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“not all that it wants to be” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel du Pont
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“not all that it wants to be”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

keys never worked, every time they fixed one key, they would have broken the other key.
computer systems have no way to accept 2 credit cards at check in , for guests who are sharing a room, and thus sharing the bill.
front desk staff always seemed to be in training...everything took forever.
and the valet parking time and time again took way too long to retrieve a car, and seemed to forget completely. Its apretty place, but give me a nice functioning marriott .

Room Tip: they seem to have no true doubles anywhere in the building.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bcbasslet
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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99 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Visited the Hotel DuPont for a wedding in July. The lobby takes you back to what historical old hotels used to look like. Nice waiting area with marble floors. The rooms were very nice and all had very large bathrooms. The bathroom contained both a nice sized soaking tub and corner shower. The actual bedroom area offered a nice seating area which was great for multiple people getting ready. Room was clean and bed was very comfortable. The hotel can be a bit pricy, but it's definitely worth the stay if you are in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HighFlyerNJ
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wash dc
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227 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

No question the lobby is grand and the room was beautifully appointed and spacious. But the AC was freezing and there was an overabundance of towels in the bathroom and no sign asking if you preferred to re-use them like you see in most "green" hotels. These practices seemed wasteful. For the cost, I was surprised there was not a coffee maker in the room, although there was an expensive mini-bar. We were not allowed to use a luggage cart to take up our belongings and were told a bell hop had to do it for us. We had no problem with self-parking about a block from the hotel. While searching for a place to eat dinner, we observed that the area around the hotel in downtown Wilmington was deserted in the evening on the weekend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank equinoxWashDc
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Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

I love the old world charm. When my husband and I want to get away without going far we always choose Hotel du Pont. Everything you experience here is five stars, from the valet parking to the room service and eating in the opulence that is the Green Room. Not to be missed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Corrinelk
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Felt like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" during my anniversary stay in one of the eleven luxury suites. Amazing... Stayed here for my wedding and it just doesn't get any better from the decor to the ambiance to the size of the rooms to the service level. Try to afford to stay or at least visit the lobby bar area for an amazing New York classy feel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kennam320
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed at this hotel to babysit my grandchild while the parents attended a wedding at the hotel. The du Pont was so accommodating and were not the least bit put out by ice cream smeared on seats and the baby wandering around.
When we entered the dining room ( reminiscent of ones I have eaten at in Europe) we were addressed by name. You were aware that you were on the fringes of southern hospitality.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pauline d
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Hotel duPont is a throw-back to another era. We had a deluxe king room for a week-end rate. If we hadn't things to do, we could have enjoyed our room for hours. Large, with a couch, wet bar and plenty of storage. It was quiet and restful, included a large soaking tub and separate rain shower. At night there was turndown service. The mattress was firm but enfolding and easy on the body. I love it when there are robes in the rooms, and Hotel duPont has all the trappings of a luxury hotel. Service was efficient and courteous and our car came within 10 minutes of our request. As mentioned, the hotel is not in a great area, so we ate breakfast in the hotel. There were choices from granola to a full breakfast, as well as a kid's menu. Their fresh-squezzed orange juice, with re-fills, tasted as though it was straight from a Florida Orchard.One of our party did the riverwalk trail early morning and felt safe. We stay there again for the enjoyment of it's old world charm and modern rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BonnieF544
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Additional Information about Hotel du Pont

Property: Hotel du Pont
Address: 11th & Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
Location: United States > Delaware > Wilmington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wilmington
#3 Business Hotel in Wilmington
#5 Family Hotel in Wilmington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel du Pont 4.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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