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Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown

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320 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 1786 (Formerly Clarion Hotel State Capital)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Elkton, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here at the end of February for 3 nights for a wedding...was within walking distance to area bars and restaurants. The beds were comfortable. We checked in around 2 in the morning, and the lady at the front desk was very friendly. I am a priority member, so was given a little gift bag with a water bottle and... More 

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Orlando F, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown and being IHG Rewards Club Member! It seems as if you had wonderful experience from arrival to departure for your wedding visit. I'm glad to read you enjoyed a few of our amenities, Starbucks coffee, fitness center, and complimentary internet access. Please come back and visit when in... More 

Winston-salem NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was in walking distance of nice restaurants and fun bars! The room was nice and clean and provided a great view of the city, however, I don't recommend staying on the 19th floor (just below the restaurant) because you will hear the morning banging and clanging of the activities overhead. The tub/toilet area in our room was very... More 

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Orlando F, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for endorsing our hotel and location. I'm glad you enjoyed your guestroom accommodations and spectacular views of Raleigh. You're right, Our SkyE Tower Restaurant & Bar is great eatery with a relaxing atmosphere. I hope you will revisit when your travels bring you back to the area. Best, Orlando Faison More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel's lobby coffee machine was rigged to steal the credit card info from two of my team members. Our firm's team has stayed at this hotel three times and on our last trip, two of our people were notified by their banks that their credit card info had been stolen and attempts made to use it for other purchases.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival I was not greeted as Priority Club Members .... The room was clean and the restaurant was nice. We had a very nice breakfast on Saturday morning ... It was very loud on our floor that night ... especially from 2:00 to 3:00 a.m. when security finally came and got folks to calm down ... Management was not... More 

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Orlando F, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown. I'm glad you enjoyed breakfast in our restaurant located on the 20th floor. Please accept my apology regarding the shortcomings. I would love for you to contact me at your earliest convenience to further discuss. I can be reached directly via email or telephone. Again, thank you for choosing... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed Friday night to Saturday. the location is good. What really dropped the stars is I paid more for what I thought was an executive suite. But it was like a normal hotel room. We called to check what the difference was and they said it had a refrigerator. What??? We didn't even need it. We asked to move... More 

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Orlando F, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown. We're glad you found convenience in your guestroom and that you enjoyed your overall experience in our SkyE Tower Restaurant & Bar. However, I'm disappointed you were not acknowledged as an IHG Rewards Club member at check-in. Also, please accept my apology for the room type confusion when booking... More 

Trieste, Italy
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178 reviews 178 reviews
32 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Recently renovated, this hotel is near everything in raleigh (even the bus from/to the airport has a stop in front of it). Rooms are spacious and very clean, service is ok. I have only two compaints: the noise coming from the elevators and the poor quality of the restaurant.

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Orlando F, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review. It's great to know you enjoyed our hotel and location. We will address your concerns to prevent future reoccurrences. Again, we thank you for your review and look forward to hosting when your travels bring you back to Raleigh. Safe Travels, Orlando Faison More 

Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This may be the location of the old Clarion, but the renovations have completely overhauled this hotel and made it a great option in a great location downtown! The front desk staff is exceptionally friendly and attentive. The rooms are clean, fresh and newly redone. The bed and pillows were wonderful, which was a great surprise for a hotel in... More 

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Orlando F, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate the excellent feedback. The renovations has totally revamped our hotel and makes us the top Holiday Inn in our market. Thank you for noting the service provided by the front office team members and the cleanliness of our guestrooms. I'm proud to see we are your new go-to option when in Raleigh. Safe Travels, Orlando... More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I had a great experience at this hotel. Staff was very courteous and helpful. Parking is such a breeze as well. This Holiday Inn is right in the middle of downtown. Such a short walk to anything you want to do. We were more interested in the night life in Raleigh. Could not have gotten closer to the bars. Will... More 

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Orlando F, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to your overall stay. Our location is unbeatable and ideal for leisure and business travelers visiting Raleigh. We look forward to hosting you soon. Safe Travels, Orlando Faison More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We booked the rooms for New Year's Eve while in North Carolina visiting our Son. Great location with eateries close by walking distance to night life. We were excited to find that the bar on the 20th floor overlooks downtown Raleigh and we were able to see the fireworks while enjoying some cocktails at midnight. Would definitely stay here again!

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Orlando F, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown. We're glad you had wonderful time at our hotel and you enjoyed Raleigh. We hope you will return to our hotel in the near future. I hope you're enjoying 2015 thus far! Safe Travels, Orlando Faison More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The two young ladies in question, Natalie and Sha'Michael provided a service that was beyond the normal range of customer service. I believe that they embodied the level of quality that the name "Holiday Inn" automatically implies with their assistance in my time of need. A cellphone charger may be a small feat in your eyes, but affording me the... More 

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Orlando F, Hotel Manager at Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown and your detailed review. We appreciate you highlighting the personified customer service you received from Sha'Michael and Natalie. We hope to see you soon! Best, Orlando Faison More 

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