As a Durham resident, it took me no time to get from South Durham to The Kings Daughters Inn boutique hotel which is AAA Four Diamond rated.


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Located few minutes from Duke, couple of blocks from Brighleaf Square and close to Downtown Durham, the Inn is in a very convenient location and very easy to find.

Check in was fast and efficient and the concierge very kind. She made herself available to me for a tour of the facility at my own convenience.


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As I was guided through my room, on the second floor, I was surprise to arrive at the 8 feet door of the incredibly beautiful light Aquamarine Trinity Suite where the King size bed does not overpower the 10 feet ceiling room.


What a soothing sight when you walk-in, the French doors open to the nice sun room that has a view to Trinity Park National Historic District. The Sun room includes a gorgeous iron table that seats four, where you can eat, if you wanted to walk to Brightleaf Square and bring your food back. The sun room is big, and you can easily set yourself up to work with your laptop on the couch and enjoy this sitting room, separate than the bedroom.

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The bathroom of the Trinity Suite is very spacious and includes a jetted bathtub, his and hers sinks and a separate shower.

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The access to Wi-Fi is complementary throughout the hotel and the connection is really amazing and an iPad was in the room available for us to use.


The King size bed, beautifully arranged with plush pillow and comforters is facing a 35 inch flat screen TV, hinged on the wall, able to be viewed from anywhere in the suite.


It took us about five minutes, walking, to get to the heart of Brightleaf square. I wanted to walk there, to ensure my readers that it is more than safe to do so. It indeed was more than safe. We then walked to West Village, and all the way to Five Points in downtown. Coming back was the same, safe and well lit.

As we came back to our room, the turn down service had been completed. Covers were folded down, French doors to the sun porch had been closed and all curtains were pulled in.


The incredibly nice personal touch: A “Porto”, served in a digestif glass, a chocolate enrobe de caramel, and a note: “ Port and chocolate to tuck you in…Sleep well “

The room was very quiet, the mattress incredibly comfortable, not too hard, not too soft. The pillows were.soft and so much more that I can’t put in words, but if I could of brought them home, I would!

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I woke up to the smell of coffee, and bacon, I love that. The smell was not overpowering but teasing you enough that you wanted to get downstairs to the large dining room where breakfast was served.

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Fresh coffee, orange juice and milk was available. The table was filled with  a large bowl of granola, yogurt, boxes of a wide variety of cereal, homemade, fresh fruits, and fruit salad.

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The waitress, Faustine Cavanaugh was all smile. What a joy in the morning to be welcomed in the dining room by someone so pleasant, so kind and so helpful!

She invited us to sit down and mentioned the choices from the hot breakfast menu. Delicious! Waffle, bacon, toast, eggs…all was really good, fresh.

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We checked out very easily and were on our way to work: Happy, fulfilled and knowing that if we wanted to get away in our own town, we would choose to go back.