Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels

1020 Buck Jones Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606 United States (USA) near Exit 293 on I-40 (~0.4mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2 Star Property
Choice Hotels Announces Commitment To Clean Initiative: Guests may experience a growing variety of new and improved protocols, products and communications, some of which are already in place, to promote health and safety, including; Heightened cleaning protocols for high-traffic areas, Changes in breakfast offerings, Housekeeping "on-demand" option, Hand sanitizing stations, Enhancements to help facilitate contactless check-in and check-out, Personal protective equipment for hotel staff Read More
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  • Free breakfast available
  • Avg. Group Discount of 23.0%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • 79 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Hotel has 79 suites
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel has a green policy
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 10.0/10

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Local Attractions

• Carter-Finley Stadium - 2.4 miles NE • PNC Arena - 2.5 miles NE • Meredith College - 3.4 miles NE • North Carolina State University - 3.6 miles east • Rex Hospital - 3.9 miles NE • Cheer LTD Holiday Open Raleigh - 5 miles east • Campbell University Law School - 5 miles east • Raleigh Convention Center - 6 miles east • Fletcher Opera Theater - 6 miles east • Duke Energy Center For Performing Arts - 6 miles east • Raleigh Memorial Auditorium - 6 miles east • Shaw University - 6 miles east • William Peace University - 6 miles east • Crabtree Valley Mall - 6 miles NE • Saint Augustine's University - 7 miles east • Raleigh-Durham Airport – RDU - 8 miles NW • Duke Raleigh Hospital - 8 miles NE • WakeMed Raleigh Hospital - 9 miles east • Research Triangle Park NC - 11 miles NW • Barker-Lane Stadium

Verified Reviews of Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Had higher expectations."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
The counter rep was friendly enough. The bathroom had no TP, tissue and had just ONE towel. It had a lot of nasty hair lying around too. Not sure it was that clean. Had to call for counter rep to bring me essentials TP, tissue and some more towels. Hallway smelled like smoke/pot. I am also being charged more than what I signed for, so I'm going to need to call and dispute that while I'm also dealing with a death in the family, home schooling, working from home and TWO floods in my house. So I'm not that pleased.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
21-May-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sun May 17 to Mon May 18 2020 at a $62.10 average nightly rate.
"Thought I was working with front desk and it was 3rd party."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I feel I was deceived by 3rd party. Tried several times to get it resolved and they either put me off or don't return my call, I did not stay at the hotel even though I paid. They would not refund my money. I am 76 and retired. I was in town for a funeral and my son found a hotel that offered the two beds needed. I did speak to the front desk of your location whose hands were tied to do anything but he was most helpful. I really am very disappointed with your 3rd party rep.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Aug-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 16 to Sat Aug 17 2019 at a $88.90 average nightly rate.
"Cary Visit"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Clean, convenient location, adequate facilities.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-May-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat May 11 to Tue May 14 2019 at a $69.98 average nightly rate.
"Like a Beautiful Studio Apartment."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
My husband I traveled extensively this past two weeks from Ocala, FL, to eastern SC all the way to western NC. Not until we stayed at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Raleigh, NC did we get a good night's sleep. We liked the hotel so much that we even stayed an extra night and would have stayed a third night if our schedule had allowed it. The next time we go to Raleigh, we will definitely stay here again. We loved it. Rarely have I said this of a hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
12-Jan-2015 Verified Review
4.0 out of 5. Based on 815 guest reviews

Property Description

Stay as long as you need to at the Mainstay Suites by Choice hotel. All suite property with fully equipped kitchens located in suburban Raleigh-Cary with easy access to I-40, downtown Raleigh and Research Triangle Park. Begin each day of your visit with a free continental breakfast. Get a good workout in at our 24-hour fitness center. Grill your favorite food at the outside picnic area with gazebo. Take advantage of free WiFi and on-site laundry facilities.

Green Sustainability

Recycle paper, plastic.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 3
Rooms: 79
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 79
Handicap Rooms: 8
Rooms with 1 Bed: 67
Rooms with 2 Beds: 12
Suites: 79
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Weekly
Meeting Rooms: 0
Meeting Space: 0 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 0 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 4.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 0
FEMA Approved: Yes
Ownership: Gulf Coast Hotel Management
Policies / Expenses
24 hours prior to check-in
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 0
Total Taxes: 13.25%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.25%
Occupancy Tax: 6.50%
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day (free wireless)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Grocery service
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette in room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: Showtime
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

RDU, $29 taxi (one-way)

Local Shuttle Info: n/a

Breakfast Information

Continental breakfast daily served Mon-Fri 6:00 am-9:00 am, Sat-Sun 7:00 am-10:00 am. Breakfast includes variety of fruit, yogurt, cereal and milk; bagels, danishes, English muffins; orange juice, cranberry juice, water and coffee.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
$50 for first night, $10 days after; max $150

Parking Info

Self Parking - Complimentary

Internet / WiFI

Wi-Fi is provided complimentary throughout our property.

Cleaning Policies

Due to the global pandemic COVID-19 our housekeeping staff will only be entering your room every 7th day of your stay for a full-clean. We can always refresh towels, linen, paper goods upon request.

About MainStay Suites

  • Perfect for extended stays with residential-style services and great rates
  • Fully-equipped kitchens in every guest room
  • Flat-panel TV's offers premium movie channels
  • On-site guest laundry facility and weekly housekeeping services
  • Free continental breakfast during the week
  • Excercise facility and high-speed internet
  • Studio and one-bedroom suites

The MainStay Suites highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Candlewood Suites, Hawthorn Suites Raleigh / Cary

Group vs. Individual Rates at Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels

Rate fluctuations of Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels

The chart above shows trends of prices for both group/meeting quotes and the best individual traveler prices our rate checker could find at the time the group bid was entered. The most competitive group or meeting displayed is 53.2% in the month of August 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $161 in the month of November 2021. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels in a month when rates are lower.

FAQs about Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00 AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels have?

There are 79 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

What kind of breakfast is at Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels?

Continental breakfast daily served Mon-Fri 6:00 am-9:00 am, Sat-Sun 7:00 am-10:00 am. Breakfast includes variety of fruit, yogurt, cereal and milk; bagels, danishes, English muffins; orange juice, cranberry juice, water and coffee.

What parking is available at Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels?

Self Parking - Complimentary

How much does internet cost?

Wi-Fi is provided complimentary throughout our property.

Is there a gym at Mainstay Suites by Choice Hotels?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Easily accessible by car and close to shopping areas. Very close to shopping. Great shopping. Most guests liked the proximity to shopping.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. WiFi system needs upgrading. Wifi quality could be improved. About half of guests said the wifi quality was bad.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Good kitchenette. Most guests found the kitchenette to be good.


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