$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 24, 2014

Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

4 stars
3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham, NC 27705
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
160 reviews
Great weekend

Washington Duke Inn is everything advertised. Elegant hotel, wondrful courteous staff, room had all... See full review

  • Joe and Sandra
  • Dec 1, 2014
Perfect stay

No better place to stay when visiting Duke University. It's within easy walking distance to the... See full review

  • Go Duke
  • Nov 17, 2014
A master’s course in elegance and comfort -- and golf too

Located on the campus of Duke University, the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is an award-winning hotel built in the style of an Old English country inn. The inn, nestled on a 300-acre site in the heartland of North Carolina, features elegant guest rooms and suites, highly regarded dining, and superb meeting facilities. All are surrounded by spectacular landscaping and the challenging Duke University Golf Course.

Highlights
  • AAA Four Diamond Award-winning luxury hotel on the Duke University campus
  • 271 guest rooms and suites offering premium amenities
  • Robert Trent Jones-designed Duke University Golf Course
  • Top-flight meeting facilities
  • 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 15 minutes from Research Triangle Park
Rooms

Each room and suite offers comfortable yet elegant décor. The welcoming ambience was inspired by traditional English country inns. King or double beds feature extra thick, 100 percent cotton linens and plush coverings. Bathrooms include Gilchrist & Soames of London products, a lighted makeup mirror, and hair dryer. Workstations provide Wi-Fi and wired Internet access.

Features

Nestled amid North Carolina's distinctive pine trees and stately hardwoods, "the Inn" -- as guests have come to call it since it opened in 1988 -- makes a magnificent impression at first sight. The Old English ambience and impeccable service help instill memories that last a lifetime.

 

The inn offers guests complimentary transportation to Duke University campuses, the Duke University Medical Center, and the Ninth Street entertainment area.

 

Guests are invited to play the beautiful, 18-hole Duke University Golf Course, the only Robert Trent Jones-designed course in the region.

 

The Fairview Dining Room is renowned for its seasonally inspired contemporary cuisine, exceptional service, extensive wine list, and glorious vistas of the golf course.

Transportation
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (16.9 mi/27.2 km)
  • Amtrak, Durham (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Duke University main campus (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Durham Performing Arts Center (2.9 mi/4.7 km)
  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park (3.1 mi/5 km)
Business
  • Business center with concierge service, computer, and printer
  • Executive Conference Center offers an array of flexible meeting space
  • 20 elegant meeting rooms

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Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club Rooms

Fairview Suite Golf View
The Fairview Suite is a quaint Junior suite with a king size bed. The English country interior design features the highest standard of luxury while also allowing the guest a sense of home. The living room which is separated from the bedroom by french doors has a sleeper sofa (full mattress). All rooms have luxurious marble bathrooms with the finest linens. All Fairview Suites provide a stunning view of Duke Golf Course. The Fairview Suite is ideal for a small family or a business traveler who may want to hold small meetings in his or her room. All rooms are non-smoking. Keurig Coffee makers and Green Mountain Coffee available in each room.
Deluxe King
The room offers 1 King Bed with airconditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, disabled facilities, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron/ironing board, jacuzzi/whirpool/spa bath laundry mini bar, modem/data port connection, non smoking rooms pay TV, pay - per view movies, radio, refrigerator, room service, safe in room, tea, Keurig Coffee makers and Green Mountain Coffee, telephone, valet service, voice mail.
Deluxe Double
The room offers 2 Double beds with airconditioning, alarm clock, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, disabled facilities, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron/ironing board, jacuzzi/whirpool/spa bath laundry mini bar, modem/data port connection, non smoking rooms pay TV, pay - per view movies, radio, refrigerator, room service, safe in room, tea, Keurig Coffee makers and Green Mountain Coffee, telephone, valet service, voice mail.
Junior Suite
This Suite is a quaint Junior suite with a king size bed. The English country interior design features the highest standard of luxury while also allowing the guest a sense of home. The living room which is separated from the bedroom by French doors has a sleeper sofa (full mattress). All rooms have luxurious marble bathrooms with the finest linens. All Junior Suites provide a beautiful view of Duke forest. The Junior Suite is ideal for a small family or a business traveler who may want to hold small meetings in his or her room. All rooms are non-smoking. Keurig Coffee makers and Green Mountain Coffee available in each room.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Knock light (hearing impaired)

Nearby points of interest

  • Wallace Wade Stadium: 0.4 mi
  • Cameron Indoor Stadium: 0.4 mi

Dining

Bull Durham Bar
The relaxed, intimate atmosphere at the Bull Durham Bar provides the perfect place to enjoy hearty fare and gourmet delights after a round of golf or harried business day. A full lunch menu is offered in addition to a light menu throughout the day. Enjoy the golf course view from your table by the fireplace or from the bar. The Bull Durham Bar is the place to be for good food, good conversation, and good times among friends.
Fairview Dining Room
The Fairview Dining Room is locally, regionally and nationally renowned for its seasonally inspired contemporary cuisine, exceptional service, extensive wine list and its glorious vistas of the prestigious Robert Trent Jones-designed Duke University Golf Club. The Fairview, perfectly appointed with English antiques and fine paintings, boasts decorative fabric in rich hues and offers guests a luxurious dining experience. And its outdoor terrace is the perfect place to enjoy both the extraordinary cuisine and the region's fine weather. To futher enhance its premier dining experience, the Fairview has assembled an extensive wine list featuring 250 varieties of the world's finest vintages. Forty of these esteemed labels are available by the glass. French, Italian and American wines comprise the wine collection, which consistently receives the Wine Spectator magazine Award of Excellence.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (160)

Ratings and reviews for Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
160 out of 160
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rkoenig
Business
Raleigh, NC
Aug 2, 2010

Washington Duke Inn

This was a great hotel in a great location. It has a very good restaurant and bar and is close to some of the best restraurants in Durham. It's also an easy drive to downtown Durham and Duke Gardens. Staff was friendly and the rooms were great.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

I got a great rate for this hotel on Orbitz. A 5 star room for under $100 dollars per night.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Zimbabwe
Jul 31, 2010

Zimbabwe Constitution Consultation

The check-in was smooth and fast. The place was clean and the staff were very professional both at the hotel, restaurants and outside. Had come on business booked the Speaker of Parliament for Zimbabwe.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traderjeff
Business
Forked River, NJ
Jul 31, 2010

Fantastic Hotel stay!!

We were visiting Duke University and this Hotel stay made the trip all the more impressionable as well as relaxing. The Golf course was fantastic as well.

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

Business

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Review of Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Jul 26, 2010

Excellent service, luxurious decor

This is a destination hotel, which we were using for a one night stopover on a drive back from a beach vacation. We got this room because at the special [...] price of $99 it wasn't much more expensive than a typical motel. It was kind of a treat for us, and well worth it. The staff were very friendly and the hotel and room was lushly decorated in a country manor style. Among the facilities, we took advantage of the indoor pool and hot tub. It is small compared to a sun and sand resort, but adequate for this kind of establishment. Since we have kids, but wanted to spend some time with our local friends after the kids were asleep, it was important to have some public spaces we could relax in. The bar was a cozy place to meet up, and when it closed, the outdoor terrace overlooking the golf course was a pleasant place to hang out as Durham's hot summer air eased into night. A large group that were probably guests from the large wedding were also enjoying the night air on the terrace. The main downside was a quite small guest room (we got the basic double). There was a desk, desk chair, two armchairs, but no other table. The bathroom was large compared to other hotels, but the main room had not much floor space except for the beds and a large wardrobe that housed the TV, minibar, safe, and two small drawers (no other dresser). Although the hotel has room service, eating in the room was pretty much out of the question. Note we weren't exactly looking for a large room, so I'm mostly providing this information for others to judge. Durham area motels that I have previously stayed in have larger rooms, but at this place your money is going into service and amenities, not space. Overall, the discounted rate we paid was less than we've paid for a mid-range roadside motel with an ugly room and not much else. This is a much better class of service for not too much more money than most of the 3-star hotels in the area.Note that I've rated the Dining Options at 3 only because we didn't eat at the hotel. There is nothing in the immediate area of the hotel, but many options a short drive away.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
Jul 19, 2010

Great Stay

I had a bried but nice stay at the hotel. Great staff and facilities.

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

Business

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Review of Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Laurel, MS
Jul 15, 2010

Washington Duke Inn

If you are going to visit Duke, this is the place to stay.

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

Business

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Review of Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RGL Family
Business
Weston,FL
Jun 28, 2010

Duke Memories

Very nice location, beautiful hotel but the rooms were a little small for a suite compare to hotels for less money. [...]

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Duke campus is wonderful for long peaceful walks and relaxation

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Review of Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary7r
Business
Massachusetts
Jun 27, 2010

Southern Elegance

In the area checking local colleges. This is a beautiful resort and we look forward to coming back. Very relaxing; great golf; wonderful restaurants; accomodating staff; loved everything; only downside is that it would be nice to lounge at an outdoor pool overlooking the beautiful grounds.

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

Business

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Review of Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mr. Brent
Business
MD
Jun 24, 2010

Good time at the WaDuke

Great place especially[...]

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

Business

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Review of Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
born happy
Business
charlotte, nc
Jun 13, 2010

class property

Excellent Servoce and a fabulous meal at the Fairview

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

Business

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