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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

Located in downtown Raleigh Durham, The Aloft Raleigh, a Bonvoy Hotel, fosters a unique social experience with open floor plans, premier business and leisure amenities and the breathtaking surroundings of North Carolina State University (NCSU).

1. Location

This location is super being directly adjacent to the North Carolina State University in Raleigh. There is plenty of shopping nearby, restaurants, grocery stores, and areas to walk or jog. If you are visiting the North Carolina State University campus for any reason this is an optimal place to stay.  NOTE: There are multiple Aloft Hotels located in Raleigh, this is located downtown.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

2. Check-in

We were greeted as elite members and checked in without any difficulty from a very cheerful employee who was very helpful to orient us to the immediate area.

3. Rooms

We were upgraded to a suite. This room has more than adequate space for the luggage that we carried. Aloft has very modern amenities and if you are used to a more traditional style than this may not be the hotel for you.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

The bed was very comfortable with good pillows to match the size of the bed. However, we found the room to be exceptionally cold despite adjusting the temperature on the thermostat. This required us to use the linens from the second bed to stay warm.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

In room bottled water, coffee and tea are provided and are also available in the lobby in the morning. An in-room safe is available.

The view from our room was the NC State Memorial Belltower which would ring throughout the day and was quite endearing! The rooms were quiet and refrigerators are present in the room amenities should you need it!

4. Bathrooms

The bathrooms are well thought out at the a loft at Raleigh North Carolina. There is more than enough vanity space for travelers and the closet area is located within the bathroom.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

This makes for dressing convenient. The shower and commode are separate and there is a frosted window in the shower giving you additional lighting in the shower.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

As is the case with all aloft hotels Bliss products are provided and dispensers for body wash and shampoo/conditioner are provided on the walls of the shower. There is one bar soap provided. The showers do not have a great deal of space to use your own toiletries. We suggest more shelving.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

5. Fitness


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LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

There is a small but adequate fitness room provided on site and a small pool is located outside.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

Certainly the area surrounding the hotel is safe for walking or jogging. Bicycles are available for use as well.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

6. Dining


This Aloft has only the quick grab refuel by an on-site chef and not a formal dining option.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

There is a large bar with a lovely seating area and terrace overlooking the NC State Memorial Bell and campus.

LTD's Review of the Aloft Raleigh Hotel 2019 for Your Next Visit to The North Carolina Capital

Patrons were enjoying the terrace during our stay because of the amazing North Carolina weather. There are many restaurants nearby within walking distance and Uber is convenient for Raleigh if walking is not an option.

Bottom line:


We recommend this hotel for any visit to Raleigh except for a quick stay at the airport. It is located directly at the NC State University campus, and has everything you will need: nice quiet rooms, a large bathroom, fitness opportunities, a great bar with excellent cocktails and a small choice of tasty, freshly prepared meals by wonderful local chefs if needed or a choice of restaurants nearby for dining.  Always remember to look if there are any American Express Offers available to reduce the cost of your stay, and if you have not signed up for complimentary Gold Elite Status with AMEX Platinum, call them to do it!



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