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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always stay here when the Wolfpack are playing! We've never had any problems. Great location, easy to get to the stadium. Breakfast is always good. We're usually in and out, and we've never had any issues with billing or dirty rooms, etc. Nothing fancy or impressive but a solid place to stay and not have to worry about anything...

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to serving you again. Kindest regards, Milton Hamilton GM

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Awesome stay in two parts over two weeks. Thank you to Milton, Shileta, Munir,Jen and Bill. Rooms great Munir sent extra pillows for the 4 of us late at night. Shileta, Bill and Milton all helped when computer issues, though in end was due to flight cancellations, that were inhibiting computer use. Returned due to flight cancellation and 2 Spanish...

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

You are too kind! Thank you for recognizing our staff and their efforts. It is truly amazing when guest take the time to let us know how we're doing. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff to encourage them. We look forward to your return visit. All the best, Milton Hamilton GM

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here on the first night of a road trip to Miami in early January 2017. After an 8 hour drive it was nice to pull up to a clean, quiet, pet-friendly Holiday Inn Express with a courteous person at the front desk.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

We appreciate your stay with us, and hope to see you sooner than later. Warmest regards, Milton Hamilton GM

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This Holiday Inn Express is very impressive hotel experience. The location is quiet but convenient Rooms are spacious, especially with king bed, with lots of room to stretch out and relax. Bed is comfortable. Sheets had maybe seen better days, but that's a minor quibble. Large bathroom with nice fixtures and amenities, plenty of towels. Nice breakfast. There's nothing negative...

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

We are feeling the love! Thank you for your business and review. Best wishes, Milton Hamilton GM

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at this holiday in three different times now and each time was about year apart. On every visit the staff has been polite, the rooms are clean and the location is very good to metro Raleigh and North Carolina State University. The free breakfast in the morning is nice pretty good selection for a on the go business...

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Consistency, is what the Holiday Inn Family of Brands is all about! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. All the best, Milton Hamilton GM

Iowa Falls, Iowa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We spent 4 nights here as part of a delivery of things to our son and daughter-in-law who live in the area. It was our first time in Raleigh and it did not disappoint. Our room was comfortable and the bed was fine, the breakfasts were outstanding and filling. We opted for the no-housekeeping hangtag and thus didn't see much...

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending four days with us! We appreciate your business and feedback. All the best, Milton Hamilton GM

Ballard, West Virginia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

My wife and I stayed there Jan. 3, at $146 a night. Got my credit card bill and was shocked to find a $200.00 smoking fee added. We would never smoke in a non-smoking room! Called the hotel, they said maid smelled smoke, would not reimburse fee. Outrageous. Extortion! This will be reported to BOB. I will never stay at...

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback of your experience from you stay. While we do understand your frustration with the smoking fee, please allow me to further explain the charge. During the guest check in, we provide a registration card that explains: "We are a 100% non smoking property. Failure to comply will result to a $200 charge on the card...

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very quiet hotel with adequate parking and an indoor pool. My family and I enjoyed our stay and wouldn't mind staying there again. Not far from sight and sound or the Amish attractions. The gentlemen at the front desk working the overnight shift were filled with recommendations for our trip, we tried their breakfast buffet suggestion and really enjoyed the...

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you for such kind words! We hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you and your family in the near future. All the best, Milton Hamilton General Manager

Bath, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 17 December 2016

My family stayed here for NCSU Graduation. Everything was clean and in proper working order. Staff was friendly. Location is very convenient to campus, Cary and Garner. I would stay here again. Price was reasonable as well.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

So glad we had the opportunity to accommodate you during such a joyous occasion. We look forward to future opportunities. Go Pack! Happy Holidays, Milton Hamilton GM

Independence, Iowa
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Outstanding front desk staff, beautiful facility, and very convenient. Special thanks to Jen at the front desk for making our 5 day stay amazing! Room was clean, had everything we needed. We also appreciated the door tag letting housekeeping know we didn't need service. They think of everything at this Holiday Inn Express.

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RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Thanks for acknowledging Jenn. She's a great person, and we're glad she's on our team. We look forward to your next Raleigh trip. In hospitality, Milton Hamilton General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel's property boasts an enjoyable country setting while being convenient to all the big city attractions and businesses. The Holiday Inn Express® Raleigh Southwest - NC State hotel is also proud to offer a 100% smoke-free facility and a location just off I-40 at exit 295. With quick access to such businesses as Siemens Training & Development Center, SAS and Cisco in the Raleigh area, our hotel offers corporate guests a quick commute to clients. We also make catching up with out-of-office work a breeze with complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access, available throughout the hotel, and a Business Center that allows you to print, copy and fax. One of the best things about staying with us is that we're just a few miles from NC State. The hotel's accommodations provide a perfect location for Wolfpack fans and for those attending a concert or athletic event at the RBC Center or the Time Warner Cable Pavilion. Other area attractions include Lake Johnson Park and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Additional hotel amenities, like our indoor, heated swimming pool, whirlpool and Fitness Center, make your stay more enjoyable. Be sure to fill up on sausage, bacon, eggs and our signature cinnamon rolls at the complimentary Express Start Breakfast while you watch one of the 52-inch cable TVs in the Great Room. We look forward to making our hotel your new home in Raleigh! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW

Address: 3741 Thistledown Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-4676
Region: United States > North Carolina > Raleigh
Price Range: $154 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at NC State SW 2.5*
Number of rooms: 108
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#11 Business Hotel in Raleigh
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#19 Family Hotel in Raleigh
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