“Good for the price. Also, we snuck in a dog.”
For the price, this is a really nice place to stay. My girfriend and I came down for UNC's homecoming weekend, and since the area was packed with other alums (most of whom either booked earlier or were willing to spend more money), this was as close as we could get. I was a bit concerned about having to schlep from RTP into town, but it's really not a bad drive at all, maybe 15 minutes or so from the hotel to the UNC campus. Durham is about the same distance, which makes it close enough to places of interest to make location something of a non-factor (not a big plus, but not a major strike against it, either. Also, you're like 2 miles on the highway from two different Waffle Houses, which is arguably a plus, but I digress).
The room was bigger than we would have expected for the price we got on priceline (about 25/night, including taxes!). At that price I was afraid that we would be next door to crack dealers and carjackers. But, even though there's not a whole lot in the immediate area besides the highway, that's both a good and a bad thing, in that there were no crack dealers or carjackers that I could see.
Anyway, back to the room. There was a kitchenette that looked to be fairly well set-up, although I was more interested in revisiting places I used to eat at as a student, so we didn't use it. The bathroom was fine--no marble tile or anything like that, but it was clean. There was also a "living room"-like area, with a couple of big chairs and a table. The king-size bed was surprisingly OK--not too squishy, and it didn't have that big canoe-shaped indentation in the middle that some places' mattresses have. Between the "bedroom" and "living room" there was a TV, with cable.
Now don't get me wrong, we're not talking about the Bellagio here. But, if you're looking for somewhere that's close enough to civilization, clean, and CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP, this is a pretty good choice. I get the impression that RTP IT/tech companies stash short-term contractors here, but that's just speculation. Oh, also, they don't take pets. But there's a side entrance that, if you come in late at night and stay on the 1st floor, you can use to sneak in your dogs, as long as they move quickly and don't bark too much.
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