12 Best Places To Stay In Raleigh, NC: Convenient Hotels & Rentals - Updated 2021

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Travelers come to Raleigh for many reasons – family vacations, weekend couples’ getaways, amazing nightlife, or for business reasons. No matter what your situation is, Raleigh has a wide variety of convenient and affordable places to stay.


Check out the following hotels and vacation rentals in Raleigh NC for the best selection of the best places to stay.

1. Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel (from USD 232)

North Hills is one of the most exciting places to be in Raleigh. With premier shopping, dining, and fun, the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills puts you in the middle of all the action.

This hotel also features an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, and free entrance passes to Gold’s Gym are available for guests. Other luxuries you will find within your room include a flat screen TV behind the bathroom mirror, iPod docking stations, and 37” LCD TVs.


Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel

Address: 4100 Main at North Hills Street

Currency exchange Safety deposit box First aid kit available Air conditioning Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests ATM/cash machine on site Bridal suite

2. Cozy 3 bedroom on private 1 acre lot (from USD 206)

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. The house was clean, spacious, and stocked with everything we needed. David and Miriam were accommodating to our needs and super sweet. We plan on staying here again on our next visit to Raleigh. – Marie (guest review)

Covering 5,599 acres (2,266 hectares) and almost in the middle of the city, Umstead State Park offers miles of hiking and biking trails through woods and along creeks. This Airbnb is located just 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away from the park, so you will be walking distance from all the hiking you could want during your Raleigh stay.

The home is also newly renovated, and close enough to enjoy everything in the city (15 minutes from downtown, less than 5 miles (8 km) from two large shopping centers). It includes a wood burning fireplace, flat screen TV, fire pit, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and screened in porch.

Cozy 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath on Private 1 Acre Wooded Lot
81 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outdoor patio table and chairs bbq grill very nice
Cleanliness:
house was clean and spacious
everything was clean and very comfortable
the house was very clean and confortable
the home is clean comfortable and so cozy
comfy beds and so clean also the security deposit was refunded the same day we checked out
Host:
owner was very helpful
the owners left us a sweet welcome basket with snacks and wine
Location:
close to shops restaurants and many local attractions
the house is lovely and well stocked and the location was fantastic
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3. Peaceful Home With Saltwater Pool

This is a wonderful property. Suffice it to say we booked our next stay before we left. The location is convenient, yet extremely quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub daily. – Edward (guest review)

Everything about this home was designed for relaxation and enjoyment. There will be no reason to leave! From a master bedroom with furniture made from a local furniture maker to the living space designed by a Feng Shui expert, you can feel the care put into this home.

The house also includes a saltwater pool, fire pit, and table tennis. In addition, the master bedroom includes a sliding glass door that opens onto a deck with an outdoor tub. Most nights you can enjoy the tub under moonlight while listening to the owls around you. This beautiful oasis is also in a great location. While you’re close to civilization, you may see deer and are only a mile (1.6 km) from Lake Lynn.

Saltwater Pool. Hottub. Hiking, ping pong table
Raleigh, NC, US
75 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the amenities (hot tub pool ping pong table) are awesome and the inside is decorated beautifully
the yard with hot tub and pool was fantastic
the pool/hot tub area out back is beautiful
Cleanliness:
house is comfortable clean and private
the house is clean and well equipped with all the essentials you’d need for your stay (e
Host:
the owner of the home was there to greet us when we arrived to show us around
tom was attentive and extremely helpful during our stay
tom is very friendly and helpful
tom was in touch to check we were all ok throughout and very responsive before and after the stay
and tom was very responsive the whole time we were there
Location:
it is in a great location
all in all a delightful place to stay
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4. Newly Renovated Retreat (from USD 375)

Very calm and peaceful. I was there during rain and it was wonderful to hear the rain in the skylights while reading in the window seat. Tom was super nice and very accommodating!!! Convenient to restaurants and downtown. I recommend to others. – Teri (guest review)

This renovated photography studio is all you need for a private retreat in Raleigh. You may see deer, hawks, foxes, and possums during your stay here. Guests can also enjoy bird watching, as several feeders are set up around the deck. You will also be able to utilize a walk in shower with rotating shower head during your stay.

Newly Renovated! Luxury Retreat.
52 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the living area was filled with light and all of the furniture was so comfortable
tv and internet service were excellent
very comfortable bed linens with fully stocked kitchen and large modern bathroom with luxury walk in shower
we had never seen so many entertainment options available via the tv
Cleanliness:
clean quiet and comfortable
the place was clean and had everything we needed
the apartment is clean and superbly decorated
the rental was open airy clean welcoming with interesting architectural and artistic touches
Host:
the host was friendly and made sure our stay was comfortable
tom was an outstanding host available courteous and never intrusive
i told the host that i was "blissed out in the beauty
tom was very communicative and the home was very clean
it was a pleasure working with our hosts thank you susan
Location:
great find and a convenient location
the neighborhood is quiet the birds are singing my corgi enjoyed regular jaunts through the streets
the place was clean and located near many restaurants and grocery stores
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5. Lovely Long Lake Getaway (from USD 224)

Great townhouse with everything you need on-hand. Clean. Big. Comfortable. Very convenient to airport, city, and necessities. Super-nice owner. You can’t go wrong with this place. – James (guest review)

Centrally located to NCSU, UNC, and Duke University, this home is a perfect place for college scouting, business trips, or sight-seeing. It includes a gourmet kitchen, Jacuzzi tub, and access to pool and tennis.

If you are craving more of an outdoor adventure, you will find Umstead State Park just 1 mile (1.6 km) away. Lowes Foods, a local grocery store, is also within walking distance.

Lovely Long Lake Getaway! Peaceful & Private...1st Floor Master w/King size bed
79 reviews
townhome 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were thick robes and bath towels shower and bathing supplies snacks and yummy treats in the fridge
Cleanliness:
very clean and well decorated with plenty of room for everyone
the pool area is also lovely and clean and large so people had lots of seating room
Host:
always the consummate host this home is definitely our home away from home
the owners maintain the house meticulously and care about the guests the same way
this house is just beautiful and the hosts were amazing and very helpful
we loved everything about the place and rob and susan are the nicest hosts imaginable
two of the nicest people you will ever meet as host
Location:
perfect location for our wedding events
the house is located in a quiet residential area and we felt safe walking to the play ground
we found the perfect location for our party if 6 adults
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6. Two bed, two bath home in the city

Perfect home-away-from-home feel! Looks like a great neighborhood, and great recommendations for local food. I loved the indoor jacuzzi tub and the screened in porch. Much better than a hotel room for the value! – Julie (guest review)

This updated home with a newly renovated master bathroom and Jacuzzi is conveniently located near downtown and NC State University. You will find a major shopping mall within a 10-minute car ride and restaurants and Whole Foods within walking distance.

The kitchen has all new appliances and a marble-top eating bar, and the entire home is decorated with unique artwork. It also backs up to a wooded lot and has a backyard patio and hot tub.

2 Bed/2 Bath in the City
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
348 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i am an airbnb fan and this was one of my favorite homes
had a small intimate birthday gathering and the kitchen was perfect to make a nice birthday dinner
Cleanliness:
i liked the clean smell when i stepped in
mike’s place was clean and comfy
the hot tub was clean and relaxing
a+ place stylish clean and great location
everything was sparkling clean and very quiet at night
Host:
mike is an excellent host and gave great recommendations to local restaurants and activities in raleigh
mike was a great host with lots of local tips
mike was a great host and responded to messages almost instantly
the property owner showed great pride and professionalism in his management of the establishment
the host was quick with replies and his eating/drinking suggestions were greatly appreciated
Location:
really cute and relaxing place
the location is great very near the university and downtown
it’s in good location
great location and nice neighbors and community
the location is perfect- we never felt too far from anything
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7. Luxury home in Midtown (from 98 USD)

Our stay at Raleigh was lovely with the help of Midge. She was very kind and quick to answer any of our questions. It was a great location, as it was close to downtown. Grateful for a stay that was home away from home :) – Sienna (guest review)

Looking for a great location and a beautiful view during your stay in Raleigh? This two-bedroom apartment has everything you need. It is located just 5 minutes from Midtown, Cameron Village, and downtown Raleigh. You will enjoy a private balcony overlooking a wooded area and downtown.

This centrally located apartment also includes Wi-Fi, Apple TV, and a full kitchen. You can find your way to PNC Arena, the Fairgrounds, and the Airport, all under 20 minutes.

Luxury home in Midtown

Price: from 98 USD

Number of Guests: 8

8. French Villa, Downtown Raleigh (from 63 USD)

Amanda’s place is like a French castle out of a dream. Comfortable and impeccably well decorated. – David (guest review)

This affordable and cozy downtown villa will provide you with a truly unique stay. Designed with a Parisian vacation in mind, this room has everything you need – small kitchenette, microwave, mini-fridge, and complimentary coffee and snacks. All of this can be found just 1 mile (1.6 km) from downtown, so you can walk to all the nightlife and fun downtown Raleigh has to offer.

French Villa

Price: from 63 USD

Number of Guests: 2

9. Cookie's Garden Suite (from USD 85)

We stayed at Steve and Trish’s for a weekend getaway in Raleigh. Their home was ideal for this. The rooms were beautifully decorated and the landscaping was amazing. We will definitely stay here again when we visit Raleigh. Steve and Trish are gracious hosts. – David (guest review)

This quaint historic bungalow was built in 1899. Remodeled to fit modern day needs, this property is located walking distance from downtown Raleigh. Enjoy a juicy burger at Bad Daddy’s, or a delicious 3 course meal at 18 Seaboard. Experience the fun times nightlife in Raleigh can offer and walk home at the end of the night.

The shining star of this property is a beautiful garden. Your private suite will overlook this oasis of flowers and greenery, giving you the feel of being surrounded by nature with the convenience of downtown living.

Cookie's Garden Suite
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
416 reviews
Entire bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good wifi with plenty of plug-ins for all your electronic devices
good a/c soft pillow-top bed interesting shower
nice ship lap walls and the most comfortable bed
everything was great - bed was super comfie and the suite was adorable
warm and cozy the space is so much more than expected
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and nice
steve and trish’s place was very clean and comfy
very clean space with plenty of thoughtful touches
the suite was very clean and stylish
the room was sparkling clean and very comfortable
Host:
lovely home with very hospitable hosts
they were very hospitable and thoughtful hosts
the accommodations were great and the hosts were even better
very nice and helpful homeowners
they were very friendly and hospitable
Location:
the location is excellent
perfect location in an outstanding neighborhood walking distance to downtown raleigh
this location was perfect the neighborhood is beautiful and centrally located in raleigh
the location was perfect
located in in beautiful historic oakwood a short walk to downtown
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10. Perfect Downtown Studio Retreat (from 82 USD)

Everything was great! This was a modern, clean studio apartment within waling distance to Raleigh city sites and activities. I’d gladly recommend Mandi’s studio to family and friends alike – Mark (guest review)

Stay minutes from downtown Raleigh in this studio. It includes a kitchenette, Bluetooth sound bar, cocktail kit, and Smart TV. In addition, guests have access to a garage, making parking in the downtown area easy.

The space is beautifully decorated and the hosts do their very best to make sure guests feel like they are living in luxury – they provide robes, a bottle of wine, pastries, and fruit upon check in.

Downtown Studio Retreat

Price: from 82 USD

Number of Guests: 4

11. Oakwood Raleigh at Brier Creek (from 307 USD) (from USD 124)

Since 2015 guests have been enjoying their stay in Raleigh, North Carolina in one of the apartments at Oakwood Raleigh Brier Creek. You can choose a one-bedroom apartment for up to 3 adult guests, a two-bedroom accommodation for up to 5 adults or a three-bedroom unit for up to 6 adults. Regardless of the size you book, each apartment features a balcony or patio, laundry facilities, a fully-equipped kitchen and all the space you need for a comfortable and luxurious stay, especially if you plan to be around for quite some time. Soak your cares away in the outdoor pool or the jacuzzi. There’s a gym and an indoor basketball half-court if you’re the active sort and a common TV area and library if you prefer less vigorous entertainment. Oakwood Raleigh Brier Creek is a pet-friendly facility, though you will need to request for this in advance and at added cost. Nearby shopping centers and restaurants make it convenient to obtain food and supplies.


Oakwood Raleigh at Brier Creek

Address: 7920 Oak Estate Street

Pets allowed Lift Business centre Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Air conditioning Invoice provided Library Swimming pool

12. The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection (from 148 USD) (from USD 135)

Book a stay at the StateView Hotel Autograph Collection and enjoy Raleigh, North Carolina in comfort and convenience. The rooms are spacious, modern and squeaky-clean with outstanding views of the surrounding woods or of nearby Lake Raleigh. All rooms provide ample desk space for you to work on, TV for your viewing pleasure, a private bathroom and a coffee machine to enjoy the world’s favorite beverage. Satisfy your cravings at the restaurant, which serves up a very good continental breakfast. A seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center will keep you in shape. Or you can just enjoy the outdoors without having to rough it up on the sun terrace. The hotel is just a few kilometers from some of the city’s popular attractions. Now top all of these with exemplary service and you have the recipe for a perfect stay at “the City of Oaks.”


The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection

Address: 2451 Alumni Drive

Non-smoking rooms Face masks for guests available Heated pool Internet services On-site parking Sun terrace Dry cleaning WiFi Available

Raleigh has something convenient for everyone

Leverage any number of options for your stay in Raleigh. There are locations for college scouting, business trips, vacations, and more. You will find staying at any of these places the best way to enjoy all that Raleigh has to offer.

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