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The Velvet Cloak Inn

1505 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27605
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The Velvet Cloak Inn
Ranked #55 of 80 hotels in Raleigh
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I recently completed a long-term stay of 15 months at The Velvet Cloak Inn. These reviews are always subjective, but in my opinion, you absolutely cannot beat the location and value. The hotel is a stone's throw from the core of downtown Raleigh and is only a few blocks from the campus of NC State. Has the place seen better... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

When I first arrived I thought that my stay would last no longer than 1 to 3 months, however, my stay lasted 12 months. During my stay the staff was very helpful and the location made it easy for me to get to work within 5 minutes and I was able to workout at the YMCA next door. Additionally, the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Velvet Cloak Inn has so much potential as it sits in a prime location of downtown Raleigh. Having lived in Raleigh for quite some time, I knew that the place would not measure up to its historical reverence, but the price is the most affordable for an extended stay in the area. With a face lift, an interior decorator,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

This was so disappointing. What could have been a charming, old world hotel, was actually run-down, dirty, and spooky with its cobwebs and rusting stairs. And that wasn't the worst! I have never had a hotel manager be so rude. I was meant to stay here for 1 month long-stay on business. I payed a cancellation after only a week... More

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is not a bad hotel. It's just old and very much out of date. It rates a little higher just because of its location. 25 to 30 years ago this was the nicest place in town. Now, it's really not even quite average for this area. The room was much more what you would expect from a Motel 6.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
24 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We are over on vacation from the UK and decided to give this place a go rather than the usual hotel chains. From the street it looks like a planation type building with wrought iron balconies. It is what I would call a motel or motor lodge. We paid $79 per night and for that we got a large clean,... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is run down, spider webs everywhere!! Seems like an abandoned scary place! Carpet was very dirty. It looks like people were living there. Do not recommend it! We left and stayed somewhere else!!!

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Raleigh
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I stayed at the Velvet Cloak because it's pet friendly and because of the location, (as others pointed out, right next to the YMCA, walking distance to Cameron Village, and some great restaurants). I had a remodel extended stay room with hardwood floors and kitchenette, and was quite comfortable. Enjoyed the covered parking. You need to expect an older building... More

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Vina del Mar, Chile
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I stayed at the Velvet Cloak for two weeks while apartment hunting in the area. The room was better than I expected, and plainly the hotel has seen better days. There was maid service once in two weeks and I had to fight with her to change the sheets and towels. The Continental breakfast was spotty; some days there was... More

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VelvetCloakManagemen, Manager at The Velvet Cloak Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our friendly, helpful staff and our delightful, clean swimming pool! It is a one-of-a-kind pool in Raleigh. We also appreciate your feedback about our breakfast and coffee and are seeking improvements. And we agree with you, wishing that sales and occupancy taxes could be lower, but we must collect taxes in addition to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

I greatly enjoyed my experience here. I stayed here during the last school year as a student at NC State and loved it. Very nice facility and great service! Very close to Cameron Village and not too far from campus.

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Also Known As:
The Velvet Cloak Hotel Raleigh
The Velvet Cloak Hotel
Velvet Cloak Hotel
Address: 1505 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27605
Location: United States > North Carolina > Raleigh
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Ranked #55 of 80 hotels in Raleigh
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