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“Very comfortable hotel!” 4 of 5 stars
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham / Southpoint
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7807 Leonardo Drive, Durham, NC 27713 (Formerly Four Points by Sheraton Durham)   |  
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“Very comfortable hotel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Stayed here last night and the hotel was fabulous. It used to be a Sheraton but with remodeling the hotel felt brand new. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, lobby was beautiful and free breakfast was surprisingly great! This would have gotten 5 stars except the bed was too hard for me. Staff was great! They let us check in at 10:30 am. Great stay!

Stayed June 2014
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Nice beds to sleep on, very cozy, beautifullly decorated when you walk in, the breakfast is very tasty. The only issue me and my family had, was we were in double-queens rooms and there was a small frig; however, no microwave. We were told they were only in King Suites and up. Well thats was such an inconvenience. I had to go to the front desk to heat my tea, "bummer". At least put them in the vending area on each floor if you don't want them in each room, so it will not inconvenience someone who wants to hit up a meal, tea, coffee or something. Otherwise our stay was nice...

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I booked this hotel (8:30 pm) when a business meeting ran later than expected. I booked it because of price. I was very pleasantly surprised. The hotel was very fresh and modern and the staff was great. Close by is a Super Target and Southpoint Mall. A fast food restaurant is located just yards away across the street. The hotel is very quiet although located near a busy thoroughfare. Breakfast was standard, but they have a great variety of teas. My only issue was that the lock on my room required holding the card at a slanted angle before it would open.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed at this property before the renovations and was not pleased. I must admit the renovations and name change served them well! The decor was fabulous, the complimentary breakfast was tasty and the beds slept well. The television offered a good choice of channels as well as walking distance to target and South Point Mall. I actually wanted to extend my stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Whomever did the refurbishment of this hotel really must have been busy. It is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new hotel inside.

Check in was efficient and fast. The room was clean and fresh. Fairfield does not have the best beds in the industry but they're serviceable.

Three minor details detract from a 5 start experience.

1) The spout for the tub is loose and needs to be braced in the wall and recaulked (Rm 204).

2) The chocolate items in the market area are placed directly in front of the exhaust from the drink cooler. Thus chocolate items are melted or at least soggy. If I'm paying $2 for a Kitkat or Hershey bar, I expect it to be pristine.

3) The vinyl coating on the handrails and ladder in the pool are peeling off below the water line.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, large king room with sitting area, microwave and mini fridge. Great exercise room, clean pool and nice breakfast. Shopping and restaurants within walking distance. Ten minutes from airport and UNC. Nicer than many more expensive hotels!

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This Hotel changed from Sheraton to Marriot last week. They have excellent complimentary breakfast, a great fitness center (open 24 hours) and an inside swimming pool (open until 10 PM). The Hotel is very next to the Shopping Southpoint mall and right aside Target (1 min driving). The staff is very nice and the price is similar to other hotels around this location.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham / Southpoint

Address: 7807 Leonardo Drive, Durham, NC 27713 (Formerly Four Points by Sheraton Durham)
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Durham
#16 Business Hotel in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham / Southpoint 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Connected to the Streets of Southpoint, our hotel is great for your shopping vacation. In addition, we're not far from Research Triangle, Duke University, and UNC. We also have onsite meeting space. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
4 Points By Sheraton Durham At Southpoint
Four Points By Sheraton Durham At Southpoint Hotel Durham
Four Points Durham
Sheraton Durham Southpoint
Durham Four Points

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