Ideal for returning alumni, proud parents visiting their studying kids, or holiday-makers keen to take in Durham’s charms, these university-linked hotels – bookable with Culture Trip – all score an A grade.
Duke University is one of the top schools in the United States, cultivating a campus full of talented academics and athletes. It’s an institution in the Research Triangle city Durham, so a visit to Duke’s impressive grounds is a must for any fan of ground-breaking research and record-setting sports teams. Get as close to campus as possible without bunking in a dorm, when you stay at these hotels and B&Bs near Duke University.
You won’t need to pay a semester’s worth of boarding to stay on the campus of Duke University – just check in to JB Duke Hotel, and you’re good to go. Any alumnus or avid Blue Devils fan will love the guest suites decked out in the university colors. Wallace Wade Stadium is just 0.5mi away (0.8km), making JB Duke one of the best tailgating spots on campus. Mix it up with beer and burgers at the MarketPlace, then go cheer on Durham’s burgeoning superstars.
The playfully designed rooms at Unscripted brilliantly play with the line between retro and modern. Color pops, geometric shapes, walnut woods and brass furnishings are offset with LED headboard lights and bedside USB outlets. And there’s no happier medium than when you queue up a bit of Marvin Gaye on the Bluetooth sound system. Pick the poolside suite, and crank up the Beach Boys for the partygoers on the Patio to hear.
North Carolina culture needs no outside inspiration, but we will admit that the European influences evident at the Siena Hotel make it stand out in Chapel Hill. Marble bathrooms, Juliette balconies and complimentary Belgian chocolates will never be unwelcome, while you’ll find rustic Italian cuisine at Il Palio only footsteps from your room. Other small, yet thoughtful amenities, such as overnight shoe shines and membership to the YMCA, add an extra layer of value.
Looking for somewhere different to stay? Book into one of the best hotels in North Carolina for every kind of traveler, or, if you’re traveling with a four-legged friend, book into a top pet-friendly stay. Inspire your Old North State itinerary with the most beautiful spots to see fall foliage, or make the most of nearby Raleigh with its top things to do.
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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.