We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 43 Durham B&Bs / inns

The City Hotel

84 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ, England
Hotel amenities
No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added The City Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #19 of 43 Durham B&B and Inns
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
jayne k Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Write a Review

19 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    8
    7
    1
    2
    1
See reviews for
2
5
Solo
0
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (19)
  • Mar-May only
    (8)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (2)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (8)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (1)
All months
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed just the one night at this pub yet the staff made us really feel at home. They were extremely helpful and friendly. Room was cozy and spotless, location was central, breakfast substantial. And it doesn't do any harm to mention their rather scrummy beers. When we go back to Durham we would certainly stay here again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
51 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The City Hotel is actually a pub with rooms, rather than a fully fledged hotel. The rooms are very clean with a comfortable bed, and don't suffer from noise from the pub or beery smells! The single rooms are quite small; there's no chair or desk, and the only real flat surface was the window sill. The shower was fine,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
42 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I spent a night in Room 3 for our daughters 21st birthday. Double room, freshly renovated, comfortable bed and hot shower. At front of hotel so road noise. No local parking so we parked in a nearby street and walked with our cases. Hotel is very close to town centre. Great bar for watching the world go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We arrived early but were able to leave our bags behind the bar until check in time. We had the twin room, room 1 and it was fine. It's a room above a pub so you can't expect silence in the evening. We thought the sounds of traffic might annoy us but we didn't hear anything. We could hear music... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knutsford, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I booked this the day before travelling on Last Minute so maybe did not examine the details closely enough. The entry did say free parking which was definitely not true. I had to park on the street on a meter for £2.40 to last me till 9.30 am next day. It was around three hundred yards away so if I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Comfortable rooms with good facilities located conveniently close to city centre.. Good breakfast and nice, friendly pub. Rooms at front of hotel face onto busy road which is noisy as windows are single glazed sash windows.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
swansea
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We have just come back from a brill weekend staying in The City Hotel. We have been to Durham many times and have stayed in various Hotels. We hadnt heard of the City Hotel but everywhere else was booked so thought we would give it a try. Very deceiving from the outside!!! What a lovely little place, rooms spotless, beds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed in a double en-suite room on Friday and Saturday nights. Our very large room had a really comfortable bed and fairly compact but completely adequate en-suite which was very clean. It was in the front of the building which means it got the noise of the traffic as it is on the main road and I had to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed in the apparently awful Room 1 - Yes its small but immaculate with the comfiest beds ever!!! Very quiet with a great power shower.....only thing missing was some soap and maybe the addition of a wall mirror is needed - said from the point of view of a very shortsighted person who needs a mirror 2 inches in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the city with my partner on Saturday night last, when we arrived we received a great welcome, the girl on duty showed us to our room showed us the fire escape, very attentive.The room was clean, bed comfortable,tea coffee making facilities, just what you need.We went to the bar ( very busy) where we had a wonderful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to The City Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The City Hotel

Address: 84 New Elvet, Durham DH1 3AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your The City Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The City Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.