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Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown

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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Alexandria, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Standard Courtyard - cafe - gym - fire pit in courtyard - rooms seem a bit smaller than other courtyards. Very helpful and welcoming staff - great place to stay for a visit to Duke. It is located in a strip mall area so you have access to stores and casual restaurants.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very convenient to downtown Durham and is right off I-40 if you are traveling. Plenty of parking available and a great selection of restaurants (chains and really good local) within a short driving distance. The staff were very professional and seemed genuinely helpful and friendly. The room was very clean and furnished in a soothing, modern silver... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently stayed here for a wedding that happened at Duke University. The hotel is super close to everything we did but isn't smack dab downtown. There is a lot of parking and great restaurants within walking distance. The rooms were spacious an clean. There is also a nice lobby area with a cafe/bar an an outside patio with a... More 

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Whitsett, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is desperately in need of some upgrades. The first thing that I noticed was how dingy the bathtub and towels were. The bed sheets and pillows had lint all over them. The next morning my grandma woke up to her legs itching. Upon inspection of her legs we saw red marks that looked like scratches but with further... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, Aliesha V. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We inspect regularly for bedbugs including canine inspections, and will continue to inspect them to ensure none of our guests experience this issue. Our rooms & lobby were recently renovated, and include brand new amenities and furniture in all... More 

New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful front desk and kitchen staff. Clean and bright rooms. Homey lounge area. Great location near Duke Medical and Duke U just off highway. We have stayed here 8+ times while visiting our children. We have never been disappointed.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
21 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Close to the University Hospital, and I believe they even offer a free shuttle to the hospital but we did not need to use it. Rooms were very clean and every staff member I encountered was friendly and helpful. The lounge/ eating area is great and very quiet and subdued. Comfy furniture in lounge area. The free wifi was very... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I've been to many Courtyard Marriotts before, but I was pretty disappointed with the lack of cleanliness at this particular location. I noticed a stale smell and a haphazardly prepped room upon arrival. There were crumbs on the tv console, and a brown sticky substance on one of the pillows. On my first day, I accidentally got my body moisturizer... More 

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

Anissa, thank you for your feedback. We are very discouraged to hear about the unfortunate experience you had during your stay. This is not at all exemplary of our own high standards, as we expect our rooms to be throughly cleaned every day, ready for our new and current guests to enjoy for a relaxing and worry free stay. I... More 

Salem, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

To be fair, I've stayed at a lot of hotels in and around the Triangle and comparatively there are just so many bigger, better, newer options for the same price. The room was clean enough and rooms were modern but the hallways were grungy and smelled of smoke (I think it's a non smoking hotel, but it was that unmistakable... More 

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

Thank you Yainey for your feedback on our Courtyard by Marriott. Many of our guests find or location convenient to the Duke Medical campus & Duke University, and our free shuttle offers complimentary service to both through the week. Our friendly front desk staff are also ready and waiting to provide quick directions & dining suggestions to Durham's downtown area,... More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
19 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

everything was really very nice about this Marriott Courtyard hotel, except that he bed was pretty hard but that's the same withal of the courtyards. The breakfast was pretty good at their Starbucks, and the fire-pit outside at night was a nice added touch. the staff was vey helpful and responded quickly if needed to bring an extra towel or... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I had a work training for 10 days in Durham. I spent a lot of time at this hotel. The interior is super modern, chic and beautiful. It has a lovely fireplace in a sitting area off the front desk area. There is also a fire pit outside near the pool and a hot tub. The room were spacious and... More 

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