The Best Hotels to Book Near Cameron Park Historic District, Raleigh

The Umstead Hotel and Spa will offer you a lot of things to do
The Umstead Hotel and Spa will offer you a lot of things to do | Courtesy of The Umstead Hotel and Spa / Expedia
Matt Charlton

This historically significant district of Raleigh, North Carolina is architecturally varied, displaying the transition between the Queen Anne and colonial revival styles. What’s more, it boasts an eclectic mix of Georgian revival and Tudor revival buildings. A mere stroll from the buzzing downtown and flourishing student neighborhoods, there’s much to absorb. For a stay near Cameron Park Historic District, try these awesome hotels – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Longleaf Hotel

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The Longleaf Hotel
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Originally a 1960s Travelodge, details have been preserved and enhanced in this fine example of mid-century modern chic. With a nostalgic yet contemporary feel, the rooms feature flat-screen TVs, minibars and Bluetooth speakers, as well as sitting areas. The centerpiece – the Longleaf Lounge – is a swanky, retro bar serving vermouth-based cocktails and local beers. Breakfast is available and you’re only an eight-minute walk from the North Carolina State Capitol.

2. Aloft Raleigh

Chain Hotel

Aloft Raleigh
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You have to be pretty stylish when located so close to the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh – thankfully, Aloft doesn’t disappoint. A sleek, design-forward hotel celebrating local art, there’s a trendy restaurant and bar with regular live music, a sun-drenched patio and an inviting outdoor pool area. The plush accommodation is contemporary yet cozy, with splashes of aquamarine and bright orange set against dark woods and light walls.

3. Origin Hotel Raleigh

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Origin Hotel Raleigh
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This cool-yet-cozy, contemporary-yet-classic hotel is found at the intersection of the trendy Warehouse and Glenwood South districts. A friendly, thoughtfully designed independent hotel, it brings a classy and local flavor to your upscale stay. The colorful accommodation riffs on mid-century modern with a sumptuous twist, while luxury amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a trendy plant-based restaurant and bar, and superfast wifi.

4. The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection

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The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection
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If you want to catch your Z’s in the heart of academia – in the hope you’ll absorb something useful – then look no further. This contemporary offering is found on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus, overlooking the tree-lined shores of Lake Raleigh. The tasteful, cappuccino-colored accommodation is a lesson in understated luxury, while the generous amenities include a year-round outdoor saltwater pool, a contemporary restaurant and bar, and a gym with great views.

5. The Umstead Hotel and Spa

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A homey guestroom at Umstead Hotel and Spa with a double bed, and a desk and seating area next to a large window with tree views
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A fantastic, modernist building nestling in 12 acres (5ha) of beautifully landscaped grounds, you’ll never be short of activities or ways to relax at the Umstead. Stunning rooms are complemented by privately curated works of art – plus views of the lake or garden – and are appointed with thoughtful luxuries, ranging from free wifi to a minibar, Nespresso machine and exquisite marble bathrooms. There’s a pool, loaner bikes, spa, afternoon tea, cocktails, nightly entertainment and more – the list is endless.

6. The Mayton

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The Mayton
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This romantic option prides itself on “comfort, sincerity and kindness” – and between the striking, white-columned building; the welcoming, plush lobby; and the beautifully sumptuous accommodation, it certainly delivers. Every nook of this impressive resort is refined: rooms have a European feel, with luxury linens and toiletries, as well as flat-screen TVs. A full breakfast is served in the upmarket restaurant, while other amenities include a spa and gym.

7. Rizzo Center

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Rizzo Center
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This beautiful hotel is set in a red-brick, Georgian-style building on a 30-acre (12ha) hilltop estate, surrounded by woodland and landscaped grounds. Priding themselves on their “executive style with Southern grace”, the accommodation is functional yet luxurious – with high-end finishes that make the spaces feel indulgent. The hotel looks after your every need, with well-stocked guest pantries, a free shuttle service, complimentary breakfast, an infinity lap pool and jogging trails.

8. Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

Inn, Golf Hotel

A classic indoor swimming pool with a hot tub at one end at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
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This grand old place with a modern twist is an opulent and refined choice. Set around 300 acres (120ha) of tall pines on the edge of Duke Forest, this country-estate-style inn is conveniently located on the campus of Duke University, and brims with rich traditions and warm service. Elegant rooms have all the bells and whistles, while hotel offerings include a jogging trail, two restaurants, a bar and an indoor pool.

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