Where to Stay

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. Commencement Weekend 2018 is May 11 – 13. 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 Area

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 as well as the surrounding areas including Old West Durham neighborhoods like Trinity Park. Ninth Street and surrounding shopping streets offer many local retail and coffee shops and Durham resturants.

SW Durham, including Southpoint

Southwest Durham is a more suburban part of Durham, closer to Chapel Hill. It includes a shopping mall, The Streets at Southpoint, and is only several miles from Jordan Lake.

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

Hotels Near Duke

Chapel Hill

The town of Chapel Hill offers more nearby lodging, dining and attractions that can be explored on their website.