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The University Inn

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Columbia, SC
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227 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a good location if you need to be near Duke University Hospital. The outside of the hotel is very dated. The rooms are spacious, and clean. There are not enough sleeping pillows provided (2). Instead there are 4 massive square pillows better suited for sitting up in bed. The 3 towels provided were very small and... More 

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A clean sleep with the main positive being the proximity to Duke University Hospital. The rooms are old but well kept. There is a minimal breakfast-a complimentary shuttle that is very convenient. Doesn't appear to be very secure in the nighttime hours.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We stayed here during a visit to Duke with our teenager. Super clean, parking available, perfect price, and continental breakfast. The best offering is that they have a shuttle that will take you anywhere you want to go, and pick you up from anywhere you are to take you back to the hotel. We did not use the service, but... More 

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Hong Kong
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78 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very near Duke University. It is actually within the campus. Therefore, location wise, it is number 1 if you do not have a car and want to visit Duke U. The price we paid was about 100 a day. A very basic room with basic facility. They do not have business centre or laundry room. All you... More 

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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The University Inn is a great place to stay if you want to stay on a budget. They are very clean, friendly staff, and a short walk to Duke. They also have a free shuttle to take you within three miles of the hotel. We were staying at the Brookwood Inn which is next door 90 percent of our visits... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The hotel was quiet and clean; staff was extraordinarily friendly. They left a sweet congratulatory note, at my request, for my child - who was the reason we took the trip to begin with. Room was very spacious and was grateful for the amenities available to make the stay even more cost effective.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable stay at the University Inn. The room was extremely clean as well as comfortable. But most important was the pleasant and accommodating staff. The shuttle driver was most knowledgeable and eager to share info about the area. Unforgettable was LaToya, the front desk go-to person for all of our questions and needs. LaToya was the... More 

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Bochum, Germany
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. We had a very big room and everything was clean. The room was a little dark. The breakfast was ok. The location is right next to the hospitals but also only a short drive from downtown Durham. And they also offer a shuttle service. All in all we can recommend this place.

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Pickering, Canada
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This hotel is perfectly fine if you are in Durham for work or personal purposes and are looking for a clean, comfortable place to land. My room was quite large, with a very comfortable king-sized bed, and a number of nice features such as a fridge, microwave, and desk and chair. The bathroom was a bit small, but not in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Free coffee, friendly staff, free breakfast, discounted rates for longstays and for families of patients at the nearby hospitals, a free shuttle to wherever you want to go... WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!! It's great for people who don't have a car, people working or visiting Duke University or either the Duke Hospital or the VA Medical Center. The... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The University Inn at Duke is across the street from Duke University Medical Center Hospital and the Durham Regional Veterans Administration Hospital. We are walking distance to the Duke Medical Pavilion, Duke Cancer Center, Duke Ambulatory Center, Duke Eye Clinic, Duke University, Duke University Medical School, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke Gardens, Duke Chapel, Duke East Campus and Duke West Campuses. All of our rooms are extra large and include a microwave, refrigerator, and free WIFI. We have a complimentary Shuttle bus for the Duke campus and medical center that runs Monday thru Friday 7am to 9pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The University Inn

Address: 502 Elf St, Located next to Duke University and Medical Center, Durham, NC 27705-3950
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: $89 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The University Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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University Inn At Duke Hotel Durham
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