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The Washington Duke Inn - One of the Premier Duke University Hotels

Known for its beautifully manicured grounds, stately golf course views and luxury accommodations, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is an unrivaled destination among hotels in Durham. Recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond award for nearly two decades, our storied hotel enjoys a prime setting on the Duke University campus, and is located two miles from downtown Durham, 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 15 minutes from the world-renowned Research Triangle Park.

Amid 300 acres of tall pines and rolling countryside, we offer guests a serene retreat far removed from the hectic pace of everyday life. Our luxurious hotel features 271 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, the Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed 18-hole championship Duke University golf course, award-winning dining and exceptional meeting facilities for groups both intimate and grand. Meander along our three-mile hiking trail through the Duke Forest. Unwind after a day of sightseeing with a dip in the indoor pool, or keep up with your daily workouts in our fully equipped fitness center. From the moment you enter our doors, you will experience the legacy of Southern hospitality that has become synonymous with the Duke name.

The Inn's Fairview Dining Room boasts the honor of being recognized with the AAA Four Diamond rating and Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.

The Inn has been recognized with numerous other industry awards including: Successful Meetings magazine’s Pinnacle Award and Golfweek’s Top Ten Golf Courses in North Carolina.

Reserve your room today or contact a Reservations Agent at 919.490.0999 to begin planning your next visit to one of the best Duke University hotels.

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is ADA compliant under the Department of Justice ADA Title III Regulation 28 CFR Part 36, 1991. For information about accessible and non-accessible features, please view our Accessibility Statement.

Front view of Durham hotel