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Fairmont, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2011

This hotel had multiple women who were soliciting men ALL Night Long!, The Pizza Delivery Guy wouldn't deliver there, unitil I promised him a hefty tip (not kidding), abandoned cars, drivers continouosly cruising the parking lot at slow speeds interested in what I don't know...? The room stated no smoking, but reaked of cigarettes and beer, the towels were clean,... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to communicate to us why our service and amenities did not meet your expectations. We wish to address your needs and provide the best solution available to resolve your issue as soon as possible. We will further evaluate how we can prevent this problem from occurring again in the future. Please... More 

Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2010

The rooms were okay. The staff was nice but could not help us turn off the flashing red light on the phone despite multiple requests. If breakfast is important to you, don't stay here. It was Cheerios, Rice Krispies, and white bread. Bed was a little soft but okay. Room was supposed to be non-smoking, but there was still a... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for taking time to share a review about our hotel. We are happy to know you enjoyed our friendly staff. We take great pride in exceeding guest expectations. We sincerely apologize about the telephone message light not working. We have recently hired a telephone repair company who will be replacing the phone system equipment. Please... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2010

I normally except the "way the things are" but in this case this motel needs serious attention. Rooms are nice size, but the walls are patched, wall paper falling off, stains on the tub. Breakfast is lacking and the coffee which I tried 3 days tastied strange. One double door to the lobby was blocked with a cone, guess it... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest: Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay at our property. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you felt you experienced with us. There is never an excuse for providing anything less than great service. All claims against this property will be further investigated and corrected where necessary. I hope you will... More 

Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2009

Although I clearly booked a "double deluxe" with 2 king beds, online, they were not able to find my reservation anddenied offering 2 king beds. The room was a dump! The stand/dresser had 3 drawers in it, all broken. The bedding was moderately clean. The floor had not been vacuumed. There wasn't a single waste basket in the room. The... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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189 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2009

I have mixed feelings about this place...On the one hand, the staff is great. I had booked the wrong date and by the time I noticed it, a free cancellation wasn't possible anymore. However, they set the booking on the right date free of charge. I'm grateful for that. Nonetheless, we didn't have a pleasant experience at all. When we... More 

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London
1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2009

You will struggle to find a place to stay as cheap as this one, especially a place which offers the same range of facilities. Each room is big, with a fridge, microwave, couch, TV, writing desk etc. There's a pool, free internet and small gym also. There is even a superb laundrette nearby for those who need to wash their... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2009

The front desk service was good and i didn't the room i had frist the guest who were on both sides stayed up all night speaking and with their television on to high could not sleep ,but i had that changed the next morning and moved to a quiet area.The room had a strong odor from the carpet and the... More 

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nj
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2009

This is nice comforable place, rooms are big and well maintained Outside you feel like old property but good value for money

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2008

Sketchy clientele; no HBO as advertised; wireless internet in room does not work and has not for weeks as I understand it and free access was advertised; smelly non-smoking room; breakfast is terrible; no special mattresses as advertised; personnel are friendly, but that is about it. How this place would win an award I have no idea. Good location. Cheap... More 

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North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2008

The room was clean, bathroom clean and front staff nice. Something went wrong with electrical outlets for coffee and orange juice machines for breakfast. Had a little trouble with card scanning to open room door. However during our two night stay everything was good especially for the price. It was very close to Duke Children Hospital and we also dropped... More 

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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 )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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 Road, Durham, NC 27705 (Formerly Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn)
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: RM273 - RM290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Carolina Duke Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 110
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