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Honest Lawyer Hotel - Durham - Bedroom
Honest Lawyer Hotel
7.7 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
OYO The Townhouse - Durham - Bedroom
OYO The Townhouse
8.7 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hardwick Hall Hotel
8.4 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Bowburn Hall Hotel
8.2 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
The Old Mill
8.9 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

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Lumley Castle Hotel - Durham - Bedroom
Lumley Castle Hotel
8.4 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi

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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 January and May.
  • 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, Monday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 9 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 1 day.
  • First-time visitors to Durham should try the city centre for accommodations so they can have ready access to transportation links and places of interest. The Garden House Inn on Framwellgate Peth is just over 0.5 miles from downtown. Alternatively, Kingsbridge Inn, also on Waddington Street, comes with a free English breakfast and is near the Palace Garden Library.
  • There are several good options for the economy traveler. Glesgatemoor Hotel on Teasdale Terrace has lobby Wi-Fi, a bar and a breakfast buffet. If you prefer, The City Durham in New Elvet is a ‘no frills’ option that only offers free Wi-Fi and luggage storage, but breakfast will be an additional charge. Both hotels are about a 30-minute drive from Newcastle (NCL) Airport.
  • Travellers who prefer a close proximity to an airport can choose between Durham (MME) Airport and Newcastle (NCL) Airport. Days lnn Durham at Roadchef Motorway Area is 27-minute drive to Durham Airport and a 32-minute drive to Newcastle Airport. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, a restaurant, free crib beds and a 24-hour front desk.
  • When in Durham, plan a visit to the Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, take a tour and view the rich architecture and history of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, which date back to the Norman Conquest. Reserve a room at the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County in Old Elvets; it has 24-hour room service, a restaurant and buffet breakfast.
  • Durham City Indoor Market Hall is a popular historical shopping center in downtown Durham within a ten-minute walk from Durham Rail Station. It features several stores that offer retail shopping, arts, crafts and flea markets. Not far away is Prince Bishops Shopping Centre for all modern necessities. Reserve a room at Seven Stars Inn on High Street North and engage in a bit of retail therapy.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Durham

  • Which hotels in Durham are close to Durham University?

    If you’re planning on visiting family or friends at Durham University campus or just taking a scenic walk, The Avenue Inn on Avenue Street is a 15-minute drive away and comes with a restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi and tour assistance. Or you could try Plawsworth Aparthotel on Chester-le-Street, also a 15-minute drive to the university and equipped with free Wi-Fi and parking.

  • Which hotels in Durham are close to Durham Castle?

    Located in the Trinity Neighbourhood, Hotel Indigo Durham is a ten minute walk to Durham Castle and the same distance to Durham Cathedral. Another option is The Townhouse in Old Elvet, which has a free full breakfast and is a 12-minute walk to Durham Cathedral.

  • Are there any hotels in Durham that have spa facilities?

    The Radisson Blu Hotel Durham on Frankland Lane features a four-room, full-service spa with detox wraps, body wraps and various types of massage. Another good spa hotel is Hotel Bannatyne Durham on Eden Terrace with its indoor pool, health club and full service spa including Swedish and hot stone massages.

  • Are there any hotels in Durham that come with golf?

    Yes, there are a handful of hotels in Durham with an onsite golf course. One of them is Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa in Carville. This exceptional property houses not one but two 18-hole golf courses, along with four bars, several restaurants, an outdoor pool and meeting rooms and is a three-mile drive to Gala Theatre Durham.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Durham?

    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

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Durham hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Durham that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Honest Lawyer Hotel, Super 8 by Wyndham Durham and Hardwick Hall Hotel.

Where to stay in Durham?

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