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Blooming Garden Inn and Holly House

513 Holloway Street, Durham, NC 27701
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Ranked #3 of 10 Durham B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 via mobile

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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Seneca, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Not only were the suites well appointed, clean and uniquely decorated, but the graciousness and generosity of hosts Frank and Dolly were beyond our expectations. When the weather caused closings of all the nearby restaurants, Dolly had a most welcomed meal awaiting us late in the evening. The hosts went out of their way to accommodate others who were stranded... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

We spent Christmas week visiting family in Durham, NC and stayed at this truly unique B&B. The history of the building itself was fascinating but even more so was the story of how Frank & Dolly dedicated themselves to its full restoration. It is well worth the staying there just to meet them. The house is eclectically decorated with antiques... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I lucked out when I found The Blooming Garden Inn! I was in Durham by myself for a month, originally staying at an Extended Stay, but after a bad experience I packed my bags and went to check out a B&B. When I pulled into the Blooming Garden, Frank and Dolly took me into their lovely home for three weeks.... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Dolly and Frank welcomed us with a glass or two of wine and were able to give us plenty of information about what to do in Durham. Frank even drove us to his favourite restaurant. We stayed in the Moroccan Room which was well appointed if a little eccentric. We enjoyed Frank's home made breakfast with an English friend of... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I were in Durham for a comedian at the Carolina Theater. As this was an impromptu trip we decided to also get a room. After learning that pretty much all the hotels in the area were occupied we call The Blooming Garden Inn. What a breath of fresh air. From the moment we called to the time... More

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Address: 513 Holloway Street, Durham, NC 27701
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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