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Best Durham hotels

Most recommended Durham hotels

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Honest Lawyer Hotel - Durham - Bedroom
Honest Lawyer Hotel
7.7 Good
£77+
£77+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
OYO The Townhouse - Durham - Bedroom
OYO The Townhouse
8.8 Very Good
£212+
£212+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
£76+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet-friendly
Air conditioning
Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham
8.2 Very Good
£153+
£153+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
Hardwick Hall Hotel
8.3 Very Good
£133+
£133+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Hotel Indigo Durham
8.8 Very Good
£131+
£131+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Bowburn Hall Hotel
8.2 Very Good
£90+
£90+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
The Old Mill
8.9 Very Good
£85+
£85+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
£85+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Air conditioning
£172+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet-friendly

Top Durham hotels with parking

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Gilesgate Moor Hotel - Durham
Gilesgate Moor Hotel
8.8 Very Good
£66+
£66+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Budget Hayat express hotel - Durham
£66+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Lumley Castle Hotel
8.4 Very Good
£107+
£107+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi

How much is a Durham hotel?

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Good to know

Low season

October

High season

July

Average price (weeknight)

£96

Average price (weekend night)

£128
Cheapest month to stay with an average 15% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 29% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hotel in Durham

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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 hotels in Durham in October and December.
  • 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, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 43 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Durham hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Durham found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £34, while the most expensive was £142.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Durham for 1 day.
  • Do you want to get away for a weekend stay in a historic castle? The Lumley Castle Hotel is an 11th Century, Grade I listed building surrounded by parklands, the Durham County Cricket Ground and the River Wear. The hotel provides a unique experience away from the city with relaxing gardens and courtyards, four-poster beds, on-site dining and evening entertainment.
  • Look for a hotel with EV charging stations if you're travelling with an electric vehicle. The city is within walking distance of Durham's centre and has an on-site bar, restaurant and private terraces. If you prefer to stay a little further away from the city, consider staying at Radisson Blu Hotel. On-site, you can find an indoor pool, bar, restaurant and wellness centre.
  • Visiting Durham for business? Choose hotels with a business centre, including meeting and banquet facilities, wake-up service and workspace amenities. For example, consider the Hotel Indigo Durham or the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County. Both are close to the city centre and include a fitness centre and a restaurant for after-work relaxation.
  • 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 Durham hotel can I stay in with my pet?

    Holidays are incomplete without your furry companion so look for stays close to the city that are pet-friendly. The Victoria Inn and The Kingslodge Inn, are both hotels within ten minutes proximity to the city centre. Alternatively, Farnley Tower Guesthouse is a little further from the river for a quieter stay.

  • Where is the best place to stay in Durham for a luxurious weekend?

    Treat yourself to a weekend away at the OYO The Townhouse. The property is close to the city and is lined with upscale, individually designed rooms featuring four-poster beds, fireplaces and bathtubs. The interior design invites a cosy weekend in, while the outside features hot tubs on the terraces.

  • Where is best to stay in Durham with the children?

    During your family stay in Durham, consider a hotel with many family-friendly amenities. Close to the city is the Durham Marriott Hotel Royal County. It provides an indoor pool, family rooms and kid-friendly buffet or meals. If you don't mind driving a little further away from the city, consider the Bannatyne Hotel Durham. It has a pool, a playground, board games, a fitness centre and spa facilities, including a sauna and hot tub.

  • 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.

  • What are the best hotels near Durham University?

    Hotel Indigo Durham, OYO The Townhouse and Delta Hotels by Marriott Durham Royal County are very popular with users who want to stay within walking distance of Durham University.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Durham?

    Although the average price for a double room in Durham is £141, £14 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hotel in Durham for tonight?

    In the last 3 hours, KAYAK users looking for double rooms in Durham found 3-star hotels from £49 and 4-star hotels from £78. The cheapest room found for tonight was £14.

  • How much is a hotel in Durham for this weekend?

    In the last 3 days, the best price displayed on KAYAK for a double hotel room in Durham for the upcoming weekend was £57 per night. We also found good deals for 3-star hotel rooms from £57 and 4-star hotel rooms from £87.

  • 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 Gilesgate Moor Hotel.

Where to stay in Durham?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Durham by showing you the exact location of each hotel.