I took my daughter to a concert at the Durham Performing Arts Center, and I made a reservation well in advance at the Marriott City Center. I made the reservation based simply on the location of the hotel. It was just a few short blocks from the Performing Arts Center. Turns out it was the perfect location. If you are doing business in downtown Durham or simply attending a concert, this is a great choice. We arrived at the hotel at about 10pm, and at first I thought there was no valet. Within a few seconds, a gentleman walked out of the hotel and I asked if there was a valet, and he replied, "I will take care of your car and your bags for you." He waited patiently while we decide what we needed from the car and helped us with our bags. He then told me valet parking is FREE for female guests traveling alone! Wow! Loved it! After escorting us to check-in and then to our room, he explained the hours and location of the courtesy lounge on the concierge floor, where we were staying. We couldn't have received better service if we'd been staying at a Four Seasons! The front desk staff checked us in quickly and answered all my questions with a smile too! After settling in, we ordered room service. It's not 24 hours, so we needed to order before the 11pm closing. Service was fast, and the food was great. It wasn't "institutional" tasting like some room service foods can be. After eating, we fell into bed and slept beautifully through the night. The room was nicely appointed, and the bathroom had all the toiletries we could need. The next morning, we stepped across the hall to the concierge lounge for breakfast, which was surprisingly delicious. My daughter had fresh-made waffles and bacon, while I opted for eggs and bacon, all served hot from the buffet. The coffee was hot and plentiful, and the lady working in the lounge was very friendly and accommodating. We could not have asked for a better experience. Later, I called down with my valet ticket number, and when we checked out, the car was ready and waiting. Again, the hotel staff bent over backward to help us in any way they could. We were extremely pleased with the Marriott City Center and will definitely stay there when we find ourselves in Durham again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Durham Marriott City Hotel Durham
- Marriott Durham