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A Landmark in Downtown Wilmington, DE


42 W. 11th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Getting Around Wilmington

Experience the grand luxury and timeless allure of the HOTEL DU PONT - one of the East Coast's most historic hotels. Located in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, we are a true original in the heart of the picturesque Brandywine Valley.
  • Getting Here by Air

    Getting Here by Air
    • New Castle Airport |Wilmington - 5.6 miles
    • Philadelphia International Airport - 18.4 miles
  • Getting Here by Car

    Getting Here by Car
    • 2 hours from New York City and Washington, DC
    • 1 hour from Baltimore
    • 25 minutes from Philadelphia
  • Getting Here by Public Transportation

    Getting Here by Public Transportation
    • Complimentary house car service between hotel and Wilmington Amtrak station
    • Wave Transit buses stop at N Market St @Rodney Square and 10th St @King St
Getting Around Wilmington

What’s Nearby

HOTEL DU PONT is in downtown Wilmington, Delaware, within steps of the Grand Opera House and the Wilmington Riverwalk. The hotel is a short drive to the city's best shopping, attractions, wineries, expansive state parks and the renowned museums and estates of the Brandywine Valley.
  • Within Walking Distance

    Within Walking Distance
    • The Playhouse on Rodney Square - 0.03 miles
    • Grand Opera House - 0.2 miles
    • Wilmington Riverwalk - 0.2 miles
    • Riverfront Market - 0.8 miles
    • Delaware Theatre Company - 0.7 miles
  • Top Local Attractions

    Top Local Attractions
    • Brandywine Zoo - 1.1 miles
    • Delaware Children's Museum - 1.3 miles
    • Delaware Art Museum - 2.2 miles
    • Winterthur Museum, Gardens, and Library - 5.5 miles
    • Hagley Museum - 3 miles
    • Nemours Mansion and Gardens - 3.7 miles
    • Longwood Gardens - 11.9 miles
  • Dining & Shopping

    Dining & Shopping
    • Riverfront Market - 0.8 miles
    • Trolley Square - 1.2 miles
    • Independence Mall - 3 miles
    • Concord Mall - 5.8 miles
    • Christiana Mall - 8.2 miles
  • Parking

    • HOTEL DU PONT offers valet parking for $35 per night with in and out privileges.
    • Daily and event parking is $30 at the hotel.
Upcoming local events
  • Thu
    Sep 23
    10:00 AM

    ZOO EXPLORERS @ Brandywine Zoo

    Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive,, New Castle County, Delaware, United States, 19802

  • Fri
    Sep 24
    5:00 PM

    Delaware Korean Festival

    Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway,, New Castle County, Delaware, United States, 19806

  • Sun
    Oct 3
    8:00 AM

    Inaugural Bellefonte Brewery 5k

    Bellefonte Brewing Co Brandywine, 1851 Marsh Road,,, New Castle County, Delaware, United States, 19810

Ask Our Travel Concierge

  • Where is Wilmington, DE?

    Located in northern Delaware, in New Castle County, Wilmington is the largest and most populous city in the state. Sitting at the confluence of the Christina River and the Delaware River, Wilmington is about 32 miles southwest of Philadelphia and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. HOTEL DU PONT is in downtown, 0.5 miles away from the center of Wilmington.
  • What restaurants are close to HOTEL DU PONT?

    HOTEL DU PONT offers a French brasserie restaurant, Le Cavalier, serving food inspired by Provence and local ingredients. The hotel is also close to the best restaurants and pubs in downtown Wilmington, including Chelsea Tavern, Mikimotos, Tonic Seafood & Steak, Elijah's, and Libby's Restaurant.

  • Where can I park at HOTEL DU PONT?

    The hotel offers daily on-site parking for $30 per day and valet parking for $35 per night with in and out privileges for guests. 
  • What is there to do in Wilmington, DE?

    Wilmington is a vibrant city in the beautiful Delaware Valley with a rich history and culture. This urban destination, surrounded by the stunning estates and gardens of the Brandywine Valley, offers incredible attractions, museums, shopping, dining, and entertainment.

    Set in downtown Wilmington, HOTEL DU PONT is within minutes of the city’s best things to do, including:

    • Grand Opera House
    • Wilmington Riverwalk
    • Delaware Children’s Museum
    • Delaware Contemporary
    • Delaware Art Museum
    • Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library
    • Hagley Museum and Library
    • Longwood Gardens and Conservatories
    • Nemours Mansion and Garden
    • Brandywine Zoo
    • DuPont Environmental Education Center
    • Delaware Children’s Theater
    • Alapocos Run State Park
    • Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries
  • How far is Wilmington, Delaware from Philadelphia?

    Wilmington, DE, is 32 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania along the Delaware River. The drive is about 40 minutes taking I-95 S.  
  • What is Wilmington Delaware known for?

    Wilmington is the urban hub of Delaware’s Brandywine Valley region and the Corporate Capital of America. With the largest downtown district in the state of Delaware, Wilmington offers wonderful restaurants, museums, performing arts, tax-free shopping, and exceptional craft breweries. The city is also known for its Du Pont family legacy, estates, and gardens.