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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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Spring Lake, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was perfect, my wife and i had our own bath, sitting area, and the location is perfect! short drive to all kinds of attractions. DPAC, main st, short drive to Raleigh, Southpoint mall... this was a perfect weekend getaway that provided many memories.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is located close to downtown in according to the innkeeper/proprietor "A recovering neigborhood," The old Victorian is charming, however it is furnished with wall-to-wall knick knacks and antiques of every variety from every era collected by the elderly retired Yale professor who taught something I believe he called "psychological sociology" in Africa. Guests can expect to be greeted and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I spent a week at the Blooming Garden Inn. I was in Durham for business and was so glad that our "corporate hotel" was fully booked. I stayed in the Moroccan room which is beautifully decorated and well maintained. Breakfast was wonderful - eggs, omelets, pancakes, fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits, piping hot coffee and freshly baked bread. In the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Frank and Dolly are the best! They make you feel like family! Beautiful yard and porches. Bedrooms are very nice and very clean! These people feel like you have known them for years. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom. The rooms are spacious and bright. Very quiet and the beds are very comfy.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We have had the great privilege of staying here before in December 2013. This year, due to a family member's failing health, we had to relocate our Wedding from Philadelphia to Durham in May. Most fortunately the Blooming Garden Inn was available for our ceremony. Frank and Dolly were so helpful. We could not have done it without them! This... More 

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Greensboro, NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Blooming Garden Inn is located in a very nice Victorian house. It is well decorated (if a little over the top) and our room was comfortable. The inn is also close to downtown and DPAC. However, the inn is not in a very nice neighborhood and my wife did feel comfortable walking downtown. The breakfast was only so-so. We... More 

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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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