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Top tips for finding Durham hotel deals
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Durham, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Durham in December and January.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Durham if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Durham accommodation.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Durham for 3 days.
If you are staying in Durham because you are going to visit Duke University, which was opened in Durham in 1892, you could consider staying at one of the hotels in the vicinity. The 4-star JB Duke Hotel is located 1.74 miles away from Duke University with its sprawling campuses and historical buildings.
For visitors who would like to stay in the center of Durham, think about making a reservation at The Durham Hotel. This 4-star hotel is located right in the heart of Durham within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in the area and a 3-minute walk from Durham Train Station. As well as being in the city center, this hotel has a rooftop bar for guests where you can sit and look out over the city.
One of the main attractions of Durham is the American Tobacco Campus – this cluster of historical factories and warehouses, which was the home of the American Tobacco Company, once one of the biggest cigarette manufacturers in the world, has now been turned into an entertainment district. The 3-star Aloft Durham Downtown is 328 yards away from The American Tobacco Campus where you spend time eating and shopping or just enjoying a stroll through history.
Duke Gardens is another worthwhile attraction in Durham. If you would like to be near this 55-acre garden complete with its network of well-maintained paths and koi fish ponds, you could consider staying at the University Inn Durham Next To Duke University Medical Center. This 3-star hotel is just under a mile away from Duke Gardens, which is a mixture of landscaped and wooded gardens.
If you are traveling with kids and would like to do a bit of exploring in a forest, think about staying near the Eno River State Park. The 3-star Hilton Durham Near Duke University is a 10-minute drive away from the Eno River State Park, which covers over 4,000 acres of land and also has a long stretch of the Eno River running through it. This is a popular spot for canoeing and fishing and there are 24 miles of hiking trails where you can spend time looking out for the birds and animals that live in the park.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Durham
The 3-star DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham, which is a short drive away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, offers free airport transfers for guests. Another option that offers free airport transfers is the 2-star Sleep Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport, which is just less than 3 miles away from the airport.
La Quinta Inn & Suites University Area Chapel Hill is a 3-star hotel, 5 miles from the University, that provides a continental buffet breakfast included in the price of the room. Another 3-star option is the Quality Inn & Suites, which offers a continental breakfast with a choice of hot or cold dishes.
The 3-star Cambria Hotel & Suites Durham near Duke University has a fitness center with treadmills and free weights for use by guests. Another 3-star hotel with a fitness center as well as a swimming pool is the Hyatt Place Durham Southpoint.
The Red Roof Inn Durham Duke University Medical Center is a 2-star hotel that has free public parking onsite and you do not need to make a reservation. Another option with parking is the 3-star Millennium Durham which also has free public parking on site – reservation not necessary.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Durham. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.
After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighbourhood, which allows you to pick the central Durham districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Durham city centre
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