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The Roof at The Durham


315 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 768-8830
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Photo of Elizabeth M Elizabeth M
Feb 26, 2023 5

This is one of the coolest places in downtown Durham! 😎 The Durham Hotel is an independent, boutique hotel with a ‘60s vibe that will make you feel like you’re in Mad Men. Built in 1968, it was originally a bank.💰Go there for drinks or a meal to enjoy the mid century modern decor and super cool vibes.

Photo of M F M F
Feb 16, 2023 5

While I’ve never stayed at the Durham, I love coming here to hang out. The rooftop is always fun, and the lobby downstairs is a great meeting space or workspace. The drinks are also great in the downstairs lobby, and the employees are all friendly. I love the care Elijah gives, always a smile on his face and is pleasant to be around.

Photo of Julian Gudger Julian Gudger
Jan 25, 2023 5

Best lodging experience I've had in quite a well. Staff was professional and pleasant. Property had a great feel with rooftop bar and lounge. The Sunday brunch was outstanding.

Photo of Stephanie Milosh Stephanie Milosh
Nov 19, 2022 5

I've had the opportunity to work at The Durham Hotel a few times through the years, and it's such a great venue for intimate weddings! Not only are the rooms beautiful for guests to stay, but the rooftop is fantastic for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail hours with a view of Downtown Durham. The first floor restaurant is great for hosting a wedding reception, and the first floor outdoor patio is a lovely way to get fresh air without leaving the hotel. We love recommending The Durham Hotel for intimate weddings. (Photos by MKM Photography + Sean True Photography)

Photo of Perry Harrell Perry Harrell
Oct 28, 2022 5

Excellent stay at The Durham! The lobby is comfortable and open for work, a quick meeting, coffee, breakfast or lunch. The rooms were spacious with ample pillows and comfortable linens on the bed. Lots of hanging hooks around in addition to closet space which I loved. The bathroom, also spacious, had a wonderful shower. Big ups on the robes and slippers for lounging and enjoying the fresh ground coffee (delivered to your room each morning for in-room brewing.) There was also a selection of local snacks for purchase in the room and a couple complimentary small bottles of water. You could choose to have daily housekeeping or not, just request via the door placard. While I didn't stop by the rooftop as it was closed for a private party, I look forward to a cocktail the next time I return!

Photo of Craig Brown Craig Brown
Oct 13, 2022 5

Great brunch menu, with great service. I loved the atmosphere here. Will definitely visit again soon

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.

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 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 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 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 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.