Rated 5 out of 5 by SBecologist Nice, comfortable hotel
I had a great stay at the Sheraton Imperial--the facilities were modern and nice. I usually do not get great sleep on hotel beds but I slept great every night so that was a definite plus. The restaurant (Seasons) in the hotel was also quite good--they implemented a farm to table program and have a local menu that features the season's vegetables, meat, etc. Overall, great experience, would definitely recommend. Only downside--not really close to anything walking distance so will need a car if you are staying here (though they do offer a complimentary shuttle to nearby restaurants).
August 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by martimal Stayed here over 100 times; inconsistent
Service has been sporadic. Nice greeting at the check in and room service person called me by name and remembered me. However, the internet is horrible. I've called several times to get it fixed with no luck. It's a third party service that they need to get rid of because it's so unreliable. I was left waiting on a call for over 25 mins and then decided to use my personal hotspot. Not good if your a business person. Drink menus in the room do not match what they have in inventory as this has changed. It's been several months since this happened but still no changes to the menus.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by solo702 Good sleeping
The beds are very comfortable and make for good sleeping.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Martino Overall a good experience
The convenience to the airport is an asset - the staff was friendly - I was there for a photographers's convention and everything seemed to run smoothly. Breakfast omelettes were great - lunch was OK
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrkrmark EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS
The check-in was smooth and quick. Room was quiet and comfortable - linens were crisp and clean. All in all, a very good experience
August 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kat34 This hotel is poor compared to other SPG hotels
It took forever to check in
The front staff wasn't very friendly
This hotel doesn't value your SPG status which isn't stated on it's website
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fgoodwin Welcoming
I have stayed here often, this visit was new staff I had never seen at the front desk. They treated me like I was a king. I was also able to see some of the staff that I did know and they always welcome me like family.
August 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by abhy Extra Charges
After staying at this hotel on 3 seperate occasions this summer on Business, I was charged, only on my third stay for using the bottled water supplies by the coffee maker.
When I checked out the bill did NOT reflect this, also the electronic bill did NOT reflect this charge.
only when I got home & recieved A new electronic bill was there a charge for the 1 bottle of water, I called to complain & was told by the receptionist, "there was nothing she could do to help me".
This was inconsistant as my first 2 stays, I was notcharged any extra for the bottled water,
So for the price of a bottle of water, I will NOT be staying at the Sheraton again, nor will I reccoment the Hotel...
August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KA110 Great Features
Very elegant, bedding was super nice and employees are very accomodating.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CDL2014 My Go-To Hotel in Durham
I will always stay at this hotel when I visit Durham, North Carolina (which is often). Whenever I have to drive or fly in, this hotel is very easy accessible and clean!
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tournament1 Very clean
This hotel was very clean! Great amenities and friendly staff.
August 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by racrefsyst nice stay
this room was really great. comfy bed and sll the amenities.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by michale always pleasant stay
My wife and I stay here some 6 to 8 times a year when we attend seminars at Duke. The hotel is always a good experience and many restruants in the area, although the breakfast is among the best at the Imperial and they have the 'worlds best omlet maker'
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by peanut23 Location
The location of the holiday was very convient to the highways and local entertainment.
July 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DRH427 Customer Satisfaction is not their prerogative
This is the third time we have stayed at this hotel. In the past, we've encountered issues with their elevators... I got stuck in the elevator for 40 minutes. That was certainly not a big deal and it wasn't enough to keep us from coming back. This last visit, we booked our room for two nights' stay. The first night was great. The room was comfortable, clean and ready for our arrival. The second night, however, there was a major leak in our bathroom during the middle of the night. The bathroom above us flooded their toilet which resulted in standing toilet water on our bathroom floor. We were transferred to another room around 3:30 AM. The bellman was very courteous despite the fact that we had to pack up all of our belongings in mid sleep. When my husband tried to discuss this matter with the front desk that morning, they wouldn't give him the time of day. They wouldn't sympathize with the fact that we had little to no sleep due to the incident. They said he would have to talk to the General Manager. All the general manager could offer us were points for our inconvenience. Frankly, the last thing we want are points because we doubt we'll be staying with this hotel chain again. We definitely did not feel treated like valued customers. It is a great location and facility with lots of potential but they certainly need to work on their hospitality and customer satisfaction.
July 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Larken Not as good as usual
I stay here several times a year and usually enjoy this hotel. I'm usually taken pretty good care of as an SPG Platinum member, but this time I was put in a first floor room, had to go back and ask for a key to the club room and the wifi was abysmal so I was unable to get any work done.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrFTJ Great Time
Facilities were excellent and staff were very professional. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roland79 Excellent Stay
Staff was very friendly, room was the quality expected from Sheraton, Seasons restaurant was excellent. We ate there twice for Dinner and twice for Breakfast, excellent made to order omelets and buffet.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gordon31 Superior Service Hotel
This is a superior hotel in every sense of the word. Our needs were met, special requests were taken care of promptly,food service was great, and personal attention was more than satisfactory.
I am planning to reserve a room at the Sheraton Imperial for my upcoming visit
to Durham next month.
July 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SMBE23 More than I needed
The hotel offered more amenities than I needed,. The hotel was clean and room décor was about average. Would expect a bit more at this price point. Bed was comfortable. The HVAC unit made very loud noises every time it went on or off that I kept waking up. I forgot to mention to the front desk at check out. Otherwise the hotel was quiet. Staff was friendly and accommodating.
July 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BruceIan run down, aging, many things broken
I've stayed here 1 too many times. Staff is very attentive. some are prone to making excuses instead of working to fix the issues.
Many things are either just barely working or broken.
Had the desk chair replaced when I got to the room. Would not raise. Any attentive room staff should have seen it. Sink is stained in many places. Side door access to hotel (with room key only) did not work for me or the person before me. They came and opened it after calling on the courtesy phone... as I said, staff works hard.
Door lock to room does not recess enough to let the door close automatically. Must hold finger in door for last 3 inches.
The place is just barely adequate.
After many many stays here, I've just had enough. I will look for an alternative SPG hotel next time. Even if the drive to work longer.
July 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MR14 Disappointing
I checked in with my family late on July 4th. When we first settled in, the room seemed fine enough, but the air conditioner was extremely loud and kept me awake most of the night. When the air condition was off (which was only occasionally because it was so old it couldn't actually cool the room), there was a steady drip coming from the bathroom. A pipe was leaking above the shower and when you lifted the panel above the shower a torrent of water came down. It was not a dripping faucet, but a full-on leaking/burst pipe. When I mentioned this to the staff the next morning I was cheerily told "thanks for telling us ... we'll pass it along". I was expecting some sort of restitution for an otherwise miserable stay in a luxury property.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ROSEDEDS2014 ROSE DEDS Show Owner
From the bottom of my heart I would like to say THANK YOU to all of the employees of the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. I had the privilege of staying for 8 long long days. As one of the owners of the doll show I was amazed with the quality of care that was provided for all of us. I only had to ask and whatever I needed was provided.
June 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by James100 POOR SERVICE
The hotel did not provide me a bill - and said they would email it - but this was never done.
Very inconvenient to track expenses.
June 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nicksname Fitness Center fees
Great fitness center and pool right on the grounds, so I thought I would enjoy the stay because daily exercise is important to me. Instead it turns out that you have to pay EXTRA to use the facilities. Most hotels do not charge that so I was dismayed. Otherwise, a nice facility. The staff was great.
June 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sanjer2 Highly recommended lodging
Except for miserably hot hallways while waiting for events to open at our convention I don't know what could have been better.
June 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by alvin33 problem with reservation
I made reservation Dec 2013 for my stay in june 2014. I always stay 3 nights(you can verify this in you computer). On the 3rd night, my keys would not work so I went to the desk. He informed me that I was supposed to be checked out. I informed him that I have reservations thru Tuesday night. He said that my rate would be $285.00 fo that night instead of the $99.00 rate that I have . He said that they had overbook the hotel and then tried to get me to pay $199.00, I told him NO, he then said that I could stay for $150.00 that night. This was after our Banquet. Standing beside me listening to all this were three (3) Past Grand Matrons. I have to pay the $150.00 because it was 9:30PM by this time and the wife and myself were in formal attire and our room was locked. I asked to speak to you but to no avail. I booked thru you company and do not feel that I was treated fairly. I have stayed here every since the OES has been at your hotel. I would like to hear your thoughts on this matter. Other than that you have a great hotel. H. Alvin Arnold.
June 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by martimal Hotel is slipping in service
Stayed there over 50 times and service is slipping. Had to call to get my e-bill. Loud hallways by staff at night; newspapers dropped loudly, people talking and doors slamming at 5 am. Wifi works only 50% of the time. Always told to call their 3rd party support rather than fixing it. Wine list changed but still on menus for room service.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tampa34 Great Experience
Great hotel staff, great rooms and a great place to relax for a weekend. Definitely will return in the future.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DMR1 Staff at this hotel
Everyone that I came in contact with was fabulous! Food for our conference was very good.
June 9, 2014