A few weeks ago, as part of our Raleigh, North Carolina press trip, my son and I had the opportunity to stay at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, which is located right downtown. Although we were only there for a short time, we really enjoyed our stay, and would recommend a stay at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel with kids. It’s both comfortable and extremely convenient.
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The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel With Kids
The Location of the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
If you are planning a Raleigh family vacation, the Sheraton is a great spot. It’s located right in downtown Raleigh, and is within walking distance of some popular Raleigh family attractions, including the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the Videri Chocolate Factory. It’s about 20-25 minutes from the Raleigh airport. Self parking and valet parking are both available.
The Rooms at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
We arrived at the hotel at 1am, due to a delayed evening flight from Boston because of bad weather. As you can imagine, we were exhausted, so we were happy to be greeted by friendly and helpful front desk staff. We were able to get quickly checked in and up to our room. Rooms at the Sheraton Raleigh were renovated in 2016, and are very modern.
Room amenities include a sofa, a small table, and a desk, along with a coffee / tea maker, a complimentary bottle of water, and a hairdryer. Complimentary WiFi is offered in the rooms and the lobby. We found the beds to be extremely comfortable – something I always like in a hotel. These beds are called the Sheraton Signature Bed, and they are exclusive to Sheraton hotels. While my son and I didn’t have too much time in the hotel, we did enjoy the room.
In total, there are 353 guest rooms at the hotel, with several room types offered. These include club level rooms (which offer access to the club level), king bed rooms, and 2 double bed rooms. Depending on when you visit, you may be able to get a lower price by pre purchasing your room (with no refund available). Deals and packages are also offered, which include a room with breakfast included.
Amenities at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
In addition to the convenient location, the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel offers some family-friendly amenities that your kids will enjoy. While we were there, the hotel offered an indoor heated pool. When we’ve updated this post in 2019, however, there’s no mention of the pool on their website, so it’s possible that it is temporarily or permanently closed.
The hotel also offers a fitness center that is open daily. There’s a Sheraton Club on the 17th floor that is offered to those in the club rooms, as well as SPG Platinum Members. SPG gold and silver members can redeem points for club access if they don’t specifically reserve a club hotel room.
The hotel also offers workstations in the lobby that can be used for printing and internet access. The free wireless internet access extends to the lobby, so you’ll be able to use it in this lobby business center.
Food at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
While we only had one meal (breakfast on our first day) at the hotel, it was delicious. The hotel offers a full service restaurant, Jimmy V’s, which is located in the lobby. It offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and has a wonderful bar area as well. We found the restaurant to be delicious, and a great spot for breakfast. If your hotel package doesn’t include breakfast, it’s still worth having breakfast at Jimmy V’s at least once during your stay.
For quicker service, there’s a small coffee bar, also in the lobby. This coffee bar also offers some grab and go items if you are in a hurry or aren’t too hungry. In addition, room service from Jimmy V’s is offered for much of the day.