10 Hotels near Raleigh Airport (RDU) and RTP and Downtown Raleigh!

Are you looking for the best hotels near Raleigh Airport (RDU) for either business or leisure travel? We’ve done the research for you!

When you visit Raleigh and want to stay close to Raleigh Durham Airport, the Research Triangle Park, and have easy access to Interstate-40 to get to downtown Raleigh or Durham, we’ve hand-picked the best hotels near RDU and created a short-list to save you time researching and to make the most of your stay.

Raleigh Durham International Airport
Raleigh Durham International Airport

Because we live in Raleigh, we know the area well and chose these hotels because they’re top rated and all within 5 miles of Raleigh Durham Airport, and also within easy reach of PNC Arena and NC State University, so if you’re in town for a concert or sporting event, there is a hotel for you!

Or maybe you want to stay near Umstead State Park and Brier Creek – we’ve got you covered too. And if you happen to be looking for hotels in downtown Raleigh, check out this post

As frequent travelers ourselves, we always start our hotel search using Booking.com. We like that they have free cancellation on most rooms – you can book knowing you are getting a low rate – and have the freedom to cancel if your plans change!

NOTE: Please check directly with each hotel on current Covid policies regarding their hotel shuttle, the on-site restaurant situation, and whether their pool is open etc.

Hilton Garden Inn – Raleigh Durham Airport 

Hilton Garden Inn - Raleigh Durham Airport

Located just off I-40, the Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport is only five minutes from RDU (free hotel shuttle both ways) and close to Research Triangle Park.

You’re also only minutes from Umstead State Park and Lake Crabtree, and within easy access to downtown Raleigh or Durham heading the other way!

Featuring clean rooms with comfortable bedding, plenty of space and the hotel has a nice calm atmosphere with attentive staff.

Great location for early airport departures or late arrivals – there’s a monitor next to the hotel exit door displaying helpful flight information.

Hotel Features:

  • On-site restaurant / room service.
  • Indoor pool with scenic views of the city
  • Business center
  • Digital key
  • Starbucks on site
  • Indoor pool with scenic views of the city

Drive To:

  • Airport: 2.4 miles / 5 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 5.5 miles / 8 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 11.7 miles / 18 minutes
  • NC State University: 9.2 miles / 13 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 6.4 miles / 10 minutes

Check current prices and book your stay at Hilton Garden Inn.

Hyatt House Raleigh Durham Airport

Hyatt House Raleigh Durham Airport

Expect a comfortable ambiance and a contemporary hotel at the Hyatt House that’s convenient to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Research Triangle Park and Brier Creek Commons when you stay at the Hyatt House.

Just minutes away from Raleigh airport and conveniently located near interstate-40. Clean and comfortable with a kitchen so it’s more like an apartment.

Rooms are simple, modern and functional with lots of outlets to plug in electronics. Reasonable price for the quality and a nice ambiance. 

Hotel Features:

  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking
  • Free wifi
  • Digital check-in
  • Digital key
  • Business services
  • Heated indoor pool

Drive To:

  • Airport: 4.1 miles / 8 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 6.1 miles / 9 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 16 miles / 23 minutes
  • NC State University: 13 miles / 20 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 13 miles / 23 minutes

Check current prices for Hyatt House Raleigh.

Four Points by Sheraton – Raleigh Durham Airport

Four Points by Sheraton - Raleigh Durham Airport

Fly into RDU and enjoy a memorable stay at Four Points by Sheraton that features contemporary amenities in a fun location. 

Take their complimentary hotel shuttle right to the front door, then you’re centrally located with easy access to Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill for business or entertainment with several restaurants nearby. 

This is one of the best RDU airport hotels with comfortable beds and linens, mini refrigerators, and a nice ambience that you’d expect from a Four Points.

Hotel Features:

  • Airport shuttle
  • Indoor pool 
  • On-site restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free breakfast

Drive To:

  • Airport: 2.4 miles / 7 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 4.4 miles / 8 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 13 miles / 23 minutes
  • NC State University: 11 miles / 18 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 8 miles / 12 minutes

Check current prices and book your stay at Four Points.

Holiday Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport

Holiday Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport

The clean, newly renovated rooms at The Holiday Inn are rated as great value for the price, and overall one of the most convenient and comfortable hotels near Raleigh Durham Airport when flying in and out of Raleigh.

Conveniently located near Interstate 40 and RDU, business travelers will appreciate the closeness to Lenovo, Oracle, PPD, SAS, Glaxo Smith Kline, Cisco, and Bayer. 

Other nearby attractions include PNC Arena, NC Museum of Art & NC Museum of History, Raleigh Convention Center, and NC State Fairgrounds.

Hotel Features:

  • Free airport shuttle 
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Free parking 
  • In-house restaurant
  • Full bar and room service
  • Indoor pool
  • Each room has microwave, mini-refrigerator and Keurig

Drive To:

  • Airport: 2.3 miles / 6 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 4.3 miles / 7 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 13 miles / 20 minutes
  • NC State University: 10.8  miles / 16 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 8 miles / 13 minutes

Check current prices and book your stay at Holiday Inn.

Aloft Raleigh Durham Airport Briar Creek (by Marriott)

Aloft Raleigh Durham Airport Briar Creek (by Marriott)

Looking for stylish and fun hotels near RDU airport with the modern traveler in mind? Aloft Raleigh Durham Airport features unique décor and the tech-inspired touches giving guests a cutting edge feel to their stay.

Great shopping and enticing eateries nearby in Brier Creek, and just minutes to RDU on their complimentary airport shuttle or any destination within 5 miles.

There’s a laid-back atmosphere and new age vibe, with games and activities providing for a kid friendly experience. Pet friendly at no extra charge.

Hotel Features:

  • Lots of desk space
  • Lobby with TV displaying flight times
  • Docking stations for electric cars and for Telsa
  • Airport shuttle, 
  • Indoor pool
  • Pet friendly

Drive To:

  • Airport: 4.1 miles / 8 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 6.1 miles / 9 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 16 miles / 23 minutes
  • NC State University: 13 miles / 19 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 10 miles / 15 minutes

Check current prices and book your stay at for Aloft.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek

Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek

Another of the stylish hotels near Raleigh airport to consider is the comfortable Fairfield Inn & Suites.

You’ll be just a few miles from RDU, and convenient to Research Triangle Park, Brier Creek Commons, and PNC Arena.

The hotel boasts spacious and intelligently designed rooms with an impressive assortment of budget-friendly amenities. 

Hotel Features:

  • Shuttle service to and from airport 
  • Each room offers a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, and microwave
  • Free wifi
  • Walking distance to local restaurants 
  • Location great for shopping
  • Good for business travel or leisure travelers

Drive To:

  • Airport: 4 miles / 6 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 6 miles / 8 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 16 miles / 22 minutes
  • NC State University: 13 miles / 18 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 10 miles / 14 minutes

Check current prices and book your stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Cambria Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport

Cambria Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport

Situated between Raleigh and Durham, Cambria Suites offers stylish suites with convenient access to both major hubs and Research Triangle Park. 

Featuring modern amenities and upscale design, each suite has a separate sitting area with a flat-screen TV. 

Offering free airport transportation daily, you’re also close to Umstead State Park and PNC arena.

Hotel Features:

  • Free WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Microwave/mini fridge
  • Indoor Whirlpool/Hot Tub
  • Lounge/Bar

Drive To:

  • Airport: 1.9 miles / 5 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 4.4 miles / 8 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 13 miles / 18 minutes
  • NC State University: 10 miles / 16 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 7.7 miles / 12 minutes

Check current prices and book your stay at Cambria Suites.

Embassy Suites RTP – Durham/Research Triangle

Embassy Suites RTP - Durham/Research Triangle

If you’re researching hotels near RDU and Research Triangle Park that offer spacious suites with an on-site restaurant, consider Embassy Suites

Located between Raleigh and Durham along I-40 and within 15 minutes of Raleigh airport and RTP via their free shuttle, you’re also very close to Umstead State Park, Lake Crabtree, NC State University and downtown Raleigh.

Rooms are rated as clean, spacious, well equipped and reasonably priced. 

Hotel Features:

  • Free breakfast
  • TV control on an app
  • On-site restaurant
  • Business Center
  • Digital key
  • Pool
  • Pet friendly

Drive To:

  • Airport: 5.4 miles / 10 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 7.7 miles / 10 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 9.7 miles / 15 minutes
  • NC State University: 7 miles / 12 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 4.6 miles / 9 minutes

Check current prices and book your stay at Embassy Suites.

Residence Inn by Marriott Raleigh-Durham Airport/Morrisville

Residence Inn by Marriott Raleigh-Durham Airport/Morrisville

Make your trip to Raleigh comfortable and cozy with a stay at Residence Inn, one of the best Raleigh NC airport hotels for a longer stay!

Located right off I-40 for an easy work or business commute, this all-suite hotel provides easy access to popular attractions such PNC Arena, Carter-Finley Stadium and Triangle’s universities and businesses. 

Nice place if you’re wanting an apartment type feeling.

Hotel Features:

  • All suites
  • Kitchen
  • Free internet
  • Free breakfast

Drive To:

  • Airport: 2 miles / 6 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 4.1 miles / 6 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 13 miles / 22 minutes
  • NC State University: 10 miles / 17 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 8 miles / 12 minutes

Check current prices and book your stay at Residence Inn.

True by Hilton – Raleigh Durham Airport

True by Hilton - Raleigh Durham Airport

True by Hilton is one of the fun modern hotels near RDU with a nice lobby and enthusiastic staff, a ree shuttle bus ride to/from the airport, plus rooms with comfortable beds and big TV.

If you visit Raleigh for business you’re convenient to corporate offices within RTP, plus local restaurants nearby, and PNC Arena is just under eight miles away. 

Hotel Features:

  • Free wifi
  • Free parking
  • Rooms are smallish but efficient for a single person
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Digital key

Drive To:

  • Airport: 1.8 miles / 4 minute drive
  • RTP Headquarters: 5.7 miles / 11 minutes
  • Downtown Raleigh: 13 miles / 18 minutes
  • NC State University: 10.5 miles / 15 minutes
  • PNC Arena: 7.7 miles / 10 minutes

Check current prices and book your stay at True by Hilton.

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