The Duke Mansion

400 Hermitage Rd | Charlotte, NC 28207  [SEE MAP]Charlotte, NC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Breakfast included in your room rate
No on-site restaurant
Located just 2 miles from the center of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, The Duke Mansion's 20 individually decorated rooms and nearly 5 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens provide a welcome escape from city life. Originally built in 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion boasts screened-in porches, a guest library, free Wi-Fi access and complimentary breakfasts. Meanwhile, the guest rooms offer a blend of Southern charm with modern conveniences, including skylights, porches and flat-screen TVs. Past guests appreciated the hotel's convenient location, friendly staff, lush grounds and tasty breakfasts. Others were impressed with how quiet the rooms were, especially since the hotel hosts a lot of weddings and meetings.
Charlotte, NC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 20 rooms
Primary View
Opulent, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019


The Duke Mansion, a quaint 20-room bed and breakfast, is a decidedly regal southern experience -- as you'd expect from an authentic southern mansion.



Spending a night at this historic, luxurious inn seems more like borrowing a wealthy friend's estate than spending a night in a hotel. The well-preserved property was once home to Duke University benefactor James Buchanan Duke.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 209 have reviewed the The Duke Mansion, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 209 reviews 4.5 (based on 209 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Traditional outfittings, including elaborate Southern-style flowered curtains and patterned recliner chairs, complement pale walls and linens. Each room has a walk-in shower and a king or queen bed. Several rooms open out onto a shared second-story porch, while others provide views of the property’s surrounding greenery. The largest room option, the Dowd Suite, also features a Roman spa tub and a separate shower.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout property
  • Flat-screen TVs provided in all rooms
  • Nightly turndown service available

Standard room size400-650 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The opulent and historic Duke Mansion – a white manor house built in 1915 – is both quaint and luxurious. With just 20 guest rooms, the boutique property sits just 2 miles south of Charlotte’s main downtown area in a greenery-filled neighborhood. The mansion boasts nearly 5 acres of gardens and a large front porch, as well as several second-floor “sleeping porches.”
  • Listed on National Register of Historic Places and run as a nonprofit
  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Free self-parking
  • Guest library and book collection
  • 9 miles east of Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


While this property does not have an on-site restaurant, it does feature an extensive kitchen that provides guests with complimentary breakfast every morning. Breakfast is served on the main level of the mansion in one of several locations, which depends on the number of guests staying on the property. Lunch and dinner can also be arranged with advance notice, and all meals can be served alfresco when specifically requested.
  • Room service available for morning breakfast and evening beer, wine and cocktails
  • Several restaurants and grab-and-go eateries within walking distance

Number of restaurants0

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The mansion features several kid-friendly amenities. A children’s garden with a swing set and large grounds provide outside entertainment, while the on-site breakfast boasts kid-oriented options. The property also hosts seasonal kid-friendly activities, including an Easter egg hunt and a holiday tea.
  • Adjoining rooms available for families needing more space; rollaway beds available for additional charge
  • Discovery Place, a children's science and learning museum with an IMAX theater, sits less than 3 miles away
  • ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center children's library and theater center located 2 miles away
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Duke Mansion offers guests access to a small, two-person fitness center. Inside, you’ll find free weights, a stationary bike and a stair-stepping machine.
  • Front desk will draw running/walking map of area for interested guests
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Duke Mansion has a small business center on the third floor that has a computer, phone and printer. There are four meeting rooms available: The 1,460-square-foot Levine Living Room (which features an attached glass solarium), the Ray Dining Room (a suitable option for U-shaped arrangements), the Dickson Conference Room (off of one of the second floor porches) and the Lineberger Library. The entire mansion can be booked for events, as well.
  • Catering available through on-site kitchen staff
  • Lineberger Library features high ceilings and a fireplace
  • Audiovisual equipment available

Number of meeting rooms4

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The historical mansion and green grounds make this boutique property a popular venue for smaller weddings. Up to 150 guests can be accommodated, and it is possible to book the entire mansion for an event. Regardless, a wedding booking ensures exclusive use of the mansion's main floor the night of the wedding. Should you choose to say "I do" at the estate, the on-site catering team will help customize your reception menu, and the property staff can help you find reputable area vendors for flowers, music and photography. An off-site wedding planner is not required but is recommended.
  • On-site bridal portrait sessions allowed by appointment and for a fee
  • Venue only offered for weddings 25 weekends out of the year; call ahead to schedule a wedding
  • Garden pergolas can serve as ceremony centerpieces

Maximum wedding guest capacity150

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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