Hickory resident Brandon Lail, who in May 2014 lost his right arm to chondrosarcoma, enjoys a chocolate chip cookie with Kelly Mulhern, director of operations at Caring House.Hickory resident Brandon Lail, who in May 2014 lost his right arm to chondrosarcoma, enjoys a chocolate chip cookie with Kelly Mulhern, director of operations at Caring House.Each year thousands of patients locally and from across the country visit specialists for care at our Duke Cancer Centers, including our flagship center located on the university campus in Durham, our four cancer centers in Wake County and our cancer facilities situated in North Durham. Many of our patients require a place to stay during their visit.

Duke University Cancer Center is located in Durham, North Carolina, approximately 16 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). Taxis, shuttles, and public transportation are available at the airport, and some hotels offer transportation assistance as well.

For a complete listing of nearby lodging and directions to Duke University Cancer Center, please download our Duke Cancer Patient Reference Guide (pages 10 and 11). To learn more about discounted medical rates, call Duke Concierge Services at 919.681.4947.

Caring House

Caring House, a home away from home, offers comfortable and affordable housing for adults receiving outpatient treatment at the Duke Cancer Institute and their caregivers. A referral from a clinical social worker or patient resource manager is needed for first time guests. Caring House is available for $35 per night. Scholarships are available. For more information call 919.490.5449 or visit Caring House.

Area HotelsRoger Frechette, Mount Airy, North Carolina, stands in the kitchen of an apartment at Caring House. Frechette and his wife, Kathleen Noyes, were the first to guest at the apartment which is dedicated to Duke patients undergoing bone marrow transplant. Noyes was diagnosed in 2002 with myelofibrosis, a serious bone marrow disorder disrupting the body’s normal production of blood cells.Roger Frechette, Mount Airy, North Carolina, stands in the kitchen of an apartment at Caring House. Frechette and his wife, Kathleen Noyes, were the first to guest at the apartment which is dedicated to Duke patients undergoing bone marrow transplant. Noyes was diagnosed in 2002 with myelofibrosis, a serious bone marrow disorder disrupting the body’s normal production of blood cells.

Hotels There are a number of hotels near the Duke Cancer Center, with options for a range of different needs and budgets. When making reservations, be sure to ask about shuttle services and a medical room rate. Many local hotels offer discounts to patients receiving care at the Duke Cancer Center, and Duke Concierge Services partners with select hotels and inns to secure special medical rates. To learn more about discounted medical rates, call Duke Concierge Services at 919.681.4947.

Download a list of *area hotels.

*This list is provided as a courtesy for Duke Cancer Center patients and families and is not representative of all area lodging options. The Duke Cancer Center is not responsible for matters regarding visits to these locations.

Extended Stay

These additional facilities are available to patients coming to Duke for extended periods of time:

American Cancer Society Rooms Looking for somewhere to stay? The American Cancer Society (ACS), in partnership with Extended Stay America, is donating 50,000 rooms to cancer patients each year for the next two years. Of those 50,000 rooms nationwide, 10,000 are free, 20,000 are at a reduced rate of $19 per night, and another 20,000 rooms are at an ACS patient rate of 25 percent off the full rate. To learn more or to reserve a room, call 800.227.2345.

Ronald McDonald House of Durham provides temporary housing for pediatric patients receiving treatment at Duke and their families. Your social worker or patient resource manager must make a referral to the house for your first stay, but after this you can make your own reservations. For more information contact your social worker or the Ronald McDonald House at 919.286.9305.

Host Homes Duke Patient Information Services sponsors our Host Homes program, giving you the opportunity to stay in a private home while you receive care at the Duke Cancer Center. A nominal, need-based fee is charged for this accommodation. For more information, call 919.681.4688.

Families and visitors can find additional information about patient care facilities in and around the Duke University Medical Center campus by contacting the Durham Convention and Visitor Bureau at 800.446.8604.