Courtyard by Marriott has always been a reliable hotel for the Shores. Years ago, when flying out of Raleigh, all five of us enjoyed our stay. Our young children especially loved the hot tub. A few years have passed and recently, Ricky and I had a reason to stay in Raleigh overnight. Where? The Courtyard! Upon walking in the front door, we noticed a significant change. The long front desk is gone. Twin pedestals have taken its place. A great change! The upgrade has made this delightful hotel even better. Think crisp, clean and fresh! The Bistro is the perfect place for complete meals, breakfast AND dinner. Flat screen TVs adorn several walls. The bar is refreshing, including the outdoor patio, and business can be done at the Business Center, complete with two computers and printer. It’s a good place to be the night before you fly, they’ll take you to the airport and keep your car for free.
Flying from Charlotte? The Hyatt Summerfield Suites is another reliable choice! Our suite was clean and spacious. Too bad we were leaving bright and early the next morning! The staff could not have been nicer. I love being greeted by a kind face and upon walking in the front door; we received a warm welcome from the receptionist. Again, this hotel offers everything the business traveler would need, including a full breakfast. Set your alarm clock a little earlier. It is worth it! The Hyatt also provides a free shuttle to the airport AND a spot for your car. Tip: The ice machine is on the main floor of the hotel and requires a key access. Don’t forget the key!