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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Ranked #4 of 71 Hotels in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
West Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great lunch here”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

my dad works at duke, so my hubby and I joined my parents there for lunch. Food was great, I had a cranberry/turkey/pecan creme sammy that was delicious. service was good, the bar looked cool. Ill check that out next time I am there.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Murrieta, CA
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63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

First stayed at this wonderful hotel over 10 years ago. I'm thrilled to say this is still the best lace to rest your head in the Triangle area. Great rooms, great eats, and absolutely flawless service.
Adjacent to the Duke University campus it is walking distance to the major athletic stadiums. Not the cheapest place to stat but in this case you certainly get what you pay for.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, NC
Level 6 Contributor
283 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

The Washington Duke Inn has always been a great hotel but it seemed to have improved in the last few months. We were greeted by a friendly bellman who took our luggage and helped us check in. Check in went smoothly. The hotel was crowded but service was not lacking. Our room was clean and spacious with excellent amenities although the view wasn't what I would have liked (Room 270). I had a couple of requests from the front desk which were filled promptly. The bathroom is marble with nice fixtures. Towels were of high quality. We ordered room service for breakfast and it was good but not great. The breakfast potatoes lacked flavor and were greasy. The omelets were delicious. I am at a loss as to why this hotel is still a Four Diamond as it is comparable to The Jefferson in Richmond which is Five Diamond and is miles ahead of the Marriott City Center in Macon GA which is Four Diamond for reasons I can't explain (see my post from last week)

Room Tip: Room 270 gives you a good view of a rooftop.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I stayed here while passing through Durham on a trip. Excellent, spacious rooms, and very friendly service. Both their dinner restaurant and their breakfast buffet are great. I would come back here if I am in the area again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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WaDuke, Director of Special Services at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
We are so glad that you decided to stay at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club during your recent trip through Durham. Thank you for your complimentary words regarding our staff and our services. I will be sure to share them with the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip through Durham.

Sincerely,
Anna Lawson
Director of Special Services
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Several times I thought that if the founding Duke family could visit this hotel, they'd be proud of it and how the staff has honored their namesake. We enjoyed our festive stay during Christmas and the Christmas Brunch was dazzling--wonderful food and flawlessly prepared. The staff is to be commended for its professionalism, courtesy and commitment to excellence and service.

Stayed December 2013
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WaDuke, Director of Special Services at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
On behalf of the staff at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, we would like to thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. It was a delight to read that you and your family enjoyed the holidays with us. We are honored to think that if the founding Duke family was here, that they would share your sentiments. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. We hope you and your family have a very happy new year!

Sincerely,

Anna Marie Lawson
Director of Special Services
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Attending a game at Cameron Indoor Stadium was one of the things on my bucket list. The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club was a perfect place to stay. it is within easy walking distance of the stadium. The food is fabulous and in every way it is a lovely place to stay. Go Duke!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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WaDuke, Director of Special Services at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Congratulations on marking one more item off on your bucket list! We are happy that we got the opportunity to impress you as well. Cameron Indoor Stadium is one of those arenas that should be on everyone’s bucket list. We hope that this was not your only visit to Durham and we hope that you will be able to come back soon and often! Thank you for taking your time to let us know how your visit was.

Sincerely,

Anna Marie Lawson
Director of Special Services
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Boca Raton, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We have stayed at other high end resorts and hotels, but we were blown away by the warm, welcoming atmosphere and exceptional service at this property. The entire staff went above and beyond to make us feel important and offered high class service without the pretentious feel you often get at this type of property. The hotel was beautiful, well-kept, and very clean. The in-room dining was far better than room service we have gotten during any of our other travels. Highly recommend and would definitely stay here in the future if traveling to the Raleigh-Durham area.

  • Stayed December 2013
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WaDuke, Director of Special Services at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for all of the kind words regarding your most recent visit to the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. We are pleased that we were able to provide exceptional service and a comfortable atmosphere. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to our entire staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and we hope that you and your family have a very happy new year!

Sincerely,

Anna Marie Lawson
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Property: Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Address: 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705-1059
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Romantic Hotel in Durham
#2 Business Hotel in Durham
#3 Family Hotel in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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