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University Inn at Duke

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   502 Elf Street, Durham, NC 27705
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014
Erin M Dallas, Texas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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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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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
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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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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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
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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
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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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I needed to be close to Duke University with a family member and wanted a close place. I couldn't have been more pleased. The people at the desk were most helpful with our needs. When we needed to extend, there was no problem. I was there for almost three weeks, and was very pleased with the stay. The rooms were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Visit to Dike University with several teens. Clean but somewhat worn rooms, good value, breakfast about as expected. I would go back because it was safe and the staff was very helpful and professional.

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Address: 502 Elf Street, Durham, NC 27705
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — University Inn at Duke 2*
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The University Inn at Duke is a small unique service oriented Hotel across the street from Duke University Medical Center Hospital and one block from the Durham Regional Veterans Administration Hospital and is walking distance to Duke Eye Clinic, Duke University, Duke University Medical School, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke Gardens, Duke Chapel, Duke East Campus and Duke West Campuses. University Inn at Duke is also convenient to Durham's Ninth Street and is easily accessible to all that Durham and The Research Triangle area has to offer. No matter the reason one visits Durham and Duke the University Inn at Duke is the place to stay. ... more   less 
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