Everything looks better at The State View

Still a baby in the boutique hotel family, The State View opened its doors less than a month ago, joining the list of Autograph Collection Hotels by Marriott— a list that I now personally want to check off every time I visit an area if they’re anything like this.

Although I’m not an NC State Alumnus, this hotel has me wishing I was with its Wolf Pack pride woven in subtle (and not so subtle) ways throughout the facility. You don’t have to be a guest to enjoy this one-of-a-kind space, but consider a staycation to enjoy the rooms- each with intricate details and all the cozy feels.

Take a look at what’s inside!

An innovative dining experience you can’t help but dish about — (Open to guests & non-guests)

The Flask & Beaker serves up a perfect blend of tech, modern design and personality. The menu gives a luxe feel but touts a reasonable price tag, curated by the general manager himself! The night of our visit we were treated to spicy crab cakes (a must try) and a creative seafood melody. My personal favorite was the dessert, a warm rice pudding topped with THE howling cow ice cream ( made on NC State’s campus). Not to mention the flavor was pumpkin spice latte – this basic girl’s dream.


Step through the back door and mingle on the comfy patio overlooking the pool and golf course. The fire pits will heat things up as you enjoy signature cocktails like their Kentucky Buck, made with bourbon, ginger and goodness. I don’t even like bourbon and I enjoyed every last drop.


A Cozy hideaway – rooms for guests only ( duh, right?)

The hotel sprinkles the perfect amount of NC State pride throughout the hotel and takes it just an inch further into the rooms.  Each bed holds a signature pillow with the words “Den” to symbolize – you guessed it –  a wolf’s den. This bed and warmly lit room offer a welcoming place to crash after a long day.  Above the tub, you’ll find a map of downtown Raleigh to chart your course in comfort.


A place for collaboration Open to non-guests & guests

If you’re looking for a large meeting space, The State View offers rooms for rent. However, if you have a smaller group, you can randevu in the library and cozy up to a fire with cushy chairs surrounded by hints of the university. Want to spot the ties to the school? The wolf painting may seem obvious but what you’ll likely miss is the heavy woven fabrics that speak to the textile school or the hidden yearbook throughout the bookcase.


The State View is a must-visit whether you’re coming for an after-work beverage and bite or staying in town for the game.

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