I stayed at the hotel while my son attended NC State Freshman Orientation. The best part about the hotel is the location, just a block from the NC State campus and a few blocks from shopping and restaurants at Cameron Village. I appreciated the free parking. While the front of the hotel is new, the rest of the hotel is a bit older, I overheard another guest say that it used to be a Holiday Inn? So the rooms and elevators are a bit dated, but fine. Breakfast (not included in the room rate) is average.