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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW

2.5 of 5 3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
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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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Maryland USA
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169 reviews 169 reviews
124 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Property located just a few miles off Route 40 in a wooded, quiet area. Plenty of well lit parking. Was greeted warmly at the front desk by staff. Very large inviting breakfast area. 4 floors and 2 elevators meant little wait. 4th floor room and floor were quiet. Nice that the windows opened a bit. Bed and room were standard... More 

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

What a great review! Thank you for providing this feedback, and more importantly thanks for staying with us! We look forward to your return visit. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Newport, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to this hotel. I needed a quiet place for the night before an early morning meeting, this one certainly fit the bill. It was very quiet clean and inviting. The rooms were attractive and comfortable. The bathroom was roomy and had shelves and space for everything. The breakfast was exceptionally good. Most of all the... 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 deliver an excellent guest experience and are thrilled when we consistently hit the mark! We look forward to your return visit. Happy New Year, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University SW More 

North Caroilina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I was impressed by this Holiday Inn. They seemed to have their act together. Check-in was a breeze. The room was clean and spacious. Breakfast was better than your average hotel fare. The location is easily accessed from I-40 and is only a short hop away from NC State University by car. The only issue is that there aren't any... More 

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

Happy Holidays! We hope we can accommodate you again soon. We appreciate your business and this review. Warm regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Spent the night here to shorten our trip to tour Campbell University. Hotel is in a great location, minutes from downtown and shopping. Hotel looks and feels new, guest rooms are clean and comfortable. Bathroom has built in shelves which is nice. Pool and hot tub indoors is always a plus. I would definitely stay here again!

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

Happy Holidays! Thank you for your stay and recommendation! Lots of guests comment on our shelves in the bathroom, because it truly does help with space for all your toiletries. Warm regards, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Hotel appears relatively new, and located far enough from Interstate and other roads that there is little noise. Only downside is there are no dining options anywhere close. Must drive other than a gas station/convenience store on the corner. Hotel does provide a nice restaurant list though.

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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 recent stay at our property! Although, we do not offer lunch or dinner we hope you enjoyed some of our local restaurants. We look forward to your return visit. In hospitality, Milton Hamilton General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My wife and I visited our daughters in Raleigh, NC during Thanksgiving week. We stayed at this hotel which is 20 minutes from RDU right off RTE 40. The staff was extremely friendly and informative. The building in general and our room in particular were very clean. There was an excellent hot, free breakfast every morning. The pool. hot tub,... More 

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

We are so thankful you were able to enjoy your time with us during the Thanksgiving holiday! We hope to see you back sooner than later. In hospitality, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University SW More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The hotel is very nice. Indoor pool and a great fitness center for a hotel. The wifi totally ruins the experience if you have to do a lot of work from the room. It was so slow I had to use the hotspot on my phone just to function. That's really my only complaint. Oh, the rate from the hotel... 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 loyalty and feedback! When guest tells us how we are doing and how we can improve it provides us the tool to be successful, so thank you. I am not happy that you didn't enjoy our internet services, as we want all guest to enjoy all of our amenities. I welcome more detailed feedback on our internet... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love this hotel because the staff remembers me when I stay. I've had a few "issues" but they have always been addressed to my satisfaction. Clean, comfortable and quiet. However, like every Holiday Inn Express and Suites I've stayed in, I suggest you skip the free breakfast. Pretty horrible.

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

We appreciate your loyalty and feedback! When guest tells us how we are doing and how we can improve it provides us the tool to be successful, so thank you. I am not happy that you didn't enjoy our breakfast, as we want all guest to enjoy all of our amenities. I welcome more detailed feedback on our breakfast in... More 

Cheraw, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Was in town a week for a conference. The hotel was nice, clean, new, very nice staff. The breakfast selection was good. Bed was comfortable, plenty of pillows. I would stay here again, and would recommend it to a friend. Perfect location, training center very close.

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

So happy you enjoyed your time with us! We appreciate your business and recommendations. Holiday Inn Express brand hotels recently upgraded our pillow selections and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed them. Hope to see you back soon. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University SW More 

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stayed here two nights for a wedding. Hotel seems very new, front desk staff was friendly. The room was very large, bed was great. Liked that they had hard-boiled eggs at the breakfast along with the usual junk food. There isn't much around here but there are restaurants, etc, a few miles down the freeway.

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

Our property turns 5 years old in January 2015, but our staff is determined to keep this place looking brand new. Thank you for your business, Milton Hamilton General Manager Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites near NC State University SW 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*
Number of rooms: 108
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