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Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel

5400 US Highway 70 W, Durham, NC 27705
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

My room lacked toilet paper; the refrigerator stopped working sometime overnight; the tv channels were lousy; and you don't even get those small containers of shampoo, etc., they put dispensers on the walls instead, like in a restroom at an airport. These people are cheap cheap cheap.

Thank NotMy R
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We love staying here when returning to Duke for medical check-ups. We have been coming here for 4 years 2-3 times a year. Albeit a bit older than many hotels, the rooms are always clean and the management is helpful. We come, check in knowing we have tv, wifi, microwave and a refrigerator, a quiet nite's rest near the forest... More 

Thank Susan M
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is now called the Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel or the Skyland Inn. Either way, I will not be visiting again. This is a run-down hotel that has made updates to keep it from going under. But it is in an area that just feels like a total remodel of the property would not bring the profits needed to justify... More 

Thank Aaron P
West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is an old Best Western or similar type of chain hotel now owned by individuals. Knowing you are going to a Mom and Pop place your expectations should be on cleanliness and ability to sleep. The owners and other family members were super nice and helpful, The grounds were clean and so was the room. They do have a... More 

2 Thank Bob L
Plainfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

One of the worst motor coach experiences EVER! My wife and I drove 9 hours from New Jersey to Durham, NC for a church program. The accommodations was not fairly represented according to the photos on Expedia. We can over look those issues. The game changer was approx. 10:00pm we was trying to get some very needed rest...when all of... More 

3 Thank ENOR918
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I have stayed here in the past a few times. The first time I was surprised that a small motel like this was maintained so well and the staff was very friendly. I admit it has been a few years since my last stay, and the first since it seems it was bought out by the parent company Magnuson. When... More 

4 Thank IT G
Maspalomas, Spain
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71 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

It is very clean, spotless I would say, this is probably the first thing I look at when deciding if I want to stay in a hotel room, and trust me, the owner of this place really did an outstanding job. The rooms are also nicely decorated, basically as nicely as you would have your own bedroom, with nice soft,... More 

1 Thank NiKkOsAn
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91 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I've been staying here for many many years. I like that its really quiet and the surroundings are peaceful. In the past couple of stays though it seems to be heading toward failure. I think we were the only ones staying in the hotel one of the nights we were there. The facility is older but the rooms are clean.... More 

Thank IMSwimnoid
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This motel was excellent ! The owners were exceptional . Convience was great. Close to everything. Duke, chapel hill, Raleigh ,meban and hillsborough were all so easy to access from all the major hays.& interstates. Rooms were clean. Location was very quaint & quiet. The pool was great too. It closed shortly after we arrived for the winter. All in... More 

Thank Kristine B
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53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Not what I expected, but it suited us for a 2 night stay when visiting Duke. Less than 10 minutes to Duke. The staff looked after us well, especially my wife who drinks decaff coffee, she got a fresh pot to herself each morning. Ignore the directions when you use a GPS or online maps, there is direct access to... More 

Thank NebraskaRed
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel

Address: 5400 US Highway 70 W, Durham, NC 27705
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: $64 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Best Western Durham
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