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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
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Ranked #14 of 80 hotels in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
CarolinaThinBlue Morehead City, North Carolina
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
11 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here on business and found the stay to be very pleasant and without issues. An Ice storm hit while we were there but the staff was on top of it with everything. Would recommend this location when near NCSU campus.very close to Garner as well.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

We appreciate your business and hope you can visit our area when the weather is better. It reviews like these that offers the staff recognition and encouragement, thank you. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager More

Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Spent just one night and found everything as to be expected for this chain and at this rate. Very comfortable rooms with micro wave and frig. Clean, staff was friendly, had a very nice common/breakfast area with plenty of room for a number of groups to be seated comfortably for private conversation. Wish they had had a bar... Talked to... More

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay and nice review! We are hopeful we can welcome you back in the near future. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager More

kitty hawk, nc
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Very nice room, very clean.close to where I had to go to take a test. No restaurant in hotel, breakfast was ok, but the eggs tasted like powdered eggs. The microwave in my room did not work, they were very nice at the front desk and offered to heat up my dinner, but it was not replaced nor was I... More

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

I apologize that your stay was less than accommodating. It is our goal to ensure guests are happy with their accommodations. I am truly sad to see we fell short in this instance. Please contact me directly so I can bring some sense of resolution to this issue. Sincerely, Milton Hamilton General Manager 919-854-0001 ext 555 gormanexpress@aol.com More

CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stayed one night after arriving at RDU. This hotel is within 5 minutes of the NC State campus and close to the freeway so it's easy to get in and out. On a December Sunday night there were only 8 people staying at this hotel according to the front desk attendant. The room was large, clean and had a comfortable... More

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay during our slowest time of the year! Sounds like you practically had the place to yourself :) We hope you will enjoy our wonderful Express Start Breakfast on your next visit with us. Happy New Year, Milton Hamilton General Manager More

Asheville, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed during our sons wrestling tournament at Athens Drive High. Excellent front desk staff. Room was modern and we'll appointed. Hotel was very clean. Pool and hot tub in good working order and clean.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for those kind words and your recent stay! We hope to see you back soon. Happy New Year, Milton Hamilton General Manager More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Courteous, friendly and professional staff.... Hotel still has that new "feel" to it. Pool area could have used some attention (old towels strewn about and no fresh towels available)... Otherwise, about what you'd expect from a HIEx.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us! We hope to have that “new feel” for years to come. We will certainly focus on our pool area more. After all not many hotels in our area have an indoor pool open year around and that’s why our guest select to stay with us! Feel free to contact me directly to... More

orem ut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel before without a problem. However, when we stayed here last week, we were given a room on the second floor on a corner by the elevator. I believe the room number was 211. It is a physically challenged room even though we did not request one. There was hardly any counter space in the... More

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

I apologize that your stay was less than accommodating. It is our goal to ensure guests are happy with their accommodations. I am truly sad to see we fell short in this instance. Please contact me directly so I can bring some sense of resolution to this issue. Thank you for being an IHG Rewards Platinum member and I will... More

Cedar Park
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Spent a night there, the hotel was very clean and the breakfast was pretty good, WIFI was free too. Close to NCSU but you need a car if you want to dine out, I think it's a great value to stay there, would choose again next time.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We welcome your return visit. Cheers, Milton Hamilton General Manager More

Concord, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This HI Express is only a few years old, so it is modern, clean, and very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. There were multiple events going on and several big groups, but the hotel was extremely quiet. The hotel has an indoor pool and spa. I very much enjoyed getting in the spa at the end of... More

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

We share this philosophy with our parent company, IHG; “to create great hotels, guests love!” Thanks for the love, your recent accommodations, and high recommendations. See you soon. Best regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More

North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This hotel was on our list during a recent business trip on hotels we could stay. It was very close to NCSU where our meeting were held. But above and beyond that it was a wonderful hotel. It was beautiful, most importantly CLEAN, and had a wonderful staff. Bill, the front desk attendant was wonderful, he was so sweet and... More

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

We work hard to be your choice for lodging when you visit the greater Raleigh area. Rests assure it only gets better from here. We welcome your future business and are appreciative of your pass business. In hospitality, Milton Hamilton General Manager More

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites At Nc State Sw
Address: 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Raleigh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Raleigh
#30 Family Hotel in Raleigh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel's property boasts an enjoyable country setting while being convenient to all the big city attractions and businesses. The Holiday Inn Express® Raleigh Southwest - NC State hotel is also proud to offer a 100% smoke-free facility and a location just off I-40 at exit 295. With quick access to such businesses as Siemens Training & Development Center, SAS and Cisco in the Raleigh area, our hotel offers corporate guests a quick commute to clients. We also make catching up with out-of-office work a breeze with complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access, available throughout the hotel, and a Business Center that allows you to print, copy and fax. One of the best things about staying with us is that we're just a few miles from NC State. The hotel's accommodations provide a perfect location for Wolfpack fans and for those attending a concert or athletic event at the RBC Center or the Time Warner Cable Pavilion. Other area attractions include Lake Johnson Park and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Additional hotel amenities, like our indoor, heated swimming pool, whirlpool and Fitness Center, make your stay more enjoyable. Be sure to fill up on sausage, bacon, eggs and our signature cinnamon rolls at the complimentary Express Start Breakfast while you watch one of the 52-inch cable TVs in the Great Room. We look forward to making our hotel your new home in Raleigh! ... more   less 
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