Rated 3 out of 5 by Joe1940 Just another convention hotel
Alright at the convention rate; I would not have paid full fare for it though.
November 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by doctorj great stay
great service.everyone was very helpful.It was a great stay.the food was great
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 This hotel is great for group meeting
the facilities lend itself well to accommodate meeting break out sessions.
November 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaptainT excellent customer service
This was an great experience. Excellent all around service and people.
March 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Biguch biguch
very good hotel brand. comfortable and welcoming
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrsluvstruck Not a complain
My was great thanks to two helpful employees Betty and Charles .
July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BB804 Great Facility & Location
HIghly recommend when staying in the Raleigh / Durham / RTP area
December 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by fgoodwin Week Long Stay
Feels like home. Beds are great, quiet rooms. Staff is awesome.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by drosero very impressed
Staff was great, from the managerial side to housekeeping side!
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by southpoint comfort
Enjoyed my stay. I found the beds extremely comfortable.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris33 The employees were terrific
The entire staff was prompt, courteous and helpful.
March 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NNN11111 shower not enough pressure
Would have like a shower with good water pressure.
August 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by gizmogotnet Somewhat disappointing experience...
I have to say that there are good and bad items that occurred during my stay. The beginning was when they did not honor the reservation for a king size bed -- it took me contacting my travel department to get them to give me the king bed that was in my reservation. After that, they managed to "find" a king size room even though they assured me that none were available.
But even then, it wasn't over. I got my keys and was off to my room, only to find that the keys didn't work. After multiple iterations, they finally discovered that the lock was not working correctly (it would read a master key, just not a key that was encoded by any of the other machines in the building). After that, they managed to find -another- king room. Fancy that.
So, after all this, the gentleman at the front desk promised me some breakfast vouchers for my stay due to the issues. Not only did those vouchers never materialize, I never saw that gentleman at the front desk again, nor did anyone else at the front desk know anything about giving me any vouchers.
All things considered, if this had been my first stay at a Sheraton property, I would most definitely NOT be returning. As it is, I believe that the service (after they found a king room) was exceptional.
May 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by HM23 Poor room service
Ordered breakfast to our room- it was not good-
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WendyH852 Comfortable Room
Professional Staff, Clean and Comfortable Room
April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Traveler63 I like this hotel
all my needs were met. great place to stay.
September 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mmbb great staff
Hotel and staff were great. Would come back
February 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by harley very dissapointing
meal service very rude and unprofessional
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clyde69 Great rooms
Great hotel, great rooms, good location.
July 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sammy031 Nothing exceptional
Great hotel but nothing exceptional.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAM55 Shearton Durham
The room and service was excellent
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by oesstar mrs
every thing at the hotel was grea
October 31, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Noc1 In need of freshening
The hotel was convenient to where my business was taking me, but the hotel is in need of renovation or serious freshening up. Furnishings, et al were quasi 1980's era junky wood. No safe in the room, no amenities to speak of, chairs were stained, TV was rickety, finish on doors worn, plastic cups. Breakfast buffet was reasonable, but eggs were rubbery, biscuits hard, fruit selection small, etc. Best part if the hotel was the free airport shuttle and friendly drivers. Although my driver told me the shuttle would take me anywhere in the triangle area and pick me up. However, when I asked to be taken to downtown Durham to a restaurant, they said it was too far. This in spite of the fact that 3 shuttles were just sitting idle. Cost me $35 each way for a taxi. Could have rented a car cheaper. But here is my last and most agregious issue... I am diabetic and whenever I travel, the hotel ALWAYS puts a fridge in my room upon notifying them of my disease at no charge. The Sheraton however charged me $10/day for it. So in essence, I was penalized $10 because I have diabetes. It's just bad form. I mentioned this at checkout and the disinterested, unempowered desk clerk just looked at me and shrugged her shoulders, saying there was nothing she could do about it.
September 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Auskosh Not what I expect from a Starwood property.
If you check in at the Sheraton Imperial, make sure you don't get into room 133 or 134, or others down at end of that hallway. I walked toward the back of the hotel thinking, "great, this should be nice and quiet" and it was anything but. It started with the AC. Moderate temps here in Durham and the AC kicked on only every 15 mins or so, but when it did, you had to adjust your volume on everything. If you're doing a conference call, forget it. Go on mute and don't plan on talking.
Bigger problem. The back door is right there. To a parking lot that gets a LOT of traffic. And it doesn't shut quietly. It slams and shakes the corridor and rattles your day and - worst of all -wakes you through the night.
They can replace the desk chair easily and if the folks read this, I hope they pay attention to it and do so. Unusable.
The internet service was spotty and kicked me off several times. Worst of all - I rarely watch TV when on the road, but got engaged in a movie and the hotel's cable or whatever service cut out just toward the end. All channels.
It wasn't all bad. Food at bar was good and they had some nice local brews to choose from.
Wait, breakfast was off. Ordered oatmeal. Menu said with raisins and pecans. Cool. Hidden in there were cranberries. Not pleasant, by my taste.
Will I stay here in the future? What do you think? Absolutely not. Did not live up to the reputation I'd expect from a Starwood property.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweetie Very well appointed
Great stay, great amenities.
August 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MM01 RTP
Good hotel and good value.
October 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barbee International mason
Every thing was very good.
October 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JoCo NCASWCD Mtg.
This hotel was convenient.
January 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Overhorriblecustserv Never stayed at hotel, still paid for 2 rooms
I work for a local government agency and am responsible for making hotel reservations. I made a reservation for 2 nights for 7 people in all seperate rooms. 30 mins later, I found a better hotel and called back and canceled the reservations at this hotel. My visa was charged for 1 night for 2 different rooms. I called and was told everything was canceled except 1 night for 2 rooms and was ask if I did that. Dumbfounded, I told the rep how could I have done that when I do not have access to your systems. The rep said she would have someone from the hotel contact me. Micheal from the hotel contacted me and ask me the same thing if I had made that change. I again said that makes no sense and I would not have been able to make that change. He said he would have to get back to me once he finds out if he could give me a refund. A week went by and he never called back so I again called the hotel and spoke to yet another rep. She AGAIN ask me if I had made that change. I was on the phone with her for 25 mins when she finally said ok we'll refund this as a one time courtesy. I told her this was NOT a courtesy that THEY had made this mistake and she should be apoligizing for wasting my time and acting like this was all my fault. She said I would get a refund in 2 business days, it's been 4 and I have yet to receive it.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deerisle Nice property and good service
I stayed at this hotel for a small conference / weekend meeting. A visiting ACC football team, band, and boosters were in the hotel for two nights of my four night stay. I was pleased that the staff were able to accommodate all of the varied needs, and everyone was very friendly.
I didn't get as nice an upgrade as I might have because of the large crowds, but I had a very comfortable jr. suite. Free parking was a bonus, and the fitness center is better than normal. All of the staff were very nice, and the banquet service was excellent.
The Club Lounge is also very nice. They offer two complimentary drinks at night, and that was nice. The breakfast was not as good as some lounges, but it was adequate. I would have preferred to be able to choose a continental breakfast as my platinum amenity, but I was told that it was just a pastry and coffee and not worth it.
I ate two dinners with our conference. The prices were much lower than hotels in the northeast or Florida, but the quality of the food was only adequate. It wasn't bad, but it was just basic. The service and the staff were fantastic.
Summary: if you're looking for a hotel in between Raleigh and Durham, this is a great choice. The rooms are very nice, and the staff is great. The convention staff were also excellent.
Some of our group used the free shuttle to the airport, and the hotel also offered rides to restaurants nearby.
October 18, 2012