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4.4 out of 5

"Location excellent for those participating or visiting Duke University and, specifically, the medical center. Reasonable fees. Rooms were spacious an ... " More

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Durham VA Medical Center in Durham

In Durham

Your stay at this hotel will put you steps from Durham VA Medical Center and a 5-minute walk from Duke University. Duke University Hospital and Sarah P. Duke Gardens are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free area shuttle

This hotel includes free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. A free area shuttle is offered as well. Self parking is offered and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$99* Per night/room Dec 17 - Dec 18

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

University Inn Durham next to Duke University Medical Center ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for University Inn Durham next to Duke University Medical Center

Everyone (14) Business (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Location excellent for those participating or visiting Duke University and, specifically, the medical center. Reasonable fees. Rooms were spacious and mine was extraordinarily clean. The bed was very comfortable and the rooms well-supplied with clean linens. microwave and TV Other than a small food "store" in the lobby (which was very reasonably priced), there are few amenities. But within walking distance of places to eat. I would definitely stay again.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 7, 2022

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5 out of 5
Its right across from Duke medical center. Easy acess in and out of hotel.

Posted by , from Dublin virginia on Dec 17, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

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4 out of 5
We checked in late due to delayed flights. The lady at check in was really nice. The rest of the time there the staff at the desk acted like i was bothering them. One sighed when i asked her about local transport and put her phone (movie) on pause. The main complaint i had was the hotel transit. We got a ride to the Duke University stadium. This man was pleasant and told us history of Duke. I called to be picked up and no one came after 50 minutes. I called back and a man who spoke no English told me i was in the wrong place. Apparently he had no idea where Cameron Stadium is despite my giving him the address on the sign. He told me i had to walk somewhere to be picked up even though i was standing where i was dropped off. I doubt he even tried to get us. I called Lyft who was there in 2 minutes. The room was really big, we got the kitchenette and beds were comfortable. Room was very clean. If the transit had actually completed our trip and the staff was nicer at the front desk I'd have given a 5 because the room was great.

Posted by on May 26, 2019

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5 out of 5
I have stayed at this hotel several times over the years when I am going to see Celtic Woman at the beautiful Durham Performing Arts Center. This hotel has always been very kind and the room are aways very clean. I will stay here again.

Posted by , from Lenoir City, Tennesse on Mar 24, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel

Nice place loved the free shuttle during the week. Verrazano friendly staff. Clean rooms. I will stay there again next time I am in Durham!

Posted by on May 8, 2018

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5 out of 5
Hotel was older but very well taken care of. Staff and shuttle drivers were personable and helpful.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017

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About the University Inn Durham next to Duke University Medical Center

Location 502 Elf St, Durham, NC 27705

Property Features

University Inn Durham next to Duke University Medical Center offers its guests coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and a television in a common area. WiFi is free in public spaces. A free area shuttle within 3 miles is available. Parking is available for a fee. This Durham hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1988
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Durham Station (3.6 km / 2.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 3 miles
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

University Inn Durham next to Duke University Medical Center offers 48 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Durham hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 25

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 18
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 8.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • University Inn Duke Hospital
  • University Inn Duke Hospital Durham
  • University Inn Durham across Duke Hospital
  • University Durham across Duke Hospital

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.