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“Charming hotel replete with old school club atmosphere, lovely grounds”

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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Ranked #3 of 71 Hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Stayed five nights. The hotel is a large establisment in an even larger grounds which include expansive golf courses and an adjoining "forest". The atmosphere is reminiscent of an Old Boys' club, with the comfortable arm chairs throughout the elegant lobby and the walls adorned with portraits of distinguished alumni and family members of the Duke family.
The room was large and very well appointed. The bathroom had marble finishings and good quality toiletries. Mini bar, room safe, ironing board, flat screen TV and complimentary coffee and tea were included. Every floor has a handy ice machine. The queen bed was firm and I slept extremely well. Free wifi was also very welcome.
I dined twice at the restaurant. Both the service and the food/wine list were excellent and the prices fair. I also tried the breakfast where there is an extensive breakfast buffet although one can also choose from the a la carte menu.
What I loved most about this property is the grounds. Besides golf, there was nothing I found more invigorating than to take an early morning walk along the footpaths on the extensive grounds, I even saw deer darting about in the forest! There is also a good gym on site which opens as early as 430am! There is also an adjoining indoor pool and jacuzzi which i did not use.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

This was one of the highlights of our trip, we stumbled upon Durham from a waiter we talked to in Wilmington and we were so pleased to get there and relax for a few days.
Golf course is A+, GPS on the carts was fantastic! Staff in pro shop very friendly, we bought new golf shoes and upon return to NZ we have been raving about the DUKE- the whole complex was very good.

Room Tip: Dont get the suite that overlooks the Bull Durham bar outside area, its noisy at night.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank kiwiguests
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Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful hotel, location, ambience, food and friendly staff. Disappointed that they've relaxed the dress code in their elegant dining room. Shorts and flip flops shouldn't be allowed, as well as small children who would probably rather be at Chucky Cheese, anyway.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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5  Thank BLBNewBern_NC
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This place is remarkable. Upscale with impeccable service, from the doorman to the wait staff. We were here for a Duke football camp in June and returned for a game and the bellhop, Jun, remembered our names. We were treated so well, we did not want to leave. We have stayed in suites costing over $4,000 per night, but prefer this quiet little place. The only criticism I have is that the jacuzzi didn't work this time which was disappointing to my husband and kids. The breakfast is awesome as are the food and drinks in the Bull Durham Bar.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Some minor issues like poor shower pressure but an enjoyable experience in a spectacular setting.What was particularly awesome were the front desk staff and the front door/ reception team..always willing to go out of their way and most helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We stayed here when dropping off our son at Duke. The advance reviews were superb, and we were not disappointed. The service was outstanding, the facilities superb, and the setting was beautiful (and a short walk to west campus). The only negative was the free wifi, which was iffy on the first day and failed completely on the second day. Otherwise, our stay was perfect.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Beautiful, large charming hotel. Rooms lovely and staff at hotel lovely pleasant Two restaurants Both very good. One restaurant more formal and in a gorgeous room Location close to Duke. Hotel will also shuttle you to school. We were sad to leave! Would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705-1059
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Durham
#2 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#3 Family Hotel in Durham
Price Range: $187 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club 4*
Number of rooms: 271
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, on the campus of Duke University and just minutes from Research Triangle Park, downtown Durham and Raleigh/Durham International Airport, is one of North Carolina's most celebrated hotels. The Inn, known for its luxury facilities, internationally recognized service, excellent cuisine and banquet facilities, stands among the tall Carolina pines, overlooking the Duke Univeristy Golf Course. Join us for business or pleasure, and experience a true Carolina treasure. ... more   less 
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