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3800 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705-2328
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#22 of 73 hotels in Durham
Location
4.4
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4.4
Service
4.3
Value
4.1
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Only 14 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport Hilton Durham Near Duke University hotel offers ideal proximity to North Carolina universities. Decorated in a crisp contemporary style, the hotel's plush standard rooms are oversized for comfort. Each room features a mini fridge, Hilton Alarm Clock with MP3 connection, 32-inch HDTV, work desk, two dual-line phones with voice mail, and complimentary high-speed internet access. Hotel in Durham, NC offers 10,000 sq. ft. of event space for your business function or social event. The hotel is just eight miles from Research Triangle Park, which is home to more than 170 companies. Enjoy our Bluestone Grille - a full service American chophouse open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We offer a full breakfast buffet in addition to ala carte menu choices for breakfast and lunch.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
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Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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rosimmom wrote a review Sep 15
Miami Beach, Florida87 contributions86 helpful votes
We stayed here when we were moving our son in for school. Our check in was very good. The gentleman helping us was nice enough to find a cart for us as they were all missing from the lobby. Our stay on the whole was smooth. The main areas are nice but a little dated. The room was very nice. The ac temp was off. It just felt warmer than what was on the thermometer said.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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CheddaP wrote a review Aug 2021
Northern Michigan445 contributions150 helpful votes
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The Hotel is very close to Duke. Very close to the medical center. Everything was terrific. The hotel was clean. Staff members very friendly. Parking was easy and free. The coffe in the morning was fresh and hot
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Doug Pender, Guest Services / Front Office at Hilton Durham near Duke University
Responded Aug 2, 2021
Dear CheddaP, Thank you for your five-star review of our hotel on TripAdvisor! We truly appreciate you for taking the time to share your positive experience with other travelers. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to welcoming you again whenever you may return to Durham. Kind Regards, Doug Pender Assistant General Manager doug.pender@hilton.com
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Odyssey644796 wrote a review Sep 10
24 contributions5 helpful votes
Restaurant nice, true hot breakfast! (but coffee not included? _ why?), Pool is noisy due to being next to highway. Choose a room on the side opposite I-85 if you are a light sleeper. Our first room smelled musty but they changed us to a nicer room (I'm a diamond member so not sure if a casual traveller would fair as well). The beds were quite comfy and firm. Some areas of the hotel are showing their age (hallways) while the lobby area was quite up-to-date and we'll appointed. The elevator was S-L-O-W... And only one worked. There was a sign saying "pardon our construction" but one regular said it had been that way over a month. Still, great to have a full bar and restaurant in the hotel and the food was good. Not a lot on the menu as far as choices but good. Oh, be sure to check your tab at the bar. Got charged for a double when I was served a single. Overall, though, a good experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking plentiful. A peaceful sitting area outside to the left of hotel (facing the main...
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Robin Stewart wrote a review Aug 2022
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Had to go to Duke Eye Center I needed to stay over night. This was a great choice! Beautiful, large, CLEAN room. Staff was super nice. Only a short distance to Erwin Rd so very convenient! Awesome!!! Would recommend this hotel and this is where I would stay if I was returning!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Trip800112 wrote a review Aug 2022
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This was probably a fine hotel in the 1980s. Today it is dated and disappointing. Several things. First, don't book this hotel if you are looking for a hotel shuttle to Duke Medical Center. Although the Duke Med website notes it is operational, it is not, and has not been since COVID. This hotel and the medical center need to deconflict that. The Hilton Garden Inn about five miles away HAS a working shuttle, so book there if you don't want to deal with the parking at the Duke Med complex. Second, the rooms look like they were modernized at some point in the past - but not the recent past. The overall HVAC plant here makes temperatures in the rooms inconsistent. There is a real feeling of humidity in the rooms. Yes, our visit was in August and yes, this is North Carolina, but I except a Hilton to have a better temperature seal against external weather. Third, the breakfast here is not complimentary. No argument with that, since the website clearly does not indicate its free. But for $16.00 per person I expect more offerings (and of higher quality) than was available during our stay. Rubbery eggs, undercooked bacon, and the usual array of breads and yogurts, juices and fruits. But its nothing special for the money; i've seen the same at lesser chain hotels who offer the breakfast for free. And here's a pro tip - if you want to take something back to your room make sure to put it on your plate and THEN ask for a box. If you let the server scoop up your plate, and then try to put a muffin in a napkin for later, the maitre D will tell you that's not allowable. You have to pay for another plate. I mean COME ON Hilton, that's garbage. Also the worst coffee I've had in a major chain hotel in quite a while. It might not have been fresh, or the coffee itself is of low quality. Bottom line, when visiting Durham look elsewhere for accommodations. The Hilton Durham isn't the place.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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rkecat wrote a review Aug 2022
Roanoke, Virginia190 contributions34 helpful votes
This was my second stay here this year due to proximity to Duke Medical Center. There’s a reason this is the cheapest Hilton property nearby. I’m not sure if the ownership is just cheap or the management is the problem, but either way this hotel is not well run or in good condition. This hotel only has one working elevator and it isn’t safe. . It’s slow, jerks so much at floors that my handicapped husband nearly fell, doors shut without sensing and nearly crushed someone, and sometimes is out of service entirely. Lines often snake into the lobby with 15+ minute waits for the elevator. I was told by management in April that new elevators were being installed in May and in August nothing had changed. There are rooms on the first floor but the whole hallway reeks of smoke - both cigarette and weed. The hotel seems to have been under renovation for quite some time and work is shoddy and not up to code. There are many spots with water damage visible in walls and ceilings. Several floors are covered in cardboard creating an ADA issue and a trip hazard. The mold smell in the room was overpowering. The lobby and renovated rooms look nice, but they seem to have just tried to hide major issues with some new paneling. Our bathroom faucet wasn’t even attached to the vanity. The rooms are clean, it’s the structure and plumbing that aren’t being kept up and are unsafe in my opinion. The restaurant food at the bar is actually not bad although service can be hit or miss. Avoid the breakfast buffet - breakfast for two is nearly $40 and of lesser quality than your average roadside motel. I had two major issues this stay outside my comments on building condition and elevator. I was awakened at 2am the last night of my stay with someone trying to enter my room. This person then moved to banging loudly on the door across the hall and screaming to be let in. I called the front desk and was about to call 911 when security arrived since this person was irate and had tried to get into my room. Not a comfortable or safe sleeping environment - I actually barricaded my door with furniture in case he managed to break the lock. It seems from other reviews this is not an isolated incident of intruders into rooms. The final straw was at checkout where my Hilton Diamond credits had not been applied correctly and I was overcharged. The front desk argued and blamed everyone from me to the check in person, to the manager, to Hilton corporate and could not produce a correct bill. I was told over and over that the hotel wouldn’t get reimbursed by Hilton. This was not only a time drain, but should not be the guest’s problem. I’m sorry I gave this place a second try.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Avoid rooms on the highway side if you are bothered by noise. Be prepared for the lack of elevators.
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madler5 wrote a review Aug 2022
Westport, Connecticut2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel is fine, but desk agent forgot to record that we checked in and someone else checked another guest into the same room. So someone unlocked our room and walked in while your kids are getting ready for bed. Desk agent didn’t seem to think it was a big deal. I won’t be staying there again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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nsalloum wrote a review Jul 2022
Apollo Beach, Florida17 contributions6 helpful votes
From the minute I walked in I felt good about my choice. Lobby is cozy, welcoming and clean. My room was nice and super clean. F&B was delicious! The staff best you will find. They couldn’t do enough to make you comfortable!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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143audreycw wrote a review Jul 2022
Hampton, Virginia103 contributions27 helpful votes
This was a great place to stay. I would say one of my top choices in Durham, NC. The staff are warm and friendly. My room 438 had an awesome view so I left the window opened. I fell asleep easily and everything was peaceful. The room gave me an upscale feel but still comfy. I will be back to stay eat and enjoy the Hilton life aka the good life.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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janeme246 wrote a review Jul 2022
Humble, Texas1 contribution
The location was perfect for a wedding we attended at The Cotton Room in Durham. We had a very clean room with good AC for hot summer temps. We were very happy with the hotel staff and cleaning crew. A special shout out and thank you to Lynette and Mario at the front desk for rescuing my husband and tying his tie before leaving for the wedding! We enjoyed the restaurant and bar conveniently located in the lobby.
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$122 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Durham near Duke University
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Durham near Duke University?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Durham near Duke University?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Durham near Duke University?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Durham near Duke University?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Durham near Duke University?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, Krispy Kreme, and Cook Out.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Durham near Duke University?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Durham near Duke University?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hilton Durham near Duke University?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hilton Durham near Duke University offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Hilton Durham near Duke University?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bennett Place Historic Site (1.0 miles), Duke Homestead (2.1 miles), and North Carolina Central University (4.8 miles).
Does Hilton Durham near Duke University have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.