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Duke Tower Suites and Condominiums
Reviewed 30 March 2014

The staff is very accommodating and friendly. The courtyard is a treat when the weather is good. It is not the newest place but for the money it is excellent value on an extended stay. Very convenient to Duke and both 9th Street and Broad Street.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I've stayed here twice now, and I went back this time due to the location (super-close to Duke East campus) and price (lower than most comparable brand chains in the area). It has the feel of an extended-stay place more than a hotel. If you are looking for the newest, cleanest, homogenized hotel, this is not the place for you. The building structure, furnishing, and grounds are dated. BUT -- it is clean. the staff is super helpful and friendly. it is maintained....landscaping, grounds, etc. you get a kitchen in your room. And again, the location and price I've found to be hard to beat. I would definitely stay here again. For kids, it has an outdoor pool, a shuffle board court, a giant chess-board court, and a tiny mini-golf area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We paid extra for a "premium" room so can't imagine what a "standard" room would look like. Very, very basic accommodations. Bed was hard, tv had poor quality picture and we could feel the outside cold air coming in around the front door. Bathroom tiny. Old building but it had character - loved the interior brick wall. We'll stay at a regular hotel next time.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed in November 2013 and were very impressed by the helpful and friendly attitudes displayed by staff and management. Location was good and the ability to come in and out at all hours was excellent. However, we were very disappointed by the lack of hygiene materials such as shampoo in the bathroom - especially as there are no nearby shops to be able to buy these items.
On balance, good value and well-managed, but missing in the little essentials which make a big difference.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

On a recent trip to Duke University Hospital, I stayed at Duke Tower Hotel. They offer condominiums for rent with full use of the amenities on the property. From the very beginning, making the reservation was a pleasant process. The woman I spoke with on the phone extremely courteous and helpful. Upon arrival, the check in process was simple and quick.

The one bedroom condominium itself is dated (a 1980’s flashback), it is well maintained and extremely clean. The full kitchen came stocked with plates, utensils, microwave, coffee pot, teakettle, toaster, pots & pans. Having the option to either cook or a variety of food delivered is a plus. The Bathroom had a linen closet with extra towel, soap, linens, and toilet paper. The surprise was in the bedroom, there were two brand new tempur pedic double beds, two large closets, two dressers, ironing board & iron.

The courtyard was amazing. To come back and relax in the beautiful gardens, relaxing water features, shuffleboard, mini golf, giant chess set, swimming pool, barbecue area and more was priceless.

The downsides are the TV’s and the limited channels available.

There were many people staying at the residence that were going through or recuperating from testing or procedures at the hospital. For anyone looking for a reasonably priced place to stay either short or long term I could not recommend this place more.

Room Tip: Premium rooms remodeled. Either are extremely clean.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I stayed at the Condo for 2 weeks in June 2013. We requested the nicer room which included vinyl flooring instead of carpet and larger TV's. I was there with my two young daughters. It was perfect for us as my teenage daughter was taking a class on the East Campus at Duke which is a short walk away. We simply loved the outdoor courtyard because we could get outside and play chess and enjoy the sunshine. The condo also has a very large pool area and several shaded outdoor sitting areas which allow you to escape the confines of your room. The price is very reasonable and the rooms are quite spacious. The kitchen is not very well stocked with pots and pans for those planning a lengthy stay, but you can manage. For a lengthy stay, with children, or if you like to get outdoors, this place is perfect!

Room Tip: Request an upstairs room with a view of the courtyard.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I cannot sing the praises of the Duke Towers strongly enough!

The staff were more than friendly and accommodating. They have an on site shuttle service for pick up/drop off at the airport, service to the Duke Hospitals, and if they are available, help with groceries (Durham, regrettably, is very car dependent) for a reasonable fee (Duke patients and airport trips have priority).

The grounds of the complex are like a secluded hacienda, with two stories of condominiums (one bedroom apartments) surrounding a lush garden with nooks and crannies, great division of space, swimming pool. My daughter spent a great deal of time watching birds (cardinals and mockingbirds) chomp from the feeders and feeling the balmy southern breezes drift the scent of gardenia and jasmine. Very restful, serene, and languorous.

The apartments themselves were very clean and well appointed. Be sure to bring your toiletries! The kitchen was clean and in my unit had a microwave, coffee maker ((with filters), dishwasher, fridge and stove (and I think a toaster). There is a dinnerware service for four. Pots and pans: one small saucepan and one medium skillet. I couldn't get the can opener to work, so maybe bring some of your own basics.

Overall, a great travel bargain, with a unique non-hotel homey feel. Perfection!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Duke Tower Suites and Condominiums

Address: 807 W Trinity Ave, Durham, NC 27701-1855
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Durham
Price Range: £60 - £68 (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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