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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 January 2016

It was so disgusting. My first room smelled terribly of smoke, so I asked for another. Slightly less terrible. I was so tired I just dealt with it, but woke up feeling sick, and it was soaked into my clothes the next day. There was a two inch gap between the bottom of the door and the ground. The sheets...

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Plano, Texas
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Nothing fancy, but very good value. Our room appeared to be recently refurbished. King bed was comfortable, room was clean, and it had a large fridge. Bath towels were very thin and a bit rough, but fully functional. I hear the area around it used to be a pretty bad neighborhood several years ago, but if so, things have been...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 July 2015

It was the cheapest price, it wasn't the best but I've seen worse. They Check in lady was nice and they do have free wifi. The only thing I seen wrong was the tub was peeling and the wall was patched up but it was very clean. Don't go to the little store if you are black or white they...

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Lenoir, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Have stayed there a few times before, very dissatisfied at this stay. Owner seemed very rude, the sheets on the bed were stained and the room smelled of urine. Slide lock didn't work, glass was all over the parking lot, pool wasn't opened as advertised. Room had a very strong foul smell, floors weren't cleaned. Didn't get discount for AARP....

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2Thank Stormie K
Reviewed 23 May 2013

1) they had roaches and bedbugs 2) the quality of the room sucked( water wouldn't get hot, tv was small as heck, no microwave, curtains were raggedy, floors weren't properly cleaned) 3) housekeeper cleaned the tub out with the same broom swept the floor with 4) the hallway by the staircase reeked of urine 5) the walls are paper thin,...

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7Thank aswann78
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 November 2012 via mobile

Cheap enough, but you get what you pay for. I have stayed in worse and better for the money. Rooms are pretty worn. Somewhat clean. (Its not a Best Western) But its worth the money, about $52.00 thru Pricelne. Matress is comfortable, TV channels, adequate, micro fridge in the room. Traveling cheap, go for it.

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1Thank RayWarner
Reviewed 17 November 2012

My fiancee and i stayed here for one night the room was terriable it wouldnt even lock I was told we could have cats with a small fee we only have 2 they told me it was no pets allowed even though in the rooms it says that there are the guy they have working in the front is so...

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2Thank Zjonesshearin
Stanley, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 June 2012

This Place Is The worst Place to stay. They have bed bugs they have shortages in there rooms and roaches everywhere mold and mildew PLEASE DON'T STAY HERE YOU WILL WASTE YOUR MONEY AND THEY WONT GIVE YOUR MONEY BACK TO GO FIND A BETTER HOTEL EITHER THIS IS THE WORST MISTAKE WE HAVE MADE.............Druggies running free in the parking...

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3Thank Travis B
Potomac, Maryland
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Where to begin....took about 30 minutes for us to get checked in at the front desk (Indian guy has no idea whats going on). While waiting we notice the sketchy people floating around the parking lot without cars...pregnant women, old black men with their son, white trashy looking people, Mexicans with white vans. Finally get into our room (thank god...

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5Thank UMDgraduate2011
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We didn't get to say actually. First room smelled like sour milk and mold. Second room had a broken door. Third room was already OCCUPIED! Forth and last room we tried was a smoking room even though the hotel insisted it wasn't. We left to go someplace else.

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abvidurham, Manager at Carolina Duke Inn, responded to this review

Dear wlgiradio, Thank you for sharing a review with us. I am sorry to hear about the negative experience you encountered with us. I am sorry that we could not meet your expectations. Regards, Kaupind-GM Americas Best Value Inn-Durham, NC

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 110 room, award-winning Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn is located in Raleigh-Durham just beside the I 85 over-pass and is 1.5 miles from Duke University, Duke University Medical Center, and VA Hospital with complimentary shuttle service to all. Every room comes with microwave, refrigerator, premium continental breakfast, 72 channels plus Showtime, data port (most have complimentary high speed internet access and there is free wireless in the lobby), iron and ironing board, coffeemaker and free newspaper. Outdoor Seasonal Pool is open June-September. Deluxe rooms offer additionally: 27" TV, Sealy Posturpedic Royal Trilogy mattress, complimentary high speed internet access (upon request), hairdryer, and brand new furnishings. Our goal is to provide you conveniently located, comfortable lodging at a value price. We are convinced that, should you compare us, you will not find a better value on I-85. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carolina Duke Inn

Address: 2517 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705-3306 (Formerly Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn)
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: RM270 - RM288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carolina Duke Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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Also Known As:
Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Hotel Durham
Americas Best Value Inn Durham
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