This is a lovely hotel with a lush interior, beautiful landscaping and great service. The restaurant is quite good as well. There is a somewhat small indoor pool on site, but the hotel can arrange for you to visit the faculty club right next with a large outdoor pool and tennis courts. Our room was plush and comfortable, although there was only one bedside lamp. This was not insurmountable because we could move another lamp to the bedside.
We got a great summer rate which included breakfast, so if you are planning a visit, check out the current promotions.
While this is a hotel that deserves many superlatives, I do have one complaint. My husband could not get a T time in advance because he was playing as a single. The pro shop confirmed that no one was scheduled to play, but they would not make an appointment for a single. I asked the hotel about it, and they said that they are not connected to the golf course. Well, why do they call themselves a Golf Club if they are not? Anyway, after some whining, the hotel was able to arrange for him to play. We were staying there so he could play golf, and they really put up roadblocks. Apparently, this would not have been a problem if we were playing doubles. We have stayed at a number of resorts that include a golf course, and this is the first time we have had trouble booking a T time for single play.
Everything else was great!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Washington Duke Inn And Golf Club Hotel Durham
- Washington Duke Durham