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“Overall, a nice place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

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Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown
Ranked #33 of 72 Hotels in Durham
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110 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Overall, a nice place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is a fairly nice property that is reasonably well maintained. I have stayed there several times in the past. Overall, it's a very decent place with in a fairly good location. However, the rooms could benefit from some updating/upgrading. Also, one change for the worse is that they changed the buffet breakfast they used to offer for many years with an a la cart meal that is much less attractive. Most of the front desk people were nice and friendly, though one was exceptionally lethargic and had a bit of an attitude. All in all, a fairly good place to stay, though some improvements are called for.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, GA
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I've been staying in this hotel for several years. It's convenient to everything and everyone I need to see. Durham is my hometown and I go frequently. The staff is unfailingly polite and accommodating. Recent trip on December 13th was as pleasant as expected. The room was excellent and I especially enjoyed the yellow rubber duck for my bath. The new amenities were a huge plus. I have stayed at the one downtown several times, but I prefer this one.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank PommeDeSang
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St. Louis, MO
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Compared to other Courtyards that I have stayed at this place was ok. The room was not very big, and not well lit. The internet was horribly slow. The bed was very comfortable as with all Marriott properties I have stayed at, and the room was clean. The ice machine on our floor was out of commission our entire 3 day stay. No free breakfast. I will say that the lobby was very nice, and the staff was A+. TJ at the front desk gave us great restaurant recommendations both nights we were there. The hotel is centrally located and not very far from Duke, which is why I was there.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank MidwestNick
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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Staff was nice and really liked the location. The bar downstairs was fun and the breakfast was great. For the value you can't beat this place and don't have anything bad to say. I've marked this as my hotel of choice when I do business in downtown Durham.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Frequent_Traveler615
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Redondo Beach, California
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159 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Overall a great stay, the property is nice and staff were nice and accommodating. Just think they could do a better job of communicating the deposit holds that they put on your credit card at check in. You just never want to be surprised or shut down on using your credit card because of a significant deposit hold on your card when you are on a multi-city business trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank bchgrrrl
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outer banks
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed here while my son was in the hospital. Clean comfy rooms with big beds. Was very quiet considering duke was playing Clemson. The best part of the stay was the Italian resultant within walking distance. Very easy to find considering I am not too familiar with Durham. Staff very nice and helpful. Will stay here again for our next trip to duke.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank jtlassiter
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INDIANAPOLIS
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I can't say anything negative about this place. I experienced all the elements of a great stay. Parking is free and the exterior/interior is well maintained. They have a friendly well trained staff that genuinely seemed to want to please you. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable. Plus the hotel has a few nice extras like the bistro lounge in the lobby plus the fire pit gathering area near the pool.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank thedragonfly_12
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Property: Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown
Address: 1815 Front St, Durham, NC 27705-2512
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 72 Hotels in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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Also Known As:
Courtyard By Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown Hotel Durham
Durham Courtyard
Durham Marriott
Courtyard Durham Duke University

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