Accolades & Awards
For fifteen consecutive years, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has received the acclaimed AAA Four Diamond rating – awarded to hotels offering a “refined” level of experience with extensive services and amenities. Other recent recognition and awards include Tripadvisor’s® Travelers' Choice Award, Expedia’s Insider’s Select Award, U.S. News Best Hotels in North Carolina Award, Durham Magazine’s Best of Durham 2022 Award, and recognition as the No. 1 College Hotel by CollegeRank.net. 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.
The Inn’s Fairview Dining Room has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond Restaurant rating – based on the restaurant’s offering a “distinctive” culinary experience – each year for the past thirty years. The Fairview Dining Room is one of just two restaurants in North Carolina to have received both the AAA Four Diamond Award and the coveted Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award (2000 and 2014, respectively), and has been the recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for multiple years.