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Downtown Durham YMCA


218 W Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 667-9622
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Photo of Cass Mac Cass Mac
Mar 2, 2018 5

I love my YMCA. Everyone there feels like family. I love the trainers that are in the weight room. The class trainers remember my name and my needs. I love the variety than I can have in my workout And just the all around atmosphere

Photo of elbee foster elbee foster
Sep 21, 2018 3

Y staff needs to enforce the rules regarding underage children in the women's locker room. I visited between 5:30 and 7:00 on a Wednesday evening, usually a busy time for after work traffic. I encountered 2 preschool age boys in the locker room waiting for adults who were either showering or dressing to go. If women don't have the good sense to protect their own children from viewing naked strangers, then someone shoulld remind them that other women sharing the locker room may not want to disrobe in front of underage boys. There's a Y Playhouse upstairs that provides supervised childcare on-site. Staff should see that patrons use it. Why make everyone else uncomfortable?

Photo of Chuck Schoon Chuck Schoon
Jun 6, 2018 5

BEST YMCA I have ever seen and used !! Highly recommend !! Very large facility with tons of services and the cost is very reasonable. I have lived in Iowa, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina and the Durham downtown YMCA blows away all of the YMCAs I have seen and used. None of them remotely even come close to this fantastic Y.

Photo of PJ Demo PJ Demo
Dec 7, 2019 4

Pool, steam and sauna are like a day at the spa! Staff is courteous and helpful. Workout room has large selection of equipment for all types of workouts. And the indoor track is useful in the winter.

Photo of Giana Weaver Giana Weaver
Feb 6, 2022 5

Friendly staff. Clean facilities. Love going there.

Photo of JJ K JJ K
Feb 9, 2022 3

2 ladies up front were really nice, facities are ok. A lot of sick people here tho, if you're from out of town and heading west you might want to wit til the next ymca over in Almanace County, it's safe to breathe without killing peoples grannies over there.

Photo of Gloria Meiers Gloria Meiers
Jan 10, 2022 5

I love the Y! Everyone is so helpful and cheerful. Great space with lots of equipment.

Photo of Holly Biola Holly Biola
Dec 31, 2021 5

‘Great selection of equipment, kind and professional staff, and nice community feel. I always feel better about the world after visiting the Durham Downtown YMCA. People are good about wearing masks, too. I’m so thankful for our City’s (and our Y’s) careful attitudes towards masking!

Photo of Leo Tunstall Leo Tunstall
Sep 22, 2021 5

The customer service is above and beyond! Tawana was awesome, she's very knowledgeable about the "Y" and applying for membership was a breeze! She gets 10 🌟!

Photo of Illien Isow Illien Isow
Sep 15, 2021 3

Had a negative experience here as a trans person, but when I reached out to the area manager they were very apologetic and on point with trying to make things better, not just for me but for others in the future. They offered a free month membership and I will be giving them another chance.

Photo of brandon ham brandon ham
Jul 14, 2021 4

It's not perfect but a good facility Y

Photo of C Perez C Perez
Feb 4, 2020 4

Great place but dated

Photo of James Orozco-Lopez James Orozco-Lopez
Oct 22, 2020 5

A lot of good food and place to see

Photo of EnvyBot EnvyBot
Jan 5, 2017 5

Good placd to get a heavy workout at

Photo of Sam Caldwell Sam Caldwell
Feb 12, 2020 4

Not my favorite Y. You have to give up a personal item to get a locker key. The weight room is decent and they have an indoor track. I noticed a couple of the racks could use some work or updating but other than that it is decent.

Photo of Mb. Lo Mb. Lo
Jan 20, 2020 5

wonderful staff, very helpful and engaging. I am glad I join this site.

Photo of Brian F Brian F
Jan 11, 2020 3

This feels like a very old YMCA, the workout area is pretty congested and cramped feeling, and parking is just atrocious. I’ve only been a few times, but both of the times they were doing construction in the locker rooms and we’re paining and had sandblasting everywhere right beside the sauna and steam room. Towel service and locker locks are good.

Photo of Matthew Johnson Matthew Johnson
Nov 10, 2019 5

Friendly clean place with good equipment and good classes! Definitely recommend!

Photo of Minna Ng Minna Ng
Apr 10, 2022 5

I’m so grateful to all the staff for their commitment throughout these last couple of years. The community has been the hardest thing to maintain and what has kept me and so many of my friends connected. Everyone has been so helpful, kind and real. Thank you!

Photo of bob schmitz bob schmitz
Aug 21, 2022 5

The Durham Downtown Y is a wonderful place. The clientele is all different kinds of folks, different shades, different economic conditions etc. The Y serves everyone. It is the world like I would want it to be. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Yes, the building is worn but I love it for who is there and the inclusive, friendly atmosphere. And, they are building a new bigger, better building on the same spot starting in Dec 2022 or Jan 2023.

Photo of Scott Doron Scott Doron
Apr 26, 2022 3

Is there a law of quantum physics that the steam and sauna cannot work at the same time as the steam and sauna at the Lakewood Y? The steam at Lakewood is down, and then, so as the sauna at the Downtown Y?