Guest reviews

79 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Breakfast included
Pet Friendly


Explore the area

Popular LocationNorthgate Mall2 min drive
Popular LocationVietnam Veterans Living Memorial4 min drive
Popular LocationDurham VA Medical Center4 min drive
AirportRaleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.)22 min drive

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    About this area


    Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn is located in Durham. Franklin Street is worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Durham Performing Arts Center and Frankie's Fun Park. North Carolina Museum of Life and Science and Sarah P. Duke Gardens are also worth visiting.
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    What's nearby

    • Northgate Mall - 2 min drive
    • Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial - 4 min drive
    • Durham VA Medical Center - 4 min drive
    • Duke University Hospital - 4 min drive
    • Duke Regional Hospital - 5 min drive

    Getting around

    • Durham Station - 6 min drive
    • AirportRaleigh - Durham Intl. Airport (RDU) - 22 min drive


    • Hong Kong — 12 min walk
    • Watts Grocery — 17 min walk
    • Gocciolina — 19 min walk
    • Monuts — 19 min walk
    • Pomodoro — 20 min walk

    About this property

    Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn

    Hotel in Durham with free breakfast
    This hotel features free breakfast. All 115 rooms feature conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free newspapers and free local calls. Hair dryers and ironing boards are also available to guests.
    Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn offers 115 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Cribs/infant beds are also available.

    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Internet access

    Food and drink

    • Free breakfast available

    Family friendly

    • Cribs/infant beds available
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Hindi
    • Spanish

    Room amenities


    • Cribs/infant beds available


    • Hair dryer


    • Cable/satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator


    • Free local calls
    • Free newspapers
    • Iron/ironing board



    Check-in time starts at 3 PM


    Check-out before 11 AM


    Pets allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Cribs (infant beds) are available

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

    Property is also known as

    Americas Best Value Carolina Duke
    Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn
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    Best Value Duke Inn
    Americas Best Value Duke Inn
    Americas Best Value Duke
    Americas Carolina Duke Durham
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    Frequently asked questions

    Can I cancel my reservation for free at Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn and receive a full refund?
    Yes, Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
    Is Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn?
    Check-in begins at 3 PM.
    What time is check-out at Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn?
    Check-out is at 11 AM.
    Where is Americas Best Value Carolina Duke Inn located?
    Situated in Durham, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Duke Homestead and within 3 mi (5 km) of Duke University Hospital and Duke University. Durham Performing Arts Center is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
    79 reviews
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Poor
    1 - Terrible




    Staff & service




    Property conditions & facilities

    1/5 Terrible

    Sad face IconDisliked: Room comfort
    just a room
    low heat control no micro plate in microwave lack of hot breakfest no guest cups in room low hot water for shower

    2/5 Poor

    Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
    Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
    Wasn't expecting much . . . and got a bit less than that.
    Lots of square footage for the dollar, as they had remodeled to combine two rooms into one suite. On the down side, that remodeling had apparently taken place during the Eisenhower administration, and it was done on the cheap. Although the rooms seem to have been cleaned, there was an overall grimy feel that comes from many years of use without a freshening up. The service was fine. The breakfast fare will tide you over until you get to your car. I found much better lodgings for almost the same price the next night, and I would not recommend this particular Inn to anyone. It was my first stay at an America's Best Value location, and it put me off on that brand's motley collection of hotels. The whole point of a national brand is the assurance it provides travelers of a certain level of quality. Fail.

    4/5 Good

    Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, room comfort
    inexpensive, no frills, no problems
    I was visiting Durham for my brother's Duke graduation, and frankly there weren't too many hotels still available when I started pricing rooms, so I was worried that I'd wind up with less-than-stellar accommodations. Fortunately, this hotel was fine. It's certainly not the Ritz by any means, but for the price it's more than acceptable, and as someone who's stayed in a lot of budget hotels, I can safely say that I've seen a lot of way, way worse places. Shower worked fine and the quality of service from the staff was great- they were very helpful. I would recommend this place to someone who's looking for an inexpensive place to stay while in Durham.

    3/5 Okay

    Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
    Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
    the hotel is old AND NEEDS MUCH REFURBISHING.
    I have stayed in this hotel over 28 years and had not visited lately because of the neighborhood and the calibre of occupants. this past week everything else wAS booked due to football games and we decided to give the old place a try. we won't return until the hotel is cleaned up and modernized. the innkeeper was very accomodating to get me a paper however those who wanted cereal had no bowls. thanks for many years of good hotel- it is getting old like i am.

    1/5 Terrible

    Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    An Unclean Dive
    I would not recommend this hotel to anyone...ever. The room smelled moldy and musty. The room was in much disrepair. I complained to the front desk worker and was offered another room. I turned it down saying "if you couldn't give me a satisfactory room to begin with, how can you give me one now?" I highly do NOT recommend this hotel.

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