Monarch at the Butterfly Pavilion. Spring is in full bloom right now at the Duke Gardens on the grounds of Duke University. I highly recommend visiting this location in the next couple of weeks if this location is on your checklist - the bloom won't last very long. The gardens are fun to explore just by yourself or with family but pets might not be allowed here in certain locations. There are all kinds of flowers here (and yes Cherry Blossoms too). On the weekends, parking is free before noon. Visiting the garden early during the weekend is recommended - the garden is highly popular with wedding photographers who descend later in the day.
I would personally recommend visiting the garden on dull, cloudy days - the diffused light accentuates the bright colors of the flowers even more and you can capture vivid images. There's a neat little bridge over a small pond/creek in the garden that I haven't yet managed to capture to my liking and that is the most photographed location in this part of town after the Historic Yates Millpond I believe. The garden does have some photography rules especially if you're walking in with lots of equipment to do a professional shoot - I personally have never faced any issues here like having to register or pay a fee or something. But YMMV.
There is also a small cafe near the parking lot at the entrance to the gardens that has some great offerings - I have tried their sandwiches and salads and it's well worth a stop.
Thank you for stopping by.
#colorful #NC #USA #Durham #Duke #weekend #spring #springfun Beautiful Japanese garden at Duke Beautiful Japanese garden at Duke The Sarah Duke Gardens is part of Duke University - one of the best public gardens in the country and a peaceful place to spend the afternoon. This photo was taken at the Japanese Pavilion. Beautiful Japanese garden at Duke Botanical Gardens in Durham, NC Just a cool looking #artdog outside of #guglhupf Bakery in #durham Like this cute coffee shop! Great selection of options (including a cortado!) and some vegan delights to nosh on. It's hard to find a great coffee spot in NC; this is one of them. This was taken at the Garden for Peace at the Sarah Duke Gardens. Butterfly in the butterfly pavilion at Museum of Life and Science. An amazing space with some much to discover. #dukechapel #durham Very cool spot in #durham A lovely walking trail around a small lake. Wonderful day trip if you're in that area! Downtown Durham at the old Tobacco factory View of the lake at the Sarah Duke Gardens. I LOVE the bug exhibit at this museum! Wish I remembered what this one was called. I got to touch it and it even feels like a leaf! Love having lunch here Brightleaf is part of downtown Durham, NC's renaissance. Old tobacco warehouses have found new life as shops and restaurants. Cool bench built from old industrial gears in #durham The American Tobacco Trail is a 22 mile hiking / biking trail which runs through Durham and Cary, NC. A great place to ride in the city without traffic. The old and the fairly new in #durham A great night for a #baseball game at @durhambulls stadium. Duke Campus with steeple of cathedral in background Duke University Chapel. Beautiful inside and out. #dukechapel #duke #dukeschooloftheology #green #nc Sign of the times in Durham Delish dessert Hit the bull, win a steak. Looking out from the Bird Viewing Shelter at the Sarah Duke Gardens. Agreed! 😍 I fell in love. Northern England or North Carolina? Duke University, amazing architecture Durham NC was a great day love the colors here :) Life's short-- eat dessert first ;) Overlooking the Historic Gardens section at Sarah Duke Gardens. This photo was taken from the Pergola. Duke University. Durham, NC. October 22, 2016. Inside Wallace Wade Stadium, Duke Football. #footballstadiumtour Fun place to grab a lunch a hang out with a good book. Dinning and shopping in Durham at old tobacco factory. 21c hotel in downtown Durham Sunset over American Tobacco Great variety of stuff to do Lilly's Pizza in Durham...simply awesome. Good place for Spanish tapas and variety of drinks with great service. Make sure to get paella and sangria. #Colorful Stunning architecture in this Chapel.
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Get an overview of this hotel4.5-star luxury bed & breakfast near Duke University

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Business center
Laundry facilities


Located in the heart of Durham, this luxury bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Brightleaf Square and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Duke University. Durham Convention Center and Carolina Theater are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Property Features

Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this bed & breakfast has spa services and meeting rooms. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 17 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and memory foam beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include room service and premium bedding.

Languages Spoken

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury bed & breakfast also offers spa services, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. Concierge services and wedding services can be provided. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

The King's Daughters Inn has designated areas for smoking.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Library 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Concierge services 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Total number of rooms - 17 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Memory foam mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

  • Reflexology 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • King's Daughters Inn Durham
  • King's Daughters Inn
  • King's Daughters Durham
  • The King`s Daughters Hotel Durham

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the bed & breakfast prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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