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“Perfect for a small wedding”

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The King's Daughters Inn
Ranked #2 of 8 Durham B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We recently hosted a small wedding at this wonderful venue. The hosts went out of their way to make sure all the details of our weekend long event went off without a problem. They can only seat fifty for the ceremony and reception, but that worked perfectly for us. There are three event spaces: parlour for ceremony, dining room for reception, conference hall for dancing but also a large sunroom for between event relaxing and huge hall spaces for cocktail hour. The set-up is wonderful for allowing guests to mingle. Everyone liked the fact that some could be dancing with a bar set up close by, while others could sit and enjoy coffee, tea and dessert and good conversation. Because you have to rent the entire Inn for a wedding (at a most reasonable price), many of the guests stayed overnight in the seventeen rooms and suites. A tour of all the rooms was an event in itself, admiring all the period details and unique touches. The rooms are all different sizes and prices, so carefully check out the details. Do you want a suite, pull-out couch, bathtub or shower, large areas for hosting between event bars, extra space for a dressing room, etc? Just remember it is an Inn, not a hotel, and do not expect microwaves and fridges in the room, coffee makers, vending machines or ice makers in the hall. Instead what you get is requests met and a sunroom that makes you feel like you are in the tropics while you sip raspberry tea and eat scones. We brought a cooler and ice, but there is a small fridge for juices and ice downstairs. The breakfasts are perfect, and they were willing to accomodate our gluten-free family. I chose the fresh fruit salad with yogurt and home-made granola. Yum!
Other things you can expect are fluffy towels, bathrobes to lounge in, unique bathrooms, the best comfy mattresses and large pillows, quiet areas, cleanliness beyond fault.

The host couple are young but have done a marvellous job of restoring a landmark. Deanna is everywhere during the day, cooking and helping her staff see to your needs. Colin is more behind the scene, a quiet worker who supports his more outgoing partner, and whose reticence should not be mistaken for disinterest. Together Deanna and Colin are a team in which each has found a role that makes this beauty of an Inn work.

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

A lovely setting across from the Duke campus. Intimate, nice spacious rooms, tastefully decorated. Wonderful service and great breakfast. I will recommend this establishment to all my friends and colleagues. Well worth the $.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

My wife and I stayed at the King’s Daughter Inn last week during our visit to North Carolina. It was our second visit, and it will certainly not be our last. We have travelled to many places in the United States, and this is by far our favorite place to visit. Our son is a student at Duke, and we will most definitely stay here the next time we are in the Raleigh-Durham area. The rooms look they are right out of a designer magazine, each uniquely and tastefully decorated. All the rooms have modern amenities including an iPad in each room. Once we entered the King’s Daughter Inn, we felt a sense of peace and calmness – maybe it’s the beautiful sitting rooms with all the sunlight and the warm and gracious staff. I am still dreaming about that made-to-order breakfast that featured chocolate chip pancakes! As we have returned home to Texas, we are already planning our return trip to the King Daughter’s Inn.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

I'm eating breakfast right now on my last day at this perfectly enjoyable B&B. And what a breakfast it is - fresh scones, biscuits, fruit and the best coffee in the world. Oh - eggs, bacon and sausage also available.

This is my second stay here and it only gets better (iPads now in the room!). Awesome beds, beautiful furnishings, terrific staff, great location and I already mentioned the breakfast.

You owe it to yourself to visit here if you can. Leaving is always tough - maybe a homemade biscuit for the road will help.

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

I am typically not a b&b person, but this is an exception. My room was lovely, updated, and offered all the tech you would want--include an ipad for personal use in your room. The owners are delightful, each room is unique and beautifully appointed--the owners invited me to explore the open rooms! And breakfast, made to order. I was especially lucky. The special of the day was chocolate chip waffles. Don't miss them!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

I came to Durham to shoot interviews for my production company and we used King's Daughter's Inn as our shoot location and also as our accommodations for myself and some of the crew. The Inn itself was lovingly restored and a very unique property. Each guest room has a different theme to it, and all are comfortable with modern amenities but still have the charm of a historical property. The staff was very courteous and helpful, and we were able to use the parlor and sun porch for our filming. This would be a great venue for an event, there is lots of space and it's in a nice, residential area that was quiet but still close to everything in Durham. And most importantly, the Inn owners were very accommodating and hands-on with making sure all guests were taken care of, but also give you space to do your thing. And the wine and chocolate at turn-down and fresh cookies at the front desk are nice touches you can't go wrong with! Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

We love this wonderful, comfortable, beautiful place!!!!!! We always stay at this Inn because we feel so welcome and pampered. Deanna and Colin are so kind and friendly that we consider them our friends now. We stay in Durham often to visit family members. We have been many times and stayed in different rooms and suites. All of our visits have been perfect! This Inn is luxury mixed with relaxation. It is nestled near all things to do in Durham while still in a quiet area which is safe and lovely. We never want to have to stay anywhere else in Durham. Thanks to these very special innkeepers. We are thrilled each time we stay there.

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Additional Information about The King's Daughters Inn

Address: 204 N Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701-2009
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range: $261 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The King's Daughters Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Providing boutique luxury in an intimate urban setting, the King's Daughters Inn is Durham's premiere Inn. Relax in one of the seventeen graciously appointed one- and two- room suites, or host an event in one of three elegant meeting spaces. Located across the street from Duke University, only minutes to the Durham Performing Arts Center, the King's Daughters Inn is an excellent choice for luxury hospitality in Durham. ... more   less 
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