The La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Research Park was recently named a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner!
NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming. Easy-access Plug-and-Play feature makes it simple to connect electronics.
The La Quinta Inn & Suites Durham Research Triangle Park, located off I-40 at Highway 55, is the place to stay for both business an...see mored leisure travel. Centrally located just ten miles from Raleigh/Durham International Airport, we are convenient to all attractions in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh.
Stay here for events at RBC Center, the home of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Durham Athletic Park (home of the famous Durham Bulls) and all major universities (Duke, UNC, NC State, NC Central).
Visit the N.C. Museum of Life and Science, Duke Gardens, or see a performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a variety of nearby eateries, golf, and shopping at the beautiful Streets of Southpoint Mall.
All rooms at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Durham Research Triangle Park come with such useful amenities as high-speed Internet, and coffee makers. We also have a 24hr convenience store available in the Lobby. Meeting facilities are also available. Stroll among the flora of our beautiful, lush green courtyard to the shaded gazebo. Relax in our heated outdoor pool and spa (both seasonal) or stay fit in the well-equipped fitness center. Enjoy our Free Bright Side Breakfast® each morning.
Find easy access from here to Duke University Medical Center, IBM, EPA, and the World Trade Center.see less
Amenities & Services
Free Bright Side Breakfast
Free High-Speed Internet Access
Free Local Calls
Meeting Facilities Available
Bright Side Market
Guest Laundry Facilities
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Free Bright Side Breakfast®
Hot and cold cereal
Bread and muffins
All-you-can-drink coffee and juice
Additional Breakfast Items:
11,000 La Quinta Returns points for a free night stay.
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Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Guest Room Amenities
NEW! Samsung Flat-panel TVs with 30 channels of HD programming
Plug-and-Play TV feature makes it simple to connect electronics
Free High-Speed Internet Access in all rooms
Premium Cable Channels
Iron with Ironing Board
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Most Recent Reviews:
Reviewed Mar 1, 2014
This two-night stay started out well enough, even though the rate charged was a bit higher than posted just a day earlier. Then several small unpleasant experiences turned the stay somewhat sour. Just plain nasty tasting morning coffee, puke just outside the side entrance, my fingers sticking to the unidentified wet paint on the door, scummy places on the bathroom, defective toilet in the room, the sound of everyone else's toilets flushing, the party hardy girls waking me up at 10:30. Lots of little irritations added up to an overall unpleasant stay. Too bad.
Great location, right off the interstate. Rooms are spacious and modern in the King sized room my wife and I had. Has the largest work table I've ever seen in a hotel that stretched across an entire wall. Unfortunately part of it was over the window air conditioner, so it that was running and you were on that side of the desk, you either froze to death or were hot depending on what was coming out of the unit. TV was HD and as usual for La Quinta, they actually had HD content, not fuzzy stretched out SD like most hotels. However there wasn't an HDMI plug on the TV which was odd, so I couldn't hook up my laptop and watch Netflix. Internet speed was above average for a hotel, but still slow. Could watch some things on my PC with Slingbox (Dishanywhere), but it dropped a lot. Stayed for 3 days and enjoyed the stay. Didn't use any of the amenities such as the pool and hot tub, so can't comment on them. As someone else mentioned, they have the typical free continental breakfast. Hard to complain much about that since it's included in your room price, but they only had one choice of cereal one morning and only two most days. And it seemed like a generic brand of Cheerios and Raisin Bran, not very good. Did notice a couple of harmless lady bugs in the window, but, hey, they're just lady bugs and what ever poison they put out, the residual killed them in a few hours.
We needed a last-minute, pet-friendly hotel and this one fit the bill. I had VERY low expectations for a La Quinta, especially with it being pet-friendly. I expected dirty floors and smelly rooms. I was wrong! Our ground floor room was spacious, smell-free, and clean (except for a dirty towel by the door--I'm guessing housekeeping dropped it on their way out.) There was a mini fridge/microwave, a flat screen TV, and a spacious bathroom. Also had plenty of room for our 50 pound dog and his crate. My only complaint about the room is that there I could hear everything that was being said in the adjoining room, through the adjoining door.
Breakfast was decent for this class of hotel: cereal, fruit, waffle maker, pastries, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea, etc. We chose this location because of the hot tub. However, the tub took over 10 minutes to heat up. Once it did, it was lovely. The front desk staff was very friendly, welcoming, and helpful.
The exterior was nice and the room looked exactly like the pictures.
Majority of the staff was great.
Bed: Decent but old, I was being bitten the whole night.
Which leads me to..
Bugs: As I was closing down the blinds, I saw a small spider. I shrugged it off since it was near the window and the area was wooded.
The next morning, there were ladybugs flying around. Not just one but several. I requested a new room, which they do give me but this room has the same situation.
At this point, I want to cancel my reservation. When I go back to the front desk, I was shocked by the attitude of the Morning Manager. When I tell her there were ladybugs flying around my room, she explains to me 'This is North Carolina.'
Being from the South I am used to seeing bugs but it was December and this is a hotel! I ordered this room through Priceline, luckily I was able to cancel.
Management: As I was checking out the manager tried to berate me, smirking and making me look as if I was the fool. The young adults at the front desk were better mannered/more mature than her.
The worst part about it was I didn't cause a scene, I just wanted my money back. The way this Manager reacted was very unnecessary and not what customer service is.
Recommendation: Restaffing and Pest Control..
We wanted to be near Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill and this was a perfect location. It is a Great hotel- on a lovely property, the rooms are roomy, clean and well furnished. The hotel staff was pleasant and called our room within 15 mins of checking in to see if everything was satisfactory. The beds are incredibly comfortable. Free WIFI without a log-in or password was delightful. The breakfast was okay - some fruit, two types of cereal, yogurt and waffles. We would stay here again!
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Bowe Bell & Howell,
North Carolina Central University,
North Carolina State University,
Duke University Medical Center,
Nearby Sports & Recreation
RBC Center (Carolina Hurricanes),
Durham Athletic Park (Durham Bulls),
Carino's Italian Grill,
Champ's Sports Bar and Grill,
Moe's Southwestern Grill,
P. F. Chang's,
Entertainment & Shopping
The Streets at SouthPoint Shopping Mall,
Durham Performing Arts Center,
Local Time: 7:30 PM (Eastern)
Local Temperature: 65.3°F 5-day Forecast
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