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Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here several years ago. They have really updated the interior since then. The staff was very helpful and the rooms were clean. Our room had a tiny balcony overlooking the pool, which was nice. The hotel is in a great location in northern Durham. We used to live near this hotel when we lived in NC. The neighborhood... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here passing through to get to outer destination. The hallway on our floor was extremely hot. Thor room was clean. The staff at the front desk was not very accommodating. They didn't have our room with the king size bed I reserved so I had to pay more for a room with 2 double beds. We even checked... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice friendly staff. Nice rooms. Great cafe/ dining area. Convenient to restaurants and shopping. Easy to get to business appointments. Dependable. Stayed here 3x for business needs. Nice lounge areas, fresh coffee available, very friendly kitchen staff. This worked well for us.

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Leland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights as we watched several Durham Bulls games with the Pawtucket Red Sox. We requested a quiet room and we got it, even on the first floor. Kim was excellent at the front desk. Food was quite good but pricey. No free coffee like Hampton Inn.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a king-sized room and upon checking in were told we had been upgraded to a suite. The suite was awesome! There is a sofa bed, chairs, TV, bathroom, and a long countertop with a mini fridge and microwave in the "living" area. The bedroom area is separated from the living area by a door. The bedroom area has... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location location ... It is close to Duke, not to downtown, so that and the Marriott name provides its constant clientele. We had 2 rooms which were clean but fairly sparse. The personnel were very friendly and helpful. The fitness center is small but the pool and firepit area is nice. Of all the Duke hotels, this one is my... More 

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Jeff I, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us recently. We are in a great location to Duke University and to Downtown, with easy access from interstate 85. We are glad you enjoyed your time here, and hope we can host you again in the near future. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night in king-size room. Facility was very clean. While the Bistro was open for limited hours we only grabbed coffee on the way out. While hotel had two guest-use computers, one was not operational. The morning front desk staff was very helpful about local area.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Marriott has been remodeled. Check in and check out was speedy. There is a restaurant on site. The outdoor seasonal pool and fire pit are super nice. There is also a fitness center and business computers for guests. The rooms were roomy and the beds were simply comfy. They also provide a Medical Rate for those who are patients... More 

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Jeff I, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. We appreciate the kind words and hope you will consider us again if you are in the Durham area. More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The staff here are very friendly and helpful, but I wasn't very impressed by the hotel. It does seem that Courtyards are declining in quality. I realize this is not the newest hotel in the area, but my room had squeaky floorboards. There is very little room for storage and the sink and bathroom are just big enough for one... More 

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TJ H, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

Tom W, Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate our wonderful staff--they take incredible care of our guests, and we hear great comments about them almost every day. They're truly an asset to our location. And you're right--we have amazing restaurants right next door, for almost all tastes. We encourage our guests to enjoy any one of... More 

Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I stayed in the hotel during BDD'15 and I had a nice experience. The customer service is excellent. They asked us for room's preferences and always greeted us with a smile. The hotel is located near the I-85 and near stores and restaurants.

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