Hotel Information


Marriott City Center 
500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

The room block is full except for Thursday night. To reserve a room
($163 + tax), call (919) 833-1120 and reference the NCVC.

Alternate accommodations:
Holiday Inn Downtown. $129/night, exc. tax.
Parking: $7.00  per vehicle per night.
Complimentary high speed Wi-Fi for all Hotel guests.
Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown Reservations
320 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 832-0501 (mention NCVC to receive the $129/night conference rate)

Housing “Pirates” and “Poachers”

When we secure sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees will be adequately accommodated. The room block is established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.

We have been informed that registrants are often contacted by fax, e-mail or most often by phone with offers for cut rate housing. The intent is to convince you that the offer is made on our behalf, or that the soliciting company is a viable alternative to going through our service provider. This is not true. Housing for the NCVC is handled exclusively by The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) and the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

How it works

Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations.

The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics include distributing forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by us.

  • Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events.
  • Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.
  • Poachers often represent themselves as being affiliated with us by illegally using our logo.

How you can help

Don’t be misled! If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the Conference, please get as much information as you can and pass it on to us.


For people staying at the Marriott, parking info is as follows:

On-site parking, fee
$3 hourly, $18 daily

Valet parking, fee
$30 daily

Off-site parking, fee
$3 hourly, $12 daily

Parking is also available at the Performing Arts Center Deck, for $7.00 per car, at various lots located close to the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. There is also a parking deck located near the center: