I've never been to Raleigh and I'm a little overwhelmed by all the hotel options. I'd like to stay in a hotel that is central and gives me good sense of what Raleigh is like. I'd love to know where locals tell their friends to stay when they visit, and why those areas and hotels are special. thanks!
The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel on South Salisbury St or the Raleigh Marriott City Center on Fayetteville St are in the middle of downtown. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to walk to in that area. Here is a great site to use when exploring Raleigh: http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/explore
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