Hotel Du Pont | Historic Hotels

“Hospitality is the key to new ideas, new friends, new possibilities. What we take into our lives changes us. Without new people and new ideas, we are imprisoned inside ourselves.” Joan D Chittister

The majesty of Hotel Du Pont never fails to impress. A must-visit gem, this historic hotel is located in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, near the Pennsylvania-Delaware border. Situated less than a two-hour drive from Washington D.C., this noteworthy abode is the place to stay, dine, and unwind. The 12-story Italian Renaissance building debuted in 1913. This ideal location has proximity to spectacular gardens, a thriving art community, and nestled near the Brandywine Valley. The VIP guest list has included prominent guests such as John F. Kennedy, Amelia Earhart, Elizabeth Taylor, Duke Ellington, George Bush, Whoopi Goldberg, and Reese Witherspoon. Come to Hotel Du Pont to be transported back to the grandeur times of the past.

With historical legacy and pride, Hotel Du Pont is a member of the Historic Hotels Worldwide group, which is dedicated to promoting and preserving cultural heritage. Cultural travel, events in history, and historical treasures are among the features of this qualification. Showcasing 217 guest rooms, luxury suites, European design, and splendor is the vision here. The main lobby towers and showcases elegant first-class interiors. This property is pet-friendly and centrally located.

Custom creative desserts impress and are a must-try for the ultimate indulgence. Too full? Light, airy in house-made macarons makes a posh treat or gift to bring home. Casual surroundings with the freshest ingredients met with chefinspired menus. Shaped by the flavors of North Africa and Provençe, the neo-brasserie menu will offer thoughtfully sourced French classics, inventive riffs on old standbys, natural wines, craft cocktails, and local coffee/tea service. Featuring 125 seats, this intimate private dining room will also share a seasonal outdoor patio experience. French classics alongside seasonal offerings create a more lively atmosphere and will showcase the room’s naturally elegant bones. Le Cavalier at Green Room is opening Spring 2020.

Longwoods Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square PA 19348

Ready for an outing? Cultivation meets agriculture at Longwood Gardens. With over 1,000 luscious acres, Longwood Gardens is an iconic American botanical garden. One of the premier horticultural display gardens in the U.S. and is open year-round for visitors to explore. Enjoy native and exotic plants with endless dreamy gardens to take in. Relish in seasonal attractions, educational tours, lectures, performances, and workshops. After strolling the peaceful gardens, the grandiose fountain show will awe and amaze its onlookers. Relax with a glass of wine on the grounds’ restaurant 1906, where a fresh seasonal fare is awaiting. This full-service dining experience delights with unique desserts to blossom your day.

Winterhur Museum Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur DE 19735

For a bounty of history to relish and explore, visit the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Winterthur is filled with treasures and untold history. Tying Du Pont relics and their family tree into visual artifacts bringing your stay full circle. Winterthur houses one of the most important collections of Americana in the U.S. today. Step back in time and see lifesize visuals to bring you into the home of Henry Francis du Pont’s. Tour over 90,000 objects of fine art used in America from 1630 to1860. Favor furniture, metalwork, glass, paintings, ceramics, needlework, textiles, all paired with our prestigious history. Savor in this 60-acre property where romantic weddings and events are also hosted.

For over a century, Hotel Du Pont has been the epitome of hosting. Sophistication rubs off that one feels as if to be an ‘honorary’ du Pont family member. Unwind after a busy day of sightseeing with a glass of champagne once back to the hotel. Guests can lavish and indulge while visiting with family, friends, or weekend getaways. Every detail is precise, creating a platform for your next special occasion. Two grand ballrooms invite the romantic French style to the classic, federal world feel. Coordinated wishes and catered charm are all at hand. Convenient stay for multiple activities and centrally located for familiarity. If you have the pleasure to be a guest, you will leave with a satisfying experience as a delighted patron.

Hotel Du Po
42 West 11th Street
Wilmington DE 19801