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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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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was returning from traveling up north in taking my sister, great niece and goddaughter back to their home. I said I would NEVER drive straight through again, so I decided to get a room. Durham is half-way between my final destination which was Marietta, Georgia, so I booked this hotel for the night. The front desk staff was very... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To us it seemed like an upscale hotel. Our room was nice, bed comfy with new covers. We paid $109 for it and they asked if we wanted to add breakfast for $10, i said sure thinking it would be the typical stuff. Turns out it was cooked to order and very nice. They had a little bar. Loved it... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for more than a month. During my stay, the carpets were cleaned and the air conditioners disinfected but what set this property apart from all of the others were its people. They took care of me like I was one of theirs. Eric kept a roof over my head and during all of this time, I only... More 

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

Thank you so much for the feedback, We are really proud of our staff here. Tenya and Eric are great examples of the type of hospitality we can provide. You are correct when you say the People set this hotel apart from all the competition. I will pass on your kind words, and we hope to see you the next... More 

Columbus, Georgia
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406 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Transiting south we were just looking for a bed. Midnight arrival was handled quickly and efficiently. Clean room, nice and cool for our arrival. Easy off and back onto I85. Departure/check out was seamless and we were on our way. A good example of the Courtyard brand.

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

Thank you so much for staying with us. As you mentioned, we are conveniently located right off of I-85. We hope your travels will bring you back to us the next time you are in the Durham area. More 

Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are kind of small, but very efficiently organized. Every foot is well used. It seems neat. The staff is friendly. The pool looks nice. The whirlpool too. And the workout room is nicer then the average hotel minimalistic workout room. The doors aren't the most soundproof though. From my room it was easy to hear people tromping down... More 

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

Thank you for the letting us know about your recent stay. We are always striving to improve our services, and really appreciate the feedback. We realize how important staying connected is to our guests, and although we are within the current bandwidth requirements, we are always looking into enhancing our internet service. Thanks again for staying with us More 

North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We frequently stay at Marriott properties and they never disappoint. The Front St. Durham NC location was no exception. Clean, comfortable, safe, and GREAT staff. It's in a good location with several good restaurants within walking distance. Convenient to Duke University / Hospital and the NC Museum of Life and Science (the reason for our stay) . Be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 July 27, 2015

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

Thank you for staying with us, and letting us know how we did. I apologize that we did not meet all your expectations especially with your room type request. Please feel free to contact me at durhamcygm@ih-corp.com if you would like discuss further. More 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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

Thanks for your feedback. We are in a great location to Durham Bulls Park, as well as all the wonderful Downtown Durham attractions More 

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