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“Not as Bad as Expected”
Review of Millennium Durham

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Millennium Durham
Ranked #35 of 71 Hotels in Durham
virginia
2 reviews
“Not as Bad as Expected”
Reviewed July 6, 2009

Upon reading many of the reviews, I was getting very much afraid to stay here. Booked two rooms through priceline at a great rate. I must say, this hotel is not as bad as many of the reviews suggest.

I would stay here in a heartbeat for the bargain price that I received on priceline (name your price)...

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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perkma, Hotel Management at Millennium Durham, responded to this review, July 14, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to write your comments about your recent stay here at the Millennium Hotel Durham. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that we exceeded your expectations. It is always our goal to use the comments that we receive from our guests to find ways to improve upon our level of service to our guests. Thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward to your next stay.

Sincerely,
Hotel Management
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owensboro, ky
1 review
Reviewed June 26, 2009

Booked this room through priceline and was very disappointed when we learned we could not get cell phone reception anywhere in the hotel. We were told by hotel employees that hotel management had tried to remedy the problem over the years but there was nothing they could do. The room was clean but old and dated. The staff was friendly. Priceline should take this hotel off their list due to the cell phone problem. Many people traveling, like us, have children, elderly parents, etc...who depend on cell phone contact.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Thank seric123
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2009

No air conditioning in rooms. I checked several other rooms and they were all warm. The place looks like a really bad Holiday Inn after a three day crack binge. I was really surprised that Millenium allows itself to be associated with this property. If you like a humid room in a ghetto-like environment, then stay here. Bidding on Priceline will most likely get you this hotel if you select Durham. Use Hotwire instead or just ship visiting this very boring part of North Carolina and head to the Outer Banks or Asheville.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Thank minnesnowtachris
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2009

My husband and I, along with our kids, stayed here for an event at Duke. Wireless internet access didn't work the entire 3 days we were here. Every day they said they were working on it. We could not get cell phone reception in our rooms, which meant we had to go outside every time we had to make a call, and we missed many calls. Inside the hotel is dated. We won't stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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Thank MrsJAtlanta
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perkma, Management Team at Millennium Durham, responded to this review, June 4, 2009
We reviewed your comments regarding your stay with us here at the Millennium Hotel Durham. We do appreciate the feedback that we receive from our guests and do take it seriously. I want to apologize for the unavailability of the wireless internet access that you experienced during your stay with us. Please be assured that on the rare occasions that we do experience such issues we do everything possible by working in conjunction with the service provider to locate the cause and remedy the situation as soon as possible to minimize the duration of the outage. Again, thank you for your comments as they help us to continually improve upon our level of service to our guests.
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Raleigh,NC
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Reviewed May 18, 2009

We "won" this hotel with a $41 bid on Priceline for a 3 1/2 star hotel for Thursday, May 14th. We didn't arrive until after 7pm. As we drove in, my first reaction at first sight of the grounds and the outside of the hotel was "How pretty!" Inside, my first reaction was, "This is pretty old." And it is an older hotel, but charming, and well-maintained.
We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived, until we checked out the next morning. Everyone was friendly, polite, and helpful. We asked if a king might be available, and that is what we got. The room was very large, and overlooked the enclosed pool. The room itself was furnished with old and somewhat worn furniture. But everything was clean, the bed was nicely made and comfy.
The bathroom is on the small side, but that never bothers me. There was a separate sink outside of the bathroom as well. Towels were of 3 1/2 star quality.
We were starving, so we headed straight down to the restaurant "Bel Gusto", where we had a really nice dinner. I can highly recommend the crabcake appetizer, and the pasta primavera. Excellent! My husband thought his turkey sandwich was just so-so, but he loved the crabcake appetizer also (we shared it and it is plenty large enough to share). Service was quite good. I would recommend the restaurant even if you're not staying in the hotel. Hint: check restaurant dot com before you go. We saved $21 on our meal thanks to a $25 coupon we purchased for just $4.
The lounge/bar area looked very warm and comfortable. Had we not gotten so full, it looked like a nice place to hang out.
Our night was nicely quiet. Overall our stay was pleasant, and I would not hesitate to go back.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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new york city
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2009

Great location, staff friendly and helpful, rooms clean. Management and staff very responsive to your needs. Restaurant in hotel - good service and food. Also has pool and gym! Great hotel for all your needs. 2nd time there... will be staying again May 09. I would definitely recommend for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Bonnieo222
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frederick, md
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Reviewed April 24, 2009

We were plesantly surprised as I thought I was booking a discount hotel. Nice indoor pool, close to Duke Childrens Hosp. The service was very good overal the shuttle guys were great getting us to Duke. The hotel was very clean. Great experience and I highly recommend if you are heading to Duke.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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Thank desanti977
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Property: Millennium Durham
Address: 2800 Campus Walk Ave, Durham, NC 27705-4479
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #35 of 71 Hotels in Durham
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Hotel Class:3 star — Millennium Durham 3*
Number of rooms: 313
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