2006/2007 Pinnacle Award Winning Hotel. Ramada Raleigh Blue Ridge is an all non-smoking hotel in excellent location with easy access to all major highways. We are the closest hotel to the RBC Center & Rex Hospital We are adjacent to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, NC State University & Vet School. There is also plenty of nearby shopping & restaurants. We are close to downtown attractions and many outdoor leisure activities in the area.