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Duke Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 8 Charlotte B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 3, 2013

I will absolutely stay at the Duke Mansion if and when I return to Charlotte. I is located in a nice area, but what's more are the grounds themselves. It's the kind of hotel you can just walk around and look at the beautiful gardens, or curl up in one of the many lovely sitting areas both in and out of doors and read a book, have a cup of coffee, or sit and chat with a friend.

It would be a lovely place for an event or wedding but we were here for a weekend with our parents and roomed next door to each other with a shared sleeping porch. It was just divine. The staff are all so kind and the breakfast is delicious. One of my most favorite places to stay!

Room Tip: If you are with a group, rooms 201 and 202 are next to each other and share a private sleeping porch...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Beautiful Mansion, good breakfast! Located close to downtown Charlotte in a very pretty neighborhood! Definitely will come back!! The staff was very helpful with directions for different areas. We also visited Salsbury, cute historical town, and went to Hendersonville in the mountains, lovely drive!

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Went with a group for a wedding, the Duke is really wonderful and the staff exceptional. We had a small issue with our room air conditioner not working on the few days it was warm. The room we stayed in the windows were painted shut so two of the nights were a bit uncomfortable. Staff was working on the issue and they did give us a fan the second night. Food was great and so many beautiful places to see in the area. Take a walk through the neighbor hood, it is beautiful.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. Very helpful and friendly staff. Breakfast is not to be believed! It is a full menu (including eggs Benedict and french toast) made to order and served on table cloths and with cloth napkins. This is included with the room. There is coffee available on your floor with china cups and cream. The gardens and grounds are beautiful. Some of the rooms have a porch with a swing and rockers overlooking the back garden. Ask for one of those.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We spent a night at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte and were impressed with the location, the size of the bedroom, and the general atmosphere of a quiet wooded residential neighborhood near downtown Charlotte.
We had dinner at the Fig Tree and rated it 7-8/10 for service, food quality, and value. The wine list was 30 pages long and ranged from a $20 California Chard to over $5000 for a Petrus. We chose from the lower 1/3 of the list and enjoyed the meal very much.

Room Tip: 2nd floor with a porch (but porch is shared with the adjoining room)
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Lovely old building with great southern charm. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay and had a great, full, made to order breakfast and then looped around the gardens. Even though it was cold and only daffodils were out the gardens still made a good impression. We'd love to come back later in the spring to see it for real.

We had a large room with screened in porch and massive bathroom with double showers and two person jacuzzi. A comfy big bed and free wifi fit the bill for us. We enjoyed wandering the halls and reading the history. 5 stars for sure.

Be aware that they are more of an inn than a B&B. We didn't mind, but I know a lot of B&B guests are there for that homey touch and you probably aren't going to get it here. For example, there isn't an owner/host. It is staffed by employees (who were great) but they aren't going to entertain you with stories about how they got into the business or whatever. Also, they seem to do a lot of wedding and corporate events. Again, it didn't bother us, but each time we walked through a certain hall, there was a new couple going over wedding reception plans and one whole wing of the building was set aside for a morning breakfast business meeting of some corporation. We didn't even know they were there until we were outside in the garden and saw the full parking lot and looked through a window to see the classic "I'm going to shoot myself if this guy shows me another powerpoint slide" faces. So I don't consider it a problem, but you might. Now that I think about it, if we had arrived earlier in the evening, we would have wondered why there wasn't a downstairs living room with big sofas and a warm fire. The reason would have been because what by rights ought to be a common area, is set up with conference room tables.

Anyway, we had a great time.

Room Tip: The Dowd suite was fabulous. I read later that this is typically the honeymoon suite but I am happy...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I can not begin to tell you how elegant and beautiful The Duke Mansion is. Fabulous breakfast, wonderful screened porch, huge bedroom and marble bathroom! The setting is in the middle of the Myers Park residential neighborhood so the Mansion is surround by beautiful, stately homes. The grounds are expansive and manicured! I can only imagine the lifestyle of Doris Duke when this was her private residence. A step back in lovely southern history!

Room Tip: The Dowd Suite
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Duke Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Address: 400 Hermitage Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207-1842 (Formerly White Oaks Conference Center)
Location: United States > North Carolina > Charlotte
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Charlotte
Price Range: $227 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Duke Mansion Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1915, this historic home in Charlotte, North Carolina has 20 unique guest rooms. All have queen or king size beds with private bath. A full cooked to order breakfast is also included. While at The Duke Mansion, stroll our four and a half acres of beautifully maintained grounds or relax on the front porch in a rocking chair. Find yourself in Southern Splendor for a weekend getaway or for business trips. ... more   less 
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