While we do not offer on-site accommodations, many of our clients stay at local hotels and condominiums all within five miles of the Duke Diet and Fitness Center.
For the convenience of our clients, we have created a list of several local accommodation providers, which can be viewed here: DFC Housing Options (PDF).
Please Note: Due to Duke University-related events April 11-13 and May 11, some housing options may not have availability. Please call us and we'd be happy to help you find alternate options if you have issues locating available housing.
This information provides only brief descriptions of each establishment. Prices listed may not include North Carolina room and sales taxes. Please contact each hotel directly for more information and/or to make a reservation. When making reservations, ask for the Duke Medical rates and mention the appropriate code, when applicable.
Although many clients select from the housing list, please feel free to stay where you would be most comfortable. This is not an exhaustive list of housing options in Durham. This list has been created for your convenience and to feature those accommodations that offer DFC clients a discounted rate. Here is some additional information on the most commonly used housing options by our clients:
Many of our clients stay at Trinity Commons, which is within a short walking distance to the Duke Diet & Fitness Center. These condominiums are fully furnished with in-room washer and dryer, kitchen, linens, cable TV, nationwide long distance, and internet access. The resort style grounds feature an outdoor salt water pool, 3,000 square foot fitness center, in-door resistance lap pool, sauna and steam room, recreation room and serene courtyards. Fully accessible rooms are also available. Please note that units available for our clients are managed by Eddie O’Brien, not the main Trinity Commons office.
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is just over a mile down the road from us and is a four diamond hotel. It was recently featured as part of Southern Living's prestigious Hotel Collection. The hotel features a free shuttle that will take you to the Duke Diet & Fitness Center and throughout Duke’s campus, an indoor pool, exercise room, and a walking trail that is about 3 miles long around the golf course. Rooms include cable TV, nationwide long distance, and internet access. Microwaves, refrigerators and laundry services are available for an additional fee. Restaurants are on-site, and are convenient for weekend meal options. They offer pet-friendly and fully accessible rooms. To access Duke Medical Patients’ discounted rate, please use the following links:
If you encounter any sold out dates, please contact the reservations agents at 1-800-443-3853 to check for additional availability. Please also reference your access code of “DHW” to receive your discounted rates and special availability.
Most guests arrive at Raleigh Durham International Airport, which is approximately 15 miles from the Duke Diet & Fitness Center. The airport is serviced by most major airlines.
Public transportation in Durham is limited, and we encourage clients to have a car while at the center. There are several car rental agencies at the airport. Duke Diet & Fitness Center clients are eligible for a discount with Thrifty Car Rental:
- Thrifty Car Rental: Duke Diet & Fitness Center clients are eligible for a discount with any Thrifty Car Rental location in North Carolina. Thrifty Car
Rental offers a full range of Chrysler/Dodge products from compact to luxury cars at a special price for Duke clients. Duke clients will
also be exempt from early and late return fees. Thrifty also offers free delivery or pick-up service to Duke Diet Center or any hotel in the surrounding area.
Visit Thrifty's Web site for online reservations or feel free to call 1-800-THRIFTY (1-800-847-4389) refer to CD# 0044002548.
LEARN MORE: For more information or to speak to an admissions coordinator, call 1-888-313-7174 or use our online contact form.