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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 #13 of 80 hotels in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Kimberly R Raleigh, North Carolina
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The front desk worker, Sherrie is a kind, friendly person. She has addressed any and every issue I have had during my multiple visits for the past two years. Although I am not at home her kindness makes me feel as though I am walking through the front door of my own home. She is definitely a hard worker and... More

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

What a nice and thoughtful review! Sherrie is a jewel and we are so blessed to have her a part of our team. I look forward to sharing this thoughtful review with her. She will be delighted and encouraged to continue to be a leader in guest services. Kindest regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites... More

East Brunswick, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I chose this hotel for its proximity to the NC State University. It is in a quiet location despite being near route 40 and is next to a gas station (which I very much needed the next day). Check-in was fast and the front desk staff were nice. The room I was given was on the second floor, was clean... More

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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 come back soon! All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University SW More

The Grand Strand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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,... More

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

Your feedback is very much appreciated. Receiving feedback is an opportunity for us to correct the "wrongs" and improve the "good". I apologize your stay was less than perfect. I would certainly welcome an opportunity to discuss this with you more personally. I am glad to hear you would give us another try and I want your next stay to... More

Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We reserved a block of rooms here for my daughter's Raleigh wedding. It is extremely close to the Park Alumni Center on Centennial Campus, a popular reception and wedding site. From the very beginning, they were extremely easy to work with when setting up the block. We visited family during the stay and found the hotel to be extremely nice... More

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

What an awesome review, thank you! Lifetime memories are made at weddings and we are glad to be a part of it. The opportunity to accommodate your family and loved ones during such a special event is greatly appreciated. The pancake machine is hands down my favorite. Kindest regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near... More

Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was visiting a company located in the NC State campus and this property looked very convenient, with great reviews. I was very happy with the place. It was very new and impeccably clean. Breakfast was nice - very comparable to the Hampton Inns I usually try to stay in. Very close to route 40 and minutes away from any... More

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

Your feedback is greatly appreciated! The Chinese philosopher, Confucius said, "Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life." We pride ourselves on working with staff who love what they do. Thank you for taking notice. In hospitality, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University SW More

Manteo, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I met up with a faraway friend here on an overnight visit with our kids. We chose this property for ease of parking, the indoor pool and the rate. Property was very clean, and new looking. On check-in, we mentioned we were looking for family friendly activities. Both clerks were very helpful and gave us some visitor guides, as well... 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 this kind review. We appreciate your business and hope you got to enjoy Raleigh. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University SW More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My son and I traveled down to Raleigh this past week to do a college tour at NC State. This property offered an "NC State rate" which was well below any other hotels in the area (available by calling). It was VERY close to the campus at probably less than 10 minutes away. Check-in the night before was THE fastest... More

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

We truly appreciate your feedback and your recent stay! We work hard to provide excellent services and it is so valuable to us when a guest takes the time to provide us with honest, sincere, and detailed feedback. We will work on those minor details and look forward to your return visit soon. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager... More

Morehead City, North Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
11 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

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Address: 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Raleigh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW 2.5*
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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
#14 Romantic Hotel in Raleigh #19 Business Hotel in Raleigh #23 Family Hotel in Raleigh
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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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