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Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University/Downtown


1815 Front St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 309-1500
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Photo of J. Alex Baumann J. Alex Baumann
Feb 23, 2020 5

Nice and clean - good soaps and towels and beds, etc. was very pleasantly surprised. Have stayed in other Marriott properties that are “4 stars” and were pretty equivalent to this place at 3 stars. Worth every dollar.

Photo of Shahid Khan Shahid Khan
Mar 7, 2020 5

Best place to stay as the area is very competitive price wise. Best customer service. I wish free breakfast for all customers. The pool was closed as it was outdoor and it was winter. Rooms are very spacious, clean with no smell. Restrooms are also very clean with in the room and corridors. I would love to stay here if visited the area again.

Photo of alvin hernandez alvin hernandez
Jun 29, 2020 5

Very nice and well worth the price. Front desk was courteous and got me checked in with no issues. Definitely recommend.

Photo of Blue Skies Blue Skies
Jul 7, 2020 5

Very clean and new. Comfortable bed. Highly recommend.

Photo of Patra Diggs Patra Diggs
Jul 21, 2020 4

Nice Hotel, clean, close to restaurants and gas! Wish there was a discount for essential workers staying away from home.

Photo of Janet Handy Janet Handy
Jul 16, 2020 5

Great stopping point for our trip to MD from GA. The location is right off 85 so no having to wind around into town, just get off the exit.

Photo of Gray Andrews Gray Andrews
Jul 25, 2020 4

Great room, great price, sadly restaurant and breakfast was closed due to COVID, but the breakfast go bags were fine.

Photo of Tejuana Keyes Tejuana Keyes
Aug 30, 2020 5

Bed is very comfortable. Will stay there again!!

Photo of Catie Neilson Catie Neilson
Sep 25, 2020 5

Room was great, clean and welcoming. Lobby and shared spaces looked well maintained. Employees were very polite.

Photo of Donnie Lee Donnie Lee
Jan 21, 2021 5

Was very nice,clean. A very good place too stay a few days. Would recommend to anyone.

Photo of Vickie Smith Vickie Smith
Mar 22, 2021 5

The best place to stay! Everyone is great and go out of their way to make you feel at home

Photo of Dawn L Dawn L
Mar 19, 2021 3

Not worth the price! Room was clean and comfortable but not to the level I experienced at other Courtyards by Marriott. The front desk staff was ok. The bistro staff was not very pleasant. The hotel may have been too busy for the bistro to accommodate the amount of customers it had, in a timely manner, which affected service. I was never able to successfully connect to wifi with my phone. When I went to the front desk for help, the lady simply said she had never been able to successfully connect with her phone either. She gave me their help desk number. I called and I was told the wifi was down (even though I was able to connect with my laptop).

Photo of Dawn L Dawn L
Mar 22, 2021 3

FYI: This review was posted shortly after my stay in November 2018. Not worth the price! Room was clean and comfortable but not to the level I experienced at other Courtyards by Marriott. The front desk staff was ok. The bistro staff was not very pleasant. The hotel may have been too busy for the bistro to accommodate the amount of customers it had, in a timely manner, which affected service. I was never able to successfully connect to wifi with my phone. When I went to the front desk for help, the lady simply said she had never been able to successfully connect with her phone either. She gave me their help desk number. I called and I was told the wifi was down (even though I was able to connect with my laptop).

Photo of Lori Payne Lori Payne
Apr 13, 2021 4

2nd stay. Clean room and common areas. A little mix up with the room but overall good tome.

Photo of Helena Hendrix Helena Hendrix
Apr 28, 2021 5

I go to the Marriott every 3months to see an oncology specialist. The staff is always kind and very helpful. We've had different staff at the desk and each one has been wonderful. I'll stay there for each of my visits to Duke Cancer center.

Photo of HL Lowy HL Lowy
May 16, 2021 3

Courtyard is a very dependable brand from Marriott. This one though, it was obvious, was struggling just a tad with staff, etc. almost certainly due to the pandemic followed by the reopening. Totally COVID compliant but just seemed a bit short staffed.

Photo of **Under Construction** NytroVEVO **Under Construction** NytroVEVO
Jun 9, 2021 5

Nice hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and spacious. Had a great experience and would definitely recommend

Photo of Malika Lively Malika Lively
Jun 23, 2021 5

Noemi was great! I She went above and behind. The hospitality at this hotel is remarkable. In adddion, I was upgraded to a beautiful suite. The suite was very clean and refreshing. Thank you do much for making my stay enjoyable. It was so enjoyable, I booked next weekend for 3 nights. Thanks Malika Lively

Photo of Harrison Henke Harrison Henke
Jun 24, 2021 5

Amazing, friendly and SUPER HARD WORKING staff make this place more than worth staying at.

Photo of Scott Kozloff Scott Kozloff
Jul 6, 2021 4

Check in was a little long, as there was a soccer tournament in town and people asking silly questions; wouldn't have been an issue if there was more than one person at the desk. Still, extremely friendly front desk person, apologized for the wait, and check on proceeded. Room was typical Courtyard, which is great, as usual. Clean, no musty smell, all good. Check out was some and off we go. Decent hotel right off the highway in Durham.

Photo of Musette Steger Musette Steger
May 13, 2021 5

Great location. You can walk right across the street to a strip mall which has a little bit of everything including three restaurants where you can choose Mediterranean, Italian or Mexican food. Right next door is a BP gas station so if you are jonesing for soda or some nibbles or even a cup of coffee that doesn't cost $5 you can get it there. The Courtyard has a little bistro in the morning that's open and you can get cereal, danishes, or Starbucks offerings. I don't know what it is about Marriott but this is the third one I've stayed in during the past month where the ice maker on the floor is not operational. The floor above me or below me always is. Is this a new policy for Marriott, every other floor does not have an operational ice maker? I would stay here again it's a good location, has very friendly staff, a gym and the room is comfortable so you can tell COVID has affected them when it comes to little things

Photo of martin frederiksen martin frederiksen
Aug 31, 2021 4

Great room just wish I were there for more than 5 hrs of sleep to enjoy it.

Photo of Sherry Wei Hodge Sherry Wei Hodge
Sep 26, 2021 5

Facilities were clean and staff friendly. Big shout out to Shelton who was so professional, courteous and nice!

Photo of scott Kozloff scott Kozloff
Oct 2, 2021 5

My wife and I have to travel to Durham North Carolina each week, and this courtyard has always been a great place to stay for us. Marco the general manager hires excellent people, they are all friendly and no their jobs well. I've never had a problem checking in, checking out, or asking for anything that I need. We will be continuing to stay here in the future.

Photo of A E Attraversato A E Attraversato
Oct 2, 2021 5

The room was very clean, large and quiet. The bed was comfortable. This was a really nice place to stay the night while traveling. I would recommend it. [King bed, first floor, booked through AARP]

Photo of Adolfo Lambert Adolfo Lambert
Nov 30, 2021 5

Its an older property but recently renovated, the rooms are clean, the front staff is great, the beds are terrific Highly recommended

Photo of Danny K Danny K
Oct 30, 2019 5

Staff was very helpful and professional. Gave me suggestions on places to go. There's a shopping center across the street which has a Walgreens and various places to eat and a nail salon. There is a pool in the back and most rooms have a little balcony where you can sit.

Photo of Dana Corriere Dana Corriere
Nov 23, 2019 5

Excellent stay. Clean. Friendly staff. Easy check in and out. Comfortable beds. Hot shower. Soft towels. Will be staying here again.

Photo of Kyle Norwood Kyle Norwood
Nov 24, 2019 4

Great clean and spacious rooms. TVs allow you to sign I to Netflix and other accounts. No continental breakfast and bathtub was really narrow.

Photo of Casey Williams Casey Williams
Dec 22, 2019 4

The only reason I am giving this property 4 stars is because the staff was extremely friendly... this hotel needs some serious upgrades. While I can't say my room wasn't clean, everything appeared so old and run down. The bathtub was extremely small, my toilet kept running, and the bed has seen its day. Someone tried to get in my room at the middle of the morning, and it sounded as if the people next door was in my room all night. To my knowledge this is the only Marriott property close to Duke, as I'm a rewards member. I'll definitely do more research before my next visit to see if there's other options for accommodating me during my business trip. As I mentioned before the staff really appeared to enjoy their jobs. The young man working in the restaurant during breakfast was the friendliest person I've seen in a while. Not sure what his name is, I know he was working the morning shift and said he is still in high school.

Photo of Keaton Sunchild Keaton Sunchild
Jan 12, 2020 3

Hotel was clean, and was in a safe location and close to Duke. However, I booked this hotel because the website said that there was a free shuttle to and from campus. I called a few days before my arrival to confirm the shuttle and the front desk assured me that there would be a shuttle. When I got to the hotel on a Friday afternoon, I asked when the next shuttle for campus left, and the lady at the front desk said that there "really wasn't a shuttle today." So, then I asked what time it started leaving for campus the next day, and she said it was only M-F (understandable, but just wish they could make this clear). All in all, my stay was fine. The AC unit was very loud ad kept me up one night, but other than that and the shuttle it was a nice hotel. The Uber to campus was about $8 every time. For anyone who was wondering.

Photo of Dana Whittle Dana Whittle
Feb 4, 2020 5

We stayed here for three nights out of the blue when visiting friends who came down with the flu. Wonderful little hotel! Everything very clean, seemed relatively newly renovated, nice room design, queen bed with modern curved sofa that pulled out, super shower/water pressure, even nicer than usual artwork that someone took time to choose. The staff was extremely friendly, the linens better than some fancy hotels we’ve been in. Decent little bistro w Starbucks coffee downstairs and walking distance to several reasonable restaurants (we liked Pomodoro). Highly recommended and not expensive.

Photo of D Hoy D Hoy
Oct 12, 2019 3

The room was spacious and the bed comfortable. An indoor pool and hot tub would be better (and more what I'd expect from a Courtyard property). I was a little disappointed with housekeeping. Mostly a good job but the vacuuming could have been better and they didn't replenish the hot beverages. There was also a slight musty smell in the room. Not overpowering at all, but it was there. The price was good compared to other properties nearby.

Photo of Lisa Fisher Lisa Fisher
Oct 14, 2019 5

Amazing stay. Haven’t written review in a long time. Hotel super clean. Price very reasonable. They even were cleaning elevator walls. Beds so very comfortable and staff so nice So close to Duke 7 minutes away Highly recommend

Photo of A Gallo A Gallo
Aug 31, 2019 5

This was a very nice hotel and we enjoyed our stay. It’s in a great location right next to the highway and close to amenities like restaurants and a gas station. The staff was very friendly and honest about the rates (book online for a better rate vs. in person). The room was very clean and maintained. Nice to have a cafe on the main floor. The fitness room was also clean and had the basics to get in a good workout.

Photo of Janette Pierce-Perryman Janette Pierce-Perryman
Sep 2, 2019 5

Great customer service! Rooms are nice! Only problem is the tub/showers have a rounded floor...you cannot stand flat in shower...dangerous.

Photo of Beth Will Beth Will
May 14, 2019 3

That staff was extremely friendly and tended to our needs. Hotel is close to downtown and Duke Hospital. However, the two rooms we stayed in on the first floor smelled like mold. Sure enough, my Mother and I both got sinus infections after our stay (we’re both allergic to mold). The rooms (at least our rooms) need a deep cleaning.

Photo of Julie Barsky Julie Barsky
Apr 10, 2019 5

I was given a very large very nice two room suit. Nice for this level hotel. Great outdoor patio with a fire pit. Full bar with cocktail hour snacks.

Photo of Lauren Byers Lauren Byers
Jan 11, 2019 5

This place was amazing! The staff was so friendly and helpful! They recommended places for me to eat that were phenomenal! Every staff member had a smile on their face and were so accommodating. I was told they are about to renovate their lobby (which was already very nice and clean!) And I cant wait to see the new look! I highly recommend staying here. The rooms were clean and the food was great! I wont ever stay any place else in Durham.

Photo of Phyllis Childers Phyllis Childers
Jul 3, 2019 4

Great place to stay if you have appts at Duke Medical. The hotel provides a shuttle service for all areas of the Duke medical system. Very close if you choose to drive yourself too. The room was clean and the front desk is very accommodating.