Location: The hotel is located off the Page Rd. Exit of I-40 (Exit 281) which puts it about 4 miles from RDU, 20 minutes from downtown Raleigh and 15 minutes from Downtown Durham. It's on the same street as a Sleep Inn and a large Microsoft Office building. A few miles up Page Rd. are some restaurants and gas stations
Hotel: The hotel was first a Holiday Inn, then Hilton, now Doubletree. It's a little odd looking as it resembles a bit of a Southern mansion, but that was nice. There's a veranda out front with rocking chairs for instance. The lobby is large with a fireplace and I enjoyed the Christmas decorations. Next to the lobby is a small sundry store and also a bar and restaurant. There's an outdoor pool (currently closed) and a number of meeting rooms. Do note that the walk to the elevators is a bit long
Check In: I asked about an upgrade and the front desk agent spent a long time trying to find me the best room. No suites were available (I checked too) but she moved me to a King Room with a Couch and a balcony on the 5th floor which was really nice. I also got a bag with two bottles of water and popcorn as well as my cookies. She also called the room later to make sure it was okay
Room: Very nice. Large bed, couch in the sitting area, full sized desk and chair, small balcony as mentioned and a nice bathroom with full sized shower and a separate vanity outside the bathroom with closet. There were outlets by the bed, a refrigerator and the wifi worked well, no complaints on the room.
Breakfast/Other: Breakfast was quite nice, Golds and Diamonds get access to a full buffet which had grits, potatoes, eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy and french toast. Plus the usual cold options and some really good oatmeal. My only complaint is that housekeeping entered the room twice (once at 9 and once at 10) without announcing themselves.
My rate was $89 and I'd happily be back
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax into a comfortable stay at our entirely renovated and updated(as of March 2013) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park. The hotel is ideally located adjacent to the world-renowned Research Triangle Park, home to a multitude of companies including IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, BASF, General Electric and many more. Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service to Raleigh-Durham International Airport and locations within a 5-mile radius of the hotel.Nestled on a quiet hilltop, among the wooded North Carolina landscape, the hotel boasts a resort-style atmosphere and is known locally as ‘The Mansion on the Hill’. Admire charming southern-style features such as the grand veranda, complete with wicker rocking chairs and porch swings. Our friendly staff look forward to greeting you with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on arrival. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Hotel Durham
- Hilton Durham
- Durham Hilton