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Top Staycation Accommodations In and Around Raleigh

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If you’re anything like us, you’re dying for a quick vacay, but don’t have the time to go somewhere far. Lucky for us, Raleigh is home to some great hotels perfect for a quick weekend getaway! Check out some of our favorite staycation accommodations in and around Raleigh!

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Take a step back in time with this modernized mid-century gem of a hotel. Originally a 1960s travel lodge, The Longleaf Hotel has been updated to keep its charm while providing upgraded amenities to its guests. Each room is fitted with longleaf wallpaper, shibori-dyed throw pillows and robes, and other fun touches designed by local artisans. Guests can enjoy complimentary Counter Culture coffee and snack of Union Special pastries.

We’re obsessed with The Longleaf Lounge, slinging classic cocktails, local beers, fine wine, and their specialty, vermouth-based cocktails. Not to mention some tasty snacks because you shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach!

📍 300 N Dawson St

Want to take a staycation, but don’t want to break the bank? Now through the end of the year, save  10% on your stay at the Origin Hotel! If you book direct, take advantage of great rates, 10% off at DECO, and 10% off at Good Day Good Night!, conveniently located in the hotel lobby. With contemporary accommodations, luxury amenities, and walking distance to many Raleigh hotspots—like Morgan Street Food Hall and Glenwood South—the Origin is a slice of heaven right in the center of the action!

📍 603 W Morgan St

Treat yourself to a stay at The Umstead Hotel and Spa. We highly recommend booking a treatment at the spa to really get the full Umstead experience. Feel the stress of your day melt away with a body treatment and take some time to enjoy the amenities like the sauna, steam room, and heated pool. After your trip to the spa, enjoy dinner at Herons, a critically acclaimed restaurant at The Umstead. After your staycation here, you won’t want to go back home!

📍 100 Woodland Pond Drive

The newly opened Heights House Hotel combines modern luxury with historic Raleigh charm. The historic Italianate mansion was built in 1860 and is one of the few remaining pre-civil war houses in Raleigh and is a National and Raleigh Historic Landmark. This adults-only boutique hotel is steps from local restaurants like Wye Hill Kitchen and Brewing. Take advantage of curated concierge service and luxury amenities for an elevated staycation experience.

📍 308 S Boylan Ave

This hotel screams “luxury at its finest.” Enjoy the amenities of this recently renovated hotel! The modernized guest rooms feature custom duvets—designed for ultimate comfiness—as well as artful decor. It doesn’t stop there! Enjoy a craft cocktail in the lounge and grab a bite at 41Hundred! If you’re in the mood for something a little different, no worries, this hotel is right in the heart of North Hills. There are so many restos, bars, shops right outside your door!

📍 4100 Main at North Hills St

We bet you didn’t know there was a hotel buried in NC State’s Centennial campus! Whether you’re looking for a hotel for parents’ weekend or want to make that tailgate extra special, this hotel is ideal for anyone who backs the pack. With a 24-hour fitness center, a heated outdoor saltwater pool, and a top-notch business center this hotel offers anything you could possibly want! The hotel is minutes from downtown restos or you can choose to dine at the on-site restaurant: Flask and Beaker –a refined, modern resto with a focus on highlighting local products.

📍 2451 Alumni Dr

Want to feel like you’re in an entirely new city? Stay in the AC Hotel in North Hills! Check-in, drop off your bags, and grab a drink at Level7, one of Raleigh’s premier rooftop bars, for a great view and an even better cocktail. With tons of restos, shopping, and entertainment this is the ultimate date getaway! Spend the evening exploring all around the hotel, we guarantee you you’ll have a great time!

📍 101 Park at North Hills St

Escape to Cary for your next staycation! Nestled in the heart of downtown Cary, The Mayton not only offers exceptional rooms, but also breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. The hotel is within walking distance to local breweries, coffee shops, a local movie theatre, and more! With 44 uniquely designed rooms, there’s something for everyone’s tastes. Be sure to check out their website for staycation promotions!

📍 301 S Academy St

This hotel has hands down the best view of the Bell Tower. This design-forward hotel is within walking distance to the Village District and just a short drive to downtown. Grab a drink from the WXYZ Bar and dinner from Gonza Tacos y  Tequila downstairs. Dinner and drinks are all available from the comfort of your hotel! With close proximity to everything Hillsborough Street, the Village District, and downtown this is a great spot for anyone looking to be in the action.

📍 2100 Hillsborough St

This cozy boutique inn is right in the heart of downtown. This intimate inn is within walking distance to all your fave downtown spots, think 6 minutes to Moore Square and 14 minutes to Red Hat! The building started as a home in the 1880s in the Prince Hall District and was threatened to be demolished before owners bought it and moved it to its current location in Oakwood! The rooms feature exposed beams, skylights, historic fireplaces, balconies, and views of the Raleigh skyline. This is perfect for an intimate, romantic escape!

📍 420 S Bloodworth St

Be sure to tag us in your adventures @StuffToDoInRaleigh and use #stufftodoinraleigh to be featured on our page! And if you’re looking for other fun things to do, check the UNATION app and our City Guide.

Anna Brescia

Anna Brescia

Anna is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Raleigh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagram and Facebook.

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