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Duke Tower Hotel & Condominiums

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Recent guest reviews

Very convenient and great access for disabled. Great location for Duke events.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Only stayed 1 night but very nice.

It was vere nice I like what I so ,

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.

807 West Trinity Avenue Durham NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Duke Tower Hotel & Condominiums places you within a 10-minute stroll of Manbites Dog Theater and Durham Bulls Athletic Park. This 158-room condo property welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Durham and also a short walk from Fullsteam Brewery and Carolina Theater.


Dining

For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 158 individually decorated condos feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect 36-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free local calls are also standard.


Property features

Duke Tower Hotel & Condominiums features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

One Bedroom Condo - Two Doubles

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

One Bedroom Condo - One King

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Condo - Two Doubles

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Condo - One King

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Duke Tower Hotel & Condominiums

Business (3) Couples (4) Family (1) Friends (3)
4

good safe, quiet location

GetawayWithFriends

Very convenient and great access for disabled. Great location for Duke events.

By on Oct 1, 2015

3

comfortable night

GetawayWithFriends

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

By on Feb 20, 2015

2

no staff after 9pm

BusinessTravelers

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.

By on Jun 13, 2014

5

loved it!

Families

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.

By on Jun 4, 2011

4

great location and deal!

GetawayWithFriends

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

By on May 8, 2011

3

nice condo, bad hotel

Couples

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.

By on May 1, 2011

5

great stay

BusinessTravelers

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

By on Feb 23, 2011

5

great location for duke university east

Couples

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

By on Aug 27, 2010

4

very nice for the price

Couples

Only stayed 1 night but very nice.

By on Jul 18, 2010

5

fantastic get away.

BusinessTravelers

It was vere nice I like what I so ,

By on Jul 9, 2010