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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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Lubbock, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having Stayed here several times over the last several months, I find the staff to be very friendly and willing to help with any issues that come up. With the new renovations done on the rooms, it is a nice place to stay. I will definitely stay here again.

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

Dear Benton, I am so happy you were able to get a chance to review our hotel! My staff and myself always enjoy seeing your smiling face each day! It's always a pleasure having you and we thank you for your loyalty with us when in Durham. We hope you have a safe trip on your cruise! Take a lot... More

Bulls Gap, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Durham to visit with some family. This was the hotel I stayed at. The elevator was soooooooo... slow. I recommend using the stairs. The hot tub looked like a swamp. Oh wait... it is a swamp.

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

Dear Ollie_Travels2014, Thank you for your review of the Courtyard by Marriott Durham and brining to my attention the issues you experienced during your stay with us. I certainly apologize that the elevators did not meet your expectations in speed and that our spa is currently out of order. I assure you we are working promptly to repair the spa... More

Montgomery, Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This property was nice, clean, and quiet. It was exactly what you expect from Marriott’s high standards of comfort and value. I enjoyed my stay and my check in was exactly how I expected to be greeted after a long day of driving… warm and welcoming without hassle or delay. I do recommend this property for your stays in Durham.

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

Dear eaglemapper, We appreciate your great review of the Courtyard Marriott by Durham near Duke University! I am so glad everything met and or exceeded your expectations and we hope to continue to provide great service to you in the near future. We look forward to seeing you again! Kind Regards, Tim Rogers General Manager More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The hotel was very nice and clean. Hotel staff extremely nice and professional. They do have a shuttle that runs through the surrounding area if you need it, but it does not go to the airport. You also have to ask about it as it isn't really advertised for some reason.....not even on the hotel website. The room was very... More

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

Dear DUgirl03 , We appreciate you taking the time to write a review for the Courtyard by Marriott Durham near Duke University. I am excited you were able to enjoy some of our free amenities such as wireless internet, shuttle van to take you to and from Duke University and free parking. I think you are speaking about the "black... More

Fairfax, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This typical Courtyard Marriott offers what one would expect from a Marriott: comfort, service, affordability. What makes this one special, however, has two parts. The good: First, service was top-notch. I asked a lot of questions, and the front desk staff was always professional and responsive. Ditto for the ladies at the Bistro! Special shout-out to Eric, who seemed to... More

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

Dear AZSportyMom, Thank you for your review of the Courtyard by Marriott Durham near Duke University. We appreciate your feedback and we will definitely use them to improve the experience for all guests. I am happy overall you enjoyed your time in Durham at our hotel and we look forward to having you again in the future should your travels... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at the Courtyard Marriot and were very happy with our room and service. The front desk staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room was located down the hallway away from the elevators, so it's nice and quiet. The room is nicely furnished without feeling crowded. The beds are very comfortable and the pillows are wonderful. The room... More

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

Dear SES500, Thank you for staying with the Courtyard Marriott Durham near Duke University! I am thrilled your stay was enjoyable and you found our hotel quite and peaceful for your rest. We take pride in our great service and clean accommodations. I will definitely take note of the few quirks you pointed out and get with my engineering department... More

Dublin, Ireland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Checked in and i got this HUGE bed all to myself.... ohh boy was i happy. the bed was amazing, i had a good night sleep, it bounced at the right places, just amazing! Alright location to get some dreams and snack.

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

Dear caramal_glo, I enjoyed reading your review of our hotel! Sounds like you got a great nights rest and enjoyed our Duke University accommodations very much. We hope to see you in the future! Sincerely, Tim Rogers General Manager More

Verona, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott from June 13-20, 2014 in room 308 on a business trip. The service was impeccable and responsive, room was great in terms of cleanliness with no odd smells or questionable rework, outlets were conveniently placed, I didn't hear my neighbors, shower had more than adequate pressure and hot water, towels were not only... More

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

Dear flu, Thank you for your extensive and positive review of the Courtyard Durham near Duke University. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and you were able to take advantages of the great amenities we offer (as well as the fabulous restaurants within walking distance of our hotel). We look forward to having you again if you return... More

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I brought the extremely dirty carpet to the attention of the general manager last October. I was told it would not be cleaned as the rooms were to be updated. Eight months later those renovations have finally started. I stay here often so the clerk recognized me and placed me in one of the newer rooms. Pleasantly surprised - carpet... More

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

Good Afternoon Faith C., Thank you for your review! I am glad we were able to accommodate you in one of our brand new renovated guest rooms! The new carpet, bedding and furniture is a great refresh for us and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I know we will see you again in the near future, so if there is... More

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife recently had to scheule surgery at Duke Hospital and we stayed at this location due to its convient location to Duke...2-3 miles. When we checked in, the staff was very helpful and provided us with a room upgrade to a suite. The room was great, clean and just outside was their pool had hot tub. Due to Duke's... More

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

Dear Wayneh850, Thank you for your great review of the Courtyard by Marriott Durham near Duke University. We are happy that our close proximity to Duke University Medical Center was convenient for you. I'm glad we were able to upgrade you to a comfortable spacious suite during your stay as well. Please let me know if there is anything I... More

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Address: 1815 Front Street, Durham, NC 27705
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown 3*
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