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Vina del Mar, Chile
Reviewed 17 August 2012

I stayed at the Velvet Cloak for two weeks while apartment hunting in the area. The room was better than I expected, and plainly the hotel has seen better days. There was maid service once in two weeks and I had to fight with her to change the sheets and towels. The Continental breakfast was spotty; some days there was...

1Thank albertcscs
VelvetCloakManagemen, Manager at The Velvet Cloak Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about our friendly, helpful staff and our delightful, clean swimming pool! It is a one-of-a-kind pool in Raleigh. We also appreciate your feedback about our breakfast and coffee and are seeking improvements. And we agree with you, wishing that sales and occupancy taxes could be lower, but we must collect taxes in addition to...

Reviewed 4 August 2012

I greatly enjoyed my experience here. I stayed here during the last school year as a student at NC State and loved it. Very nice facility and great service! Very close to Cameron Village and not too far from campus.

Thank jcraiderfan
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Location is quite good with a great asian restaurant (David's Dumpling and Noodle Bar), pub, shopping center including Harris Teeter and Fresh Market all within walking distance. The rooms are ok - dated, but have everything you need, and bed pretty comfortable. The weekly rate for extended stays is good value. As said in the previous post, however, the internet...

1Thank ac_abroad
VelvetCloakManagemen, Manager at The Velvet Cloak Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments about our rooms --- comfortable beds, our good location --- walking distance to neighborhood bars, restaurants, and grocery stores, and our rates --- bargains for extended stays! We appreciate your feedback about the internet and have taken steps to correct it. It's wireless and available throughout the property, and you will see an improvement on...

Reviewed 13 March 2012

Recently transferred jobs from another state and had to make the move immediately. I work in Durham, RTP and noticed the place on Craig's List. The Hotel/Long term residence has everything I needed. Swimming pool, walking distance to just about everything and I'm just a short ride to work w/all major highways 10min. away...no regrets.

4Thank greer0709
Jurupa Valley, California
Reviewed 13 March 2012

I stayed at this lovely old historic hotel for an event I was in town for. I took a taxi on the way back to the hotel, & happen to leave my 2 jackets & a camera( in the pocket of one of them) in tha cab. When I discoverd what happen, I connected the cab driver & asked him...

2Thank Monique H
Poughkeepsie, New York
Reviewed 11 February 2012

If you are looking for cookie-cutter chain hotel, you will not understand the sense of regional charm and gracious service this hotel provides you. However, if you are an appreciative traveler who wants to experience the authenticity of Raleigh in more genteel days, you will enjoy what the Velvet Cloak offers in value and service. We have stayed here dozens...

1Thank NPokNY
Reviewed 31 December 2011

I stayed here for four months for my final semester as a student at NC State. The staff was very friendly and eager to help. The location was awesome. It was so close to campus and Cameron Village and walking distance from restaurants and attractions on Hillsborough St. The rent was simple and easy. No utility bills, just one price...

Thank Holt3130
Burlington, North Carolina
Reviewed 19 December 2011

We just moved our son out after a short term stay at the Velvet Cloak Inn. 4 months. This was a great solution for our needs. Our experience was very good. We chose the Velvet Cloak after looking at several apartments and short term housing options. Cost, convenience and facilities drove us to choose the Velvet Cloak. We were shown...

Thank rtrain4
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 23 August 2011

We went to Raleigh for a wedding. We stayed at the Inn for a week. The manager Sharon was the nicest! A true example of Southern Hospitality. The place was clean and orderly. The pillows were wonderful. Sharon continuously asked what we wanted for breakfast and provided what we asked, if we were comfortable, if she could get us something...

1Thank sofia652
Randleman, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 November 2010

My daughter had to be in a Christmas parade in Raleigh so we stayed at the Inn. We really enjoyed our stay. The price was very reasonable for the area. They went out of their way to make us as comfortable as possible. Our continental breakfast was served to our room at our requested time, which was nice. We have...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Velvet Cloak Inn

Address: 1505 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27605-1830
Region: United States > North Carolina > Raleigh
Price Range: $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 172
Also Known As:
The Velvet Cloak Hotel Raleigh
Velvet Cloak Hotel
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“Bring cash if you want to avoid the 3% credit card service charge.”
 of 5 bubbles tarab908, 2 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Get a tower room on the opposite side of the YMCA or the lights from the gym will shine in your room most of the night.”
 of 5 bubbles NC7007, 12 Nov 2012 | Read review
“as for the 5th floor facing downtown - nice view of the city”
 of 5 bubbles DaveT705, 2 Nov 2012 | Read review
“There are rooms where the internet is strong, just ask for one.”
 of 5 bubbles albertcscs, 17 Aug 2012 | Read review
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