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The City

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The City

3 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
84 New Elvet, Durham, England, DH1 3AQ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDurham University18 min walk
  • Popular LocationHerrington Country Park25 min drive
  • Popular LocationBeamish Open Air Museum32 min drive
  • AirportNewcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.)43 min drive

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About this area


The City is located in Durham. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Whitworth Hall Country Park and Waldridge Fell Country Park, while Beamish Open Air Museum and Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre are cultural highlights. Adventure Valley and Mini Moos Adventure Farm are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Durham Indoor Market - 4 min walk
  • Palace Green - 5 min walk
  • Durham University - 18 min walk
  • Herrington Country Park - 25 min drive
  • Beamish Open Air Museum - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Durham Station - 12 min walk
  • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 43 min drive


  • Bill's - 2 min walk
  • Flat White Kitchen - 3 min walk
  • La Spaghettata - 3 min walk
  • Vennel's - 3 min walk
  • Zen - 3 min walk

About this property

The City

3-star inn, walk to Durham Castle
This smoke-free inn features a restaurant, a coffee shop/café and self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include dry cleaning and laundry facilities. This inn has 6 rooms.
The City offers 6 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)
  • Extended parking on site (surcharge)
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards and cash

Property is also known as

Durham City
The City Inn
The City Durham
The City Inn Durham

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 38 out of 135 reviews
5 - Excellent 28%
Rating 4 - Good. 55 out of 135 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 27 out of 135 reviews
3 - Okay 20%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 135 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 135 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
A stopover night spent here going north. The impression is given on the site that this is a hotel alongside a pub/eating venue but in fact is rooms above a slightly dingy pub.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wet Durham
Very quiet but all ok nice breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Disliked: Staff & service
The room was a little small, but OK to stay. Staff was very kind. Breakfast was so slow to serve, and they didn't have the dish I asked often.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020