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Holiday Inn Express Durham

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Holiday Inn because I had a family reunion. Galen at the front desk was excellent...He made us feel right at home with the knowledge of the area and always having a smile on his face. And kept us laughing. Also the rest of the staff were very friendly.The hotel was very clean and the breakfast was great.... More 

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Thank Dutch2013luvu
Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Thank you for the five star rating of our hotel and staff! We love to hear that you had a wonderful stay at our hotel, and that Galen created a positive experience for you. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Durham! Regards, Rebecca Ramey eCommerce Marketing Manager Holiday Inn Express Durham Daly Seven, Inc. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I left my friend's hospital room on Thursday, November 17th at 10:30 PM. I drove to the Red Roof Inn Duke University Medical Center where I had made a reservation for the night. When I got there I was told that there was a "glitch in the computer system" and they had no rooms. I didn't know what to do.I... More 

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Thank VBeacher
Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Thank you for for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel and with our staff on TripAdvisor. It is always humbling to see that the efforts we put forth for our guests are appreciated and truly impact you during what are often difficult times. I have shared your review with our hotel and corporate management, so that... More 

Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I normally do not stay at HI Express properties in the US, and for a good reason. I was travelling with 2 colleagues and we did not know where our next appointment would be, thus not being able to book a room in this area until the last minute. My preferred brand, Hilton, was not available in the area and... More 

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Thank Mario A
Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Dear Mario, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us. We apologize that our front desk agent had difficulty processing your check in request. Thank you for letting us know so that we can provide her with some additional training as how to best handle these type of requests, and also how to... More 

lancaster,pa
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Hotel was clean, staff was very helpful in every category. Front desk, breakfast, & housekeeping. front desk welcomed guests as the came each time. Breakfast was extended on weekends till noon, staff stayed on top of keeping the productd full. Any requested for housekeeper were met refill of coffee packets, laundry bag & fresh towels. Fridge & microwave in room.

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Thank Snack-Jack
Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! It is great to hear when our guests have such a pleasant experience. We are happy to hear our amazing staff took good care of you! Please come again soon! Regards, Rebecca Ramey eCommerce Marketing Manager Holiday Inn Express Durham Daly Seven, Inc. More 

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85 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Hotel= Spotless Breakfast= Fresh and Amazing Pet Policy= Total family visit Guest service personnel= Priceless! We absolutely enjoyed our visit in this hotel! Very quiet, great shower, and clean and updated! Now, the real star is their front desk person by the name of Maria! Rare is the chance of meeting someone who loves what they do! Her patience and... More 

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Thank H20T
Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Thank you for the five star rating of our hotel and staff! We love to hear that your entire family had a wonderful stay at our hotel, and that Maria was the icing on the cake to your amazing stay. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Durham! Regards, Rebecca Ramey eCommerce Marketing Manager Holiday Inn... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed here two nights. The staff was so friendly, offered delicious recommendations on dining, the breakfast was great. The room wasn't comfortable because of humidity and the a/c unit. Our showers flooded the room with humidity, there didn't seem to be adequate ventilation, and the a/c seemed unable to handle that. So, the room temperature wasn't comfortable. We stayed... More 

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Thank Julia W
Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Thank you Juliafor taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear that our staff exceeded your expectations for customer service, and that you enjoyed our delicious breakfast in the morning. We apologize that your room felt humid. We appreciate your feedback and are having our maintenance team look into the problem. Thank you for letting us... More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
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216 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

There was nothing fancy about this hotel but this hotel was really clean, fresh smelling and the staff was super helpful and friendly. This year my wife and I are season ticket holders for DPAC musicals / plays and Charlotte Hornets games so we got a Holiday Inn credit card so we can get points towards free and lower priced... More 

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Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We love to hear that you had a great stay with us in Durham. We are happy to hear this will be your home away from home! See you soon! Regards, Rebecca Ramey eCommerce Marketing Manager Holiday Inn Express - Durham Daly Seven, Inc. More 

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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Beds were very comfortable, rooms were quiet,staff was friendly and food was very fresh at breakfast. The only compliant I have is there was not enough parking. I had to park at a nearby business during my stay.

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Thank stacielw
Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Thank you for the five star rating of our hotel and staff! We love to hear that you enjoyed our great location and delicious breakfast. We apologize for the lack of parking on the night of your stay. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Durham! Regards, Rebecca Ramey eCommerce Marketing Manager Holiday Inn Express Durham... More 

Winder, GA
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here before, several years back. The hotel is in good shape. Staff are great. We had issues at check in that were quickly resolved. Breakfast was good. Lots of selection and very fresh. Hot items, including turkey sausage and fresh pancakes, along with cold items like yogurt and cereals.

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2 Thank Edith_C
Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Thank you Edith for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear that you chose to stay with us again, and that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again the next time you visit Durham! Regards, Rebecca Ramey eCommerce Marketing Manager Holiday Inn Express Durham Daly Seven, Inc. More 

Chelsea, United States
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stayed her for 4 nights while our son attended camp at Duke University. It is a nice hotel that is convenient to everything in Durham. We could access Duke and downtown Durham in 5-10 minutes. The room was nice with a mini-fridge and comfortable bed. The breakfast each morning was a nice bonus. We visited the pool once but... More 

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Rebecca R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Durham, responded to this review

Thank you Bethany for sharing your stay on TripAdvisor! We love to hear that you enjoyed our hotel location near Duke University, comfortable rooms, and delicious breakfast. We look forward to the next time we see you! Regards, Rebecca Ramey eCommerce Marketing Manager Holiday Inn Express Durham Daly Seven, Inc. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With an ideal location near I-85 and the Durham Freeway, the Holiday Inn Express(R) Durham hotel offers the utmost in comfort and convenience for your next trip. Use the free Wi-Fi access to keep in touch with home and the office, and the Business Center offers all the tools you need to make a dazzling presentation. We also offer free taxi service to Duke University Medical Center. In the morning, we serve up a free, hot breakfast buffet, featuring both hot and cold items. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Durham

Address: 2516 Guess Road, Durham, NC 27705
Region: United States > North Carolina > Durham
Price Range: $162 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Durham 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“They offer a free shuttle to Duke University hospital.They also offer medical discounts to patients and their families.”
 of 5 bubbles VBeacher, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Away from the Highway.”
 of 5 bubbles MarioA123, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room ending in a even number to avoid the interstate noise.”
 of 5 bubbles TexasTravler45, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Don' know, we have stayed in several rooms and all ok as for being quite.”
 of 5 bubbles 360marionb, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“My room overlooked the interstate. Not a bother for me, but light sleepers should request a room on the other side of hotel when booking.”
 of 5 bubbles 964rochelleb, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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