Lodging

There are several hotels within 1-3 blocks of the American Underground location, though you will pay a premium for that convenience:

21C Museum Hotel is a swank hotel located directly across this street from the entrance to the American Underground.  From USD 262.33 / Night 

Durham Marriott City Center  is about two blocks from the American Underground . This hotel is  bit cheaper at 166.00/208.00/208.00 .

The Durham Hotel  is about two blocks from the American Underground as well. This hotel is currently showing advanced booking price of 206.10 / Night

aLoft  is about 3 – 4 blocks away and is located right next to the Durham Performing Arts Center.  SPG Member Exclusive: Prepaid rate from 203 / Night

There are not many affordable hotels in the area:

Residence Inn / Duke University Medical Center hotel is located about 3.4 mile from the American Underground.  They offer free, on demand, shuttle service to anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel, and they confirmed that the American Underground is included in this service. Marriott Rewards Advance Purchase Rate starts 153.00/148.00/148.00

The University Inn is located near the Duke University Medical Center Hospital and is about 3 miles from the American Underground. They offer free, on demand, shuttle service to anywhere within 3 miles of the hotel, and they confirmed that the American Underground is included in this service.  The price starts at 94.00 /  Night

You can find information on other accommodation choices at the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau website.