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.
The HIE staff was friendly and greeted us as we entered. The rooms were clean and stocked.[Less]
Best Hotel in Raleigh!
This was a wonderful hotel! Friendly desk staff, very clean, excellent breakfast![Less]
Great value for an amazing room! Felt like I was staying at a high end hotel![Less]
Cozy suite and great service
Great place to unwind after a long day at the office![Less]
I really enjoy staying at this location. The staff is amazing. The rooms are comfortable.[Less]
Location is close to shopping and restaurants, but also very quiet, no traffic noise at all. Oversized desk was good for working in the evening. Front desk staff were great, very efficient.[More] Definitely stay here again.[Less]
Perfection, as always.
Holiday Inn Express has always been a personal favorite over all other hotel stays. All it took was one night and I have stayed with them since. Staff, room, and all services provided are always[More] excellent.[Less]
Good but not great
Clerk at check in pre occupied with other things. Evening clerk was very nice. Pool closing at 830 was a little early and pool needed some cleaning. Restrooms in hall were kept locked on Sunday. Only[More] 3 bath towels for 4 people. Breakfast items were kept replenished and breakfast lady very accomadating. Room was attractive and clean[Less]
The front desk gave a warm and friendly greeting. That set the tone for our stay.[Less]