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Hotel du Pont

At a Glance


  • fine dining, luxe ambience, responsive service


  • small elevators, staff can be too formal, few restaurants or shops in immediate vicinity

Hotel du Pont Review

Built in 1913 by Pierre S. du Pont, this luxury hotel in downtown Wilmington has hosted everyone from Charles Lindbergh to John F. Kennedy. The elegant 12-story building radiates an Old World feel. The lobby has a spectacular carved, gilded, and painted ceiling, polished marble walls, and Queen Anne and Chippendale furnishings. The walls display more than 700 original works of art, including Wyeths and Schoonovers. The spacious guest rooms have a contemporary flair, with soothing Tuscan yellow color schemes and earthy textures. The Green Room is known for its marvelous Sunday brunches.

    Hotel Details

  • 206 rooms, 11 suites
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-19-2011

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