Fodor's Expert Review 21c Museum Hotel

111 N. Corcoran St., Durham, North Carolina, 27701, USA

This innovative hotel, housed in a historic bank building, is the perfect fusion of art museum and boutique hotel. Its signature colorful penguins can be spotted throughout, and rotating art exhibits are on display in place of a traditional lobby. Guest rooms are similarly modern and very comfortable. The lobby's Counting House restaurant serves innovative cocktails and Southern-inspired food, and the hotel spa offers massages, wraps, and facials.

PROS

  • located in the heart of downtown
  • unique features, like an old bank vault to explore
  • cutting-edge art and fun decor throughout

CONS

  • the check-in desk can be hard to find for newcomers
  • frequently hosts events that can be noisy
  • ultramodern style might be off-putting for some

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Trendy
Sceney
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 919-956–6700 | 844-301–4629

HOTEL DETAILS

125 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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