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Chapel Hill University Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1301 N. Fordham Blvd., Hwy 15-501 at Eastgate, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Formerly Holiday Inn Chapel Hill)
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Ranked #13 of 16 hotels in Chapel Hill
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
jodiliz Wanaque, New Jersey
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wanaque, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I traveled from NJ to help my son just moved into an apartment in Chapel Hill. While being somewhat familiar to the area, I was not aware of the Chapel Hill University Inn. From our entrance,into the lobby, I knew it was going to be a fun stay. The decor is a dedication to NC University sports... More

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was necessary, because our daughter had an emergency surgery and the entire family needed a place to stay. The room was clean and comfortable. Thanks again for giving us a discount since the Ronald McDonald house was full

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Brookeville, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there for 2 nights this summer. Upon arrival, the exterior seemed very dated. However, the rate was good so I decided to keep my online reservation. I was told that my room had been "upgraded." when I found this corner room, # 121, a nonsmoking one, it was a few meters from the pool. The room was comfortable... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is dated, but I like that it is not a chain and has personal touches. I stayed on the courtyard by the pool. Beautiful plants, a gazebo with Adirondack chairs, a nice pool. The room was clean and basic with two comfortable beds and a TV, ref. microwave. I upgraded for the club level breakfast and highly recommend.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am here on business on a weekend. The clerk placed me in a poolside room on the first floor. Avoid the soccer ball room. The main problem was evident when I walked in the room - a very loud air conditioner that rattled louder than a hotel bathroom. A maintenance man came, and he put a cardboard shunt in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was in Chapel Hill for two weeks and I honestly thought it was a great hotel, I had free breakfast every morning (if you choose the Deluxe option its about $5 more and well worth it). The people are very friendly as well as helpful. They also offer a free shuttle to the UNC campus which was very helpful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having stayed at the Hotel 2 times, I have found the hotel to be as I would say Fantastic. The rooms are Spotless, Fresh aroma, and New Furnishings. The Pool and surrounding area is well policed and free of litter and trash. Their Staff is first rate and work hard to please their guest. I look forward to staying at... More

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Landis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was in Chapel Hill for dental assessment at the college. The shuttle service was a great help in getting there and back, considering I did not know where I was at. My only complaint is no elevator, I requested a first floor room because of disabilities, and did not get one, however, management was very helpful in getting our... More

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was looking for affordable accommodation while in Chapel Hill for medical assessment. I was pretty unset to find out that there was no elevator; no service appeared available nor was it offered and they disregarded my online request to have extra pillows. Dead bolt and security door latch were broken. Had to put a chair in front of the... More

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ChapelHillUnivInn, Director of Sales at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that our hotel did not meet your expectations. While we don't have elevators, we always have someone on staff to assist guests with luggage. All a guest needs to do is ask and we would have helped! If a room has a maintenance issue, a quick call the the front desk and we would have changed the... More

Advance, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

No elevator. Outdated lobby and exterior make it appear to be less than squeaky clean. Room was generally clean. We had a room that was Not Updated, no microwave, or refrig. Those rooms cost more. Bed was comfortable and good bed linens. Towels were cheap - thin and scratchy. Free coffee in the lobby was really delicious, and we are... More

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ChapelHillUnivInn, Director of Sales at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We love the words "clean and inexpensive"! Our hotel was actually the 60th Holiday Inn built in the Americas, so they didn't put in elevators at that time when they were building 2 story hotels. We are consistently making efforts to improve the hotel. The newly renovated Deluxe rooms you mentioned are part of the effort... More

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Address: 1301 N. Fordham Blvd., Hwy 15-501 at Eastgate, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Formerly Holiday Inn Chapel Hill)
Location: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chapel Hill University Inn 2.5*
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Chapel Hill University Hotel Chapel Hill
Holiday Inn Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Holiday Inn

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Chapel Hill University Inn is known as the “Home of the Sports Experience” and is proud to showcase the winning traditions of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. This sports themed hotel is the only full-service moderately priced hotel in Chapel Hill. The hotel is within walking distance to Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, SteinMart, shopping, more restaurants, and drug/ grocery stores. Hotel is located just 2 miles from UNC and downtown Franklin Street.Guests will enjoy complimentary Wireless internet access throughout hotel and in guest rooms. Other amenities includes: Free access to Kinetix Health Club and on site fitness center, business center, outdoor pool, and guest laundry facilities. Complimentary gourmet coffee is available 24/7 in the lobby. Hotel has a relaxing courtyard with covered seating and Adirondack chairs, as well as a gas grill and picnic area. Daily local shuttle service is provided to designated stops on UNC campus, UNC Hospitals, Franklin Street, the Friday Center and University Mall. Time- Out Sports Bar and Restaurant is on site. Watch any sports event on one of the 17 HDTV’s, play pool or video games. Open for breakfast and dinner, and will soon be opening for lunch. Time-Out is home of the famous Chicken and Cheddar Biscuit and was featured on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food show. Room service is also available. ... more   less 
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