This Best Western is located just outside the Beltline on Capital Boulevrd in Raleigh, NC. It is an older facility, not originally buit as a Best Western and it's age is showing.
I booked the room through an online discout site and was pleasantly surpised to find I had booked a suite. The pleasantness dissipated quickly as soon as walked into the room. There was a very heavy smell of paint or something similar throughout the room. The room had operable windows, but no screens, so I opened the windows and turned on the AC fan and left the room. When I returned several hours later, the odor had lessened, but still significant. By the end of my two night stay, the odor was almost gone. I would expect it to build back with the windows closed.
The carpet had been patched in several places and had a lager stain in the bedroom from what appeared to be wallboard mud.
The worst problem for me was the condition of the electrical outlets. The outlets in my room were old and would no longer hold a plug. I had to unplug some of the inroom appliances to get enough outlets to charge my gadgets. I set the alarm on my phone and plugged in my phone before going to sleep. When I awoke, the charger plug had fallen from the outlet and my phone had discharged causing me to oversleep. Ughhhh .....
The wireless internet in my room was acceptable in both rooms, but I noticed two different people further up the hall sitting in their doorways in order to connect to the the local network. I all fairness, I had no way of knowing if it were a system problem or a user problem.
Those problems aside, I would stay in this hotel again. I would book my room through the hotel's website or by phone rather than through a consolidator.
The lobby was clean and the breakfast was better than most typically found at budget - mid priced hotels. The front desk crew were all very pleasant and helpful on the questions I asked them.
I wouldn't reccommend this hotel to anyone with low tolerances for annoyance, but otherwise I thought it was a good value, better than average food and very convenient downtown location.
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- Raleigh Best Western