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Blooming Garden Inn and Holly House

513 Holloway Street, Durham, NC 27701
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is the most fantastic bed and breakfast. My friend and I got stuck in a terrible snow storm and were forced off the road in a strange city late at night. This was the closest place to stay anywhere so we called and they said they had rooms available. Their kindness and generosity was astounding. It was like coming... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I would say this was the highlight our trip to Durham due to the owners care and personality. We were doing a stop off in Durham on the way to Washington DC and not really expecting to have much more than a stop off and a museum visit. Frank and Dolly changed that. We ended up talking with them for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have stayed at the Blooming Garden Inn and the Holly House many times over the past 5 or so years, having to come down to Durham to conduct business at Duke University. Frank and Dolly are the nicest hosts and could not be more accommodating. Both houses are kept very clean and charming. I love old Victorian homes, and... More 

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Wirtz, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The hosts are very friendly and accomodating. The room was comfortable and quiet. We stayed in the Moroccan Room. I loved the decor. We will definitely stay at Blooming Garden when we are back in Durham. Thanks to Frank and Holly for a very pleasant stay.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I lived at the Holly House for 3 months while in Durham on business. This lovely 1880's house is a the long-term stay across the street from the Blooming Garden In , run by the wonderful hosts, Frank and Dolly. They were so generous and kind, inviting me for evening socials at the Inn with other interesting guests and even... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The historic old house is lovely and beautifully restored. The decor interesting. The trees and garden keep it hidden even though it's near the center of town. But what really makes this home a home to all that come by are Dolly and Frank. Their interest in you and your story and and all they have to add is what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Frank and Dolly are some of the warmest, most hospitable people I've ever met. They really take the time to get to know you and ask what they can do to make sure you have a comfortable and pleasant stay. Not to mention Frank cooks up a delicious and hearty breakfast! Come in the springtime and relax on the pretty... More 

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Hayden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Blooming Garden is a gem inside and out. With an eye for detail, Frank and Dolly offer a charming atmosphere with fantastic beds and linens, delicious healthy food, and interesting conversation. We had so much fun mixing with other guests.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Frank and Dolly always go out of their way to make me and my partner feel welcomed. After offering a drink, they take the time to chat with us and are genuinely interested in hearing about our experiences. They also encourage other guests to join the conversation, and the cozy feel makes the Blooming Garden Inn a home away from... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Frank and Dolly are fantastic hosts. I would heartily recommend this venue as an excellent spot to stay when you are in the Durham area. The house is conveniently located near downtown and the location is also graced with sunshine throughout the day. Highly Recommended!

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