Duke Tower doesn't look much like a tower. When I first read the name of the place, my imagination quickly flew to a tall castle tower with perhaps someone like Rapunzel in one of the windows. Alas, no jousting knights or fair maidens appeared at my arrival. In fact, this is a circa 1960's motel built in a square around a common area. There are two "towers" on the property, but they are actually left over chimneys from the tobacco industry which previously supported the economy in the South. But enough history and charm. Duke Tower is a great place to stay if you simply need a place to crash at the end of a day. It is clean and well maintained. The staff are extremely helpful and available. They offer a free 24 hour/day shuttle to local places, but not free shuttle to the airport ($35.00). The rooms are actually small condos which provide a living room, kitchen, bath and separate bedroom. Tempurpedic mattresses were comfortable. Although the decor was lacking, it was still overall a good experience and what I needed for attending a class at Duke University.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Duke Tower is an all-condo hotel only three blocks from Duke's East Campus, 7 minutes from Duke Medical Center/West Campus, 1 minute from Downtown Durham and 15 minutes from Research Triangle Park.We offer a free shuttle 24 hours a day to East Campus, Duke Medical Center/West Campus, Durham VA Hospital and Duke Diet & Fitness Center, also stopping at the popular Brightleaf Square restaurant area and the Ninth Street/Whole Foods shopping area. An airport shuttle is available for $35/person, $5/each additional person.All suites include separate living/bedrooms, Tempurpedic mattresses, fully equipped kitchens, two TVs with cable/HBO, free Internet (wired and Wi-Fi) and free local phone service.Enjoy breakfast in the Historic Tower Cafe or rent one of our bicycles to tour Duke and the surrounding area. Each suite opens to a beautifully-landscaped courtyard, a large outdoor pool and the historic Duke Tower. The landscaped courtyard includes a giant chess/checkers board with pieces, shuffleboard, an arbor with seating and many other areas for relaxing and socializing.Premium Suites with wide-screen TVs, laminate flooring, upgraded furniture and handicapped-friendly bathrooms are available. Pet-friendly and smoking suites are available. Wedding parties, Duke/UNC football/basketball fans, parents and alumni are all warmly welcomed! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Duke Tower Hotel And Condominiums