Durham Marriott City Center - Durham, NC

Stay at Durham Marriott City Center in Durham, NC; Dates into September

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Hotel At a Glance: Durham Marriott City Center

Located in the heart of downtown and connected to the Durham Convention Center, the Durham Marriott City Center is just steps from many of the city's most popular attractions that include Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham Bulls Baseball and North Carolina Theatre. Meanwhile, there are plenty of dining and shopping options at the nearby intersection of Chapel Hill and Main Streets.

  • Onsite dining: 201 Restaurant serves up classic American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Fit in a workout at the 24-hour fitness center.
  • Notable accolades: This hotel is a TripAdvisor GreenLeaders GreenPartner of 2014.
  • Nearby activities: Duke University and the historic Brightleaf shopping district are just steps away.

Durham, North Carolina: Historical Town with Award-Winning Eats

Durham owes its livelihood to tobacco. As legend has it, Washington Duke left the Confederate Army in the late 1860s and walked more than 100 miles back to his farm, where he eventually began producing tobacco and cigarettes. As the tobacco industry and Duke's farm boomed, so did Durham. Washington Duke's mid-1800s home and original factory are on display at Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum.

For many, Durham brings to mind Duke University, which is typically ranked among America's best colleges. In addition to top-notch programs, its 9,000-acre campus is home to some striking gothic architecture and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, a public park that the Huffington Post named among the nation's most "Insanely Beautiful Public Gardens."

In 1957, activist and minister Douglas E. Moore led a group of African Americans to stage a sit-in at a Durham ice cream parlor, which had a section reserved for white patrons; the act was widely considered to be the first sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement. Another important chapter of city history is on display at Parrish Street district, once one of the nation's strongest African-American entrepreneurial districts.

In 2008, Bon Appetit ranked Durham as "America's foodiest small town" in 2008, and Southern Living called it "the South's tastiest town" in 2013. Some of the finest restaurants reside in The American Tobacco historic district and Brightleaf Square, where former tobacco warehouses now play host to restaurants, bars, and live music venues. But, as a Southern Living writer put it, "It's not white tablecloth restaurants driving the scene here;" the movement is rooted in casual restaurants with homespun food made from local ingredients, which fit nicely in the Southern culinary tradition.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a standard king room or up to four in a standard double room
  • Dates into September

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 24-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Onsite dining

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points

Other Details

Room Details

Standard King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Standard Double Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: valet available for an additional $12 per day.
  • Rollaways: available for no additional cost
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU; 10 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $35 to RDU

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