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University Inn at Duke

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   502 Elf Street, Durham, NC 27705
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Ranked #38 of 67 Hotels in Durham
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Bern, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed to stay near to Duke University Hospital. Most choices were several miles away. We were keeping our 3 year old grand daughter, so with the support equipment needed to keep her entertained this complicated the parking issue. We were pleasantly surprised at the size of the rooms and the shuttle made parking a non-issue. Rooms were clean and... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is a low budget option for anyone who has to stay on the Duke Campus/Medical Site: There is a free shuttle within a 3 mile radius, complimentary breakfast (cereal, coffee, danish), and free wifi. Rooms and beds are quite big but of course it doesn't really match the pompous buildings at Duke.

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The location is ideal if you are having to go to Duke Medical. You can walk to the north hospital or they have a little shuttle bus. I never waited more then 5 minutes for shuttle and they were very nice. Its much easier to take shuttle then to park at Duke. Rooms are clean. Breakfast is a simple cold... More

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Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The location to Duke University is awesome! The hotel is exceptionally clean! The rooms are really large! There is a fridge and microwave! Now the cons and for me this is a big one, customer service is awful and nonexistent! The receptionist does not acknowledge your presence at all. Not a hello, welcome, how are you doing- nothing. She did... More

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Bridgeton, North Carolina
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The staff was awesome and the shuttle service was was fantastic.I would recommend this hotel to anyone that asked. The rooms were VERY CLEAN and the bed was comfortable, The shuttle service took us to get some supper and then picked us up after we ate. Now that is what... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my mom while my dad was having surgery @ DUMC. Clean comfortable spacious rooms. Older decor ...but I wasn't looking for the Ritz...just a shower and bed. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall a great experience. 1 con....TINY parking lot.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Nice large room with comfortable furniture & bed. Close to all Duke medical facilities as well as the campus. An especially excellent value if you have a medical referral. Breakfast was nothing special but it was adequate.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a hotel right near the VA hospital and Duke University hospital. It's just minutes from the Duke campus. It's not scenic, or homey. The parking is cramped, but the room was large, clean and equipped with a fridge and coffee-maker. Breakfast included yogurt , cereals, pastries, juice, milk and coffee/tea.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Had to visit the eye center again returned to this Inn because our first stay was very comfortable and the front desk clerk went out of his way to make a room ready being that I arrived before check in time. However this visit was a little different our beds were very used squeaky and the cleaning staff yelled up... More

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Elgin, South Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I just called to make a reservation. The guy answering the phone asked me to hold on. He put the phone down on the counter as I could hear conversations and moving around in the background. I was on hold for 11 minutes!!!! I didn't hang up, I was curious to see how long I was going to be kept... More

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Address: 502 Elf Street, Durham, NC 27705
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
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Hotel Class:2 star — University Inn at Duke 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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