Located along along I-85 and the Durham Freeway, with free shuttle service to Duke University Medical Center, Duke Regional Hospital, and area medical facilities, the Holiday Inn Express Durham is an excellent option for those looking for a reliable hotel experience with free breakfast and WiFi, as well as an added fitness perk - free passes to Millennium Sports Club.
Swimmers should look to the Downtown Durham YMCA to take a dip. It'll cost you $10/day to swim, but while you're there, hit the weights to get your money's worth.
If you're looking for things to do around the hotel, there are a number of attractions to see on the Duke University campus, including the Duke Chapel, Nasher Museum of Art and Sarah P. Duke Gardens. You can also see the Durham Bulls on the diamond, or see a show at Durham Performing Arts Center.