Built in 1915 and tripled by its most famous owner James Buchanan Duke, The Duke Mansion has been home and host to leaders of the 20th century. Duke’s most lasting legacies, including Duke University, Duke Energy and the Duke Endowment, took shape at the home. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mansion is now operated as a nonprofit with all proceeds being used to preserve and protect this community treasure.
The Duke Mansion is your weekday or weekend haven. At our twenty room bed and breakfast you are recognized by name and treated like family. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, we'll treat you to our special style of southern hospitality.
After a restful night's sleep in your extraordinary guest room, slip downstairs to enjoy a delicious, hot breakfast.At The Duke Mansion, no request is too large or too small, and because you'll get to know our staff, we know you won't hesitate to ask.
Located in the heart of beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina, The Mansion is situated in a charming neighborhood setting only minutes away from Uptown Charlotte, shopping areas and recreational parks. In Uptown Charlotte you'll find a myriad of cultural activities, including arts galleries and the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, as well as shopping and our award winning public library. Within walking distance are several popular boutique gift, clothing and furniture shops, and a short ride will take you to one of Charlotte's premier malls, SouthPark. A short distance away is Freedom Park, offering relaxing green space, tennis courts, a children's play area, and jogging paths in a natural setting. Enjoy both the new and traditional when visiting Charlotte and The Duke Mansion.
May 6, 2013
Tammlt, Las Vegas, Nevada | Trip type: Couples
Went with a group for a wedding, the Duke is really wonderful and the staff exceptional. We had a small issue with our room air conditioner not working on the...
Went with a group for a wedding, the Duke is really wonderful and the staff exceptional. We had a small issue with our room air conditioner not working on the few days it was warm. The room we stayed in the windows were painted shut so two of the nights were a bit uncomfortable. Staff was working on the issue and they did give us a fan the second night. Food was great and so many beautiful places to see in the area. Take a walk through the neighbor hood, it is beautiful. « less
“B&B with superb breakfast”
Apr 30, 2013
Yvonne G | Trip type: Solo travel
Stayed here for 2 nights. Very helpful and friendly staff. Breakfast is not to be believed! It is a full menu (including eggs Benedict and french toast) made to order...
Stayed here for 2 nights. Very helpful and friendly staff. Breakfast is not to be believed! It is a full menu (including eggs Benedict and french toast) made to order and served on table cloths and with cloth napkins. This is included with the room. There is coffee available on your floor with china cups and cream. The gardens and grounds are beautiful. Some of the rooms have a porch with a swing and rockers overlooking the back garden. Ask for one of those. « less
“Buck Duke's House”
Mar 17, 2013
lobsterman71, Columbia, South Carolina | Trip type: Couples
We spent a night at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte and were impressed with the location, the size of the bedroom, and the general atmosphere of a quiet wooded residential...
We spent a night at the Duke Mansion in Charlotte and were impressed with the location, the size of the bedroom, and the general atmosphere of a quiet wooded residential neighborhood near downtown Charlotte. We had dinner at the Fig Tree and rated it 7-8/10 for service, food quality, and value. The wine list was 30 pages long and ranged from a $20 California Chard to over $5000 for a Petrus. We chose from the lower 1/3 of the list and enjoyed the meal very much. « less
“If you love old architecture then this spot is for you”
Mar 14, 2013
ElectricalEngineer, Boston | Trip type: Family
Lovely old building with great southern charm. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay and had a great, full, made to order breakfast and then looped around the gardens. Even though it...
Lovely old building with great southern charm. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay and had a great, full, made to order breakfast and then looped around the gardens. Even though it was cold and only daffodils were out the gardens still made a good impression. We'd love to come back later in the spring to see it for real.
We had a large room with screened in porch and massive bathroom with double showers and two person jacuzzi. A comfy big bed and free wifi fit the bill for us. We enjoyed wandering the halls and reading the history. 5 stars for sure.
Be aware that they are more of an inn than a B&B. We didn't mind, but I know a lot of B&B guests are there for that homey touch and you probably aren't going to get it here. For example, there isn't an owner/host. It is staffed by employees (who were great) but they aren't going to entertain you with stories about how they got into the business or whatever. Also, they seem to do a lot of wedding and corporate events. Again, it didn't bother us, but each time we walked through a certain hall, there was a new couple going over wedding reception plans and one whole wing of the building was set aside for a morning breakfast business meeting of some corporation. We didn't even know they were there until we were outside in the garden and saw the full parking lot and looked through a window to see the classic "I'm going to shoot myself if this guy shows me another powerpoint slide" faces. So I don't consider it a problem, but you might. Now that I think about it, if we had arrived earlier in the evening, we would have wondered why there wasn't a downstairs living room with big sofas and a warm fire. The reason would have been because what by rights ought to be a common area, is set up with conference room tables.
Mar 8, 2013
PNG1, Charlotte, North Carolina | Trip type: Couples
I can not begin to tell you how elegant and beautiful The Duke Mansion is. Fabulous breakfast, wonderful screened porch, huge bedroom and marble bathroom! The setting is in the...
I can not begin to tell you how elegant and beautiful The Duke Mansion is. Fabulous breakfast, wonderful screened porch, huge bedroom and marble bathroom! The setting is in the middle of the Myers Park residential neighborhood so the Mansion is surround by beautiful, stately homes. The grounds are expansive and manicured! I can only imagine the lifestyle of Doris Duke when this was her private residence. A step back in lovely southern history! « less
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We are located just 25 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas Airport.
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