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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel
View Map
{"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}
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 20: English reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This place is terrible. They normally charge $70 nightly rates and $40 to $50 for weekly rates. I caught them several times trying to go up on the price on my receipt. Im certain they don't know their original prices or they treat their rooms like gas and go up and down depending on business. I had a friend from...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank michael s
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My room lacked toilet paper; the refrigerator stopped working sometime overnight; the tv channels were lousy; and you don't even get those small containers of shampoo, etc., they put dispensers on the walls instead, like in a restroom at an airport. These people are cheap cheap cheap.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank NotMy R
Bassett
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We love staying here when returning to Duke for medical check-ups. We have been coming here for 4 years 2-3 times a year. Albeit a bit older than many hotels, the rooms are always clean and the management is helpful. We come, check in knowing we have tv, wifi, microwave and a refrigerator, a quiet nite's rest near the forest...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Susan M
Reviewed 16 November 2015

This is now called the Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel or the Skyland Inn. Either way, I will not be visiting again. This is a run-down hotel that has made updates to keep it from going under. But it is in an area that just feels like a total remodel of the property would not bring the profits needed to justify...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Aaron P
West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This is an old Best Western or similar type of chain hotel now owned by individuals. Knowing you are going to a Mom and Pop place your expectations should be on cleanliness and ability to sleep. The owners and other family members were super nice and helpful, The grounds were clean and so was the room. They do have a...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Bob L
Plainfield, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 May 2014

One of the worst motor coach experiences EVER! My wife and I drove 9 hours from New Jersey to Durham, NC for a church program. The accommodations was not fairly represented according to the photos on Expedia. We can over look those issues. The game changer was approx. 10:00pm we was trying to get some very needed rest...when all of...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank ENOR918
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 October 2013

I have stayed here in the past a few times. The first time I was surprised that a small motel like this was maintained so well and the staff was very friendly. I admit it has been a few years since my last stay, and the first since it seems it was bought out by the parent company Magnuson. When...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank IT G
Maspalomas, Spain
Reviewed 26 April 2013

It is very clean, spotless I would say, this is probably the first thing I look at when deciding if I want to stay in a hotel room, and trust me, the owner of this place really did an outstanding job. The rooms are also nicely decorated, basically as nicely as you would have your own bedroom, with nice soft,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank NiKkOsAn
LEXINGTON
Reviewed 4 December 2012

I've been staying here for many many years. I like that its really quiet and the surroundings are peaceful. In the past couple of stays though it seems to be heading toward failure. I think we were the only ones staying in the hotel one of the nights we were there. The facility is older but the rooms are clean....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank IMSwimnoid
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 October 2012

This motel was excellent ! The owners were exceptional . Convience was great. Close to everything. Duke, chapel hill, Raleigh ,meban and hillsborough were all so easy to access from all the major hays.& interstates. Rooms were clean. Location was very quaint & quiet. The pool was great too. It closed shortly after we arrived for the winter. All in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kristine B

30 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Durham
9.1 km away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hillsborough
6.6 km away
Comfort Inn Medical Park
Comfort Inn Medical Park
#40 of 72 in Durham
40 reviews
18.9 km away
Extended Stay America - Durham - Research Triangle Park - Hwy 54
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.7 km away
Red Roof Inn Durham Duke University Medical Center
4.9 km away
Quality Inn & Suites Medical Park
6.4 km away
Courtyard Durham Near Duke University/Downtown
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel

Address: 5400 US Highway 70 W, Durham, NC 27705-9036
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: RM280 - RM333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Odigeo, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel 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.
Also Known As:
Best Western Durham
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay