hotels with a view in Archer Lodge, NC

1. Holiday Inn Raleigh North – Midtown (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-440, this laid-back hotel is 4 miles from both the Greek revival architecture of North Carolina State Capitol and exhibits at the North Carolina Museum of History.Simply furnished rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemakers. Some sleep up to 4 guests. Kids age 18 and under stay with a parent at no extra cost. Room service is offered.Parking is complimentary. There’s also an informal cafe/bar. Additional amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Mordecai Historic Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Stephanie Reynolds

Really nice hotel, reason why I typically choose a Hilton when I have to stay somewhere Place was very clean and all the staff were friendly I was a little sad we could only stay the one night

We even got some cookies after we checked in, which is a nice touchThe breakfast was good for $10/person, a much better deal than trying to find a place to eat in Raleigh I have to give a shout out to the lovely lady at the breakfast buffet this morning, she had a unique name and I can’t remember it One of the guests was in a wheelchair and came down for breakfast She set up a little table, and made his plate and some coffee, that was soo sweet of her to go out of her way to do that I thought I felt bad since most people don’t tip after paying for breakfast, but she definitely deserves it!Great place to stay for a good deal, you won’t be disappointed!

Prince Lofton

The customer service was excellent Very professional and they were wearing facial mask However when I checked in the room, there were Doritos chips ALL over the floor

Under the furniture and even near the restroom I called the front desk and notified them, and they said okay Also, the coffee cup lids had sticky orange substance UNDER the lid as if it had already been on top of a cup Not sure I will be staying at this property again I was informed through the check in staff member that this property was under renovation, and by the end of this year (2 more months) this property will be a Hilton owned property I actually look forward to the Hilton experience as the property is convenient for me for work commuting

2. Fairfield Inn & Suites Raleigh Capital Blvd./I-540 (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across from a shopping mall on US-1, this straightforward hotel is 4 miles from Durant Nature Preserve and 9 miles from the North Carolina Museum of History.Modest rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, microwaves and minifridges, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds.Breakfast and parking are included. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness center, as well as meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 9 min drive to Durant Nature Preserve
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

mike kempf

I have never wanted to write a review in my life until I stayed at this place I been to many many hotels and this one is the worst First off the toilet kept overflowing even if you had fluid in it and someone with a stomach condition like myself it was a struggle I had to ask the front desk in front of many people for a plunger and they just handed it to me instead of dropping it off at my room The toilet still kept overflowing no matter what so if you have any stomach issues I recommend not staying here

The smell in the room is very over powering The staff was helpful besides one person when I was checking in was a bit rude Overall it’s a never again stay hotel without a doubt

Madedo Champagnie

For starters i like that the Fairfield Inn & Suites is located near shops and about 15 mins from Crabtree Mall as the other mall closest to the hotel is a joke, though not their fault This was our first time at this hotel and we were visiting from out of state When we walked in we did not receive a warm inviting welcome from the lady at the front desk, but later she appeared to be nice

We had about eight or nine rooms reserved for the weekend Upon entering my room I did an inspection and saw immediately that the vanity mirror in the bathroom was cracked The ceramic coating in the toilet was rubbed off to where there was a black mark in the toilet The seat on the toilet was a little loose and the sheets on the bed were not fresh sheets as they did not have the clean crisp fold lines in it, and they looked as though they had already been slept on My husband called house keeping who sent a housekeeper to change the sheets and of course, she was not happy to say the least The closet door in my son’s room had a long white scratch mark, and last but certainly not least, we were going to our event on Saturday afternoon, i got to the lobby and as I was walking in the lobby was greeted by a big roach crawling across the lobby floor from the counter across to the seating area I do not know if that was the same roach my sister saw that morning in the breakfast area Im very disappointed and i can promise you that I will never stay at this hotel or recommend it to anyone I pointed out the issues to the staff but I doubt that they are notifying management and so, I’m making it public for all to see I had no idea that when i made the reservation, we would be checking into the roach motel

Bon Cropper

Not too impressed with the staff, my room or the noisy location The view from my room had a big concrete-slab looking thing across the window which was the portes-cochère It wasn’t a desirable view at all, although the room itself was fine

The staff that greeted me talked so fast that it was impossible to understand him The location is near an exit and it was very loud at times Not planning to return

3. Country Hearth Inn of Knightdale (1-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located 13 miles from North Carolina State University, this simple budget hotel is within 10 miles’ drive of the many restaurants, shops and entertainment options in downtown Raleigh.The unfussy rooms come with free WiFi and cable TV, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add a whirlpool tub. Kids age 18 and under stay free in their parents’ room (cribs available on request).Amenities include a lounge with a fireplace, plus such free perks as continental breakfast and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 13 min drive to the Neuse River Trail
  • Guests praised the friendly service

Feedback From Real Customers

Alberta Douglas

My Son and I were very pleased with the cleanliness of the rooms and the excellent customer service I would love it if there was a pool there and if the customer’s had the option of smoking rooms available It’s inconvenient especially when you’re a Senior Age and have to go outside to smoke and there’s not even a chair or table to sit down

However, I would recommend this one and it’s priced reasonable 🥰❤

4. Hampton Inn Smithfield Selma (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off Interstate 95 and an 8-minute walk from multiple casual eateries, this informal hotel is a mile from Carolina Premium Outlet mall and 3 miles from Smithfield-Neuse Riverwalk.Relaxed rooms feature flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, in addition to microwaves, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers.Amenities include an indoor pool and a fitness room, as well as a business center and parking. Breakfast is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 5 min drive to the Ava Gardner Museum
  • Guests praised the professional, friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Tru Phys

I stayed on the 3rd floor and was impressed on how clean my room was Kudos to their cleaning team for how clean they keep the rooms I took my two boys to the pool as well and they had fun, the water was a bit cold for them but we got to play for a little

Its in a convenient location from I-95, gas stations, Starbucks, the outlets, and restaurants Golden Corral is within walking distance to the hotel and was actually pretty good when it came to quality of food and cleanliness as far as buffets go If I have any additional planned trips I will definitely stop here again no questions asked

Katelyn Fernandez

Room was extremely clean Elevators ran fast didn’t have to wait forever for a ride The indoor pool room was kept warm which made it more enjoyable for the kids

Small availability of pool towels There was a a gym and the lobby was large and big enough for everyone to have a seat at breakfast I would recommend anyone to stay here over any other hotel in the Smithfield shopping area We will stay here again the next time we need to come to Selma

Derek Boggs

one of the nicest Hampton Inns ive ever stayed at great location close to I-95, the outlet shops, plus tons of food places i love how they have a greeting for you with your name on the TV in the room

the beds where super comfortable and perfect for a nice rest after a long day breakfast was good too just over all a great experience will definitely return next time i need a hotel in the Smithfield area

5. Hampton Inn Raleigh/Clayton I-40 (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This traditional hotel off Interstate 40 is 12 miles from the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.Contemporary rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus desks, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas, and some have whirlpool tubs.Free perks include parking and hot breakfast (or weekday breakfast bags to go), as well as a fitness center and an outdoor pool. There’s also coin-operated laundry, plus a meeting room and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • The rooms have coffee makers and microwaves
  • 11 min drive to the Juniper Level Botanic Gardens
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned pools 13 times
  • The fitness center has free weights

Feedback From Real Customers

Team Tiani

We came to the hotel with a large group of teens for a Robotics Competition The hotel was so friendly and accommodating! We came back and used the lobby area for dinner on Saturday night I always feel a little concerned because it is a lot of kids and a lot of food

The attendant at the front desk was more than helpful-she asked if we needed plates, utensils, serving pieces, she was wonderful! She also knew we had a large group of kids and had gone out during the day and purchased some games for the hotel to keep so that our kids would have something to do in the evening! I can not thank her enough or recommend this place enough Thank you!

Harold Giles

We stayed here in August 2021 for a wedding There are no bells and whistles, but it is what it is We always bring our own cleaning products, which we did have to use particularly in the bathroom

They offer free breakfast with your normal options of bacon, sausage, eggs, waffles and coffee However at least during that time (Covid restrictions I suppose), you have to wait in line and take your breakfast to your room on styrofoam plates Overall this hotel can do better with its appearance At least with our room, the ceiling showed signs of past water damage That should have been taken care before anyone was booked in that room

6. Holiday Inn Express Clayton (SE Raleigh), an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 40, this unpretentious hotel is 5 miles from Kens Korny Corn Maze and 7 miles from Juniper Level Botanic Gardens.Straightforward rooms offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add whirlpool tubs and/or separate living areas with pull-out sofas.A breakfast buffet and parking are complimentary. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool and an exercise room. Other amenities include a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 12 min drive to Clayton Community Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Gee ross

Upon arrival, check in staff was very rude I don’t know why I continued to be friendly despite the way I was being treated

He just made my whole visit unpleasant On a brighter note My room was clean and my bedding was fresh The bed was comfy I wanted to see if the hotel had a a la carte item for sale, so I called to the front desk to see if they did Once again the same front desk person was rude he assumed I was trying to get a freebie, and rudely explained to me why they couldn’t give that item away I said I wanted to know if there was any u could buy? There wasn’t , which was all he needed to say I guess my profile didn’t meet his standards!Breakfast in the morning was nice a good variety and kept clean The woman was very friendly Upon checkout I was treated much better by a very pleasant woman Thank goodness!I feel if People don’t like people they should not work in customer service!!!!

Jonathan Fletcher

Very nice, updated hotel The staff were amazing – friendly and knowledgeable We came with a group of 8 teenagers for an event in the area and they had no trouble or complaints with accommodating our group

The breakfast was excellent for a hotel breakfast and we were pleasantly surprised to find bacon on the buffet The rooms themselves were recently updated and very nice and clean Bring your own K-cups for use in the in-room Kuerig Their options on that are limited but available Although we didn’t utilize it, the proximity to a Cracker Barrell (just a hop and skip from the front door) could be an added bonus We will return!

Frank Mohrbutter

I would have given more stars as the room is nice They say they have breakfast but really all it is is the sides that come with a real breakfast No eggs no bacon or sausage

Breakfast is important to me I travel for work and count on a decent breakfast at the hotel so I do t have to stop on the road Cereal and a muffin ain’t cutting it for me To me it’s like saying yes we have dinner and handing you a kids happy meal I have been to other hotels during all these covid protocols and they managed to serve a decent breakfast So if your traveling and want decent breakfast this hotel will leave you looking elsewhere

7. Hampton Inn Raleigh-Capital Blvd. North (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This unpretentious hotel is 2 miles from shopping at the Triangle Town Center and 8 miles from the North Carolina State Capitol.The low-key rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Some add sofabeds. Suites offer sitting areas, and some also have whirlpool tubs.Complimentary amenities include parking, and hot breakfast or weekday breakfast bags to go. There’s also an outdoor pool and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • 11 min drive to Durant Nature Preserve
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms

Feedback From Real Customers

Raina Ford

This hotel was overall very friendly and clean There were no issues with dirty sheets, towels, or dirt and we did not run into any bugs Could be a little noisy between 10 pm to 12 pm, but nothing too crazy

Breakfast was good and there were great options The muffins were really good Coffee isn’t amazing, but it was okay Also pet friendly if you are looking for a place to take your pups Rooms slightly dated, but it wasn’t bad and it was still clean

virginia stump

The best thing about this hotel is the staff and the bull We had to move rooms three times and we were paying with our points How embarrassing for this hotel

The first room almost had a fire right in front of me because of a lamp When I say almost had a fire I mean we could have burned the entire place down on that lamp We asked to move and went to another room that was not clean They removed us immediately and moved us to another room The air conditioner leaked all night onto the carpet This hotel is going down I would expect for Hilton property to write me a personal letter I could’ve called the fire department immediately It was that close Please make sure that this place has been inspected The staff was very apologetic and nice and the pool was in great condition The beds sucked

Matty Roop

The sink was clogged and was supposed to get fixed while I was out for the day It wasn’t done when I came back 9 hours later Instead of giving me a new room, I had to wait for maintenance

The toilet ended up being clogged up also The TV stand had gunk all over it The 2nd day I came back to the room from work, my towels on the floor was missing, but I left the do not disturb sign on the door I ended up finding the towels submerged in my sheets on the other side of the bed where I wasn’t sleeping My overall stay was lousy

8. Comfort Suites Raleigh Walnut Creek (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modest all-suite hotel off I-440 is 5 miles from the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre and 7 miles from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.Unassuming suites feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. All have pull-out sofas; upgraded suites add whirlpool tubs.Freebies include parking for cars and trucks, as well as a hot breakfast buffet. There’s also an exercise room and a guest laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 7 min drive to Historic Oak View
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Dez Davis

Clean, comfortable room Nothing fancy The room had a few damaged spots on the wall but they were small

The room was probably over-priced but that’s more a result of the market No complaints about the room or the staff Wasn’t crazy about the $100 damage deposit I had to pay upon checking in – that was unexpected and not disclosed beforehand But if you’re just passing through and need a clean room for a night or two, this is a good option

Hannah Elford

Booked through Bookingcom 5 days in advance Had a confirmation email and number, but hotel did not have the information for our stay

Thankfully, they had room and they treated it as a “walk in” When I pulled the comforter bad, there was a hair on the sheets Old fashioned rubber bath mat grossed me out A/C unit did not cool effectively Overall price was good, but I would have rather paid more for a much cleaner, renovated, and comfy-feeling place

Sharon Futral

We were there to attend a concert at the Amphitheater and found this hotel nearby Very, very pleased with the hotel It was exceptional clean, fresh/modern and really like the layout and design of the King room

Someone gave a lot of thought into the design for it was spacious and very practical with design and elements Best Mini fridge I’ve encountered on my travels with great depth and overall capacity The bathroom was spacious, and the full wall length vanity was a plus for unloading both our toiletry bags Used their shampoo/conditioner and was very impressed with the brand (RAIO) – kept touching my hair throughout the day for it was soooo soft Ended up ordering the product from Amazon The bed was very, very comfortable The front desk and hotel personnel were super friendly, astute, and go out of their way to help you The hotel is conveniently located to various restaurants and shopping areas yet secluded from noise and traffic I would definitely stay here again if I’m in the area and highly recommend this hotel!!

9. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Smithfield – Selma I-95, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel off Interstate 95 is 1 mile east of downtown Smithfield and 4 miles southwest of Selma. The Carolina Premium Outlets are half a mile away, and Johnston Community College is 1 mile away.Contemporary rooms have minifridges, microwaves, work desks, flat-screen TVs, in-room movies and free WiFi; suites add pull-out sofas and wet bars. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.Amenities include a free breakfast buffet, indoor saltwater pool, exercise room, 24-hour business center, 2 meeting rooms and washer/dryers. Parking is free.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • The rooms have TVs
  • 6 min drive to the Ava Gardner Museum
  • Guests praised the service
  • The fitness center has elliptical machines and treadmills
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jin Choi

We stayed one day and one of the room was infested with ants We only came to know following day after my family were bitten by ants and it was not acceptable When we checked out we informed our concern to the front desk and she told me she needs to talk to the general manager

They talked behind the counter and she came back and told me they can offer to give $20 dollars We were very frustrated and complaint if anyone can take the room when ants are everywhere However she told me that’s what they can offer! Manager didn’t show up to us and apologized but left the scene well before we have been in IHG hotels numerous times but this never has been a concern until now We asked this is going to be a reputable damage to IHG if this is how they treat customers She was indifferent to the situation We did not accept their offer and contacted IHG They told me that this can be an insurance claim and this is not acceptable and escalated the claim to the top management After we left, hotel’s general manager finally called us and apologized and told me that he can refund one of the two rooms to settle the case We told them that this is very disappointing We are not asking for any refund or any monetary compensation but sought for an apology at the time we raised the concern Hotel has sanitary rating A everywhere on their walls but ants were also everywhere The manager only contacted us to apologize only after IHG reached out and told them the possible contract revoke in the future! IHG needs to better manage their hotels! We have stayed in many different locations in the past but this truly disappoints us If they want to keep the business in a right way, they do need to manage their customers damn seriously!

Mary Holmes-Burgess

Rooms were quiet and clean We just needed a place eto lay our heads for the night as we were just traveling through The beds were a little hard but pillows were comfortable

Room was perfect for the two of us and there are plenty of places to choose from for eating We needed to get up and going early and they gave us a wake up call Would stay here again if we were in the area

Rob C

The room above ours sounded like there was a soccer match going on until late in the night Front desk absolutely refused to address the problem after hours of asking We stayed two nights and will never stay at this Holiday Inn location again

Typically Holiday Inn has great rooms with staff that care… not this one! Don’t waste your money here, go check in at any of the other hotels within a 1/4 mile of this place Room was semi clean and breakfast was as advertised

10. Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh North/Triangle Town Center (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is 3.3 miles from Adventure Landing and 8.2 miles from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.Contemporary-styled rooms offer free WiFi, desks, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an outdoor courtyard. The American restaurant serves breakfast and dinner as well as all-day drinks. There’s also a business center with workstations and printers, and a meeting room. Other amenities include an indoor pool, an exercise room and free on-site parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the beds
  • 10 min drive to Durant Nature Preserve
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 17 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 20 times

Feedback From Real Customers

H Petree

The Courtyard Triangle Town Center is the BEST hotel in Raleigh, hands downThey ever so graciously hosted my post-wedding reception this past weekend and made everything so incredibly easy, beautiful, and an absolute success I am no event planner by any means, so at points where I found myself freaking out over the details, Jack (sales) was there every step of the way

He was extra communicative, detail-oriented, and thought of things even we had forgotten to consider – everything you’d want in a sales coordinator Jewel and Brandi made the most amazing food, that made all of our guests (even the pickiest eaters) very, very happy The staff at the front desk during our event were patient, friendly, and incredibly accommodating as well – everything was simply perfectIf you’re looking for a place to do business, gather with family, or just stay overnight, look no further than here Worth absolutely every penny and you will not be disappointed!!!

Charlotte Beecher

Don’t stay here Prices are up Business is up…yet, They have stripped down amenities to the bare bones (1

one cup of in-room coffee and no complimentary coffee stand in the breakfast area, 2 Minuscule slivers of soap, 3 No complimentary breakfast or snacks…not even cookies Plus – it is noisy While we have been Marriott members for years, This is our last stay hereOn the positive side, it is clean and the oversized chair in the room is nice

Brandon Bowlin

Nice rooms No consistency in a restaurant or bar Obnoxious service

Over-charged for the value Was threatened by staff they would call police if I didn’t leave within the next hour when I had overslept I had paid and stayed for four days at that point They could have just asked if I wanted to stay another day and I would have paid I’m not the type of person that takes threats lightly, especially without asking appropriate customer service questions first I’ll never stay at another Marriott

11. Best Western Smithfield Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-95, this low-key hotel is an 8-minute walk from shopping at Carolina Premium Outlets and 2 miles from the Ava Gardner Museum.The classically furnished rooms have free high-speed Internet and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms feature in-room whirlpool tubs.Continental breakfast and parking are complimentary. There’s an indoor pool and a fitness center, as well as a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 6 min drive to the Ava Gardner Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “movie theaters” 13 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Mali Blunt (Mali)

I really enjoyed my stay The staff was kind (Chris was particularly awesome) and the cleaning staff were also very kind I was having issues with my card at some point and a person cleaning the rooms helped me while I got my card key covered

I tried to give her a tip for her service but she wouldn’t take it It is about 30 to 40 minutes away from Raleigh, BUT there are still plenty of eateries and cinema nearby I also enjoyed the hot breakfast AND whatever little towel creature this is! (Yoda perhaps?) So cute! Overall, I would come back here

Simone Fazio

We stopped here for the night in our way to Florida and then again going back home It was a good experience because the hotel is new, in a new area, the room was big with two beds and so much room around, same for the bathroom I need to say the place is really in good conditions

This was the first time for us in a Beat Western Prices are on average, we paid less the first night, something around 40$ cheaper than the second night 19 days later Staff is friendly Lots of restaurants in the area and the Carolina premium outlet is less than 5 minutes far by car

Win Too

First impressions were that the area was safe and inviting The lobby and dining area were neat and clean Our room was clean

The queen beds were soft but comfortable The bathroom was clean and everything was in working order The pool was not open The hot breakfast was very good The staff was cheerful and helpful Plenty of restaurants close by We would definitely stay there again Safe travels!

12. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Selma/Smithfield I-95 (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel off Interstate 95 is a 1 mile from the Carolina Premium Outlets shopping center and 20 miles from Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site.All rooms include free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus both full desks and lap desks (for working on the bed), coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs with movie channels. Some rooms have minifridges, microwaves and/or whirlpool tubs.Parking, on-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags (to go) are free. There’s also an outdoor pool, a sauna and a gym. Coin-operated laundry facilities, a meeting room and a business center are also provided.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to the Ava Gardner Museum
  • Guests liked the service
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Bob Vezza

for a 3 star rated hotel I give them 5 stars The hotel is very clean and updated The location is right off 95

It won’t disappoint The best thing about the hotel is truly the staff Crissi and Sarah both went out of there way to find me a room on the first floor They were super busy at the front desk, but immediately recognize you and attend to your needs Thanks a million ladies

Darcy O’Brien

The hotel itself is decent, clean, the staff is friendly However, the bed (at least ours) was on top of some hollow metal bed frame so every time you move on the bed, the metal below you pops and makes a lot of noise It’s like putting a mattress on a filing cabinet

If you don’t move at all while you sleep, you’ll probably be fine But if you do, or have a dog that might not like the sound (ours was afraid of it), this may not be a place for you The walls are also very thin We could hear people in the shower next door to us & hear their entire conversation I thought they were in the hallway, turns out they were next doorOverall, the hotel is decent and a good location Super easy to get back on the highway if that’s why you’re stopping & staying in Smithfield


Stayed here for one night on a weekend night passing through from Florida to NY My expectations were higher based on the website/photos We stayed with our two small cats and that was an extra $60 to the rate

The hotel has a nice spacious lobby area The room seemed ok at first but during use it was not up to standard The beds are on a metal base that is extremely loud anytime you move in the night The pillows are very firm and uncomfortable The tub was dirty and stained Walls are thin and can hear everything your neighbors are doing through the vents in the bathroom Overall I don’t believe the value was there, we like that it’s a pet friendly option but it was not worth what we paid

13. Comfort Suites Clayton – Garner (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 1 mile from the Clayton Center music venue and conference hall, this casual all-suite hotel is also 6 miles from Neuse Golf Club and 15 miles from downtown Raleigh.The warm suites offer Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, along with minifridges, coffeemakers and microwaves. All have living areas with pull-out sofas.There’s a seasonal outdoor pool, an exercise room and a business center. Parking and a hot breakfast buffet are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • 4 min drive to Clemmons Educational State Forest
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Christian Ritchie

This hotel has pros and consPros: the door locks The bathroom fixtures worked

The sheets were cleanCons: everything is ratty Most surfaces didn’t appear clean Things are broken AC in the room I was in was moderately quiet for a few minutes at a time, but when the compressor turned on, it was loud, and sounded like it might fall out of the wall When the compressor turned off, it was quieter again Tough to sleep next to that Breakfast was pretty awful

Roger Stanton

You get what you pay for Except here Selected the Comfort Suites because it was appx 40% more expensive than our other options in the area

The pictures looked decent enough, thought it was perhaps a newer property with nicer things — including a nice staffWrong on all counts: service was somewhere between less than hospitable and total indifference, water pressure in shower was nonexistent, breakfast was probably the best the place has to offer and the scrambled eggs were like they had been washed in a bucket of water, the location couldn’t possibly be “new” as it’s so badly wornSleep is the top concern wherever I’m staying overnight, and “Comfort” shouldn’t even be in this location’s name The air conditioner quit cooling the room and made sleep on the hardened mattress impossible Checkout was smooth, and welcome: drop room key in fishbowl at front desk and don’t look backMy advice, find a better place and save your money

michael miller

we are just now checking in and getting to the room so at the moment I’m going to mark it three stars, So far everything is great! Front desk was very polite and helpful, check-in was fast and without any problems (we booked online with a 3rd party) the room is clean and well taken care of, this will be a one night review stay so we will be updating after breakfast for a final reviewFULL REVIEW— so as the clothes out to my review I have absolutely nothing that I can say negatively about this hotel, we had a great night sleep the hotel was quiet throughout the evening the front desk appeared to be manned at all times and having had an opportunity to utilize the gym the only complaint I would have is that there was no hand sanitizer at the time, the shower in the bathroom had great water pressure,tub drain nicely And all appliances in the room were working perfectly and in good clean order, Should we be in need of a close by staycation this would definitely be the 1st on my list, I highly recommend

14. Quality Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 1705 Industrial Park Dr, Selma, NC 27576
  • Phone: (919) 965-5200
  • Ratings: 3.9 (513 reviews) Good
  • Website : Quality Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Simple hotel with straight forward quarters, some with whirlpool tubs, plus free breakfast & Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

A half-mile from Interstate 95, this straightforward hotel is 1.2 miles from the Carolina Premium Outlets shopping center, 3 miles from the Ava Gardner Museum and 21 miles from the Civil War–era Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site.Accessed via exterior corridors, the simply furnished rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Suites and upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs, balconies and/or separate sitting areas with sofabeds.Free amenities include continental breakfast, coffee, and parking for cars, trucks and buses. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 8 min drive to the Ava Gardner Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “insects” 11 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Janet Quodomine

This was a surprising out of the way find I’ve stayed in other nearby motels This Quality Inn was just a bit out of the way and pleasantly clean and quiet

Property around the motel as well as the room was very clean This is important to me since I travel with my dogs and need to walk them where I feel safe Parking areas are also well-lit Will stay again


A good place to stop for the night along I-95 A little dated, and it’s certainly not the Hilton, but the property and room were clean, bed was comfortable, and water pressure was excellent

not much more to ask for given the reasonable rates (I walked-in using a coupon found in those rest stop coupon books) Breakfast is also included and selection was sufficient enough (make your own waffles, yogurt, cereal, etc The coffee was surprisingly good as well)

Laurie Belger

Rooms smell even though it was supposed to be non smoking Bed was hard, pillows are barely big enough for your head Not much quality for a Quality Inn!!!Thanks for the reply but I did contact the front desk and their only reply was to confirm it was supposed to be non smoking! There was no offer to change rooms or a refund

They were quite abrupt!So I mentioned it the next morning to someone else and again just confirmed it was non smoking and yes the pillows ate small Nothing else except here is your receiptdon’t worry we won’t be back!

15. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Raleigh Downtown North (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in a leafy commercial area off Interstate 440, this unassuming hotel is 4 miles from the North Carolina Museum of History and 5 miles from the North Carolina State Capitol.Featuring wood floors, the relaxed rooms with a contemporary vibe offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as microwaves, sitting areas, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some provide whirlpool tubs. Suites add wet bars, and separate living and dining space.Complimentary amenities include parking, and breakfast served in an airy lobby lounge. There’s also an outdoor pool, a gym and a coin-operated laundry, plus meeting and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to Mordecai Historic Park
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant

Feedback From Real Customers

Miguel Sullivan

Best Hotel Staff and Room I’ve been in during my stay in Raleigh Especially that area of Raleigh Close to downtown

Only problem was the powered eggs; they were so bad but the service and cleanliness was top notchEven lost my wallet and had Dashawn ( day time hotel staff) walking the parking lot to find itIt was in my room the whole time but came down and gave him a thank you gift for helping easy my mind🙌🏾🤗 Great stay great beds and clean room Fresh AC

Brandy Mozingo-Thompson

There were several things that stacked up that make me give this hotel as low a review as possible When we got to our suite, the key cards didn’t work so we had to go back down and have them re-scanned When we were able to enter the room we immediately noticed a foul smell

After we did some investigating, we found a large bag of days-old takeout food that had been left under the sink in the kitchen along with several other items of garbage The front desk staff immediately came up and cleaned and sprayed and were super apologetic about it which I appreciate Our room was on the 4th floor and the windows were left open And the morning after we got there, we quickly realized there was no shower curtain We checked out two weeks ago and I was told a manager would call me back I’ve called back to the hotel and I still have not had anyone reach out to me Despite the gorgeous room our stay was severely affected by the smell, cleanliness, not being able to shower and lack of communication from management despite all of my requests

Kristin Latorella

By far the worst experience at a hotel We had confirmation for 2 rooms but they only had one available We had four adults and had booked 2 rooms with king beds

We had to get two roll away beds which were extremely uncomfortable Mattress covers were stained Back doors were propped open for anyone to come and go freely The elevator was broken

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