Raleigh Renaissance (North Hills) - terrific

Discussion created by ssindc on Jun 15, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2012 by jerrycoin

First time here - really splendid.  Not surprising that that Marriott named it the Hotel of the Year in 2010.

  • Terrific staff.  Warmly welcomed, courteously upgraded to top floor, very comfortable room.  (Was offered a suite on a lower floor if I was willing to wait, but I didn't bother.)  Given Platinum points PLUS a welcome snack and drink!
  • Killer view from the concierge lounge balcony.  Nice, comfortable lounge.  Nice food and drink.
  • EXCELLENT work space - my favorite: the roll-out computer desk under the wall desk (double space, flexible layout, and multiple height options), and a splendid desk/office chair.  Ipod/dock/clock radio is a nice touch.
  • One of the best bath robes ever!
  • No tub, but a wonderful shower with wall jets.
  • Wall Street Journal at my door in the morning, USA today in the concierge lounge.
  • Interesting place - if you like the whole outdoor/pedestrian mall. MANY restaurant options (and a movie theater).  Bose speakers in the sidewalks, outdoor concerts at night, lots of action, etc...