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The University Inn

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Free coffee, friendly staff, free breakfast, discounted rates for longstays and for families of patients at the nearby hospitals, a free shuttle to wherever you want to go... WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!!! It's great for people who don't have a car, people working or visiting Duke University or either the Duke Hospital or the VA Medical Center. The...

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Everyone at University Inn are so friendly & helpful. From the front desk people, Brian Katie, Latoya& Judy( I believe that's her name, night clerk), all were so considerate with my husband being taking care of at Duke. They run their shuttle till 9:00 pm unlike Comfort Inn that stops at 3:30, & doesn't run all the time. Even in...

1Thank Mary C
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

From the friendly staff to the clean environment, I felt safe and quite comfortable at this facility. Parking was slways available despite the small lot. Coffee in the room was full favor and I didn't participate in the complementary daily breakfast. However I did pick up a local newspaper. Thank you

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This is very convenient if you have appointments or are visiting at Duke Medical Center. It doesn't look very fancy from the outside, but the rooms are large with fridge and microwave, affordable (especially with medical rate), clean and comfortable. There is a complimentary light breakfast until 10:30 am (cereal, yogurt, pastry) and coffee all day in addition to coffee...

2Thank maryann246810
Hubert, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 January 2016

everyone was great in assisting us and the continental breakfast was great the shuttle service was real professionals in pickups and drop -offs . restaurants and others nice places to eat close to the motel -

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

My sister had some major surgery at Duke. During the process both my brother and I spent over a month with her. I stayed at three different hotels for my three visits and found that this was my best choice. it is no frills but I found it the best because I could wake up in the morning, have the...

1Thank VCF_Chicago
Simsbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Pros - location is very good for visiting student at Duke university, and hotel seems to offer lowest prices in the area. Rooms are large. Cons - no real breakfast option, lack of professionalism in staff and tight parking conditions.

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Pendleton, South Carolina
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We spent one night at University Inn and found it to be comfortable and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful! The shuttle service was a real plus! We would recommend it to anyone visiting the Duke University/Hospital area. Continental breakfast is limited.

1Thank Sharon R
Troy, Virginia
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Spent one night, already impressed with the size of the room and amenities included. Had two dbl beds, very large recliner, sofa bed, fridge (college size), microwave and teeny coffee maker. Nice to have a counter for the appliances. Wifi was seamless. Bathroom difficult to get into due to size of door and tight fit of toilet/bath area. Generous sink/closet...

2Thank Vallytle
New Jersey
Reviewed 1 July 2015

As mentioned elsewhere, the University Inn is not a typical hotel. I was in town on vacation but most folks here seemed involved with one of the many Duke hospitals. So it's not fancy, but my king bed room is one of the largest hotel rooms I've ever had. The washer and dryer were welcomed after a couple of weeks...

1Thank LDA173

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The University Inn at Duke is across the street from Duke University Medical Center Hospital and the Durham Regional Veterans Administration Hospital. We are walking distance to the Duke Medical Pavilion, Duke Cancer Center, Duke Ambulatory Center, Duke Eye Clinic, Duke University, Duke University Medical School, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke Gardens, Duke Chapel, Duke East Campus and Duke West Campuses. All of our rooms are extra large and include a microwave, refrigerator, and free WIFI. We have a complimentary Shuttle bus for the Duke campus and medical center that runs Monday thru Friday 7am to 9pm. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The University Inn

Address: 502 Elf St, Durham, NC 27705
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: €96 - €145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The University Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Call ahead and schedule your stay. They have limited rooms. The suites are amazing and for only 90$ for one, it is well worth it.”
949carmelab, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If noise bothers you, ask to be some distance away from the washer and dryer.”
Bloody_Mary09, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“For not much more you can request a suite and have recliner, sofa, and dining table”
maryann246810, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good”
jimmyo399, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I suggest taking an odd numbered room because they are a little quieter/”
VCF_Chicago, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
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