"Great location, but difficult getting on to the street or main road when exiting the parking lot. The motel room wasn't ready at 6 PM. It smelled horrible, but I was able to change rooms. Perfect place to stay if you're on a budget. 2021-03-15"
"The motel was clean, and the handicap accommodations were reasonable. The staff was friendly and hospitable.2020-06-11"
"The motel room smelled bad, and people yelled loudly throughout the night. I left early.2020-02-10"
"Good location. The motel was a tad noisy at times, but it was tolerable. The room was clean and well-appointed. The front desk clerk was pleasant enough, though not particularly friendly.2019-03-14"
"The motel clerks were friendly and helpful; they even printed out directions for me.2018-09-15"
"I had a short but pleasant motel stay.2018-09-27"
"I had a good stay at this motel.2017-10-18"
"The fire alarm was hanging from the ceiling of my room. The carpet was stained, the curtains were dirty, and I had to take dirty towels to the front desk to get replacements. The bedspread was covered in pet hair, so I had to ask for another one. Don't stay at this motel.2016-05-18"
"Convenient to the Research Triangle. Inexpensive hotel. Interior was rather run-down, and the room hadn't been cleaned. We were moved to another room; it was clean, but again, looked rather worn. I'll pay more and stay elsewhere next time.2015-02-16"
"I'd definitely stay at this motel again.2018-07-16"
"A poor motel experience. We waited an hour and 15 minutes to check in; the lobby was full of people, and the staff was going to each room to see if it was available. I asked for a non-smoking room, but my room smelled musty. There were spider webs in the corners of the ceilings, and the sheets had cigarette stains. Run away from this place.2016-11-07"
"Nice motel for a reasonable price. Convenient to Duke. Our room was clean, and we heard no outside noise at night. The staff was friendly and helpful. Excellent grocery and several restaurants within walking distance, which was great.2016-05-17"
"The hotel was quiet and easy to access. I was pleased with the suite, but the trash hadn't been emptied and there were dirty washcloths in the room. The beds were comfortable.2016-05-13"
"I had a good motel stay. The room was clean, and the front desk clerks were polite.2015-11-02"
"The hotel was in poor condition overall. I had medical equipment, but the electrical outlets in my hotel room didn't work. Avoid this one.2021-10-07"
"The motel room was dirty and smelled musty. The fridge in my room had a broken can holder in the door. The armoire door was also broken. The exterior of the lobby and near the pool smelled terrible. Find another place to stay.2021-07-06"
"The motel was OK, but on my last day, I returned to my room and the door was open. I didn't feel safe. Other than that, the service was good.2020-07-18"
"Convenient to Duke Hospital and plenty of stores. The rates were affordable, everything was clean, and the beds were comfortable. I enjoyed my stay and would definitely return to this motel.2019-11-24"
"Not a good motel stay and not worth the price. My room was in the back of the building, and it needed a good cleaning. There were gnats in the bathroom. Don't stay here.2019-08-19"
"We had a pleasant 8-day stay. The hotel was quiet even though it was close to I-40 and a railroad track. The room was clean, and we got fresh towels every day. Free, fast WiFi. The front desk clerks were friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was better than we expected.2020-02-22"
"An outstanding hotel. Great location and quiet atmosphere. The room was amazing, and the staff was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend staying here.2018-10-30"
"I had a wonderful experience. The hotel was nice and clean, and the estaff was great. I'll be staying here again.2018-07-16"
"The beds were so comfortable, and the hotel had everything we needed. The pool was amazing. We really enjoyed our stay.2017-06-09"
"Worth the price. Nice, clean hotel room. Nice breakfast and great waffle machine.2016-12-01"
"The hotel was easy to access, and the employees were nice.2021-12-10"
"I didn't feel safe because of the number of people hanging around outside and the police car cruising through the parking lot. The room was filthy, and there was hair in the sink from a previous guest who shaved. Avoid this hotel.2020-01-17"
"The hotel room was clean. I enjoyed my stay.2018-07-07"
"The hotel was affordable, nice, quiet, and clean. The employees were friendly. Good place to stay.2017-07-16"
"The hotel was clean, and all the employees were friendly and courteous. Nice place to stay.2016-03-09"
"Clean hotel with friendly employees. Breakfast was pretty good.2017-02-08"
"The room was clean and quiet. Fast, easy check-in. Breakfast was adequate. I'd stay at this hotel again.2016-05-10"
"The hotel was clean, and all the employees were friendly and courteous. Ideal location for enjoying some peace and quiet, too. I'd definitely stay here again.2016-04-20"
"Nice stay for the price. Room looked newly refurbished, but even the 9-year-old thought the sofa bed was really uncomfortable. Staff was helpful and kind about giving me ice for my cooler the morning of my departure. A good hotel stay.2015-02-12"
"The hotel was nice and clean, and the room was spacious. I had to ask housekeeping for towels since there were none in our room. It was fairly quiet other than some children running and shouting in the hallway.2020-04-20"
"The hotel served its purpose for one night.2019-04-27"
"Great staff. Stay at this hotel.2018-05-03"
"The hotel was fine, and everything was clean and comfortable. The employees were on the ball. Good hot breakfast. Stay here.2016-11-14"
"My hotel room was handicap-accessible, and there was no closet. Great bed, though, and the bathroom was large.2015-12-15"
"A clean hotel with courteous and friendly employees. It was an older place, but kept in marvelous condition. We found it to be a great bargain while going back and forth to Duke Medical Center.2021-01-16"
"The room was great, but the toilet got clogged, and the hotel clerk said I was out of luck. Not even coffee was provided.2020-08-01"
"The hotel was extremely clean. The front desk clerk went above and beyond to help me with a problem. Don't hesitate to stay here.2019-06-05"
"The hotel room was beautifully appointed, and the staff was great. The full breakfast was a nice surprise.2019-04-27"
"The TV didn't work and the sink didn't drain. The hotel clerk said we couldn't pay with cash, though we ended up paying with cash in the end.2018-09-03"
"Convenient location. The hotel had tired decor and poor soundproofing, but the staff was friendly. Breakfast was fine.2020-01-18"
"Nice hotel room and friendly staff. Breakfast was OK, but the eggs weren't good. Stay here.2019-05-24"
"Nice, clean hotel. I'd stay here again.2019-02-26"
"Convenient location with many restaurants and shops within walking distance. The front desk clerks had a list of area dining options. The hotel wasn't new, but it was well-maintained and had excellent employees. I'd stay here again.2018-12-07"
"A pleasant experience. The hotel was clean, convenient, and affordable.2018-11-02"
"Clean hotel with comfortable beds and friendly personnel.2021-11-16"
"The room was spacious and clean. The beds were comfortable, and we had an amazing, restful night. The staff was wonderful, especially the gentleman serving breakfast. This hotel is a great choice, and the rates were great, too.2021-10-14"
"The hotel room was attractive and well-designed, especially the bathroom. I liked the wine and beer at check-in.2018-09-07"
"This hotel is a great place to stay.2018-08-11"
"Close to UNC. Nice hotel with well-kept, updated rooms. The free breakfast was a plus. I recommend staying here.2017-04-29"
"It was eerie staying in a hotel with so few other guests. The lobby was beautiful, but the room was a little tired. It was clean, though, and the front desk clerks were responsive. No take-out food available in the area, and no coffee available in the morning.2020-05-30"
"Nice hotel with good accommodations and service. But the fire alarm went off both days of my stay at 4:40 AM. No dining, shopping, or entertainment within walking distance.2015-11-13"
"Nice hotel near Duke University. The check-in process was pleasant.2021-11-15"
"We stay at this hotel every time we come through Durham. The check-in clerk was most helpful and even complimented our teenagers. Stay here.2021-07-16"
"The hotel was modern and clean. It's near the highway and I heard some traffic noise, but it didn't disturb my sleep. The mattress was wonderful, and the shower was absolutely fantastic. Outstanding breakfast buffet. I highly recommend staying here.2019-12-19"
"Right off I-85 and close to restaurants. The hotel room was nice, and breakfast was good.2019-08-27"
"Clean, quiet room. We slept well. The hotel clerk was helpful when we called ahead, and even scheduled a shuttle for us to Duke University Medical Center. I definitely recommend staying here.2019-02-06"
"This motel was just a place to sleep and shower. Not bad for the price, but don't expect many amenities.2018-06-09"
"The motel clerk was helpful with getting the wireless Internet going and making sure the TV worked properly. Good place to stay.2017-10-28"
"The motel was old and outdated. No microwave in my room, and the TV remote control didn't work. There was a leak in the bathroom that left standing water on the floor. But the employees were great; they took care of all our complaints and gave us a discount. Pay a little extra to stay somewhere else.2016-11-12"
"Entire motel was smoke-free, and I wanted a smoking room. Carpet smelled bad and had burn holes. There was a gaping hole in the bathroom ceiling. I was disappointed.2015-01-23"
"The motel staff seemed to be stressed. The room was clean, but I saw a number of insects. The beds weren't made, and the towels weren't replaced. Don't stay here.2020-03-06"
"This motel was a classic example of getting what you pay for. It needed an overhaul, and the bedding needed Lysol. The shower wall shell had a 2-foot crack, and the shower curtain needed to be replaced. The front desk clerk wasn't pleasant and didn't seem to care. Pay more money and stay somewhere else.2019-10-24"
"OK motel for the price. Pets were allowed, but my allergies didn't act up. The room was clean but dated, and the fridge wasn't cold enough to safely store food. People smoked outside the rooms, so smoke seeped into my room. Cigarette butts littered the walkways, and there were bags of dirty linens in the main walkway. I wouldn't stay here again.2019-06-20"
"I had an enjoyable stay, and the motel staff was nice and helpful.2018-06-10"
"Only stay at this motel if you're broke. The bedsheets had burn holes in them. The toilet didn't work. I asked for someone to come fix it, but no one did. 2018-06-05"
"This motel was not what I was expecting. The room and decor were old and needed upgrading. The entire room smelled like it had years of built-up cigarette smoke. The carpet looked and smelled filthy, and the bed comforter looked old and dirty. I wouldn't even use the kitchen or microwave. The shower made a loud noise, and the water pressure was sporadic. The toilet ran all night, and one of the bedside lamps made a loud humming noise when it was on. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the location was convenient to my events. Don't recommend staying here.2015-11-03"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.