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4.3 out of 5

"Nice place. Close to campus. Some pretentious staff with little explanation of property. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 09 Nov 2022

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel near Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Near the airport

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Duke University and Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke University Chapel and Sarah P. Duke Gardens are also within 2 miles (3 km).

18-hole golf course

A golf course, 3 restaurants, and an indoor pool are all featured at this boutique hotel. Family-friendly amenities include an arcade/game room and in-room childcare. Enjoy the gym and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Single Room, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$199* Per night/room Feb 21 - Feb 22

Standard Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Suite, Golf View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Two Double beds with Golf Course View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Terrace View Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Nice place. Close to campus. Some pretentious staff with little explanation of property.

Posted by , from GLEN MILLS on Nov 9, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 3, 2023 by Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the location and the hotel. We will share your experience with our team. We hope to see you back in the future!

3 out of 5
I ordered scallops from the restaurant for room service. They smelled like ammonia, which means they’ve gone bad. The restaurant refunded my appetizer, but I had already taken a bite. Luckily I didn’t get sick. Other than that the stay was fine. The property could probably be updated technologically. For example, I was using a phone from the 90s to call for room service, but always got a busy signal: something I haven’t heard in a decade.

Posted by , from West Roxbury on Dec 29, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 6, 2022 by Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Thank you for staying with us and providing this feedback. We are sorry things were not up to our normal high standards. We have addressed the issues with our culinary team. We are glad that your stay was otherwise good. We hope that you will consider us again next time you are in the area.

5 out of 5
Beautiful property, excellent restaurant on-site. Walkable to the Duke campus and Sarah Duke Gardens. Very nice rooms and a beautiful golf course with wildlife everywhere.

Posted by on Jul 8, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 10, 2021 by Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Thank you for the wonderful comments! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will be back to see us again soon!

5 out of 5
It is very charming and very conveniently located.

Posted by , from San Francisco on Feb 12, 2020

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5 out of 5
Staffers were very responsive to the needs of the guests.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2019

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2 out of 5
When I checked in I was asked "Why are you in Durham" which was quite weird....in a suite that the air conditioning was loud and the shower both the shower knob fell off the wall when I turned the water on and the drain was clogged so water just filled up the to almost overflowing onto the bathroom floor....this hotel is beautiful but room was not up to the standard for this hotel..

Posted by on Jul 16, 2019

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5 out of 5
There is nothing NOT to like there. It's one of the finest hotels at which I've ever stayed. Staff is primo, value is incredible, rooms are beautiful and in magnificent condition. They had a shuttle that allowed me to leave my car in the parking lot and not have to worry about parking in the wrong parking spaces. This hotel is a gem. I will ALWAYS stay there when I come back to visit my hometown of Durham. It's the finest hotel in the area. Much better than the Carolina Inn, and much less expensive. By paying for Washington Duke reservation in advance, I incurred a huge savings in the cost of the room.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 11, 2019 by WashingtonDukeInn

Dear Valued Guest, It's our pleasure to welcome you upon each of your return visits to Durham! We are thrilled to hear just how much you love the Inn. We greatly appreciate your kind remarks about our staff, service and comfortable accommodations. We are already looking forward to your next stay! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! Anna Marie Lawson Director of Special Services

5 out of 5
Washington Duke Inn is one of the finest, if not THE finest hotel at which I've ever stayed. Everything about the place is first rate. The staff is so friendly and helpful. I love that they have a free shuttle so I didn't have to drive my car around the campus and park it somewhere it might get ticketed because of my not understanding guest parking there. They're simply one of the greatest hotels ever. I also stayed at Carolina Inn (which was both more expensive and paled in comparison to Washington Duke, and Siena Hotel (same trip--three hotels) which was lovely.

Posted by , from New York City, NY on Mar 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 11, 2019 by WashingtonDukeInn

Dear Phil, We are so honored to receive such an outstanding review! Our team takes great pride in making sure each guest has a magnificent stay. Reading your comments lets us know that we are fulfilling our promises to our guests. Thank you for your review. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again! Anna Marie Lawson Director of Special Services

5 out of 5

A quick but wonderful respite

Pros: Absolutely everything.
Cons: The architectural style conjured up feelings of aristocracy with its dark furniture and deep colors. It fit the building but I prefer “light!”
Location: The Inn is surrounded by its golf course and the Duke University buildings and gardens. Several historical sites are nearby as well.
My husband and I were thrilled with our overnight stay at the Washington Duke Inn. It was pricey but we splurged for our 50th anniversary. We live thirty minutes away from the site but it felt like we had traveled into the mountain lushness so lovely was the environment and grounds. This trip left us both with a lovely memory.

Posted by , from Chapel Hill, NC on Jun 24, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 29, 2018 by WashingtonDukeInn

Dear Regina, We are truly honored that you selected the Inn to celebrate your 50th Anniversary. To hear that it was a wonderful respite is truly heartwarming. Thank you for allowing us to be the backdrop for such a special occasion. We hope you will return to make many more memories with us! Anna Marie Lawson Director of Special Services

2 out of 5

NO A/C

Pros: Definitely the premier place to stay in Durham, but getting a little dated.
Never been in a motel before where there was no setting on the thermostat to turn the a/c on. It was a FAN ONLY thermostat. I turned the wheel for the temp setting just to see/hear what happened. Nothing! I've stayed there many times and the a/c unit makes a loud "thunk" sound when the compressor comes on. Come to think of it, I think all the thermostats may have been that way. They are all very difficult to get the temp you want. Perhaps this one just didn't work at all. We've decided that for one night (medical overnight for DUMC) Washington Duke, the premier place to stay, just isn't worth the premium anymore. Sorry.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 25, 2017 by Anna Lawson, Director of Special Services

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We sincerely apologize for the AC unit issues you experienced in the room. All of our guest rooms have adjustable thermostats. It sounds like this one might have had an issue with it if you were not getting your preferred temperature. Please feel comfortable to contact us if you ever have a problem. We have professional and courteous staff available 24-7 that can handle these issues. Again, please accept our sincere apology that your stay was not as we would have hoped. Sincerely,

About the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Location 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705

Property Features

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club offers its guests a golf course, an indoor pool, and a health club. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 24300 square feet (2258 square meters) and includes a conference center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the family-friendly Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. You'll have access to the outdoor pool and health club at a partner property. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Durham hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 271 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 24300 sq ft of conference space
  • 2258 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1988
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet , Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access , Internet access (complimentary)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access - wireless , Internet access in public areas - high speed

Parking

Free long-term parking , Free self parking , Valet parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: Durham Station (4.7 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking; valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club offers 271 accommodations with espresso makers and safes. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Durham hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Microwaves, refrigerators, and in-room massages can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has 3 restaurants on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including a health club. In addition to an indoor pool, other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Accessibility

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

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests will receive an email 5 days before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests will receive an email 5 days before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Car not required
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Security system
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 18
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 20 for adults and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Uncovered valet parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 15 per night
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Duke Inn
  • Duke Washington
  • Duke Washington Inn
  • Washington Duke
  • Washington Duke Durham
  • Washington Duke Inn
  • Washington Duke Inn Durham
  • Washington Inn Duke
  • Washington Duke Inn And Golf Club Hotel Durham
  • Washington Duke & Golf Durham
  • Washington Duke Inn Golf Club
  • Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Hotel
  • Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Durham
  • Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Hotel Durham

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 3 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.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*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.