Bursting with color and modernism, The Durham Hotel is an eclectic fresh breath for the hotel industry. This boutique hotel, located in the heart of downtown Durham, North Carolina, allows guests to experience luxury and comfort without straying too far from home.
The Los Angeles-based firm, Commune, custom-designed the rooms of The Durham to incorporate contemporary shaped furniture and dashes of modern artwork. The fun, vibrant aesthetic of the hotel may draw guests in, but the amenities that it provides begs for another night’s stay.
Food and Beverage at The Durham Hotel
With a panoramic view of the downtown lights, The Roof is a trendy rooftop bar and lounge that acts as a lively aspect of the hotel, serving both guests and locals until early morning hours throughout the week. Guests can celebrate their getaway in the sunny, 3,000 square-footed open space complete with an indoor bar, lounge seating, and private penthouse. A signature “The Durham” cocktail beckons for a sip, or guests can choose from the carefully handcrafted cocktail list. Local breweries and family wineries contribute to the ever-changing bar list. A small kitchen with a raw bar is also available.
During chilly winter months, the roof is enclosed, heated, and laden with warm blankets. Warm clam chowder always holds court on the daily menu. In the summer, a weekend party commences every Sunday on the Roof with spritzers, dancing, and sizzling oysters.
The hotel coffee shop brews from early morning to early evening for early-risers and a necessary vacation coffee boost. Counter Culture Coffee provides rich lattes, drip coffees, and loose leaf tea allow guests to grab their liquid energy without leaving the comforts of the hotel.
Dining at The Durham includes a seasonal menu chocked full of farm-fresh ingredients from North Carolina, and fresh-caught fish from local fishermen. Selected for Good Food 100 Restaurants, the hotel’s elegant restaurant must be visited at least once during your stay. For dinner, Chef Reusing serves savory oysters, a delectable Moulard Duck Breast, and the much admired Durham Dry-Aged Steak. For brunch, enjoy a crisp mimosa and a wide selection of organic dishes. Lunchtime comes alive with the inspired Sea Island Pea Cake Sandwich or perhaps a deliciously layered salad.
Venture through the streets of Durham by foot with a walking tour leaving just feet away from the hotel. This tour will lead you through the highlights of downtown, including art pavilions, galleries, and the Local Farmer’s Market. The alluring trifecta of meaderies, wineries, and distilleries in the downtown area are a must-go.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Durham at Sarah P. Duke Gardens or Orchard Park by strolling through fresh blooms and trees less than two miles from the hotel. Nearby historic sites such as Duke Homestead and Bennett Place dig deeper into Durham and North Carolina’s past.
The underrated and quickly expanding city of Durham seeps with history, culture, and natural beauty. And all of it is best enjoyed during a lively stay at The Durham Hotel.