13 Best Hotels In Raleigh, NC (Based on Value)

February 03rd, 2023

Life in Raleigh
13 Best Hotels In Raleigh, NC (Based on Value)

Best Hotels In Raleigh, NC 

Are you planning a trip to Raleigh, NC, and looking for affordable hotels? Follow along to learn more about the ones we deem the best, and find out which ones are dog-friendly! 

As the state capital of North Carolina, Raleigh is one of the best places to visit and explore. It is part of the research triangle: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. With that comes countless universities, employment opportunities, and more. But Raleigh is known for more than its smarts. From upscale restaurants to world-class museums and anticipated events, there is always something going on in Raleigh. The parks are lush, the art is beautiful, and the history is apparent. 

We highly recommend visiting Raleigh, NC! This guide will give you some of the best and most affordable hotels in the area, so you don't have to spend countless hours searching. Let's get started! 

*it's important to note that while we are giving you the most accurate rates, hotel prices vary based on room type, time of booking, length of stay, and more.*

Raleigh convention center during pink sunset

1. Hilton North Hills 

Location: 3415 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609

The Hilton North Hills is a fantastic place to stay when visiting the Raleigh area. At this hotel, you are less than two miles from North Hills shopping & dining, 10 minutes from downtown Raleigh and all it has to offer, and 14 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport

The Hilton offers pet-friendly rooms, along with the option for a connecting room or non-smoking rooms, free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool, room service, a fitness center, an on-site restaurant, and more! 

Rooms at the Hilton vary based on when you book and what suite you book, but they can be as low as $164 a night! You'll need to be 21 to book a room here, and information about a sudden cancellation will be on your reservation confirmation. The Hilton has a $250 early check-out fee and a $75 late check-out fee charged after 2 pm. Additionally, parking is $8 per night, paid directly to the hotel. 

2. Raleigh Marriott City Center 

Location: 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The Raleigh Marriott City Center hotel is located in downtown Raleigh. Due to the location, you can access multiple dining options, shopping, nightlife, and more when staying here.

On-site amenities at the Marriott include the Rye restaurant and bar, a fitness center, an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning services, daily housekeeping, and more!

You must be 21 years of age or older to book a room at the Raleigh Marriott, and a valid id is required upon check-in. The lowest room rate is $246 per night, with free Wi-Fi included. Upgrade your room for $20 extra dollars and receive two Starbucks coffees daily! 

Unfortunately, the hotel is pet-free, except for service animals. When visiting, there is off-site parking or a $30 daily valet. 

3. Hilton Garden Inn 

Location: 6412 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27616

The Hilton Garden Inn has similar amenities to the Hilton North Hills. They offer pet-friendly rooms, connecting rooms, non-smoking rooms, an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, an indoor pool, a business center, free Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, and more. 

Room rates are listed below. So that you know – the cancellation policy will be detailed on your reservation confirmation if you need to cancel your stay for any reason. You must be 21 to book with Hilton Garden Inn, and there is a $0 early check-out and late-check out fee. 

Room Rates: 

1 King bed: From $133

2 Queen beds: From $133

1 King bed junior suite: From $152

2 Queen beds junior suite: From $152 

entrance of hilton garden inn

4. Hampton Inn & Suites 

Location: 3920 Arrow Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612

Hampton Inn & Suites is a 4-star hotel just half a mile from Crabtree Valley Mall and 10 minutes from PNC Arena and Carter Finley Stadium

You will enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast, an indoor pool, a fitness center, Wi-Fi, connecting rooms, and more! 

Room prices at the Hampton Inn vary based on when you are visiting. The current rate for a king-bed nonsmoking room is $153, and a two-queen-bed nonsmoking room starts at $143. If you want to upgrade to a king-bed studio suite, the going rate starts at $162. Additionally, the king-bed executive suite starts at $341 per night. 

The Hampton Inn is pet-friendly, and the parking is free! You must be 21 to book with Hilton Garden Inn, and there are no additional fees.

5. Hyatt Place

Location: 710 Corporate Center Dr., Raleigh, NC 27607

The Hyatt Place Raleigh/Cary is located near "inside wade," one of the hottest new areas in Raleigh. While staying at Hyatt Place, you will experience comfort and convenience in their six-story, LEED-certified hotel. 

Amenities at the hotel include complimentary breakfast, pet-friendly rooms, all-day dining, a pool & fitness center, free Wi-Fi, digital check-in, electric vehicle charging, free parking, and more! 

All the rooms at Hyatt Place feature a plush grand bed, a 42" HDTV, a sofa or sofa sleeper, and more. The standard rate for a king or two queen-bed room is $164 per night. You can upgrade to a larger king bedroom with three separate connecting rooms for $349 per night. 

Two dogs may be allowed in a guestroom, provided the combined weight of both dogs does not exceed 75 pounds. In addition to your reservation, there is a $75 pet fee.

entrance of hyatt place during rainy day 

6. Fairfield Inn & Suites 

Location: 2201 Summit Park Lane, Raleigh, NC 27612 

Fairfield Inn & Suites is another hotel located by Raleigh's Crabtree Valley Mall. It is also conveniently located near the NC State Fairgrounds, downtown Raleigh, and the PNC Arena. Fairfield Inn has recently been renovated to provide guests with the most comfortable and luxurious experience possible. 

Amenities at the hotel include complimentary coffee/tea, a free buffet, a grab-n-go breakfast, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, wake-up calls, dry cleaning, and more. 

Pets are welcome at the Fairfield Inn, granted you pay the $100 pet fee. You may bring two pets, but they must be at most a combined 75 pounds. 

There are also complimentary on-site parking and long-term parking options. 

Room rates start at $164 per night. You must be 21 years old to book at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Check-in is at 4 pm, and check-out is at 11 am. 

7. Renaissance 

Location: 4100 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh, NC 27609 

The Renaissance is one of the more expensive hotels on our list. It is a 4-star hotel centered within Midtown and the North Hills Neighborhood. It's an excellent and exciting place to stay while visiting Raleigh since you're surrounded by multiple dining, entertainment, and shopping options. 

Amenities at the Renaissance include a restaurant & bar, a convenience store, a meeting space, free Wi-Fi, daily housekeeping, laundry, dry cleaning, wake-up calls, and more. Unfortunately, the Renaissance does not allow pets, but plenty of other hotels on our list are accommodating!

If you are traveling with a vehicle, there is $27 daily valet parking and complimentary self-park in the two decks below the hotel. 

Room rates start at $334 per night, and you must be 21 to book. 

Renaissance hotel in North Hills

8. Aloft Raleigh-Durham 

Location: 10020 Sellona St., Raleigh, NC 27617 

Aloft Raleigh-Durham Airport Brier Creek is a hip hotel in an upscale area with great shopping and enticing eateries. The hotel is just minutes from the Raleigh-Durham Airport, so it's perfect when traveling. They even have an RDU shuttle you can take! 

At Aloft, you can meet with friends at the bar, grab a snack from the 24/7 pantry, hang out in the lounge, and so much more. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary coffee/tea, a convenience store, wake-up calls, dry cleaning, a fitness center, a restaurant, etc. 

Room rates start at $149 per night. All rooms include free high-speed Wi-Fi, premium television with on-demand programming, and USB charging. 

Pet Policy

  • Non-refundable pet fee per stay: $100
  • Maximum pet weight: 40 pounds
  • Maximum number of pets in a room: 1

9. The Casso 

Location: 603 West Morgan St., Raleigh, NC 27603

Stroll outside the hotel lobby doors for a fun day filled with museums, restaurants, shopping, and more! The Casso is a beautiful hotel located in the heart of downtown Raleigh. The location allows optimal opportunities to experience and enjoy what Raleigh offers. 

The Casso has 126 rooms that feature playful, neutral tones, a large-screen TV, high-speed internet, Bluetooth connectivity, a steamer, a coffee & tea maker, a hair dryer, toiletries, and more. 

Room rates start at $254 per night and are pet-friendly!

Pet policy: 

  • Non-refundable fee: $75 per stay 
  • two pets, 25-pound maximum per room 

Additionally, you can book events at The Casso for birthdays, weddings, meetings, and more! 

Amenities include: 

  • Stylish event space
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • A/V equipment 
  • Group room blocks 
  • on-site catering: in-house barista, mixologist, chef
  • just steps from a vibrant social scene 

The Casso bedroom

10. AC Hotel by Marriott 

Location: 101 Park at North Hills St., Raleigh, NC 27609

The AC Hotel is a European-inspired Raleigh North Hills Hotel right in the heart of the Triangle Region's prime shopping, dining, and entertainment. This is one of the best places you stay while traveling for work, as they embody the local Raleigh spirit with a design dedicated to the modern business traveler. 

Amenities at the AC are similar to the other hotels we have mentioned. On-site, you will have free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, a convenience store, a fitness center, wake-up calls, dry cleaning, and more. The AC also serves European-inspired breakfast each morning.

The rooms were designed with plenty of space and luggage in mind. You will have a sleek desk, an open closet, precisely placed outlets, Korres bath amenities, a hydration station on your floor, and a DIY lavender turndown! Rooms start at $172 per night. 

11. Embassy Suites 

Location: 4700 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC 27612

Embassy Suites is located near Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and downtown Raleigh! They provide a free airport shuttle to make your travel smooth and easy. 

Amenities at Embassy Suites include connecting rooms, complimentary made-to-order breakfast, free parking, an on-site restaurant, an indoor pool, room service, a fitness center, complimentary evening reception, and more! 

Additionally, the hotel is also pet-friendly! 

  • 1-4 night stay: $75
  • 5+ night stay: $125
  • two pets max, dog or cat only 

The 2-room, one king-bed suite starts at $144. The room features one king-sized bed, a wet bar area including a microwave and refrigerator, Wi-Fi access, a 27-inch TV, and more. 

12. Stateview Hotel, Autograph Collection 

Location: 2451 Alumni Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606

The Stateview Hotel is within walking distance of the North Carolina State University. It allows optimal shopping, dining, and entertainment to add more fun to your strip! 

The hotel has beautiful views of lake Raleigh, an outdoor heating pool, a 24/7 fitness center, an on-site restaurant and bar, free Wi-Fi, a gift shop, daily housekeeping, and more! 

Unfortunately, no pets are allowed at the Stateview Hotel. However, there is complimentary parking on-site and a $15 daily valet. 

The rooms at Stateview start at $182 per night and include many features. Some are a mini fridge, hair dryer, robe, coffee & tea maker, a 50" flat screen TV, high speed internet, premium movie channels, air conditioning, and so much more! 

Stateview hotel outdoor area with pool

13 .Home2 Suites by Hilton 

Location: 3951 Summer Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27616

Homes2 Suites is near I-540/Capital Blvd, steps from Triangle Town Center shops. You can experience the WRAL soccer park three miles away or reach the Raleigh-Durham Airport in 20 minutes.  

The hotel offers digital keys, a complimentary hot breakfast, free parking, a fitness center, an indoor pool, streaming TV, and more! They are also pet-friendly!

Room rates start at $133, and you must be 21 to book. 

Pet Policy

  • 1-4 night stay: $50 non-refundable fee
  • 5+ night stay: $75 non-refundable fee
  • two pet max: dog or cat only. 

Best Hotels In Raleigh - Final Thoughts 

Raleigh, NC, has more hotels than you could imagine. In our guide, we did our best to give you details on the ones we deemed the best in terms of affordability, amenities, and location! The majority of hotels in the area are pet-friendly and family-friendly and offer free parking and breakfast. As well as many other unique amenities to choose from. 

If you're planning a trip to Raleigh, NC, and have been looking for hotels and accommodations, we hope our recommendations were useful! Raleigh, NC, is a beautiful city with countless opportunities for adventure, education, entertainment, and more! We hope you get the chance to check it out soon. 

If you're interested in moving to Raleigh, contact us or visit our website to connect with an agent to help you through the home-buying process. 

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