hotels with a view in Wake Forest, NC


  • Address: 719 Devereux St, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Phone: (919) 749-8658
  • Ratings: 4.9 (132 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : THE STORE
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Hip adults-only guesthouse offering a pair of modern rooms, as well as a communal lounge & a garden.

About this hotel

Set in a residential area, this chic adults-only guesthouse in a former grocery store is a mile from both the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Raleigh Union train station.Featuring private or en suite bathrooms, a pair of modern, individually decorated rooms have free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers. A claw-foot tub is offered in 1 room. There’s stair-access only.Communal amenities includes a garden, a porch, and a relaxed, airy lounge with a wood-burning stove. Meeting space is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have microwaves and refrigerators
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 4 min drive to Joel Lane House
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 26 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Shea Daniels

We are so glad we stayed here on our trip to Raleigh! We both enjoy experiences vs generic hotels and The Store has that in spadesJohn was very welcoming, had an extensive knowledge of Raleigh restaurants and history, and put up graciously with my questions about architecture and the building All of the spaces are beautiful

The room we stayed in was small, but well thought out and many amenities and toiletries were provided that exceeded my expectations The location was pretty much “5 minutes from everything” except for a couple of wedding events that were *gasp* 10 minutes drive awayWe would love to come back and just enjoy the space and Raleigh when we don’t have an event to attend Thanks John!

Nicole Snyder

My partner Kristofer and I had a truly wonderful stay at the Store while in Raleigh for the Tobacco Road Marathon The accommodations are beautiful, functional, clean, and cozy The Store is a beautifully designed building and we really loved all of the thoughtful design touches- John is an architect and his passion shows

I really can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our weekend in Raleigh and that was honestly due to John’s spot-on recommendations We dined at several chef-owned restaurants all of which were fantastic We enjoyed craft beer, wine, and coffee at recommended locations as well Seriously, there wasn’t a single miss The Store is well located – we were able to walk almost everyplace we visitedJohn is a warm and welcoming host who clearly cares about his guests We really appreciate everything that he did to make our stay as comfortable as possible and we’ve been telling all of our friends and family to make their way to the Store in Raleigh Go!

Vanessa Alexander

Staying at The Store is a must for anyone wanting a true historical neighborhood, delightful and informative host, and ideal location to surrounding Raleigh interests! Like it’s namesake, John Reese provided every detail that you could think of – down to mini makeup wipes, mouth wash, snacks, and community recommendations The space is meticulously clean and bright The beautiful open transformation of the historical store is both unique and modern

2. Home2 Suites by Hilton Raleigh North I-540 (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to a shopping mall, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 1 mile from I-540, 4 miles from the Durant Nature Preserve and 9 miles from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.The unassuming studios provide kitchenettes, sitting areas and sofabeds, plus TVs and Wi-Fi. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living rooms.Breakfast is served in a simple dining room. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a patio with a fire pit. There are coin-operated laundry facilities. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have kitchenettes
  • 10 min drive to Durant Nature Preserve
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Teresa Hatton

Wonderful The people are genuinely nice and fun but professional Christine is amazing! The rooms are clean, spacious and well appointed

The beds and pillows are very comfortable for a hotel The public areas are open and inviting with comfortable seating options, room for kids to run, wide halls and a general feeling of comfort There are two separate outdoor areas to enjoy The pool is clean, having the exercise room and laundry was great for our extended stay One of my best experiences ever

Reginald Gwynn

What an absolutely amazing 1 night stay Quick trip to the capital city of Raleigh for a birthday celebration Our front desk associate made my wife feel super special because it was her birthday celebration and she was super nice to the both of us

The rooms are super spacious and squeaky clean! Felt like a small apartment with all of the amenities, great hotel Most definitely coming back!

J Sawyer

Very clean room, as well as lobby, patio areas, pool, elevator, etc

We felt safe and secure with the extra measures of room key access required for elevator operation and entry into the hotel after 9pm Quiet and orderly fellow guests Comfy bed, sofa pullout for the little one, plenty of spaceespecially the kitchenette It’s as if they did an AirBnB market analysis to pinpoint what guests want and reimaged the typical hotel room Each inch of the room is intentional, user friendly, and did I mention clean??!! We also enjoyed the clean HEATED poolThe surrounding area was not important for us on this trip, but from what the eye can see it’s a ghost town from what it use to be The mall is less than desirable, however the Barnes & Noble with a Starbucks inside it was great! We ordered food delivery for supper and enjoyed it on the hotel patio

3. The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel on North Caroline State University’s Centennial Campus overlooks the tree-lined shores of Lake Raleigh. It’s a 4-minute walk from Lonnie Poole Golf Course and 2 miles from Interstate 40.Upscale rooms with sitting areas feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers; some have lake views. Suites add separate living rooms.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a contemporary restaurant and bar with a terrace, plus an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the rooms
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 4 min drive to North Carolina State Farmers Public Market
  • The hotel has a concierge
  • Guests liked the contemporary restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “lakes” 14 times
  • Guests praised the grounds

Feedback From Real Customers

Olga Graves

We enjoyed our stay here Liked the modern design of the property, plenty of areas to relax and enjoy outdoors Pretty good rooms, though wear and tear shows and the property could be cleaner overall

Though the restrooms in the lobby were spotless We had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant on property, though I personally enjoyed breakfast more The staff did let us know in advance that the menu was limited and they were short staffed at dinner, but it was still a good experience, no significant delays or bad food We had burgers and tacos and wings as appetizer at dinner, loved the wings and burger, tacos could be better At breakfast we had pancakes, French toast, and corned beef hash, all were very good And Staff was very friendly

Maria Battista Hancock

The staff is friendly and helpfulThe ambiance is welcoming and relaxingConvenient location to NC State and Raleigh area!Close to public market -open 365 days a year🙌!Great trails for running/walking just outside by the lake!Delicious & healthy breakfast choices

We loved our stay at Stateview Hotel in Raleigh The staff & management team have done a tremendous job keeping services smooth even throughout the pandemic One of our TOP favorite place to stay for sure! Cheers to all the employees🥂👌 thanks for your care and attention to details!

Allison Wardenfelt

This is one of my top favorite Marriott hotels to stay at! I would come back to Raleigh just to stay a few nights at this hotel I love that it’s in the university campus! It’s surrounded by trees and nature which is so rare to find in a hotel these days! The lobby, patio, deck and pool area are simply amazing! So inviting to just hang around! They even offer free recreational games to play on their lawn!There is an ice and water machine in each hallway! This was a huge perk for us since we take our refillable water bottles everywhere!The hallways smell amazing because they have a diffuser running in each hallway as well The rooms were fantastic! They weren’t your standard boring hotel decor

Each room has wolf decor including the pillows and blanketsThis hotel does cater to alumni and parents of current students but I absolutely loved my stay here and would stay again whenever I am in Raleigh

4. Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I440, this refined hotel is adjacent to North Hills Mall and 5 miles from Downtown.Polished rooms have coffeemakers, iPod docks, Wi-Fi (fee) and flat-screen TVs, plus desks with ergonomic chairs. Upgraded rooms offer access to a lounge serving free continental breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas, pull-out sofas and whirlpool tubs.Buffet breakfast (fee) is available. There’s an Italian eatery and a lounge serving tapas. Other amenities include a fitness center, 9 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms and praised the beds
  • 9 min drive to the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the Italian restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 20 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Maylin Veal

Really wasn’t anything special about the hotel No pool or microwaves in the rooms They have a microwave at the front desk they can use to heat stuff for you, but the night staff wasn’t the friendliest about it

The pillows are all really thick We paid for a room with a tub but that’s not what we got We were credited for the difference Definitely not worth the price

Sweet Bee

I had an amazing time this Valentines weekend Rooms were clean, food was good, bed slept nice This hotel needs to change from 4 star to 5

We had a gift package for two which consists of champagne 🍾, Strawberry 🍓, Chocolate 🍫 and breakfast buffet, it was beautiful however, I did not drink the champagne but love the chocolate We shopped, had dinner at firebird, and enjoyed a movie, (Marry Me)😍🥰 This is a very nice reasonable price hotel along with shopping areas and wonderful places to eat and just a walk away Please check them out!!!!

5. Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located 4.5 miles from the North Carolina Museum of Art, this modern hotel is also half a mile from Crabtree Valley Mall and 5.6 miles from Marbles Kids Museum.Flat-screen TVs with HD channels, coffeemakers and both full and lap desks (for working on the bed) are offered in each room, as well as free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds. Suites add minifridges, microwaves and sofabeds.Freebies include parking, hot breakfast and weekday breakfast bags to go. There’s an indoor pool and a 24-hour exercise room in addition to a business center and 5 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean, large rooms
  • 6 min drive to the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • 17 min drive to Raleigh–Durham International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 20 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 32 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessica Nute

My daughter and I stayed after a Jojo Siwa concert Very pleased with the friendliness of the staff, checking in and out The breakfast assortment blew my mind

Hot and cold food that was very delicious! The room was very clean (which is extremely important to me) and beds were super comfy It was a clean, safe and quiet place to stayAfter checkout, we were half and hour down the road when we realized we left and important item in the room We called, they located the item and explained how they could get it back to us They were professional and very helpful I would definitely stay here again

Chris Stevens

The hotel looks great There’s definitely an upper-class look with only a mid-class price Very satisfied with the free breakfast

There was more options than expected My primary complaint is comfort and cleanliness The chairs in the room were dirty/stained with, what appeared to be, sexual fluids Also, the mattress was very worn out I stayed 3 nights and I have terrible back as a result If I were to stay again, I would definitely inspect the room first Definitely expected more from a Hilton brand hotel, and as a Hilton Honors Member

Daniel Speller

I actually really enjoyed my stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites The location was very convenient to the mall and I could easily find stores that I was looking forIronically I passed by the entrance to get to the hotel because it was so close to the gas station that was at the bottom of the hill

But the stay was well worth the trouble! I had a podcast /broadcast that I had to do and needed a quiet place to do it the hotel was a perfect place! The room was very spacious and I had plenty of area to set upThe free breakfast was really good And, although they didn’t have a restaurant at that particular Hotel –the sister hotel next door had great foodI wish I could travel to ALL of the Hampton Inn and Hilton properties and rate them😏 That would be cool!

6. DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located adjacent to Crabtree Valley Mall, this modern hotel is an 11-minute drive from Raleigh Convention Center and a 17-minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.The simple rooms and suites include coffeemakers, desks and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels. There’s free WiFi in all units, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.Amenities include a steakhouse (where kids 12 and under eat free), an outdoor pool and a fitness center with 2 saunas, plus a lounge, business center and 7 events rooms. Parking and a local shuttle are complimentary.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests liked the rooms but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked “cookies”, mentioned 30 times in reviews
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 20 times
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Brittany Meyer

A decent hotel but we the room we reserved didn’t match the photos on Expedia Was expecting a walk in shower for mobility issues but we had a bathtub instead But that was our only complaint about the room

The digital key worked about 40% of the time I think something in the hallway was blocking the signal We would have to stand in one specific spot in the hallway to get the door to unlockParking was good, well-lit Would’ve been nice if they offered EV charging stationsThe hotel is close to Crabtree, which is nice We walked around for a while and got most of our meals from the food courtThe stay was nice, but I might choose elsewhere next time I’m in the area


Been an HHonors member for years This is my first ever review We paid the members’ rate for a room for one night with the Breakfast for the next morning

Our experience began when after checking in the day before and selecting a room, we arrive at the hotel and our room is changed I was told I changed it before arrival The room was clean, but not what was expected at a Doubletree, especially for the price I mentioned we purchased the room with the breakfast option We get our coupons after check-in and the next morning we show up for breakfast only to be told the coupons are good for $15 per person Anything over that amount will have to be paid for The coupon states plainly, ” good for a complete breakfast or up to $15 ” I attempted to point this out only to be told the coupons were only good for $15 I really think we were ripped off I strongly recommend you find somewhere else to stay I will probably go back to using Marriott from this point forward


Very disappointed and I’m still here

No microwave in the room, No water in the pool and no cleaning service you are on your own Towels are hard to get short staff! Ice machine was also down The highlights are the cookies and charming decor and close to stores and restaurants No free breakfast and be ready for the holds for incidentals which wasn’t mentioned at booking! Also had a extra roommate I had to kill! Was woke up to loud repairs by my door Then after being there for days with no cleaning service boom a early morning room service knock the day of checkout why?

7. Ramada by Wyndham Raleigh (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Adjacent to the North Carolina State University West Campus, this casual hotel is a 15-minute walk from PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team.Down-to-earth rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Some rooms have minifridges, sofabeds and/or balconies. Suites add living areas and wet bars. Kids age 17 and under stay at no charge with an adult.Hot breakfast is complimentary. There’s a restaurant, a gym and an outdoor pool. Other amenities include a business center, and meeting and event space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 9 min walk to the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Indian cuisine” 24 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Stephanie Leighty

Clean and pretty cool common areas Realized I needed a handicap room, as I had surgery and wasn’t aware what my needs were going to be The extremely sweet lady at the front desk was quick to change our room with nothing but kindness and understanding

No bed bugs ( I check EVERYWHERE I stay), thank you!! Awesome courtyard area with a gazebo Each room has a private patio ( or balcony) Very quiet here, and their checkout is noon I’d definitely stay here again!! I’m pleasantly surprised

Taylor Thurmond

Fantastic hotel right next to the NC state veterinary hospitalThe staff are very friendly and helpful A full kitchen supplies the food for the included breakfast

It’s remarkable that they offer this level of service for such a cheap priceAside from the hotel being a bit older, the rooms are very well maintained and clean Obviously the management really cares about this place and the customer experienceThis is my first google review… I’m just so moved by this place… because it’s that exceptionalThank you all again You all made a stressful time for me and my dog in the hospital much easier

Josie Ragains

We booked this hotel after our AIRBNB canceled on us So glad that we did It’s affordable, clean, and the entire staff was really friendly

Best of all their complimentary breakfast was actually good I normally skip out on that amenity at other hotels Also, the airport is only a 15 minute drive, which worked perfect for us I read some of the negative comments and honestly if you want more out of your hotel… then pay more at a newer hotel But this exceeded our expectations and we’ll definitely be back

8. Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is 12 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It’s also 5 miles from both the PNC Arena sport and music venue, and the North Carolina Museum of Art.Stylish, understated rooms come with smart TVs, minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. WiFi is available (fee). Some have balconies. Club rooms have access to a private lounge with perks such as continental breakfast and evening appetizers.Amenities include a Southern fusion restaurant, a bar and a fitness center, as well as a seasonal outdoor pool. There’s are 21 meeting rooms, plus a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 51 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the outdoor pool
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

David Lynch

Overall I wasn’t very satisfied with this hotel The rooms are very small and dimly lit The TVs reset their volume whenever you turn them on so they start blasting this loud music

My shower door wouldn’t close all the way so it kept getting water all over the bathroom floor They do not even serve a continental breakfast The hotel is in a good location right across the street from a nice mall However, they don’t even have a sidewalk leading from the hotel to the road, so I had to walk in the dirt 🙄

Jake Houp

Smallest rooms I’ve ever seen in a Marriott, felt more like a holiday inn with better mattresses Cheap curtains that don’t open all the way, window doesn’t open at all, very little lighting options inside the room Overall this place needs some major adjustments when it comes to the rooms, not bad for a one or two night stay I guess

Only two towels placed in our room for a 5 night stay(there are two of us) and apparently you have to give 24hrs for cleaning services

Jevon Lee

The stay was everything you could ask for The room was spacious and clean The property had lots of places inside and out to just sit and relaxe

But what i was most expressed with was the gentleman that greeted me at the front desk His name was Boone He was extremely pleasant with a big smile He checked me in and called back down to order lunch as the restaurant was just opening and I couldn’t get them by phone I called the front desk and Boone took my order and walked it over to themI would definitely reccomend and visit againPlus you can walk right across the street to mall and great restaurants

9. Sheraton Raleigh Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This sophisticated hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Raleigh Convention Center and a 5-minute walk from the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.Straightforward rooms with city views offer flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi (surcharge) and coffeemakers. Club rooms include access to a lounge with free WiFi, breakfast and snacks. Suites add living rooms, minifridges and pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites feature 4-poster beds, whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes.There’s an Italian restaurant and a cafe. Other amenities include an exercise room and free Wi-Fi in the lobby. There’s more than 18,000 sq ft of meeting space, including a ballroom.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the Raleigh City Museum and Artspace
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the small, unclean rooms and the minibars
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • Some guests complained about the unclean bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned “Icemaker” 13 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Scott C. Shoff

Nice appointed, although somewhat worn, rooms Guest room air quality is compromised

In general, facilities were in pretty good shapeFront desk service was excellent, kind, eager to please, and prompt on Friday as well as Saturday NOT so much Sunday and Monday Actually, not at all on Sunday and MondayGreat central ideal location to enjoy the town on foot or by automobileParking was much better than expected!Coffee shop was EXCELLENT, kind, prompt, sweet, friendlyWe did not make it to the restaurant- as we had plenty of food at the 2022 Dreamville Festival

Travelicious Life (Sandra)

This Sheraton has surely seen better days and unfortunately basic cleanliness is not a priority Club level rooms have never bed/headboards and an eclectic mix of toiletries Lounge is very very basic, but the snacks are decent and staff is very kind, so if you are already here, I recommend upgrading

Poor soundproofing offers extra entertainment, however also poor sleep Not where I would stay again by choice

Ben Levenson

Hotel is in need of a refresh The facilities in general seem a little rundown at best and in some cases, just not that clean Housekeeping was very inconsistent

One day I received fresh towels and nothing else Another day my entire room was cleaned And on another day, the housekeepers failed to close my door properly — when I returned to my room at 5pm the door wasn’t latched and I could just push it open (The same thing happened to another guest on my floor) Fortunately nothing was missing from the roomI will avoid this place next time I’m in Raleigh

10. Hilton Raleigh North Hills (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 3415 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Phone: (919) 872-2323
  • Ratings: 4.1 (2362 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hilton Raleigh North Hills
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Contemporary lodging with an indoor pool, a bar/grill & meeting space, plus a free airport shuttle.

About this hotel

This contemporary hotel, off Interstate 440, is 2 miles from shopping at North Hills and 4.3 miles from downtown Raleigh.All rooms offer sophisticated decor and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs and WiFi (free). Executive rooms provide access to the Executive Lounge’s free evening appetizers. Suites add wet bars and pull-out sofas.Amenities include a buffet breakfast, a relaxed bar/grill, a 24/7 fitness center and an indoor pool and a whirlpool. There’s also a business center and over 30,000 sq ft of meeting space, plus a free shuttle to Raleigh-Durham International Airport and North Hills.

Things You Need to Know

  • 8 min drive to the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the furniture and the air conditioning
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 69 times
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Paula Spain

The photos of this hotel’s rooms are better than the actual rooms There was a less than desirable odor in the room (we bought air freshener) and some of the towels had mascara stains on them So they could be washed better

Good thing I brought my own towels The restaurant and bar was great The customer service was pretty great Over all we had a great stay

Jushanna Goree

This hotel is wonderful It is located across from one of the Duke Medical Center locations The lobby is spacious and up to date

Check-in was quick and the staff were very helpful and efficient No complementary breakfast, but you could purchase breakfast in the lobby for $15 Snacks available for purchase at front desk (no vending machines) Bar with kitchen located in lobby as well Rooms had iron/ironing board/ hair dryer/ fridge/ microwave/ coffee maker Very comfortable beds We had a suite with a parlor room The park room had not been cleaned when we arrived, but was cleaned quickly after the front desk was alerted The parlor room had it’s own entrance with double doors The double doors had a 1/4-1/2 opening that we learned allowed hallway light to filter in and you can see through it Since it was after 11pm and just an overnight stay, we just draped a sheet over the door and did not alert the front desk

Lisa Williams

You have to PAY TO PARK!!! I’ve NEVER stayed anywhere that charges guests to park The hot tub is STILL closed Breakfast costs $16 a person

There’s no microwave in the room For a Hilton I am VERY disappointed I’d been better off keeping my La Quinta reservation I thought this would be a better place to stay Boy was I wrongThe ONLY good things were the bed is comfy and I could take my dog Which I could have done at other hotels Will NEVER stay here again, especially not for their current rates

11. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh North – Wake Forest, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Located off Route 1, this straightforward hotel is 3 miles from the Wake Forest Historical Museum and 5.9 miles from the Durant Nature Preserve.Subdued rooms offer work desks with lamps and flat-screen TVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes with silverware, glassware and dining tables. There’s also free Wi-Fi and high-pressure showerheads in the private bathrooms, and kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.Amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast bar, outdoor pool and same day dry cleaning service, as well as a business and fitness center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 8 min drive to Forest Ridge Park
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 11 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Katerina Olivieri

Stayed one night for after a date night with my husband Pretty pricey for the atmosphere of the hotel Mattress and pillows were really comfortable, however, the upkeep of the hotel and little things went unnoticed

The outside trash can stayed full from the time we checked in until the time we checked out I don’t mean full, I mean overflowing with trash on the ground The ice machine didn’t work on our floor so we had to go down a floor if we wanted ice Next to the ice machines on both the 2nd and 3rd floor, were bags of trash The mini fridge in the room was on the fritz, and was covered in ice They have dove products that you can pump out mounted to the wall, however there was no body wash, just an empty container It was mostly quiet, we heard a few dogs but nothing too loud to where you couldn’t sleep through the night Breakfast was better than I thought it would be, and the lady attending the breakfast bar was quite friendly It was a last minute stay, and we should have reserved a room elsewhere for the price, and next time we will Also the pool is closed

Junk Mail

Staff was friendly & the room was clean However there were a few issues & inconveniencesThe phone in the room did not work so you have to leave the room and travel to the front desk whenever you had issues

We were told maintenance was gone for the day and would come the following day That never happenedNeither one of the beds had a comforter on them – just a thin sheet only We were told several people had allergies so they removed all of the comforters and made them available by request only We had to get dressed just to head down to the front desk after 9pm because the phone didn’t workThe TV remote did not work & guess how we had to notify the front desk…yep you’ve got it By getting dressed and walking downstairs The front desk clerk told us it was the sensor in front of the TV We adjusted, it did not work so we headed back down to see if we could get the remote replaced She said it works…you just have to stand directly in front of the TV Kinda negates the point of have a remote When we shared the power & volume buttons worked just not the channel buttons, she said maintenance was gone & would be up tomorrow That never happenedThe TV channels were limited to local and special cable channels No TNT, USA, Bravo, or anything more familiar Of course we had to stand and manually select the channels due to the remote issue We found one station that wasn’t too weird and kept the TV on that station for the remainder of the tripWe were only given two(2) total sets of towels for a multi night trip Thats one set per person The morning after the second night, one of us went down to request a fresh set of towels as they were heading out to their meeting & I was waiting to shower before logging into work & eventually leaving later that morning We were told the towels were on their way up It’s been over an hour & I’m still half dressed waiting to shower and start my day (now past 8am)Guess what I’ll need to do to notify the front desk?The bed was comfy, pillows were a variety of hard & soft based on preference, the water was hot, and the amenities were okay…but there were/are a lot of issues Enough for me to post & leave a rating Could have easily been a 5 star review if the issues were addressed

Aulander Slade Baker

Decent place and clean Breakfast was plentiful and hot Dove soap and beauty products a plus

Most of the staff was friendly except the older woman at the front desk, she made it very clear that she was racist by all her comments she made The final comment was she told my grown so He better behave we don’t want any trouble in here Mind you my son is 6’5″, black and thin oh did I mention he’s 29 How is she going to say something like that especially when he was the person conducting the transaction We had to let her know we weren’t that type of family and she was out of place We had 2 rooms and had traveled all the way from upstate NY We asked for connecting rooms she said she didn’t have any Cool We took the room on the first floor , my sister asked about her room and where was it located The lady said well if you don’t want that room we can pit you on the forth floor, there are only 3 floors Ok enough about her The phone didn’t work and it was had to turn the ac down because the buttons were stuck on the window ac and the wall controls didn’t work Besides those incidents my stay was pleasant, it was the first impression at check in that ruined my review Would I stay here again I might and even recommend

12. AC Hotel by Marriott Raleigh North Hills (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Surrounded by shops and restaurants in a retail park off Interstate 440, this modern hotel is 5 miles from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Downtown, and 6 miles from concerts and sports events at the PNC Arena.Streamlined rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges and coffeemakers; some add pull-out sofas.There’s a rooftop tapas bar offering open-air dining on a terrace with city views. A continental breakfast buffet is available for a fee. Other amenities include a gym and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean
  • 7 min drive to the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the rooftop tapas bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Wynne Stevens

10/10!! My boyfriend and I had the best experience here this weekend Very clean and the bed was so comfortable! Parking was confusing but the location of the hotel is amazing Walking distance from good food, bars, shops, and a Sunday morning farmers market! The staff is LOVELY! Monia and Kelsie were so sweet and hospitable and need a raise!! This is our new favorite hotel!

Maja Peklic

Very nice hotel in the heart of Raleigh North hillsIf you are staying on a lower floor of the hotel looking towards the busy street with bars and restaurants, there is a tendency that it could be a bit noisy in the room – especially on the weekendsThe service is really friendly and outgoing!The breakfast is delicious

One weakness is that there are not many gluten free options for breakfast – so if you are on a gluten free diet there won’t be many carb options (no gluten free bread, oats, cereals) for you for breakfast Nevertheless, fruits, cheese, meat and eggs are still a delicious option

Richard Benzinger

The place seems to be trying hard to keep things cheap, while disguising this fact as modern elegance and simplicity The room has an Ikea-like open coat rack rather than a closet And the bench/shelf/desk thing across from the bed looks like Motel 6 with some accent lights added

In fairness: it’s clean; it’s convenient; the desk clerks are friendly enough But I couldn’t begin to imagine anybody thinking of this place fondly

13. Heights House Hotel

  • Address: 308 S Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Phone: (919) 594-1881
  • Ratings: 5.0 (139 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Heights House Hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Refined adults-only hotel in an 1860 home featuring lounges, porches & a garden, plus breakfast.

About this hotel

In an Italianate home dating from 1860, this refined hotel catering to adults only is 10 minutes away on foot from both the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh and Raleigh Union railway station.Featuring original artwork and Italian linens, the chic rooms (no elevator) provide Wi-Fi, smart TVs and Bose Bluetooth speakers, plus coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms and suites have fireplaces and/or living areas.There are nightly socials with cheese and wine. Other amenities consist of lounges, porches, and a garden featuring seating and a fire pit. Loaner bikes and continental breakfast are available. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Joel Lane House and the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh
  • 10 min walk to nearest train station
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests liked “wine”, mentioned 23 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ross Baker

We had a great overnight stay at Heights House! The hotel was beautiful and we enjoyed both the common spaces as well as the room If you are looking for something different than the cookie cutter chain hotel, then this is it The building is beautifully restored and the guest room was spacious and comfortable

It was within walking distance of great shops, restaurants, and bars downtown From the time we booked, the staff was available for any questions and provided all of the information that we needed We will definitely be staying at Heights House when we are in Raleigh again!

Savannah Moye

The hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous, the room was perfect! The staff are friendly and gracious It’s close to so much in walking distance but not in the center of it all which is wonderful They offer a wine and cheese hour between 5p-6p and the breakfast is full of delicious options

The amenities were everything we could have wanted! We will definitely return to this beautiful spot and will recommend it to anyone! Thank you Heights House Hotel for a wonderful weekend!!

Lee Durso

This is a lovely restored boutique hotel The furnishings as well as artwork were beautifully displayed including the checker board which we actually used! Our king historic room on the first floor was decorated with modern emphasis that still complemented the historic building The staff was friendly and were glad to answer any questions especially the modern coffee station in dining area

The breakfast was wonderful with fresh pastries, quiche cereals and fruit This was a special gift from our adult kids and will come back

14. Candlewood Suites Wake Forest Raleigh Area, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed all-suite hotel off US-1 is 2 miles from the Wake Forest Historical Museum and 8 miles from hiking and biking trails in the Durant Nature Preserve.Unfussy studios and 1-bedroom suites come with kitchens, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as DVD players and desks; some add pull-out sofas.Freebies include parking and guest laundry facilities. There’s also a fitness center, a 24-hour, self-service convenience store, and a BBQ grill in a gazebo. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to Forest Ridge Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


If I could give ZERO I would I had just landed in Raleigh after traveling all day It was 11:30 at night

I was exhausted I was supposed to stay for 4 nights When entering the lobby it smelt like a wet dog, I even made a comment about the smell Then proceeded to check in, got to my room, room 314… soon as I sat my things down there were 20-40 fleas on my feet and ankles Immediately grabbed my stuff and tried to wipe my feet off When I got back downstairs, the front desk staff asked to take pictures, and they themselves went upstairs to see for themselves Same thing happened to them Fleas I had them still on me downstairs and outside Couple days later I noticed 2 on my ankles in the car Needless to say this has been a nightmare! BEWARE!!!!! Still haven’t received my refund and today marks 5 days I never leave reviews unless I feel like the public may need to know


We stayed here for months and we had good experience with the kind people at front desk Janet I think is one of the receptionist name that was the one that always tried to help us, even if sometimes we were upset she would still be patient and tried to help I would really give this place 5 stars if the bed was comfortable which it wasn’t

They tried giving us a different mattress but they are the same With no good bed means no rest The tvs are so small , not enough counter space in kitchen but good size rooms The cleaning ladies did good job cleaning as well and not much complains there With the kindness and patience of workers plus the housekeeping doing great job this hotel is ok to stay in

15. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Raleigh Wake Forest (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Less than a mile from Route 1, this down-to-earth budget hotel among commercial plazas is 8 miles from Hill Ridge Farms amusement park, 17 miles from the Raleigh Convention Center and 22 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.The no-nonsense rooms provide Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Suites add pull-out sofas.Amenities include a 24-hour gym and an indoor pool, as well as coin-operated laundry facilities. A breakfast buffet and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 5 min drive to Forest Ridge Park
  • Guests mentioned beds 11 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Adam Schechner

Overall, this hotel was fine The common areas were very clean, the room was spacious and comfortable, the bed was just right (extra points for fitted sheets), and the included breakfast was goodHowever, there were several details which detracted from our stay:1) The entire hotel was apparently out of shower gel (which I can understand), but knowing this, housekeeping should have accounted for this by leaving extra soap in each room, which they did not do

Worse, we asked for extra soap from both our housekeeper and the front desk but got none2) There were no bath mats in the hotel3) Our toilet cycled (very loudly) every 65 seconds We were assured that maintenance would address it, but they did not4) The mini refrigerator is a nice touch, but ours clicked loudly every few minutesOverall a decent stay with several minor inconveniences which could have been dealt with, and which would have upgraded this from 3 to at least 4 (if not 5) stars

yo, its jo

I absolutely love staying at hotels I booked a room at a different hotel for my daughter’s 3rd birthday so she could go swimming in an indoor pool I came to Fairfield Inn after leaving the original hotel I booked at

They had the perfect room for me available & my daughter still was able to go swimming coming to Fairfield The breakfast is wonderful, and the rooms are so cozy The pool was perfect for my 3 year old & she’s had a blast! Thank you Fairfield for being affordable & for providing guests with wonderful amenities!! I will be back here!! ☺️

Christina Babcock

I usually only use Marriott hotels, but the rooms here were not to the usual standards We came in a night early, and we ended up renting a suite The toilet was still very dirty, and the sink had mold around the drain spout

The lights above the beds did not work, and the carpet had not been vacuumed, as there were chip crumbs in several areas, and I stepped on a bobby pin The next night, we were in a different room, and we couldn’t get the shower to turn on fully It was difficult to rinse off All of these issues were brought to the attention of the staff They just apologized I think I will be checking out other chains going forward

16. Hampton Inn Raleigh/Town Of Wake Forest (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This unfussy hotel is 3 miles from both Forest Ridge Park, and historic downtown Wake Forest.All rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with HD channels, and custom-designed beds, plus coffeemakers and desks. Suites add separate living areas.Freebies consist of parking, and a hot breakfast buffet or weekday breakfast bags to go. Additional amenities include a 24/7 fitness room and a seasonal outdoor saltwater pool, plus a snack shop, a business center and a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Forest Ridge Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms

Feedback From Real Customers

Adam Fox

AMAZING! We had a family stay to visit relatives 2 day stay Incredible staff

The amenities in the room and within the hotel are great Pool, Breakfast, Cable TV, Coffee Maker, Refrigerator etcThe hotel and the rooms are kept very clean The staff is consistently making sure the COVID protocols are met If in and around the Wake Forest, NC we recommend Hampton Inn

Lyerly Dawg

Great service at breakfast from Ms Reece She juned around making sure everyone had what they need

Love the waffles both plain and blueberry The front desk was very efficient and gave me extra bottles of water and snacks Will book here again when in Wake Forest Just needs a renovation in the rooms No closet except behind a curtain Old style room

Lost My FlipFlops

Breakfast is great The rooms are small Staff is amazing

But the housekeeping is poor I have been staying here for 3 days now and no cleaning of the rooms, spoke with the front desk, were not sure if they can take care of the room due to 3 call outs Not happy with that Calling corporate to discussI went to the next step which was Email there complaint line This is what I stated:We were coming to Raleigh NC not for pleasure, we lost a family member suddenly The Hampton Inn was recommended to us and we booked a room for 3/16 to 3/22The reason for my complaint is, we had no housekeeping for the whole time we stayedAfter spending hours with your family, under these stressful conditions, which would be the viewing then the memorial service you look forward to just relaxing in a clean fresh room to gather your thought together and come to the realization that you will no longer will see this person againBUT no my requests have gone unheard I requested many times to have my room tided up but my request went upon deaf ears I would never ever spend my heard earned money in a dump such as the Hampton Inn and this is an embarrassment to the Hilton nameFunny thing is throughout the premises the door mat states “If you are not happy, We are not happy” what a lie Nothing was done I was even told by one of the desk women when I made my request, and she cringed her face saying well we do have 3 people who have called outAs a paying customer, 1-do not cringe your face when a customer has a request 2-we do not care how many people called out That should have Never been told to your Guest So this Hampton Inn has no Southern Hospitality that I hear North Carolina supposed to haveI will be letting everyone know my experience with the Wake Forest Hampton Inn in North CarolinaPlus I want someone to contact me in regard to my complaint

17. Candlewood Suites Raleigh Crabtree, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 440, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 5 miles from the North Carolina Museum of Art and 6 miles from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.The laid-back suites feature kitchens, desks and flat-screen TVs. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas. Wi-Fi is available.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a business center and a 24-hour exercise room. There’s also a BBQ area with picnic tables. Pets are welcome for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes and the beds
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 18 times
  • Guests mentioned laundry service 11 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Nicole Stanley

I had surgery on June 1st so we decided to come down the night before and stay and leave the day after The room was clean and well maintained The beds were very comfortable

Close to restaurants Checking in and out was a breeze Very polite employees The day of departure, we went out and our vehicle wouldn’t start It’s a brand new vehicle so we knew it was the battery My husband went in and asked if anyone could give us a jump and the manager came out with a jump box and it started right up Will definitely stay here again!

Sally Jones

I stayed at this hotel 3-4 nights a week for almost a year traveling for work The staff is the absolute best and treated me like family The rooms and bed are very comfortable

I switched jobs and no longer traveling but would absolutely recommend staying here If I ever travel to Raleigh again I will be be back Thanks to the staff and everyone there for testing me with such kindness and warmth!!!

Treasure Davis

4/8/2022 Booked my stay online through bookingcom and was pleasantly surprised when I made it to the property I want to begin with the price ($134) was AMAZING to be right there on Glenwood Ave

The front desk attendant was very bubbly and made me feel immediately welcomedThe room was so much better than I expected it to be don’t wait just trust me and book No bugs, no outdated furniture or fixtures The bed was comfy and the shower was HOT just the way I like it and did not run out ( I like to think I’m in concert while in the shower so they tend to be a little lengthy lol) The room came equipped with a stove, dishwasher, and dishes I think I even remember seeing a laundry basket in the closet for your dirty itemsAs perfect as this hotel was there was 1 tiny thing that could potentially be an issue for some guests I did see next door where they were doing construction I personally didn’t have any issues but I was there during the weekend, so they weren’t out

18. 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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