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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel

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3741 Thistledown Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-4676
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#15 of 99 hotels in Raleigh
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Our hotel's property boasts an enjoyable country setting while being convenient to all the big city attractions and businesses. The Holiday Inn Express® Raleigh Southwest - NC State hotel is also proud to offer a 100% smoke-free facility and a location just off I-40 at exit 295. With quick access to such businesses as Siemens Training & Development Center, SAS and Cisco in the Raleigh area, our hotel offers corporate guests a quick commute to clients. We also make catching up with out-of-office work a breeze with complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access, available throughout the hotel, and a Business Center that allows you to print, copy and fax. One of the best things about staying with us is that we're just a few miles from NC State. The hotel's accommodations provide a perfect location for Wolfpack fans and for those attending a concert or athletic event at the RBC Center or the Time Warner Cable Pavilion. Other area attractions include Lake Johnson Park and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Additional hotel amenities, like our indoor, heated swimming pool, whirlpool and Fitness Center, make your stay more enjoyable. Be sure to fill up on sausage, bacon, eggs and our signature cinnamon rolls at the complimentary Express Start Breakfast while you watch one of the 52-inch cable TVs in the Great Room. We look forward to making our hotel your new home in Raleigh!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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78jennifere wrote a review Sep 2022
69 contributions57 helpful votes
Room was clean and comfortable. Hotel is almost hidden amongst the trees, which made for a very quiet stay. Staff was friendly. Breakfast was your typical hotel breakfast, nothing special, but good. Would stay here again if in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello 78jennifere, Thank you for providing feedback about your recent stay at our hotel. We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to your next stay with us.
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tjessup wrote a review Jul 2022
Mount Airy, North Carolina25 contributions
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Although the Holiday Inn Express is very close to the NCSU Campus and several restaurants/shopping centers, it seems very secluded (in a good way). There was no traffic noise to keep me up at night. The grounds were well-kept. The area seems very safe, and at night the parking lot and entrance areas are well-lit and the exterior doors are locked (accessible by one's room key). The lobby was beautiful. I was greeted immediately upon entering and was checked in quickly. The entire building was spotless, including the stairways (which are usually neglected). My room was immaculate, including the tub and shower. They cleaned my room daily (although most hotels have stopped daily cleaning since COVID). There was a refrigerator and microwave in the room, as well as a safe. The hot breakfast was excellent and well-stocked (a time and money-saver). The staff was very friendly and cordial, from checking in, to the morning breakfast, to checking out early in the morning (around 4:00 AM). I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone needing to stay in the Raleigh/NCSU area.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Lisa M wrote a review May 2022
18 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here for one night during an unexpected road trip from NYC to FL. A great little find booked from the IHG website 20 mins before arriving. Check in was very welcoming and room exceptionally clean. We ate in the hotel next door which was convenient considering we didn't want to drive out again after such a long trip. Breakfast was plentiful. A very pleasing stay
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Lynn P wrote a review Apr 2022
Chanhassen, Minnesota24 contributions5 helpful votes
Overall this is a nice, comfortable, family-friendly hotel. Friendly staff. Good breakfast and lobby to enjoy take out meals. Easy access from airport and to downtown Raleigh. Pool was a little cool but family still enjoyed the pool time.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Meagan L wrote a review Apr 2021
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I've stayed twice within the past month at this Holiday Inn Express and both times have been nothing short of amazing! Nathan is such an asset to the hotel with his professionalism and great personality. We ended up staying a second night and booked a separate reservation for the second night and he called just to double check that it wasn't a duplicate reservation, which I thought was very nice of him to do that. Our room was very clean and had plenty of space for my mom, daughter, and I. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was very spacious. It was very obvious that the hotel is taking Covid precautions seriously which I definitely appreciate. We felt very safe staying at this hotel as well and the parking lot is very well lit and offers plenty of parking spaces. Thanks again for another great stay and we'll be back in August!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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JackieF546 wrote a review Oct 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia38 contributions11 helpful votes
We recently stayed at the hotel while visiting our daughter at NC State and had a very good experience. The location was very convenient to campus. The hotel staff is doing a very good job providing a safe environment through signage and hand sanitizer stations on every floor. Our room was immaculately clean which was very reassuring. Finally, the hotel staff exemplified true hospitality and were very gracious during both check in and check out.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Holly W wrote a review Aug 2020
Plano, Texas351 contributions106 helpful votes
I have stayed here before and great to see that they are handling the pandemic in stride taking appropriate measures to keep their guest safe and still provide a breakfast. You pick your breakfast the night before and pick it up at the front desk in the morning. You will need to take it to your room to heat up appropriate items in the microwave, but that isn't an issue to stay safe. There is also outdoor seating if you prefer (which looks like a pretty area).
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Date of stay: August 2020
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TNmmmmmm wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas237 contributions137 helpful votes
I stayed here with my daughter while visiting NC State. The hotel was conveniently located close to the campus. The staff was friendly The hotel was nothing special but was clean. There is not much around the hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from RDUGS, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Thank you for staying with us! We are so pleased you enjoyed our accommodation and convenient location. We hope to have you back soon. All the best, Milton Hamilton, CHA
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FarAway746962 wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
This property is next to NC State University and Centennial Campus. It is right off the interstate so easy access to airport and shopping. The management team is what I would call the Dream Team, they know what it takes to make people happy and I wouldn't stay any other place while in Raleigh, NC
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your business and kind words! We work hard to deliver great guest services and it is so rewarding when a guest notices our efforts and comments. This review will be shared with our entire team as encouragement to continue to deliver great guest services. We look forward to your return visit. All the best, Milton Hamilton, CHA
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smh728 wrote a review Nov 2019
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions6 helpful votes
From check in to check out our stay was very good. The front desk staff folks were so nice. We always heard a hello or have a good evening as we came through the doors. The breakfast staff was super accommodating. The area was kept neat and well stocked. There are large bottles of shampoo/conditioner/body wash mounted to the bathroom wall which was super convenient. I know there were several sports teams in the property but we heard nothing at night (!!) My only real issue is that the room lighting was not sufficient for the space. An extra lamp or brighter bulbs would have been lovely. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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US$152 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tic Toc Escapes (7.3 km), Tobacco Road Tours (5.9 km), and Pullen Park (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern, Angie's Restaurant, and Bida Manda.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Yates Mill County Park (4.1 km), Mordecai Historic Park (7.3 km), and Historic Oakwood (7.1 km).