Get Away: The Quoin Hotel
Tucked inside a vintage bank building in Wilmington, Delaware, this boutique property has loads of character.
Opened in October, The Quoin (pronounced “coin”) is Wilmington, Delaware’s first luxury boutique hotel and home to the city’s first rooftop bar. The trendy property is housed in a historic Victorian Romanesque brownstone that was once the Security Trust & Safe Deposit Co., with decor that mixes Victorian-era design influences, natural woods and earthy greens.
The 24 guest rooms and suites feature Shaker-style furnishings, elegantly tiled bathrooms and luxury linens and robes, as well as high-end REVO speakers, a 52-inch flat-screen TV, a Lavazza coffee/espresso machine and a minibar stocked with gourmet goodies. The spacious king suite and deluxe king rooms have a cozy sofa sitting area and either large arched windows or floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooms with two queen beds are also available.
Taste your way around Wilmington’s thriving restaurant scene, beginning in the hotel proper. Dine on wood-fired, Ligurian Coast-inspired fare in The Quoin Restaurant, sip craft cocktails at Simmer Down—an opulent lounge in a space formerly known as “The Money Room,” where furs, gold bars and other valuables were once stored—or relax by the fire in the lobby cafe and bar.
Head down the street for classic, fine dining at self-proclaimed “meat kingdom” Bardea Steak, which Vogue named one of the most anticipated restaurants in 2022. (Sister restaurant Bardea Food & Drink is a two-time James Beard Award semifinalist.)
Garden lovers can enjoy seasonal displays at nearby Longwood Gardens, where a “Winter Wonder” exhibit through March will be followed by “Spring Blooms” in April.
Or, book a ticket for the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library’s “Wine Through Winterthur: Sip Among the Daffodils” event, held annually in April.
Hotel rates begin at $375. Valet parking is $40 per night.
The Quoin, 519 N. Market St., Wilmington, Delaware, 302-446-5600