I had the privilege of staying at this hotel while in Raleigh for a one day conference. Excellent accommodation standard and friendly staff. I was able to squeeze in 18 holes of golf at the very affordable late day rate of $75 (included rental clubs, green fees, and cart). I had the caesar salad with grilled salmon for $19 and a delicious Red Oak Lager. The NCAA's were on every screen and made for an excited crowd. Unfortunately I did not get to explore the area so I can not comment to local attractions but with out a doubt if you need to be at or near Duke I would highly recommend.