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Hotel Description

Hotel near Duke University in Durham

Heart of Durham

You'll find Duke University and Duke University Hospital within 3 miles (5 km) of this Durham hotel. Cameron Indoor Stadium and Durham Performing Arts Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free self parking, and a free area shuttle. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's an outdoor pool on site, and a 24-hour front desk and dry cleaning are also provided.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 79 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$88* Per night/room Sep 1 - Sep 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub (Hearing, Mobility)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express Durham ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Durham

Family (1)
4 out of 5
Liked the location, close to Duke Hospital. Really pretty clean, good breakfast. Nice friendly helpful staff. We will definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 2, 2019 by rr

Thank you! Safe travels!

3 out of 5

Needs attention

Positives: good clean room, convenient location, decent breakfast. Negatives: slow sink drain (front desk gave me a plunger to correct the problem); no onsite fitness center; no newspapers on the weekend (no newspaper vending machines either) was told to "go down the street" to purchase one; mold in bathroom; noisy interstate traffic

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

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4 out of 5

Breakfast was great and staff very helpful

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Card readers for the door sometimes did not work. The staff was there right away to open the door, but still anoying.

Posted by , from Detroit, MI, USA on Nov 7, 2012

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5 out of 5

How many times a day can you pick up litter in the parking lot?

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Apparently, even on a very clean site, there's always time to pick up a stray candy wrapper or cigarette butt! I use this an an example of the cleanliness and attention to detail at this hotel. Really great staff. Very friendly and very helpful. I didn't have any issues, but always felt they were really listening to me. I don't get to Durham often but this is now my go-to hotel. It wasn't as close as I had hoped to DPAC, but that didn't matter.

Posted by on May 28, 2012

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5 out of 5

This hotel was very helpful and made us feel welcome

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
Cons: no restaurants nearby
We travel with a pet and we very pleased that the room was so nice and everyone was very helpful with us and our dog.

Posted by , from Newark, DE, USA on Nov 29, 2011

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5 out of 5

Nice breakfast included. Comfortable room.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Convenient location. Our first choice of hotel when we stay in Durham.

Posted by , from North Carolina on Sep 11, 2011

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4 out of 5

Small and friendly

Stayed here for five nights and was quite pleased. The bed was very comfortable, but as I was leaving I saw shipments of even newer mattresses being delivered. Excellent location; close to everything. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2007

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5 out of 5

Thanksgiving week

the hotel is close to everything. very close to a whole foods market that is great.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2006

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About the Holiday Inn Express Durham

Location 2516 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705

Renovations + Closures

This property is undergoing renovations from 11 March 2019 to 31 August 2019 (completion date subject to change).

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Free breakfast is served. An outdoor pool, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Durham. Self parking is free. This Durham hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 79 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Free area shuttle
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) (26.3 km / 16.3 mi)
  • Train station: Durham Station (4.1 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Durham offers 79 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Durham hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 50 per stay
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • DURHAM Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Express DURHAM
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel DURHAM
  • Holiday Inn Express Durham Hotel
  • Durham Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express Durham Hotel Durham
  • Holiday Inn Durham

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.