Taxes: Taxes: State (8%) and City (2%).
Occupancy Restrictions:
Maximum four (4) persons per room.
Parking: Self-parking: Available. Valet parking: Available.
Payment: All forms of payment are accepted. Payment is required at time of booking. Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners Club, JCB, and Discover are accepted.
Pet Policy: Service animals allowed: Yes. Pets allowed: Yes. Fee: $100 per night for registered pet and $150 per night for unregistered pet.
Rollaways: Available upon request; complimentary.
Smoking Policy: Non-smoking property.
Transportation: Limo or Town Car service available, may be arranged through the concierge; rates apply.
The above list may not be comprehensive and information is subject to change without notice. Fees and deposits may not include tax. Taxes, fees, deposits, and policies are subject to change without notice.
Image Credit: ©Rashad Ashurov/Shutterstock

Turn of the Century, 1896 ~ 1913

January 15, 1913, saw the opening of Wilmington’s Hotel du Pont, one of the most lavish hotels of America’s Gilded Age and an immediate rival to Europe’s finest hotels.

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