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Hotels in Durham near Duke University

Duke University Introduction

Established in 1838, Duke University is home to nearly 15,000 students and 26 varsity teams, known as the Duke Blue Devils. Consisting of 10 colleges and schools, the university offers program choices ranging from economics to bioengineering, through venues such as the Pratt School of Engineering and Fuqua School of Business. Its 8,700-acre property consists of 254 buildings spread over 4 campuses: Central, Duke University Medical Center, East and West. It also includes the adjacent Duke Forest. The area offers numerous sports bars and restaurants.

Hotels near Duke University

The top hotels near Duke University are all located in the Duke University district, off Durham Freeway, and within easy access of the school and 2.5 miles from the city center. Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is an upscale hotel with its own 18-hole championship course, and within walking distance of Duke University. Nearby, you’ll find the Cambria Hotel & Suites Durham with hip, modern rooms, along with a restaurant and a fitness center. It’s a 1 mile walk from the school. The University Inn Durham is a budget-friendly choice located 2 blocks from Duke University Hospital.

Where to stay near Duke University

The best area for hotels when you’re visiting Duke University are north and south of Durham Freeway, where there’s a variety of accommodations ranging from budget to luxury choices, as well as restaurant options. The Duke University district is 1.2 miles from Lakewood Shopping Center and adjacent to Duke University Medical Center and Hospital. Downtown Durham offers easy access to Durham Bulls Athletic Park and Durham Performing Arts Center, and is 2 miles from the school. Or, you could stay in Chapel Hill, 3.4 miles from the university.

Things to see near Duke University

Besides taking in a football or basketball game on campus, Duke University is also home to the Nasher Museum of Art and the neo-Gothic Duke University Chapel, as well as the picturesque Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Durham Central Park is 2 miles from the university, where you can visit the gardens or the regular craft and farmers’ markets. If you’re interested in the Civil War, Bennett Place State Historic Site offers nature trails and picnic areas. It’s 3 miles from the school. Eno River State Park is 9 miles away, where you’ll find canoeing, fishing, and hiking.

How to get to Duke University

Duke University is easily accessible from central areas of Durham, and once you’re on site, all 4 campuses are connected by a free bus network. The school is 1.6 miles from Durham train station, and the city has an extensive bus system connecting major tourist attractions, including the Museum of Life and Science, and Duke Homestead and Tobacco Factory. If you want to explore the pathways at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, they’re only an 8-minute walk away. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is located 16 miles away, in nearby Morrisville.