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Blooming Garden Inn and Holly House
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Blooming Garden Inn and Holly House
Ranked #4 of 8 Durham B&B and Inns
Orlando, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Not in a good part of town”
Reviewed June 21, 2005

I was looking for a place to stay while my son was at a Duke University football camp. I found The Blooming Garden Inn listed on the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau website via a link on the Duke website. I checked their website for information regarding accommodations and it looked nice so I made a reservation for a two night stay. Upon arrival to town, I visited the area before checking in and found it to be very undesirable, unsafe, and precarious, especially for a lone traveling person. There were many people hanging out on the streets, boarded up windows in adjacent houses, and what appeared to be low income apartment housing across the street - what I would call the edge of the ghetto. I believe they are trying to redevelop the area but it just hasn't happened yet. I chose not to stay there due to my anxiety, insecurity and lack of confidence about my well-being. After talking with several local people about that area, I felt reassured that I made the best decision.

Stayed June 2005
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Property: Blooming Garden Inn and Holly House
Address: 513 Holloway St, Durham, NC 27701-3457
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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