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... at there is point we’d really like a salad, but beggars…choosers etc.
After that it’s over to a bar/ grill called “The North Star” that’s around the corner from her old house to meet up with some of Nicole’s old pals. Most of them I had met last year when I was on my way back from India. Brian, Keri, Humsni, Brandy- some neighbors of Nicole’s whose names I’ve forgotten and special appearance by Matt ...
... was awesome. Hard to believe it has been a year and
half since I've seen them all.
Our first night we headed out to a Grateful Dead Tribute concert, my second night was a girls night out, third night Jamie, Laura (Jamies housemate) and I headed out for dinner and beers before Jamie and I headed out and meeting up with Laura later in the evening. Sunday was as it is in most places, Sunday Funday, which started ...
... pleasant way to travel. It’s still raining a bit this morning and travelling through the countryside you can see a lot of water lying around – remnants of Hurricane Irene I guess.
We’re due into Washington just before 1pm – the journey takes just under 3 hours and our hotel in Washington is only one block from the station. Well we’ve just arrived in Philadelphia so I’m off to look out the window.
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... My tummy troubles are over. It's such a relief to eat whatever I feel like without having to worry whether or not it's clean.
I pretty much forgot about TV while I was away.
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... as much of the phone as he can towel dry the mobile. The next thing he does is go across to the kitchen of the restaurant. After some animated discussion he returns with half a bag of uncooked rice. So he comes back to the table with the rice and puts the assorted bits of the phone in the bag of rice. You can imagine the looks on the faces of the other guests in the restaurant, with me sitting there with my half eaten pizza and my mobile in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel du Pont Wilmington
We come to the area several weekends a year and stay in the Newark area to be close to the UofD. This time around we got tickets to a show at the Playhouse, so decided to try the Hotel du Pont...what a mistake.
When we checked in the hotel associate suggested the "Romantic Package" for an additional $20, included champagne, and breakfast in our room. We purchased the upgrade.
Five-star hotel in a two-star town
The Hotel DuPont is a throwback in the positive sense. Belle Epoque style and grandeur evokes DuPont's (and Wilmington's) bygone glory days when nylon was still king. Terrific restaurant. Good service. Renovated within the past ten years. A unique and superb hotel.
Just a pity that it's located in downtown Wilmington, which transforms from a bustling office anthill during the day into a somewhat creepy, morose ghost town at night. Come here with your spouse for a romantic weekend, but be ready to get in the car and drive for entertainment and provisions. Do take advantage of the convenient valet parking service, well worth the small fee compared to the area parking garages.
Awful service . Check in clerk didn't make eye contact, asked if we needed help with the bags then didn't call bellman when we said "yes" because he wasn't listening. Found room with bedspread and pillows piled on luggage rack, slimy half empty lotion bottle in bathroom and other problems. Staff members offered to forward our complaint or give us a comment form but didn't even try to fix anything. Sending someone up to finish making the bed seemed way too hard for them. Simple questions like, "What time is coffee available in the morning?" were answered, "I don't know" with "I don't care" implied. The staff was pleasant, but totally disinterested. Even with the weekend discount and the nice fluffy towels, it was not worth the price.
The hotel is physically beautiful, particularly if you receive a deluxe room that includes a sitting area (it is the same price as a normal room). The normal rooms are nice, but unremarkable. The ballroom is spectacular.
My husband and I stayed at the du Pont for two nights. This hotel is a true gem! The rooms are spacious and very clean and the service is excellent.
The food is quite good and when we had a small problem with our dinner in "The Green Room", the wait staff went above and beyond to make it right.
If you are looking for unique and elegant accommodations, I highly recommend the Hotel du Pont.
Stayed at the Hotel Du Pont for the wedding of a family member (the wedding was at the hotel). What a wonderful time we had! I couldn't believe the size of the rooms for the price--they were immaculate and absolutely marvelous. Great bathrooms with separate shower stall and tub. The rooms had a separate sitting room and wonderful decor. The ballroom where they had the reception was also beautiful. What a charming hotel...I'd love to go back!
My husband and I just spent our anniversary at the Hotel DuPont. The accommodations were incredible - the suite was the size of a condominium. The entire hotel staff was friendly and accommodating, and everywhere we went we were recognized and addressed by name - truly personal service. The food in the Green Room was very good and room service was excellent. I highly recommend the hotel for a romantic getaway.
I do admit that I am fond of older hotels. The Hotel Du Pont is not only a treasure but it is also somewhat affordable. Downtown Wilmington is fairly desolate at night but the hotel is close to some good dining options and about a 5 minute drive from Wilmington's wonderful Little Italy . The hotel is a jewel. Room service is very prompt, the housekeeping staff is very responsive as is the front desk. The old place still looks great.
Loved hotel dupont
recently stayed at the hotel dupont and it was fabulous!! It was our anniversary so we stayed in a suite. It was huge with a giant bathroom with a 2 person jacuzzi tub , a comfy king size bed, and view of the city. The service was excellent, the concierge very helpful directing us to all the good restaurants and sites of the brandywine valley which is beautiful. Longwood gardens is a must see!! Room service was great I will defininitely be back