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Recently I spent 3 nights at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley for a conference, and I thought I would give my Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley hotel review to give you an idea of what it’s like to stay at the hotel
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley location
The Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley is located at 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612, about 20 minutes from RDU airport. There is an airport shuttle – on the hotel’s website it is listed as running “every hour on the top of the hour” but I found that not to be true – you do need to call it to pick you up from the airport and you need to make reservations upon departure. The Raleigh Crabtree Valley Marriott is also right across the street from the Crabtree Valley Mall.
There is a spacious lobby and several conference rooms.
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley pricing
The Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley is only a Category 3 Marriott hotel, which means that it’s available for only 17,500 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (with the 5th night free on award bookings!). My stay was paid for by the conference, but per night prices for most dates I saw when I looked for pricing was in the $130 – $175 range.
You can check prices for your dates at Hotels Combined or read other reviews at TripAdvisor
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley review – room
I had a standard 2 queen room, pictured below. The room was fine and the bed was pleasant to sleep in.
The desk area was extensive
The only 2 complaints I had about the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley room was that the pillows were pretty wimpy (which unfortunately is pretty standard in hotel rooms), and that the room was very dark. This wasn’t a problem during the day, as there was a large window in my corner room. But once the sun went down, even with every light in the room on, it felt very dark and it was hard to get sufficient light.
The bathroom was standard, and the shower was newer than many I had seen, with hot water that came on right away and stayed on.
One nice feature was that the knob for the shower water was near the opening, meaning that you could adjust the water without having to deal with the spray from the shower.
This hotel participated in Marriott’s program where you can get 500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points for declining housekeeping. I chose this option by hanging this hanger on my door. I place the odds that I actually get my 500 points without having to contact Marriott at…. 5% 😀
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley food
The Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley does not offer any complimentary breakfast (SEE ALSO: Which Marriotts still offer free breakfast). Instead there is a hotel restaurant, where the breakfast buffet is $16.99 (ugh). I got it one morning as it was included in my conference but the other nights I skipped it. You can also get lunch and dinner there as well as drinks at the hotel bar.
There is also a Marketplace with various overpriced food, drinks and medicine. I actually woke up one night with really bad heartburn and called down to get some antacids. They sent some up from the Marketplace. I assumed it would be like $10 for the tiny 12-pack, but I think they might have sent it for free as I didn’t see it on my final bill.
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley amenities
The Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley has a large outdoor pool with an extensive seating area. Self-parking is free and there is a $14 / day charge for valet parking (though why would you do this?)
There is a large fitness center on the lower level
I had a great stay at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley and I hope that this Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel review gives you an idea of whether or not you’d like to stay here for your next stay in North Carolina’s Research Triangle.
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Door Sign – Marriott Rewards? It’s Bonvoy now!
Do you have status with Bonvoy and if so – was it recognized for your stay even though you were with the conference?
I think I have Gold status? It wasn’t really recognized in any way I noticed other than I got a “special” holder for my room keycard 🙂
Anyone staying here that likes Mexican food should check out La Rancharita. 4 of us ate at La Rancharita twice and loved every single bite of everything we ate. Excellent homemade salsa, guacamole and Margaritas – made with real juice. Priced like every other Mexican restaurant but way better and not the standard menu.
Ah – I wish I’d had this info last week when I was in Raleigh!
Do you know if there was a lounge?
I did not see one and there isn’t one listed in the hotel’s website amenity list