"The hotel was quiet, and breakfast was excellent. Book it.2022-06-06"
"The hotel room was nice and clean. Fast check-in and easy access to the room, elevators, and ice machine.2022-05-04"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"Near I-40, I-885, Duke, the Veteran's Hospital, and many other arenas and event spaces. The hotel was clean. The staff was friendly, prepared for guests and special requests. An excellent choice.2023-01-25"
"Good rates. The hotel was comfortable. We'll definitely stay here again and recommend it.2022-03-21"
"The hotel room was nice, clean, and comfortable. I liked having a separate toilet and shower area, as well as a separate sitting room with a sofa.2022-02-03"
"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"
"Our room was clean, and the bed was comfortable, but the room wasn't ready at check-in time. The hotel clerk was professional. We enjoyed the breakfast bar; it had plenty of choices, and the food was good. We also appreciated the infused water and coffee bar in the lobby.2022-11-09"
"The toilet didn't flush well. The customer service was outstanding. Not a bad hotel; give it a try.2022-08-30"
"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 hotel room and great service. Stay here.2023-03-14"
"The hotel was super clean, the room was big, and the hallway was quiet. The staff was helpful and ready to make my stay enjoyable. They were all wonderful about answering my questions. Nice pool. This is a safe place to stay.2021-06-16"
"Close to Durham Ballpark and Duke Hospital, and the hotel had a shuttle to both. The staff was friendly and accommodating.2019-05-26"
"The bedding in my hotel room wasn't changed. Breakfast wasn't free, and it wasn't even good.2019-05-17"
"II expected better. The exterior of the hotel was nice, but the interior was dirty and a little shabby. The room smelled bad. I had to wait in line for an hour to check in. No coffee in the room, and no decaf in the lobby. Breakfast cost $14, and all I wanted was a little fruit. Don't stay here.2018-10-02"
"Just a block from Duke Cancer Center. The room was comfortable, and the pillows were exceptional. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. We'd stay here again.2021-07-10"
"The hotel was convenient to Duke Hospital. I was traveling with a handicapped person on oxygen, and there were no bellhops to help get everything to the room; it took 3 trips with a cart since we were given a 2nd floor room instead of the 1st floor room I'd requested. The room was labeled ADA, but the bathroom was difficult to maneuver. We had to ask for the trash to be emptied and more coffee to be provided, but it was taken care of immediately. The staff was helpful.2021-07-03"
"The hotel was nice and comfortable. No restaurants nearby, though.2021-02-28"
"Nice hotel with professional personnel. Bring your own food.2021-02-07"
"The hotel was clean, comfortable, and convenient. I enjoyed my stay and was able to walk to Duke Hospital to visit my father.2020-08-23"
"The room was terrific and had a kitchen with a full-sized fridge and breakfast nook. Nice sitting area and separate bedroom. Really great home away from home. The on-site restaurant was a bonus. Stay at this hotel; you'll love it.2020-09-04"
"The hotel staff was terribly unfriendly. My stay was OK.2015-11-19"
"Hotel room was clean and quiet, but our studio had no privacy between the bed and sofa bed. The kitchen seemed well-equipped, though we didn't do any cooking. Nice breakfast with hot and cold selections. Coffee was available in the lobby all the time.2015-03-11"
"Great location if you're visiting Duke Medical Center. There were a lot of restaurants and shops within easy walking distance, and the hotel had a shuttle. The lobby and lounge area were warm and inviting, and the room was well-appointed. The staff was really friendly.2019-12-04"
"Ideal hotel if you're going to Duke Medical Center. The AC was a little noisy when it cycled on and off. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was a supermarket within walking distance, and there were good restaurants in the area.2019-07-27"
"Good hotel. Go for it.2019-07-18"
"The room was smaller than I expected. The bathroom was so small I could hardly turn around in it, and there was no exhaust fan. The employees were super kind and courteous, but this hotel was a disappointment.2018-06-08"
"An excellent hotel. The room was comfortable, the service was good, and there was a shuttle service to Duke Clinic and Hospital.2018-03-26"
"The furniture was cheap; several drawers wouldn't open, and one wouldn't close. I wouldn't stay at this hotel again.2022-03-31"
"Great location between Duke University's East Campus and downtown. Interesting building; the hotel was originally the 1st hospital in Durham. The room was nice and well-equipped, and the staff was super friendly. Well-stocked market. Some amenities were closed because of Covid.2021-02-10"
"The hotel was nice and convenient to downtown. The bed and pillows were comfortable. All the employees were pleasant and went the extra mile to be helpful.2018-05-29"
"The hotel was nice and clean. No in-room safe. The bathroom floor got wet when I showered. The outlet on the writing desk didn't work. Breakfast was the same every day. Other than that, I had a very comfortable stay, and appreciated the shuttle service to the school.2016-08-23"
"A nice, clean, modern hotel in downtown Durham. Next door to DPAC, and across the street from the baseball stadium. Lots of bars and restaurants in the area. Unfortunately, most of the hotel amenities and services weren't available due to Covid. Under normal circumstances, I imagine this would be a fun and lively hotel.2021-02-10"
"Due to road work, it took us almost an hour to find a way to access the hotel parking lot.2018-07-10"
"The rates were reasonable. The motel was clean, but it was old and run-down.2022-04-26"
"The motel was clean, and the check-in clerk was helpful. Good place to stay.2022-03-30"
"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"
"Nice, clean room with a comfortable bed. Our only complaint was that the hotel restaurant wasn't open on Sunday or Monday. We paid for breakfast, but it wasn't available before we had to leave for an appointment.2022-04-23"
"Easy to access. The hotel had a friendly atmosphere, and the room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Good food at the restaurant.2021-08-22"
"Great place to stay. The hotel was close to Duke University Hospital.2020-09-20"
"The hotel was clean and comfortable, though there were scuff marks outside the bathroom. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. Nice place to stay.2019-08-14"
"The hotel room was clean and well-maintained, and the beds were comfortable. It took a long time for the water to get hot. I liked the modern key system, large TV, excellent lighting, and high-quality towels. The coffee maker didn't work well and wasn't near an outlet. Not enough outlets to charge my devices and make coffee at the same time. Great front desk clerks and shuttle drivers. 2019-06-12"
"The hotel was clean, and the room was great. The Keurig coffee maker on a high shelf was a disappointment; I had to go downstairs for coffee in the morning. The breakfast area was small, but the food selection was good and included hot items.2022-07-27"
"The hotel was clean, the staff was efficient and gracious, and breakfast was above average. Give it a try.2019-12-15"
"I had a great stay. The beds and pillows were comfortable, and the staff was helpful and pleasant. Good, quick breakfast. This is a wonderful hotel with everything you need.2019-07-08"
"Close to UNC. The hotel room was adequate, and I very much liked the spacious bathroom.2016-04-19"
"An excellent experience. The hotel was clean, and the staff was courteous. The restaurant next door was overpriced, and the food was mediocre.2016-10-27"
"The hotel was new and modern, and the room was clean. The check-in clerks were friendly and helpful.2015-12-10"
"Nice location. The hotel didn't provide enough soap.2015-08-25"
"Nice hotel. The staff made everything easy from check-in to checkout.2015-04-23"
"Excellent value. The room was spacious, attractive, and well-designed. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Great breakfast. This was one of the best hotels we've stayed in the past 5 years.2015-04-13"
We order the hotels on this page by how close they are to this attraction.
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. -
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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.