This past weekend, I had the pleasure of leaving the kiddo with Nana and checking into a hotel for an overnight staycation. I had a blog assignment to cover an event at a restaurant and chose a place that ended up being just over 100 steps away (yep, I counted for fun). The Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown proved to be an ideal stay and here are my favorite features of this hotel:
• Convenient Location
Located at 600 Glenwood Avenue, this property makes the ideal base camp for a night out. Being the middle of all the action means parking our car for the evening and simply strolling. Glenwood South is one of Raleigh’s premiere entertaining and dining areas. This half a mile stretch features over a dozen restaurants, bars and nightclubs. I had the pleasure of dining at VIDRIO and attending an event there, which made an overnight stay in the neighborhood at the Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown the perfect idea!
• Welcoming Lobby Area
As soon as we walked into the hotel we were greeted with the hotel’s mantra… “MAKING YOU HAPPY MAKES US HAPPY”. Who doesn’t like the sound of that?! We were greeted warmly in their bright lobby. Next to check in is a very neat little snack shop for those late night cravings. Plenty of information, maps and guides to give you some ideas of what to do in downtown Raleigh. On the way to the elevator we noticed quite a bit of comfy seating areas where guests can relax. I loved the silver pineapple which is the symbol of hospitality/welcome.
• Spacious Rooms
Having that famous Hampton Inn comfort awaiting us made our night that much more special. We had a spacious studio suite with a microwave, mini fridge and a huge 43 Inch HDTV for our viewing pleasure. I also appreciated the amount of workspace available and the vanity area was big enough for both of our toiletries. The studio also had a sofabed. Take a look at my YouTube video for an inside look of the room.
• Free Breakfast
We awakened hungry and lucky for us all we had to do was go downstairs. That is where Hampton Inn’s “On The House” Breakfast was being served. Everything from self serve waffles to omelettes were on the menu Saturday morning. I really loved the healthy choices that they offered like oatmeal and yogurt. Their Robust coffee in bed is a must every time I stay at any Hampton Inn.
• Fitness Center + Pool
When I travel, I attempt to get in a workout and this property made it easy. They have cardio machines, free weights, and more to help keep you healthy and fit. In addition to the fitness center, this location has an indoor heated pool.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Parking: Self parking: $8.00
Valet: Not Available
Service animals allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: No
SobeSavvy Tip: Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown is hosting a giveaway just in time for Valentine’s Day! Win one FREE night of your choice between February 14-17! Click here to enter. See details on the hotel’s Instagram.
Thanks for reading and Good Luck!
Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown
600 Glenwood Ave
12 thoughts on “#TRAVEL | Take A Staycation at the Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown +Valentines Day Giveaway”
I love a good staycation. But my husband travels so much for work, a hotel on his down time is out of the question. I’d definitely do one alone though to recharge.
Staycations are always cool. I think so even more if you are not too close to your actual home. This looks like a nice place to relax and do your thing around the area.
I love a good staycation! I love when there is a nice clean location and you can totally relax!
I’m in dire need of a staycation now! This would be so great for the wintertime!
I was just asking my boyfriend the other day if he thought it would be weird to do a staycation at a hotel. Now that I’ve read this Im going to book something. Thanks for sharing.
I love their slogan, and that they want you know exactly where they stand upon entry. I am long past do a cation of any kind.
Hampton Inn’s have really come a long way. This place is perfect for a staycation.
I am all for a good staycation. Even better a staycation/baecation with your love and would be fun for Vday!
I definitely need a momcation. It can be a staycation or a getaway but I need something. This hotel looks nice and it has a gym which is a plus.
I love staycations, such a great way to relax and recharge and to see your city with fresh new eyes
This is one of those things I keep telling myself I’ll do but I still haven’t. I really need to check myself into a hotel and just enjoy a staycation!