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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

3001 Cameron Boulevard, Durham, NC 27705-1059
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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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#3 of 71 hotels in Durham
Travelers' Choice
Located in Durham, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is situated on the picturesque Duke University Golf Course. The Inn’s convenient position on Duke’s campus provides for easy access to landmarks like Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the Nasher Museum of Art. Looking for a night out on the town? It’s just a five minute drive to vibrant downtown Durham. Guests can catch a Broadway production at the Durham Performing Arts Center or enjoy delectable cuisine at one of many acclaimed restaurants. One of North Carolina's most celebrated hotels, the Inn is known for its luxury facilities, internationally recognized service, excellent cuisine and banquet facilities. Overlooking the championship Duke Univeristy Golf Course, there's no better place for business or pleasure.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Valet parking
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Moose wrote a review Jun 5
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hotel staff were awesome and maintained respect for masks over several complaints from those people that pressured staff and other patrons to discard their masks. silly complaints from small minds. played golf twice. weather was abysmal. several inches of rain and lightning. staff was spot on to warn us of the incoming storm so we could take cover. they comped our replay round. greens crew was out bright and early to restore bunkers to be playable as well as mow/roll all greens and more/clear fairways. course was in excellent condition by 10am the next day. course layout is super, condition is super and 5 tee boxes gives everyone a reasonable choice for challenge or forgiveness.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
TravelinMan731 wrote a review May 2021
Athens, Ohio2 contributions
The inn is in a lovely setting with a 3.1 mile surrounding trail through nearby woods. The hotel itself has the beauty and dignity of a classic inn. But the service was remarkably bad. When we arrived, the desk clerk directed us to the wrong elevator, which meant we couldn't access our room. We had to haul all our luggage downstairs and then to an elevator 100 yds. away. When I told the clerk that she had told us to take the wrong elevator, her curt and dismissive response was "my mistake." The clerk also didn't tell us that there was no room cleaning service unless we specifically requested it. When we returned to the room at 5 PM and asked why no one had cleaned it, it was too late to send a housekeeper. That evening we sat at a table in the bar for 20 mins. without getting service. I finally went to the bar myself to get drinks. When I returned, there was a server at the table, who explained that he had been in the bathroom. For 20 mins.? Overall, then you can enjoy a stately hotel in a beautiful location. But don't expect even the level of service that probably prevails at Motel 6.
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Date of stay: May 2021
kent h wrote a review May 2021
Durham, North Carolina44 contributions12 helpful votes
I'm a member at the Duke golf course and I like to take a shower after I play. For some reason they thought it was reasonable to not have hot water in the bathroom under the pro shop during the pandemic. They also did not have towels for the showers but you could go to the front desk and wait a half an hour to get a towel. To take a cold shower. But now they have towels available for showers and still no hot water. Why???
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Anna Lawson, Other at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Kent H, We sincerely apologize for the lack of hot water in the men’s locker room. We are investigating the issue and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible. We haven’t had any recent issues, so we hope the problem was lack of use during the lock down. Again, our sincere apologies and we hope you are back again to play soon! Sincerely, Anna Marie Lawson Area Director of Special Services
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Liza wrote a review Apr 2021
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We traveled to Durham for a medical procedure @Duke. We needed assistance from guest services after our first night due to a noise issue in neighboring room. We spoke with ALucas (guest reception manager) the next morning. Ms. Lucas promptly and efficiently remedied our issue making for a smooth trip during my spouse's hospitalization. We are most appreciative for her assistance - she is the consummate professional. We ate most of our meals in the Pub and found all of the staff to be friendly and courteous - providing excellent service.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Higher floor = less noise from neighbors
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Response from Anna Lawson, Other at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for this wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you had a great visit, given the circumstances. We are sorry to hear about the noise issue you had but pleased to know Ms. Lucas was able to remedy the situation and provide excellent service. Thank you again for this review and for staying with us during your spouses hospitalization. We hope we can see you again soon!
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patrkava wrote a review Apr 2021
Brooklyn NY12 contributions11 helpful votes
Although the hotel is subdued it is beautifully maintained. Staff were somewhat scarce at the entrance but otherwise it is the same wonderful experience, with extra-careful Covid protocols. Room service and housekeeping staff were terrrific.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Anna Lawson, Other at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope now that restrictions are loosening we will be able to bring back more of our personal services. We appreciate the great comments about the property and our staff. We hope to see you again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Which popular attractions are close to Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Nearby attractions include Duke University (0.7 miles), Duke University Chapel (0.7 miles), and Wallace Wade Stadium (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fairview Dining Room, Bull Durham Bar, and Vista Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bennett Place Historic Site (3.0 miles), Duke Homestead (3.4 miles), and North Carolina Central University (3.0 miles).
Does Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.