Best Hotels in Durham

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Durham based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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  • #1
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    21c Museum Hotel Durham
    Durham, NC
    #1 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 610 reviewsTripAdvisor (610)
    Free WiFi

    The 21c Museum Hotel Durham opened in March 2015 and is the fourth installment in the unique 21c Museum Hotels brand. The hotel is located in the Hill Building and boasts 10,500 square feet of art exhibit space, which guests and the public can tour free of charge. The property features rotating and permanent pieces, including White Light (illuminated porcelain and paper chandeliers) and Fuchsia Penguin (a brightly colored plastic installation that's moved throughout the hotel). When it's time for a bite to eat, check out Counting House. The on-site eatery showcases seasonal ingredients in its breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktail menus. As far as accommodations go, 21c Museum Hotel's 125 rooms are bright and spacious, with high ceilings, terrazzo floors, Nespresso coffee machines, MALIN + GOETZ toiletries and free Wi-Fi access. Recent visitors were impressed with the clean, chic rooms as well as the hotel's employees, which are described as warm, genuine and friendly. The only downside, according to some travelers, is the noise from trains when they pass through town. You'll find this hotel in downtown Durham about 2 miles east of Duke University.

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 610 reviewsTripAdvisor (610)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
    Durham, NC
    #2 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 822 reviewsTripAdvisor (822)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Flanking the southern edge of the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club invites visitors into a historic, collegiate environment. This hotel honors Washington Duke, the founder of the Duke University and a renowned philanthropist, and guests will discover tributes to his life and legacy throughout the property, including painted portraits and the family's coat of arms. In the rooms, guests will find flat-screen TVs, Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities, minibars and Keurig coffee makers. Visitors adore the Inn's warm atmosphere, as well as the adjoining 18-hole championship Duke University Golf Club, which has been challenging golfers since 1957. The hotel's Fairview Dining Room also impresses guests with its cozy arm chairs and creative Southern cuisine, though many diners warn of the restaurant's high prices. And as far as the staff is concerned, recent visitors said they were hit or miss: Some guests said they encountered friendly doormen and front desk employees, and others experienced unsmiling and curt staff members. 

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 822 reviewsTripAdvisor (822)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Durham Hotel
    Durham, NC
    #3 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 502 reviewsTripAdvisor (502)
    Free WiFi

    As its name implies, this boutique hotel can be found in Durham, North Carolina, by the Durham Convention Center and the Durham Performing Arts Center. Its midcentury modern design is on display throughout the property, including inside its guest rooms and suites. Each features light gray walls, yellow drapes, red accent pieces and dark blue carpets, as well as amenities like a flat-screen TV, a walk-in shower and one or two wooden platform beds with pillow-top mattresses and handmade denim blankets. Plus, all room rates include daily breakfast in The Durham, the lobby's restaurant. Some previous guests felt the breakfast menu lacked options, but others praised its tasty fare, especially the yogurt with granola. An additional eatery, The Roof, serves raw shellfish, small bites and handcrafted cocktails alfresco. The Roof's deck also hosts free yoga classes four days a week and can be reserved for weddings. Meanwhile, business functions can be held in an office, a boardroom, The Mezzanine or the Penthouse suite. Additional on-site amenities include a coffee shop and a fitness center.

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 502 reviewsTripAdvisor (502)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Unscripted Durham
    Durham, NC
    #4 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 474 reviewsTripAdvisor (474)
    Free WiFi

    Unscripted Durham is a hip spot in the former 1960s Jack Tar Hotel building. In keeping with the time period in which it was built, rooms are midcentury modern in style and feature amenities like allergen-free feather pillows, USB ports and smart TVs. The resort fee covers guest access to a fitness center, a seasonal rooftop pool and deck, bike rentals, two poolside lounge chairs and Wi-Fi; there is an additional fee for parking. The property offers several activities and events like pool parties with DJs and exercise classes. Recent guests enjoyed all the activities and the many varied spaces, while others warned the lively atmosphere made for a bit too much noise. There are several dining options at the hotel, including allspace, a coffee shop; The Patio “Beach-stro,” a seasonal bar and restaurant at the pool; The Studio, serving cocktails and small plates; Jack Tar & the Colonel’s Daughter, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Pour Taproom, a pay-by-the-ounce bar offering 60 different types of beer, cider and wine. You'll find this hotel in downtown Durham, North Carolina, near many of the city's top attractions and less than 2 miles east of Duke University.

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 474 reviewsTripAdvisor (474)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    JB Duke Hotel
    Durham, NC
    #5 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 97 reviewsTripAdvisor (97)
    Free WiFi
    JB Duke Hotel is a 4 star hotel located at 230 Science Dr US 15-501 Bypass Exit 107 in Durham. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 97 reviews.
    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 97 reviewsTripAdvisor (97)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
    Durham, NC
    #6 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 837 reviewsTripAdvisor (837)
    Free WiFi

    Located close to the area’s Research Triangle Park in a quiet, wooded location, the hotel is convenient for business travelers and has a free shuttle to locations within 5 miles, including to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. On-site parking is complimentary. Hotel highlights, according to recent guests, include its Southern-style design, the large veranda with rocking chairs and swings and the seasonal outdoor pool. The property also has a fitness center and a business center. Rooms have separate living and sleeping areas, as well as microwaves, minifridges, coffee makers, 37-inch flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access (for a fee). And while guests were pleased with the cleanliness of the rooms, others mentioned that the property is a bit outdated. Visit the Lobby Bar for drinks in the evenings or the Vintage Carolina Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Because of this hotel’s Hilton ties, Hilton Honors members can earn and redeem points, as well as access a digital key on their smartphone, by choosing to stay here.

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 837 reviewsTripAdvisor (837)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Marriott at Research Triangle Park
    Durham, NC
    #7 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 389 reviewsTripAdvisor (389)
    Free WiFi

    Conveniently located within Raleigh-Durham’s Research Triangle Park, this property is also 6 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The hotel provides a free airport shuttle and complimentary on-site parking. On-site, you’ll find friendly staff (according to recent guests), an indoor pool and whirlpool, a fitness center, a jogging trail and a Starbucks. Other dining options include the Corner Pantry deli, Newton’s Lounge and Newton’s Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The recently renovated rooms come with free high-speed Wi-Fi, coffee makers, minifridges, 300-thread-count sheets, pillow-top mattresses, and 55-inch televisions. Keep in mind that pets are not allowed at this property. And because of this hotel’s Marriott ties, Marriott Rewards members can use or earn points with their stay.

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 389 reviewsTripAdvisor (389)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham
    Durham, NC
    #8 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1075 reviewsTripAdvisor (1075)
    Free WiFi

    Enjoy lakeside views and terraces at this DoubleTree property that is less than 10 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Guests can use paddleboats in the lake, take advantage of walking and biking trails, swim in the indoor and outdoor pools or play tennis, volleyball and basketball. There’s also free transportation to the airport, Research Triangle Park and The Streets at SouthPoint Mall. Other amenities include bike rentals, free parking and a fitness center and business center. The all-suite accommodations have two flat-screen TVs, separate living areas, microwaves, minifridges, coffee makers and wet bars. Wi-Fi is available for a fee. Recent guests raved about the spacious accommodations, though others thought the rooms were a bit outdated. The Piney Point Bar & Grill serves American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And because this hotel is a member of the Hilton family, Hilton Honors members can earn and use points, as well as access a digital key on their smartphone, by choosing to stay here.

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1075 reviewsTripAdvisor (1075)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Durham near Duke University
    Durham, NC
    #9 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 590 reviewsTripAdvisor (590)
    Free WiFi

    Conveniently located close to Research Triangle Park, which is 12 miles away and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which is 17 miles away, this Hilton hotel also offers a free shuttle to Duke University, downtown Durham and locations within a 5-mile radius. Highlights at this pet-friendly property, according to recent guests, are the customer service, hypoallergenic rooms with air purification systems and free Wi-Fi. Other key amenities are a business center, a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool with a whirlpool. However, know that the hotel is currently undergoing renovations. All rooms come with 32-inch TVs, 250-thread-count sheets, coffee makers, minifridges, blackout curtains and granite counters in the bathroom. When you get hungry, grab a Starbucks coffee and pastry at the Bluestone Bar, pick up a snack or drink from the Grab and Go Market or sit down for breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Bluestone Grille. Keep in mind that this hotel participates in Hilton Honors, so rewards members can earn or use points by staying here.

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 590 reviewsTripAdvisor (590)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Durham Marriott City Center
    Durham, NC
    #10 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 466 reviewsTripAdvisor (466)
    Free WiFi
    Durham Marriott City Center is a 3.5 star hotel located at 201 Foster St in Durham. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 466 reviews.
    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 466 reviewsTripAdvisor (466)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Indigo Raleigh Durham Airport at RTP
    Durham, NC
    #11 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 434 reviewsTripAdvisor (434)
    Free WiFi

    Conveniently located about 5 miles west of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which guests appreciated, the Hotel Indigo Raleigh Durham is also less than 3 miles from Research Triangle Park and about 12 miles south of Duke University. Amenities at this pet-friendly property include a heated indoor pool and whirlpool, a free airport shuttle, free parking, a business center and a health and fitness center. Inside the rooms, guests will find HDTVs, work desks and "spa-like" bathrooms, as well as coffee and tea makers. The on-site restaurant Cedar Fork Bar & Bistro offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, though some recent guests said service was lacking, Since Hotel Indigo is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, guests may use and redeem IHG Rewards Club points with their stay.

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 434 reviewsTripAdvisor (434)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park
    Durham, NC
    #12 in Best Hotels in Durham
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 379 reviewsTripAdvisor (379)
    Free WiFi

    Located in Durham, North Carolina, Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park is well positioned for business travelers. Each of the 331 guest rooms includes a minifridge, a flat-screen TV, a full-size ironing board, a coffee maker and Wi-Fi access. Upgrade to a preferred floor for a Sheraton Club guest room, which features upgraded amenities and access to the Club Lounge. There’s much to do on the property, including a pool, tennis courts, a fitness center and a restaurant to choose between, but past guests report feeling isolated from outside dining and entertainment. Also, if you’re going to take the hotel’s free airport shuttle, leave a little buffer time, recent guests report long wait times. Because Sheraton is part of the Marriott family, guests can earn and redeem Marriott Rewards points by choosing to stay here. 

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 379 reviewsTripAdvisor (379)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The King's Daughters Inn
    Durham, NC
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    Free WiFi
    The King's Daughters Inn is a 4.5 star hotel located at 204 North Buchanan Blvd in Durham.
    Durham, NC
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hallgarth Manor Hotel
    Durham
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    Free WiFi
    Hallgarth Manor Hotel is a 3.5 star hotel located at Pittington in Durham.
    Durham
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint
    Durham, NC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 683 reviewsTripAdvisor (683)
    Free WiFi

    Hilton Garden Inn Durham Southpoint is situated off Interstate 40, providing easy access Research Triangle Park and other area destinations. This Hilton Garden Inn hotel is often praised for its convenient location. The 150 rooms here have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs with cable channels and free Wi-Fi access. The property has an indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour business center, a convenience store and a fitness center. It offers an area shuttle service and self-parking, both for free. The Great American Grill serves breakfast and dinner, while the Pavilion Lounge has a full bar. Other dining options are nearby. Some recent guests describe the rooms as on the small side though. The hotel participates in the Hilton Honors rewards program, which means that rewards members can earn and redeem points here.

    Durham, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 683 reviewsTripAdvisor (683)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi