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Carol's Garden Inn

2412 South Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713
Carol's Garden Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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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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32 helpful votes 32 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This was a great find for us. The B&B was nice, super clean and in close to downtown. Carol was so nice and accommodating. I am gluten free and she fixed us a crustless quiche and rice flour biscuits! What a treat! The bed was comfy and room was spacious and cozy also. We will be back to Durham and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

My daughter, niece and I stayed here in June and had such a nice time. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The grounds are beautiful- we enjoyed the last minutes of daylight on the swing next to the small pond where the frogs and lightening bugs were starting their song and dance. Breakfast was delicious and we were back on... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Its a great spot for an outing- but beware- the owner views it first as her property and second as a place for you to have your party. Bathrooms are scalding. Grounds are nice, spacious and beautiful.

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CGIDurham_NC, Owner at Carol's Garden Inn, responded to this review

Since you said you stayed here in 2012 and only posted the review in 2013 (a year later) I have to question the review. I love sharing my property with others and having events here. It is a park like setting, which is great for causal events. Thanks for the recommendation for outdoor events. The bathroom is not air-conditioned, but... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights in January while visiting Durham. I always enjoy staying in non-hotels and getting a feel for the actual town I am in. Staying here definitely gave me this! I was in a lovely room on the second floor. It had a double bed and a futon couch as well as a bathroom. It was... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I booked a room in Carol's Garden Inn on a recent business trip and found the entire experience delightful. The room was perfect and the location easy to find. I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast and look forward to my next visit. Great place and great value!

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Lynchburg, VA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed one night at Carol's Garden Inn on Friday, April 19, 2013. Due to a terrible storm, we were late arriving in town, and had to go straight to our event without checking in first. We called, and Carol was very gracious, and was waiting up for us to check in around 10:30 p.m. Our room was lovely and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay! The room was clean and comfortable and the food delicious. Carol is the perfect hostess ....enjoyed our conversations and she went out of her way to serve recipes that my daughter (a vegan) could yet. Loved the history of the house and felt like I was visiting old friends!

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Southport, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Carol's is a wonderful little place to stay. Feels like home, as Carol greeted us and showed us around before we settled in. We were in the Iris Room, with a king bed and many Iris themed items. Very nice. Homemade breakfast in the morning was super! The garden is large, but not much going on in February. During the... More 

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