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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club


3001 Cameron Blvd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 490-0999
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Photo of Bo Messer Bo Messer
Jan 9, 2024 5

My son and I were going to a Duke basketball game. The hotel is great. Pool, hot tub, exercise area all great. The hotel staff treated my 5 year old like a celebrity. The location is easy walking distance to Cameron Indoor. Top notch food restaurants within the hotel. Can’t wait to come back.

Photo of Cheryl H Cheryl H
Dec 29, 2023 5

Excellent tea time flavors & hand appetizer s . In one of the beautifully decorated rooms in back. Waiter was excellent. Other then a bit costly ambience was great & fun with our group of ladies..

Photo of Sadie P Sadie P
Dec 11, 2023 5

We recently stayed at the Inn for three nights and we were pleased in every way. In the interest of full disclosure, we did not pay for our rooms as my husband was a guest of Duke University. I can say without hesitation however, that I would spend my own money to stay here and would recommend it. The rooms have little touches that were much appreciated including a notes blotter on the desk and a well thought out bathroom design. I didn't have a full meal but had a steak sandwich on the terrace, which was one of the best I've ever eaten. My husband loved the blush cocktail so much he had two back to back. But the real star of the hotel is the service. The porters in particular, were so incredibly helpful and thoughtful. While in the car about to leave, Danny asked us if we wanted water for the drive and offered to take out any empty water bottles we had. That's the kind of warm service that makes guests feel special and creates repeat customers. Kudos to everyone for making our stay special but also easy.

Photo of Brian Holm-Hansen Brian Holm-Hansen
Nov 22, 2023 5

Update 2: My stay at the Washington Duke Inn was fantastic from start to finish. The front desk staff was friendly and professional and made check-in quick and pleasant. The lobby was a beautiful and welcoming space. My room was spacious and very nicely furnished. Amenities included a Nespresso coffee machine. The bathroom had elegant & modern finishes. Everything was very clean and orderly. The room was a very quiet and relaxing space. Breakfast was delicious, and the service was good. Update 1: The Director of Special Services contacted me shortly after I left my initial review and helped me resolve the issue. The customer service was outstanding. Initial review: I called reservations. The phone rang for over 40 minutes and they never picked up. I then called the main hotel and they just transferred me back to the non-responsive reservations line.

Photo of Dara Dara
Nov 14, 2023 5

We went to the restaurant outside without reservation. Service needs improvement and training. The food is good, especially the Shrimp and greets. It is on the expensive side, especially the drinks.

Photo of Jill Frisbie Jill Frisbie
Oct 22, 2023 5

So many things to love about this elegant and historic hotel. Not surprising that it's a comfortable place to rest for the night. We stayed overnight after a work event and felt like we were at home. No noise from the hall nor the rooms next door. Additionally, beautiful landscaping and friendly service.

Photo of Brian Holm-Hansen Brian Holm-Hansen
Oct 19, 2023 5

Update: The Director of Special Services contacted me shortly after I left my review and helped me resolve the issue. The customer service was outstanding. I called reservations. The phone rang for over 40 minutes and they never picked up. I then called the main hotel and they just transferred me back to the non-responsive reservations line.

Photo of Terry Swade Terry Swade
Oct 13, 2023 5

I was there for business and what a great place to stay! The hotel, food, rooms, and staff were outstanding. Golf course was great. Short walk to Duke University as well as several walking trails that circle the entire property.

Photo of Rebecca Dickson Rebecca Dickson
Oct 12, 2023 3

I wanted to love this Inn because the grounds and the hotel is beautiful. I spent 3 nights here. It feels like you are at a beautiful report, in the South with so many cool statues and vintage things. The decor is nice and the beds are comfy. They had lots of really nice pillows. My biggest challenge though was that my room was filthy. There were stains on the walls, and things that really needed to be wiped. The floors needed to be vacuumed. I reported this to housekeeping everyday, but it was never addressed (although they indicated they would fix it). When I checked out the team apologized for missing this, but a little cleaning (rather than just making the bed and changing the towels) would have gone a long way.

Photo of Rob Tesar Photography Rob Tesar Photography
Sep 22, 2023 5

Absolutely beautiful place for a wedding! The grounds are immaculate and manicured beautifully, and the interior space is beautiful as well. I hope I can come back for another wedding in the future!

Photo of Ryan Wilson Ryan Wilson
Sep 10, 2023 5

I stumbled on this hotel more or less by accident as I was passing through the area driving south and needed a place to spend the night. What an unexpected surprise! The property is secluded and wooded - a peaceful oasis in Durham within Duke’s campus - with an attractive and well-maintained golf course. I paid only a few $ more for a room overlooking the course, which I’d recommend. Both the public spaces as well as the guest rooms are thoughtfully and elegantly appointed, in a sort of grand fashion that’s increasingly rare these days. Very warm, inviting and traditional in the best possible way. During my short stay, I was able to stop by both the Bull Durham bar as well as the main dining room. Both were top quality. The bar, with its discreet and clubby style, serves up classic, reasonably priced cocktails - and there is an outdoor patio overlooking the golf course. The dining room exudes old-world elegance and is a relaxing place to spend some time after a day of travel. Unbeknownst to me on arrival, I happened to be in town during a big Duke football weekend, and thus was one of the few guests not in town for that reason. Far from being a nuisance, it was a fun and sociable experience as a solo traveler meeting Duke alums from around the country and observing the hotel at its lively best. No doubt I will stay here again when in the area, and would consider going out of my way to do so. It was that good.

Photo of Kelli Lawson Kelli Lawson
Sep 5, 2023 5

Gorgeous Inn with spacious and comfy rooms. Beautiful grounds, super clean, friendly staff. Delicious restaurant on site! We loved all the amenities offered. Kid friendly!

Photo of Miriam Miriam Miriam Miriam
Aug 5, 2023 4

We stopped through North Carolina on route to Georgia and our whole family stayed here for one night. Upon entering the lobby, I felt like I went into an old American museum. There are photos throughout that are related to Duke University. The ambience was special. The indoor pool was closed for that day due to A/C issues, so they gave us access to the much larger outdoor faculty pool. It ended up being much nicer for the family since they could have so much more space to play! There was even a separate lap pool! We were so surprised to see so many kids, babies, and young parents at the pool. That’s a neat benefit for the staff! The weather in the summer is so humid and hot, so going into the pool was a must for the kids! We enjoyed our stay for the quick purpose of stopping over the city, and driving around to explore the Duke University campus - which is literally next door! We drove nearby for food and we’re pleasantly surprised to find excellent boba tea and amazing Chinese hot pot! Totally unexpected!

Photo of Dina Dina
Jul 26, 2023 4

Great location with an air of old grandeur. Had a lunch there. The food was good but the service was sadly lacking. We felt rushed to finish and our server wasn’t professional.

Photo of Patricia Guimarães Patricia Guimarães
Jul 26, 2023 5

Had an amazing stay at this hotel in Durham! The rooms were incredibly comfortable, and the service was excellent. My only suggestion would be to add more equipment to the gym. But overall, it was a fantastic experience!

Photo of David Leonhardt David Leonhardt
Jun 23, 2023 5

We stayed here for Strawbridge Studios 100 year birthday, what a beautiful, historic property. The rooms we had were a little narrow, but well appointed. The food was delicious, they catered our breakfasts and lunches, everything was fantastic. The golf course looks amazing from what I saw, but I didn’t play on it.

Photo of Raixa Contreras-Santaella Raixa Contreras-Santaella
May 29, 2023 3

Beautiful property, well maintained. Attended a graduation, reception after event included food buffet & Punch , which was very watery. There were not enough tables for attendees to enjoy their meals / no visible trash cans for food disposal so people left left overs at tables, service was not being offered fast enough