Lodging in Durham
Durham offers over 60 diverse lodging options. These include downtown hotels close to the city’s center, more rustic bed and breakfasts, and everything in between. We strongly recommend making reservations well in advance. Room rates often differ over commencement weekend, and many hotels require three-night minimum reservations.
The Durham Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (at 800-446-8604) is a valuable resource for finding lodging in Durham. To find lodging options near Duke’s campus, filter by the following regions:
Downtown Durham is a historic and vibrant area with many restaurant and entertainment options including the Durham Bulls and the Durham Performing Arts Center.
W Central Durham, including Duke
West Central Durham includes the university campus as well as the surrounding Old West Durham neighborhoods like Trinity Park. Ninth Street and the surrounding shopping streets offer many local retail shops, cafes and restaurants.
SW Durham, including Southpoint
SE Durham, including RTP and NCCU
Research Triangle Park is one of the largest research parks in the United States. It is home to over 200 companies and is a leader in scientific research. The RTP district is located in Durham and is approximately equidistant between Raleigh and Chapel Hill.
Between Duke and RDU Airport
- Cambria Suites – (919) 361-3311
- Comfort Inn RTP – (919) 361-2656
- Courtyard Marriott Durham Research Triangle Park – (919) 484-2900 or (888) 236-2427
- Four Points by Sheraton Raleigh Durham Airport – (919) 380-1221
- Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center – (919) 941-5050 or (888) 236-2427
- Marriott at Research Triangle Park – (919) 941-6200
- SpringHill Suites (Marriott) Raleigh-Durham Airport/RTP – (919) 998-9500 or (888) 236-2427
- Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh Durham/Research Triangle Park – (919) 941-6066
- Home2 Suites by Hilton Durham/Chapel Hill – (919) 401-0610
- Ask for the “Duke University” rate
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Durham/Chapel Hill – (919) 680-9000
- Ask for the “Duke University” rate
- Staybridge Suites Durham/Chapel Hill – (919) 401-9800
- Ask for the “Duke University Commencement” rate
- Tru by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport – (919) 813-7129
- Sonesta Select Raleigh Durham Airport Morrisville – (919) 467-9444
- Sonesta ES Suites Raleigh Durham Airport Morrisville – (919) 467-8689
- Sonesta Select Durham Research Triangle Park – (919) 484-2900
Hotels Near Duke
- 21c Museum Hotel is a contemporary art museum in downtown Durham that doubles a hotel.
- The Durham Hotel opened in July 2015. It is in a converted historic Durham building in the heart of downtown.
- Aloft Durham Downtown is a modern hotel that opened September 2015. It is located downtown next to the Durham Performing Arts Center.
- Residence Inn: Duke University Medical Center opened in the summer of 2015 and is directly next to Duke East Campus.
- JB Duke Hotel opened in 2016 and is located on Duke’s West Campus.
- The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club accepts accommodation request forms beginning in January of the year prior to commencement.
- Unscripted Hotel opened in July 2017 and is a contemporary property downtown.
- AC Hotel Durham is a newly opened European-inspired, modern hotel. It is located directly across the street from Duke’s West Campus.
- Hilton Garden Inn Durham/Duke University Medical Center Our award winning Hilton Garden Inn Durham\University Medical Center is less than a mile from the Duke University East campus and we offer a complimentary shuttle to local destinations.
The town of Chapel Hill offers more nearby lodging, dining and attractions. Information on hotels, restaurants, and events in Chapel Hill can be found on the town’s website.