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 …
... trumpet swans and cliffs and lakes and mountains- amazing. we did take a lot of pictures but I am afraid they are not very good-after all the train was moving and it was very overcast. the clouds were gorgeous and because it was overcast there was less glare and the views were spectacular but even the people who seemed to be experienced photographers were having trouble getting decent shots. Still once we get on the boat, I will try to download wahtever we have. I ...
aren't you all proud of me - 2 blogs in one day. Alas no pictures- the forecast was for rain all day but it didn't even start until about 7pm by which time we were exhausted. However, it was very overcast all day- lovely for walking around, but we couldn't get any good pictures- the mountains looked like grey against grey and the ocean looked the same. It was beautiful for us to see but we couldn't capture it.
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... and read. I read a whole book and started a second one in one day!!!!I can't remember when I ever got to do that before. What a fabulous way to unwind after both of us have been so busy for so long. Now we are ready for our adventure, Marty was so smart to insist that no matter what it cost, we had to go a day early. Other people were coming off of our flight and starting their tours at 6am today. we have ...
6 AM, our latest adventure begins. This morning we fly to Boston then one to Reyjkavik, Iceland. After a few days in Iceland, we head to Switzerland for a couple of weeks
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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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!