This is my #3 favorite near RDU airport. I'm in Durham every month or so, and sometimes my favorites are booked up for our corporate rate, so I try others. Hilton Garden on Miami is my hands down favorite with the Homewood Suites on Miami at #2. This Sheraton is 1 exit closer to RDU airport, at I40 and Page Rd. This is now my #3.
The walking or jogging track around the area is great and is something that the 2 Hilton properties don't offer.
The pool and outdoor fireplace are great places to hang out and talk.
The shuttle is quick from the airport and the drivers are very helpful and flexible. Call when you land, unless you checked a bag. Contrasted with the shuttle guy at the Marriott on Miami, this shuttle is wonderful! They will take you anywhere in the park and can be flexible on the schedule.
Check out is quick, if you ask for an email of your receipt, and ignore the line. Otherwise, allow some time.
Breakfast is fantastic if it is included in your rate. Pricy if not, but worth it. It is very good with an omelet bar and lots of hot and fresh items.
My rate included WiFi and was very strong.
Not so good:
Checking in took me 15 minutes on 2 separate occasions. Their computer requires a lot of input and typing. I was #4 or 5 in line, so I had time to watch. It takes a good 5 minutes for a person to get checked in and handed a key. If there are 4 or 5 people getting off a shuttle from the airport, that can take 20 minutes or so. It happened to me. Twice!
The lobby is renovated and nice, but the rooms are still a bit dated. Clean and okay, but not up to the decor of the Hilton Garden or size of the Homewood.
Layout is confusing for first timers. The best entry is down by the independent fitness club, not through the lobby. Parking is a hike if you are carrying anything.
Fitness is next door and has it's own hours.
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