$189 per night

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Durham, North Carolina
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At this late date, most American cities of any appreciable size have at least one high-style, high-design boutique hotel. But not many of them begin with raw material of the Durham Hotel’s caliber. The mid-century modern Home Savings Bank building is something straight out of the Mad Men era, and Commune Design — whose work you know from some of the Ace hotels, among others — didn’t shy away from the inspiration.

The Durham Hotel is more than just an eye-popping color scheme. (Though it certainly is that.) It’s also an homage to local arts and crafts, from records by indie mega-label Merge to the Cone Mills denim in the staffers’ uniforms to the one-of-a-kind Raleigh Denim quilt on your bed. Unsurprisingly, you’ll find the same philosophy at work in the restaurants’ menus, where James Beard award winner Andrea Reusing draws on a long list of North Carolina producers and presents a solid case for the region’s culinary heritage.

All this is much more than just good branding. For first-time visitors, a night or two in a hotel is more or less the only chance for a new city to make an impression — and it’s hard to imagine coming away from the Durham feeling anything other than impressed.

Text Courtesy of The Durham Hotel

Modern home with Bedroom, Wall Lighting, Night Stands, Bed, Carpet Floor, and Chair. Photo  of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Chair, Table, Pendant Lighting, Living Room, Carpet Floor, and Sofa. Photo 2 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Exterior. Photo 3 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Outdoor, Rooftop, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 4 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Dining Room, Wall Lighting, Table, and Chair. Photo 5 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Recessed Lighting, Carpet Floor, Chair, Sofa, Table, and Pendant Lighting. Photo 6 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Outdoor, Rooftop, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 7 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, and Rooftop. Photo 8 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Recessed Lighting, Coffee Tables, Chair, Carpet Floor, and Sofa. Photo 9 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Exterior. Photo 10 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Table, Sofa, Carpet Floor, Pendant Lighting, and Chair. Photo 11 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Bedroom, Night Stands, Wall Lighting, and Bed. Photo 12 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Table, Sofa, and Carpet Floor. Photo 13 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Exterior. Photo 14 of The Durham Hotel
Modern home with Bedroom, Wall Lighting, Night Stands, and Bed. Photo 15 of The Durham Hotel

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