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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham, NC 27705   |  
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Ranked #3 of 67 hotels in Durham
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“An excellent choice of it fits your budget”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012 via mobile

This was the second time my wife and I stayed at this lovely upscale inn on the edge of the Duke University campus. The deluxe king bed rooms are large and well appointed with a large comfortable bath area. The lobby is elegant with plenty of comfortable places to sit, read, or just people watching. The bar is a good choice for lunch and the upscale dining room is worth the splurge. If you like to walk it is maybe a mile or so to the famed chapel. Also a must see in the spring time is the Duke Gardens, although that is a long walk and most people would probably want to drive. There is plenty of parking at the gardens.

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

My family (2 adults, 1 teen and 1 tween) stayed here for my neice's wedding. We stayed in the family suite, which was very roomy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The biggest downside was the mattress, which was broken and fell to one side. Other than that, we loved it and would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

We came in a little after 3 and room was not ready and hotel was not sold out. They make dogs go thru back entrance and aren't allowed anywhere on the grounds. Even on eating patio! Beautiful golf course and great location to Duke but a little snooty and not extremely helpful or friendly.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I had the pleasure of a brief stay at this elegant gem. It embodies southern hospitality in a sophisticated and elegant way. The restaurant (Fairview Room) was exceptionally good. I look forward to my next stay!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012 via mobile

In my many trips to North Carolina, I've never had the opportunity to visit Duke University. A professional conference finally afforded me the chance and the Washington Duke Hotel was a great hotel choice. The grounds were beautiful, the food delicious, and a very kind staff made the overall experience a great one. While I don't golf, colleagues that do were disappointed that they couldn't rent clubs. I definitely hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

First time in the Durham area, and this property was the place to stay from what we were told. We pulled up to a friendly valet who directed us to the front desk. The Southern hospitality continued there, and when we got to our room, we were fully impressed. It was a very spacious 1 bedroom, with a separate sitting area. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was super quiet. It felt very luxurious to us, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The breakfast buffet was excellent, and the entire staff was charming. There is a first rate golf course on the property which lends additional charm. When we go back, we will once again stay here without a doubt.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This Inn exemplifies Southern hospitality. Every staff member had a smile and was ready to help you. THe decor was clean, classic and stately. I did not golf, but did use the driving range. They let my 6 year old on for free. Nice touch. The breakfast buffet was full of options (not cheap), the fine dining at night was inventive enough and used local suppliers (not cheap). THe pool and spa (indoors) was never crowded, and great for kids. Spotlessly clean. Fitness center was small, but clean, and had everything that you needed. I recommend eating off site to cut down on the overall expense. Durham has great options. We were visiting Duke and UNC. At Duke, the southern hospitality continued. The kids were bright, friendly and GREAT school spirit! WHen we asked for directions, the student would even walk us personally to our destination! See what $47,000 a year gets you!!!???

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Additional Information about Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Address: 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham, NC 27705
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Durham
#2 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#2 Family Hotel in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, on the campus of Duke University and just minutes from Research Triangle Park, downtown Durham and Raleigh/Durham International Airport, is one of North Carolina's most celebrated hotels. The Inn, known for its luxury facilities, internationally recognized service, excellent cuisine and banquet facilities, stands among the tall Carolina pines, overlooking the Duke Univeristy Golf Course. Join us for business or pleasure, and experience a true Carolina treasure. ... more   less 
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