The King's Daughters Inn

204 N Buchanan Boulevard, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Colin & Deanna Crossman
 

The Tyree Room

From $190.00 / night

Calm and plush, the Tyree Room receives indirect northern light throughout the day. Elegant fabrics - silk, satin, velvet, and charmeuse - in a monochromatic palette, ranging from apricot to copper, reflect a softer touch. Baroque curves balance clean lines and warm woods complement burnished finishes. In addition to a full seating area, this room has a large walk-in closet that makes it ideal for longer stays.

  • Second floor, north side
  • Two north facing windows overlook Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Bathtub with shower
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The Rigsbee Suite

From $225.00 / night

The Rigsbee Suite could have been the set for a 1920's Vogue photo shoot. Dove grey walls recede while black, white, and red accents pop. Strong graphic themes play out between rooms - oversized circles, black edging, and animal prints. Southern light keeps the Rigsbee Suite bright all day.

  • Second floor, SW corner
  • Three west facing and one south facing window overlook the kitchen garden and Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single queen-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Austin Suite

From $290.00 / night

Indirect northern light in the Austin Suite emphasizes the coolness of a dove grey, black, and ivory palette while making bursts of warm red all the more striking. Touches of Chinoiserie - landscape-inspired textiles, brocade pillows, and red lacquer night stands- remind us of the 1920's fascination with Eastern styles.

  • First floor, NE corner
  • Three north facing and one east facing window overlook the Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single king-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Howerton Room

From $190.00 / night

The Howerton Room offers some of the best views of Duke's East Campus. Afternoon sun brings out the richness of its saturated color palette: deep olive walls, a burgundy and black leather headboard; crimson and cocoa suede upholstery, and bronze-toned silk.

  • Second floor, west side
  • Two west facing windows
  • Single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Corner shower

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The Womack Room

From $190.00 / night

Bright and sunny throughout the day, the Womack Room's heart-of-pine floors inspired a color palette of caramel, black, and matte gold. Flowing lines and opulent patterns found in textiles throughout the room reflect early 20th c. Viennese Design. Generous doors, a 19" high bed, a roll-in shower, an accessible sink, and audio & visual fire system make this room fully ADA compliant.

  • First floor, SE corner
  • East facing window overlooks the kitchen garden; south facing window overlooks Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Roll-in shower with grab bars
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Handicap Accessible

The Woodard Room

From $190.00 / night

With exceptional views of Duke's east campus, the Woodard Room's neutral accents in black, ivory, and taupe balance the intensity of its deep red walls. Textiles throughout the room feature similarly scaled yet contrasting patterns.

  • Second floor, west side
  • Two west facing windows overlook Duke's East Campus
  • Single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Corner shower

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The Crews Room

From $225.00 / night

Four windows make the Crews Room one our lightest and brightest, with views of Duke's East Campus and the canopy of our large magnolia tree. A rich palette - warm woods, honey-toned walls, cinnamon and cocoa accents -highlight the golden tones of the heart-of-pine floors. Fabrics include plush velvet and diamond-quilted silk.

  • Second floor, SW corner
  • South, west, and north facing windows with views of Duke's East Campus and the Trinity Park National Historic District.
  • Single king-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Moss Room

From $225.00 / night

The unique configuration of the Moss Room - a separate entry bordered on one side by the dressing area and bath - creates a sense of formality and separation. The color palette subtly shifts from celadon to aquamarine, with ivory accents. A window above the bathtub brings in natural light all day long, illuminating details such as butterfly wing insets of black marble in the travertine floor tiles.

  • Second floor, NW corner
  • South, west, and north facing windows overlook Duke's East Campus and the Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single king-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Watts Room

From $225.00 / night

The Watts Room is spacious, formal, and ornate. Gilded finishes and warm woods throughout complement a verdant palette, from olive to celery to yellow. While indirect northern light gives this room a constant level of brightness, direct sunlight enters in the morning, accentuating the richness of its deep green walls.

  • Second floor, NE corner
  • North and east facing windows overlook Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single king-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Bathtub with shower
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The Exum Room

From $225.00 / night

Whenever Deanna's mother visits the Inn, she chooses the Exum Room. With lights on in the evening, sienna colored walls glow with warmth, making it the perfect haven for reading, writing, or retreating from the outside world. Tropical inspired textiles add touches of olive, rust, taupe, and bronze. A large walk-in closet and separate sitting area make this room perfect for longer visits.

  • Second floor, east side
  • Two east facing windows overlook Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Saunders Room

From $225.00 / night

Bright and airy, the Saunders Room features ivories, caramels, and citrons. Golden southern light makes contrasting textures all the more distinct. This subtlety does not, however, preclude whimsical touches, such as a rabbit lamp with polka-dot shade. In addition to a comfortable club chair and ottoman in the bedroom, this room opens to a sun porch with separate seating area. Should you need to accommodate a larger party, connecting doors through the sun porch can join these rooms with the adjacent Trinity Suite.

  • Second floor, SE corner
  • South and east facing windows overlook the Trinity Park National Historic District and the kitchen garden
  • Single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Lathrop - Morehead Suite

From $225.00 / night

Clean, strong lines and refined neutrals - dove grey, warm tan, and black - characterize the Lathrop-Morehead Suite. Strongly rounded shapes appear throughout: a black leather headboard stitched with three large circles; half-round mirrored bedside tables; the curving backs and arms of sofa and club chair.

  • First floor, east side
  • Three east facing windows overlook Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single queen-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Markham Suite

From $225.00 / night

The Markham Suite practically vibrates with color and light. Cheerful chartreuse walls and an armless sofa create a playful air. Contrasting graphic patterns in black and white play off one another. Light reflecting from shiny surfaces - mirrored lamps, silver-leaf night tables, and lacquer-further animate this brightly colored room.

  • First floor, SW corner
  • Three west and one south facing window overlook the kitchen garden and Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single queen-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Parrish Suite

From $225.00 / night

The Parrish Suite may be our most dramatic. At night, amethyst walls appear velvety; in the morning sun, they turn lilac. Light glints off reflective surfaces - shiny lacquers, mirrors, and silver leaf. Strong graphic patterns - wavy lines, intersecting circles, delicate fans - offset each other.

  • Three east facing windows overlook Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single queen-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Farthing Suite

From $290.00 / night

The spacious Farthing suite offers a calm retreat, with its cool, constant northern light and restrained neutrals - warm grey, black, and cream. Textiles feature contrasting patterns and textures - from lacy ferns, to diamond-quilted matelassé, to bold black and cream stripes. Mirrored surfaces catch the light.

  • Second floor, NE corner
  • Three north facing and one east facing window overlook Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single king-sized bed and pull-out sofa can accommodate up to four guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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The Tomlinson Room

From $225.00 / night

The crisply tailored Tomlinson Room relies on subtle contrasts of pattern, texture, and color - warm tans, deep browns, and black. Stylized bedside lamps and the textile headboard refer most overtly to 1920's style. A spacious walk-in closet and separate seating area make this room well-suited for longer visits.

  • Second floor, east side
  • Two east facing windows overlook the Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single queen-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Bathtub with shower

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Trinity Suite

From $290.00 / night

The Trinity Suite is like sea glass: calm, cool, and tranquil. An essentially monochromatic palette subtly combines silks and velvets within the same aquamarine color range. The bath features an air-jetted tub, separate shower, and a marble vanity with double sinks. French doors open to a bright and airy sun porch that can be used for gathering, dining, and connecting to the adjacent Saunders room if so desired.

  • Second floor, south side
  • South facing windows overlook Trinity Park National Historic District
  • Single king-sized bed can accommodate up to two guests
  • Air-jetted bathtub with separate shower

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  • Policies

    • Check in time is between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Please let us know if you will be arriving after 7:00pm so alternate arrangements may be made. Check out time is 11 a.m.
    • Rates are for single or double occupancy, and include our sumptuous, gourmet breakfast served at your own private table. All rates are subject to change without notice. Rates also are subject to the North Carolina Lodging Tax.
    • Corporate and academic rates are available. Please call to see if your company is qualified for one of these rates. Some special rates, such as Corporate, Non-Profit, or Duke University Departmental rates may require payment by corporate account or purchasing card, in order to receive the rate.
    • We allow a maximum of two people for single rooms and four people for two-room suites. An additional charge will apply for reservations including more than two adults.
    • Children are welcome in the two-room suites and count towards occupancy. We are not able to provide additional bedding, such as a roll-away, due to fire code.
    • We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate pets. We are happy to recommend quality local boarding options.
    • We accept cash, traveler’s checks, personal checks, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express for payment. A credit card number is required to hold your reservation. Payment at check-in can be in any form above.
    • We are a non-smoking inn. Smoking inside the inn will result in an immediate request to leave, and an additional cleaning fee of $250. No refunds will be given for unused portions of the reservation. If you would like to smoke on the front porch or in the garden, we will be happy to provide you with an ashtray.
    • Our Inn has a fully-integrated fire detection system and has been updated to meet all current fire codes.
    • Breakfast is served in the dining room from 7:30 to 9:30 on weekdays and 8:00 to 10:00 on weekends. Alternatives, such as the Early Riser breakfast-to-go, or in-room breakfast service, can be arranged upon request. Please inform us ahead of time of any special dietary needs. Vegetarian options will always be available.
    • We are fully handicap-accessible. We have a grade-level entrance, the elevator provides access to the entire building, and we have a 1st floor ADA-compliant guest room with roll-in shower. We are happy to welcome service animals. If other special accommodations are required, please call for arrangements.
    • No candles or open flames are permitted.
    • We are members of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII).
    • In general, there is no minimum night stay. However, we do require multi-night stays during certain holidays, graduation, and special events. Graduation has a 3-day minimum. You can check availability online or call to inquire.
    • For normal nights, if notification of a cancellation is received by 5pm the day before the scheduled arrival, a cancellation fee will not be charged. If notification of cancellation is received before 7pm the day of arrival, a cancellation fee of $35.00 will be charged, per room canceled. No-shows will be assessed a full night's stay, and the remainder of the stay will be canceled.
    • A deposit of one night's rate per room is required at the time of the reservation. For holidays and special events, 50% of the total is required at time of the reservation. All deposits must be made by credit card at time of reservation.
    • The Inn maintains a wait-list for nights that are full. In order to be placed on the wait-list, you may email, call or use the online reservation system. Please include all information so that we can contact you quickly in the event that a room becomes available. Also include arrival, departure, and number of people in your party. Wait-listed reservations are not guaranteed and are not charged. If room(s) become available before the check-in date, we will work through the wait-list to see if wait-listed guests would like to complete their reservation, based on the specific room then available. If a guest is contacted off of the wait-list, we may include a response time-limit, after which we will call another guest from the wait-list, and return the first guest to the wait-list. If a wait-listed guest is not interested in a particular room which becomes available, the guest may choose to remain on the wait-list. Acceptance of a room off of the wait-list includes acceptance of the rate and terms applicable to the room at the time of the confirmed reservation, not necessarily those in place when the guest was added to the wait-list.

    Special Policies

    • Duke’s Graduation, Parents Weekend, or Reunion Weekend events have special policies, and booking a room for one of these events demonstrates consent to these additional policies:
    • Each room is booked as a separate reservation.
    • Graduation rooms carry a 3-night minimum stay. Parents' Weekend and Reunion Weekend have 2-night minimum stay requirements.
    • At the time of booking, a 1-night deposit is charged. If this charge is rejected, the room reservation is void. The online system will charge a $30 deposit, and the balance for the deposit will be charged as a separate transaction once we receive the reservation.
    • The deposit is refundable if the room is canceled before 5pm, 60 days prior to check-in for Reunion Weekend or Parents' Weekend, or 5pm 90 days prior to Graduation. The deposit is non-refundable after this deadline.
    • If the room is canceled less than 30 days prior to check in, the full amount of the reservation is due.
    • All normal Inn policies are also in force. If the normal policies conflict with these special policies, the special policies will control.