Spent the September 22, 2012 weekend here for a wedding elsewhere...
Valet parking is a mess. The area is a tiny circle with no room and if one car is pulled up, you're essentially blocked.
There is no "real" parking. To "hotel" park, you have to cross the street through a deserted lot, into an alley, into a back area that doesn't feel safe. Access to the lot is through a hotel key.
Service is great. Southern hospitality at the front desk, and just welcoming in general.
Rooms are average. Spacious, nice view, nice linens and toiletries. Thermostat is ridiculous - it was hot/cold, and just all over the place. Shower was nice, functional, but nothing to write home about.
Just used it as a home base and it served as such. It is pretty close by to downtown Durham, which, that being said, is pretty quiet. Overall a functional hotel that served it's purpose as a place to unload and to access other parts of the triangle area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Durham Marriott City Center. Situated downtown, you'll love how the hotel and the city seamlessly blend the modern and the historic. The Durham Marriott City Center is connected to the 44,000 square foot Durham Convention Center and adjacent to the beautifully restored Carolina Theatre. Minutes away from Duke University, Duke Hospitals, and North Carolina Central University, this modern hotel compliments the heritage and classic architecture found throughout the city. Designed for both the business traveler and family vacationer, our comfortable accommodations and outstanding Marriott service ensure a memorable and productive visit. The Durham Marriott City Center is known for its helpful and knowledgeable staff that will ensure you get the most from your stay. Rooms at the hotel include Marriot's luxurious revived bedding package accompanied by high-definition flat screen televisions. Guests on the concierge level enjoy the added benefit of the concierge lounge serving appetizers and snacks Sunday evening through Friday morning. All guests appreciate the state of the art fitness center highlighted by eight units with 17 inch TV screens. Dining options include the 2 zero 1 restaurant with continental American dining and a casual atmosphere. The 2 zero 1 lounge offers nightly specials and a relaxed setting. So what are you waiting for? Book your room today! ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Expedia, Marriott, Orbitz, Cancelon, Hotwire and HotelQuickly so you can book your Durham Marriott City Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Durham Marriott City Hotel Durham
- Marriott Durham