Located a 1-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 440 on-ramp and about an 8-minute drive from Raleigh's city centre, the Courtyard Hotel North Raleigh is geared towards road travellers who require a hotel with an outdoor pool, on-site dining and easy highway access.
Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed and a microwave are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness room, meeting/banquet space, a 24-hour business centre, guest laundry, free parking and on-site dining at The Bistro, which serves breakfast and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.
Holly Park Shopping Center is about a 3-minute walk away, while North Carolina State Capital can be found 8 minutes away by car. North Carolina State University is roughly an 11-minute drive from the hotel and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is a 19-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 2, 2014)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Many guests praised the hotel's location. They described it as easy to find and close to shopping, restaurants, Trader Joe's, highway access, museums, the State Capital, downtown Raleigh and Raleigh Convention Center.
The hotel's staff were the source of numerous compliments by lodgers. They were characterized as friendly, helpful, professional and efficient.
Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, spacious, updated and modern, with comfortable beds. A few travellers found the pillows too soft, however.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about noise transfer.
A few reviewers complained of noise disturbances during their stay, reporting highway noise and noise from guests in adjacent rooms. Some travellers recommended light sleepers asking the staff for a quiet room.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.5 out of 5 with a 98% recommendation rate from 223 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #22 of 80 Raleigh hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 89 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.1 out of 10 from 5 reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 2, 2014 to verify some information.