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.
This is a great location close to the campus of NCSU. Rooms are clean, even when crowded the hotel is quiet, and the breakfast is always good. We have stayed here for the last 3 years each time we[More] visit our son at State and will stay here (I'm sure) when our daughter starts at Meredith. Can't go wrong with this hotel![Less]
Circus and Swimming
We stayed here after seeing the Ringling Bros circus. We choose this location because it was choose to the PNC Arena and had an indoor pool.[Less]
Just right for overnight
Chose hotel for location close to NC State for visit with son. Very accommodating and convenient to University. Only negative was finding previous guest's sock left on the floor (yuk). But beds were[More] comfy and room was nice. Will return![Less]
Refreshing, easy access to property , very nice and informativefront desk , clean inside and out , room well-stocked[Less]
Pleasant place to stay. Competent staff, comfortable accommodation, great location.[Less]
Nice, clean rooms. Front desk staff, Ms. Kennedy, was extremely pleasant and helpful. Dinner was surprisingly well seasoned and well cooked. Restaurant ambience leaves something to be desired.[Less]
Not as good as in the past
I have a family member who lives in the area. I have stayed at this same hotel several times in the past. I am sure it is just from normal use but things are beginning to signs of wear. My[More] recognition as I rewards club member has decreased. There was a female panhandler out in the parking lot one night upon my return to the hotel. I have had much better stays in the past. I can't say this one was bad but not as good as other stays.[Less]
The staff was great, bed comfortable, room clean and quiet, variety of pillow types (pillow cases marked firm, soft etc) breakfast decent. I would stay again.[Less]
Grear place for a wonderful romantic getaway from the world at large. Quiet![Less]