My friends and I recently traveled down to Durham on a king of spur of the moment winter vacation. We had chosen to stay at Duke Tower due to its proximity from bars and restaurants, and I had booked a Premium suite for 4-nights, as per the suggestions on this site.
We arrived late in the evening on a Saturday, and were just looking for a nice, relaxing way to settle in. Although the office was closed, check in was easy and quick and we were ready to see our room. The condo was so nice! I was absolutely surprised and pleased at how clean and spacious it all was! The exposed brick wall added a nice touch to the whole "converted factory" feel and there was plenty of room for all 4 of us and all our stuff.
The room we had stayed in (146) was close to the pool and away from the main street. It was convenient to be close to the back parking lot where the trash bins are located, so that we could do our own housekeeping. Although they did have maid service as an option, we did not partake in the service. It truly felt like a home away from home and we didn't mind cleaning up after ourselves.
If there were any negatives about this place, they were minor. One was that there weren't really any pots or pans provided for the kitchen, minus a kettle and a small saucepan. We opted to purchase a large frying pan in order to have more flexibility in cooking meals. After all, one of the great things about staying at a place with a kitchen is saving some money by not having to eat out all the time. The other was that the two double beds in the bedroom were on wheels which kinda tended to slide around. Often times our bed would roll a bit away from the bed frame that was attached to the wall.
Overall though, the place was excellent! The courtyard was stunning, it was close to everything, and I never felt unsafe - even sitting in the courtyard during the night with a friend. Best of all, it was inexpensive! I would absolutely stay at Duke Tower again and most certainly recommend it to all travelers to the Durham area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Duke Tower Suites & Condominiums. We're your home away from home in Durham. Built on the grounds of the 19th century Pearl Cotton Mill nestled in historic Durham, our charming property is within a few minutes of Duke University and Duke Medical Center, and only a short drive from Research Triangle Park and many of the region's most visited locations. Staying with us, you'll personally experience the distinctive difference of Duke Tower. Whether it's relaxing in the comfort of your own fully-equipped condominium or walking through the beautiful courtyard, our special amenities combined with exceptional service from our warm, friendly staff will make your stay thoroughly enjoyable. Plus, you'll be pleasantly surprised at our very affordable rates, no matter if you stay for a day or for a month. These are the reasons our guests return again and again, and refer their friends. We invite you to stay with us and see for yourself why Duke Tower is the preferred choice of discriminating visitors for over 25 years. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Duke Tower Hotel And Condominiums