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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State

3741 Thistledown Drive , Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

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EXPRESS Start™ Breakfast

It’s fresh, it’s hot, and it’s free. Dig into our free Express Start Breakfast full of your favorites to help kick start your day.

Breakfast offering may vary by hotel location

We’re big on the little things. Like Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, and all the in-room conveniences that make you feel right at home, even when you’re away.
Power up while you power down. Bedside outlets, a plush duvet, your pick of pillows, and a quiet place to settle in means you’ll get some solid shut-eye.

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Hotel's Location in Raleigh, NC near NC State

Our hotel's property boasts an enjoyable country setting while being convenient to all the big city attractions and businesses. The Holiday Inn Express® Raleigh Southwest - NC State hotel is also proud to offer a 100% smoke-free facility and a location just off I-40 at exit 295.

With quick access to such businesses as Siemens Training & Development Center, SAS and Cisco in the Raleigh area, our hotel offers corporate guests a quick commute to clients. We also make catching up with out-of-office work a breeze with complimentary high-speed, wireless internet access, available throughout the hotel, and a business center that allows you to print, copy and fax.

One of the best things about staying with us is that we're just a few miles from NC State. The hotel's accommodations provide a perfect location for Wolfpack fans and for those attending a concert or athletic event at the PNC Arena or the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek,. Other area attractions include Lake Johnson Park and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Be sure to fill up on our signature cinnamon rolls at the complimentary Express Start Breakfast while you watch one of the 52-inch cable TVs in the Great Room. We look forward to making our hotel your new home in Raleigh!

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Guest Rooms
Guest Rooms
Relax during your stay with us with complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 55-inch flat panel, cable television. From a soft bed to a convenient microwave and refrigerator, our amenities make you feel at home. Business travelers are also provided with a spacious desk. 269 sqft
Room Features


  • Black-out Shades
  • Pillow Menu
  • Rollaway Bed/Cot Available
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-room Safe
  • Separate Hanging Closet
  • In-Room Heating and A/C Controls

Bathroom/Personal Care

  • Private Bathroom
  • Hair Dryer
  • Bathtub

In-Room Features

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Tea Maker
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Work Desk with Lamp
  • Desk-level Electrical Outlet
  • Free Local Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Premium Channels
  • Direct-dial Phone
  • Two-line Phone
  • Phone with Voicemail
  • 120AC
  • Windows Open by Guest

Added Value

  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Oversized Bath Towels
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea Supplies
Eat & Drink+ -
Eat & Drink
  • Full Breakfast Included
  • Breakfast Buffet Included
  • Continental Breakfast Included
  • Complimentary Coffee in Lobby
  • Off-site Restaurant Delivery Available
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Business Services

  • 2 Meeting Room(s) Available
  • On-Site Business Center
  • Printer
  • Copier

Internet Access

  • Free High-Speed Internet in all Rooms
  • Wireless Internet service is free for all IHG® One Rewards members
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Entertainment & Recreation

  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Indoor Whirlpool
  • Indoor Pool Hours of Operation: 5:00 AM - 11:00 PM


Health & Fitness

Complimentary Fitness Center

Hours of Operation: 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Fitness Center Type: LIMITED

Fitness Center Equipment:

  • Elliptical Machines
  • Stationary Bicycle
  • Treadmill

Housekeeping & Laundry

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities
  • Hours of Operation: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Added Value

  • Wake Up Calls
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Ice Machine

Hotel Details

3741 Thistledown Drive

Raleigh, North Carolina 27606

United States


Check In: 3:00 PM

Check Out: 11:00 AM

Check-in Age: 21

  • Parking + -

    • Complimentary Self Parking Available
    • Parking at our property is free of charge with full in/out privilleges.
  • Shuttle + -

  • Accessibility + -

      Accessible Hotel Areas

    • Public Entrance
    • Guest Rooms
    • Elevators
    • Public Restrooms
    • Registration Desk
    • Exercise Facility
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Number of Accessible Meeting Rooms: 2

      Hotel Areas with Accessible Routes from Accessible Public Entrance

    • Registration Area
    • Accessible Guest Rooms
    • Business Center
    • Meeting Room
    • Exercise Facility
    • Pool

      Provided by Hotel

    • Ramp Access
    • Portable Bathtub Seats
    • Closed Caption TVs
    • Telephone with TDD
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Guest Rooms
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Public Spaces
    • Communication Kits with Visual Alarms
  • Pet Policy + -

    • Pets Allowed
    • Service Animals Allowed
    • Pet Walking Area On-site
    • Pet Fee per Night: 30 USD
    • Dogs only. 30 USD for 1 dog per night max 150 USD, 60 USD for 2 dogs per night max 300 USD. All pet fees are nonrefundable.
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    • Smoke-Free Facility
    • Number of Floors: 4
    • Total Number of Rooms: 108
    • Number of Suites: 29
    • Number of Non-Smoking Rooms: 108
    • Number of Accessible Rooms: 7
    • Connecting Rooms Available

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  • Languages + -

    Languages Spoken by Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  • Credit Cards + -

    • American Express
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Diners Club
    • Carte Blanche
    • JCB
    • Discover
  • Be The Readiest® for your stay

    Our Highlights
    Highlights subtitle
    Breakfast is Back
    OPEN Indoor Pool and Hot Tub
    Centennial Campus at NC State University
    Music, Music and More Music
    Meeting and Banquet Space
    Breakfast is Back
    Our bountiful breakfast includes eggs, breakfast meat, cinnamon buns, pancakes and healthy options including oatmeal, yogurt and fresh fruit. Enjoy it on the go or sit in our breakfast area and enjoy it with family.
    OPEN Indoor Pool and Hot Tub
    Come and enjoy our indoor heated pool and hot tub. After a long day of travel or training take a dip in our relaxing indoor heated pool or sit in the jetted hot tub to unwind.
    Centennial Campus at NC State University
    We are located just minutes from Centennial Campus, this premier research-business park houses education, public-private partnerships, and innovation. ABB, Advanced Energy, Bandwidth, CloudBees, Eastman Chemicals, Hanesbrand, LexisNexis, Mann+Hummel, McKim & Creed, NC Wildlife Commission & Top Quadrant have research facilities or offices on campus.
    Music, Music and More Music
    Our hotel is just minutes from all the fabulous music venues in the Raleigh/Cary area. We are located within minutes of the PNC Arena, Red Hat Amphitheater, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Koka Booth Amphitheater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and the new outdoor Dorothea Dix Park home to famous Dreamville Festival.
    Meeting and Banquet Space
    Hosting a social or corporate event? We can provide flexible setups for conferences, weddings, socials or banquets. Don't worry, we can provide all the necessary audiovisual equipment and recommend our preferred caterer. Drop by for a tour of our property and let us help you plan your next event.
    Green Engage
    All of our hotels use the IHG Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that gives our hotels the means to measure and manage their impact on the environment. It’s our way of making sure we’re protecting our surroundings for our guests today, and tomorrow.

    FAQs for Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State

    • Complimentary parking is available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State for hotel guests.

    • Yes, when you book your stay at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State direct with IHG, choose one of our flexible rates which include the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation at no charge. For full details, refer to our Travel Advisory details.

    • No, there is not a local area shuttle available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State.

    • Yes, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State has an indoor pool.

    • Breakfast at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State is available from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

    • Check-in at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State is from 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

    • Yes, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State offers free WiFi!

    • No, there is no on site restaurant at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State.

    • Yes, there is an onsite fitness center at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State.

    • Rates for accommodations at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State vary by season. For your rate options, please input your dates.

    • The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State has 108 guest rooms. Enter your dates to view available rooms for your stay.

    • Pets are welcome at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Raleigh SW NC State. Our Pet Policy: Dogs only. 30 USD for 1 dog per night max 150 USD, 60 USD for 2 dogs per night max 300 USD. All pet fees are nonrefundable..