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Top Durban Beach Hotels

Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat
Great for beach vacations
4 out of 5
120 Goble Road ( Smiso Nkwanyana Rd), Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Durban Beach - 5 min drive
4.5/5Wonderful! (120 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"I will definitely be going back and staying here again. The guesthouse is amazing with views to the sea. Breakfast was outstanding. The staff were very welcoming and helpful in guiding me about where to go in Durban. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat
Quarters Hotel Florida Road
4 out of 5
101 Florida Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $81 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Durban Beach - 3 min drive
4.4/5Excellent! (69 reviews)
Go-To

"This is our go-to for quick trips to Durban. Perfect location, central and close to all the action. Great rooms, nice staff - good breakfast. Like it a lot for short trips"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Quarters Hotel Florida Road
Belaire Suites
Great for beach vacations
4 out of 5
151 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $44 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Durban Beach - 7 min walk
4.2/5Very Good! (545 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, beach towels, outdoor pool access
Travelers say...

"Am happy with everything except the lady that was at reception when i check,she was not having a friendly/welcoming /happy face and when she talk to me it was like she was talking to someone who knows the hotel"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Belaire Suites

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Hilton Durban
Great for beach vacations
5 out of 5
12-14 Walnut Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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The price is $85 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1
Golden Mile - 17 min walk
4.2/5Very Good! (582 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"Cleanliness was excellent. Service was good for the most part. Know your rates otherwise they can rip you off"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Hilton Durban
Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers
Great for beach vacations
5 out of 5
20 Battery Beach Road, Durban, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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The price is $85 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Durban Beach - 3 min walk
4.1/5Very Good! (73 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Great Hotel

"Excellent indeed"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
Great for beach vacations
4 out of 5
63 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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The price is $97 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Battery Beach - 7 min walk
4/5Very Good! (150 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, beach towels, kids pool
Excellent food, location, staff !!!

"If your staying in Durban for any reason, this place is lovely. It’s right in the beach, has a private car park and a great steak house. The concierge Garika is amazing. If she lived in England I’d happily give her a job. Fantastic member of staff."…"

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
First Group The Palace All-Suite
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
211 Marine Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $41 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Golden Mile - 2 min walk
4/5Very Good! (77 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, beach towels, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"I loved the location and view from our room. The hotel gets a few things right but the rooms are needing a refresh. Feels old and grubby. Staff is lovely and attentive. Parking onsite is super inexpensive. Food at hotel restaurant is decent as well."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

First Group The Palace All-Suite
City Lodge Hotel Durban
Great for beach vacations
3 out of 5
Cor Brickhill And Old Fort Rds, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $46 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Golden Mile - 9 min walk
4/5Very Good! (156 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, outdoor pool
Very pleasant and comfortable

"Lovely stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

City Lodge Hotel Durban
The Saint James on Venice Luxury Guest House
Great for beach vacations
4 out of 5
100 Venice Road Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $65 per night from Sep 30 to Oct 1
Durban Beach - 5 min drive
3.9/5Very Good! (57 reviews)
Travelers like: close to beach, beach towels
Travelers say...

"Lovely place with kind, helpful staff and good breakfasts."…"

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

The Saint James on Venice Luxury Guest House
The Blue Waters Hotel
Great for beach vacations
4 out of 5
175 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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The price is $41 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Durban Beach - 5 min walk
3.9/5Very Good! (697 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"It is just by the beach, and the view is excellent. The remodeling is under way, and looks old but well managed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

The Blue Waters Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel
4 out of 5
125 OR Tambo Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $59 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Golden Mile - 5 min walk
3.8/5Good! (186 reviews)

"The personnel went out of their way to make it a good experience. The politeness of the staff was evident right from the security guard outside to the cleaners."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

The Balmoral Hotel
The Edward Hotel
Great for beach vacations
4 out of 5
149 O.R. Tambo Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Addington Beach - 5 min walk
3.8/5Good! (206 reviews)
Travelers like: on the beach, outdoor pool
Travelers say...

"It was so amazing, the staff, the rooms cleanliness, linen, the food everything was awesome."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

The Edward Hotel
Parade Hotel
2 out of 5
191 OR Tambo/Marine Parade, North Beach, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $30 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Addington Beach - 9 min walk
3.8/5Good! (257 reviews)

"My stay was great but can i suggest a change in the breakfast menu...try adding other things"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Parade Hotel
The Waterfront hotel & spa by Misty blue hotels
3 out of 5
Corner of Mahatma Gandhi & Browns Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $33 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2
Addington Beach - 8 min walk
3.8/5Good! (191 reviews)
I love the hotel and ill be Back!

"It was absolutely amazing."…"

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020

The Waterfront hotel & spa by Misty blue hotels
Pavilion Hotel Durban
3 out of 5
15 K E Masing Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $25 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Golden Mile - 4 min walk
3.6/5Good! (213 reviews)
Retreat

"It was amazing ."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2020

Pavilion Hotel Durban
Gooderson Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
107 OR Tambo Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Addington Beach - Beachfront property
3.6/5Good! (126 reviews)

"Welcoming staff, good food. Management to hire maintenance for window cleaning because view from hotel to beach is amazing however the messy windows made it disguising to look through."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Gooderson Beach Hotel
The Royal Hotel
3 out of 5
267 Smith Street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Addington Beach - 18 min walk
3.5/5Good! (213 reviews)
Definitely coming back

"I don't understand why it's a 3 star cause everything is 5star and the staff is amazing"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

The Royal Hotel
Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
3 out of 5
85 OR Tambo Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $61 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 6
Dairy Beach - 8 min walk
3.5/5Good! (144 reviews)
Property needs updating

"Breakfast buffet was excellent. The parking in the building next door was awful and unsafe. Building needs updating and is looking tired and worn."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2020

Gooderson Tropicana Hotel
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Beach Hotels in Durban

Known for its beaches and casinos, Durban offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway. With 51 beach hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in this relaxing destination, it's a breeze to find one that meets your needs.

As you search for a place to stay by the water in Durban, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with high ratings from Expedia travelers.

Parade Hotel - 2-star hotel on Dairy Beach. It features free breakfast, a bar, and satellite TV. Guests love the good location and breakfast.

Belaire Suites - 4-star hotel, 4-minute walk from Durban Beach. Our travelers recommend its beach locale and spacious rooms. This hotel boasts free buffet breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi.

The Palace All-Suite - 3-star spa hotel near Dairy Beach. It offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Activities include fishing. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and comfortable rooms.

City Lodge Hotel Durban - 3-star hotel near Dairy Beach. It features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Guests love the good location and helpful staff.

The Royal Hotel - 3-star hotel near Dairy Beach. Our travelers recommend its central location and quiet rooms. This hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar.

Planning Your Trip to Durban

If weather is an important factor for your vacation, you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide your travel dates.

  • Hottest months: January, February, March, and December, with an average temperature of 80°F
  • Coldest months: July, June, August, and May, with an average temperature of 52°F
  • Driest months: August, June, July, and September, with an average rainfall of 0.05 inches
  • Rainiest months: March, December, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.12 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Durban

After arriving and settling in at your accommodation of choice, you might want to venture out and explore. If you can't wait to check out the beaches, head to Dairy Beach or Addington Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Experience the area's casinos, and make time for local attractions like Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and uShaka Marine World. Other things to see and do in the area are Farewell Square and Durban Art Gallery. Visitors also enjoy Durban for its:
  • Cultural attractions
  • Theme parks
  • Shark viewing
  • Festivals
  • Horse racing

Getting Around Durban

To get to Durban, you can fly into Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.), the closest major airport, which is located 17.7 mi (28.4 km) from the city center. If you'd like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

Frequently asked questions

What is Durban like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its beaches and casinos, Durban offers a lot for the traveler planning a beach getaway.
What's the best place to stay near the beach in Durban?
The Blue Waters Hotel is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant, and it’s located on Battery Beach. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Parade Hotel and Belaire Suites.
How many beach hotels are there in Durban?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 42 hotels in Durban for your beachside break.
When's the best time for a beach vacation in Durban?
You can plan your beach trip with this snapshot of year-round temperatures in Durban: The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 63°F. Average annual precipitation for Durban is 33 inches.
What is there to see and do around Durban?
After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Durban has to offer. If you can’t wait to check out the beaches, head to Golden Mile or Addington Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Experience the area’s casinos, and make time for local attractions like uShaka Marine World and Durban Beach. For even more to see and do, pay a visit to Moses Mabhida Stadium or Durban University of Technology.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Durban?
Here’s some information to help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Durban more easily: To get to Durban, book a flight to King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR), the closest major airport, which is located 17.7 mi (28.4 km) from the city center. If you’d like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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