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The King's Daughters Inn

204 N. Buchanan Blvd. , Durham, NC 27701 USA (Show map)
4.7
17 Reviews
$170 - $290
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About

Relax in one of the 17 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.

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Rooms & Rates

Moss

The unique configuration of the Moss Room - a separate entry bordered on one side by the dressing area and bath - creates a sense of formality and separation. A window above the bathtub brings in natural light all day long, illuminating details such as butterfly wing insets of black marble in the travertine floor tiles. The Moss Room is on the second floor, NW corner. The south, west, and north facing windows overlook Duke's East Campus and the Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single king-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

Tyree

Calm and plush, the Tyree Room receives indirect northern light throughout the day. Elegant fabrics - silk, satin, velvet, and charmeuse - in a monochromatic palette, ranging from apricot to copper, reflect a softer touch. In addition to a full seating area, this room has a large walk-in closet that makes it ideal for longer stays. The Tyree Room is on the second floor, north side, and has two north facing windows that overlook Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170-$190

Watts

The Watts Room is spacious, formal, and ornate. Gilded finishes and warm woods throughout complement a verdant palette, from olive to celery to yellow. While indirect northern light gives this room a constant level of brightness, direct sunlight enters in the morning, accentuating the richness of its deep green walls. The Watts Room is on the second floor, NE corner and has north and east facing windows that overlook Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single king-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

Woodard

With exceptional views of Duke's east campus, the Woodard Room's neutral accents in black, ivory, and taupe balance the intensity of its deep red walls. Textiles throughout the room feature similarly scaled yet contrasting patterns. The Woodard Room is on the second floor, west side and has two west facing windows that overlook Duke's East Campus. Its single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests and the bathroom has a corner shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170-$190

Howerton

The Howerton Room offers some of the best views of Duke's East Campus. Afternoon sun brings out the richness of its saturated color palette: deep olive walls, a burgundy and black leather headboard; crimson and cocoa suede upholstery, and bronze-toned silk. The Howerton Room is on the second floor, west side and has two west facing windows. Its single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests and the bathroom has a corner shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170-$190

Tomlinson

The crisply tailored Tomlinson Room relies on subtle contrasts of pattern, texture, and color - warm tans, deep browns, and black. Stylized bedside lamps and the textile headboard refer most overtly to 1920's style. A spacious walk-in closet and separate seating area make this room well-suited for longer visits. The Tomlinson Room is on the second floor, east side and has two east facing windows that overlook the Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

Exum

With lights on in the evening, sienna colored walls glow with warmth, making it the perfect haven for reading, writing, or retreating from the outside world. Tropical inspired textiles add touches of olive, rust, taupe, and bronze. A large walk-in closet and separate sitting area make this room perfect for longer visits. The Exum Room is on the second floor, east side and has two east facing windows that overlook Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

Crews

Four windows make the Crews Room one our lightest and brightest, with views of Duke's East Campus and the canopy of our large magnolia tree. A rich palette - warm woods, honey-toned walls, cinnamon and cocoa accents -highlight the golden tones of the heart-of-pine floors. The Crews Room is on the second floor, SW corner. Its south, west, and north facing windows have views of Duke's East Campus and the Trinity Park National Historic District. It has a single king-sized bed that can accommodate up to two guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

Trinity

The Trinity Suite is like sea glass: calm, cool, and tranquil. An essentially monochromatic palette subtly combines silks and velvets within the same aquamarine color range. The bath features an air-jetted tub, separate shower, and a marble vanity with double sinks. French doors open to a bright and airy sun porch that can be used for gathering, dining, and connecting to the adjacent Saunders room if so desired. The Trinity Suite is on the second floor, south side and has south facing windows that overlook Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single king-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests and the bathroom has an air-jetted bathtub with separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $260-$290

Saunders

Bright and airy, the Saunders Room features ivories, caramels, and citrons. In addition to a comfortable club chair and ottoman in the bedroom, this room opens to a sun porch with separate seating area. To accommodate a larger party, connecting doors through the sun porch can join these rooms with the adjacent Trinity Suite. The Saunders Room is on the second floor, SE corner. It has south and east facing windows that overlook the Trinity Park National Historic District and the kitchen garden. Its single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

Womack

The Womack Room's heart-of-pine floors inspired a color palette of caramel, black, and matte gold. Flowing lines and opulent patterns throughout the room reflect early 20th c. Viennese Design. Generous doors, a 19" high bed, a roll-in shower with grab bars, an accessible sink, and audio & visual fire system make this room fully ADA compliant. The Womack Room is on the first floor, SE corner and has an east facing window that overlooks the kitchen garden and a south facing window that overlooks Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170-$190

Markham

The Markham Suite practically vibrates with color and light. Cheerful chartreuse walls and an armless sofa create a playful air. Contrasting graphic patterns in black and white play off one another. The Markham Suite is on the first floor, SW corner and has three west and one south facing window overlooking the kitchen garden and Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single queen-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

Austin

Indirect northern light in the Austin Suite emphasizes the coolness of a dove grey, black, and ivory palette while making bursts of warm red all the more striking. Touches of Chinoiserie - landscape-inspired textiles, brocade pillows, and red lacquer night stands- remind us of the 1920's fascination with Eastern styles. The Austin Suite is on the first floor, NE corner and has three north facing and one east facing window that overlooks the Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single king-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $260-$290

Rigsbee

The Rigsbee Suite could have been the set for a 1920's Vogue photo shoot. Dove grey walls recede while black, white, and red accents pop. Strong graphic themes play out between rooms - oversized circles, black edging, and animal prints. Southern light keeps the Rigsbee Suite bright all day. The Rigsbee Suite is on the second floor, SW corner and has three west facing and one south facing window that overlook the kitchen garden and Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single queen-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

Parrish

The Parrish Suite may be our most dramatic. At night, amethyst walls appear velvety; in the morning sun, they turn lilac. Light glints off reflective surfaces - shiny lacquers, mirrors, and silver leaf. Strong graphic patterns - wavy lines, intersecting circles, delicate fans - offset each other. The Rigsbee Suite has three east facing windows overlook Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single queen-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests and the bathroom has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

Farthing

The spacious Farthing suite offers a calm retreat, with its cool, constant northern light and restrained neutrals - warm grey, black, and cream. Textiles feature contrasting patterns and textures - from lacy ferns, to diamond-quilted matelassé, to bold black and cream stripes. Mirrored surfaces catch the light. The Farthing Suite is on the second floor, NE corner and has three north facing and one east facing window that overlook Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single king-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $260-$290

Lathrop-Morehead

Clean, strong lines and refined neutrals - dove grey, warm tan, and black - characterize the Lathrop-Morehead Suite. Strongly rounded shapes appear throughout: a black leather headboard stitched with three large circles; half-round mirrored bedside tables; the curving backs and arms of sofa and club chair. The Lathrop- Morehead Suite is on the first floor, east side and has three east facing windows that overlook Trinity Park National Historic District. Its single queen-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests and it has a bathtub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200-$225

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.6

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A+

4.4 on May 06, 2012

Accommodations excellent. Owner could not have been more hospitable.


Luxury B&B

5 on March 16, 2012

Everything is impeccable here! Elegant rooms, breakfast cooked to order, afternoon tea, and in the heart of downtown.


Beautiful property /Knowledgeable Host

4.0 on January 28, 2012

A birthday celebration for 4 sisters was held at this property. Beautiful furnishings, the breakfast was outstanding and the B&B host extremely knowledgeable about the property and surrounding area. We will definitely be back!


We were spoiled

4.6 on August 14, 2011

My husband and I were in town to see Durham and decide if we want to move there. Loved our stay. Everyone was super friendly and we felt spoiled by the turn down service with wine and chocolates, the comfy robes after our showers and the responsiveness to our needs. Although we were only able to try breakfast one morning (since we had two early starts and missed breakfast), what we did had was delicious and the staff packed "to go" snack packs for us. I enjoyed being across the street from Duke campus and going for a morning run around the campus. The only thing to be aware of was that since it is an old building, the walls are very thin and you can hear everything that goes on outside the room. The nights were fortunately quiet for us and we did not have a problem with this. Overall, we loved our stay!


Birthday visit

4.6 on August 09, 2011

My husband and I spent a night at the King's Daughters Inn for my birthday. The visit coincided with a special champagne & chocolate event for Valetine's Day.


Treat yourself to a wonderful experience!

5 on October 06, 2010

On a scale of 1-10, the whole stay was a 15! Not a detail is missed in this charming, warm bed and breakfast. My mother, who has difficulty with stairs had no problem getting around as we were able to park right by the lower entrance which leads right to the elevator. The entire inn was spotless and the breakfast was wonderful. Already looking for an excuse to go back!


This place is amazing!

4.8 on March 07, 2010

My company was hosting a meeting at the inn. I had the longest drive of any attendee, so I decided to drive in the night before. Unfortunately, I have a broken leg and had to arrive on crutches. When I walked in the door, Deanna (who I later found out is one of the owners) greeted me, and immediately grabbed my bag. She took me to the elevator (I obviously was not going to be using the stairs) and spent 10 minutes in my room with me making sure that I could move around comfortably. My suite was huge and beautiful. The bed was unbelievably soft and having a glass of port and gourmet chocolates waiting next to my bed didn't hurt either!! The following morning I didn't make it down for breakfast. When I got downstairs to meet my group for our meeting, I ran into Deanna and Colin. They asked how I was doing and immediately went to get me coffee. My coffee arrived on a silver tray with freshly made scones and cinnamon rolls. I look forward to my next opportunity to stay at the inn (minus the broken leg) and to have more of an opportunity to experience this great place.


I felt like the king's daughter!

4.6 on February 17, 2010

It's a beautiful inn located right across the street from Duke's east campus. With 2 daughters at Duke I was so excited to find this little bit of heaven on earth. The rooms are beautiful and charming and immaculately clean. Breakfast is delicious, fresh scones, banana bread, cereals, yummy coffee, and the special of the morning. I love staying at this inn. It's quiet, peaceful and beautiful.


Thanksgiving stay

5 on December 01, 2009

We stayed at this charming inn while we visited relatives. The rooms, both public and our bedroom, were beautiful and relaxing, like home only better! The port and handmade chocolates at turn down, were such a treat and breakfast was yummy. We could choose from cereals, fruit and yogurt, and hot selections that change daily as well as scones and homemade lemon curd. In the afternoon, several types of tea were available as well as the inn's signature coffee, whch we enjoyed in the parlor. We "walked the wall" around the Duke campus just across the street and also walked down to Brightleaf to check out the shops. We visited with our family for Thanksgiving dinner, but learned that some other guests, who were staying at the inn were invited to join the Crossman's family dinner so they were not alone over the holiday. What a thoughtful touch. They are such a nice young couple. We will be back.


Absolutely Perfect

5 on November 30, 2009

We were speechless from the moment we walked in the door. From the food, to the service, the beautiful room, and right down to the tinest of details, they sure got it right. As if the rooms weren't beautiful enough, the friendly atmosphere and relaxing ambience combined to make the perfect weekend retreat. Our stay at The King's Daughters Inn will not be our last!!!!


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Location

Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown

Airport

Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 16 miles

Directions to property:

From RDU Airport, take I-40 West towards Durham/Chapel-Hill. Take exit 279B (right) onto Durham Freeway/NC-147 North. Travel 9 miles to exit 14 (right) onto Swift Ave, and turn right onto Swift Ave. Travel ~200ft, cross railroad tracks and turn right onto Main Street. Travel ~1/2mi and turn right onto Buchanan Blvd. Travel ~200ft to The King's Daughters Inn, and enter the alley just past the Inn, to our parking area.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Sarah Duke Botanical Gardens, Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham Bulls and Carolina Hurricanes, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Urban Inn, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , HDTV in rooms, In-Room Spa Service, Triple-sheeted beds, Fully ADA compliant, Elevator, Individual temperature control

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Smoking is allowed outside, but strictly prohibited inside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposits normally not required, however special events carry up to a 50% deposit at booking, depending on event.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation of normal bookings seven (7) or less days before stay carry a $35 cancellation fee. Special event bookings (Duke graduation, Duke basketball, Duke parents weekend, regional festivals, etc.) have more detailed cancellation policies, and vary by event. Travel insurance is highly encouraged for special events.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Colin and Deanna Crossman

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Take-Away, In Room, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Recipes

Details

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204 N. Buchanan Blvd. , Durham, NC 27701 USA (Show map)

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