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The University Inn

502 Elf Street, Located next to Duke University and Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705
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Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the friendly staff to the clean environment, I felt safe and quite comfortable at this facility. Parking was slways available despite the small lot. Coffee in the room was full favor and I didn't participate in the complementary daily breakfast. However I did pick up a local newspaper. Thank you

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is very convenient if you have appointments or are visiting at Duke Medical Center. It doesn't look very fancy from the outside, but the rooms are large with fridge and microwave, affordable (especially with medical rate), clean and comfortable. There is a complimentary light breakfast until 10:30 am (cereal, yogurt, pastry) and coffee all day in addition to coffee... More 

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Hubert, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

everyone was great in assisting us and the continental breakfast was great the shuttle service was real professionals in pickups and drop -offs . restaurants and others nice places to eat close to the motel -

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My sister had some major surgery at Duke. During the process both my brother and I spent over a month with her. I stayed at three different hotels for my three visits and found that this was my best choice. it is no frills but I found it the best because I could wake up in the morning, have the... More 

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Simsbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Pros - location is very good for visiting student at Duke university, and hotel seems to offer lowest prices in the area. Rooms are large. Cons - no real breakfast option, lack of professionalism in staff and tight parking conditions.

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Pendleton, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We spent one night at University Inn and found it to be comfortable and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful! The shuttle service was a real plus! We would recommend it to anyone visiting the Duke University/Hospital area. Continental breakfast is limited.

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Thank Sharon R
Troy, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Spent one night, already impressed with the size of the room and amenities included. Had two dbl beds, very large recliner, sofa bed, fridge (college size), microwave and teeny coffee maker. Nice to have a counter for the appliances. Wifi was seamless. Bathroom difficult to get into due to size of door and tight fit of toilet/bath area. Generous sink/closet... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

As mentioned elsewhere, the University Inn is not a typical hotel. I was in town on vacation but most folks here seemed involved with one of the many Duke hospitals. So it's not fancy, but my king bed room is one of the largest hotel rooms I've ever had. The washer and dryer were welcomed after a couple of weeks... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you have business at Duke University or the hospital for a couple of days this is a good place to stay. it is easy walking distance to the hospital so you won't have to worry about finding a place to park at the hospital. the hotel and rooms are clean. the bed was clean and comfortable. the staff are... More 

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Thank danny c
Fayetteville, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It is difficult to say how really important it has been for my wife and I to stay at University Inn at Duke. It is extremely close to all medical clinics and the hospital. This wonderful place has very large rooms with comfortable beds, and furniture. Every room has a micro fridge and a nice flat-screen television. The bathroom is... More 

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