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Duke Tower Suites and Condominiums
Reviewed September 23, 2013

This place is better than Average but not Very Good. It is clean, well-priced, the staff is good and I didn't mind the dated decor that some have complained about. The Continental breakfast is not very continental -- everything is packaged, from the coffee in a tea bag (see my review of a nearby coffee place, Cocoa Cinnamon, and go there!) to the cellophane muffins. It's housed in the tower and it's worth the walk up the spiral stairs to see the photographs of children working in the mills though. The wifi drove us crazy. It was on and then it wasn't and there were too many sources. I consider this an essential service and this needs to be addressed by the owners.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stayed at this Inn recently for two nites. It is a cheap economy hotel. The room, kitchen and bathroom were most ordinary. The cabinets were cheap and painted white. The bathroom was stocked with towels etc which was helpful. There was no coffee or breakfast available at hotel either. I guess this hotel/condo is useful for someone who is staying for a few weeks. But not if you are staying for a short duration, and if not used to staying in motels. We will not be staying here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Recently, due to an unexpected occurrence in my rental home, my cats and I needed to find a temporary residence for about a week. A friend recommended I call Duke Towers. From the time I arrived, until the day I left, I had nothing but good experiences dealing with the staff. They were more than kind. The room was very clean, the grounds were beautiful, and the location really convenient. The outdoor pool was such a pleasant surprise. I would recommend the Duke Towers to friends and family anytime. Staying at Duke Towers really made what started as a really tough week, turn into a more pleasant week.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Best mattress at a hotel ever! Friendly, helpful staff; no stress, low cost shuttle to DPAC; gorgeous pool and grounds. The suite was basic, but very clean with lots of towels. The pool is open late, so we were able to see a show, eat and come back and swim some. The AC worked good and again, the mattress was very comfortable so it was a really good night of sleep.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Great little place with amazingly helpful staff. Location is great - close to Duke, downtown Durham, lots of restaurants, and highways. Check out the walking/running path on the East campus of Duke only .4 miles away.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Outdoor space is excellent, especially for groups. Rooms were adequate. We had 4 ladies getting ready for a wedding and it wasn't too crowded. Great location for walking to restaurants, bars & coffee. Plenty of kitsch! Decor is dated, but we enjoyed the quirkiness.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Free shuttle. Full kitchens and terrific beds. Easy to work, easy to get to anywhere in Durham, lots of nearby restaurants, jogging on shady streets, what more could you ask? Wonderful staff to assist you in anything.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Duke Tower Suites and Condominiums

Address: 807 W Trinity Ave, Durham, NC 27701-1855
Location: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Durham
Price Range: $80 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Duke Tower Suites and Condominiums 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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 
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