The University Inn next to Duke University Medical Center

502 Elf St 27705DurhamUSA
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About The University Inn next to Duke University Medical Center

Located across the street from Duke University Hospital, The University Inn next to Duke University Medical Center offers convenient and affordable accommodations. The hotel offers free parking and a complimentary shuttle service.

Straightforward guestrooms include flat-screen TV, microwave, refrigerator and ironing facilities. Suites add a living area with sofa or sofa bed and breakfast table.

The hotel’s free shuttle serves destinations within a three-mile radius of the property. Guests laundry facilities are also located on-site.

A complimentary continental breakfast with pastries, yogurt, cereal, milk and juice is available each morning. Free coffee is offered throughout the day. Nearby restaurants include Chipotle and TGI Friday’s, while guests can utilise the shuttle service for further dining options.

The University Inn next to Duke University Medical Center is a short walk from the Duke University campus and less than two miles from the university’s sporting facilities, Cameron Indoor Stadium (basketball) and Wallace Wade Stadium (football).  Downtown Durham is 2.5 miles away.


502 Elf St , 27705, Durham, NC, USA
Telephone: +1(919)2864421 | Fax: +1(919)2863817 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Handy choice for university, hospital.

The hotel is located across the street from Duke University Hospital and a short walk from the university campus and other medical facilities. This location makes the property a convenient choice for those attending medical appointments as well as those visiting the university.

Complimentary shuttle service.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service that has impressed many a past guest. Serving a three-mile radius, the shuttle - available Monday to Friday - makes it easy to get around the local area and puts restaurants, shops and more within easy reach.

Nice and friendly staff.

According to reports, the hotel is manned by a friendly and caring staff. Many guests are hospital patients and appreciate the staff being thoughtful and kind. Additionally, past guests have had good things to say about the hotel's shuttle driver, who is said to be knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

Negative Reviews

Free breakfast lacks variety.

Many guests express disappointment at the complimentary breakfast on offer at the hotel. According to reports, breakfast consists of little more than cereal, pastries and yogurt, which guests generally find to be unsatisfactory in the morning.

No further issues reported.

So far, no other recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hotel.

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