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Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel

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Reviewed 9 June 2010

Not what I expected, but it suited us for a 2 night stay when visiting Duke. Less than 10 minutes to Duke. The staff looked after us well, especially my wife who drinks decaff coffee, she got a fresh pot to herself each morning. Ignore the directions when you use a GPS or online maps, there is direct access to...

Thank NebraskaRed
Reviewed 28 March 2010

We have stayed at this hotel at least five times over the past few years. Everything has been very satisfactory until our last stay. When we first went in I noticed a lot of crumbs under the table-no big deal housekeeping could have been rushed. Had to meet family, came back in time to watch Duke in play-offs. Pulled out...

1Thank ziggywv
Reviewed 30 June 2009

Easy on-off from I-40. Park-like setting. Just a short ride from great eating. Intimately close to Duke University and its lovely walking forest. This is a family owned motel, and the family went out of their way to make our stop restful and satisfying. Call them direct and talk to them about your needs. Ours were unusual and involved vehicle...

Thank LateLifeBiker
Hendersonville, NC
Reviewed 7 January 2009

We stayed for two nights for my visit to the Duke Clinics. Our room was just right--clean, pretty, very comfortable. Beds were yummy--so comfortable I slept like a baby. Staff and owners very friendly and helpful, particularly with driving directions and restaurant suggestions. Owner gave true above-and-beyond-the-call assistance when we accidentally left a good tweed jacket behind. She went to...

Thank driverl3
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 1 January 2009

Don't let the older facade of this motel fool you. The rooms have been recently remodeled with appointments equal to much higher dollar hotels. Yes, the rooms are small and the bathroom small too (no less than many high end hotels), but the bed and furniture were every bit as nice as rooms costing more than twice as much. On...

Thank Tumbleweed_Travelers
Colorado Springs CO
Reviewed 11 June 2008

I thought this hotel looked pretty nice for the money and I had my sister in law drive by and she said it looked pretty nice. But our first impression was that the room is small and the bathroom is even smaller. We had a king size bed the was comfortable even for someone who doesn't like regular spring mattresses....

1Thank BeckyLynn_72
South Carolina
Reviewed 9 April 2008

The door had a huge crack all the way around the frame, if it had rained, the floor would have been soaked due to the huge gap at the bottom of the door.The windows were screwed to the frame so you could not open them. The bed was horribly uncomfortable. The sheets on the bed would not stay on the...

Thank cheyannsmom
Washington D.C.
Reviewed 14 September 2007

My wife and I were a little skeptical because you never know what you are getting with a 2-star-ish motel. We did want a place that was dog friendly, so this Best Western it ended up being. The charge for our dog was an additional $10, by the way. It wasn't the nicest room, but for the price is was...

3Thank TravelTimeGuy
newport news, va
Reviewed 16 July 2007

Surprisingly nice and comfortable. I dont like motels but was very comfortable, very quaint and country.

Thank rmslil
Reviewed 26 June 2007

This is about the 3rd time I have stayed at this motel. It's just your basic motel but it's clean, has some nice homey touches, and the lady who's there at night (Holly) made me feel like a guest, not just a customer. I got the feeling she was looking out for me, a woman traveling alone, particuarly; she put...

1Thank hailahh

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: RM290 - RM290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Durham Skyland Magnuson Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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