If you have allergies and are bothered by strong scents, then find another place to stay. Our room was heavily scented — I imagine it's supposed to be nice, smell fresh — but scents don't mean clean. The aroma gave me a headache. And we couldn't get away from it, the bedding smelled of it, the provided shampoo and soaps. We tried opening the sliding glass door to air out the room, but someone was smoking on the next balcony over. Hotels need to eliminate the fragrances and just make sure the space is clean.
Also, the hotel needs to reconsider the centrally controlled thermostat. In the room we had a thermostat, of sorts, but we only had a range of temperatures to work with. The room was hot and the thermostat would not fall beneath 70 — and we like to sleep in a cooler room. My husband called the front desk and the woman said she would check to see how the hotel thermostat worked.
The hotel room is pretty average. In the bathroom there were gaps between tiles, a crack or two, chipped flooring.
Could too easily hear people in the next room, so I'd say it's fairly noisy.
Wouldn't stay here again.
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- Welcome to the newly remodeled Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh - Brownstone University. Whether you are visiting for business at North Carolina State University (2 blocks), the Research Triangle Park(8 miles), the new Raleigh Convention Center and Downtown Business District(1.5 miles), or you're here for a leisurely stay to attend an event at the RBC Center, Time Warner Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, State Fairgrounds, or a visit to one of our three museums in downtown Raleigh (Art, Science, History), we can offer you the best balance of location, convenience, and value. With features like a new, modern spacious lobby, brand new guestrooms for 2012, a new restaurant and bar and all new fitness center by Precor along with an expanded business center,we have everything you need to insure a pleasant and productive stay. Best of all, you can walk to more than 20 different restaurants and nearly 100 shops at Cameron Village(a historic, upscale, outdoor walking mall), ride the train, paddleboats or play on the playground at the all new Pullen Park or take advantage of all the businesses and restaurants on Hillsborough Street across from NC State University's campus-each of these is less than .5 miles from the hotel. Come see why Raleigh was again listed as 'One of the best cities to live and work in' by Forbes Magazine in 2012 and why the all new Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone University is the best place to stay to be in the center of it all; and please don't forget that parking and internet are always free! ... more less
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