I recently visited Raleigh for a business trip. I was really looking forward to staying at a cozy bed and breakfast or a larger hotel in Raleigh, but my company chose the Ramada Inn at Blue Ridge. I found the desk staff to be friendly but very slow. The amenities are typical for a low end hotel although I did appreciate the wireless internet access. The bathrooms are very industrial.
The Ramada has a pool and a basic fitness room (one treadmill) I was really disapointed with the breakfast and restaurant. The continental breakfast is basically coffee, juice and some muffins. If you want a sit down meal with your family at breakfast, be prepared to wait a long time for service (there was only one server for the entire place) and the food was absolutely flavorless. Not worth the nearly 10 bucks it cost to get scrambled eggs (runny), sausage (oily) and grits that I didn't order. I never got the fruit plate I'd ordered and at that point I didn't want it anymore.
The Ramada is close to the state fair grounds so if you're going there it's worth it for the closeness, but don't come here with high expectations.
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