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Hillsborough North Carolina Hotels & Motels

Find the perfect hotel in Hillsborough using our hotel guide provided below. Explore our guide for inexpensive and discount hotel/motel rates in or near Hillsborough, NC for your personal leisure or group travel. Discover the most favored Hillsborough, North Carolina hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Hillsborough area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Hillsborough hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Hillsborough Group Hotel Rates

The Hillsborough center is about 7 miles west of Bennett Place State Historic and 9 miles northwest of Lenox Baker Children's Hospital.

If you're looking for scenic beauty, historical architecture, and a lively cultural scene, then a getaway to the charming small town of Hillsborough is just right for you. Located about 20 minutes northwest of Durham, the town is surrounded by nature but close to city amenities, schools, businesses, and attractions. More from this guide...

Hillsborough Hotels & Accommodations

Microtel Inn & Suites Wyndham
+1-888-788-5576
120 Old Dogwood St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
  • Economical Rural hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
From$70
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Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough
+1-888-897-9207
202 Cardinal Dr., Hillsborough, NC 27278
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • 83 rooms in hotel
  • Pillows nice
  • Friendly front desk staff
Hilton Durham Near Duke University : 3800 Hillsborough Rd.
+1-888-311-4278
3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705 ~8.26 miles east of Hillsborough
  • Four-star Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Almost all guests said rooms were clean
  • Accessible parking
Quality Inn & Suites Medical Park Durham
+1-888-469-4795
3710 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705 ~8.28 miles east of Hillsborough
  • 2 star Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
Days Inn Duke University in Durham
+1-888-734-9421
3460 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC 27705 ~8.86 miles east of Hillsborough
  • Economical Convention Center property
  • Hotel has 99 rooms
Millennium Durham Hotel
+1-888-841-5292
2800 Campus Walk Ave., Durham, NC 27705 ~8.93 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Access to gym on-site
Courtyard by Marriott Durham Near Duke University / Downtown - Durham
+1-888-455-5160
1815 Front St., Durham, NC 27705 ~9.18 miles east of Hillsborough
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 2 conference rooms in property
  • Kitchenette needs more attention
  • Great parking, according to 79%
Comfort Inn & Suites Duke University Downtown
+1-888-965-8297
1816 Hillandale Rd., Durham, NC 27705 ~9.25 miles east of Hillsborough
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • 134 rooms in hotel
  • Free internet
  • Fair breakfast prices
Ow at Clairmont at Hillandale in Durham
+1-888-906-6358
2901 Bertland Ave., Durham, NC 27705 ~9.41 miles east of Hillsborough
  • 3 star hotel
  • 3 floors in property
Jb Duke Hotel
+1-888-749-6785
230 Science Dr., Durham, NC 27708 ~9.73 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • Four-star hotel
  • Hotel has 7 floors
From$150
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Cambria Hotel Durham Near Duke University in Durham
+1-888-878-9982
2306 Elba St., Durham, NC 27705 Website ~9.80 miles east of Hillsborough
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$92
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University Inn at Duke
+1-888-965-1860
502 Elf St., Durham, NC 27705 ~9.81 miles east of Hillsborough
  • 2 star Suburban property
  • 48 rooms in hotel
  • Breakfast can be improved
  • Excellent value
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club - Durham
+1-888-788-5576
3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham, NC 27705 ~9.84 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • 4 star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 5 floors
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Great location
From$124
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Holiday Inn Express Durham
+1-888-897-9207
2516 Guess Rd., Durham, NC 27705 ~9.95 miles east of Hillsborough
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • 79 rooms in property
  • Rooms super clean
  • Roomy breakfast room
From$99
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Red Roof Inn in Durham
+1-888-311-4278
1915 North Pointe Dr., Durham, NC 27705 ~9.99 miles east of Hillsborough
  • Low Cost hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Average cleanliness
  • Great parking, according to 75%
Super 8 Durham / University Area Nc - Durham
+1-888-469-4795
2337 Guess Rd., Durham, NC 27705 ~10.04 miles east of Hillsborough
  • Economy property
  • Check-in time: 11:00 AM
Red Roof Inn Chapel Hill Unc
+1-888-734-9421
5623 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707 ~10.04 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Fantastic service
  • Close to restaurants and shopping
Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill Hotel in Chapel Hill
+1-888-841-5292
101 Erwin Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 ~10.08 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Multiple guest rooms were noisy
  • Tasty breakfast
La Quinta Inn & Suites University Area Chapel Hill by Wyndham
+1-888-455-5160
4414 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707 ~10.18 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • 130 rooms in hotel
  • Relatively modern hotel
  • Elevator in need of updating
From$73
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Durham / Chapel Hill in Durham
+1-888-965-8297
3305 Watkins Rd., Durham, NC 27707 ~10.19 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 103 sleeping rooms in hotel
Hampton Inn Chapel Hill : 1740 Fordham Blvd.
+1-888-906-6358
1740 Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 ~10.20 miles south of Hillsborough
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
Springhill Suites Durham / Chapel Hill
+1-888-749-6785
5310 Mcfarland Dr., Durham, NC 27707 ~10.21 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • Mid-scale Highway property
  • 130 suites in hotel
  • Stylish Hotel
  • Most guests thought, the hotel was modern
From$114
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Quality Inn Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill
+1-888-878-9982
1740 North Fordham Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 ~10.21 miles south of Hillsborough
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
  • Most guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Popular among solo travelers
Staybridge Suites Durham Chapel Hill : 3704 Mount Moriah Rd.
+1-888-965-1860
3704 Mount Moriah Rd., Durham, NC 27707 ~10.28 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 4 floors in hotel
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel - Chapel Hill
+1-888-788-5576
1 Europa Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27517 Website ~10.29 miles southeast of Hillsborough
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • 168 rooms in hotel
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Hillsborough, NC discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Hillsborough hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Hillsborough was first home to Native Americans tribes as the Great Indian Trading Path crossed the Eno River in this area. European settlers saw the value in this location and founded a town in 1754. Significant events of the Revolutionary War and Civil War occurred in the following years. Today, Hillsborough's downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features more than 100 historical structures. The town is a bustling center of festivals, farm markets, art walks, live entertainment, and more.

When should you visit Hillsborough, North Carolina?

The most popular time of year to visit Hillsborough is in the fall and early winter. You'll find that temperatures from September to December begin to cool down from 80 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit as the weeks pass. Summers in Hillsborough are hot and muggy, with temperatures hovering around 90 degrees from May to August. Winters are cold but short, with a very small chance of snowfall. The best time to visit Hillsborough for warm days with little chance of rain is from mid-May to late June and from mid-August to early October.

Besides the weather, you'll also want to consider the events going on in Hillsborough throughout the year. There are annual events that draw crowds, like the two-day Hillsborough Hog Day BBQ Festival each September.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Hillsborough

Hillsborough by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Hillsborough, NC. You can use these line graphs to determine the cheapest seasons to book in Hillsborough for your upcoming travels.

What are the top hotels near Hillsborough, NC?

4 Star Average Prices: $154.33

The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary is a place where nature and art collide and is only 20 minutes from Hillsborough. With a stay at the Umstead, you can escape from the world and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Peaceful guest rooms and suites include complimentary internet, nightly turndown service, and 24-hour room service. Other hotel amenities include concierge services any hour of the day, valet parking, yoga classes, laundry service, and complimentary tea and coffee each morning. Dine at the AAA Five Diamond Signature Restaurant and enjoy nightly live entertainment at the full-service bar and lounge.

Pet-friendly rooms are available at the Umstead, as well, and include access to an enclosed playground for your pet. Stay active with complimentary bicycle rentals and access to fitness facilities. An outdoor pool with private cabanas and a pool bar is open seasonally for all guests to enjoy. Pamper yourself at the full-service spa that offers a full menu of spa treatments, relaxation lounges, sauna, whirlpool, and meditation gardens. All of this and more creates the most memorable stay by a picturesque lake in Cary.

The 21c Museum Hotel Durham is a unique property located in the heart of downtown Durham, less than 20 minutes from Hillsborough. It's home to a contemporary art museum, a boutique hotel, and the Counting House Restaurant. Luxurious and spacious guest rooms boast high ceilings, large windows, and custom furnishings. The rooms also include amenities like Wi-Fi, HDTV, mini bars, Nespresso coffee makers, and luxurious bedding. Original artwork decorates the space, as well. You can also enjoy in-room dining for any meal of the day.

The 21c hotel is also home to one of the most desirable spas in the city. It's located near the sauna, steam room, and state-of-the-art fitness center. If you're planning on going off property, a complimentary van service can take you anywhere within a 5-mile radius. The hotel also offers convenient 24-hour valet service. Be sure to take time to visit the museum and explore the current exhibition.

What are the affordable hotel options in Hillsborough, NC?

3 Star Average Prices: $103.69

The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hillsborough is an affordable hotel located near the heart of downtown. The hotel is off Interstate 85 and offers quick access to local attractions, Duke University, and the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is just 30 minutes away. The Microtel Inn offers standard guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Upgrade to a suite for extra amenities like a kitchenette and sitting area. Book your group travel here to receive special discount rates on a block of rooms.

Another affordable hotel located along I-85 is the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough. Special rates are available to North Carolina state government employees and senior adult travelers at this location. The Holiday Inn Express also has a discounted military appreciation rate. Whether you're here for business or pleasure, be sure to take advantage of the free breakfast buffet and stay connected with free Wi-Fi. If possible, book a stay here during the week in order to find the lowest prices.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Hillsborough

2 Star Average Prices: $74.28

2 Star Hotel Prices in Hillsborough

What are the best hotels with discounts in Hillsborough, NC?

Just 15 minutes east of downtown Hillsborough is the Cambria Hotel Durham near Duke University. It's within walking distance to medical centers and major corporations. Discounts are available at this hotel for AARP and AAA members. Those in the military and other government employees can also receive special lower rates at this location. With a stay at the Cambria, you'll be near all the hot spots of Durham and a short ride away from the small town delights of Hillsborough.

Modern and stylish guest rooms at the Cambria include a microwave, mini fridge, and coffee maker. There's also a work desk, USB ports, a flat-screen HDTV, and free Wi-Fi. An on-site restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Be sure to take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service and fitness center to get the most out of your stay.

The Courtyard by Marriott Durham near Duke University/Downtown is another hotel that offers multiple discounts. AAA members and seniors over 62 years old qualify for special rates, as do qualified government employees and military personnel. The Courtyard is on the north side of Durham and is only 15 minutes from Hillsborough. Spacious rooms feature new furnishings, luxury bedding, and HDTVs with movies and games.

Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the Courtyard and public spaces designed for comfort and productivity. Grab a meal or drink at the new on-site bistro that offers fresh selections and Starbucks brews. The hotel also offers complimentary transportation to and from Duke University and Medical Center on weekdays. Room rates tend to be lower on the weekends, so consider a Friday to Sunday trip if your travel dates are flexible.

What are the best hotel value options in Hillsborough, North Carolina?

The Hilton Durham near Duke University is one of the best value options to consider for your trip. Renovated guest rooms feature clean, contemporary design, modern amenities, and in-room entertainment. This Hilton is the only hotel in the area to feature PURE allergy rooms, which is very important if you or a traveling companion suffer from allergies. These rooms come with medical-grade air purification systems that remove 99.9% of allergens from the air. Room surfaces are also specially treated, and allergen-reducing microfiber bedding is provided.

Enjoy signature Carolina specialties at the Bluestone Grille and Bar for any meal of the day at the Hilton Durham. Pick up a cup of Starbucks coffee and fresh pastries at the hotel, as well. An outdoor pool is open seasonally for guests from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and guests can access a gym and business center 24/7. The Hilton offers a lot of features at a reasonable rate and in a great location. If possible, book a stay at the Hilton over the weekend as it's more affordable than a midweek stay.

Less than 20 minutes to the west of Hillsborough lies the small town of Mebane, North Carolina. It's a good option to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mebane if you don't want to explore a city and you want to get the most out of the price you pay. This hotel is known for being quiet, comfortable, and friendly. Included in your stay is a complimentary breakfast each morning, plus access to an outdoor pool and fitness center.

The Holiday Inn Express is off I-85, near the Tanger Outlets for great shopping deals and close to many restaurants, too. Any guest can enjoy the most affordable rates of the year by visiting in early spring or in the summertime. Special military appreciation, state government, and senior traveler rates are offered to those who qualify.

What should you do while visiting Hillsborough, North Carolina?

If you need a break from city life or just love the great outdoors, then plan a visit to the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. Three miles of trails are open for exploring riverside forests and the highest bluffs in the area. Surround yourself with the beauty of mountain laurel and rhododendron thickets. Fish in quiet ponds or in the Eno River. Picnic under a shady oak tree. Take the time to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of North Carolina.

Whether you're in Hillsborough for its small-town charm or green spaces, book your hotel now and enjoy an affordable getaway.

FAQs about hotels in Hillsborough

What are the top reviewed hotels in Hillsborough?

Arrowhead Inn, Rizzo Center and Jb Duke Hotel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Hillsborough?

Hilton Durham Near Duke University, Jb Duke Hotel and Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club are the top 3 luxury hotels near Hillsborough city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Hillsborough?

Microtel Inn & Suites Wyndham, Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough, and Hilton Durham Near Duke University are the properties closest to Hillsborough city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Hillsborough cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Hillsborough can be as cheap as $74.28 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Hillsborough cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Hillsborough has been $103.69 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Hillsborough cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Hillsborough has been $154.33 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Hillsborough?

Arrowhead Inn, Rizzo Center and Jb Duke Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Hillsborough?

Residence Inn by Marriott Chapel Hill Hotel, Springhill Suites Durham and Residence Inn Durham are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Hillsborough?

Comfort Inn & Suites Duke University Downtown, Cambria Hotel Durham Near Duke University and Quality Inn Chapel Hill are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Hillsborough?

Staybridge Suites Durham Chapel Hill, Holiday Inn Express Hillsborough and Holiday Inn Express Durham are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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