About this listing
Stay at infamous Hotel Nicaragua, our historic home said to be a stop On The Road from Jack Kerouac's noteworthy book about the beat generation. Spacious house has large front porch and delightful back screened porch overlooking tiny fish pond and landscaped backyard. Within walking distance of downtown, NC State University, Pullen Park and Glenwood South Nightlife. Set in tree lined historic Boylan Heights. Central to everything with easy access to I-40 and Amtrak.
The Convention Center, Red Hat Amphitheater, Marriott, Sheraton, Glenwood South and Warehouse District are within walking distance. There is easy on street parking at our location. Lots of museums and entertainment right nearby in addition to NCSU, Shaw U., Wm. Peace U. and St. Augustine's.
This bedroom is on the first floor with adjoining bathroom.
Other Things to Note
Breakfast is normally at 8 a.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. weekends unless special arrangements are made.
Best to remove shoes on entering house. We do! Please come in quietly late at night since we are up early (5 a.m.) to go to the gym before work. There is a small refrigerator for your use in the dining room. Please clean up after yourselves and leave your room as you found it.
What a wonderful stay. Elizabeth and Dan were superb hosts! The house is beautiful and located very conveniently to downtown. You can walk, or take an $6 Uber ride. They made the stay so nice and we didn't want for anything. The front and back porches are very nice and quaint and the neighborhood is quiet. I highly recommend them and will look forward to staying there again!
My recent stay at Hotel Nicaragua was fantastic. The house and accommodations matched 100% with the description from the Airbnb website and Elizabeth and Dan were great. The house is gorgeous and it's clear they take pride in their establishment. When I arrived Dan was hard at work clearing branches from the yard - just another indication they work hard to keep the area in good order. Parking couldn't be easier since you can park directly in front of the house on the street without concern for parking enforcement. Elizabeth was very inviting and did a great job with a tour of the house. She made sure to inquire if I could make it for breakfast, which made me feel right at home. Unfortunately I had to leave early for work and wasn't able to stay, but she made me feel right at home with coffee already prepared in the kitchen and food awaiting me that I could take with me on the road (the blueberry nut muffin was divine). The service and experience exceeds the spot-on pricing. Given the opportunity, I will definitely be a repeat visitor.
Elizabeth and Dan were wonderful hosts. Their house is beautiful and they were very accommodating. The house is very close to the Amtrak station and within walking distance of downtown (probably 15 minutes or so by foot). I hope to stay here again when I'm back in Raleigh!
Everything about our experience here was superlative - the hosts were friendly and welcoming, the location was safe and convenient, the house was beautiful, the accomodations were lovely and comfortable, and the wonderfully presented breakfast on their lovely back porch - complete with real croaking frogs serenading from their back yard water garden was charming! The breakfast was healthy and satisfying and Elizabeth's homemade jams were just wonderful! We definitely recommend staying with Elizabeth and Dan for all of the reasons above as well as the bright and interesting conversation. If we find ourselves traveling their way again, we surely will want to stay at only one place and would hope for availability at the Hotel Nicaragua! That's it - just fabulous!
Elizabeth and Dan were beyond accommodating. Not to mention their house was absolutely beautiful and with easy walking distance of downtown. This is the premier place to stay in Raleigh. I will stay there again if I'm in Raleigh.
An immaculate home with consummate hosts, there cannot be a better place to stay in Raleigh. Elizabeth/Dan were incredibly kind, the location was superb (ten min walk to downtown, but tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood), the fresh fruit and home-baked muffins got the day off to a good start, and the house itself seemed like it was ripped from the pages of Southern Living magazine. I will definitely be returning on future visits!
Fabulous experience with old neighbors in my former neighborhood. The hosts are very accommodating. Their home is warm, clean, and inviting. The location is walking distance to all the happenings and vibrancy of Raleigh's downtown and is backyard to NC State University. I will now try to always stay here when I have to come back to town for business and visits. Breakfast was fantastic!!! This was a gem of a B&B stay.
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About the Host, Elizabeth & Dan
We are professional business owners who now have grown children and empty bedrooms. We get up early and head for the gym each weekday morning. We love our neighborhood and our capital city and look forward to sharing with others. We walk all over the downtown area. Come stay with us in Raleigh!
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