Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

3001 Cameron Blvd | Durham, NC 27705-1059  [SEE MAP]Durham, NC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Indoor swimming pool
High prices at on-site eateries

Flanking the southern edge of the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club invites visitors into a historic, collegiate environment. This hotel honors Washington Duke, the founder of the Duke University and a renowned philanthropist, and guests will discover tributes to his life and legacy throughout the property, including painted portraits and the family's coat of arms. In the rooms, guests will find flat-screen TVs, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, minibars and Keurig coffee makers. Visitors adore the Inn's warm atmosphere, as well as the adjoining 18-hole championship Duke University Golf Club, which has been challenging golfers since 1957. The hotel's Fairview Dining Room also impresses guests with its cozy arm chairs and creative Southern cuisine, though many diners warn of the restaurant's high prices. And as far as the staff is concerned, recent visitors said they were hit or miss: Some guests said they encountered friendly doormen and front desk employees, and others experienced unsmiling and curt staff members. 

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Location
Durham, NC
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 271 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

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But even with its modern conveniences, at its core, the hotel is a tasteful ode to a less complicated time. Much like the scene in the lobby, rooms are styled in a classic fashion, accentuated by leather armchairs, elegant lamps and just the right hints of Duke blue on the tapestries.

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 822 have reviewed the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, 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 822 reviews 4.5 (based on 822 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Featuring traditional English country-style decor, guest rooms at the hotel have flat-screen TVs with premium channels, work desks, Keurig coffee makers and minibars. Bathrooms have Gilchrist & Soames amenities along with plush bathrobes.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Standard room size297 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Surrounded by 300 acres of tall pines and hardwoods, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is adjacent to the campus of Duke University. The hotel features an 18-hole golf course, an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi and multiple restaurants, and it's within walking distance of Wallace Wade Stadium and Jack Coombs Field.
  • About 3 miles east of downtown Durham; about 10 miles northwest of Research Triangle Park
  • Hotel offers complimentary transportation around Duke’s campus, Duke Medical Center and the Ninth Street district
  • Located about 16 miles northwest of Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($10)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The Washington Duke Inn offers multiple dining options, including the award-winning Fairview Dining Room, featuring upscale, locally grown Southern cuisine. The Vista Restaurant serves casual breakfast, and the Bull Durham Bar offers light lunch along with full bar service.
  • Afternoon tea
  • In-room dining

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Pool

There is an indoor pool at the Washington Duke Inn. Featuring southern-inspired styling, the pool is surrounded by a lounge area with chairs and potted palms.
  • Complimentary access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Fitness

There is an on-site fitness center with cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Guests of the hotel also have access to the Duke Faculty Club and Duke Center for Living.
  • 3.1-mile walking and running trail
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club offers a 25,000 square foot Executive Conference Center for business meetings and events. There are 20 meeting rooms available, all equipped with Wi-Fi access and audiovisual technology.
  • Eco-friendly meeting programs
  • On-site meeting specialist
  • Gourmet catering

Number of meeting rooms20

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

Pets

The hotel is a dog-friendly property, but requires dogs be attended to at all times. Guests with pets must use specific entrances and exits.
  • $100 pet fee
  • Pet-sitting services available
  • Select number of pet rooms offered
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

The property’s Duke University Golf Club features an award-winning Robert Trent Jones-designed course. Surrounded by tall pines, the course includes six putting and chipping greens, eight target greens and seven sand bunkers.
  • Golf shop
  • Private and group lessons
  • Advance reservations recommended
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club offers indoor and outdoor space for wedding ceremonies and receptions. There are two ballrooms — the Presidents Ballroom and the Ambassador Ballroom, both of which feature Southern-inspired settings with crown molding and chandeliers. For outdoor events, the property has the Presidents Terrace and the Terrace on the Green. The hotel offers on-site wedding specialists, and can provide wedding planner recommendations upon request.
  • Hotel can host receptions for up to 600 attendees
  • Gourmet catering
  • Complimentary self- and valet parking

Maximum wedding guest capacity600

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

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