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Enjoy Durham’s Hospitality Through These Boutique Hotels

Jitaditya Narzary

Is a traveller disillusioned by the familiar and fascinated with the unknown... and of course the founder of this blog.

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Durham is a part of the famed “Research Triangle,” an area in North Carolina known for its high concentration of top-notch educational institutions. However, there is more to Durham than just universities. It has a rich history, a very exciting art scene, and interesting outdoor activities to keep visitors occupied. In case you are planning to pay a visit to the city, keep the following Durham boutique hotels in mind.

 

The King’s Daughters Inn

The King’s Daughters Inn is not the cheapest option in the city but there’s a reason for that. The rooms have been lavishly furnished with materials fit for royalty. Complimentary Wi-Fi as well as breakfast are worth the extra cost. The hotel also offers some unexpected delights, such as a glass of complimentary port wine at the end of the day.  Duke University is located just across the street, and other major attractions such as the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (home of the minor-league baseball team) and the Durham Performing Arts Center are also not very far away.

 

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club ensures an excellent vacation by mixing your stay with a dose of golf at its lush, green 18-hole golf course. If that is not enough, it also has an excellent restaurant and a bar. The rooms are elegantly furnished and full of pleasant surprises like gourmet chocolates and nightly turndown service. It even offers complimentary transportation to Duke University and some other important locations.

Millennium Hotel Durham

If you want the best deal at the lowest rate, go for Millennium Hotel Durham. It has classy, vintage interiors, free Wi-Fi, an on-site Italian restaurant, bar, 24-hour business center, and many other facilities at rates lower than $100 a night. It is also centrally located, and the spacious rooms have extra amenities such as a work desk, ironing boards, safes, and coffee makers.  The Durham Bulls Athletic Park as well as Duke University are located nearby.

Hilton Durham near Duke University

Hilton Durham near Duke University is conveniently located as the name suggests. It has reasonable rates, and there are several different types of rooms to suit all budgets. It is also a pet-friendly hotel, and guests can avail themselves of the free shuttle service and the concierge service. The neighbourhood boasts of many exquisite restaurants where you can eat out after a good swim at the pool or a workout at the fitness center.

Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center

Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center has been designed to meet the needs of vacationers as well as business travelers. The rooms are well equipped with HDTV, fridge, microwave, and free W-Fi. It offers many complimentary services to help guests arrange local trips or book tickets for various events. It also boasts of a 24-hour business center and spacious conference rooms for corporate meetings. Visitors can also have access to facilities such as fax machines, printers and audio-visual equipment if needed.

9 Comments

  • 2016/08/08 - 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Some nice list there. Very useful for those who are planning to travel to Durham

  • 2016/08/08 - 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Some great hotels here, We have a city in the Uk called Durham that seems very similar, it has a cathedral too.

  • 2016/08/08 - 7:11 pm | Permalink

    I love boutique hotels! Thinking of visiting Durham soon so this is handy :)

  • 2016/08/09 - 12:20 am | Permalink

    I have become very end of boutique hotels lately – would always choose one over a mainstream hotel!

  • 2016/08/09 - 12:21 am | Permalink

    I meant to say fond not end! :-)

  • 2016/08/09 - 6:30 am | Permalink

    Durham is a wonderful place. Maybe some photos of each location for reference.

  • 2016/08/09 - 8:05 am | Permalink

    I absolutely love boutique hotels and these all sound great. I’ll check them out. Thanks for sharing and happy travels :)

  • 2016/08/09 - 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh Durham is such a pretty city and in my opinion often overlooked.

  • 2016/08/12 - 4:35 am | Permalink

    A glass of port wine sounds pretty enticing! Thanks for the great lists. Wish I could visit Durham one day.

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