The Duke Mansion

400 Hermitage Road , Charlotte, NC 28207 USA (Show map)

About

In the midst of one of the city's most prestigious neighborhoods, a completely renovated colonial revival mansion is the grand dame of Charlotte and serves as an historic inn and meeting place. The setting is a page from history, a gracious estate made famous by its former owner James Buchanan Duke. The Duke Mansion is available for overnight lodging, meetings, weddings and other events.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

So Lovely!

5 on January 28, 2012

A nice surprise and comfortable stay. Friendly staff and great room (317 up in the corner) The breakfast was wonderful. Nice grounds and neighborhood to walk around. Would love to return if the chance arrives.


Step Back in Time

4.8 on August 22, 2010

Located in a beautiful, historic area, drive onto the grounds and you will be swept back in time. The mansion allows you to feel her history as you are escorted to a large, lovely bed chamber. If I highlight only one employee, our breakfast server was wonderful (so were the hosts/hostesses who welcomed us, the workmen replacing a marble tile, the groundspersons). Great dinner options within a healthy walking distance. Just relax and enjoy a porch swing or rocker!


One of the good one's on our recent trip

4.6 on May 31, 2010

My husband and I recently stayed a nice selection of Inn's throughout NC and GA. Inn's for the most part sell themselves on the unique property they offer. The Duke is very unusual in the sense it is in a normal very fancy neighborhood yet close to the city. You wouldn't expect an Inn here. The sute we stayed in had a great porch. One can only imagine this being a private home in the past. The staff as mentioned in a different review of this property were fantastic, warm and extremely helpful. My husband had a special request that was met without any problem at all. They went out of their way to make us feel like a million dollars. After staying at the Duke Mansion my husband thinks he will use this spot instead of a hotel when he has business here. Same price with much better experience.


Charlotte's Best B&B

5 on July 09, 2009

The Duke Mansion is a beautiful property. Set back around beautiful trees it doesn't feel like you are in a wonderful city. The rooms were magnificantly decorated with gorgeous linens and antique furniture. The Inn itself was amazing with its parlors and gardens. The staff was professional, friendly and very helpful. The Breakfast was delicious and the service treated us like royalty. I highly recommend this to all visiting Charlotte.


DC Travelers

4.0 on December 23, 2008

Location was really convenient to downtown yet was in a very beautiful residential area. Staff was very accommodating. Loved the porch for our room. Wish we could have stayed longer.


Great stay

4.4 on November 01, 2007

I was in Charlotte on business this week and spent two nights in the Dowd Suite. First and foremost, the staff is the greatest asset to the inn. Very warm and friendly, and attentive. The room was gigantic with a wonderful screened porch off the back, two-person marble shower, garden tub, 10 foot ceilings (maybe higher?), flat screen television, wireless internet and there was even a bidet in the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable, and having gone to college in the area, I especially appreciated the Springs Industries linens. Nice touch! The breakfast was great - loved the cheese grits. I enjoyed have a selection of great newspapers in the morning - Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, etc. I will not hesitate to stay at the Duke Mansion for future trips to Charlotte. Glad to see they're members of Select Registry too. I enjoy SR properties very much.


Impressive!

5 on February 05, 2007

In a beautiful residential neighborhood of elegant older homes, the Duke Mansion is impressive in every way, from the manicured grounds to the beautiful common areas to the lovely guestrooms to the professional staff.


What a Christmas gitf!

4.8 on January 07, 2007

We spent the night at "the Duke" just after Christmas 2006 as a gift from our children.Even though it was winter,it was great.We're from "the north" and there were Pansies in bloom all over.What a treat! The room was massive and lovely with large French doors leading to a screened porch.AHospitality was great and breakfast was as well.They were out of a couple items,but stay was fabulous.


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Rooms & Rates

King Room

Beautifully appointed room with King bed, private bath, high speed internet access, evening turndown service. Includes a full Chef prepared breakfast in the morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

Queen Room

Beautifully appointed room with Queen bed, private bath, high speed internet access, evening turndown service. Includes a full Chef prepared breakfast in the morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

King Room w/Porch

Beautifully appointed room with King bed with sleeping porch, private bath, high speed internet access, evening turndown service. Includes a full Chef prepared breakfast in the morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $259 - $259

Double Room

Beautifully appointed room with double bed, private bath, high speed internet access, evening turndown service. Includes a full Chef prepared breakfast in the morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Location

Location Type

Residential, Downtown, Urban

Airport

Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 10 miles

Directions to property:

I-77 Northbound: Follow I-77 North to the John Belk Freeway (exit 9B). Take the Third Street exit. Turn right at the bottom of the exit onto Third Street. Follow Third Street for approximately one mile. Third Street will then turn into Providence Road. Proceed on Providence Road until you reach the stop light at the Crown Gas Station and Cherokee Road. Go through the light and turn right onto Ardsley Road. Follow Ardsley to the stop sign and then turn right onto Hermitage Road. Proceed on Hermitage until you see a fork in the road-bear left and immediately enter the gated driveway on the left. Follow the drive up to The Duke Mansion parking area. I-77 Southbound: Follow I-77 South to the Brookshire Freeway (exit 11A, the sign also says 277/16 and Downtown). Follow the Brookshire Freeway until it becomes the John Belk Freeway. Take the Fourth Street/Third Street exit (exit 2A). Make a left U-turn at the light and then turn left at the next light onto Third Street. Go through six stop lights (note:Third Street becomes Providence Road). Immediately after the sixth stop light, turn right on Ardsley Road. Follow Ardsley to the stop sign and then turn right onto Hermitage Road. Proceed on Hermitage until you see a fork in the road-bear left and immediately enter the gated driveway on the left. Follow the drive up to The Duke Mansion parking area.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Museums, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Tours, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Secretarial services, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Workout facility

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Walking Tour, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Non-smoking facility. Outside areas set-up for smoking.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Occasionally during city special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Equivalent to one night's stay.
  • Cancellations: No penalties for reservations cancelled prior to 48 hours before the arrival date. Cancellations received within 48 hours of arrival date, subject to charge of one night's stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Becky Farris

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:00am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free


Signature Dish

Watermelon Salad
The Watermelon Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes has been in The Duke Mansion's in-house catering menu for several years and continues to be a signature dish.


Recipes

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Special Package

Take advantage of this great deal which includes breakfast and all the other amenities of our historic inn. Just $129 plus tax and incidentals for our double bed room. Call for reservations.

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