I stayed for one night in a 6th floor room, my first return visit since 2007. Check-in was smooth ... until the room keys I was assigned wouldn't unlock the room door. I returned to the front desk and they made new keys & sent someone to test them. Turns out "you have to push the door handle up instead of down; it was installed upside down." Seems like something that could easily be fixed.
Otherwise, the room was good, clean and spacious and quiet. The downtown area has a few pockets of activity but is still basically deserted at night, so if you didn't drive keep in mind there won't be a lot to do in walking distance. One good place close by is Dos Perros for solid Mexican food and cocktails. The parking lot is now located in a lot across Foster St., a minor upgrade from the creepy parking garage across Morgan St. I'll likely stay again next time I'm in the 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
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- Also Known As:
- Durham Marriott City Hotel Durham
- Marriott Durham