Went to Raleigh for a trade show at NC State Fair Grounds, this hotel was so much better than we expected. We were travelling with our Golden Retriever and always have to get a pet friendly location. They give you a special blanket for your dog to lie on and a room door magnet to place on the outside of your door alerting staff that there is a dog in the room. The hotel is in a beautiful location off street and quiet. There is a gorgeous creek side walking trail across the street. The hotel is more than clean, its immaculate, they offer free washer/dryer services and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Everything is polished, up to date and looks well cared for. You can use the pool at the other hotel if you really want to swim. What more could anyone ask for - convenient to all locations in Raleigh.