With IHG Priorirty Club points, I had my choice of several Raleigh area hotels. Having never stayed in an Indigo, I thought I;d give it a try - it looked like a fun place and was a good location.I liked that fact it was in an office/commercial area - being a holiday, it was quiet. Check in was friendly and accommodating. Our requests had been met and we were recognized as PC members.
The decor is bright, sort of Sino-Floridian( LOL). I guess it is meant to be whimsical but I found it a bit garish. The laminate floors in the room are great for cleanliness but look a bit cheap. Ours was already buckling in places. The sofa in the room as dirty and had a tear. It's so hard to keep things nice - people really are brutal to hotel rooms. I guess it's a reflection on society today - sad. Anyway - the room itself was gloriously large but seemed to have wasted space for a " green" hotel. The sofa area would have been better used with a kitchenette. Funny to call a room an d " junior suite" and not have a fridge.
The light control was odd. There were "master switches" near the door that had to be on before table lamps and outlets would work. You had to just " find" these. Internet was free, but rather slow. View from the top floor was very nice. Room was clean. Bedding was clean and acceptable - except comforter was heavy and did not smell clean- I took it off ( didn't need it).
TV channels were standard - 42 inch TV had great picture quality. In room coffee was good. No tub in the bath - just a shower, but is was large and clean. The wooden Japanese shower stool is quaint but I wasn't thrilled about sitting on it - didn't seem very sanitary to me. Shower head was low-flow and water was luke-warm. Toiletries were great! Spa quality there! Bath was brightly lit and well appointed.
Pool was a joke- hot-tub size. There is a small hot tub adjacent but I did not use- too cramped and screaming kids made me decide on something else. The fitness room was small but equipment looked good. The small restaurant/bar area was deserted when we arrived. There was a cooler ( the type you see in airports) with drinks and snack and pre-wrapped sandwiches. Menus were on the table. The room service menu was in our room - a few interesting selections, but way overpriced. I did not see anyone eating in the restaurant area while I was there, but the hotel was low occupancy due to the holiday.
The best thing this hotel had going for it was the friendly staff, the quiet location, and the bathroom toiletries. Not a bad choice but not a " destination" either. I wouldn't pay full price for the rooms and amenities, but it a clean, quiet, friendly place to sleep if the rate is right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Indigo Durham Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina, is a place where you will enjoy every moment of your stay. Imagine a new branded boutique hotel designed to deliver guests a distinctive and engaging experience. Let us inspire you with our refreshing design and intimate service. 'Curl Up' and escape from the ordinary. Our 100% smoke-free hotel offers cozy, airy, and inviting guest rooms with oversized beds, plush bedding, hardwood-style flooring with area rugs, 42 HDTVs and spa-inspired shower. In public spaces, the scent, music, artwork, murals are changed to reflect the season. Our hotel is conveniently located near Raleigh Durham airport (RDU) for business travelers at RTP which is the heart of the Raleigh, Cary, and Durham metropolitan area with more than 170 companies. Our hotel offers free high speed Internet access, a business center, conference room, and boardroom. We provide a complimentary shuttle to/from RDU airport as well as local businesses. We are a short drive to many attractions including museums, RBC Center, Univ of North Carolina (UNC), Duke Univ, and NC State Univ (NCSU).At our boutique hotel, you can enjoy the heated indoor pool, whirlpool and Phitness Room. Satisfy your discriminating palate at Phi, an on-site casual restaurant and lounge serving fine cuisine. Starbucks coffee is also available at the restaurant. You will find Hotel Indigo Durham RTP simply unforgettable. ... more less
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