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Courtyard by Marriott Durham

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The price was competitive for a budget hotel. Check in was easy, but when we got to the room we noticed used coffee cups lying around. Shortly we realized that someone else was already checked into the room! We quickly got another room. The walls and ceiling/floor were incredibly thin. We could hear neighbors talking and walking. When a door on the hallway shut, it shook the walls. Neighbors came in around midnight and were very loud, sounding like they were in our room. I could hear their kids chastising the parents for smoking, them smelled the smoke. Behavioral issues belong to the people, but the noise problems belong to the hotel. Pool area was tired with some broken tile and the depth markings are wrong. Despite all that, it was relatively clean and provided easy access to Duke. Hey, what do you want for $80?

Super pleasant and efficient staff. Prompt service - extra towels arrived within 10 minutes of request and the tip was refused. Very clean.

This Courtyard is located just minutes from the campus of Duke University. There are 5 restaurants and a BP gas station within 100 yards of the hotel, which sits adjacent to an access ramp to I-85. Hotel staff were excellent, smiling, pleasant, helpful.

Recently good amenities. Satisfactory restaurant. Conference discount mailroom affordable otherwise a little high for what it offers.

I gave it a lower overall review because they don't have password protected wifi, and the wifi can be slow. Plus, I had an issue with breakfast once. They gave my order to someone else & then once they finally fixed mine (after 30 minutes), it was burned. The staff was apologetic though & most of the staff is very friendly & helpful. 2nd stay at a Courtyard Marriott & the staff has been great at both places. I think I'll stay somewhere else in the future though. I like free breakfast & password protected wifi.

I've had mixed experiences with Courtyards. This one is obviously new and in good shape. I didn't have a remote in the room but the staff quickly provided me with one.

Close to family home we were visiting. Need Moore help in the morning at Bistro

Staff was welcoming and friendly. Room could have been cleaner. We noticed relatively dirty floors. Made to order breakfast does not work when there is large crowd, better to do buffet. However, the wait staff was very nice and customer friendly.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Room accomodations were great; staff very polite, friendly, accomodating; great location

Location was ideal for our trip, next to country club where our activities were centered. Room very well appointed with good furniture, including sofa, very clean and neat. Attractive lobby and facilities.

1815 Front St Durham NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of Duke Homestead, Courtyard by Marriott Durham is within 2 miles (3 km) of Durham VA Medical Center. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 146 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Duke University and Duke University Hospital are also close to this Durham hotel.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with full breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

The 146 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

At Courtyard by Marriott Durham, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Courtyard by Marriott Durham

Everyone (6) Couples (6) Business (4) Family (7) Friends (1) Other (1)
2

budget hotel

Everyone

The price was competitive for a budget hotel. Check in was easy, but when we got to the room we noticed used coffee cups lying around. Shortly we realized that someone else was already checked into the room! We quickly got another room. The walls and ceiling/floor were incredibly thin. We could hear neighbors talking and walking. When a door on the hallway shut, it shook the walls. Neighbors came in around midnight and were very loud, sounding like they were in our room. I could hear their kids chastising the parents for smoking, them smelled the smoke. Behavioral issues belong to the people, but the noise problems belong to the hotel. Pool area was tired with some broken tile and the depth markings are wrong. Despite all that, it was relatively clean and provided easy access to Duke. Hey, what do you want for $80?

By on Sep 28, 2017

5

solid three star motel

Everyone

Super pleasant and efficient staff. Prompt service - extra towels arrived within 10 minutes of request and the tip was refused. Very clean.

By on Sep 24, 2017

5

location convenience

Everyone

This Courtyard is located just minutes from the campus of Duke University. There are 5 restaurants and a BP gas station within 100 yards of the hotel, which sits adjacent to an access ramp to I-85. Hotel staff were excellent, smiling, pleasant, helpful.

By , from Bluffton, SC on Sep 14, 2017

4

nice conference hotel near airport.

Everyone

Recently good amenities. Satisfactory restaurant. Conference discount mailroom affordable otherwise a little high for what it offers.

By , from T on Mar 12, 2017

3

nice hotel close to dining, highway & amenities.

Everyone

I gave it a lower overall review because they don't have password protected wifi, and the wifi can be slow. Plus, I had an issue with breakfast once. They gave my order to someone else & then once they finally fixed mine (after 30 minutes), it was burned. The staff was apologetic though & most of the staff is very friendly & helpful. 2nd stay at a Courtyard Marriott & the staff has been great at both places. I think I'll stay somewhere else in the future though. I like free breakfast & password protected wifi.

By on Aug 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 29, 2016

Thank you for your feedback. It is appreciated and will help us improve our service. Warm regards,

4

good courtyard

Everyone

I've had mixed experiences with Courtyards. This one is obviously new and in good shape. I didn't have a remote in the room but the staff quickly provided me with one.

By , from ATL on Apr 12, 2016

Review comment responded on May 12, 2016

We so appreciate your comments. Thank you so much for taking the time to post them. Warmest regards,

5

perfect for what we needed.

Families

Close to family home we were visiting. Need Moore help in the morning at Bistro

By on Mar 11, 2015

4

college visit

Families

Staff was welcoming and friendly. Room could have been cleaner. We noticed relatively dirty floors. Made to order breakfast does not work when there is large crowd, better to do buffet. However, the wait staff was very nice and customer friendly.

By on Oct 12, 2014

3

basketball game

Couples

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

By on Nov 27, 2013

4

very nice visit

Couples

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

By on Jun 19, 2013