The Holiday Inn Brownstone is a fairly nice Holiday Inn (it was only recently bought by Holdiay Inn). It's primary perk is its very close location to North Carolina State University. The service is friendly and reasonable. When I stayed there, the lights did flicker some - but I had the "experience" of staying there at the same time as participants in the Junior Miss North Carolina pagent, and it was probably the hair dryers mucking with the electricity at 7:30 AM. Great place to stay, but I'd call and ask if was also booked for any events (like the Junior Miss NC Pagent) just to make your stay more pleasant.