Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Longleaf Hotel: Turning Over a New Leaf in Raleigh's Downtown Accommodations

The Longleaf Hotel is quite the mid century modern gem Raleigh needed. We have often commented on: 1. Raleigh needs boutique hotels in downtown. 2. we always come into Raleigh from the North and the broken down Days Inn was a sad way to arrive in downtown Raleigh. Now, we are so excited to be greeted by the newly renovated hotel, The Longleaf Hotel...welcoming us warmly from the northern gateway as we make our way from North Raleigh to downtown. The hotel is so ideally located with easy walks to many of Raleigh's great restaurants, shops and museums.

Originally a travelodge in the 1960's many of the hotel’s mid-century details have been rediscovered and restored and along with the mid century modern decor makes it very appealing and a fun space to relax. When we visited the lounge, we were greeted with friendly staff, great music vibes in the background and tasty drinks and bar snacks. The lounge is cozy and well lit with windows that peer out to the surprisingly large outside patio. The patio includes plenty of seating along with a couple of fire pits to keep warm on cooler days/nights.

We got a peek at the rooms and accommodations while we were there for a media event recently. They are cute and comfortable with very nice touches like gorgeous hand-dyed robes and throw pillows from local company Rise & Ramble. Bluetooth speakers, luxury bedding, Malin+Goetz bath products, stocked fridge, local snacks and coffee from amazing Counter Culture and Slingshot Coffee Co. Also spotted Videri Chocolate and Big Spoon Roaster products as well. There are a variety of room sizes to choose from as well from the two level hotel.

So many of Raleigh's best spots are close by and easy walking distance or a short ride. Take a look.

Perfect spot for a Staycation if you are from Raleigh or the general Triangle area or a great place to suggest to family/friends from out of town.

IT'S NOT FAR
THE LONGLEAF | HOTEL & LOUNGE | 300 N. DAWSON ST., RALEIGH, NC
(parking is available for hotel and lounge guests)

THE LONGLEAF LOUNGE


RETRO BAR SNACKS

WELCOMING LOBBY


ROOM VIEWS

HAD TO TEST IT OUT! MEDIA NIGHT EVENT WITH FUN FRIENDS!

RISE AND RAMBLE ROBES

RELAXING PATIO + FIRE PITS

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

COZY CORNERS

HAPPY HOUR VIBES

HELPFUL LOCAL TIPS

SLEEP WELL

EAT | DRINK | SLEEP