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“Excellent place to stay if you are going to Duke Medical Center”

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CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham - Near Duke University
Ranked #31 of 71 Hotels in Durham
Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

The hotel is solid, not spectacular, but has excellent prices, a special rate for individuals using Duke Medical Center and a shuttle running every 30 minutes to the center. I thought that the restaurant in the hotel was a bit pricy for breakfast, particularly since the food was average.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

This was a perfectly adequate hotel - nothing fancy but I would doubt anyone would come to Durham to stay in their hotel room. It's right next to the hospital. We were there for a Duke reunion, and it could not have been more perfect. A shuttle ran from the hotel , pretty much on demand, to anywhere withing a 3 mile radius which included the entire Duke campus. Gave the driver a call, and they would pick you up. Very friendly drivers, great convenience. Very glad we stayed there.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

We stayed 2 nights for the recent Duke reunion weekend (4/12/2013 - 4/14/2013). The hotel location is convenient, being only a 5 minute drive from the chapel or the K-ville Quad, less if you are visiting the Duke Hospital. In the afternoon, there are free cookies and coffee in the lobby. Parking is convenient and the staff gave us a parking permit upon check in.

The room we had was an updated one on the 3rd floor. The room had 2 double beds, flat screen TV, safe, and dressers for clothes. Stand-out features:
- The bathroom seemed updated/recently renovated and was kept super clean during our stay (and I mean SPOTLESS clean white tiles in the shower, spotless toilet, etc.)
- Iron and ironing board in the room (some hotels you have to request them)
- Mini fridge and microwave for food/leftovers
- Complimentary bottles of water. This was a nice touch as we didn't have to buy water during our stay in Durham.

Some quirks with our stay (though I realize it's based on personal preference, so not all may apply to other travelers):
- We were located near the ice machine, so every 2-4 hours or so, so we could hear the ice machine turn on. It did not hamper us from sleeping, however, but I did notice it when I was reading or watching TV.
- The room had 2 double beds, which are smaller than the queen-sized beds you get at a larger hotel chain (Holiday Inn, etc.)
- Pillows were a bit too stiff for our liking. If you prefer a flatter pillow, definitely bring your own.
- Housekeeping was quite noisy on our floor in the morning. Although we put in the "Do Not Disturb" sign, the noise from the custodians cleaning the adjacent rooms and moving through the hallway was enough to wake us up around 9:00 - 10:00am each day.

Room Tip: If you have sensitive hearing, ask to be away from the ice machine.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2013 via mobile

Was the first hotel we stayed in while in the area! We only stayed 1 night & will not stay here again! The bed was not very comfortable & the cleanliness could have been better! Most of the staff was friendly but took forever to check in! They did have complementary cookies during the afternoon! The best part is they offer a medical rate to patients & families who are in the hospital or have Dr appointments & the hotel is within walking distance to Duke University Medical Center!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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BrookwoodInn, Manager at CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham - Near Duke University, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2013

Serta supplies our bedding and we are currently using their Diamond Suite Plush line. We realize that each individual has specific preferences so feel free to call us if you need details on a particular item at our hotel.
As always thank you for sharing you experience!

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at the Brookwood Inn in Durham. The hotel staff was fantastic and the room was very clean and comfortable. The hotel was just a few minutes away from the Duke Lemur Center where I had scheudled a visit for the day and Honey's diner is within minutes of the hotel and they have a great breakfast menu. I was very pleased with the entire trip!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

I stayed here overnight on a business trip to the Durham VAMC. I was a bit worried, as it is not a known chain business; however, the room was clean, spacing more than adequate, no issues with the bathroom, the bed was comfortable and the staff was professional. It is easily accessible to the area hospitals and a plethora of restaurants are within walking distance...with the option of taking the free shuttle. It is not a vacation spot, but I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area for business or personal matters and I will be sure to stay there on my next trip in a few months.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Jeannie J
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

This was my fourth stay here and I will be returning in July. The room was clean, the bathroom was clean and spacious and the location is perfect for visiting Duke Medical Center. The breakfast in the Dinning Room in the lobby was excellent. The shuttle was on time and had us at the entrance to the medical center in five minutes. The driver is courteous and helpful at directing you where to go in the hospital which is immensely helpful for a first visit. The lighting in the room was somewhat lacking due to no overhead light. The staff was friendly and helpful. If you are visiting the Medical Facilities for the first time, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Eric P
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Additional Information about CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham - Near Duke University

Address: 2306 Elba St, Durham, NC 27705-3936 (Formerly CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham - Duke University Medical Center Area)
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Durham
Price Range: £79 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham - Near Duke University 3*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The brand new Cambria Hotel & Suites Durham - Duke University Medical Center Area is a boutique style hotel close to campus, the hospital and Durham VA. A delicious breakfast and dinner are offered, and the hotel also boasts a bar. Rooms consist of king or two queen size beds, each with mini-refrigerators, microwaves, Keurig coffee makers and large work surfaces. Enjoy the modern feel of hard wood floors and faux brick wall accents. A business center and meeting facilities are available as well. The hotel is only minutes away from Durham Bulls Athletic park, downtown businesses, the historic district and the convention center, Duke Homestead, Sarah P. Duke gardens, Duke Chapel and convenient to area shopping malls. ... more   less 
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