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University Inn


502 Elf St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-4421
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Photo of Phyllis Smith Phyllis Smith
Apr 10, 2023 5

The University Inn was very nice and quiet. My sister in law was in the hospital and it was very convenient, within 5 minutes or less to walk there. My sister and I shared a room, it had microwave, fridge, ironing board and iron etc. And best of all No carpet. Would go again but I hope it's not to visit hospital

Photo of Melly F Melly F
Feb 23, 2023 5

I stay here frequently for medical visits. They have clean comfortable rooms. So convenient to Duke clinics and hospital. Friendly and kind staff. The best!

Photo of Sherry Brady Sherry Brady
Feb 12, 2023 5

Staying here for a medical appointment in the morning. Friendly and helpful staff, very clean, spacious room. Free coffee in the lobby 24/7. So appreciative of a clean, comfortable, hotel just one block from the hospital to stay at for an early morning appointment in the morning!

Photo of Pam Dixon Pam Dixon
Jan 26, 2023 5

Great room, location and service. Especially appreciated the shuttle service provided by Rory ! The room was large and very clean. Would definitely stay again .

Photo of Alex Lee Alex Lee
Dec 29, 2022 5

Our first time staying here and it was great. Very clean throughout and a great location! We were driving down from NYC, and it was the great place to spend the night after the drive.

Photo of HILL Billy HILL Billy
Nov 17, 2022 5

We have stayed here way to many times. It’s a great place and very convenient to the hospital. The shuttle drivers are the best around. Rory is a hoot.

Photo of Joana May Babon Joana May Babon
Nov 8, 2022 5

University Inn at Duke is an excellent location if you are visiting Durham for the first time and even for returning visitors. Location is excellent! It is walking distance from Duke University and the Hospital. Front desk people are all very nice and helpful and the housekeepers are very good in cleaning our room everyday. They also found my missing earring, returned my silk pillow case and greet us everyday with a smile. We are also very grateful for our shuttle driver Sharice. She is wonderful! Everyone here goes extra mile in giving good service and they make us feel at home during our stay for a week. Will stay here again

Photo of millie2981 millie2981
Oct 22, 2022 3

The pros of this hotel are that it is very clean (which, let's be honest, is a very big pro) and it's proximity to Duke hospital. If those are the only 2 things you are looking for, this is a good choice. The cons are that the walls are paper thin, the hotel is old, so everything is small (parking spaces, the elevator, bathrooms, etc), the beds are not comfortable, and there are 0 frills at all (zero). Also, the parking pass for your car has to be displayed on your dash, and clearly indicates your room number. As a single female traveler, I expressed my concern with this, and although they explained the reason for it (the parking lot is small and sometimes cars get hit?) I would have preferred them to keep my license plate number on file with my reservation. Just overall not a fan.

Photo of Betsy Swanson Betsy Swanson
Oct 22, 2022 5

I have stayed here several times when going through treatments and have been pleased with it . The staff is very friendly and accommodating. It’s a very clean hotel .. You do have breakfast , lunch and snack items available down stairs for a min charge . Coffee & hot tea is always free . It’s good if you are not wanting a big breakfast in the morning . It’s within walking distance to Duke hospital but they do offer shuttle service through the week . I will definitely stay here again .

Photo of James Gardner James Gardner
Sep 6, 2022 5

I can't say thank you enough to the person that recommended this hotel. The staff was very kind, professional and responsive to all of our needs. Toya, Pinky, Carlos, Gail, Brian, Alexandra and Jose were absolutely phenomenal. It didn't matter what time of day, we were greeted and encouraged to let them know if we needed anything. Rorie kept our spirits up and made every shuttle ride special. He was very good with making recommendations for dining as well. Everything was clean and we saw people cleaning throughout the day. The service was by far one of the best experiences we encountered. I would definitely recommend the University Inn whenever you are in the area.

Photo of george fore george fore
Aug 15, 2022 5

Nice spacious, comfortable rooms. The service there is great, and as a patient of Duke hospital it's very convenient and they offer shuttle service to and from appointments

Photo of Beth Ryder Beth Ryder
Jul 28, 2022 5

The rooms are spacious and incredibly clean. The staff is courteous. The location is right at a shuttle stop.

Photo of Rip X Rip X
Jul 5, 2022 5

Okay we came up here when we have to come up here to Duke for our daughter. This place was amazing. The Wi-Fi works good. They didn't have a restaurant per se or anything like that but they did have some foods and some cold / hot foods for sale. What they did have was a 24/7 coffee tea bar with like four different kinds of liquid creamers. This was awesome all by itself especially with a lot of the things people going to do have to deal with especially when you don't have to worry about your coffee in the morning, especially with the Starbucks at Duke expensive. The beds were actually very comfortable and I have to go on right now, I have to go on about this shower head it was so amazing it was so incredibly amazing I've never had a shower head or I felt like I was getting hit with all the water, but I could still feel the different streams of water from the different jets. I just felt like I was just getting hit with water. It was amazing. I feel like showers when you're at a hotel you're going to love this get this just the shower LOL. Also the workers that were present were a big help and they were awesome. Just want to send a shout out to those guys.

Photo of S. D. S. D.
Jun 14, 2022 5

Carlos is awesome. He is so informative and friendly. I feel like we're in good hands there and I hope he knows how much he is appreciated!