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Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel

5400 US Highway 70 W, Durham, NC 27705
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is now called the Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel or the Skyland Inn. Either way, I will not be visiting again. This is a run-down hotel that has made updates to keep it from going under. But it is in an area that just feels like a total remodel of the property would not bring the profits needed to justify... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is an old Best Western or similar type of chain hotel now owned by individuals. Knowing you are going to a Mom and Pop place your expectations should be on cleanliness and ability to sleep. The owners and other family members were super nice and helpful, The grounds were clean and so was the room. They do have a... More 

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Plainfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

One of the worst motor coach experiences EVER! My wife and I drove 9 hours from New Jersey to Durham, NC for a church program. The accommodations was not fairly represented according to the photos on Expedia. We can over look those issues. The game changer was approx. 10:00pm we was trying to get some very needed rest...when all of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I have stayed here in the past a few times. The first time I was surprised that a small motel like this was maintained so well and the staff was very friendly. I admit it has been a few years since my last stay, and the first since it seems it was bought out by the parent company Magnuson. When... More 

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Maspalomas, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

It is very clean, spotless I would say, this is probably the first thing I look at when deciding if I want to stay in a hotel room, and trust me, the owner of this place really did an outstanding job. The rooms are also nicely decorated, basically as nicely as you would have your own bedroom, with nice soft,... More 

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LEXINGTON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I've been staying here for many many years. I like that its really quiet and the surroundings are peaceful. In the past couple of stays though it seems to be heading toward failure. I think we were the only ones staying in the hotel one of the nights we were there. The facility is older but the rooms are clean.... More 

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Thank IMSwimnoid
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This motel was excellent ! The owners were exceptional . Convience was great. Close to everything. Duke, chapel hill, Raleigh ,meban and hillsborough were all so easy to access from all the major hays.& interstates. Rooms were clean. Location was very quaint & quiet. The pool was great too. It closed shortly after we arrived for the winter. All in... More 

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Omaha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Not what I expected, but it suited us for a 2 night stay when visiting Duke. Less than 10 minutes to Duke. The staff looked after us well, especially my wife who drinks decaff coffee, she got a fresh pot to herself each morning. Ignore the directions when you use a GPS or online maps, there is direct access to... More 

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WV
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

We have stayed at this hotel at least five times over the past few years. Everything has been very satisfactory until our last stay. When we first went in I noticed a lot of crumbs under the table-no big deal housekeeping could have been rushed. Had to meet family, came back in time to watch Duke in play-offs. Pulled out... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

Easy on-off from I-40. Park-like setting. Just a short ride from great eating. Intimately close to Duke University and its lovely walking forest. This is a family owned motel, and the family went out of their way to make our stop restful and satisfying. Call them direct and talk to them about your needs. Ours were unusual and involved vehicle... More 

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