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300 N Dawson St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1314
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56 Room Boutique re-imagined Retro Motor Lodge in the heart of Downtown Raleigh
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Tara G wrote a review Aug 2022
Rockville Centre, New York2 contributions
Great boutique hotel. Cool vibe. Nice attention paid to lots of little details. Loved having the bar with great cocktails on site. Rooms were spacious and beds were comfortable. They even had toothpaste when I forgot mine at home. And they shipped back an item I left behind. Great personalized attention. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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NC Traveler wrote a review May 2022
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Enjoyed a one night stay at the Longleaf and it did not disappoint! Location is great! Tons to do and eat within walking distance. Free parking is a huge plus as well. The room was very clean with a comfortable bed and reasonably priced snacks. We stayed on the second level, back side. The view of trees was nice, and the darkening shade was great. I will say the hallway was a bit noisy at times, but thankfully you can leave the AC fan on high to cover some noise. The bathroom was spotless, and I loved the upscale toiletries. The lobby and lounge area are so beautiful, I love vintage design and this was very well executed. We enjoyed some very tasty cocktails on the patio which was very nice as well. Coffee in the morning is served here, and it was a high quality, NC owned brew. I appreciated the check-in/check-out times as well. (3pm/12pm) I felt this was very generous and it gave us extra time on our one night stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Andres H wrote a review Apr 2022
New York City, New York14 contributions30 helpful votes
Lovely place to stay in Raleigh. The hotel has a lot of personality, rooms were very clean and nice, comfortable beds and good coffee in the morning. Staff are very friendly and kind, great little bar and patio which is great to relax when arriving in the evening. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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FloridaMomOfTeens wrote a review Mar 2022
Palm City, Florida262 contributions140 helpful votes
This is an old hotel which has been given new life with a complete modernization. Everything is exactly as pictured on the website - new and clean. Beds were comfortable and we didn't have any issues with road noise (although if you are sensitive, you might want ear plugs). All staff members we encountered were friendly and efficient. We were on a road trip so it was nice to be able to park the car and walk to nearby restaurants and the museums. We also enjoyed hanging out in the large patio area along with the other guests (bar staff was serving guests on the patio as well as at the bar). The only thing I would change is to put a Keurig coffee maker in the room.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Jennifer C wrote a review Dec 2021
Seattle362 contributions114 helpful votes
I spent three nights at The Longleaf Hotel and would absolutely stay at this property again. The staff I interacted with was lovely, from the warm and informative daytime front desk host to the friendly and helpful housekeeping tech. Another staff person I passed in the parking lot even offered to help me haul my suitcase upstairs to my floor! The building has delightful Mid-Century Modern charm, and it's so nice to see an older motel (Travelodge) repurposed like this for a new chapter. My room was spacious, clean, and simply styled - bed was comfortable. The bathroom was sparkling clean and had nice higher-end toiletries, my only criticism is that the shelf space is very limited if you like to spread out your toiletry items. The only place to set a hot hair iron is on the small above-sink shelf and beyond that you really just have the top of the toilet tank to work with. The cable TV offerings met my needs and included HBO. There was no daily housekeeping at the time of my stay due to the ongoing COVID constraints, however the housekeeping tech was happy to provide me with more towels when I ran into her in the hall. The shades in the room are not entirely "blackout" but did a good job of minimizing light...one thing to be aware of if you are a light sleeper however, is that the hallway noise really carries. Especially on the Friday night that I was there, there was a significant amount of noise from people slamming doors, trying to get into doors with difficulty, etc. The room where I stayed was on the south side of the building and there were also several particularly noisy cars that passed by at night. I noticed that there were earplugs in the room but wasn't sure whether there was a charge for them and didn't really feel they were necessary anyway as I'm not a particularly light sleeper. On the Saturday and Sunday night I was there, the interior noise level was lower. The location of The Longleaf Hotel worked great for me - I was using a rental vehicle and really appreciated the free on-site parking. I never had any difficulty finding a parking space. I also appreciated that luggage storage was available as I purchased a lot of chocolate and didn't want to leave it in a warm car while sightseeing on day of departure! Overall, this was a great stay for a very reasonable price and I recommend The Longleaf Hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Matt R wrote a review Aug 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia31 contributions53 helpful votes
This hotel is a renovated 60s-era motor lodge now hip and cool. The rooms are not huge but a good size considering the price. Everything is clean and new. The bed is comfortable. The bathroom is nice although the doorway to the bathroom is quite narrow (old building codes). The lobby has a hip cocktail bar and a nice outdoor patio. The drinks are well-made. There is complementary coffee in the morning (which is good coffee) and a few nice pastries made by a local business are available for purchase. A few more breakfast options would be nice considering there's not much close by that serves breakfast, but it's not a deal-breaker. The staff is very friendly. I didn't have a car when I stayed and it was fine. The location is walkable to a lot of new restaurants and breweries, although some of the surrounding streets still lack sidewalks. You can tell the area is mid-boom and the infrastructure is still developing. Still some old warehouses here and there that I am sure will be expensive condos within 2 years. All-in-all, I'd happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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232tmg wrote a review Aug 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina910 contributions451 helpful votes
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I have been stalking this hotel since its renovation, I guess you could call it a green renovation, boy is it impressive! I am a fan of vintage, especially vintage brought back to life in a tasteful manner with somewhat of a modern twist, this is exactly how I would describe the vibe here. They have a lovely bar area off of the lobby, it feels alive and quaint all at the same time. The bartender are a class act and one in particular even dressed the part, I was impressed. They also have a wonderful outdoor patio, where the old pool was, its a very comfortable place to sit and relax. They make an excellent "old fashioned", they also have a good selection of wine and offer a food menu, so if your looking for something to eat.... I plan on returning for a staycation sometime in the future, I only wish they would have considered keeping the pool. Cheers!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Jenell B wrote a review Jul 2021
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I decided to spend my last night in North Carolina at the Longleaf Hotel in downtown Raleigh. There were plenty of hotels near the airport for convenience sake, but I chose to stay here. First off, the staff was just lovely! They were very friendly and attentive. I appreciate that. Second, the hotel had a nice retro vibe going for it. This is a boutique hotel with a mid-century vibe (previously a TraveLodge and Days Inn), complete with a charming lounge (indoor and outdoor seating) where you can schmooze, drink and nibble on snacks. You can have food delivered to the hotel, or you can easily walk to a restaurant. I reserved a king deluxe, and that was a lot of room for the price I paid. Possibly one of the biggest rooms I've ever had. The bathroom was just the right size for me with a big walk-in shower. It's not tiny, but it's also not the same size as the sleeping area. Every room has bathrobes, pillows and throws for you to use from local artisans, and if you like them, you can purchase at the front desk. I opted for a coffee mug made by a local potter just for the hotel. I had no issue with noise. Not once did I hear fellow travelers, including those with dogs. I was near the road, hearing both traffic and the nearby train, but this can be covered up with a noise machine (the hotel does offer these). My room was also on the second floor, accessible only by stairs, so if you cannot do stairs, then request a room on the ground level. If I had to go back to Raleigh, I'd stay here again without hesitation. I love small hotels like the Longleaf. The price was right, and the room spacious and clean. Location was great. Probably one of the best hotels I've stayed at.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Rick S wrote a review May 2021
Wilmington, North Carolina314 contributions82 helpful votes
Perfect except for two things. This place has been gutted and completely redone with high grade materials. The rooms (small) are perfect but without a coffee maker. Bed is large and sooo comfortable. Nice attached bar both inside and out where I get my coffee. The last thing it needs is a pool. Location is great for the capitolists but you must drive for breakfast and other meals. Oh, no elevator.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alexandra B wrote a review Jan 2021
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The greatest reason I would recommend The Longleaf Hotel is because of the comfort and decor of the rooms at an excellent value. The look of the mid-century decor is stylish and comfortable. The rooms were clean and it was clear that all efforts were made to keep the rooms and common spaces safe and bacteria free. The morning coffee is a great perk and the bath soaps all smell yummy. The downtown location is both convenient and quiet. Perhaps the best part is the exceptional management and guest relations. The staff is generally courteous, cheerful and responsive. We traveled with our dog and she was as comfortable as we were! I highly recommend Longleaf for travelers with pets. Oh, and the bar with full cocktail and snack menu has a fun outdoor deck furnished with fire pits and heaters for the cold nights and shady umbrellas for the summer months. Totally fun, comfortable and relaxing experience.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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US$168 - US$287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNorth CarolinaRaleighGlenwood South
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Longleaf Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Longleaf Hotel?
Nearby attractions include North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (0.3 km), North Carolina Museum of History (0.4 km), and C. Grace (0.5 km).
What food & drink options are available at The Longleaf Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Longleaf Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern, Taverna Agora, and 42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill.
Is The Longleaf Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Raleigh.
Are there any historical sites close to The Longleaf Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mordecai Historic Park (1.3 km), Historic Oakwood (1.0 km), and Joel Lane Museum House (1.0 km).