Hotel Review: Delta Hotels by Marriott Raleigh-Durham at Research Triangle Park

by Anthony Losanno
Delta Hotels RTP Entrance

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I work for a company with a corporate office in Raleigh-Durham. I tend to come down once a month and almost always stay at the Delta in Research Triangle Park. It’s a good business hotel and been my home base monthly for the 18 months.

Anthony’s Take: The hotel was rebranded and remodeled in 2021 and everything still feels new. The lobby has a cafe, mini market, and a Tony Roma’s restaurant. One of my favorite features is the self-serve pantry on the second floor. It’s free for Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador Elite members and is open 24/7 with a selection of packaged snacks and drinks. Overall, the hotel is good for business travel and convenient for me with an office around two miles away.

Delta Hotels Rate RTP

Booking

I booked directly from Marriott.com on a “Member Rate Flexible” as I often change my stay dates and can do so without penalty. My welcome amenity was 1,000 points and I got access to the Pantry (Delta’s version of a lounge). Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador Elite guests can choose between points or a $10 food and beverage credit as a welcome amenity. The hotel can also be booked with Bonvoy points (15,000-21,000 points per night) with rates varying since Marriott eliminated its award categories.

Transportation to/from the Hotel

I took an Uber Comfort car from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) to the hotel. It cost $23 and took around 12 minutes to drive the approximately 7.7 miles with light traffic. When we left the hotel, we headed back the same way to the airport for a similar cost and duration.

Raleigh Map

Location

The hotel is located near Research Triangle Park. It’s not near anything walkable, but Uber is easy enough. The hotel provides a free shuttle to the airport as well.

Delta Hotels RTP Check in

Check-in

I arrived at the hotel around midnight and my room was ready. There were no employees at the front counter. I said “hello” and one promptly came out of the office. I had done a mobile checkin but wanted a physical key. The process was speedy and efficient. A brief overview of the hotel was given, but not much was needed as I have stayed here many times. I did not need a late checkout (nor was this asked). I was in my suite within a few minutes.

Delta RTP 512

1 Bedroom Suite (512)

There are 125 rooms and suites at the hotel.

Delta 512 RTP Living Room

The suite opens into a living room with a couch, chair, desk, and fridge.

Console Table Delta RTP

There is a console table as you step inside.

Coffee Maker Delta RTP

Across from this table is a small area with a coffeemaker, bottled water, and an ice bucket.

Delta RTP Living Room

The seating area in the living room is open and comfy.

Delta Bedroom 512

Off of the living room is a spacious bedroom.

Delta Desk 512

There is another desk in the bedroom along with a luggage rack.

Delta RTP Closet

The bedroom has a sizable closet with blankets, an iron, and an ironing board.

Delta RTP Balcony

It also has a small balcony with table and chair.

Delta RTP Tub and Shower

Off of the bedroom is a large bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and glassed in shower.

Delta RTP Sink

There is a vanity with a single sink and lots of counter space.

Delta RTP Toilet

I like that the toilet has its own separate room with a door.

Delta RTP Soap

Toiletries are Soapbox brand. Wall-mounted pumps were in the shower for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. These are not my favorite, but they are more eco-friendly.

Delta RTP Soap 2

Soap, lotion, and makeup removal wipes were near the sink.

Delta RTP Pantry Sign

 

Delta RTP Pantry Entrance

Delta Pantry

As mentioned at check in, Delta Hotels provide Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador Elite guests with access to the Delta Pantry. This lounge is open 24 hours a day and provides snacks and soft drinks for free.

Delta RTP Pantry

The Delta Pantry feels like you’re raiding the kitchen at the office or a co-working space.

Delta RTP Pantry Snacks 1

There are lots of packaged snacks.

Delta RTP Pantry Snacks 2

More snacks and cereal.

Delta RTP Pantry Drinks

Soft drinks, juice, yogurt, and water. Plus, milk for coffee or cereal.

Delta RTP Pantry Coffee

There is also a coffee machine.

Delta RTP Lobby 1

Public Areas & Amenities

The hotel has a fitness center, indoor pool, business center, cafe, Market, and Tony Roma’s restaurant. The lobby is inviting and I love the fireplace.

Delta RTP Fireplace

The fireplace was cozy when it was 35 degrees outside this morning.

Delta RTP Market

The Market sells snacks and drinks. It also has an ATM.

Delta RTP Business Center

The business center has a computer and printer.

Delta RTP Indoor Pool

The indoor pool is located near the fitness center on the lobby level.

Delta RTP Tony Romas

Tony Roma’s offers a good variety for dinner. I’ve ordered takeout when I’m arriving late and enjoy their salmon.

Delta RTP Partition

Through this partition is a cafe that serves coffee and breakfast items in the morning.

Delta RTP Seating

There is ample seating in the lobby. It’s spread out and comfortable.

Overall Impression:

The Delta Hotels by Marriott Raleigh-Durham at Research Triangle Park offers comfortable rooms, a great pantry for elite guests, several dining options, a pool, and more. It’s become a frequent haunt for me and one I don’t mind returning to monthly.

Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: When I’m staying at a Marriott hotel, I want to maximize my points earned. My card of choice is the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card. With it, I earn six Marriott Bonvoy® points for each dollar spent at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program. It also includes up to $300 statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month ) for dining in restaurants worldwide. Plus, a free night award that I can redeem at any Marriott hotel with a redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points. Rates & fees. Terms apply.

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1 comment

James November 30, 2023 - 12:32 pm

Delta Hotels by Marriott Raleigh-Durham at Research offers a delightful stay with its convenient location, excellent amenities, and friendly staff – highly recommended!

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