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Douglasville,GA
Reviewed 12 December 2006

Best Value Carolina Duke Inn..AKA MOTOR INN… My fiancé and I stayed here 12-8-06 for an interview at the Duke Hospital. When we first pulled up we almost turned around to leave! The outside reminds me of a truck stop. This place needs some outside renovations. After a minute of talking I went to go check and just see what...

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BVCarolinaDukeInn, General Manager at Carolina Duke Inn, responded to this review

Dear Georgian 99, Thank you for your recent comments. I do appreciate all feed back and understand the feelings you fiance might have had staying here. I feel that this is, however, very good opportunity to explain why we have kept Carolina Duke Motor Inn a motor inn. When I was a child in Durham NC, there were a total...

Seattle, WA
Reviewed 26 August 2006

My two brothers and I needed a place to crash at 3 am before a funeral the next day. I had read the reviews and was looking forward to having wireless internet. The room was pretty shabby, only two towels and the man at the window (the lobby was not open after 11 pm) could have let us know that...

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BVCarolinaDukeInn, General Manager at Carolina Duke Inn, responded to this review

Dear NWGrrl, I am very sorry you had an unpleasant stay. Some people have an adverse reaction to our exterior which we have not changed for two reasons. First, we feel that this motel is an important part of Durham's history and, so, feel that it should look as it always has. Second, our rates are very low for what...

Yuma, Arizona
Reviewed 21 May 2006

We paid about 60 for a one night stay. The bed and furniture is up to date. The room was clean. The continental breakfast was above average. The outside scared me a little, but all inside was well.

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Washington DC, USA
Reviewed 8 January 2006

The Carolina-Duke Inn was the only lodging we could find in Durham that would both accommodate our dog and offer high-speed Internet. We also chose it for its reasonably-priced rooms. The inn is not impressive at all from the outside, with ugly Duke-blue doors that contrast unpleasantly with the brick walls of the two stories of open corridors. Based on...

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MKS
Reviewed 19 July 2005

This place reminded me of the places I used to go as a kid. The exterior is really old while the interior is very modern. I loved the bed in the deluxe room, and the continental breakfast was very good. I felt the place was clean and inviting and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeble. All in all I...

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Memphis
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2005

This motel is fine for a one night's stay, but I wouldn't go for more than that. I felt like I had stepped back in time to a true "motor inn". However, I must admit the beds are wonderful! It might be the best hotel/motel bed I've ever had. I did, however, feel like I always needed to wear my...

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Martinsville, VA
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15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2004

Okay, the outside of this hotel is very old. A friend of mine told me they had luxury rooms for around sixty dollars, so I wend ahaed and tried, but the outside will make you wonder. Its clean and all, but it looks like something from the pages of yesteryear. Anyway, by Faith I went ahead and WOW! The room...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 110 room, award-winning Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn is located in Raleigh-Durham just beside the I 85 over-pass and is 1.5 miles from Duke University, Duke University Medical Center, and VA Hospital with complimentary shuttle service to all. Every room comes with microwave, refrigerator, premium continental breakfast, 72 channels plus Showtime, data port (most have complimentary high speed internet access and there is free wireless in the lobby), iron and ironing board, coffeemaker and free newspaper. Outdoor Seasonal Pool is open June-September. Deluxe rooms offer additionally: 27" TV, Sealy Posturpedic Royal Trilogy mattress, complimentary high speed internet access (upon request), hairdryer, and brand new furnishings. Our goal is to provide you conveniently located, comfortable lodging at a value price. We are convinced that, should you compare us, you will not find a better value on I-85. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carolina Duke Inn

Address: 2517 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27705 (Formerly Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn)
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: $80 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carolina Duke Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Hotel Durham
Americas Best Value Inn Durham
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Seaford, Delaware, United States

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