hotels with a view in Durham, NC

1. Hilton Durham near Duke University (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel, off Interstate 85, is 2.2 miles from Duke University and 4 miles from downtown Durham.All rooms offer modern decor and custom-designed beds, plus desks, minifridges, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Executive rooms provide access to the Executive Lounge’s free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas and pull-out sofas.Amenities include an informal bar and a grill restaurant that offers a buffet breakfast, plus a fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub. There’s also a business center and 10,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Bennett Place
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes but others praised the beds
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 15 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Audrey White

This was a great place to stay I would say one of my top choices in Durham, NC The staff are warm and friendly

My room 438 had an awesome view so I left the window opened I fell asleep easily and everything was peaceful The room gave me an upscale feel but still comfy I will be back to stay eat and enjoy the Hilton life aka the good life

Mitchell Scott

Staff was friendly and room was nice Elevator is a little slow, breakfast for 2 is $36 and about what you would expect for a hotel I wouldn’t recommend it unless the price is included in the room (some rooms include it and some don’t) The restaurant/bar is closed on Sunday so beware of that

The main reason I booked here was for the pool and the hot tub however when I arrived the hot tub had been closed down and filled in They should update their photos and make it clear the hot tub is no longer here Overall it was a decent stay and I would probably stay here again if I’m back in this area

NJ Chatham

I attended an event here, but did not stay in a room The facilities were nice, but the drink service was extremely slow, probably due to a lack of personnel While at my event, the hotel was also hosting 2 weddings and the 2 bartenders could not keep up with demand

If I’m paying $4 for a domestic beer, I would prefer faster service I feel Hilton should have been prepared and provided extra servers, especially since they had a head count for our gatheringOtherwise, the hotel was lovely, the food was tasty and there was plenty of parking

2. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Durham City View (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off the Durham Freeway, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 2 miles from both Duke University and the Nasher Museum of Art.Streamlined suites feature Wi-Fi and TVs, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. All have sitting areas with pull-out beds.Amenities include a fitness center, meeting space and a 24-hour market, plus coin-operated laundry facilities. There’s also a furnished terrace with a fire pit. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min walk to the American Tobacco Historic District
  • 18 min drive to Raleigh–Durham International Airport
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • The fitness center has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers


We stayed at this hotel for our wedding in Durham It’s new and has spacious suites with modern bathrooms Breakfast is great and there is plenty of space to sit

Just wish it was available until 10am on weekdays as well Staff was very friendly, kind, and helpful, especially two ladies who worked there during our stay Coffee and hot tea is available all day and there is a modern gym Unfortunately, there’s construction opposite of the hotel which was a bit noisy but that wasn’t the hotel’s fault Would definitely recommend!

Mara Purcell

This review is for the downtown Durham location Awful experience We had a horrible experience

We did not get a good nights sleep because the beds were so uncomfortable They offered to try to get something to put on top of the mattress For breakfast, they were out of a number of items I requested that they refund us for one night They agreed to do so however they ended up charging us double instead and it took several phone calls to get that corrected Ultimately, they never ended up refunding 1 night so even though they said they would I recommend you choose another place to stay since there are a number of better options


The hotel is new and fresh with spacious modern rooms and a great lobby I loved the bedding and had a great night sleep I hope the staff and management stays on top of the upkeep as I noticed a few things that are starting to need attention (caulking in the shower, headboard scratches)

The AC unit was also quite loud, but it became white noise after awhile I would definitely stay here again and I’m picky with hotels

3. Aloft Durham Downtown (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 345 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Phone: (919) 402-5656
  • Ratings: 4.3 (712 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Aloft Durham Downtown
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Contemporary hotel with bright rooms, a bar & a 24-hour gym, plus an outdoor plunge pool.

About this hotel

Among bars and eateries in the American Tobacco Campus historic district, this modern hotel sits alongside the Durham Performing Arts Center. It’s a 2-minute walk from Durham Bulls Athletic Park.Contemporary rooms with colorful artwork provide free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. All have minifridges, coffeemakers and desks; upgraded rooms offer pull-out sofas, city views and/or 50-inch TVs.A snack pantry and a gym are open 24/7. Other amenities include a trendy lounge and a buzzy bar with regular live music, plus an outdoor plunge pool and a sundeck. Breakfast and parking are available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms
  • Walking distance to the American Tobacco Historic District and the Museum of Durham History
  • 12 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests liked the trendy bar

Feedback From Real Customers

ellen mcgilly66

Loved the location The staff were very friendly The rooms were clean

The overall hotel was very clean The bathroom design should be different The toilet shouldn’t be closed off with the shower The bathroom is located next to the entry door but doesn’t allow for privacy There isn’t a door at the space allowed for basin use or general dressing I believe reducing some of the living space where the bed is located (1 king bed room) would allow for changing the bathroom design Also, there wasn’t any towel rods We had to use clothes hangers for our wet face clothes and damp towels There wasn’t any king of soap dish or shower caddy inside the shower You literally have to place your soap or shampoo bottles etc on the shower floor tub They do however provide pump soap and shampoo attached in the shower I always supply my own because of brand type that I like

Russ Dean

Clean and new The front desk employee was kind and showed genuine concern about our stay and room satisfaction He even accomodated us with a top floor and nice view

Loved the bar and the vibe downstairs Rooms get pricey and their garage gets busy when there’s shows next door, but the parking is convenient and reasonable Great home base to explore Durham and unwind Use Marriott points for the best value when prices are up for shows next door Got a $380 value for just 35,000 points using that trick

Mario Monti

The rooms were nice and the staff friendly One day, my key card just wasn’t working and I had to get it replaced A couple of things to watch out for

They don’t always replace the towels, so I didn’t have a towel for the walkout shower one of the days, surprising since I leave a tip for the maid service Also, the shower floor was very slippery and I could have cracked my head open Very low water pressure in the shower The bathroom sink however, got hot water right away As far as the gym goes, it is useful, however they don’t always have towels there and one day the thermostat battery was dead so the air conditioning in there wasn’t working It was like a sauna Also, it seemed as if the bar was closed Saturday night, for some reason At least they weren’t open when they said they were going to be open One last thing, unless the windows are open, I feel like there’s not enough light in the room So, plan to have the window shades wide open to get enough light

4. JB Duke Hotel (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 230 Science Dr, Durham, NC 27708
  • Phone: (919) 660-6400
  • Ratings: 4.6 (422 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : JB Duke Hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Modern hotel in Duke University, offering casual dining, 2 bars & a gym, plus a free area shuttle.

About this hotel

This polished hotel on the Duke University campus is a minute’s walk from a bus stop, an 8-minute walk from the Duke Basketball Museum and Sports Hall of Fame, and 1 mile from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.Warm, unfussy rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars and coffeemakers. All have sitting areas and designer toiletries. Suites add living rooms with pull-out sofas.A free area shuttle is available. There’s an airy restaurant offering bistro-style comfort food and al fresco dining, along with a laid-back cafe/bar serving light fare. There’s also a warm lobby cocktail bar, a fitness room and a sauna.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the unfussy rooms
  • 4 min drive to the Duke Chapel
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 16 times
  • Guests praised the warm bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Maja Peklic

Great service and personnel! Everyone is really friendly, helpful and outgoing!The hotel is really big with many different meeting and conference roomsThe food is delicious and they have a great variety of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options Also the staff is really aware of the importance of gluten free diet (especially in the case of health issues like celiac disease) and everything is carefully separated so that there is no risk of Cross-contamination

Eileen Carlton

A large wedding party was arriving and accomodations were months prior and were told they could check in earlier than 3pm since many were arriving out of country and a ceremony an hour and half later HALF of the rooms were not ready! People were doubling up until they were ready The bride and maid of honor and brides maids rooms were to be near one another but eneded up on sepatate floors! The entire wedding parties room service was taken care of BUT the hotel CHARGED the guests AGAIN separate! Also no directions on how to use the new phone system even the employees came in and had to figure it out in order to show us

No microwave in rooms Plus I got charged the next week a pet fee and there were NO pets there! Still waiting on that to be credited back

Jose Felix Heredero

Perfect location if you want to visit the university, Good food Good Hamburguer, and Tomato basile soapRooms very clean

I will repeat next time Congratulaciones to the hote team

5. Unscripted Durham (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 202 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701
  • Phone: (984) 329-9500
  • Ratings: 4.2 (857 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Unscripted Durham
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Vintage-style hotel featuring a cafe/deli & a restaurant/bar, plus a rooftop pool.

About this hotel

Set in a downtown building dating from the 1960s, this retro-chic hotel is an 8-minute walk from the shops, restaurants and cultural venues at the landmark American Tobacco Campus, and 2 miles from both the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Interstate 85.Featuring mid-century modern furnishings, the streamlined rooms with a vintage vibe come with smart TVs and minibars. Upgraded rooms have windows; some provide pool views. Suites add living areas.Amenities include an airy cafe/deli and a vibrant restaurant/bar. A rooftop patio offers an outdoor pool, sunloungers, and a cocktail lounge serving snacks.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Walking distance to the American Tobacco Historic District and Durham Central Park
  • 7 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests mentioned “Patio” 18 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Ewa Powell

Fun place to stay, amazing location with many fantastic restaurants and bars within walking distance We enjoyed a late night chilling by the pool and listening to the DJI would recommend one of the rooms away from the pool otherwise you will not be able to escape the noise

433 was greatIf you want a quiet place do not stay here, this is a more social hotelWe will be returning

Tyler B

Pros, room was clean and the location is great For the negatives, a lot If booking through anything other than the hotel’s site be aware that an “interior” room has no windows, and barely enough room to get out of bed

It’s so small in fact that you can’t take a shower without the steam setting off the smoke alarm, which according to two staff members happens with some regularity After multiple calls to the desk and 20-25 minutes it was not shut off (can’t be shut off in the room) so we ended up leaving our room well before we intended to check out, while the alarm was still screeching That same smoke alarm also has a very bright flashing LED all night which doesn’t make for a great night’s sleep in an otherwise pitch black room WITH NO WINDOWS Also parking is an additional $20 Resort fee another $10 So what is just supposed to be a simple and affordable place to crash becomes a $200 windowless closet with bad service and an unusable shower I addressed these issues with the manager, Paul, who was quite curt and offered no apology or resolution, and borderline accused me of being cheap for not wanting to upgrade to a room with windows Fortunately the third party I booked through offered some restitution But honestly I wouldn’t stay here again It’s trendy but WAY overpriced for how little you get and a how poorly the manager runs the establishment Also the pool (which was closed) is basically the size of a hot tub if you’re interested in that Try The Durham next door instead

Susan Jennings

I went with a group of 7 friends last week to eat in the igloos It was really fun and a beautiful night to be there Our waiter was very attentive and friendly

I personally really appreciate that they have an extensive nonalcoholic drink menu because I don’t drink alcohol and it is often hard to find good nonalcoholic drink options I got the ginger beer mocktail which was really good We ordered a ton of food because we knew we had to make the spending minimum We liked all the apps The entrees were not as exciting in my opinion I got the burger which was just fine but nothing special We brought our own birthday cake and they sliced it and served it for us without charging a plating fee which was nice We ended up staying an extra hour past our time slot and we really appreciated not feeling rushed We were some of the only people there so it would have been rude for them to kick us out, which I know has happened in the past I know this place has gotten negative reviews in the past for a variety of reasons but overall we had a lot of fun and the igloo atmosphere is super cool

6. Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Situated on 300-acre grounds within the Duke University campus, this English inn-style hotel is 2.8 miles from Brightleaf Square historic shopping district and 10 miles from Research Triangle Park.The refined rooms have country house-style furnishings and en suite marble bathrooms. They come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels and Keurig coffeemakers, while suites add separate living spaces.Recreation facilities include a Robert Trent Jones-designed course, a 3-mile jogging trail and an indoor pool. There are 2 restaurants and a bar, and afternoon tea is served. Free perks include a local area shuttle and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Tea” 23 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers


I’m blown away by the hospitality at this unique hotel Everyone from the concierge, to the people running check in, to the wonderful restaurant team and beyond is so incredibly hard working and warm heartedSome notable things: The check in process literally took 45 seconds

The hotel has so much character and history Everything is sparkling clean There’s plenty of parking The pool and restaurant are open until 10pm (Restaurant technically open until 11 for lounging) The food in the restaurant is SO GOOD We came in for dinner wearing pajama shorts and baseball jerseys, yet the restaurant team was nonetheless welcoming and courteous They even changed the tv in the lounge to the baseball game we were watching We went for a swim in the indoor pool, and a gentleman came in about halfway through our swim and dropped off a load of warm towels We felt so welcomed by all of the extra touches that this hardworking team of people put together Whether you are just traveling through, playing golf, or visiting Duke, this is THE place to stay in Durham This will be such a treasured memory on our road trip Thank you to everyone here for making our stay so memorable!


I’ve dined at the restaurant for years and had great experiences The menu often changes During holidays like Valentine’s Day, there is a set menu and live piano music (the prices are more expensive than usual, of course )

I stayed at one of the hotel rooms last year during the pandemic, it was very clean and quiet The decor was elegant If you are in Durham or at Duke for business, this is a great option Many locations in town are walking distance or a short bus or drive away

Erica Jones

Lovely hotel near Duke University The perfect location for golf lovers! The hotel features a restaurant/bar, indoor pool, specialty golf store for shopping, gym and valet parking is available if desired The staff was always polite and friendly

Someone in our group left a very expensive watch after our departure We called the hotel and informed them Within minutes they returned the call and told us they located the watch and would mail it Often times when expensive items are left behind at hotels they become lost forever (stolen) This was not the case in this situation The honesty and promptness of the staff was appreciated and applauded I highly recommend the hotel I will be a customer for life😊

7. Sonesta Select Durham Research Triangle Park (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This straightforward hotel is 6.8 miles from the Durham Performing Arts Center and 8.5 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks, including Starbucks coffee. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and 2 meeting rooms. Other amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, exercise room and free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 12 min drive to Lake Crabtree County Park
  • 15 min drive to Raleigh–Durham International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 10 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

TJ Garrett

Really nice rooms With all due respect front desk person front desk guy was not personable at all Maybe he was having a bad day

Maintenance guy was extremely friendly Coffee maker in room was broken None of the ice machines on the 2nd floor worked During my stay never saw the food area open Just the self serve coffee was availableMy room was roomy, clean and comfortable Got a great night sleep Would I recommend this location? More than likely For what I paid, I am pleased

C Mundy

The shower was not clean and we cut our stay short Wife forgot an outfit hanging in closet realized it returned to retrieve it housekeeping had cleaned room and outfit and worker were gone Owner did nothing to try accommodate

The lady at the front desk was very personable and nice and genuinely showed compassion but of course she wasn’t able to do anything

aanieya welch

We arrived had problems checking in due to bookingcom website The gentleman Kenny G was so helpful! He gave us instructions on how to resolve the problem we got everything cleared up

Kenny worked with us and did everything he could to accommodate us & get us checked in Kenny G customer service is impeccable! I will be returning thanks to him!

8. Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This polished hotel amid greenery is 3 miles from lively Franklin Street and 4 miles from North Carolina Botanical Garden.Refined rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers, as well as desks with ergonomic chairs. Some feature balconies; suites add separate living areas. Club level quarters provide access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast and snacks.Parking is complimentary. There’s a modern Southern restaurant, a casual cocktail bar and a garden terrace, plus a fitness center, a seasonal outdoor pool, 10 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 5 min drive to Kidzu Children’s Museum
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 22 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • The hotel has a nightclub and a boutique store
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Lee Parker

Our room was clean and comfortable with a great outside view The staff at the front desk were professional, friendly, and courteous The breakfast in the cafe was hot and delicious

The young lady at the cafe with the tinted hair was humorous, courteous, and made sure we enjoyed our meal The next day there was a young man at the cafe who was just as good Both handled various difficult customer requests with a smile and the best personal service It has a great gym with a lot of clean and up-to-date equipment The pool was nice and clean We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would come back

Nate Shirey

Too Long Don’t want to read: Awesome staff, great location near the interstate and city, newly renovated rooms/ lobby , can’t plug in own device into TV, good elite loungeProperty:Rooms are newly renovated and have all the current Sheraton brand furniture The standard king room has a king bed, chair, and desk area, so no pullout couch

Rooms also have large bathrooms and balconies which is a nice plus The only gripe (which applies to most new Marriott properties) is that you cannot plug in your own devices into the TVElite lounge was nice and clean Snacks were stocked 24 hours with sodas, waters, and chips Free breakfast in the lounge till 11am which is great for late morning people (like myself) Breakfast was bacon, eggs, potatoes with veggies, muffins, pastries, and more for both nights I stayed (Keep in mind this lounge is only open for Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador level guests so all this is not open to everyone)Staff:Staff was amazing during my stay Kenneth answered all my questions and was friendly the whole time I was there The breakfast attendant for the Elite lounge was also great and didn’t mind getting me a food item when they ran out in the frontLocation:Easy access to interstate 40 but not right next to it Right between Chapel Hill and Durham so not too far from either There are restaurants as well as Groceries and a pharmacy 05 miles away which is walkable

Neil Kapadia

I stayed at this hotel 5 years ago and it was very dated I was SHOCKED to see the incredible transformation It’s now the nicest hotel in the area

Everything is brand new and the staff is so friendly I stayed while the Carolina football team was at the hotel which was an added plus The Sheraton lounge was the best I’ve experienced and I loved grabbing a Starbucks at their new cafe Love it and this will be my go to place going forward in Chapel Hill

9. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Raleigh – Durham (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 2-minute drive from Interstate 40, this contemporary all-suite hotel is an 8-minute drive from Research Triangle Park business area.Flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee) are offered in each sophisticated suite, as well as living areas, kitchenettes and custom-designed beds. Some have patios or balconies.A casual restaurant offers a breakfast buffet and all-day Southern-style meals, as well as a bar. There are 2 pools, a jogging track, walking trails and a lake with paddleboats, plus tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. Other perks include a free parking and area shuttle, 5 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have TVs
  • 12 min drive to Lake Crabtree County Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “lakes” 44 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • The hotel has a sauna
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Laura Maher

The top pro of the hotel is the pool They’re very serious about only guests entering, which I appreciated It’s a large indoor/outdoor pool

Seating was good & towels were plentiful The grounds seemed nice with a pond, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courtsWe got a suite with a sofa bed and 2 double/queen beds I appreciated that the sofa bedding & pillow was in a nice package The beds were fine The flooring and furniture was super old and stained No USB plugs anywhere, which was shocking Definitely some updates neededWe specifically asked and were told that there was a complementary breakfast buffet in the morning Imagine our surprise to find that it was a paid breakfast in a restaurant! Even the wording on their paperwork (attaching pic) sure seems unclear Hoping they add at least a simple breakfast or counsel their employees to be more specificOverall, would return Location was good and room was decent for price

Laurie White

It is a nice hotel but the sauna and jacuzzi were out of service July 2022 The restaurant served good food and the staff was kind and respectful Breakfast buffet served the basics for $14

Dinner entrees ranged about $30 a plateI had to call housekeeping to make the beds and change towels The hotel is tucked behind business centers so not quite in a shopping/recreational location You definitely need a car to get around

Felicia P

My family and I choose to stay here every year in July and we throughly enjoy the experience The hotel staff is fantastic and go above and beyond with their accommodations The only comment I have is that I wish the hotel would power wash the balcony of rooms that have it

It desperately needs a good cleaning regularly The bars had some rust on them as well

10. Rizzo Center (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 150 Dubose Home Ln, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • Phone: (919) 913-2098
  • Ratings: 4.8 (520 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Rizzo Center
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Upmarket rooms & suites on a tranquil estate, plus dining, an outdoor pool & a free local shuttle.

About this hotel

Set in the Meadowment Village in a redbrick, Georgian Colonial-style building on a 30-acre hilltop estate and former plantation, this polished conference hotel, part of Kenan-Flagler Business School, is 2 miles from I-40 and 3 miles from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Upscale rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and safes. Suites add living rooms, and porches with pool views.Parking, laundry facilities and a local area shuttle are free. Further amenities include free breakfast, a sports bar and an outdoor pool, plus a gym and stocked guest pantries. There’s over 30,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 7 min drive to the North Carolina Botanical Garden
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests liked “Pantry”, mentioned 26 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • The hotel has a game room and a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Heather H Brown

Couldn’t stay at a nicer place! This place is top notch! It’s absolutely beautiful, clean and the extra amenities make it all worth the $$ Love the rooms, atmosphere and you don’t have the maids knocking down the door every am Definitely recommend this place to anyone who is traveling through, visiting the kids that are attending UNC or just a nice weekend getaway with a partner to kick back, relax and feel like royalty

Elena Salazar

My husband and I stayed a night here for the UNC DUKE game The room was clean and comfortable and quiet The amenities were awesome

But the staff was incredible! Everyone was so kind and welcoming from the time we checked in The front desk clerk was very informative and nice Our shuttle driver was so accommodating and even stopped at an atm for us The woman that served us at the lounge that night was so nice and calm even though they were overwhelmingly busy And all of the breakfast attendants were so sweet and helpful! We will definitely stay here again next time we’re in the area and recommend to friends and family

Mieke Maloof

This was our first visit to the Rizzo Center Hyatt hotel and we are very impressed The grounds and buildings are beautifully kept The hotel part is very nice

The room feels like you are in a wonderful hotel It’s nice, well furnished and the bathroom is great They have a hospitality room on every floor with sodas, juices, coffee, tea, popcorn as well as a large assortment of ice cream Check in was great, we were done in just a couple of minutes The staff is friendly, helpful and seem to really enjoy working at the Rizzo We will definitely stay here again if Chapel Hill is on our way

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11. Marriott Raleigh Durham Research Triangle Park (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 2 miles from Research Triangle Park, this contemporary hotel is 12 miles from the University of North Carolina and 6 miles form Raleigh-Durham International Airport.The upscale rooms have Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as coffeemakers and minifridges. Club rooms come with private-lounge access, breakfast and refreshments.Amenities consist of a deli, a casual sports lounge and a restaurant, as well as an indoor pool, a hot tub and a 24-hour fitness center. There’s also a business center and meeting space. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 8 min drive to Lake Crabtree County Park
  • Guests praised the clean rooms but some complained about the air conditioning
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 13 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the indoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Tabatha Evans

The rooms have great decor Beautiful lamps and nice lounge chairs The bed is very comfortable

I enjoyed the shower with two shower heads Nice plush pillows and towels There is a restaurant and bar pool and Jacuzzi The bar serves drinks until 1am The pool is smaller than it looks on the picture The Jacuzzi could have been cleaner This really is a beautiful hotel and one of my favorites I really enjoyed my stay here and look forward to returning again soon Sorry I didn’t take pics I will next time

Janell MciLwain (That Real Estate Chick)

Was a little hesitant with the star rating but glad we booked The young lady that greeted us was so friendly We got there after 8 so we called to let them know we would be late

I was glad to meet her when we checked in She was pleasant on the phone and also in person Didn’t get a chance to get her nameThe lounge area was clean and the customers appeared satisfied with other staff members that were helping The rooms were clean, bed comfortable and great for an overnight stay No complaints at all

Marc Herschmann

I had the pleasure to spend the last few days at this hotel as I was in town for a gathering of some old friends from childhood It was my first visit to North Carolina and I can not imagine staying in a more comfortable or hospitable location I don’t even know where to begin, but I’m going to start with the most important thing- the beds! Wow! Like sleeping on a cloud! I can’t recall the last time I had a more restful sleep

The rooms were immaculate and the showers were terrific I can’t say enough about the staff, led by the hotel manager Bill who must be one of the nicest guys in the state! Just a really, really super stay Thanks so much, Marriott You nailed this one!!!

12. Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh Cary/Parkside Town Commons (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to the sprawling Parkside Town Commons shopping mall, this informal hotel is 8 miles from Lake Crabtree County Park and 9 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.Bright, contemporary rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as microwaves, sitting areas, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add living areas.Parking and an airport shuttle (on request) are complimentary. A trendy restaurant/bar offers breakfast for a fee. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a gym and an airy lobby lounge, plus a terrace that has a fire pit. There’s also a coin-operated laundry, and meeting and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 11 min drive to Lake Crabtree County Park
  • 15 min drive to Raleigh–Durham International Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the airy bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Caitlyn G

Our stay here was one of the best hotel stays I’ve had in a while! The staff; everyone from the front desk, to housekeeping, to facilities, were SO friendly and accommodating My husband had to work during our stay and the wifi was strong and there were plenty of little nooks to camp out in around the lobby when he wanted to leave the roomThe pool was HEAVEN for a toddler

Seriously, I would travel hundreds of miles for this pool It wore my kid out and I didn’t even have to get inEverything was clean and comfortable and the hotel smells amazing I’ll definitely be back when I’m in the area!

Traci BV

The rooms are nice, spacious and clean, we stayed for two nights The hotel staff was friendly Michelle, the manager is extremely nice and accommodate me for a one night stay after we tried to check in but was told all the rooms were sold out

Not sure how that could happen when we had a reservation Nevertheless, we were given a free night so it was ok The stay itself was anything but peaceful Constant jumping and running above our room the first night, then on night two screaming kids, loud TVs and running on the second night I dealt with both incidents for hours until I finally reached out to the hotel staff On night two of the loudness, I reached out to the staff at close to 10pm The staff came upstairs directly to the room that was making the noise on night two, so I appreciated that Although while lessened, they just turned up the TV extremely loud watching a movie until after midnight I just tried to fall asleep and eventually did Needless to say, it wasn’t an enjoyable or peaceful trip I used to enjoy staying here pre-pandemic Not so much now They are constantly booked to capacity it seems and I understand why, it’s in close proximity to a lot of places and walkable But, I can’t recommend this hotel because of the noise factor alone Either the walls are extremely thin or this hotel attracts very rude people Either way, I won’t be back Two stars for the staff

Santhosh Kumar (SantusmileS)

What else to give rating and review Marriott is international brand which provides service like utmost and unlikely to no comment about it Rooms are cleaned, beautiful balcony

This property very near to Cary, Morrisville and near to shopping center and we can find out many stores Staff is very friendly Indoor swimming pool, gym and open laundry facilities

13. Durham Marriott City Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to the Durham Convention Center, this sleek hotel is a 4-minute walk from Carolina Theatre and 6 minutes’ walk from Durham train station.Stylish, modern rooms come with sitting areas, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi (fee), as well as minifridges and coffeemakers. Club quarters add access to a lounge with free breakfast and evening snacks.Amenities include a warm restaurant/bar, a 24-hour exercise room and a business center. Breakfast and valet parking are available (surcharge).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • Walking distance to the Museum of Durham History and Durham Central Park
  • 5 min walk to nearest train station
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 32 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ann Maeder

We had a lovely stay Very clean and the beds were ridiculously comfortable The bartender was phenomenal

All the staff there was so kind They had great beer choices on tap and the food was exceptional Unfortunately, the weekend we were there their furnace was down Therefore, we were quite cold all weekend That’s the only reason I can’t give it the five stars

Karen Johnson

My stay at the Durham Marriott City Center was excellent due to the fantastic customer service I received from Jazz, Brittany, Josh and Kaitlynn! We were there for a dance competition and the hotel was completely booked Despite the large number of guests present, the staff mentioned above were polite and professional at all times They went above and beyond to ensure every guests’ needs were met

They are an invaluable asset to Marriott The room was also very nice and clean We enjoyed eating at the hotel and socializing at the bar I will not hesitate to stay at this location again The accommodations were great but the customer service was outstanding Thank you, Jazz, Brittany, Josh and Kaitlynn!

Steve Wells

This is one of the best Marriott properties I have stayed at around the world The staff is friendly and very nice The lounge is very well setup and one of the better more spacious lounges I have been at

The hotel is located in the heart of Downtown and so many shops, restaurants and bars are all in walking distance Compared to other hotels in the area, this is an absolute gem that mixes updated rooms, great views with modern amenities and a mix of high-end hospitality that is more than just a cool concept The management here is first rate There is no better place to stay when visiting the area if you want to walk to world class restaurants and bars and be back in your hotel in 5 minutes

14. Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham AP/Research Triangle (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This classic extended-stay hotel near tech companies in the Research Triangle Park area is 4.8 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 11.9 miles from Duke University.Traditional 1- and 2-bedroom suites come with fully equipped kitchens, dining tables and free WiFi, plus flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas.A free hot breakfast is provided daily, as well as complimentary light dinner and drinks (Mon-Thurs). There’s a convenience store and free grocery shopping services, plus meeting rooms, a business center and laundry. Guests can also use a fitness room, outdoor pool and free airport/area shuttles.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 6 min drive to Lake Crabtree County Park
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 10 min drive to Raleigh–Durham International Airport
  • Guests mentioned “wine” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned balconies 13 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Ivy Spruill

The staff was so accommodating, exception of 1 during checkout, but she gets a pass given 99% of our stay was great! My house needed work and required us to live in a hotel way longer than anticipated We are a family of 5 with 2 dogs I asked for early check-in and they accommodated it

I asked to stay longer, and they accommodated it The staff would actually check their system and see what they could do for us It wasn’t just a blanket “hell no”, because of a rule I had an issue with my rate and manager called me and explained and he was extremely nice Again, not the stereo type that he’s ready to just tell me no or rude that I questioned it He was the opposite To have to live in a hotel with 5 people and 2 dogs during school season, 10 miles further from your home was a bit hard but I chose this hotel because right from the jump, they understood and fulfilled It’s rare that you find people who actually try to accommodate your needs and not assume you’re just another customer trying to ask for more Thank you to Rob, Craig, Israel, the nice cleaning ladies! You made my life easier that week!

David Donovan

This location is in need of an update & improved management The facilities are getting tired The room wasn’t as clean as it could be (dust on the air handler return, dirty ring in the bath tub)

No evening reception/food on Friday night No coffee in evening or early morning Shuttle wasn’t running for Saturday morning (early) departure) Front desk staff were friendly but not the most professional Not planning on returning to this location

Donovan James

Robert the Hotel Manager was the best! My wife and I got to the hotel a little early and Robert ensure that we were taken care of He gave us the best suite that was available at the time and it was awesome! We spent 4 days and 3 nights there and the breakfast was great The staff are really friendly and help you in every way possible

To top it all off: I left my suit bag with two suits in the closet and went home! I did not realize that I left them until one week after! My wife called Robert and he found my suits and mailed them to me – got them two days after my wife spoke to him! Now, that is what I called GREAT SERVICE!!! We left stuff at hotels before and called the next day and they could not find it The ParkAve Homewood Suites in Durham exceeded our expectations! Great stay!

15. Residence Inn by Marriott Durham Research Triangle Park (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-40, this casual extended-stay hotel is 8 miles from both Lake Crabtree County Park and the Nasher Museum of Art.Simply furnished suites, ranging from studios to 2-bedroom units, feature kitchens, living areas and sofabeds, plus flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and tea and coffeemaking equipment.Hot breakfast, weeknight socials and parking are complimentary. There’s an outdoor pool, a gym and a BBQ area. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have kitchenettes
  • The rooms have refrigerators
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 12 min drive to Lake Crabtree County Park
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “suites” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Jonathan Cleve

The staff was awesome I had a procedure done and needed an early check in They didn’t have the room I reserved ready so they upgraded me free of charge

The rooms are awesome Everything was clean, the bed and couch were both very comfortableThe grounds are really pretty and the hotel is close to several restaurants for convenienceI will definitely be back the next time I’m in the area

Tabatha Evans

I love this location The rooms are very spacious They have a stove, refrigerator, microwave, eating table, utensils

There is a couch and a work desk There was a basketball court, fire pit and pool on site Breakfast is served in the mornings until 10am on weekends It is a pet friendly hotel Very comfortable pillows and comforter If they had a Jacuzzi it would be perfect! Loved this hotel

Kareem Carter

The service was fine The breakfast was not what I’ve become accustomed to at Residence Inn even post COVID Also they need to fix the clasp to lock the door for my specific room

I’ve never seen where the clasp could lock upon exit It took about 30 minutes for a maintenance worker to unhook it and that was at 10:30p 😡Otherwise it’s a good location There is a Food lion about 3 minutes away and a Chic Fil A within walking distance

16. Aloft Raleigh-Durham Airport Brier Creek (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 540, this polished hotel is 4 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 5 miles from Lake Crabtree County Park.Decorated in cool tones, the hip rooms and 1-bedroom suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes, plus en suite bathrooms, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.An airport shuttle and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a 24-hour gym and a cocktail lounge, plus a convenience shop, and meeting and event space. Breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to William B. Umstead State Park
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes but others praised the beds
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 40 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Angelica love

I stay here every year around my birthday when I travel to visit my best friend and also travel to the beach The beach is two hours from here so a nice day trip As for here they are always friendly, accommodate my service dog and other small dogs, and it’s modern

I know I can count on it to be clean and reliable each time I visit The pool is heated and wonderful, although it’s currently closed for covid But in the past years I’ve enjoyed it They’ve got a bad and an area to hang out with other guests as well as a gym Definitely recommend

Juanita Covarrubias

Made a last minute trip to visit my son and was looking for a hotel near the airport The hotel looked great online and it offered airport shuttle so I was sold I arrived later in the evening and I waited about 15 minutes for the shuttle so that wasn’t bad

The driver was a little quiet and not very talkative I asked about eateries in the area since I hadn’t eaten all day and he wasn’t very helpful I still tipped him During checkout I found out by the front desk the shuttle can take you within 5 miles of the hotel Check in was quick The bar was open and was a bit rowdy The lobby looks like a dirty college recreation area Pool table looked rough When I asked the front desk while checking in about food options she gave me some places then stated they were probably closed I got out of the elevator and the hallway was dark and a bit creepy I can handle myself, but I didn’t feel the safest Hurried to my room The room was tiny and the bed looked like someone had been laying on it The AC was musty and dated The TV stopped working and had a No Signal message I called the front desk and she told me she didn’t know because I was the only one with the problem I ended up buying a frozen dinner, chips and drink from their food vending area for $15 There is no complimentary breakfast Everything had a price on it I paid $160 for the room, but no breakfast? I probably won’t stay there again

Chris White

Stayed there to catch a 6am flight and the shuttle started at 4am The staff was helpful Got dinner at the hotel and the wings were great

The breakfast was an addition to the room but was great – croissant with real eggs and real bacon The Tesla charger was one of the few configured correctly and showed was charging at 47 amps – 10 kW

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