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Calabasas, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveled to Duke for an orthopedic consult...excellent hotel with friendly staff and comfortable beds...10 minutes from the medical center...ADA rooms were well set up for anyone with accessibility needs...one suggestion, expand the number of handicap parking spots..

Thank Splash46
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If they good claim or you aren't in a decent mood for hood good for business travelers or traveling on the weekend I'll probably stay here again on my way Out of North Carolina would recommend to my friends

Thank Jeffrey W
Hightstown, New Jersey
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22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights, visiting family. The hotel is your basic Courtyard Marriott. We were on the 3rd Floor in Room 353. 1 King bed with a sofa bed. The room overlooked the outdoor pool. Room was located near the end of the hall however there is a Elevator at each end of the hotel. Hotel was really clean... More 

Thank Dan7702
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Duke for parents weekend and the Courtyard was very conveniently located. The rooms were standard size and comfortable. My big complaint was the "Bistro". It took me 20 minutes just to get a cup of coffee (they serve Starbucks so every person order some fancy latte) and the breakfast "Healthy Sandwich" was anything but healthy....full of grease.... More 

Thank RonSize
Seoul, South Korea
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144 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nothing exciting about this hotel but it's certainly suitable if you need to be near Duke University, which is nearby (requires a short drive). Suburban location but you can walk to a Walgreens and some cheap eats in the strip mall across the street. Bed was clean and comfortable and room was quiet. Breakfast is entirely a la carte, food... More 

Thank jrh825
Arlington, Virginia
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was the first time we stayed at this Courtyard and I was rather disappointed. Upon arriving the TV, Remote and Refrigerator did not work. Calling down to the front desk - "just plug it in". Oh ok, that is how that works. Since I arrived very late driving in I just went to sleep. Next Day remote did not... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I had stayed at this hotel before and had a great experience. Coming back, not so much. The first room I was had water pouring in from the window. Carpet soaked and drapes wet.Ok, it was raining outside. I was given a new room. Went to take a shower and the tub would not drain. Was heading back to the... More 

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Eric L, Front Desk Supervisor at Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

"Disappointing" Thanks for your response and feedback. Please forgive us for falling short of our goal of providing a warm comfortable stay while you were here. We hope if your travels bring you back to the Durham area that you would give us another chance to make it a better stay for you. Thanks Eric Liles Front Desk Supervisor More 

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45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my nephew as he was getting a tour of Duke university to play soccer. Hotel wasn't bad just you could here all the road traffic, not very soundproof doors or windows. Room was clean, no free breakfast, front desk was very nice and helpful though.

Thank Francesco D
Eric L, Front Desk Supervisor at Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

"College Visit" Thanks for your response and feedback. We appreciate your stay here with us at the Courtyard Durham. For your next visit to Durham please reach out to the hotel and request a room on the low side of the building. We would be more than happy to make that accomodation for you to keep you away from the... More 

Colne, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Outdated room overlooking block of offices. Breakfast not included in $180 per night stay. Coffee comes in a Starbucks plastic cup. Charged card $20 per day despite no purchases........ Would certainly not recommend, overpriced and you would find better facilities at a 2.5* hotel.

Thank Biffo65
Eric L, Front Desk Supervisor at Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

"Very poor" Thanks for your response and feedback. We apologize for you receiving a room facing the office building on the side of our hotel. We consider this to be the quiet side of our hotel in which most guest prefer. If you happen to come back to Durham you can always reach me here on site at the hotel... More 

Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I came to North Carolina for a friend's wedding on the 17th September. The wedding reception was held at Croasdale Golf Club nearby so this was the perfect base for us. We stayed for 3 nights. The hotel offered excellent value at $109 per night with the wedding party discount. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable.... More 

Thank CYuenUK
Eric L, Front Desk Supervisor at Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown, responded to this review

"Good value accommodation for a wedding party" Thanks for your response and feedback. We appreciate your positive feedback for your stay with us. As always we try to provide our memorable comfortable stay whenever staying at the Courtyard Durham. If your travels happen to bring you back to the Durham area we hope you choose to stay with us again.... More 

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Additional Information about Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown

Address: 1815 Front St, Durham, NC 27705-2512
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: $132 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 146
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Courtyard By Marriott Durham Duke University/Downtown Hotel Durham
Durham Courtyard
Durham Marriott
Courtyard Durham Duke University
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“No tips- heard all noise”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleSantos2013, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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