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The Durham Hotel

4.5

315 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 768-8830
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Photo of Brad Watt Brad Watt
Jan 29, 2020 5

Stayed here for a wedding recently. They accommodated a large number of our family/friends easily. rooftop bar was nice even in the cold weather. The rooms were varied but they were all stylish and clean. Valet parking was quick, and there was a free weekend lot across the street. Breakfast was a little scant for my tastes, but good. Could have easily eaten more. Large lobby/cafe/lounge area on the ground floor was an easy place to grab a table and hang out. The business center had computers and a printer that all worked with no fuss. There were also a couple conference rooms available as needed.

Photo of Mark W Mark W
Jan 11, 2020 5

Attended the first series of Pop-up bakery events hosted at The Durham. Union Bread from Raleigh was there selling fresh croissants, cookies and sourdough bread. I bought a little of each. The croissant I had (ham /gruyere) was amazing hitting all the right notes flakey, salty and tangy, buttery. The bread was surprisingly still warm when I got home. Nothing to do but slap on some butter and groan in delight at the sourdough goodness.Get out and enjoy the upcoming pop up bakery events.

Photo of Jeff Howe Jeff Howe
Jan 19, 2020 4

Very enjoyable meal in an elegant, spacious and fairly quiet space. Split a Caesar salad, tasty and sharp with anchovy paste. A main course of roasted duck breast over a sweet potato puree was very nicely done,the duck tender and juicy, well accompanied by a glass of a pleasant Gamay blend from Oregon. Dessert was a moist molasses cake with ginger ice cream, and a double espresso. Altogether a pleasant, unhurried meal, excellent food and good company.

Photo of Roger Daniel Roger Daniel
Dec 16, 2019 5

Clean, comfortable rooms with great food and drinks available in the restaurant and rooftop bar. Close to a lot in downtown. Perfect for a weekend get away.

Photo of Anthony Farmer Anthony Farmer
Dec 8, 2019 4

First trip to roof-top bar.The bar food was really good: nachos & meatball sliders. I will return anytime I want a light dinner & strong drinks before a show at the Carolina Theatre.

Photo of Stewart Edmiston Stewart Edmiston
Dec 6, 2019 5

Went to the Durham Hotel Restaurant with my wife and we had great experience! Our server was polite, responsive and knew the the entire menu. Food was phenomenal! Every dish we had was well crafted, balanced and tasted great. The Durham Hotel isn’t just a great place to stay, it’s also a great place to eat. Will definitely be coming back for another go at the Dry Aged Ribeye. Highly recommend!

Photo of Brittany Stresing Brittany Stresing
Dec 6, 2019 5

My husband and I came to The Durham Hotel for dinner and had some of the best food we’ve had along with incredible service. We will definitely be back soon! This is a must for those living in or just visiting Durham! They take pride in what they are preparing a and serving and It shows. 5 stars for quality of food as well as service.

Photo of Amy Clements Amy Clements
Oct 21, 2019 5

My husband and I just got married here and we had a fantastic stay! My husband and I stayed in one of their suites and it was clean, comfortable, and very unique. The staff are always both professional as well as personable so that you feel like an actual guest and not just a room number.

Photo of Professor Dubbs Professor Dubbs
Sep 6, 2019 5

The rooftop bar is something special to behold. It was recommended to me by my coworkers as the best view in Durham. You feel like you are in a larger city like Chicago or New York looking out over downtown. It was such a special place, I proposed to my fiancee on the rooftop, after watching the sunset.

Photo of Collette Jackson Collette Jackson
Sep 3, 2019 5

The Roof Top lounge is a great place to be. On certain days, there is are live music and the offer yoga classes. The hospitality service is awesome. Great atmosphere.

Photo of Katelyn Johnson Capital Cakes Katelyn Johnson Capital Cakes
Oct 14, 2019 3

I delivered a cake here for an event. I told them I wanted to set it up but they wouldn't let me as the party started about 2 hours later. They assured me it would be set up. They promised the out of town mother that they would set it up with a cake stand. I was sent pictures of it after the event. They presented it to the birthday girl IN.THE.BOX. the mother wasn't very happy and I certainly wasn't. In the future I will only be setting up my own cakes at this venue. I've attached how it should have been set up and how they gave it to her.

Photo of Brittany Carter Brittany Carter
Jul 7, 2019 4

What a view!!!! Rooftop bar that was actually weather-ready! No drizzle is gonna stop their shine. Everyone was friendly and polite. Its def worth a try

Photo of Tom Collins Tom Collins
Jul 3, 2019 5

Clean and reasonably priced in the heart of Durham. Staff could not be more helpful. Rooms were spacious and functional. Showers were large and inviting. Rooftop bar was just the thing on a cool night. Only complaint is a slow elevator! Two thumbs up for the Durham hotel!

Photo of Genevieve DeLucchi Genevieve DeLucchi
Jun 27, 2019 5

The Durham does almost everything perfectly. They take mid century modern and combine it with local fare and the result is near perfection. The beds are soft, the robes are a delight; the in room snacks are all made in NC. Even the in room coffee service is specially ground for your specific coffee preferences. My only complaint, and I hate to even say it: everything, and I mean everything, in the room was sourced from NC and then they give me Fiji water...at least give me water from North America! Water shipped across the ocean really makes me feel some kind of way. Other than that: perfection.

Photo of Adam DePrimo Adam DePrimo
May 13, 2019 5

Even though it was cloudy and drizzling, this was still a pretty cool stop along a downtown Durham exploration. For full disclosure, we didn't stay at the hotel, just had drinks at the rooftop bar. Their house created cocktails were awesome and the view is great.

Photo of Kriston Ashley Kriston Ashley
Jun 12, 2019 5

Location is perfection. The view from the rooftop is amazing. Sit by the pool, order a cocktail, and relax. Rooms are small but updated and very comfortable.

Photo of Carla P Carla P
May 6, 2019 5

ADORABLE boutique hotel!!absolutely best location in downtown Durham, you can walk everywhere!staff is SUPER awesome, friendly, professional. this hotel is all about service.cannot wait to go back!!

Photo of Molly McKinley Molly McKinley
Jun 7, 2019 3

Great rooftop bar/restaurant, and liked the communal lobby areas and the breakfast, but the room was very ikea feeling, kind of lipstick on a pig updates. Comfortable bed though. We are early risers, but others who weren't had big complaints about the construction starting at 8am sharp directly outside their windows (scaffolding up the whole building)

Photo of Marguerite Jones Marguerite Jones
May 21, 2019 5

A little Wes Anderson, a lot amazing. Wonderful service, great accommodations and beautiful views. I'd highly recommend.Best part? They deliver freshly ground local coffee in the morning. Really! Easy access to the Conference Center and anywhere else you need to go.

Photo of Billy Wilson Billy Wilson
Jan 9, 2021 5

Very Impressed with their handling of the covid situation. Went there Christmas Eve and was very toasty with their heaters!

Photo of Amy Henning Amy Henning
Dec 9, 2020 5

We hosted an outdoor, socially distanced event on the Roof of The Durham, and the whole team was SO helpful and professional! The food and drinks were delicious.

Photo of Javier Gillette Javier Gillette
Aug 3, 2020 5

Celebrated our wedding on the rooftop at The Durham Hotel. John and his team were great every step of the way leading up to the event, even helping us secure some rooms in advance. The menu at the rooftop was exquisite, everybody was very happy with the venue and the food. The location in downtown Durham is perfect, and their Cafe and pastries in the lobby are delicious. The rooms were very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep. We enjoyed having our event there and think everybody who wants a great event would as well.

Photo of Alex Vincent Alex Vincent
Mar 9, 2020 5

Honestly one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had. I stay at a lot of Hyatt's and Marriott's through and for work which are supposed to be "premium" l, but "premium" usually translates to paying a premium for in-house foods, water bottles, amenities. The Durham staff was so kind, seemed like they enjoyed working there, and appeared genuinely jazzed about the fact that the hotel supports so many great, local businesses. Any time I'm staying in Durham, this hotel will always be my #1 choice.

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Mar 14, 2020 4

Hotel in downtown Durham in an old bank building giving it a unique look and feel from outside. Rooms are nicely done and comfortable. Features a restaurant one first floor and rooftop bar. Downstairs restaurant in counter order with sample seating in spacious area for much of day but is a little more upscale at dinner and excellent chef. Rooftop bar is very nice and has its own serving menu as well. Hotel emphasizes supporting local so you see lots of instances of that around the hotel and sitting food choices.

Photo of Chad Williams Chad Williams
Oct 5, 2020 5

Perfect place to stay for a one night visit from Richmond. The pillows are like clouds. The Roof for dinner was excellent and the views and weather were perfect.Pro tip: add a few $30 credits at the end of your booking which gives you $40 of value.

Photo of Barry Baggott Barry Baggott
Mar 8, 2020 5

Great mid mod hotel, originally a bank. Plenty to do in walking distance. Excellent in house restaurant.

Photo of ethan good ethan good
Aug 17, 2020 5

Hands down the best hotel in Durham. From amazing cocktails + rooftop view, to a fantastic specialty coffee bar to modern rooms and wildly friendly staff, we absolutely love The Durham!

Photo of Michelle Brown Michelle Brown
Apr 5, 2022 5

I've eaten here twice and, as a steak and oyster lover, the steak and oysters are phenomenal. Great atmosphere as well. Mostly wanted to write a review though to acknowledge Andy, who works at the front desk, who took the time to write and print a list of local restaurant recommendations for me. The Durham Hotel restaurant is closed today, but I really wanted steak and oysters, so Andy researched and then printed a list of 5 recommendations for me. It was thoughtful and I appreciate that she went above and beyond.

Photo of Hannah Fisher Hannah Fisher
Oct 22, 2021 5

We hosted our rehearsal dinner at The Durham Hotel in September 2021. It was an amazing event. Planning with Emily was a breeze; she executed our vision to a tee. Our family style meal was delicious, and the dessert options would satisfy any sweet tooth. The bar staff was quick and the drinks were crafted beautifully. The wait staff was kind, friendly, and extremely professional. Overall, the atmosphere was lively yet intimate. We also booked a room block with the hotel, and had a similarly excellent experience working with the booking team to ensure our guests were taken care of. Everyone raved about the hotel, as well as the rehearsal dinner. If you are considering hosting an event (e.g., wedding, rehearsal dinner etc.) at The Durham Hotel, you will not be disappointed!

Photo of Ali Johnson Ali Johnson
Nov 13, 2021 5

I didn't stay at this hotel but attended a wedding here. The rooftop bar is really nice with a beautiful view. The staff that served cocktails and dinner to the guest were extremely nice and helpful. The man who I assumed is the restaurant manager was extremely helpful and I was quite impressed. The wedding i attended had a vegan menu, the only vegetable my 7 year old eats is French fries. He was coming around to the tables asking if everything was okay when he observed my family and I trying to get my daughter to eat something. He asked what would she like to eat but being a vegan menu obviously chicken nuggets weren't on the menu so he brought her a big basket of french fries. Which she happily ate. And I was super thankful.

Photo of Jonah Bishop Jonah Bishop
Jan 23, 2022 5

The Durham is a terrific hotel and is well located (you can walk to just about anything). My wife and I had an enjoyable stay here, despite visiting during a weekend with lousy weather. The room was clean, comfortable, and had a nice view. We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to others looking for a great place to stay.

Photo of Maria Southard Maria Southard
Mar 5, 2022 5

We loved our stay! The staff were capable and courteous. Our room on the fifth floor was spacious and charming, well-lit and quiet. The view was lovely. The whole facility was clean and well kept. Our morning coffee was prompt. The location is perfect for exploration. We parked in the deck across the street and left our car there for the duration of our stay. We’ll be back.

Photo of William Bee William Bee
Apr 21, 2022 4

I'd heard so much about the Rooftop Jazz on Thursday nights and because it's open again since Covid, I drove up from Atlanta to check it out. VERY NICE, GREAT CROWD and Now, I have Four New Friends. 😎

Photo of robbie dart robbie dart
Jun 28, 2022 5

This place was perfect for walking back to after a drinking night on the town. Rooms were really extra simple and no fluff or frills. The building is totally retro. Very sufficient for the circumstances and area. But not anywhere near worth $416 a night. I would stay again for $250 tops. I travel for a living and have stayed everywhere.

Photo of Billa Max Billa Max
Jun 9, 2022 5

Don't forget to use HotelBolly.ᴄᴏᴍ when booking any place. They compare thousands of booking web sites and usually will have rates a lot cheaper compared to others! Thank me later on! This hotel is one of the highest rated in the area. I have been coming here for a long time. If you decide to stay here you for sure won't be disappointed. The Durham is a terrific hotel and is well located (you can walk to just about anything). My wife and I had an enjoyable stay here, despite visiting during a weekend with lousy weather. The room was clean, comfortable, and had a nice view. We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to others looking for a great place to stay.

Photo of Dave Matney Dave Matney
Apr 18, 2022 5

The roof event space was great. The food was perfect and they could add walls against rain or wind if needed. Staff was top-notch

Photo of Jen McCraw Jen McCraw
Jul 23, 2022 5

I loved my stay at the Durham hotel. It is such a convenient location and the rooms and building are beautiful. The staff are incredibly welcoming and accommodating. I loved that the snacks available in the room were all local or from North Carolina. Room service was quick, easy, and delicious!

Photo of Lindsay V Lindsay V
Aug 6, 2022 4

We had a great one night stay at the Durham. The location is perfect for walking or scootering to everything in the downtown area. The staff were friendly. The room was very clean, but I will say is very simple. I wouldn’t say this is luxurious, but more Modern and unique feeling - more of a local business feel. We had a great time and would stay again. Loved the unique local offerings within the room. The beds were very comfortable as well. Tv has limited cable options. Very few towels given in the room.