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“First class accomodations and dining” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #5 of 70 Hotels in Durham
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Savannah, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“First class accomodations and dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We go to Duke Medical Center every 6 months and we will be staying at this beautiful hotel from now on. We also ate dinner in the informal Bull Durham Bar. There was an hour long live radio broadcast of a Blue Devil basketball show. We were sitting under a speaker and the broadcast was very loud and distracting. We requested to be moved to the library room off the bar which was much quieter. Service and food were both excellent.

Room Tip: We paid a little extra for a room overlooking the golf course. The view is nice and the rooms are ve...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Boston, MA
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211 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

You can't beat the location if you need to be on campus. The hotel is obviously historic, so there are quaint parts to it, and spots where the ceilings are low and the rooms are small. There are lots of nooks with comfy seats in the common areas, and the outside areas with patios was really beautiful.

The rooms have been updated and the entire hotel is clean. Food was excellent. I found staff to be pleasant, but not as over the top and involved as others have mentioned. I would stay here again, but would say depending on your tastes and budget you might be equally happy elsewhere.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Florida
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200 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stay here at least once a year and always love it. The common areas are luxurious and elegantly furnished with lots of chairs and sofas for reading, enjoying the view, or people watching. The outdoor patio overlooks the golf course and putting green. The standard rooms are a bit small for a luxury hotel so you may want to opt for a larger room or suite. No mater what time of year the common areas tend to be cool and a bit drafty. The inn has a causal restaurant and bar and an elegant gourmet restaurant. There is ample self parking in addition to valet.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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North, South Carolina
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140 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Washington Duke Inn while attending Duke-UNC basketball game. From the men at the door, to the reception desk, to the waiters in the restaurant everyone had a smile and "can I help you." As busy as the inn was, each person took the time to make each guest feel special. The inn is obviously a pro at handling large numbers of fans and had bar and restaurant facilities ready and waiting. The restaurant "tailgating" buffet was an added pleasure. The best BBQ ever, lots of choices of fresh salad, desserts, and the best service ever for a really busy night. Then a quick walk to game, happy quick walk back, and comfortable, quiet night at the inn. The best place in Durham to stay especially if visiting Duke University.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This inn is as luxurious as it gets.The service is top notch.We arrived here for a wedding at the Duke University Chapel and made a nice weekend out of it.This is also a golfers dream location.The main golf course is right out side the Inn along with a driving range and putting green.The inn is deep in its history with many photos and artifacts through out the halls of the Inn and of all of Duke's.The scenery is beautiful around the campus area with walking paths and easy access to the campus grounds.There are three restaurants,a lounge and many public sitting rooms.An indoor pool and small workout room with lockers are located with easy access on the lower floor.This place is worth the price.

Room Tip: The rear rooms have a nice view of the golf course
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I had the opportunity to stay here on a recent trip to Raleigh Durham. The staff genuinely cared about providing exceptional guest service and I was most impressed by the fact that the valet remembered my name when I bumped into him in the hallway. I would expect him to remember my name when looking at my ticket, but doing that out of context was very impressive. The desk and dining room staff were equally attentive. I was hoping to get in a round of golf but the weather didn't cooperate. The course looks fantastic, so I will be back.

Room Tip: I stayed in a Jr Suite facing the golf course. It was quiet and had a great view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

If you want to feel pampered and find a place to re-charge, The Washington Duke is an excellent place to be. There is a golf court, indoor pool and wonderful restaurants. The setting is right off of the Duke campus so if you want to take a brisk walk, the scenery is beautiful. The staff is well trained and very willing to help. The lobby always has a glorious fresh flowers.

Room Tip: Rooms near the golf entrance are less traveled and a bit more secluded.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Address: 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham, NC 27705
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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 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#2 Business Hotel in Durham
#3 Family Hotel in Durham
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Hotel Class:4 star — Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club 4*
Number of rooms: 271
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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