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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: RALEIGH
  • Distance From Hotel: 0.2MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-04:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Late checkout available

Credit cards

Credit cards

  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:10
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. English

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Guide dogs and service animals only.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Artspace Inc
Distance From Hotel:0.8MI
Attraction:
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Distance From Hotel:1.0MI
Attraction:
Pullen Park Amusement
Distance From Hotel:1.5MI
Attraction:
CAM Raleigh (Contemprary Art Museum)
Distance From Hotel:0.5MI

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:212
  • Car Parking Available
  • Parking deck surrounds Hotel and is complimentary. Parking deck has elevator access to levels 2, 3 & 4.

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Business Center

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2014
  • Total number of rooms:203
  • Total number of suites:3
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:91
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:111
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:203
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:10
  • Executive floors
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:19
Discover all that downtown Raleigh has to offer at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, located in the heart of the city, where you will find everything... shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts. You are within easy walking distance to the Raleigh Convention Center, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and five free museums. Located just 13 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, you’ll spend less time in traffic and more time doing what you came to Raleigh to do. With easy access
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Discover all that downtown Raleigh has to offer at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, located in the heart of the city, where you will find everything... shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts. You are within easy walking distance to the Raleigh Convention Center, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and five free museums. Located just 13 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, you’ll spend less time in traffic and more time doing what you came to Raleigh to do. With easy access to Interstate 40, arriving from away or heading home has never been so easy. Whether you’re traveling to Raleigh for businesses including Red Hat, Duke Energy, Wells Fargo and a walkable distance to Citrix ShareFile's new downtown location to name a few, or you're traveling just for fun, your room at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown is your personal retreat. You’ll have room to work, relax and make the most of your day. Amenities such as high-speed Internet, work center, plush towels and luxurious bedding means every night is a great night and every day starts right. Take in the panoramic views from the Skye Tower Restaurant and Lounge where you can enjoy our delectable cuisines. The best of Raleigh is waiting for you at the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown - Capital.
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Features
The Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown features the most breathtaking views of the city. All guestrooms provide an unobstructed view of the various downtown districts. Our Skye Tower Restaurant and Lounge boasts the most spectacular panoramic views of downtown and beyond from sunrise to sunset.

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 173 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable and convenient We just needed a comfortable and convenient place to stay during NCSU Parent Orientation days, and your hotel far exceeded our expectations. The nicely appointed room was a much appreciated refuge at the end of a tiring day; the staff's friendly greeting and evening reception invitation a perfect "welcome home" to overwhelmed parents! It is always the little things that make a difference, and the folks at Holiday Inn Express surely understand that! July 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Terrible breakfast service! The breakfast lady is rude and uncooperative for early eaters (those that need nee to eat prior to 6:30) even if only 15 minutes early! July 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good value for money very good breakfast Only problem was air conditioning very cold. The breakfast was excellent except the tableware(spoon and fork)was very flimsy) July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stay This hotel was located in a quiet area, very easy to find and get to. The room was very comfortable, and clean. The bed was comfortable and I had a very good night sleep. July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Really lovely experience We had a really great experience here. The accommodations were very comfortable and everything that you would expect. What was truly exceptional is that the people were so nice and so helpful. We screwed up our key card everyday and they cheerfully fixed it for us every time. When we asked if there was a department store nearby, they were so organized that they pulled out a printed list and highlighted several stores. The list even had driving directions and mileage on it. And, when I lost the list, they cheerfully provided me with another one. I freely admit that I am a fussy customer so when I tell you the staff here are absolutely marvelous, they truly are! July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Exellent service - great hotel My families experience at this hotel was great. My reservation was taken by Bill and he treated me like a friend instead of a customer. He demonstrated great customer service. We were attending NCSU student/parent orientation and upon arrival, my daughter was treated with a goodie bag. It made her smile! The room was great and comfortable. The beds afforded a very good nights sleep. I want some of those pillows! This will be our preferred hotel while visiting our child in college! We felt very safe there! The only problem I had was that the internet service was slow. June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent staff service Over the top service and attention to detail. The staff was attentive and caring about our comfort and needs. June 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Immaculate/Quiet/Well staffed We joined our daughter for a family visit in Raleigh. She needed a pet friendly hotel. We found the grounds and hotel immaculate, friendly staff and surprisingly good breakfast with selections ranging from pancakes/scrambled eggs, greek yogarts, delicious cinnamon buns, oatmeal, juices and coffee. Would definitely return when in the area. Just know that State government discounts apply only to North Carolina employees ( not university employees). June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Experience/Value Welcoming experience. The value for the money was great. Good/easy access to Interstate 40 and NC State University. June 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful stay This location was a delight. The staff was friendly and the room was nice. The kids loved the pool! Great place! June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful Bed and Linen Stayed a week. Was able to get some well needed rest. Relaxed in the spa and took a swim in the indoor pool. The location is not idea unless you need to be near NC State University which is right around the corner. Didn't appreciate my priority rewards status not being recognized other than that great stay. June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed The room was very nice, the bed comfortable but the pillows were too soft for my taste. The room was very clean. June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Stay - Again I have used this facility on three occasions, and plan to use it again many more times. It's just that Good! June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Business trip Hotel management and staff extremely friendly and responsive to needs. room clean and the a/c worked great. Would definitely recommend this hotel. June 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed and great breakfast I like a hotel that is clean, has a comfortable bed, is quiet, is located close to where I am going, has free internet and has a great breakfast. This Holiday Inn Express hit all the marks. I'll absolutely stay again. June 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by back at NC State This is my preffered destination/lodging when I visit Raleigh. June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Experience Very friendly staff. The hotel was nicely decorated and exceptionally clean. The breakfast buffet was superb and offers a large variety of options. Would highly recommend Holiday Inn Express - Raleigh SW-NC State. June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice stopover near NC State/RDU This hotel is new and very clean. The staff were very friendly and the linens/towels were very nice. The breakfast we good- with some nice healthy options like yogurt and fruit. We only stayed one night here as a stopover while traveling through, but everything was great- the place seems very well run. June 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by noise guest several rooms on our floor were having a party. they were very rude and confrontational. We moved to another floor at 11.00 pm when we returned to check out at 4:00 am the party was still going. I appreciated the desk clerk allowing us to use another room to get some sleep. June 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill, Bill, Bill Bill is the manager extraordinaire! He greets all customers in a very friendly manner and checks on anyone sitting in the lobby to make sure they are comfortable. He is not the only friendly face at HIX on Thistledown. All the staff are friendly - from the maintenance personnel to the maids to the front desk. A wonderful place to stay!! May 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by The good, the bad, and the ugly It was our annual trip to Raleigh and the hotel we normally stay wasn't available. My job offered a discount at The Holiday Inn Express and we decided to go with them. The location is off of the expressway and the only thing within walking distance was a gas station. THE GOOD: comfortable beds, microwave and small frig, pillow choice, breakfast, and staff. THE BAD: a/c unit, no bathroom vent, THE UGLY: the stained sofa bed * I will say the hotel was clean and I would stay again but will check certain things before accepting a room. * the staff removed the mattress and replaced it with a roll away and we were charged full price May 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raleigh SW Nc State HI express Great place. We were able to walk safely on sidewalks for hours from the hotel. Great service. May 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean, comfortable, great amenities, & great service It was a very pleasant stayed in this Inn. It was just the right place , the right service,& amenities we need. It has all everything we need for few days to stayed in. The staffs are friendly and caring. Bill from front desk service has kindly enough to accommodate our needs at that time of checked in. Also, the pillows are too soft, I think. Convenient to where we were for a very special event. They know how to provide entertainment such as food for the guests to feel welcome. Over all our stay with Holiday Inn Express is very exceptional compared to our previous stays in one of the motels that we stayed in Raleigh. We would like to come back if we need to stay in this express Inn again in the future. May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NC State Parents This Holiday Inn Express is a super convenient and comfortable stay for NC State parents. It is minutes from Centennial Campus. The breakfast is full services. The staff is exceptional. We have stayed several times and will visit again. May 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean, quiet, comfortable and convenient We were very pleased with our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and quiet and the beds were very comfortable. The hotel was also easy to find from I-40. May 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable room and excellent breakfast!! Great experience, will definitely stay at this hotel again!! May 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellence in staffing The services provided by a member of your staff was absolutely outstanding. The night receptionist (or manager, I'm not sure what her exact title is), Sherrie was a polite, engaging young lady that went to great lengths to insure her guests were well taken care of. I'm not just speaking of my own experience, I witnessed Sherrie consistently and positively represent your hotel with your customers. May 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Property! I stay at this hotel regularly. It is my first choice when visiting NC State, which I do for business often. I am a lightweight, move fast, professional traveler. In and out quickly, keeping the Mickey Mouse to a minimum. The hotel is in a very un-congested area with easy university access, and access to the expressway from the airport. They will check you in and out of this hotel lightning quick, and are very efficient and pleasant about it. Rooms are very clean and user friendly. Plugs to recharge stuff everywhere. Tuesday night receptions are fun, free drinks (bottled beer, too) and hot food. I've had the Mexican and Italian. Breakfast is hot, and I always grab something, which is more than I can say for most hotels. I pound the wifi nightly, and it always works, and works well. I always return to this hotel when I am in Raleigh, and always look forward to it. As a hard core traveller, this is the best compliment you can bestow upon any hotel. April 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by back at NCSU Great place to stay with you have children attending State March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfort and Service I highly recommend this hotel for it's comfort and excellent service. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I always stay here when I'm in Raleigh. The property is conveniently located for shopping and dining and also to NCSU. March 16, 2014
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