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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

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#1 of 66 hotels in Durham
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4.6
Value
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Located in Durham, North Carolina, the AAA Four Diamond 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 classic Durham landmarks like the Duke Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke Lemur Center, Cameron Indoor Stadium 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, explore the NC Museum of Life & Science, or enjoy any of the fantastic critically acclaimed event venues, bars, and restaurants. One of North Carolina's most celebrated hotels, the Inn is known for its luxury facilities, internationally recognized service, the AAA Four Diamond award-winning cuisine of the Fairview Restaurant and beautifully unique event spaces for any occasion. Overlooking the championship 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed Duke University Golf Course, there's no better place for business or pleasure.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Golf course
Highchairs available
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Green
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 2 more
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is widely celebrated for its exemplary service, combining charm and professionalism, although occasional lapses in attentiveness have been pointed out. Nestled near Duke University, the hotel's location is a highlight for guests, offering scenic views, despite its relative seclusion. Visitors appreciate the spacious and quiet rooms, but some suggest they could benefit from modern touches. The hotel's cleanliness and the warm blend of tradition and modernity in its atmosphere consistently impress, contributing to the overall inviting experience. While the amenities, including dining options and the turn-down service with chocolates, are well-regarded, opinions on value vary, with some guests questioning the cost relative to the room quality.
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215tl wrote a review Feb 2024
Waldorf, Maryland4 contributions
We loved staying at the Washington Duke Inn for a weekend trip. The hotel was very clean, and the lobby is beautiful. Our guest room was spacious, and the bathroom was a very nice size. They have dining on property so no need to look for places to eat. There is also a gift shop where you can purchase Duke gear. The hotel was right across from Duke if you don't mind a short walk instead of paying for parking by the hour at the University. They had an event there each night and I never heard any noise on my floor, and I am very light sleeper. This was a great stay!
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EileemCM09 wrote a review Feb 2024
Cary, North Carolina9 contributions
Great service, great food and ambiance. We all enjoyed the experience immensely. Our friends were new to the area, and very impressed. We look forward to our next visit to the Washington-Duke Inn in the near future.
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car0lrush wrote a review Feb 2024
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I recently had the pleasure of staying at the hotel during my trip, and I must say, it exceeded all my expectations in every way possible. From the moment I stepped in, I was greeted with a sense of comfort and luxury. The room was spacious, tastefully decorated, and impeccably clean. The attention to detail was evident in every corner, from the plush bedding to the thoughtfully curated amenities. It truly felt like a home away from home.
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We greatly appreciate your thoughtful praise of the Inn and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us! We look forward to welcoming you back here soon!
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3so7ieu8pl wrote a review Feb 2024
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Perfect. Everything was just excellent. I opted for this hotel for its proximity to campus, despite the slightly higher price. Glad I did, just a top-shelf experience. From check in to check out, every experience exceeded expectations. I remember when Marriotts were like this.
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Thank you so much for your feedback! We greatly appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to hear your experience exceeded expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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kdalston515 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Washington Duke is always a great stay with great staff. I love to stay here when I'm in town. My kids love that they can swim in the indoor pool. The hotel is also located near all food locations and attractions
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Thank you so much for your feedback! We love to hear that you and your family have enjoyed the pool area and can make the most of some of our amenities! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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fortegamalatesta wrote a review Feb 2024
Ibiza, Spain3 contributions
Beautiful hotel and comfortable. Very comfortable rooms. Highly recommend. Good location - easy to arrive and easy to leave. Everything was perfect, only one thing needs to improve: the Bull Durham Bar = the staff and the manager need more training, they need to understand how important the hotel guests are.
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Jim L wrote a review Feb 2024
Bellevue, Washington129 contributions
This is the best place to stay in Durham, and it's the only place to consider if you're visiting Duke University. It's a beautiful site, facing Duke's golf course, with classic furniture and decor, good eating options, and super-friendly service.
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your time at the Inn and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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jeffreyjohns462 wrote a review Feb 2024
Villanova, PA, United States21 contributions
The Inn is an iconic property on campus and “the place” to stay. The service is nice. But the rooms are old and tired. And dark. Dark furniture, dark carpets, dim lighting. The whole property is in need of a refresh.
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tepdianne wrote a review Feb 2024
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Absolutely perfect and exceptional two night stay. Everyone was terrific - front desk, housekeeping and everyone we met. Room is a colonial style. Super comfortable bed. Kettle in the room, which I love. Exceptionally clean. Room felt like being at home... can't gush enough over how wonderful this experience is. PLUS, a 3 mile hiking trail adjacent to property - HEAVEN! Walk to Duke. Minutes to everything. Love love love this property.
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear you so greatly enjoyed your stay and the service provided throughout! We hope to welcome you back soon!
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frq2u5h31q wrote a review Feb 2024
Miami, Florida1 contribution
We went for the family week of my son at Duke university and is a Excellent Hotel Service, wheel maintenance and very nice overall, food a little price, but the ambiance and every thing else was spectacular.
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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.
Which room amenities are available at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
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 locker rooms available in the fitness center 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Arabic.