Fodor's Expert Review The Duke Mansion

400 Hermitage Rd., Charlotte, North Carolina, 28207, USA Fodor's Choice

Spending a night at this historic, luxurious inn seems more like borrowing a wealthy friend's estate than staying in a hotel. The well-preserved property—including gorgeous gardens and courtyards—was once home to Duke University benefactor James Buchanan Duke. The inn is now run by a nonprofit organization. A few of the rooms have original fixtures, including bathtubs and vanities. Spacious sleeping-porch balconies overlook the well-maintained grounds. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, comfortable beds, and cozy robes. In the morning, a full breakfast is served in the dining room.

PROS

  • guests get a real sense of history and a neighborhood feel
  • the surrounding area is a great place to stroll
  • elegant full breakfast included in the rate
  • the surrounding neighborhood is a great place to stroll

CONS

  • some bathrooms have older fixtures
  • not in walking distance to nightlife spots
  • no room service
  • tiny fitness center
  • rooms have only one bed (king or queen)

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Sophisticated
Residential Area
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 704-714–4400 | 800-808–1009

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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