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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
Stamford, CT
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Visiting Duke and UNC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We arrived for a quick one night trip to viisit Duke and UNC Chapel Hill.

The hotel was excellent and it seems like it is likely the best hotel in the area. Check in and check out were quick and everyone working there really was top notch. The hotel and grounds are very well kept.

It is not a true 5 star resort since the staff was not :"falling over themselves" to do things for you like at a Four Seasons for example and there were no over the top amenities, but everyone was efficient and professional and the hotel looks great and the service is excellent. The dining options are also very good and fairly priced for what is offered. I would definitely stay here again if I return to the area. I would look forward to it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Beautiful grounds, large room, friendly people. A lovely getaway spot. We came for a wedding and everything was top-drawer. Walk to Duke, drive over to Chapel Hill. Sarah Duke Gardens are lovely. Concierge really knows her stuff. We'd come back in a flash.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I had the chance to enjoy Washington Duke Inn for a week and it was a great experience. The landscape, the quality of the hotel, the amenities, the outstanding client service provided by the staff were impressive.
I would definitely like to go back and enjoy such a wonderful stay with family and friends, not only for business purposes.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island City, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Visited for a wedding last weekend. Wedding was beautiful. Food was great. Cake tasted incredible, best that I have ever tasted at a wedding. Loved the southern fusion flair - appetizer was shrimp and grits. Room was spacious, beds were very comfortable, service was GREAT - my fiance got his shoes shined, his shirt ironed, and shaving cream that he forgot so he could be spiffy for the wedding :). We walked around the wonderful trail behind the hotel, had a lovely drink at the bar - beautiful landscaping. The lobby was especially luxurious looking.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Valdese, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for three days/two nights for a quick golf get-away. This hotel definitely lives up to it's 4/5 star rating. The wonderful impression starts at the entrance to the hotel, which is beautiful and has lovely landscaping, continues to the welcome by the bell staff and then the front desk. Every part of this hotel is done with good taste and refinement. The common areas, the golf locker rooms, the golf pro shop, the restaurants, the patio dining and the beautifully appointed rooms (they are completely updated, as are the bathrooms)...it is truly a wonderful place to visit. The food is delicious, whether it is from the lounge, room service, or the main dining room. We have stayed an many luxury hotels, and this one certainly did not disappoint. Every employee made us feel welcome. We would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the golf course have a really pretty landscape to look at from the window.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This elegant hotel, golf club and dining room is the place to be for all varieties of Duke-related activities. We've stayed there numerous times for campus visits for college-hunting, move-in, parent weekend, Alumni events, and school-year visits. The staff is courteous and welcoming, and the plush furnishings and decor give the whole place an elegant ambiance. Rooms and suites there are lovely and welcoming, as is the dining experience in the dining room, the bar area (especially in the library room off the bar), and the seating area outside that overlooks the golf course. You'll see alumni, student groups celebrating special occasions, family groups touring the campus, and local area residents and businesses using the meeting room and conference areas. The business center is top notch. They do an awesome job during move-in days assisting with directions and handouts and having grab and go coffee and info stations. The food in the dining room and bar has always been good, the breakfast buffet is lovely, and overall the service has been very good. If you can afford it, it's the first choice of places to stay near campus!

Room Tip: You can ask for a golf course view room if available. Front view looks out over the drop off circle...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A lovely inn that makes visiting Duke extra special. Not to say one shouldn't visit Durham and understand the tone of the town, but as most students stay campus-bound when attending Duke, this is just an extension of the beautiful campus, and of course so well located you can walk or take their shuttle bus for all activities on campus. Almost no need for a rental car.
The price is good value except during the "hot ticket" times such as freshman parent weekend, graduation and probably a couple of other times. Then the price is practically double--so depends if you want a luxury hotel that much.
If you have a family event, the staff is very accommodating in the main dining room. But reserve early for large parties. Brunch is great.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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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 Family Hotel in Durham
#2 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#2 Business 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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