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Carolina Duke Inn
Ranked #62 of 71 Hotels in Durham
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 cleaned up a lot.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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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 are very predjiduce they will speak Spanish and tell u they don't know anything.

Room Tip: It is on the city bus line near a very good bar b que
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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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. Could have found a much nicer room at same price, or cheaper. There were random people around the hotel just cruising around, and making noises at all hours of the night.. No coffee pot in room as advertised. Bugs were in the bathtub. Beds were hard as rocks and the comforters weren't clean. Very disgusted and didn't feel comfortable especially since the slider lock couldn't be fixed..

Room Tip: Future reference, do not stay here!!!
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled on business
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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, you hear all kinds of noises all during the night
6) the foreign front desk clerk was rude and unprofessional
7) NO privacy what- so- ever
8) staircase need repairing
I could go on and on

7  Thank aswann78
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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.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Additional Information about Carolina Duke Inn

Address: 2517 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (Formerly Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn)
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #62 of 71 Hotels in Durham
Price Range: RM 300 - RM 343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carolina Duke Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 110
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 
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