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Durban hotels and places to stay

Curiocity Durban - Hostel
4 out of 5
55 Monty Naicker Road, 1st Floor Ambassador House, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $44 per night
0.5 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (36 reviews)

"Good location, within walking distance of a lot of places. Nice kitchen facilities and fantastic showers. Overall good value."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Curiocity Durban - Hostel
Road Lodge Durban
1 out of 5
Cnr Bram Fischer and K E Masinga Roads, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $36 per night
0.48 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (248 reviews)

"It was good."…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Road Lodge Durban
Hilton Durban
5 out of 5
12-14 Walnut Road, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $91 per night
0.49 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (582 reviews)

"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

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Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani
4 out of 5
63 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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The price is $89 per night
1.07 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (150 reviews)
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
Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers
5 out of 5
20 Battery Beach Road, Durban, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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The price is $83 per night
1.66 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (72 reviews)
Great Hotel

"Excellent indeed"…"

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers
Coastlands Musgrave Hotel
4 out of 5
315-319 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $48 per night
2.15 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (114 reviews)
Five star quality

"Everything was amazing, i will definitely go back."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Coastlands Musgrave Hotel
Belaire Suites
4 out of 5
151 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $48 per night
1.37 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (545 reviews)

"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
The Balmoral Hotel
4 out of 5
125 OR Tambo Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $17 per night
0.87 mi from city center
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
City Lodge Hotel Durban
3 out of 5
Cor Brickhill And Old Fort Rds, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $66 per night
0.72 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (156 reviews)
Very pleasant and comfortable

"Lovely stay"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

City Lodge Hotel Durban
Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
11 Sir Arthur Road, Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The price is $61 per night
2.36 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (42 reviews)
Joanne’s review

"Wonderful large room comfortable firm bed large bathroom and nice balcony with view. Area relatively safe. Very accommodating staff. Good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel
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Visiting Durban

Travelers give high marks for the beaches in Durban, which is also known for its casinos. Tourists can also enjoy the city's theme park, festivals, and museums. Top sights in the city include Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, uShaka Marine World, and Moses Mabhida Stadium.

  • There are 123 hotels and other accommodations in Durban
  • The closest major airport is in Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.), 17.7 mi (28.4 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Durban

Cultural venues in the city include Durban City Hall, Durban Art Gallery, and Durban Natural Science Museum. Attractions like uShaka Marine World, Durban Funworld, and Mini Town are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Juma Mosque, Farewell Square, and The Old Fort.

In Durban, there are 123 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Quarters Hotel Florida Road - This 4-star hotel in Windermere features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • First Group The Palace All-Suite - Our customers like the helpful staff and proximity to shopping at this hotel. This 3-star hotel in Durban Beachfront features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool.
  • Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat - Guests who stay at this 4-star guesthouse in Morningside can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and helpful staff.

Other favorite sights in Durban include Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Moses Mabhida Stadium, and Durban Beach. Outside the city, top places to visit include Umhlanga Rocks Beach, located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the heart of the city, and Umdloti Beach, which is 14.8 mi/23.8 km away.

Dressing for Durban

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 80°F and the nighttime average to be 65°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 78°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • July through September averages 73°F during the day and 51°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 79°F during the day and 60°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Durban is 1.10 inches
  • Hottest months are usually January and February with an average temperature of 80°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 52°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Durban?
Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and free breakfast. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Durban Beach. Reviews from our site also recommend Road Lodge Durban and Coastlands Musgrave Hotel as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Durban, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the top deals on offer in Durban.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Durban?
For more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Durban, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Durban?
Based on reviews, Parade Hotel is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free English breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Road Lodge Durban and The Albany Hotel.
What's the best place to stay in South Beach?
You’ll find 19 hotels and other accommodations in this neighborhood to choose from for your visit. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Gooderson Tropicana Hotel is the highest ranked property in South Beach. This 3-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward and Curiocity Durban - Hostel.
What's a favorite place to stay in North Beach?
In this neighborhood, you’ll find 11 places to stay. First Group The Palace All-Suite is a favorite with our customers staying in North Beach. This 3-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a restaurant. Travelers also recommend Parade Hotel and First Group Oceanic as top options in the area.
What's the best accommodation for a family vacation to Durban?
The Blue Waters Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Gooderson Tropicana Hotel and The Edward Hotel. Attractions like uShaka Marine World and Mini Town are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a couple going to Durban?
Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features 24-hour room service and a full-service spa. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include First Group The Palace All-Suite and The Royal Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Durban?
Soul House is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a coffee shop and in-room kitchens for its human guests. Parkview Hotel is another good choice for a stay with your pet.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Durban Beach?
The Blue Waters Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It’s located just a short 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Durban Beach. Other good options within a short distance include Suncoast Sunsquare & Suncoast Towers and Grange Gardens Hotel.
What about the best place to stay close to uShaka Marine World?
One of the top choices for your stay is The Waterfront hotel & spa by Misty blue hotels, located next to uShaka Marine World, and this 3-star hotel offers a full-service spa and 20 bars. Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, located just 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away, is another good option.
What are some accommodations with pools in Durban?
Hilton Durban is a popular 5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants, and a bar. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include The Blue Waters Hotel and Tamarisk B & B.

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