Exit 49 on I-95 is the primary entrance and exit to Fayetteville, NC, home of two of the nation’s largest military installations, Fort Bragg Army Base and Pope Air Force Base. For those traveling to Fayetteville, there is a wealth of lodging options just off I-95. These hotels run the gamut from higher-end hotels like Doubletree to discount chain options like Motel 6 and Super 8.
On the High End
The Doubletree Fayetteville is one of the more luxurious options in Fayetteville and can be found on the west side of Exit 49 on Cedar Creek Road. Guests receive a complimentary cookie at check-in. The Doubletree caters primarily to business travelers or those that require meeting space, as the hotel features 12,000 square feet of space for up to 400 people. For those staying longer, indulgences include a day spa, fitness center, and salt water indoor pool. And while there are restaurants nearby, the Doubletree has its own restaurant with breakfast and dinner options, a bar and a café. Transportation to and from Fayetteville’s regional airport is free and the hotel is a four-mile drive from downtown.
Staying for a While
The Red Roof Fayetteville, also on the west side of I-95, provides extra amenities for those who are staying in the area for more than just a night. Store cold drinks and perishables in a mini-refrigerator. Use the coin laundry to wash clothes. All rooms feature complimentary coffee, data ports and wireless Internet, in case there’s work to be done. The Red Roof also allows all children under 17 to stay free, and portable cribs are standard in each room. Pets are also welcome There is also an outdoor pool to keep kids occupied. The Red Roof is next door to a Cracker Barrel restaurant and is less than 10 minutes away from both of Fayetteville’s colleges and its hospital.
Taking a Holiday
If you like the comfort of staying in a chain hotel with a national reputation, the Holiday Inn Fayetteville, just to the west of I-95, is a possibility. The hotel caters to business travelers with 14,000 square feet of meeting space and a staffed business center. It also caters to families with amenities like an indoor pool and on-site restaurant. The hotel is also close to popular fast-foot chain options like Burger King and Taco Bell. The Holiday Inn provides discounts to several national organizations like AARP. But is also provides a “Fort Bragg Friends and Family” rate for those visiting military personnel stationed there.
Two of the nation’s largest discount hotel chains, Motel 6 and Super 8, have options at Exit 49. At Motel 6, kids under 17 stay free and pets can stay for a small fee. Wireless Internet is also provided for a fee. Several chain fast food restaurants are within walking distance. The Super 8 Fayetteville is on the west side of I-95 and close to a local restaurant, Fuller’s BBQ, along with a Ruby Tuesday’s and a Shoney’s. The hotel offers a free continental breakfast, high speed wireless Internet access, an indoor pool and ample parking for trucks and campers.