Decided to take a trip to Raleigh just to check out the night life. I play in a couple of bands so I had been to a couple of clubs but wanted to just check out the sites. I used some points and for a pretty good price they gave me this hotel. When I got there I asked for a room on a higher floor. This was not an issue and the view was spectacular. The staff was excellent but the front desk girl was new and maybe didn't know about a bus service or the bar I wanted to go to. I got on the resturuant.com and found a new resturant called Brewmastersgot a killer deal on food. I got ripped off by the cab driver who took us a round about way and charged me 8 dollars. I could have walked in two minutes but after telling the bar my dislike for getting ripped off I was informed of a free bus service that takes you all around the city (Green line). This is awesome cause you can get to every resturaunt or bar in the area for free. No more cab rides while in Raleigh. The service runs til 2:30 am on the Thurs-Sun. The food Brewmasters was on point with a pint of bacon and fried avacodo. Back to the hotel. i went up to the bar located on the top floor which gave a full view of the city. Very nice hotel and they are currently doing renovations to the hotel. It's smoke free not a big deal for me but over all pretty good place to stay for the price. The next day it's so worth the walk to Big Ed,s in the market for breakfast. OMG the best meat and three around and the hotel has directions to all of the eaterys you can walk too.
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- Newly rebranded to the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, you will find all of the modern conveniences within our historic building located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. Just blocks from NC's State Capital, Raleigh's Convention Center, the performing arts, fine dining and nightlife. Our hotel has completed its full renovation including guestrooms, restaurant and lounge, business center, fitness center, exterior entrance and all function space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Raleigh
- Clarion State Capital
- Clarion Raleigh
- Raleigh Clarion