We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    The University Inn

    502 Elf St, Durham, NC 27705
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          Lock in the lowest price from our partners
          US$96US$99
          View Deal
          Traveller (5)
          Room & Suite (6)
          Hotel & Grounds (7)
          CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham - Duke University Medical Center Area
          304 reviews
          #33 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Millennium Durham
          706 reviews
          #35 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center
          696 reviews
          #1 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown
          265 reviews
          #28 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Overview
          • Excellent28%
          • Very good32%
          • Average27%
          • Poor5%
          • Terrible5%
          Travellers talk about
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Air Conditioning
          Non-Smoking Hotel
          Suites
          Accessible rooms
          Self-Serve Laundry
          Shuttle Bus Service
          Breakfast included
          2.0 Star Hotel
          All hotel details
          {"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
          CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham - Duke University Medical Center Area
          304 reviews
          #33 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Millennium Durham
          706 reviews
          #35 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center
          696 reviews
          #1 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown
          265 reviews
          #28 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Rooms
          Jun 4Jun 5
          |
          1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          Show Available Rooms
          Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 8 partner sites to see rooms from US$96.
          We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Durham hotels with availability
          Standard Room

          Getting you more information on this room

          Free Cancellation
          Select
          {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_POST_BOOK_LOGIN_CTA","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK","IB_NEW_REG_FLOW_POST_BOOK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "4cd789c044664e32806c108e1ec7664b", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":94275,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[109209608],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":4,"month":6,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":5,"month":6,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":96,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"4cd789c044664e32806c108e1ec7664b","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":99,"lowestMetaPrice":96,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":99,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":99,"lowestMetaPrice":96,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":99,"hotelName":"The University Inn","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjRjZDc4OWMwNDQ2NjRlMzI4MDZjMTA4ZTFlYzc2NjRiIiwiQUlLIjoiNmNhN2FjNTIwNGM4NGFmM2JjOTg2ZGQ5MDgyNDIzMGEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "04/06/2017", "checkOut": "05/06/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$96", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"53900288":"TravelocityEWS","79453508":"CheapTicketsEWS","32488151":"BookingCom","109209608":"HotelsCom2IB","32706745":"Expedia","78339319":"PricelineIB"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/hotels\/sherpa-TA.png\"\/>"}
          Write a Review
          Reviews (85)
          Traveller rating
          Traveller type
          Time of year
          Language

          11 - 15 of 85 reviews

          Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

          I agree with previous reviews concerning cleanliness & no frills... But it is adequate & SO convenient! I didn't want any more driving. It's better than my last stay in NJ at a Crowne Plaza, and the medical rate is a relief.

          2  Thank Is4bel2
          Reviewed 19 September 2016

          I went back to Duke after 5 years of graduating to attend the annual reunion in 2015 and wanted to stay in a safe and convenient location which is close to campus. University Inn provided just that - the free shuttle to and from the...More

          1  Thank Shishirkona
          Reviewed 8 September 2016

          I stayed here for a conference with some friends and was not awed by it. It is in a great location though so that is a plus. It is just a very dated hotel that could use some renovations. However, it was clean and provided...More

          Thank kparsons1989
          Reviewed 7 August 2016

          This hotel is in a good location if you need to be near Duke University Hospital. The outside of the hotel is very dated. The rooms are spacious, and clean. There are not enough sleeping pillows provided (2). Instead there are 4 massive square pillows...More

          Thank Mountaineer_Steve
          Reviewed 24 July 2016

          A clean sleep with the main positive being the proximity to Duke University Hospital. The rooms are old but well kept. There is a minimal breakfast-a complimentary shuttle that is very convenient. Doesn't appear to be very secure in the nighttime hours.

          1  Thank WILLIAM D
          CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham - Duke University Medical Center Area
          304 reviews
          #33 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Millennium Durham
          706 reviews
          #35 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center
          696 reviews
          #1 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown
          265 reviews
          #28 of 71 hotels in Durham
           
          About
          Awards & Recognition
          Certificate of Excellence
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator in room
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$98 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Suites
          • Number of rooms
          • 48
          • Reservation Options
          • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your The University Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
          • Location
          • United States >
          • North Carolina >
          • Durham
          • Also Known As
          • University Inn At Duke Hotel Durham
          Add Photo Photos
          Traveller (5)
          Room & Suite (6)
          Hotel & Grounds (7)
          Nearby
          CAMBRiA hotel & suites Durham - Duke University Medical Center Area
          304 reviews
          .03 km away
           
          Millennium Durham
          706 reviews
          1.50 km away
           
          JB Duke Hotel
          28 reviews
          1.60 km away
           
          Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center
          696 reviews
          1.12 km away
           
          Nearby Restaurants
          Cafe Parizade
          256 reviews
          1.01 km away
          Local 22 Kitchen & Bar
          118 reviews
          1.02 km away
          Guasaca
          26 reviews
          .92 km away
          Locopops Gourmet Popsicles
          55 reviews
          .71 km away
          Nearby Attractions
          Sarah P. Duke Gardens
          1,575 reviews
          .93 km away
          Duke University Chapel
          662 reviews
          .92 km away
          Duke University
          471 reviews
          .94 km away
          Cameron Indoor Stadium
          203 reviews
          1.42 km away
          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          ctrlweeks
          Does your shuttle travel to DPAC?
          21 March 2017|
          Answer
          Response from UniversityInnDuke | Property representative |
          Hi Ctrlweeks! Our hotel shuttle runs Monday thru Friday 7am to 9pm in a three mile radius of the hotel. This does include the DPAC! Thanks, University Inn
          0
          Votes
          Luvtigg
          Does this inn offer a fitness facility?
          18 March 2017|
          Answer Show all 4 answers
          Response from UniversityInnDuke | Property representative |
          Hi Luvtigg! We do not have a fitness center on the property. There is a great jogging trail nearby- Duke's Al Beuhler trail or we can recommend a fitness club nearby to fit your needs. Thanks- University Inn
          0
          Votes
          Robert C
          What if we need to stay longer, can we keep our room?
          14 November 2015|
          Answer Show all 2 answers
          Response from UniversityInnDuke | Property representative |
          Hi Robert! Typically it is not a problem to extend your stay and keep your same room. We recommend that you inform the front desk of any changes to your length of stay as soon as you can. We hope this helps!
          0
          Votes
          Room Tips
          "Call ahead and schedule your stay. They have limited rooms. The suites are amazing and for only 90$ for one..."
          Read review
          "If noise bothers you, ask to be some distance away from the washer and dryer."
          Read review
          "For not much more you can request a suite and have recliner, sofa, and dining table"
          Read review
          "all rooms are good"
          Read review
          Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
          Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing