$124 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 17, 2015 Check-out: May 18, 2015

Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

2 stars
View map of 807 West Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC 27701

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
10 reviews
Loved it!

It was just as discribed online. I place with some character. You get a little suite for the price... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 4, 2011
Great stay

Very clean ,great staff ,i would recommend to anyone with family See full review

  • Wbhvacer
  • Feb 23, 2011
Duke Tower is an all-condo hotel only four blocks from Duke's East Campus, 7 minutes from Duke Medical Center/West Campus, 1 minute from Downtown Durham and 15 minutes from Research Triangle Park.

We offer a free shuttle 24 hours a day to East Campus, Duke Medical Center/West Campus, Durham VA Hospital and Duke Diet & Fitness Center, also stopping at the popular Brightleaf Square restaurant area and the Ninth Street/Whole Foods shopping area.

An airport shuttle is available for $35/person, $5/each additional person.

All condos include separate living/bedrooms, TempurPedic mattresses, fully equipped kitchens, two TVs with cable/HBO, free Internet (wired and Wi-Fi) and free local phone service.

Enjoy breakfast in the Historic Tower Cafe or rent one of our bicycles to tour Duke and the surrounding area. Each condo opens to a beautifully-landscaped courtyard, a large outdoor pool and the historic Tower. The landscaped courtyard includes a giant chess/checkers board with pieces, shuffleboard, an arbor with seating and many other areas for relaxing and socializing.

Premium Condos with wide-screen TVs, laminate flooring, upgraded furniture and handicapped-friendly bathrooms are available.

Pet-friendly ($10-1 pet or $15-2 pets plus tax per night) and smoking condos are available with prior notice.

Wedding parties, Duke/UNC football/basketball fans, parents and alumni are all warmly welcomed!

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Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums Rooms

STANDARD - CONDO
Duke Tower is ideal for those who want more space to relax or work when away from home. Staying with us, you'll never feel like you're in a hotel. You'll enjoy your tastefully-decorated, spacious condominium which includes: * Large living and dining areas and separate fully-equipped kitchen * Choice of one king or two double beds in an oversized bedroom * Tempur-Pedic mattresses * Ample closet and storage space for long-term stays or relocations * Free cable and HBO on two televisions and high-speed internet (wired and wi-fi options) in each condominium * Clock radios, iron and ironing board * Kitchen with full-size stove and refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, dishes and cooking utensils * A relaxing view of the landscaped courtyard * Handicapped accessible suites with walk-in showers * Free local and toll-free calls with no hotel service charge * Voicemail
PREMIUM - CONDO
If you would like to enjoy even more comfort and luxury, chose a premium condominium. For only $10 more per night than regular rates, our premium condos include all the amenities of our standard condominiums plus: * 32" flat-screen TV in the living room and 26" flat-screen TV in the bedroom * DVD players in both the living room and bedroom * Pergo laminate wood flooring in the living room and bedroom * Ceramic tile in the kitchen and bathroom * Upgraded furniture in living and dining areas

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

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

Dining

Historic Tower Cafe
The Historic Tower Caf, located on the first floor of the former fire tower in the center of the courtyard, offers a daily all-you-can-eat continental breakfast for a small fee, an alternative for guests who prefer not to cook or don't have time to go out for breakfast. The menu includes: * Bagels with cream cheese * Muffins * Yogurt * Hard-boiled eggs * Fruit * Selection of gourmet coffee and tea $5.00 for adults; $2.50 for children under 12

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Small meetings of up to 20 people are welcome to use our Historic Tower Cafe. Larger gatherings can be held in the courtyard, where we have outside grills for cooking, picnic tables and many areas for gathering.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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

Ratings and reviews for Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.2

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kathryn R.
Business
N/A
Feb 20, 2015

Comfortable night

It was a nice clean hotel, however the price was way to high for what was provided.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
atl biz travel mama
Business
atlanta, ga
Jun 13, 2014

No staff after 9pm

I reserved a last minute room through an online reservation, which said 3 rooms were left. When I arrived to check in, there was a sign on the office door that said office hours are 9am to 9pm and if checking in after hours to call the security guard to get a key. The guard did not have keys to the rooms that were available. He was extremely nice, and finally was able to help me get into a room after about an hour, but it should not be the security guard's job to figure that out. I have never seen a hotel that does not have someone at the front desk 24/7. It was really weird and creepy. Anyway, the room was clean and nice for the price, although the room that I finally got did not have shampoo. The pool looked nice and the garden area was pretty. I was only there for 6 hours so can't comment on much.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wilmington, NC
Jun 4, 2011

Loved it!

It was just as discribed online. I place with some character. You get a little suite for the price of a room! Friendly staff, very nice courtyard! The breakfast was nice continental, and 5 bucks extra.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
VA
May 8, 2011

Great location and deal!

Very private and quiet but central location close to Duke and lots of great food. Great staff and comfy beds!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
May 1, 2011

Nice Condo, Bad Hotel

The "hotel" was in a good location in relation to the downtown and Duke campus area, however I can't say it was much of a hotel. The check-in desk area was closed at about 9pm when we arrived and there was a number to call to check in. Luckily somoene had already called and had been waiting 10 minutes when I arrived so a few more minutes wasn't too bad on my end at least. There was pretty much nothing hotel oriented about the place. Self serve breakfast, no one on the premise to help if needed, no shampoo in the room, no cleaning or turn down service. On a positive note, the rooms were very large with seperate living/kitchen room, bedroom and bathroom, 2 TV's, clean hotel, real nice courtyard and outdoor ambiance. I highly recommend this for a family gathering or graduation where the space will be accomodating, however as far as a hotel for a couple, this one was nothing special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wbhvacer
Business
ga
Feb 23, 2011

Great stay

Very clean ,great staff ,i would recommend to anyone with family

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Clackamas OR
Aug 27, 2010

Great location for Duke University East

Great location for visiting Duke East Campus. Close to restaurants. There is a shuttle making visiting surrounding area easy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

There is a shuttle for on demand use.

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Review of Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
camp hill, pa
Jul 18, 2010

very nice for the price

Only stayed 1 night but very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NEWARK NJ
Jul 9, 2010

fantastic get away.

It was vere nice I like what I so ,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

more lights

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Review of Duke Tower Hotel and Condominiums

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Brooklyn, NY
May 31, 2010

Charming, no frills, all around solid.

Duke Tower proved to be an excellent value. The staff was mostly hands off but responsive when I reached out to them. The main hotel/condo building doesn't match the elegance and beauty of the namesake tower -- preserved from a 19th century mill that used to occupy the site -- but the rooms are all (I think) condo style with a small living room and kitchen in addition to the bedroom. Just enough space to not feel cramped but by no means a traditional suite. It's obvious the hotel spends a great deal of time and money on landscaping as the grounds are impressive. They have a great pool to relax by and cool off at the end of a long hot day, as well as recreational spaces for shuffle board, life-sized chess and checkers, and a picnic/grill area that I saw several guests taking advantage of. Not only did the hotel patrons enjoy the grounds, but so did several species of birds. They regularly visited the bird feeders and filled the courtyard with their chirps and songs. I like that Duke Tower practiced several sustainability measures such as including recycling bins in the rooms and utilizing rain barrels for irrigating the lush landscape. All in all, this place is a great value. If you want a traditional hotel experience with a lobby and concierge, and luggage porter than this is not your place. On the other hand, if you want to stay at a place that's nicer than the highway off ramp chains in a convenient, relaxing location then don't hesitate the spend the little bit extra at Duke Tower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the campus of Duke University. It's a great combination of a park and a botanical garden. Good for a stroll around the grounds or a nap under one of the many majestic magnolia trees. There is no admission fee and even parking is free during certain hours.

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