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Durham, NC: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find accommodations in Durham with the hotel list provided below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Durham, NC for your personal leisure or group travel. We list the best Durham North Carolina hotel rooms. Review the Durham hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Durham hotels. Planning a group? Lock in Durham Group Hotel Rates or See the best Durham meeting hotels

The Durham center is approximately the area of Durham Performing Arts Center and the area of Durham Convention and Visitors.

Durham, North Carolina played a role in histoy even before it became a recognized community. Native American tribes lived in the area long before European settlers arrived. In the mid-1700s, English, Irish, and Scots settlers came to Durham. Ammunition for the Revolutionary War was forged by a local settler—William Johnston.

Today, the city of Durham has a population of 251,893 people. About a quarter of the working residents of Durham work in healthcare or a healthcare-related field. Because of this, the city is known by many as the City of Medicine. There is a huge technology push in Durham, with Cree and IBM among the companies headquartered here.

There are different types of accommodations in Durham, both chain and independent properties, in your choice of neighborhoods. Whether you want to kick back and relax in a luxury hotel or you need something practical and close to sightseeing venues, you're sure to find something amazing in the city. More from this guide...

Durham Hotels/Accommodations

Crossland Economy Studios Durham Research Triangle in Durham 5008 Nc St. 55, Durham, NC 27709 Website
  • Two star hotel
  • 129 rooms in property
Hampton Inn & Suites Durham / North I 85 : 1542 North Gregson St. 1542 North Gregson St., Durham, NC 27701
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Gym is available on property
From$101
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Washington Duke Inn : 3001 Cameron Blvd. 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham, NC 27705
  • High-end Suburban property
  • 42 suites in property
From$159
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Hilton Durham Near Duke University in Durham 3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
From$98
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
La Quinta Inn & Suites Durham Nc in Durham 4414 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 130 rooms in hotel
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham 2515 Meridian Pkwy., Durham, NC 27713
  • Affordable Airport hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Springhill Suites Durham / Chapel Hill - Durham 5310 Mcfarland Dr., Durham, NC 27707
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
From$94
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Homewood Suites by Hilton Durham Chapel Hill / I 4 in Durham 3600 Mount Moriah Rd., Durham, NC 27707
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Free breakfast available
Staybridge Suites Durham / Chapel Hill - Durham
+1-800-230-4134
3704 Mt. Moriah Rd., Durham, NC 27707
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 99 rooms in property
Hampton Inn & Suites in Chapel Hill 6121 Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517 ~7.50 miles southwest of Durham
  • Midscale Convention Center property
  • Hotel has 91 rooms
From$88
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh Durham / Rtp in Durham 4620 South Miami Blvd., Durham, NC 27703
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Airport shuttle available
Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill Hotel : 101 Erwin Rd.
+1-888-305-3366
101 Erwin Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 ~7.58 miles west of Durham
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Marriott at Research Triangle Park - Durham 4700 Guardian Dr., Durham, NC 27703
  • Expensive Suburban property
  • Hotel has 225 rooms
Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh / Durham Airport
+1-800-997-5149
4603 Central Park Dr., Durham, NC 27703
  • Midscale Airport property
  • Airport shuttle provided
From$79
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Courtyard Raleigh Durham Airport / Brier Creek - Raleigh 10600 Little Brier Creek Lane, Raleigh, NC 27617 ~8.08 miles southeast of Durham
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Check-in: 3:00am
Doubletree Raleigh Durham - Durham 4810 Page Creek Lane, Durham, NC 27703
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Check-in: 3pm
From$79
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Aloft Durham Downtown 345 Blackwell St., Durham, NC 27517
  • 3-star Convention Center property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
From$115
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Durham Marriott City Center 201 Foster St., Durham, NC 27701
  • Expensive Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
From$105
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Brookwood Inn Durham in Durham 2306 Elba St., Durham, NC 27705
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Fitness center on property
University Inn at Duke in Durham 502 Elf St., Durham, NC 27705
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 4:00
From$65
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express Durham : 2516 Guess Rd. 2516 Guess Rd., Durham, NC 27705
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$87
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Red Roof Inn - Durham
+1-888-690-5281
1915 North Pointe Dr., Durham, NC 27705
  • 2-star property
Comfort Inn Medical Park Inn 1816 Hillandale Rd., Durham, NC 27705
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 134 sleeping rooms in hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University
+1-800-997-5148
1815 Front St., Durham, NC 27705
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
Red Roof Inn Durham Triangle Park in Durham
+1-888-690-5247
4405 Apex Highway 55 East, Durham, NC 27713
  • 2-star property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
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When to Visit Durham, NC

The average temperatures in Durham range from about 40 degrees and 80 degrees, depending on the season. However, lows get as cold as the high 20s regularly, and it can get as hot as 90 degrees during the summer. The city doesn't see a lot of snow most years, and late January to early February you may see up to three inches, but there generally isn't more than this.

While there is always something fun and interesting to do in Durham, the best times to visit the city are generally in the spring or fall months. During these times, humidity levels are lower than in the summer, and temperatures are warmer than winter months. In the spring, the dogwood and other trees are blooming and the flowers start popping up. When the leaves start to change in the fall, this area is beautiful. The temperatures start to cool off, and Durham is delightful throughout the fall.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Durham, NC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Durham

Durham by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean price trends by star rating class in Durham, NC. You can use these line graphs to determine the least expensive dates to book a room in Durham for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Durham, NC

4 Star Average Prices: $129.87

Luxury hotels offer you the best in accommodations and amenities. The rooms at these hotels are well-appointed and comfortable. Amenities are more readily available than at other hotels throughout the city. When you're looking for the best of the best, make sure to consider Durham's luxury hotels.

Arrowhead Inn is at 106 Mason Road. This is a luxury bed-and-breakfast, and offers nine suites to choose from. These rooms are individually appointed, and each has a different look and feel from the others. Room capacity ranges from two to four people. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the Inn, and while pets are not allowed in the hotel, nearby boarding can be arranged. Amenities include a full complimentary gourmet breakfast, and free Wi-F and gas fireplaces in every room.

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club isat 3001 Cameron Blvd. The hotel boasts 270 rooms across five floors. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is noon. Pets are allowed , but only in specific rooms and with a fee of $100 per room. This is a non-smoking hotel, and rooms range from standard rooms with two double beds to suites with separate living and sleeping rooms. Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has a bar/lounge area and restaurant. Other features include a spa, golf course, and indoor pool.

At 7840 NC 751 Highway, you'll find Hyatt Place Durham/Southpoint. This hotel has 164 rooms and seven floors. Only non-smoking rooms are available, and rooms range from those with two queen bed to suites. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is noon. Pets are allowed, for a fee of $75 per pet, per stay. The property has a bar/lounge area and café, but no full restaurant. Other amenities include free breakfast, health club, and 24-hour business center.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Durham

Affordable Hotel Options in Durham, NC

3 Star Average Prices: $97.28

Affordable hotels in Durham are not hard to come by. You can find a variety of hotels that will easily fit in your budget, allowing you to more easily check out the attractions you're interested in. Affordable hotels in Durham offer comfortable rooms and amenities, though these hotels do not generally have as many amenities as some of the other options throughout the city.

Crossland Durham - Research Triangle Park is at 5008 NC Hwy. 55. This hotel has 129 rooms across three floors. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is 11 a.m. There are smoking or non-smoking, and rooms with one or two double beds or two queen beds. Pets are allowed with a pet deposit of $25 per pet. Guest room amenities include complimentary wireless internet access, microwave, and kitchen facilities.

At 4620 South Miami Blvd., you'll find Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle Park. There are 177 rooms here, across seven floors. The hotel does not offer any smoking rooms. However, there are a number of room styles to choose from, including king bed, two queen beds, and even oversized rooms. Pets are not allowed at the Hilton Garden Inn. Amenities include a fitness and health center, refrigerator and microwave in room, and outdoor swimming pool.

Brookwood Inn Durham is at 2306 Elba Street. There are eight floors in the hotel and 148 rooms. Check-n time is 3 p.m. and check out time is 11 a.m. There are rooms with king beds, two full beds, or two double beds at this smoke-free property. Pets are not allowed at Brookwood Inn. The hotel's features and amenities include a fitness and health center, and guest rooms with wireless internet access and a DVD player.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Durham

2 Star Average Prices: $67.47

2 Star Hotel Prices in Durham

Which Durham hotels have real discounts?

Hotels in Durham offer discounts for varying memberships and reasons. These discounts can save you money on your hotel stay and offer you the best prices around. Some of the discounts you can get include early booking discounts, AAA membership discounts, and group rates.

Group discounts vary significantly depending on the property, the number of rooms you book at once, and the time of year you travel. These discounts can vary from 5 percent to over 30 percent. It's important to contact the property you're interested in to find out their group discount policies. For example, Brookwood Inn has an average group discount of about 13 percent. Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-
Durham/Research Triangle Park has an average group discount of 14.5 percent.

AAA membership discounts are available at several hotels throughout the city, as well. These generally range from 10-20 percent. Some hotels in Durham that offer AAA discounts include Durham Marriott City Center, Days Inn Durham/Near Duke University, and Quality Inn & Suites Medical Park.

Best Value Options in Durham, NC

If you're looking for the best combination of great rates and awesome amenities, consider these best value options in the city. These hotels offer comfortable accommodations and amenities.

Durham Chapel Hill La Quinta Inn & Suites is at 4414 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. This hotel offers 130 rooms across four floors. There are 12 suites, and pets are allowed at no extra cost. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is noon. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness and health center, and a game room. There are conference facilities in the hotel, allowing you to have business meetings or other functions.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham is at 2515 Meridian Parkway. The hotel has 203 rooms across seven floors. Pets are not allowed at the hotel. Room types include lake view suites, pool view suites, and junior suites. Amenities offered include concierge services, pool and sauna, and licensed bar.

At 5310 Mcfarland Drive, you'll find Springhill Suites Durham/Chapel Hill. There are 130 rooms in the hotel, with six floors. Pets are not allowed here. Check in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is 11 a.m. Whether you're looking for a standard room or a beautiful suite, you'll find a variety of room options. Hotel features and amenities include an indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness and health center, and wireless internet access.

What to Do in Durham, NC

There are a number of museums and interesting options for activities in Durham. Visit American Tobacco, transformed from a Lucky Strike cigarette factory into a modern entertainment district. Here you can get food, catch a movie, or attend free concerts and art shows.

21c Museum Hotel Durham is a boutique hotel that houses a contemporary art museum. Visitors can view works from local, national, and international artists. The museum also offers cultural programming, such as films, artist lectures, poetry readings, and more.

No matter what type of food you're in the mood for, Durham has you covered. You can get African cuisine at The Palace International, German food at Guglhupf — a bakery, café, and restaurant, or Sunday brunch at Watts Grocery.

Recent traveler guest reviews of Durham, NC

Below are reviews of the city of Durham, NC from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Love It"
Score 5.0 / 5

I live in Durham....so I love it here.

, from 18-Apr-2016
"Great Community"
Score 5.0 / 5

Durham is a quiet city with great schools in the triangle.

, from 02-Jan-2016
"The Place To Be"
Score 4.0 / 5

Access to restaurants and diverse merchants.

, from 29-Sep-2015
"We Had a Blast"
Score 4.0 / 5

We had tickets to see Susan Boyle at the Performing Arts (concert was great). The downtown area had great dining options.

, from 08-Nov-2014
"Great Stores"
Score 4.0 / 5

Many shopping areas at arms length.

, from 27-Sep-2014
"Cosmopolitan College Community"
Score 4.0 / 5

Cosmopolitan community because of universities, lots of fun shops, picturesque campuses, lots of greenways, parks, etc. People are friendly and helpful. Lower cost of living than where I lived before.

, from 17-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Durham, NC shown above is 4.3 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
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