$83 Avg/night
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Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

3 stars
1815 Front Street, 1815 Front St, Durham, NC 27705
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
17 reviews
Very nice visit

We used the Courtyard on a return trip from Georgia and found it to be a very well run motel. The... See full review

  • thorneton
  • Jun 19, 2013
Fantastic location

Arrived at the hotel at around 3AM, the staff were extremely helpful in answering my phone calls... See full review

  • visiting student to Duke
  • Apr 3, 2011
Among the top choices in Duke University hotels, Courtyard by Marriott offers spacious accommodations and award-winning service near Downtown Durham, Treyburn Office Park and RTP. Each of our guest rooms feature luxurious bedding, fresh new décor, and 32-inch HDTVs with in-room movies and games. Guests at our Duke hotel's accommodations can also enjoy complimentary high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel, and a Market offering freshly made sandwiches, salads, snacks and beverages. In addition, there are a wide range of restaurants just steps from our door. Enjoy your time at our Duke University hotel for shopping, dining or sightseeing at places such as Duke Medical Center, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Museum of Life and Sciences, Nasher Museum, Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP), Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Carolina Theater, Durham Convention Center, and American Tobacco Campus! We look forward to welcoming you to our relaxing Durham hotel near Duke University.

Hotel Map

36.0295 -78.9372
Area served
Downtown Durham
Nearby airports
Raleigh-Durham International Airport, (RDU), 18.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Suburban, Location Type: Suburban

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jogging track
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Laundry/Valet services
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Cameron Indoor Stadium: 2.2 mi
  • Wallace Wade Stadium: 2.3 mi

Dining

The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect.®
Your food and beverage destination for refreshing breakfast choices in the morning, and a variety of dinner and cocktail options in the evening. The Bistro also offers specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee to help you get a jump on the day.
Starbucks®
Proudly serving Starbucks coffee 24/7!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Basketball 03
Wisconsin
Nov 27, 2013

Basketball game

enjoyed our stay in the marriott, good location, rooms were nice, hot tub was nice, have no complaints

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
thorneton
Maryland
Jun 19, 2013

Very nice visit

We used the Courtyard on a return trip from Georgia and found it to be a very well run motel. The new changes to the lobby/restraurant are most welcomed. The breakfast option is great and the staff was accomodating and well mannered. Service was great

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Italian Restraunt nearby was very average but the only thing open on a Sunday. There were two close by that seemed to have good menus but were closed on Sunday

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveling Last Minute
Staunton, Virginia
Jul 25, 2012

OK for ordinary travel

This hotel is OK for "just a place to stay." The room was nothing extraordinary, but adequate. The bed was way too soft for our taste, but tastes vary. Getting extra towels was no problem. The staff was helpful with checkout options.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to major university hospital.

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Duke or Bust
Carlisle, PA
Jul 12, 2012

Duke Visit

Average- right beside highway. Not convenient to restaurants. Room nice, but small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try Federal on Main Street. Worth the drive and convenient parking.

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Katie R
San Antonio, TX
May 22, 2012

Great price and quite comfortable!

Very close to Duke and downtown Durham, this hotel was perfect for our stay. Extremely comfortable beds, updated furnishings, and a modern lobby - we were quite satisfied. We would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
professormom
Business
bay area, NorCal
Apr 14, 2012

Near freeway; convenient to Duke Univ.

Staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly. Average room but good value. Hot tub was being repaired, hence we were disappointed. Always great to have free wi-fi!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ATGA
Maine
Feb 19, 2012

Thievery

My son bought a new sports jersey the night we arrived. He hung it in his room closet "to keep it nice". The next day we checked out, and he forgot to bring it. We called 1/2 hour after we left the hotel, so they could go get it and hold it for us. They claim they never found it. We called back 3 times, same answer every time - we didn't find it. Impossible. Someone stole it. That is unacceptable. Will never stay at a Courtyard again, and I probably stay at 10/year. Bad people.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
firelox72
Bridgeport, WV
Aug 4, 2011

Very Nice!

this was a very good choice for us.. the location was very convenient to our destination. the facililty was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. the complimentary high-speed wireless connectivity was a super plus. Only negative: the on-line description led me to believe there was a distinct sitting area away from the sleeping area. In reality it was the standard chair and table between the window and one of the beds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Duke Chapel Visitor
Richmond, VA
Apr 24, 2011

VERY nice!

This Courtyard was extremely clean and comfortable. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We checked in very late at night and it was still staffed, lit, and welcoming. The only slight negative was the hide-a-bed was not particularly comfortable for our teenager. I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
visiting student to Duke
Ithaca, NY
Apr 3, 2011

Fantastic location

Arrived at the hotel at around 3AM, the staff were extremely helpful in answering my phone calls before my arrival and completed the check-in process swiftly. The staff were extremely friendly and paid for a taxi ride to Duke when I needed to travel before their shuttle bus was running. The beds are wonderfully comfortable and relaxing as well as the sofa chair and desk chair. Hotel was nice and clean. The furniture and carpet were new and pleasing to the sight. The yard with the swimming pool was a beautiful view from my window. Located next to restaurants with delicious foods. Location was nice and quiet. Free wi-fi without a code!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Free shuttle bus rides that picked me up and dropped me off wherever I needed to go. However, do ask about the start and end times of the shuttle service.

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