Raleigh Durham is a destination for business and leisure travelers alike, with a vibrant cultural scene and a robust trade economy, this area draws families, business travelers, foodies and traditional tourists in droves.
When traveling for a longer period of time, there is no denying the value (both financially and from a convenience stand point) of being able to have a number of home-style amenities in your accommodations. Things like kitchens (full or partial, depending on your need) and laundry facilities are most welcome. Travel Mag has compiled our favourite five extended stay spots in Raleigh and Durham for you.
Extended Stay America – Raleigh – North Raleigh
From $69/ night
This hotel is all about getting the best bang for your buck. The Extended Stay America- Raleigh-North Raleigh, located about a half hour outside of the city center, prides itself on offering quality, affordable accommodations that extend business and leisure travelers many of the amenities that they would use at home. Business travelers will like the efficient workspace and free Wi Fi in the rooms. All travelers will appreciate the ample space, full kitchens and onsite laundry, which creates a number of conveniences that boutique and regular hotels don’t have. There are even BBQ grills onsite, so you can have your very own cookout on the road. Its location is central to the business district, so is popular with business travelers.
Hampton Inn & Suites – Raleigh Downtown
From $99/ night
For a slightly higher price point, guests can select a more central hotel, with many extended stay amenities. The Hampton Inn & Suites, which is nestled in the chic Glenwood South District, surrounded by upscale eateries, cafes, bistros and nightlife. Families and business travelers will like both this hotel’s central location as well as many of the amenities that make their extended stay more pleasant. There are not full kitchens at this hotel, but suites are spacious and have kitchenettes (microwave and fridge), perfect for storing snacks, reheating or preparing light meals. The room rate includes a free hot breakfast. If you’re heading out first thing, you can grab a Hampton on the Run Breakfast Bag (also for free).
SpringHill Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport
From $119/ night
The SpringHill Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Research Triangle Park is the very definition of a “home base” when you’re traveling, given its central location to a number of different areas of interest, including Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Chapel Hill and other areas as well. This hotel is particularly popular with business travelers, as it is minutes to Research Triangle Park, largest research park in the U.S, home to over 190 companies. If you are visiting for business (or for leisure, really) you’ll really like the extended stay amenities at this hotel, which include rooms that are very spacious and have separate work/sleep spaces. There are kitchenettes (microwave and fridge), which are handy for storing snacks. They have breakfast covered for you in the morning too with their free breakfast buffet.
Residence Inn by Marriott Durham Duke University
From $116/ night
The modern touches and ample extended stay amenities at the Residence Inn by Marriott Durham Duke University Medical Center Area are a draw for any traveler. For travelers who are visiting or have business with Duke University or with Duke University Medical Center Area (a mile and two miles away respectively) will appreciate this hotel’s location. For a moderate price point, these suites have full kitchens in which to prepare your meals, and to unwind in comfort at the end of the day. Just because you are traveling doesn’t mean that you need to interrupt your fitness routine. This hotel also has an indoor pool and a gym.
Extended Stay America – Durham – RTP – Miami Blvd. – South
From $59/ night
The Extended Stay America – Durham – RTP – Miami Blvd. – South is located within about a 10-minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It’s hard to beat the value that you get at this affordable hotel, with its clean, comfortable accommodations that provide many extended stay amenities that equal convenience and savings on other travel costs. Guests can expect fully stocked kitchens and spacious rooms. There is onsite laundry too, which really helps when you’re traveling over a longer period. For even more value, the room rate includes a free continental breakfast. Another big bonus with this affordable hotel: there is a free airport shuttle, which means you get to save on cab fare as well.