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Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1815 Front Street, Durham, NC 27705
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Ranked #30 of 67 hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014
Tucker H Madison, Wisconsin
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Terrible customer service. Checked into the hotel for an interview. The hotel asked for my credit card. I told them that the room was pre-paid. They said they wanted my card for incidentals. They ended up charging me for the entire room. Call hotel manager over 3 weeks ago- he said he would send a copy of the room bill... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I frequently travel to Durham for work and stay at the Courtyard Marriott every week that I'm there. The staff really makes the hotel experience for me. They are always friendly and address the guests by first name. The hotel has a great courtyard with a fire pit, pool, hot tub, and gym. It's a great place to unwind after... More

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Tim R, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you, Tucker H., for your great review of the Courtyard Marriott Durham near Duke University! We are so glad that we are able to provide a relaxing atmosphere here for you. We appreciate you returning to us and look foward to serving you again soon. More

Greenville, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is a nice place where to stay with your family. The rooms are nice and large enough. Good breakfast. Very convenient if you have to go to Duke University. Some restaurants around even though not the best ever

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My family had a great time celebrating my cousins wedding. Everything was wonderful! We would definitely come to this hotel to stay again if we were in this area. Great stay for the price! We really enjoyed ourselves!

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Tim R, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of the Courtyard by Marriott Durham! We are excited you enjoyed your stay while in Durham for your cousin's wedding. We look forward to serving you again when you return to Durham! More

Grafton, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We recently spent two nights at the Courtyard, very comfortable room, great friendly staff. Handy to Duke, downtown and the RTC. No surprises, but the Bistro Breakfast is rather expensive for what you get, an observation of the chain, not his particular Hotel.

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Tim R, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

Good Afternoon! Thank you for your review of the Courtyard Durham near Duke University. We are glad our location close to Duke University, downtown and RTP made your stay enjoyable. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to serving you again when you return to Durham. More

Lake Orion, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 hotel reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I stayed in this hotel about 2 years ago and was disappointed. However, I recently stayed here after recommendations to try it again came to me from some local work colleagues. I was pleasantly surprised and wanted to provide a review to encourage more to try it out. The hotel is not the easiest to get into because of its... More

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Tim R, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

Dear ioj27, Wow, thank you for that great detailed review! I'm glad our recent updates made a great impression on your stay at the Courtyard Durham near Duke University. We will definitely take your comments and even further improve to continually make your stay problem free at the Courtyard Durham. Over the next few months you will see even more... More

Rumson, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I stayed here one night back in October. Had read all sorts of bad reviews so was nervous to stay here, but being it was Duke parents weekend most other places were sold out. Being solo, I made my son come in with me to check out the room. We were both pleasantly surprised that it was clean and updated.... More

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Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I'm guessing this hotel is still updating some rooms. We had a room on the 3rd floor and it just seemed a little dated still. The carpet was not the cleanest, but unlike other reviews saying socks got trashed it wasn't really all that bad. (I'd call it typical hotel traffic dirty, but still should be a little better for... More

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Needed a rest point mid-way between Philadelphia and Atlanta - this hotel hit the spot. Room was clean and comfortable. Check-in and check-out went smoothly. Staff was friendly. Overall a good value for the money. Workout room/gym was disappointing - old and pedestrian machines - nothing new!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Enjoyed my stay here. Really nice Front Desk agents. Clean hotel. Loved the fire pit! Hotel is in great area of restaurants that seems local. Wasn't able to check them out, but they looked nice. Rooms were very clean. Market was stocked with lots of choices. Stayed on the 2nd floor by an elevator per my choice.

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Also Known As:
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Courtyard By Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown Hotel
Courtyard Durham
Durham Marriott
Durham Courtyard
Courtyard Durham Duke University
Address: 1815 Front Street, Durham, NC 27705
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Business Hotel in Durham
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown 3*
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