Stayed here last night with my family on points. Got a second room on points for my parents. A few thoughts:
- Parking: Free, uncovered, about a 2 minute walk from the front door. They also do valet but why bother.
- Welcome: Acknowledged platinum premier, thanked me for my business, offered card to select platinum arrival gift (when it came they brought me a pepsi AND huge bowl of ice cream AND a Sam Adams... I don't think I checked all of that!). Front desk staff were very friendly.
- Hotel / Lobby: Very new, cool Renaissance-ish music playing in the lobby, modern decor. The hotel is located in the middle of a high end outdoor shopping center. I think a lot of the shops are boutiques, rather than chains, but honestly I'm not sure on that. Tons of restaurants are walking distance including Ruths Chris, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, a Japanese steakhouse, and many more.
- Bed: Fantastic. My bed at home is old and small so I'm probably easily wowed.
- Shower: Has a big shower head and then two sprayers at belly-button level. Never seen that before but kind of cool. There is a 12" TV in the mirror in the bathroom so you can watch CNN in the morning while in the shower (glass shower doors).
- Breakfast: My family (wife, 2 kids, parents) all sat down at around 8:30AM and like 5 servers come over and start pouring coffee and OJ and water. Throughout the meal there seemed to be a lot of folks waiting on us, not in a bad way, more like we were in a high end steak restaurant and they just wait on you a lot. So the actual food was good with eggs / bacon / sausage / hash browns / cereal / and tons of fruit. My wife remarked that they had watermelon, which is not typically included on a fresh fruit tray at a hotel. Then there is a guy standing there waiting to make you an omelotte, and he has 15 different things to put in it. Best part is pancakes and french toast, which are NOT on the buffet, but if you want them and you order the buffet they will make them for you for free when you order. Big difference in made-to-order french toast and french toast that was cooked 30 minutes ago and has been sitting in a warmer tray. It was fantastic.
My family loved this place. It is a Marriott category 5, rates are usually $175ish. I highly recommend this hotel if you are going to Raleigh, NC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover modern luxury among Raleigh North Hills hotels at the newly renovated Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, mere steps from endless shopping, dining and exciting entertainment. This hotel in Raleigh North Hills is sure to please even the most discerning traveler or event planner, with plush comfort in every guest room and suite, and exclusive benefits for guests in Concierge Level rooms. Impeccable event planners will cater to your every whim in more than 10,000 square feet of function space, whether it be for your Raleigh wedding, meeting, reunion or special event. When dining at our Raleigh North Hills hotel, 41Hundred Restaurant & Lounge is not to be missed, featuring southern fusion and more. Guests also enjoy the services and facilities of the full fitness center just next door, including swimming pool, cardio and weight rooms and fitness classes. ... more less
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