See our Guru's list of the best places to stay in Wilmington

Wilmington has a vibrant arts scene, a recently developed waterfront with lively shops, bars and restaurants, and a rich, colourful history as one of America’s great melting pots. Some of the best places to stay in Wilmington are clustered around the centre of town, but one of our Guru’s top picks for the best places to stay in Wilmington is outside the main town in Montchanin Village.

Rodney Square is probably the best place to start your city break sightseeing, here you’ll find a statue of Caesar Rodney, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Then you might want to head down to the riverfront or Trolley Square, both have numerous cafes, restaurants and bars. Wilmington is also home to the Delaware Art Museum, the Delaware History Museum, the Grand Opera House, a zoo and several minor museums and galleries.  Wilmington also has a tall ship, which you'll sometimes see sailing along the river.

To the north of Wilmington is Arden, which is a lovely little community known for its arts scene and Arts and Crafts style architecture. There are also some lovely local wineries and some great place to hike.

The Best Places to Stay in Wilmington

  • The Hotel du Pont is a large and luxurious hotel in the heart of Wilmington, just 10minutes walk from the Grand Opera House, the university and the DuPont Theatre. There are more than two hundred classically elegant rooms, a magnificent dining room and an award winning French restaurant called ‘The Green Room’.
  • Just outside the centre of town, The Inn & Spa at Montchanin Village is a cluster of 11 historic houses all restored beautifully. Each of the houses is private and has a small number of rooms with modern bathrooms and four-poster beds. There are also lovely gardens and a superb spa.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Wilmington for you? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Wilmington, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

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  • The Inn & Spa at Montchanin Village


    A cluster of 11 historic houses restored into this charming hotel. Private, uniquely designed buildings feature rooms with modern marble bathrooms, four poster beds, and gardens. Superb spa offering massages, facials, and treatments. A magical, relaxing retreat.

    28 rooms from $192
    Spa  -  Offers many signature treatments, such as a Hammam Body Ritual
    Back to Nature
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
  • Hotel du Pont


    A luxurious hotel located in the heart of lively Wilmington. A breathtaking classical interior boasts grandeur and opulence. Large rooms fuse contemporary and traditional styles. Magnificent dining and banquet rooms serve food from the award-wining French restaurant 'The Green Room'.

    217 rooms from $199
    Sights nearby  -  Within a 10 minute walk of DuPont Theatre, Grand Opera House, Delaware State University Wilmington, Brown Park...
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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