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Days Inn Downtown Raleigh

This is a 2 star hotel in Raleigh
300 North Dawson Street, Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
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Within walking distance of downtown attractions, some mixed guest reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing downtown destinations
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests found their rooms to be clean
  • A few reviewers appreciated the free breakfast
  • No on-site restaurant
  • Many guests found the hotel dated and in need of upgrades
  • Several reviewers complained about broken appliances in their rooms
  • A few guests described unpleasant smells in their rooms
  • A couple of reviewers found the on-site fitness centre poorly equipped
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Oct 11, 2013
This hotel is situated in the city centre area of Raleigh and the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium is a 20-minute walk away. With several government offices within a 4-minute walk, this property is well located for guests looking to access downtown destinations on foot.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Accessible rooms are also available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. 

A free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant. On-site amenities include a fitness centre, a business centre, free newspapers and an ice machine.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is a 6-minute walk away, while the North Carolina Museum of History is 7 minutes away on foot. Glenwood South, the nightlife district with multiple bars and clubs, is about an 8-minute walk away.

Access to Highway 401 is about a 2-minute drive away, while the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is 20 to 30 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on October 8, 2013: Free breakfast hours.
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, opinions were somewhat mixed for this property. However, a few aspects of this property were commonly praised.

Many reviewers found the hotel conveniently located for walking to various downtown attractions on foot.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and a couple of reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. A few guests appreciated the free breakfast.

Several reviewers found their rooms clean and generally comfortable, however, other guests were disappointed with the condition of their rooms (see below for more details).

The Bad
Many guests described the hotel in general as rundown and dated, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Many reviewers thought that the hotel and guest rooms were in need of upgrades and some guests found broken bathroom fixtures, stained carpeting and peeling paint.

Several guests complained that some of the in-room appliances were not working properly, including electrical outlets and leaking coffeemakers.

A few reviewers noticed an unpleasant smell in their rooms. One guest said that her room smelled musty, while another reviewer smelled cigarette smoke in the halls.

A couple of guests complained about finding broken equipment in the fitness centre.

A couple of reviewers said that there were few restaurants near the hotel. gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 79% of 287 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #57 out of 80 hotels in Raleigh, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 142 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 8, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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Out of 89 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.7 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 2
No. of guest comments: 2
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #19 out of 89 hotels in Raleigh ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Nathan from Rensselaer, NY US rated Days Inn Downtown Raleigh 9 out of 10 on April 22, 2006
Marilyn from St Matthews, SC US rated Days Inn Downtown Raleigh 8 out of 10 on October 17, 2004


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Days Inn Downtown Raleigh

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 27603
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (919) 828-9081
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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