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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Raleigh based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in the USA earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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  • #1
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    The Umstead Hotel and Spa
    Cary, NC
    #1 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 952 reviewsTripAdvisor (952)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sitting just off Interstate 40 about 9 miles northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina, The Umstead Hotel and Spa strives to provide guests with a sense of tranquility. The hotel's designers had a keen eye for detail: The Umstead's ornamentations are reflective of its natural surroundings, with plants and statues of animals adorning the lobby and other common areas. Guest rooms also feature muted green tones. Accommodations are equipped with Keurig coffee makers, free Wi-Fi access and beds with pillow-top mattresses. Travelers rave about The Umstead's appearance as well as its services and amenities, including the soothing treatments at the Umstead Spa, the seasonal outdoor pool and the AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Herons restaurant. But above all, guests credit the hotel employees for their positive experience; many note that the concierge and front desk staff make a point to learn your name. Though self-parking at this hotel is fee, you'll need a car to access the region's other major attractions. 

    Cary, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 952 reviewsTripAdvisor (952)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel
    Raleigh, NC
    #2 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 583 reviewsTripAdvisor (583)
    Free Parking

    The Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel sits amid a shopping plaza with chain and boutique retailers, abundant dining options and a movie theater, some 13 miles east of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The property has 229 modern guest rooms outfitted in slate gray and white. Standard rooms have headboards with built-in reading lights, Edison bulb nightlights, air plants and succulents and – perhaps the most popular amenity with recent guests – TVs in the bathrooms. Accommodations also include coffee makers and walk-in rain showers, plus Wi-Fi and in-room safes (both for an additional fee). Complimentary parking is available in on-site and nearby off-site lots, and the hotel houses a fitness center and an indoor pool long enough for swimming laps. The hotel's 41Hundred restaurant offers a daily breakfast buffet, and serves small plates for lunch and dinner, while craft cocktails and house-aged whiskey are available from the full bar. Thanks to the property's Marriott ties, rewards program members can earn and redeem Marriott Rewards points here.

    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 583 reviewsTripAdvisor (583)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh / Crabtree Valley
    Raleigh, NC
    #3 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 814 reviewsTripAdvisor (814)
    Free WiFi
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    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 814 reviewsTripAdvisor (814)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Mayton Inn
    Cary, NC
    #4 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 162 reviewsTripAdvisor (162)

    With just 44 rooms and one private cottage, the Mayton Inn offers a uniquely charming atmosphere in the heart of downtown Cary, North Carolina (about 12 miles west of Raleigh). Recent guests said the property embodies an "old-fashioned Southern feel" thanks to its spacious and comfortable accommodations, all of which are individually decorated. Rooms start at 400 square feet and are equipped with minifridges, coffee makers, in-room tablets and hardwood floors, among other amenities. You'll experience more Southern charm at the on-site restaurant, Verandah, which offers Southern fare lodgers raved about (plus, free breakfast every morning). If it's just cocktails you're after, head to the lobby HighBall bar. You'll also find a 24-hour gym and the Tonic Remedies spa on-site (a favorite among vacationing couples). Aside from the charming interiors and bevy of amenities, reviewers were most pleased with the staff members, who travelers described as friendly and dedicated to providing great customer service.

    Cary, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 162 reviewsTripAdvisor (162)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh - Brownstone - University
    Raleigh, NC
    #5 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1397 reviewsTripAdvisor (1397)
    Free WiFi

    Just east of North Carolina State University's North Campus and just a mile west of downtown Raleigh, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh - Brownstone - University welcomes guests with 190 guest rooms. The property puts guests within walking distance of the shops, restaurants and grocery stores in Cameron Village. The neutral-toned contemporary rooms are outfitted with a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds and feature 300-thread-count sheets, coffee makers, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, workspaces and remote printing; some have balconies. Some recent guests said rooms could use a refresh and warn that street noise is common, even on higher floors. The property has a small on-site fitness center and provides guests with passes to the adjacent YMCA, which has more extensive workout equipment, a pool and workout classes. On-site self-parking is complimentary. For dining, travelers can head to the Harvest Grill Restaurant and Bar, which serves a full breakfast buffet as well as a la carte items and soups, salads, flatbreads and burgers for lunch and dinner. Keep in mind, Hilton loyalty program members can earn and redeem Hilton Honors points at this hotel.

    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1397 reviewsTripAdvisor (1397)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh - Crabtree
    Raleigh, NC
    #6 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1106 reviewsTripAdvisor (1106)

    Set in the northern suburbs of Raleigh, across U.S. Route 70 from the Crabtree Valley Mall (home to nearly 200 stores and dozens of restaurants), the Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh – Crabtree was renovated in spring 2017 and offers 225 all-suite accommodations. Several recent guests said that this was one of the nicer properties they'd visited, and a number of other travelers commended the renovations and customer service. Guest rooms come in two- or three-bedroom layouts and each room includes two flat-screen TVs with premium channels like HBO, a sofa bed, a minifridge, a microwave, a coffee maker and complimentary Wi-Fi. Bathrooms have large granite-topped vanities and shower and tub combos. A row of lobby computers serves as the hotel's business center, plus guests will find a 24-hour snack market, a fitness center and a medium-sized indoor swimming pool on-site. Complimentary self-parking is located in the ground-level lot or adjacent four-story garage. The hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast with an omelet bar, as well as an evening reception with snacks and beverages. Axis Restaurant and Bar serves salads, burgers and American-style entrees for dinner daily, and a full bar and room service are also available. Hilton Honors members can accrue and redeem points during their stay.

    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1106 reviewsTripAdvisor (1106)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown
    Raleigh, NC
    #7 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1102 reviewsTripAdvisor (1102)
    Free WiFi

    The Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown sits 4 miles north of downtown Raleigh off of Interstate 440 (the Raleigh Beltline) in a neighborhood near other hotels and chain restaurants, and across the road from the Duke Raleigh Hospital. The hotel is situated about 14 miles southeast of the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and a complimentary shuttle to the airport and the North Hills area is available. The pet-friendly property completed renovations to its 333 guest rooms, restaurant and lobby in 2018. Standard guest rooms have a single king-sized bed, a single queen-sized (with a sleeper sofa) or two double beds. Each neutral-toned room comes with blackout curtains, a pillow menu, complimentary Wi-Fi access, a work desk and chair and a coffee maker. On-site amenities include a fitness center and an indoor pool with a hot tub. Meeting rooms and a ballroom make this hotel popular with visiting business guests. Recent guests said the staff goes above and beyond and that the on-site restaurant, '88 Oaks Carolina Kitchen and Bar, is worth a visit. The eatery serves a la carte breakfast, pizza, Southern cuisine, craft beer and cocktails. Parking in the on-site lot is complimentary. Hilton Honors members can earn and redeem points at this Hilton outpost.

     

    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1102 reviewsTripAdvisor (1102)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Raleigh Marriott City Center
    Raleigh, NC
    #8 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)

    Connected to the Raleigh Convention Center directly across the street, the Raleigh Marriott City Center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown within walking distance to shops and restaurants – a great location for business travelers and causal city visitors alike. The property has 401 guest rooms and suites, and guests can choose from a king-sized bed or two double beds. All accommodations are outfitted in soft yellow tones with warm neutral accents and feature coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with premium channels including HBO. However, in-room Wi-Fi access and parking cost extra. On-site, travelers will find a large 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool and whirlpool. The modern-rustic wood paneled Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen serves a full breakfast, as well as seasonal Southern comfort food for lunch and dinner, and the property also has a Starbucks outlet in the lobby. Recent guests praised the hotel's customer service, specifically noting they appreciated the courtesy texts shortly after check-in to see how the room was. What's more, Marriott Rewards members can earn and redeem points during their stay.

    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
    Raleigh, NC
    #9 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 607 reviewsTripAdvisor (607)

    Situated in the northern suburbs of Raleigh near the Crabtree Valley Mall (which features nearly 200 stores and dozens of restaurants), this Marriott property boasts 379 rooms and suites. The property underwent a $37 million renovation that was completed in late 2016 and many recent guests said rooms still feel new, though some travelers noted the room and bathroom sizes were on the small side. There are six standard guest room categories: Visitors can choose one king-sized or two queen-sized beds. All are outfitted with crisp white linens and pillow-top mattresses, and accommodations include leather lounge chairs, royal blue accents, minifridges and flat-screen TVs with premium channels including HBO. Some rooms also have balconies. Bathrooms feature marble and mosaic tiled walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads. In-room Wi-Fi access and valet parking are available for additional fee, while lobby Wi-Fi and self-parking are complimentary. The property has a heated outdoor pool, an outdoor patio with a fire pit and a 24-hour fitness center. BRAISE Contemporary Southern offers a breakfast buffet and serves its namesake fare during lunch and dinner; the more casual Lounge at Braise is open for dinner and cocktails. Loyalty program members can earn and redeem Marriott Rewards points at this property.

    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 607 reviewsTripAdvisor (607)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Residence Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek
    Raleigh, NC
    #10 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    Free WiFi
    Residence Inn Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek is a 3.5 star hotel located at 10600 Little Brier Creek Ln in Raleigh. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 127 reviews.
    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection
    Raleigh, NC
    #11 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 74 reviewsTripAdvisor (74)
    Free WiFi

    Appealing to Eeveryone from sightseers to business travelers, will enjoy staying at The StateView Hotel is situated in Raleigh, North Carolina. Located within 5 miles of Historic Yates Mill County Park and downtown attractions like the North Carolina State Capitol and the City Market, this member of the Marriott family boasts views of Lake Raleigh and proximity to North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus. On-site facilities include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center and more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The hotel re's also features the traveler-approved Flask & Beaker restaurant, which serves locally inspired dishes and cocktails. After filling up on gourmet fare, retreat to one of 164 accommodations. Every guest room and suite features beige and gray hues, sleek wooden furnishings and contemporary conveniences, such as a flat-screen TV, a minifridges, a coffee maker and a desk. Keep in mind, in-room Wi-Fi access is only free for Marriott Bonvoy members.

    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 74 reviewsTripAdvisor (74)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
    Raleigh, NC
    #12 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 199 reviewsTripAdvisor (199)
    Free WiFi

    Kitty-corner to the Raleigh Convention Center and in the heart of downtown, the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel is within walking distance of the state Capitol, shops, restaurants and several museums. The brick tower-style building has 353 remodeled guest rooms, though they receive mixed reviews – some recent guests said that only parts of the room felt new. Standard rooms come with one king-sized bed or two double beds and feature headboards with built-in nightlights, workspaces and sitting areas, and bathrooms with granite vanities and walk-in showers. In-room Wi-Fi and self-parking are available for an additional fee. The hotel houses a 24-hour fitness center on the lobby level and an indoor pool (note: you have to walk through the pool deck to access the gym). Recent travelers bemoaned the elevators at this property, saying they were often slow or out of order. As far as dining goes, the Sheraton's restaurant, Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar, offers indoor and outdoor seating and serves breakfast, pizza, pasta, salads and burgers made using local ingredients. There's a lobby coffee bar and 24-hour in-room dining is available from Jimmy V's. Loyalty program members can earn and redeem Marriott Rewards points during their stay at this property.

    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 199 reviewsTripAdvisor (199)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills
    Raleigh, NC
    #13 in Best Hotels in Raleigh
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 91 reviewsTripAdvisor (91)
    Free WiFi
    AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills is a 3.5 star hotel located at 101 Park At North Hills St in Raleigh. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 91 reviews.
    Raleigh, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 91 reviewsTripAdvisor (91)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Cary
    Cary, NC
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 748 reviewsTripAdvisor (748)
    Free WiFi
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Cary is a 3.5 star hotel located at 500 Caitboo Avenue in Raleigh. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 748 reviews.
    Cary, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 748 reviewsTripAdvisor (748)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Embassy Suites Raleigh - Durham/Research Triangle
    Cary, NC
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1119 reviewsTripAdvisor (1119)
    Embassy Suites Raleigh - Durham/Research Triangle is a 3.5 star hotel located at 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd in Raleigh. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 1119 reviews.
    Cary, NC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1119 reviewsTripAdvisor (1119)
    3.5-star Hotel Class

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