Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree Valley
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Started my day getting to the Portland airport way too early. I am always nervous I am going to miss my flight, but honestly I really like PDX. It's always the cleanest airport, good restaurants, and FREE WI-FI! I hate paying for internet!
My flight leaves Portland at 11:40am and I have an hour lay-over in Atlanta, GA. I should arrive in …
... meet a very generous man named CJ.
He's my cousin's boyfriend. He's a retired Airforce vet, who now works for the State in the computer field. One day while talking I told him about the journey I'm on and it caught his attention, so I showed him the blog. He was enthrualled and excited for me. And told me it was really cool that I decided to follow my dream West. Later, that week I asked him if I could hitch a ride ...
... had suggested to us all before we left the bus. Jake pointed out that they had jacket potatoes with chicken or pulled pork and BBQ sauce which sounded amazing to us both however we couldn't decided which to have either the pork or chicken so we ordered one of each and shared half with each other. This was a great idea as we got the best of both worlds! The potatoes were ginormous though neither of us thought we'd finish them but we very nearly did...good effort! ...
... at the Jolly Roger with some great pals, I awoke this morning slightly regretting the last few beers the night before but also pretty stoked to be getting underway. I had to return some equipment I borrowed from Nic Mclean so I drove to his house on my way out and walked carefully up the stairs to his home which were still pretty icy from the bizarre amount of snow we received this week.
I heard Nic emerge from the door beneath his house, so I turned around to walk back ...
... I saw a team of basketballers from Franga coming from the direction of the stadium so I confirmed we were heading in the correct direction. After Mark had a chat to the Franga staff we were off. When we got there some boys were practicing on the court so we had a bit of a look and then a walk around. Very impressive establishment and a great sporting museum.
Once the stadium was done our time was up and it was time to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh Crabtree Valley
As a travel agent, I am accustomed to the finer hotels at lower rates. We were not offered a discount at this property, however, it was a perfect stay and at a great price. The front desk was extremely accomodating, the cleanliness of the room far surpassed what I had expected, amenities in abundance and the location, being right off of the expressway and behind a shopping mall was fantastic. There is an Italian restaurant on the property, full service kitchen in each suite and a pull out couch in the living room. I was very reluctant to stay at this property, however, if it had not been for the feedback of Traveladvisor customers I never would have stayed there. Thank you and keep them coming!
Spent 2 nights at the Homewood Suites Crabtree in September 2005 and could not have been more pleased! We stay in hotels approx. 7-10 nights a month and are very,very picky about cleanliness and we found this Homewood to be fresh & clean, with sparkling floors, carpets, elevators, and fresh new looking decor & a great sleeping bed with loads of pillows & nice linens. Great bathroom, with vanity/sink separate from toilet & tub/shower & lots of thick towels. Our suite had, in addition to a living room & kitchen with eat-at counter, a separate walled off area with a desk & computer hook-up & phone, so that a person could do some work & be a bit away from the living room action. We like this suite set-up where the living room & bedroom each have a window and in our case we had one at the office area so we had 3 windows! Very nice! It is always a pleasure to stay at a hotel where you wish you could stay longer...this is such a hotel!
We stayed at the Homewood Suites August 6-7 and again on 11-13, and I have to say that I was pleased with the unexpected class of the hotel. Our suite was at the 5th floor, overlooking the pool, and beyond it, I believe a man-made lake. The hotel was in prime location, and it seems that whoever built it cut out a space in the midst of dense trees. So when we look out our window, we feel like we're snuggled against a forest.
A comfortable stay (once we get there)
Upon arrival at airport, we picked up courtesy phone to call for complimentary shuttle ........ and our reply was "this is wrong Homewood Suites ........ we have no reservation for you ........ and by the way, the Crabtree location does not have complimentary shuttle ..... people are always reading this on internet ....."
After our $30.00 cab ride from airport with a wonderful young man from Kenya driving, we arrived, checked in to a very comfortable room. The Mrs liked the French stylings, and I wondered how nice the see thru fireplace must be in winter. Breakfast hot, lobby cozy, and location good for shopaholics.
A very good value, and would stay here again
I travel to Raleigh, NC frequently and always try to stay at the Embassy Suites Crabtree. It was booked the weekend I wanted to stay and I went shopping around for another Hillton Brand hotel (gotta get those points!). I stumbled across Homewood Suites and from start to finish, it was outstanding in every way. High quality, good value, and convenient. It is a bit hard to find but that shouldn't take away from anything - it's right behind Crabtree Valley Mall off of Highway 70/Glenwood Avenue.
My husband and I stayed here while teaching a workshop. The hotel is lovely, inviting, and comfortable! The service was very good and the complimentary breakfast was varied and good. The meeting room was light and airy, with glass doors opening to the outside so we could get fresh air and hear the birds. The hotel is easily accessible but not right on the highway, so there was no road noise! Even with the window open! Also the view from our room was of trees rather than traffic. So much nicer than many hotels I've stayed at! As mentioned in other posts, the mall is in easy walking distance with nice selection of restaurants, as well as a good Italian restaurant right next to the hotel. And with the kitchen area in the room there is somewhere to refrigerate and reheat your "doggie bag" of leftovers to eat later. The hotel "store" also had a small selection of easy to prepare foods that you could purchase in a pinch. There was a television in both the living room area and the bedroom, so we could both watch something different. My only complaint was the pillows--they were too big and hard.
My stay was from May 15 thru May 22, 2005. The trip was for pleasure and fact finding for possible relocation after my retirement. The Hilton Homewood Suites is clean, the staff is nice, helpful and the breakfast every morning was great, good food and the evening meal with wine and beer was an opportunity to meet other guests. The location is excellent for traveling to other areas near Raleigh. The hotel sits directly behind the mall, which made it easy to find my way back as everyone in the area around Durham and Chappel Hill know how to get to Crabtree Valley Mall.
Great stay in North Raleigh!
We stayed here for three nights with two small children in a one bedroom (two doubles) suite - perfect since after the kids went to bed, we had the separate living room with full kitchen for ourselves.
The room was spotless, staff very friendly and helpful and the full breakfast buffet was great (especially the make-your-own belgian waffles). The outdoor pool looked very nice, but it was closed for the season during our stay. The North Raleigh location is perfect as it is in a lovely part of town yet very convenient to the beltline (I440). I would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again.
My family and I just returned from a 2 night stay. We stayed in a 1 bedroom suite with 2 double beds and a double sofa bed. The kitchen area had a full size refrigerator with ice maker, a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and a single basin sink. The "suite shop" at the front desk had drinks, snacks and microwaveable foods available for a decent price. The location of the property is convenient, right off of I-440. There are, however a few turns to get there and it was a little confusing. The hotel sets on top of a hill and is very picturesque. There is also an excellent mall right across from the hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Almost like being at a lodge!
This hotel is a gem! Immaculately clean, friendly, excellent service - beautiful, quiet lodge-like setting. Chateau-like architecture.
Gorgeous lobby with huge fireplace. Steps from Crabtree Mall and the interstate. The suites are lovely, spacious, and comfortable. Beautiful wooded and lake views. The breakfast buffet is excellent. I know of no better place to stay in Raleigh!