My room was on the 2nd floor. The first two nights were fairly quiet with my wearing ear plugs - you can hear cars pulling up in front but after 10pm this was not an issue. I thought this was better than being out back where the train tracks are. However, I was right by the restaurant where people hung outside to talk, smoke and drink. Even though I was working and wanted to go to bed before 11, I respected the right of people to enjoy themselves. However, I had to call down at midnight when I could not take the noise anymore. It took more than 30 minutes for things to get quiet.
The shuttle service is a nice plus, but don't rely on it if the hotel is busy or you are on a schedule. Putting your name on the list the night before does not guarantee you a spot. Breakfast is $12 flat rate. Wifi worked well for me in the room and I was able to print my boarding pass in the business center. The fitness center is clean and has: 2 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, a rowing machine, stationary bike, free weights and a small multi station machine.
A small annoying thing about my room was the bathroom door being up against the room door. I am not sure why, but it bugged me always having that heavy bathroom door swing shut on me and barely having room to open it in the entry way. A pocket door would have been a better idea for the location. Helpful tip: if your headboard is 2" from the wall and slams repeatedly against it when you sit on the bed or move, cram a pillow between it and the wall. (think napkins under a table leg). And finally, as another reviewer remarked, the air is VERY loud. I have had this problem at the Ritz...so I am not judging the hotel on it really, just wish someone would find a quieter hvac for hotel rooms since they continually go on and off during the night.
I gave the hotel a good rating because I liked the restaurant/bar and the hotel was clean and new.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle Park is conveniently located off Interstate 40 in Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina, only a quick five minute drive from Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU). The hotel is adjacent to Research Triangle Park, a global epicenter of Research & Development hosting Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, Avaya, Cisco & many others. We are minutes away from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the RBC Center- Home of The Carolina Hurricanes, The Durham Performing Arts Center, & the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Our hotel is located within 15 minutes of Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & NC State University. Located 3.5 miles from the Raleigh Durham Airport, our hotel provides complimentary airport transportation plus transportation within a five mile radius of the hotel including Research Triangle Park & Streets at Southpoint Retail and Restaurant Complex. ... more less
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