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Comfort Inn Raleigh

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife, another couple, and I stayed her during a weekend visit to Raleigh. It has easy access and egress to the Interstate. There was adequate parking around the inn. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a first-floor room with a king bed. The room was clean, fresh, and ready upon our arrival. The drive to downtown as easy. However, traffic was a nightmare at rush hour. The inn has been showing its age in some areas but as I mentioned our room was clean. The rest room on the first floor as the cleanest rest room I have ever seen. The tiles in there and the lobby were either brand new or someone was doing a yeoman’s job keeping them clean. Our room had a king size bed and the usual amenities such as a refrigerator, microwave oven, coffeemaker, armchair, flor lamp, etc. The HVAC system kept us comfortable and it was quiet. The bathroom was clean and bright. The shower had plenty of hot water. There was only one set of towels per person. The complimentary breakfast was the standard fare of hot and cold foods and beverages. We had breakfast on two mornings with no complaints. There was coffee and tea in the public area. The smoke-free three-story inn has an elevator, free newspapers in the lobby, meeting rooms, a laundry room, a small fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. I enjoyed my stay there and would consider staying there again when in Raleigh.

We stayed overnight for a Cheer competition in town. I was doubtful due to reviews but I was very satisfied with my room. There was a sign apologizing for the renovations in progress. Our room, 323, was apparently newly updated because I cannot find one complaint. The carpet was clean and the room was huge. Typically water pressure is weak and not very hot in a hotel. I had great water pressure with very hot water. They way it was laid out gave plenty of room for 4 people to get ready at the same time. Staff was very nice at checkin. Breakfast was one of the better breakfast I’ve had for continental breakfast, with scrambled and boiled eggs, bacon, waffles, a variety of pastries and cereal, as well as yogurt. I would happily use this hotel again.

Hotel has friendly staff. I had to switch rooms due to housekeeping not properly keeping house. The second room was better but front desk receptionist still had to do some touch up to the room will we went to dinner. Furniture is worn wood peeling off. Hotel needs to do a room by room update. Minimum evening staff. Hotel seems to be cutting corners.

We stopped for the night at this location because my son had a college visit at NC State the next day. The elevator did not work properly, the carpet was severely stained and the toilet ran most of the night. At about 4:30 a.m. the person next door turned their TV on and we heard it the rest of the night. The walls were paper-thin. The front desk was nice and the bed was comfortable. I would probably try somewhere else though given the conditions.

We chose to stay here after a concert in the area. We booked out about 4 months & glad we did as it, as everything else, was sold out. The front desk ladies were very friendly & all smiles! The room is dated, but we look at most hotels as, we're Not moving in! The room was clean, comfortable king bed, clean shower with great water pressure. Loved that the in room air conditioner was able to chill right down after a 90 degree/humid night at the concert. Price was right. We didn't do breakfast as we slept too late....9:00 is a rather early cut off for the weekend! We saw concert goers using uber from there. We were happy & would stay again!

The Animazement anime convention was in Raleigh this past weekend. Normally I like to stay at the Cambria Suites out by RDU airport, but circumstances this year led me to choose a hotel closer to the Raleigh Convention Center. Due to an affordable rate and a current Choice Hotels points promotion, the Comfort Inn on South Saunders Street got my business. The hotel is less than two miles from the downtown area, but it is NOT walkable. However, bus route 7 runs to/from the hotel and the downtown area if you want to save money by using the hotel's free parking and not downtown parking garages. Our room was 219, with two double beds. The room was clean as far as daily housekeeping, and everything worked as it should. However, maintenance needs to do a better job at keeping things repaired. In the bathroom, the granite tub surrounds have water damage/discoloration. The tub floor has some discolored/stained spots. A chunk of tile trim in the bathroom was missing. A large crack ran across the floor underneath the sink. A piece of the wall was damaged next to one of the beds and a large stain was on the carpet near the room entrance. Soundproofing could stand to be improved; we heard our neighbors and the people staying above us for most of the night. I have to say that we had stayed the night before at another Choice property (Quality Inn in Greensboro, see that review), and although this hotel has the newer physical plant of the two, it was actually in worse condition than the older Quality Inn as far as room maintenance was concerned. On the plus side though, the bathroom was larger with most, with the added luxury of plenty of counter space. Beds were comfortable. Wi-fi speed was decent. Microwave and refrigerator were included, though the fridge had a large chunk of frost/ice buildup and probably needs to be defrosted. Hot breakfast in the morning was good, but seemed to lack in variety of bread items (no plain bagels, for instance.) They alternate between bacon and sausage patties as the meat of choice. Staff we encountered were all friendly and helpful, and assisted us in keeping our belongings in storage (we arrived in Raleigh at around 6:30 in the morning.) The Comfort Inn near downtown Raleigh offers fairly good accommodations at a value rate. Although a bit worse for wear, the rooms are cleaned well and are comfortable, the staff is very helpful, and the breakfast is good. Maintenance needs to go through and check rooms, though, and get some of the damage repaired. There were more than a few issues for what doesn't appear to be that old of a building.

Refusing to refund an over charge. Checked out a day earlier than booked. It was a late check out and the extra day was paid. However, the hotel charged for the unused day anyway. You cannot get anyone at the hotel to answer the phone. Choice hotels Customer Service refuses do to do anything because the decision to refund is up to the individual hotel manager who is essentially incommunicado! I only discovered the discrepancy when I was going over my Credit card statement. Will never stay at another Choice hotel brand facility again!

I stayed at this hotel recently while attending a conference downtown. It is slightly off the beaten track, although the drive was easy enough, but is not on the R line, and parking at the convention center is $7 per day. There is only one restaurant within walking distance. The hotel breakfast starts at 6 a.m. and I was glad of that. Food was hot, choices should make it possible for everyone to find something they like. The room was comfortable, but hallway carpets are worn and dirty. I wonder why the housekeeping staff mops the tile floors of the dining area in the morning. Seems to me to be a safety hazard. Wouldn't it be better to mop after guests leave for their daily activities? My room had dust piled up in the corners, where the vacuum doesn't reach, and housekeeping doesn't take a broom to it. The TV volume didn't go high enough to be heard over the air conditioner. But the bed was comfortable and the room was comfy. Check in and out is easy.

Nice place for extended stay. We took room with kitchen. Location is good, staff is friendly. Not too premium, but served our purpose. You can get public transport bus from place very near to it. There are no foot path connecting, so you need car.

I was looking a budget place to stay before an early next day flight and the location was good right off the interstate. The staff at check in was friendly and the room clean and comfortable. The breakfast not bad and overall a bargain for the price. My one complaint which would prevent me from staying again was there was NO sound deadening between the walls. The people in the next room talked for hours at what appeared to be a normal (not loud thankfully) voice level and I could have carried on a conversation with them.

2539 S Saunders St Raleigh NC

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center

Comfort Inn Raleigh places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Red Hat Amphitheater and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This 60-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. In central Raleigh, the hotel is also close to North Carolina State Capitol and North Carolina Theatre.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


All 60 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Comfort Inn Raleigh enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. There's free parking if you drive. Friendly staff can provide a safe deposit box at the front desk, and also offer advice about sightseeing. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 103 reviews