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“Great location, average hotel”
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Arena Suites
Ranked #31 of 87 Hotels in Raleigh
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

I have stayed at this hotel several times. It offers superb convenience to the PNC Arena, Hunt Horse Complex, NCSU Vet School and Fairgrounds. The staff is very friendly and is more than willing to make your stay a great one. The rooms are very clean, but shop worn. The beds and pillows are comfy, as well. The rooms I have stayed in have a small fridge and microwave. Parking area is well lit, and close to the building. There is a sports bar restaurant on the property which offers good food, and a gas station and fast food nearby. Overall, a good value and would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We stayed here after a long weekend of family times. We were tired and just wanted to crash.

The hotel is clean and the rooms are really well laid out. The bed was dreamily comfortable and the staff at check-in was friendly as well as the staff as we left in the morning. The coffee was good although there was only one sausage patty in the pan and no eggs, but weren't there for breakfast anyway.

Now if they would just allow small pets.....

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

My husband and I have stayed 5 times now, and each time we stay we appreciate this hotel more and more for its location, comfort and affordability. Like I mentioned in my previous review; the location for this hotel cannot be beat when going to see a game or show at the PNC center. Not only do you save in the parking fee, but the overall ease of being able to walk and avoid traffic going in and out is a plus that in my opinion no one else can offer! Each time the bed has been comfortable, and the room is large enough for our needs. Add in a small refrigerator, microwave, flatscreen tv, good in-room heating & air conditioning, and we’re set. Our first visit we had a room on the 2nd floor that was shaped differently than our last four times. The last four times we have had a large vanity separate from the toilet & shower area that is a major improvement. I’m not sure if the layout for the 2nd floor rooms are all shaped like that one, because once we were placed in a 1st floor room on the side with the breakfast area we request one of those room each time we stay. There are only a handful of rooms on this short hall, and I like that they are tucked away from a lot of foot traffic. At the end of the hall there is a key activated door so you can come and go from this entrance instead of through the lobby if you choose. One of the only cons for the rooms is their lack of a bathroom fan. I’m also not a big fan of their breakfast items, but that’s probably just because I don’t care for continental breakfast as a whole anyway. It’s quite popular every time we stay so it could just be me. Unless we must, we will always return to this hotel for our PNC arena/hockey game needs!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cheshrliz
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Booked this hotel for the location to the Arena for Bob Seger Concert. Was thrilled to see how close we were to the Arena (15 min walk, max!), so were ahead from the start. There is a nice sports bar/restaurant within a 5 min. walk, and they had excellent food, and great service. Knew 100% non-smoking, so had requested ground floor, which were already booked up, so front desk gave us an end room on 3rd floor - which was perfect. The room was not a room, but a small efficiency apt., which is their regular room. Very clean, with all amenities!! Breakfast in the a.m. was very good. Many choices, and enough to fill up anyone. Even had the Sunday paper - nice plus!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Check-in was easy, nice sized rooms, and comfortable beds and the room temperature was just right. The most impressive thing was the breakfast. A nice sized area for enjoying breakfast so you didn't feel cramped or rushed when others arrived to eat. They kept the breakfast area very clean and supplied with a variety of offerings from cold cereal to yogurt, hard-boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, sausage and the make-your-own Belgian waffle maker and a variety of juices and hot drinks. All the food items were also just the right temperature. We stayed here in order to attend an event at the NC State Fairgrounds. I felt secure and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Beth N
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

This is a great location to the PNC Center Arena. It's the only hotel in the area that you can walk to the games, concerts, etc. Save yourself some $$$ on parking! It is also very close to the NC State Fairgrounds. Not close enough to walk, but they do offer a shuttle. The hotel is also a good place to stay near the airport and they offer a shuttle for that also.
The rooms are very large! I could easily stay there for a few days or even a week. Each room has a mini living room with a couch (which folds out to a bed) and a big flat screen tv. Rooms and the hotel are very clean. I stayed here about 3 years ago, and it looks just as clean and new now as it did then.
Breakfast is normal for this type of hotel. Waffles, eggs, biscuits & gravy, plus fruits, cereals, and donuts. Enough to fill you up.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

This is an excellent location for Hockey games (PNC center)and NC State football games - right across the street and can walk to both stadiums! Rooms are amazing and roomy, clean and has everything you need (blowdryer, microwave, mini fridge, sitting area). Not a far drive from downtown either. Will not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Arena Suites

Address: 1200 Hurricane Alley Way, Raleigh, NC 27607-3626
Region: United States > North Carolina > Raleigh
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Raleigh
#12 Family Hotel in Raleigh
#21 Business Hotel in Raleigh
Price Range: £75 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arena Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arena Suites is conveniently located across from the PNC Arena, home of the Carolina Hurricanes. This elegant all-suite hotel is just minutes from North Carolina State University, Carter-Finley Stadium, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Governor James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex and North Carolina Museum of Arts. The hotel features elegant ambiance and amenities including:Spacious and elegant suites with refrigerator, microwave and sofa beds, 42" LCD Televisions with high-definition programming, Backyard Bistro Sports Bar & Grille at the hotel entrance,Free wireless high-speed Internet access. Breakfast included is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Arena Suites the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meats, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors!.Guests of this Raleigh, NC hotel will also enjoy free local calls and a free weekday newspaper. Workout in the state of the art exercise room with cardiovascular equipment, or take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool. Business travelers will appreciate conveniences like free high-speed Internet access in all rooms, business center, telephones with voice mail and access to copy and fax services. The two meeting rooms accommodate up to 40 people for most events and business functions. ... more   less 
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