Lodging options

Host Homes

For family members visiting from out of town, Host Home representatives can arrange short-term housing in area private homes or provide rental and apartment information.

Some accommodations are free while others charge a nominal fee. Call 919-681-4688 for more information.

Hotels/Motels

Many hotels and motels are within walking distance to Duke University Hospital, or offer shuttle service here. Some offer discounts to out-of-town family and friends. Call concierge services at 919-681-4947 and pagers 919-970-0908 / 919-970-1452. Or call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) for more information.

These websites also provide descriptions of hotels and motels in the Durham area:

  • Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Brookwood Inn — Offers special medical rates and courtesy transportation to Duke University Hospital and points of interest within three miles of the hotel. Located within walking distance of Duke University Hospital.
  • Duke Tower Condominiums — Offers special medical rates and free shuttle to medical center. Located approximately four miles from the medical center.
  • Duke University Inn — Offers special medical rates with proof of a medical visit. Located one block away from Duke University Hospital.
  • Hilton Durham near Duke University — Newly renovated full service property conveniently located 3 miles from Duke Medical Center. The Hilton Durham near Duke University offers discounted rates for Duke Medical Patients. Our complimentary shuttle service is available for transportation to and from the Medical Center. Call 919-564-2900.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center — Opened late 2013, located 1 mile from Duke University Hospital. Offers special medical and patient rates and courtesy transportation to Duke University Hospital. Restaurant, Lounge and Indoor Pool on site. Call 919-286-0774 to make a reservation.
  • Millennium Hotel Durham – Offers special medical rates and shuttle service to and from Duke University Hospital. Regular shuttle service is $5 per room per day and available for unlimited service to all locations within a 5 mile radius. Reservations can be made on the Web or by phone at 800-633-5379 or 919-383-8575. Please inform reservation staff that you are a guest or patient at Duke to receive special rates. Deluxe oversized rooms, pet friendly, indoor heated pool and fitness facility.
  • Quality Inn & Suites — Offers a package designed for hospital patients and visitors. Courtesy transportation is available to Duke University Hospital and points of interest within three miles of the hotel. Located 1.5 miles away from Duke University Hospital.
  • Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club – Offers special medical rates and free shuttle to medical center. Advise staff at time of reservation that you are a Duke patient to receive special rates. Only available by phone: 800-443-3853 or 919-490-0999.

Ronald McDonald House

Pediatric patients and their families are eligible for overnight accommodations at the Ronald McDonald House. Outpatients and their families receive priority. A minimal donation is requested. Transportation to and from the Hospital is available during weekdays. Call 919-416-3955.

Caring House

Adults receiving outpatient treatment at the Duke Cancer Institute are eligible for overnight accommodations at Caring House, a local hospitality house specializing in lodging for patients with cancer.

Caring House is a comfortable, supportive, and community-oriented setting. All guests of Caring House must be referred by an oncology social worker or patient resource manager at the Duke Cancer Institute.

Caring House offers free parking and transportation to and from Duke University Hospital, as well as many other amenities. Caring House requires a nominal nightly guest fee of $30. A seven-day stay, which includes a guaranteed room through the weekend, costs $210 per week.

For further information, please contact Caring House at 919-490-5449.