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University Inn


502 Elf St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-4421
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Photo of Fransisca Indraswari Fransisca Indraswari
Mar 4, 2020 4

Nice decent place to stay. Clean. Good for visitors of the Duke medical center / university

Photo of Roy Hall Roy Hall
Feb 26, 2020 5

Was a Great place to stay and the Price was right we will stay there again when going to DPAC

Photo of James Keatts James Keatts
Mar 17, 2020 5

The hotel is very nice located across the street from Duke Hospital. We have spent many nights in this hotel while my daughter was under going treatment at the Children's hospital. The rooms are large and spacious they just finished remodeling the hotel and it's extremely nice.

Photo of Joan Robinson Joan Robinson
May 22, 2020 4

The staff were very helpful and the room was nice and clean. No shuttle or free breakfast due to Covid-19 rules.

Photo of Ayreka Plowden Ayreka Plowden
Jul 12, 2020 5

Personally I like this hotel because it's always clean.... spacious .... and folk are always nice.... I hate my reason for having to stay at this hotel but it makes the reason for the trip more bearable

Photo of Heart Mom Heart Mom
Jul 23, 2020 4

Pricing could be cheaper but it's convenient to the hospital and clean.

Photo of Gary Day Gary Day
Aug 2, 2020 5

Great room, clean and ample space, 2nd time staying here, knowledgeable and friendly staff, reasonable prices, highly recommend.

Photo of Butch Darnell Butch Darnell
Aug 17, 2020 5

Nice spacious room perfect if you are going to have to spend several days.. couch & table in the room much like a suite. Across from main Duke medical center and VA center

Photo of Elizabeth Sykes Elizabeth Sykes
Aug 11, 2020 4

Nice place nothing fancy. Front desk and staff are real nice and helpful. Definitely within walking distance.

Photo of Dana Feimster Dana Feimster
Oct 2, 2020 5

Great staff very friendly. Good clean rooms great location to hospital. Good safe environment.would recommend to anyone looking for reasonable rates and good place to stay.

Photo of Frank Masika Frank Masika
Oct 7, 2020 5

Amazing employees,small but very clean.good affordable start for duke foreign students. Ask for Rory to drive you around he's the best.puts his best foot forward 100% of the time

Photo of Margaret Dority Margaret Dority
Oct 10, 2020 5

Excellent price.lots of space. Directly across from hospital. Everyone extra nice

Photo of Mary Mears Mary Mears
Nov 19, 2020 4

Always stay here when getting treatment at Duke clinics. SO conveniently located to hospital and clinics. And they offer a reduced rate if you're a patient. Not the most modern, but clean, reasonable and convenient.

Photo of Bonnie Flowers Bonnie Flowers
Nov 29, 2020 5

Very nice people that work there. Great prices

Photo of Pam Ferrell Pam Ferrell
Dec 16, 2020 5

This was probably the cleanest hotel/motel room I have ever stayed in!!! Very roomy, super clean, comfy beds and the staff was so nice from the clerk at check in to the housekeeping. I loved that they had shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in pumps in the shower instead of the small plastic containers. Such a great stay at challenging time.

Photo of Douglas Kelly Douglas Kelly
Mar 22, 2022 4

I have said in the past that the University Inn at Durham was a nice hotel if you are making a hospital visit. They have always gotten a good rating. The hotel is convenient to medical circle. There is a shuttle. They offer clean rooms and very fair rates. The day staff is fantastic. But for more than three years I have said hello almost weekly to the same night person. She won't acknowledge your presence. She will go out of her way to not be helpful. She is just plain not suited for being a front desk person at a hotel. Update 3.22.2022 The University Inn has gotten back to being a nice, affordable, friendly place to stay while visiting Duke University Hospital or the College. The hotel has turned over a few employees that needed to go. They continue to make updates to the rooms. A suggestion: if you are staying for a few days get a suite versus their basic room. It will cost you $10.00-$15.00 more but the table, chairs and couch will give you some room to eat or spread out.

Photo of Christina Miller Christina Miller
Mar 22, 2022 5

Could have been better. The other hotel guest were loud at night. Comfy beds, roomy space, our shower curtain kept coming in the shower no matter what we tried.... My husband showered with it out instead of in and didn't tilt the shower head in and water went everywhere!

Photo of Barbara Holman Barbara Holman
Mar 13, 2022 5

Our room was AWESOME, I was so impressed with the cleanliness and the whole hotel looked like a New Hotel. The staff was so pleasant I give them all a thumbs up, Carlos at the front desk was great and very informative when we asked for information on the phone and in person. I recommend University Inn 100% and if we are back in the Durham area we will be staying there again for sure.

Photo of Elizabeth Sutton Elizabeth Sutton
Feb 8, 2022 5

Great place to stay. Located right at Duke Hospital and Duke Cancer Center. Pleasant staff and clean rooms. At isn't fancy but very well put together and convenient to the hospital and other things in the Durham area. It's my choice when needing to stay in Durham.

Photo of Lisa Martin Lisa Martin
Feb 23, 2022 5

The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Carlos at the front desk was extremely helpful and courteous. Restaurants (lots of them) were about a five minute drive.

Photo of Karen Cooke Karen Cooke
Jan 14, 2022 4

Location near hospital and room size was great. Shuttle was awesome (will take you to eat & to/from hospital). Bathroom was a little small and had to pay for continental foods... no breakfast.

Photo of edith gilliam edith gilliam
Aug 10, 2019 5

I will be staying at this hotel from now on. The people are welcoming and so friendly. The room was large enough to get my electric wheelchair in. The best part is the Bed. It was fantastic and I slept like a baby. And I am 70 years old and that's been hard to do for years. Oh and they also have breakfast for you. Love this hotel 😍❤️❤️

Photo of Gail Armstrong Gail Armstrong
Jul 30, 2019 4

We were pleasantly surprised. The room was nice and big, the bed was firm and comfortable. The only disappointment for us was the size of the bathroom and the fact that the sink was outside the bathroom. Would definitely stay here again.

Photo of Victoria Gainor Victoria Gainor
Oct 15, 2019 4

Great location if you need to be near Duke University Hospital or the VA Hospital. Nice staff, decent rooms

Photo of L D L D
Sep 12, 2019 3

The hotel has done a lot of updating which is nice but the parking situation is awful. Not enough spaces for all of the guests. Your only other option is to pay to park in the parking garage and that is ridiculous at $8.00. The staff are wonderful. Just wish they had better parking options.

Photo of painfrancais painfrancais
Jul 15, 2019 4

It's a hotel. Nothing fancy, but the rooms are clean and nice. It's a block-and-a-half from the hospital and free parking. You can spend a couple dollars more and stay at better places, but it's not bad.

Photo of Darlene Wutz Darlene Wutz
Oct 23, 2019 5

We were only here for one night but got a great nights sleep. There was plenty of counter space by the bathroom sink for all toiletries and again around the corner by another sink and microwave. The room was good size and clean. Parking was convenient and plentiful. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Nov 10, 2019 5

It was a great. Clean, quite, small breakfast but good coffee. Friendly employees. Definitely I recommend.

Photo of Brian Barrett Brian Barrett
Dec 23, 2019 5

Clean, great price and super convenient shuttle.

Photo of Dottie Coone Dottie Coone
Jun 11, 2019 4

Showing this as a 2 star facility does not do it justice! It exceeded our expectations! Facility was clean, bedding comfortable, rooms spacious and nicely furnished, and staff welcoming and friendly. To top it off, shuttle is not only available for hospital transportation, they also took us to dinner and picked us up afterwards. Parking is tight; this is a city!

Photo of Matthew Earwood Matthew Earwood
Jun 7, 2019 5

Not the fanciest or most modern, but very clean and well maintained. I cant really explain why I enjoyed staying here so much other than, it just hit right. The vending machine got stuck so I had to buy an extra PayDay but, who doesn't need 2?

Photo of Sabrina Allen Sabrina Allen
Jun 11, 2019 5

Great visit. Clean rooms .Great staff.

Photo of Amanda Saulmon Amanda Saulmon
Oct 31, 2018 5

Great hotel, especially if visiting for medical purposes (ask about the discount). Extra large room with plenty of space to spread out. Firm beds, with nice crisp and clean sheets. Tiny bathroom, but clean. Very friendly staff. Light but adequate breakfast. Parking can be a pain, but it wasn't awful. Our 2 yr old son had a great time in the rocker and lots of room to run after the long drive. Quiet rooms, never really heard the other guests on our floor. Will definitely stay again.

Photo of Awander Faniyi Awander Faniyi
May 11, 2019 3

I was surprised because the room was so big . I will stay here again when going to the duke clinic. The shower was cold and I waa disappointed . but everything was clean and the staff was the best

Photo of JoAnn Bellamy JoAnn Bellamy
Jul 6, 2019 5

Loved it. Clean rooms. Bedding was great. Highly recommend.

Photo of Megan Shaner Megan Shaner
Jul 7, 2019 4

Front desk agent was patient and helpful on checkin. Room is nice and clean.