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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

4.7

3001 Cameron Blvd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 490-0999
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Photo of Cheryl Shiflett Cheryl Shiflett
Apr 14, 2022 5

The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is one of Durham's finest location for dining, meeting rooms and conferences and walking trails. I have always found available free parking although Valet services are available. There are also bellman to meet you at the door should you need help bringing bags, etc. inside. Since the Inn is quite large there is plenty of signage and helpful staff to help you. One of my favorite places, not to mention that the grounds are always beautiful.

Photo of Laurel Cummins White Laurel Cummins White
Jan 19, 2022 5

Stayed at the inn last weekend and it was quiet and lovely. The staff are courteous and kind. It was a nice room (single king) and we enjoyed being right on Duke campus.

Photo of Robert Miller Robert Miller
Feb 21, 2022 4

Finally had a chance to do my birthday dinner. Food and service were excellent as usual. Well worth the expense.

Photo of Kara Richey Kara Richey
Dec 3, 2021 5

We had our wedding reception here because of the wonderful experiences we had over the years. One of our first dates was at the restaurant there. After that, we have been countless times. Perfect doesn’t come close to doing this place justice. The food is out of this world. Every single staff member makes this place the most magical one. It will always be so special to us and we will keep coming back!

Photo of Daniel Hashimoto Daniel Hashimoto
Dec 26, 2021 5

Fantastic service with staff that is incredibly welcoming, cordial, and helpful. The property itself is beautifully decorated, and the rooms (at least the one I stayed in) spacious. It's an easy walk to the University, especially Cameron Stadium. Breakfast buffet is good with a great omelet/eggs station. The pancakes are excellent. Nice bar to hit up and relax in in the evenings. The indoor pool is nice. The gym is basic though with just dumbbells, treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes.

Photo of Letitia Davison Letitia Davison
Dec 21, 2021 5

The hotel and restaurant were decorated so lovely for the holidays. They even had a beautiful menorah burning brightly in the lobby. I was there with my retired friends for our holiday luncheon. The food was good. My soup was delicious but not hot. My turkey sandwich was less desirable. I was bummed that the online menu did not match the one in the restaurant. I like to take a look at the menu a day or so before, so it won't take forever for me to order. As I looked around the table, everyone had nice plates of food. The salads were beautifulIy made. I just don't think the prices are reasonable...my friend got the $27 Shrimp and grits and it looked delicious!!! But, it wasn't a $27 portion. If you want to eat in a classy, expensive place, this is it. Great food, well...sorta. Yes my dining experience here was three stars, but I will give them FIVE STARS for such a lovely holiday decorated lobby. Also ten stars for the cleanest, neatest and best smelling ladies room in the city...in my opinion!!

Photo of David Erb David Erb
Feb 5, 2021 5

We stayed here during a business trip and everything was great. The beds were comfy and the food was awesome to boot!

Photo of Hatim Elzubair Hatim Elzubair
Nov 16, 2020 4

M Marylandtraveler 5/5 We enjoyed a great stay to accompany an event. Our room was clean and spacious. Breakfast at the restaurant was good, they had both a la carte and buffet options. The hotel is very convenient.

Photo of Ann G. Ann G.
Oct 21, 2020 5

Had a delicious lunch on the patio. Great social distancing! Great service and very helpful staff!

Photo of Cheryl Goff Cheryl Goff
Jan 21, 2020 5

Every staff member is unbelievably friendly, personable and accommodating. The food is very well done and no request or modification is ever treated as an inconvenience. I've been there many times and whether it is a busy game day or a more quiet afternoon, the service never waivers. They also stay open and serve until Midnight which is especially nice if you've had a long day and need a bite or a few beverages to wind down. (Jose, Tim & Drew are particularly outstanding)

Photo of Missy Infante Missy Infante
Sep 11, 2020 5

Absolutely fabulous! Dined in bar area. Lovely atmosphere great service from Tim. Will return soon!! Top on my list.

Photo of Diane Walters Diane Walters
Sep 18, 2020 5

I haven't had the opportunity to spend a night at the Washington Duke Inn, but we do visit the restaurant when we want a special dining experience. The food is outstanding. The wait staff is outstanding, and the atmosphere is wonderful. Highly recommended!

Photo of Ross Twiddy Ross Twiddy
Sep 10, 2020 5

My family stayed 3 nights while visiting family at the nearby hospital. We had some real concerns on the safety given the COVID environment. The hotel was immaculate! The folks were consistent in their distance, and safety protocols. Room service was really really good and really fast. When visiting Durham, this is our first choice. Impressive accommodations.

Photo of Coltz Coltz
Jul 5, 2020 4

Excellent service and amazing rooms!

Photo of Patt Kelly Patt Kelly
Mar 16, 2020 5

We enjoyed our brunch, we were treated as if we were the only ones dining. Desserts were the best!!

Photo of Nanding Lim Nanding Lim
Jul 25, 2020 5

Best golf club /facility in the area..

Photo of Kurtis S Kurtis S
Jul 5, 2020 5

Beautiful course very impressed with the greens, Fairways. The Greens keepers do a great job with this place. Very impressed will play here many times in the future.

Photo of Micheal Peters Micheal Peters
Feb 8, 2020 5

Services was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Wine list was impressive. I will definitely be going back

Photo of Chrissy Claypool Chrissy Claypool
Feb 10, 2020 4

Wonderful tea service in a beautiful setting. You need to call for reservations though. Our bill was near $80 for high tea which is a bit higher than most places. Scones were delicious. Sandwiches were a bit dried out. I feel like everyone should have a tea experience here but I feel like it is overpriced.

Photo of Florian Emmerich Florian Emmerich
Jan 29, 2020 5

Wow. Wow. Best food I had in a long time. Try the Pork Tenderloin. Like the perfect combination of flavors. I was completely consumed by my plate, did dive into it, extremely enjoyed it, fading everything arpu d new out. Was really flabbergasted by the performance. I wished I could cook like that.

Photo of Leidys Vega Leidys Vega
Jan 21, 2020 5

The staff and food is excellent! Everyone is very friendly and respectful. The hotel is gorgeous. I stay here every time I visit Duke.

Photo of Whitney Howell Whitney Howell
Jan 13, 2020 5

The staff, accommodations and food was excellent. The rooms are so comfortable you will not want to leave. I hope to return again soon. Thank you for your excellent hospitality!

Photo of Cheryl Goff Cheryl Goff
Jan 21, 2020 5

Every staff member is unbelievably friendly, personable and accommodating. The food is very well done and no request or modification is ever treated as an inconvenience. I've been there many times and whether it is a busy game day or a more quiet afternoon, the service never waivers. They also stay open and serve until Midnight which is especially nice if you've had a long day and need a bite or a few beverages to wind down. (Jose, Tim & Drew are particularly outstanding)

Photo of Jason McClure Jason McClure
Jan 3, 2020 5

Beautiful hotel and campus with great amenities. Loved the indoor pool to relax in after visiting Dukes Campus.

Photo of Kristin Abney Kristin Abney
Dec 1, 2019 5

Beautifully kept grounds and hotel. Staff are all lovely. Rooms are clean and inviting and spacious.

Photo of Chanda Drayton Chanda Drayton
Oct 25, 2019 5

My company held their 50th anniversary celebration here. The atmosphere was cozy, the food was amazing and the staff was too notch! We had a great time!

Photo of Neeta Chitre-King Neeta Chitre-King
Aug 21, 2019 5

Loved my Hi-tea experience here! Their vegan options were freshly made & were yummy! Very polite & good service. Beautiful property to hang out after the tea service. They are great for all meals- lunch, brunch, dinner...

Photo of Saucytwang Saucytwang
Sep 4, 2019 4

Had a lovely experience. The service was great! The food was pretty good. They were very accommodating to me (a vegetarian) and my friend that has a lot of allergies. It was a fun relaxed time.

Photo of Jeffrey Arritt Jeffrey Arritt
Sep 20, 2019 5

We love staying at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club. Our annual scholarship fund raising event is hosted here for more than 30 years. The staff, facilities, and the golf course are top notch in every way. The staff is attentive to every detail and strive to make every stay with them a memorable occasion. And they rarely disappoint. We highly recommend this lovely place.

Photo of RW J RW J
Jul 24, 2019 3

A hotel next to Duke University which is a relict from a bygone era. The golf course is nice, the running parcours as well. Easy spacious parking. Just the rooms are extremely old fashioned, which has been my main criteria to vote low. The rom simply doesn't feel like a part of today. Good breakfast.

Photo of david holder david holder
Aug 20, 2019 5

excellent accommodations and wonderful curious service with warmth. fantastic dining by chef Jason and elegant surroundings with attentive service but not rushed. all is very well done. reflects the 4 diamond ratings

Photo of Michael Torbert Michael Torbert
Jul 20, 2019 5

We’ve been coming here for meals and tea for nearly a decade. They have consistently top notch food and service. Everyone, including the servers, cooks, and managers do an excellent job. It’s so rare these days to an see obviously well-trained staff when dining out.

Photo of D. S. D. S.
Jul 11, 2019 5

Absolutely beautiful. Elegant decor inspired by the Duke family history. First rate amenities and top notch restaurants.

Photo of Greg Aument Greg Aument
Mar 15, 2019 5

this place is amazing. great location close to Cameron Indoor. Great atmosphere. My daughter loved the indoor pool. The rooms were great. We went in early December, the Christmas decorations were fantastic.

Photo of christy atkinson christy atkinson
May 14, 2019 5

Very elegant and clean. Nicest hotel with nice people. Amazing food. Great drinks. Beautiful.

Photo of Ananth tacob Ananth tacob
Apr 12, 2019 4

Very posh, a real experience. The staff was awesome, the pianist was amazing, the ambience is, well, above my socioeconomic status. I wish somebody would have told me that overalls with no shirt was inappropriate. The meal was very good - the filet was perfectly cooked, the over easy egg was textbook and the potatoes were OK, would have been better if the grill was a little hotter. The desert table was a great finish with a variety suiting all palates.

Photo of Ashley Green Ashley Green
May 19, 2019 4

A beautiful hotel, awesome breakfast and comfortable stay... except for the pompous, exclusive attitudes of the guests. It was almost comical how surprised some responded to seeing African American vacationing at the hotel. Yes, African Americans have money, vacation and enjoy the same comforts. We're so glad the rest of the stay overshadowed the obvious lack of diversity.

Photo of Nathan Peirce Nathan Peirce
Apr 3, 2019 4

For a company dinner, staff was friendly and professional, food was great. Interior design tended towards ornate sophistication with carved wood furniture. Minus one star because signage directing people to the correct building and room was left up to the company which is a terrible mistake, and staff were mostly unaware of the minor event while larger ones were ongoing. Overall, a very good impression.

Photo of Janice M LeCocq Janice M LeCocq
May 15, 2019 5

Lovely facility right on campus with shuttle service to Duke Medical Center Hospital and Clinics. The rooms are big and very comfortable. Good food in the restaurants. The personnel are OUTSTANDING. They are gracious and accommodating, and they clearly are proud of their service. This is a great hotel if you need a comfortable place for early recovery post hospitalization at Duke before you head home. People come from all over the world for Duke’s expertise, and the WaDu is integral to that.

Photo of Judy Grillo Judy Grillo
May 21, 2022 5

Attended a wedding here and it was fantastic. The food top notch and the staff professional without being stuffy. Really perfect.

Photo of PRASHANT MOHTA PRASHANT MOHTA
Apr 27, 2022 5

A resort feeling. Nice golf course. Good to get a view of the Tee off point and 19th hole section. Post thunderstorm and rain the grass looked more beautiful and serene.

Photo of Will Lynch Will Lynch
Jun 12, 2022 5

Easily the best hotel in Durham. Beautiful, very well maintained, and great restaurants and bars. The golf course attached is awesome. The greens are insanely hard and roll so fast but it’s an awesome course.

Photo of Teresa Teresa
Jun 19, 2022 5

I’ve dined at the restaurant for years and had great experiences. The menu often changes. During holidays like Valentine’s Day, there is a set menu and live piano music (the prices are more expensive than usual, of course ). I stayed at one of the hotel rooms last year during the pandemic, it was very clean and quiet. The decor was elegant. If you are in Durham or at Duke for business, this is a great option. Many locations in town are walking distance or a short bus or drive away.

Photo of Emmanuel Budu Addo Emmanuel Budu Addo
Jun 24, 2022 5

I love this place. Superb services. Good rooms and nice facilities