Best Boutique Hotels in Durham

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    21c Museum Hotel Durham
    Durham, NC
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The 21c Museum Hotel Durham opened in March 2015 and is the fourth installment in the unique 21c Museum Hotels brand. The hotel is located in the Hill Building and boasts 10,500 square feet of art exhibit space, which guests and the public can tour free of charge. The property features rotating and permanent pieces, including White Light (illuminated porcelain and paper chandeliers) and Fuchsia Penguin (a brightly colored plastic installation that's moved throughout the hotel). When it's time for a bite to eat, check out Counting House. The on-site eatery showcases seasonal ingredients in its breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail menus. As far as accommodations go, 21c Museum Hotel's 125 rooms are bright and spacious, with high ceilings, terrazzo floors, Nespresso coffee machines, MALIN + GOETZ toiletries and free Wi-Fi access. Recent visitors were impressed with the clean, chic rooms as well as the hotel's employees, which are described as warm, genuine and friendly. The only downside, according to some travelers, is the noise from trains when they pass through town. You'll find this hotel in downtown Durham about 2 miles east of Duke University.
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    The Durham Hotel
    Durham, NC
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    As its name implies, this boutique hotel can be found in Durham, North Carolina, by the Durham Convention Center and the Durham Performing Arts Center. Its midcentury modern design is on display throughout the property, including inside its guest rooms and suites. Each features light gray walls, yellow drapes, red accent pieces and dark blue carpets, as well as amenities like a flat-screen TV, a walk-in shower and one or two wooden platform beds with pillow-top mattresses and handmade denim blankets. Plus, all room rates include daily breakfast in The Durham, the lobby's restaurant. Some previous guests felt the breakfast menu lacked options, but others praised its tasty fare, especially the yogurt with granola. An additional eatery, The Roof, serves raw shellfish, small bites and handcrafted cocktails alfresco. The Roof's deck also hosts free yoga classes (for guests) four days a week and can be reserved for weddings. Meanwhile, business functions can be held in an office, a boardroom, The Mezzanine or the Penthouse suite. Additional on-site amenities include a coffee shop and a 24-hour fitness center.

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