Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina and home to several academic institutions, including North Carolina State University. But don't dismiss Raleigh simply as a college town. It's a popular destination for business and leisure, as well as proud parents and sports fans. And with several hotels in Raleigh and nearby Durham and Chapel Hill, Holiday Inn Express® Hotels is the perfect choice for any and all Raleigh-bound travelers.
Guests of our downtown Raleigh hotels will enjoy our proximity to the city's main business district, including RBC Tower (home of the Royal Bank of Canada) and the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Take a walking tour of the Fayetteville Street Historic District, where examples of Raleigh's classic architecture, like the State Capitol Building, Briggs Hardware and the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel, are sure to please. At night, enjoy a variety of cuisines in the City Market, a charming dining and shopping district that features beautiful old red brick storefronts and cobblestone streets.
Fashionistas will want to hit up the boutiques of Cameron Village, while hockey lovers will want to catch a Carolina Hurricanes game at the Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena. There's also minor league baseball (Carolina Mudcats and Durham Bulls) and hometown collegiate favorites, the NC State University Wolfpack. Time your visit to our Raleigh hotels in the fall to take advantage of the North Carolina State Fair or in the spring for the World Beer Festival - Raleigh's microbrewery scene has garnered the city much praise.
Round out your stay in our Raleigh hotels with a museum tour of the city. There's local history at the Raleigh City Museum, a diorama and wildlife exhibits at the Museum of Natural Sciences and diverse permanent collections at the Museum of Art. Children will love the replica drugstore, complete with soda fountain, and Barbie exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History, and the interactive exhibits and IMAX theatre at the Marbles Kids Museum offers fun for the whole family.
No matter your reason for visiting, guests of our Raleigh hotels will find there's plenty to do and see in this exciting Southern city.
Latest Raleigh Hotel Reviews
Average Rating for Raleigh Hotel
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh North - Wake Forest
We stayed here when visiting family in Zebulon ... this is the closest hotel.
The room was very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great...
the only issue i had is that the noise level outside[More] the room was horrible. Why can't hotels do the right thing and make the rooms quieter? We heard every step, door, chit-chat all night; very annoying.[Less]
Very comfortable and convenient
Great location, comfortable rooms, friendly staff, and glad to have guest laundry room! It was a nice area to walk in (outside hotel) and appreciated proximity to various stores, banks, etc.[Less]
Excellent for relaxing at end of day!
By Good Day at the Beach
This location is convenient for business at end of day. Variety in places to eat or shop yet quite for relaxing.[Less]
Bed was comfortable and spacious. We love the option of cooking in the room so we aren't slaves to eating out for every meal. Closeness to the Walgreen's, Target, and the highway makes this a[More] wonderful place. Plus, there was a nice neighborhood park just down the road.[Less]
Excellent staff, clean and reasonably priced. Close to restaurants and businesses that make staying there easy[Less]
Excellent Place for Wedding guests
We had about 10 rooms over a long weekend for our daughter's wedding. The rooms were very nice. We got one suite with a separate bedroom where we provided breakfast as this hotel does not have[More] breakfast served because it is an extended stay hotel. Also we had 3 handicapped rooms among our guests and all were as promised. Some hotels don't really guarantee you these rooms.[Less]
Great location, great value
When visiting downtown Raleigh, you can't be the value and location of this hotel. It is walking distance from everything. The staff is incredibly friendly and parking is convenient, covered, and[More] with quick access to the rooms.[Less]
Great room, great view, great location
This Holiday Inn was very conveniently located in the downtown Raleigh area. Convenient to downtown restaurants and other meeting rooms. Great view of the city at night. Very comfortable bed. Great[More] time.[Less]
Practical and confortable
Easy to reach and with plenty of park space.
Staff friendly and efficient.
only down size was noise coming from the streets. I would prefer a better insulated room, or not facing the main road.[Less]