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Carol's Garden Inn

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2412 South Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713
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Carol's Garden Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mocksville, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

Warm place to stay on the coldest night of the year. Much better than a hotel room, and a great breakfast prepared at a time convenient for us. For a great night's sleep, visit Carol's Garden Inn, Durham, NC.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely home, the perfect distance from downtown and Duke University - about 10 minutes from anywhere you want to go. The room was very comfortable and clean. Carol is a wonderful and personable host, and her breakfast was absolutely delicious. She also recommended a great restaurant for dinner. Highly recommended!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

For a short business trip I needed a clean and affordable option that was close to downtown. This was perfect, nice and quiet, and I especially liked that I knew my car would be safe parked here. here are several other regular hotels in the area and I had read reports of cars being broken into, so this was a... More 

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Thank you for your review of our B&B. It as a pleasure to have you stay with us. Next time I hope you can try our breakfast. More 

Louisville, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We chose Carol's Garden Inn at the last minute instead of staying at a hotel before our flight out the next day and we were so glad we did. Beautiful, well cared and obviously loved old home, lovely warm welcoming room with Jacuzzi and candles, excellent breakfast and afternoon cookies and all the tea, coffee, sodas, bottled water you could... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This charming B&B is a quiet, charming old home with all the right touches. We were welcomed by Carol herself, and we all visited over homemade cookies and hot tea. There were also unlimited bottles of water on hand. Carol has done an excellent job of anticipating our every need. Our room was clean and comfortable for my husband and... More 

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Portersville, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As soon as we pulled into the driveway of CAROLS GARDEN INN,the stress of the busy city was behind us...the man-made ponds in their yard was very soothing.Carol and Steve the Innkeepers are very kind people and did everything they could to make our stay comfortable. We had both rooms for our visit and they were clean and homey. We... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Passing through Durham I stayed here one night. The room was very nice. Breakfast in the morning was very good as well and Carol is a very friendly innkeeper. The place is a little far from restaurants being in a very residential part of town so you definitely need to drive to eat. Carol has a good list of restaurants.

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Dupont, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I had never stayed in a B&B before, but the fact that Carol's Garden Inn only had two rooms was what appealed to us and the other couple with whom we were traveling. This Inn is terrific. The owners are friendly, the rooms are clean, the bed was comfortable, the breakfasts were delicious and the location is convenient. The chocolate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

As a single woman who was totally new to the Durham area not only was I comfortable and safe, Carol was welcoming and a great source of information as I toured the area looking for a place to live. I recommend her B&B highly and would stay there again.

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Richmond, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Beautiful bed and breakfast. Stepping into this home was like stepping into a well loved family home. I kept being drawn to all the photos and paintings on the walls, the interesting art work and furnishings, and the landscaping is beautiful as well! The room was very comfortable: the whirlpool tub was wonderful. There are many little touches that Carol... More 

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Address: 2412 South Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2

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