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Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham, hotel in Durham

Just 1 mile from Durham Rail Station and city center, the Radisson Blu Durham has fantastic views of Durham Cathedral. It offers stylish rooms, free WiFi, a restaurant, bar and modern health club.

Great room and location
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
6,098 reviews
Price from$147.77per night
Delta Hotels by Marriott Durham Royal County, hotel in Durham

Centrally located in the historic city of Durham Delta Hotels by Marriott Durham Royal County features views of Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle and is located on the banks of the River Wear.

Nice room, good shower. Staff were very helpful. Very central location. Excellent breakfast. We were upgraded to river-view room.
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
3,477 reviews
Price from$142.16per night
Hotel Indigo - Durham, an IHG Hotel, hotel in Durham

Centrally located in the historic city of Durham, Hotel Indigo Durham occupies Old Shire Hall, on Old Elvet, just 5 minutes from Durham Railway station and 1312 feet from Durham Cathedral and Castle.

Great location and very characterful property.
8.8
Scored 8.8
Excellent
Rated excellent
3,084 reviews
Price from$154.84per night
Bannatyne Hotel Durham, hotel in Durham

This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, and is just off the A1 motorway next door to the Bannatyne Health Club.

Comfortable. Great location near the highway. Good shopping possibilities nearby. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
7.8
Scored 7.8
Good
Rated good
2,397 reviews
Price from$100.63per night
Honest Lawyer Hotel, hotel in Durham

In scenic Croxdale, the Honest Lawyer Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel just 5 minutes’ drive from Durham center.

Everything
7.7
Scored 7.7
Good
Rated good
2,100 reviews
Price from$99.36per night
Bowburn Hall Hotel, hotel in Durham

Approximately 4 mi from Durham, this small country house hotel has easy access to the A1(M) and features 19 individually styled bedrooms with attached bathroom.

The room was lovely and overlooked the gardens. I was upgraded to a double room and so was pleased to have the extra space and larger bed. The breakfast was lovely and much enjoyed. There is a lovely lounge which we were able to sit in during the evenings away from the bar and have a few nightcaps
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
1,664 reviews
Price from$113.37per night
Super 8 by Wyndham Durham, hotel in Durham

With modern rooms, free Wi-Fi access and free parking Super 8 by Wyndham Durham is just off junction 61 of the A1 (M), about 4 miles from Durham city center.

I have used Days Inn before and was impressed,and I was not disappointed this time.The rooms are clean and tidy.
7.1
Scored 7.1
Good
Rated good
1,607 reviews
Price from$68.79per night
OYO The Townhouse, hotel in Durham

OYO The Townhouse is set in a Grade II-Listed Georgian town house, offering individually themed rooms in Durham’s charming Old Elvet area.

Without a doubt the most stylish, most welcoming and most comfortable stay ever
8.7
Scored 8.7
Excellent
Rated excellent
549 reviews
Price from$216.68per night
The Lambton Arms, hotel in Durham

Located in Durham, 5 miles from Beamish Museum, The Lambton Arms provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a restaurant.

The bed was so comfortable and it was so quiet perfect highly recommend 😊
7.4
Scored 7.4
Good
Rated good
898 reviews
Price from$76.43per night
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa, hotel in Durham

Ramside Hall Hotel Golf & Spa is set within a 350-acre estate, featuring 2 Championship golf courses, with a combined 36 holes amid mature woodlands and lakes.

Liked the bathroom - very comfortable bath & also a large shower. Room was pretty nice overall.
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
3,169 reviews
Price from$177.07per night
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  • Bowburn Hall Hotel
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,664 reviews

    Approximately 4 mi from Durham, this small country house hotel has easy access to the A1(M) and features 19 individually styled bedrooms with attached bathroom.

    Beautiful clean room and the iron bath tub was amazing.

  • The Cartologist
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 40 reviews

    Located in Durham, The Cartologist has a garden, restaurant, bar, and free WiFi throughout the property.

    Staff were amazing- really helpful and accommodating.

  • Budget Hayat express hotel
    6.3
    Scored 6.3
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 194 reviews

    Located within 13 miles of Stadium of Light and 15 miles of Beamish Museum, Budget Hayat express hotel has rooms in Durham.

    The location was central between different areas around

  • Durham Castle, University of Durham

    Located in Durham and within 13 miles of Beamish Museum, Durham Castle, University of Durham has a bar, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi.

FAQs about hotels in Durham







Sacred English Heritage

Durham could definitely be one of those towns that appear in fairy tales and stories of kings and knights. Lying on a hilled peninsula formed by the Wear River, the striking cathedral overlooks from the hilltop, surrounded by the castle, palaces and historic buildings. Get transported back in time by the magic of this English jewel, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Though archaeological evidence suggests the area has been inhabited since 2000 BC, the present-day settlement was founded by monks from Lindisfarne in 995, choosing the area as the final resting place of Saint Cuthbert. Symeon of Durham stated once that ‘to see Durham is to see the English Zion, and by doing so one may save oneself a trip to Jerusalem’. Hotels and B&Bs in Durham’s historic centre are a popular choice to enjoy this historic legacy.

Its powerful religious position granted such great honour to the city, that the bishop still holds the rights to a seat in the House of Lords, and to accompany the sovereign at the coronation. During the 19th century and encompassing the industrial revolution, the university was founded, with Durham Castle becoming its first college.

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What Guests Said About Durham:

  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Durham is a great city with lots of great places to eat.

    Durham is a great city with lots of great places to eat. The Beamish museum is a short car journey away and is a great family day out. The cathedral and castle are an amazing visit to Durham's past. Expect to do a lot of walking, and most of it uphill. Durham like most historic city's has beautiful cobbled streets so good comfortable shoes are recommended.
    cheryl
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Durham offers something for everyone.

    Durham offers something for everyone. Even more for those who wish to explore the historic castle and Cathedral and surrounding streets. The city offers a comprehensive range of food and restaurants. It is accessible by road and rail. If you find steep streets challenging there are still plenty of places to pause and browse or rest and eat or drink. It is a beautiful city to visit.
    Michael
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    A lot of pubs where the students go were scruffy and...

    A lot of pubs where the students go were scruffy and uninviting ( ripped furniture etc). Loved the areas around the cathedral, castle, town square and the river. Tour of castle was limited to 4 areas due to students living in the castle which we were not informed about when we purchased tickets. Thought it was a total waste of time going. Some nice places to eat such as the Spice Lounge just off the square,Turkish kitchen near the cathedral and the Boat Club near the river.
    Tracy
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Durham is a great place for a short break.

    Durham is a great place for a short break. Plenty to do and see. The Cathedral and Castle were amazing. The walk along the river was lovely, especially when the sun came out! Lots of places to eat. Would highly recommend.
    Audrey
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    I loved Durham. I did a tour of the Cathedral and Castle.

    I loved Durham. I did a tour of the Cathedral and Castle. I felt very safe being on my own and people I did speak to were very chatty. It was very peaceful walking along the river. There did seem to be an awful lot of Church's, I attended the Easter Service at the Cathedral, it was lovely. The choir had 30 children and 11 adults in it. The volunteers were very good. I would like to come again soon. I stayed at the Kingslodge Inn, and ate there and at an Indian Restaurant Alishan. The food was delicious.
    Amanda
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Lovely town centre, quaint streets and shops.

    Lovely town centre, quaint streets and shops. Cathedral is a must! No charge for admission but a donation is appreciated. Cathedral restaurant is very good Every single local we spoke to was pleasant and friendly. An absolutely lovely place Only downside is the hills. We struggled a little 4th Photo is view from the B&B
    Lynne
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Durham

  • From $108.91 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 865 reviews
    Very welcoming at reception, found room to be clean, spacious and double bed very comfortable. Main road runs past our room and we didn't have any noise disturbance and had a great nights sleep. I enjoy leaving the car at home and this hotel is on a bus route between Durham and Bishop Auckland. The X21 bus goes through Durham to Chester le Street and Newcastle. Would have liked to dine at the adjoining Indian Restaurant but didn't get the opportunity on this occasion.
    Tanya
    United Kingdom
  • From $177.07 per night
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,342 reviews
    I liked the young, warm, and friendly staff. My room was very comfortable; also, I ate most of my meals here and they were good. Durham, was a bit overwhelming for my first time, but members of the staff helped me get oriented so that I could walk to the train station and the cathedral. Both were easy enough to get to for anyone who is used to walking a bit. I would recommend this place.
    Kimberly
    United States of America
  • From $191.08 per night
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 356 reviews
    Really nice place. Very elegant and on a quiet street. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in 7 places in the UK and this topped them all. You can do Durham in a day but I liked how small and charming it is. Restaurant recommendations are Cellar Door for a fancy meal and Whitechurch Free House for a very good meal and a nice walk to it. Lots of good breakfast options.
    Scott
    United States of America
  • From $192.61 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,455 reviews
    The hotel rooms within are up to the latest standard of a proper modern hotel. The heritage model of the building gives a beautiful lasting impression which makes me feel delighted. The hospitality of the receptionist and staffs is excellent. If I could give it ten stars, I will give it ten. Location wise, it is only 15 minutes walk to the Durham city centre.
    Gilang Hasyim
    United Kingdom
  • From $183.43 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 6,100 reviews
    The hotel is in a great location, close to the city centre and the train station, and within walking distance of several cafes, pubs, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, and the main sights. The rooms were comfortable and spacious, and staff were efficient and helpful. There was a good range of continental and cooked options for breakfast each morning.
    Clare
    United Kingdom
  • From $188.02 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,477 reviews
    I had passed the hotel many times in the 70s while studying at college and university in Durham, but never had the chance to visit - this was my first time. It was easy to get to round the city roads, and it's location is perfect. The staff gave us a warm welcome and were friendly throughout. The rooms were comfortable, breakfast was good.
    Francis
    United Kingdom
  • 9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 19 reviews
    Beautifully decorated, super clean and comfortable, the place had everything we needed, and there was a bus stop 1 minute walk away that took us straight into Durham. Highly recommend this stay if you are wanting a good hub while you explore the surrounding areas
    Wendy
    United Kingdom
  • From $113.37 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,397 reviews
    Clean, comfortable, modern hotel complex. Never used the gym or pool bcoz we were too busy. Very helpful staff. Located just outside the city, can walk to retail park. Bus every 12 mins into city, a 10 minute ride.
    A
    United Kingdom
  • From $127.39 per night
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,100 reviews
    Excellent little hotel, good night's sleep, reception were friendly, staff were really friendly. Perfect location just down the road from Durham University.🌷. Excellent Breakfast with really good friendly service.
    Michelle
    United Kingdom
  • 7.5
    Scored 7.5
    Good
    Rated good
     · 28 reviews
    A great location, able to walk into the city centre, however guests should be aware that this is not a hotel or B&B, it is just a bedroom inside a residential house within a housing estate.
    Peter
    United Kingdom
  • From $127.39 per night
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,100 reviews
    Excellent breakfasts and service. The hotel was very close to Durham so ideal for visiting the family. The walks to and from Durham were delightful. An ideal location.
    Michael
    United Kingdom
  • From $188.02 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 3,477 reviews
    The hotel is within easy walking distance of all the major sights in Durham, close to lots of restaurants and pubs. Very pleasant room, comfortably furnished.
    A
    Anonymous
    Canada
  • From $82.80 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 689 reviews
    Staff were lovely and nothing was too much bother for them. Rooms were lovely, clean and comfortable. Ideal location for visiting Durham city centre
    Christine
    United Kingdom
  • From $191.08 per night
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 356 reviews
    Beautifully furnished and comfortable boutique hotel only 5 minutes walk from city centre. One of the best breakfasts we’ve ever had in a B&B.
    Lesley
    United Kingdom
  • From $192.61 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,455 reviews
    Lovely period rooms, large and overlooking the garden. Nice refreshments provided in the room. The Restaurant below the hotel was really good
    Linda
    United Kingdom
  • From $235.66 per night
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 3,084 reviews
    Very close to Durham city centre, room was much larger than normal hotel rooms, décor was excellent, generally a very good city centre hotel.
    Paul
    United Kingdom
  • From $89.17 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 76 reviews
    It was a beautiful location and was so peaceful! Only a stone’s throw from Durham city centre- I would highly recommend.
    Maria
    United Kingdom
  • From $63.69 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 603 reviews
    Friendly staff and the restaurant for evening meal Location was straight forward for Durham visit. Would stay again .
    Helen
    United Kingdom
  • From $104.46 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 701 reviews
    Very comfortable bed,nice breakfast, ideally located for durham
    Stephen
    United Kingdom
  • From $113.37 per night
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 2,397 reviews
    Close to the spa facilities and also near to Durham City centre
    Jean
    United Kingdom

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