University Inn Durham next to Duke University Medical Center

502 Elf St., Durham, NC 27705 United States (USA) near Exit 170 on I-85 (~2.7mi)
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4.0/5

Based on 109 guest reviews

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  • Free breakfast available
  • Hotel has 48 rooms
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Hotel has 18 suites
  • Check in time: 4:00
  • Check out time: 11:00
  • Group booking rating of 7.4/10

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Queen Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Room 2 Queen Beds
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesStudio Suite 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed Kitchenette
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking
Check RatesStudio Suite King Bed with Sofa
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStudio Suite Multiple Beds Kitchenette
Non-Smoking
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Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Duke Hospital VA Hospital - Durham Duke University DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

Verified Reviews of University Inn Durham Next To Duke University Medical Center

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Very nice rooms."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
My room was very nice.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-May-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sat May 07 to Sun May 08 2022 at a $318.99 average nightly rate.
"Very comfortable and convenient."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Very comfortable and convenient.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Apr-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Apr 04 to Tue Apr 05 2022 at a $114.99 average nightly rate.
"No coffee pots in rooms. Parking spaces are not big enough to get out of your vehicle once you are p"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Not enough parking spaces.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Mar-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Mar 27 to Tue Mar 29 2022 at a $103.49 average nightly rate.
"Wonderful service, very clean rooms and very comfortable."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Extremely great service, wonderful caring staff, comfortable and very clean rooms, very very well pleased.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-Feb-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Feb 18 to Mon Feb 21 2022 at a $96.66 average nightly rate.
"Exactly what I needed!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I had to have somewhere to stay, spur of the moment, when my husband had to have surgery at Durham VA Hospital. Booking was quick and easy, the hotel was clean and staff was very helpful and pleasant. I felt safe staying there and I was totally pleased with my stay. It was exactly what I needed!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Jan-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Dec 26 to Tue Dec 28 2021 at a $86.99 average nightly rate.
"It was okay."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Liked the size of the room, however the bathroom could be larger. We had to stand in a little pace between toilet and bathtub to be able to close the door. You could put dishes, coffee maker, silverware etc in the studio rooms. We were thinking about stay here for the 30 days after my surgery however it is too much of an inconvenience of bringing all the items needed to fix and eat meals.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
12-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Sep 08 to Fri Sep 10 2021 at a $122.99 average nightly rate.
"Clean facility, friendly staff, convenient shuttle."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Have stayed several times because of convenience to Duke Hospital and best price in area. We appreciate the microwave and refrigerator. Would love in room coffee maker! Bed is oh so comfy!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Aug 25 to Thu Aug 26 2021 at a $100.99 average nightly rate.
"Reservation not cancelled."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I tried several times yesterday to cancel our reservation to no avail. We thought my husbands appointment was at Duke but we were told it was at a facility (part of Duke) in Raleigh. I could not get this reservation cancelled after talking tom3 different people. I made on line thru Expedia but that won't happen again. So much confusion and still don't know if it was cancelled. Obviously not since you are willing to Email receipt.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Aug 17 to Wed Aug 18 2021 at a $100.99 average nightly rate.
"Very pleased with this Hotel."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Wish the cost was less. But overall very satisfied.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Dec-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Dec 09 to Tue Dec 10 2019 at a $118.04 average nightly rate.
"Nice Room"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Front desk nice.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Nov-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Nov 12 to Tue Nov 13 2018 at a $114.00 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 109 guest reviews

Property Description

The University Inn at Duke is a small unique service oriented Hotel across the street from Duke University Medical Center Hospital and one block from the Durham Regional Veterans Administration Hospital and is walking distance to Duke Eye Clinic, Duke University, Duke University Medical School, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke Gardens, Duke Chapel, Duke East Campus and Duke West Campuses. University Inn at Duke is also convenient to Durham's Ninth Street and is easily accessible to all that Durham and The Research Triangle area has to offer. No matter the reason one visits Durham and Duke the University Inn at Duke is the place to stay.Our rooms are oversized with free highseed interent, refridgerator and microwaves in every room.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00
Check Out: 11:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2010
Floors: 4
Rooms: 48
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 48
Handicap Rooms: 3
Suites: 18
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 3.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 2.0 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual- 4PM day of arrivalGroup- 4PM 7days prior to arrival
Total Taxes: 13.75%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 5.75%
Occupancy Tax: 6.00%
Country Tax: 2.00%

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO

Airport & Shuttle Information

RDU - 15 minutes

Local Shuttle Info: Complimentary to Hospitals and University

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

FAQs about University Inn Durham Next To Duke University Medical Center

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does University Inn Durham Next To Duke University Medical Center have?

There are 48 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Can I get a AAA rate at University Inn Durham Next To Duke University Medical Center?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at University Inn Durham Next To Duke University Medical Center?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there shuttle service?

Yes. RDU - 15 minutes Good shuttle service. Most guests were happy with the shuttle service.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Good kitchenette. Most guests found the kitchenette to be good.

Testimonials:

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"Everything worked out perfect. I will use this service again in the future and I will turn my friends and our organization on to your service. I have already turned your service on to another AAU Boys Basketball Club and I will continue to spread the word. I love this service." D.C. - Bethesda, MD

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