Hotels in the Raleigh Area

by Allison Westbrook
Many Raleigh area hotels offer massage services to guests.

Many Raleigh area hotels offer massage services to guests.

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Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and a major metropolitan center. The area is defined by its natural surroundings, government buildings, business center, international airport and many family attractions. Travelers looking to visit Raleigh find no shortage of hotel accommodations to match any budget and interest.

Luxury Hotels

Raleigh visitors looking to experience luxury and opulence have several options. For example, the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel provides high end shopping, fine dining and premium services such as valet parking, concierge service and dry cleaning. The luxury extends into the guest rooms where hotel patrons find custom bedding, bright colors, large flat screen televisions and high speed Internet access. The bathrooms in the guestrooms are distinguished by small flat-screen televisions embedded in the wall. A Gold's Gym is located next door to the hotel for convenience, and the hotel concierge can arrange for spa services at the nearby Natural Body Shop and Spa. A restaurant and lounge are located on the property and feature an upscale atmosphere. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For Renaissance guests looking for more casual fare, hotel staff can provide directions to each of 16 restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

Hotels near Attractions

Raleigh may be a couple of hours from the sand and surf of the Atlantic coast, but it has its fair share of attractions. Museums, nature parks and performing arts centers are scattered throughout the city and its suburbs. The Umstead Hotel and Spa is located near some of these attractions including the 5,579-acre William B. Umstead State Park. Guests of the hotel don't have to travel far to find a plethora of outdoor activities in the park including hiking, fishing, boating and cycling. The Umstead encourages guests to embrace tranquility and the outdoors with its full service spa and organic botanical inspired decor.

Hotels near the Capitol

The North Carolina Capitol building and governor's mansion is located in downtown Raleigh. The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel is in close proximity to the Capitol, allowing for optimal tourism convenience. Guests can walk to the Capitol in less than 10 minutes and arrive at the Fayetteville Street Mall and the Raleigh Convention and Conference Center in even less time. Guests who request to stay on the 17th floor's club level are provided with complimentary concierge services. The Sheraton's concierge can arrange for local walking tours or Segway tours of the downtown Raleigh Capitol area.

Hotels near the Airport

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is northwest of Raleigh and is surrounded by all types of hotels that cater to business travelers, vacationers and layover guests. The Country Inn and Suites is just a quarter of a mile from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The hotel provides complimentary airport transfers in addition to park and fly packages. The Comfort Inn and Suites caters to all types of travelers with economical accommodations, free parking and spacious rooms. Extended-stay suites are available and include kitchenettes and cookware. Guests also have access to complimentary daily newspapers and high speed Internet access. The hotel also provides a free hot breakfast each day to make sure that no guest flies on an empty stomach.

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