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Chapel Hill University Inn

2.5 of 5
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1301 N. Fordham Blvd., Hwy 15-501 at Eastgate, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Formerly Holiday Inn Chapel Hill)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

on a road trip with a family member, needed a place to stay. people aren't kidding about the sports decor/theme! its intense but cool. we checked in at night and we were energetically helped by Shawn who also had greAt dining advice as a local. the hotel room was decent although it was frustrating that the curtains didn't close all... More 

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Our UNC sports decor is casual, fun, and yes, perhaps even cool! It is meant to fit the nostalgic feel that you get when you arrive in Chapel Hill. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the ACC flags and signed UNC memorabilia. Thank you for mention of your warm welcome and dinner suggestions from Shawn. We know your kind comments... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll keep my review brief because there was a misunderstanding about the existence of a functional swimming pool-- THERE IS NO POOL. Room was big and mostly clean-- some trash around the base of the beds, but there was a mini-fridge and microwave. Trader Joe's is across the street, as is Food Lion. They also have BBQ for use, but... More 

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We love your suggestions for creative swimming options in the Chapel Hill hill area- There are certainly several to choose from! Pool season is quickly coming to an end, but we are still offering free access and shuttle to the Chapel Hill community pool if needed for any of our guests. Our pool has indeed been removed to allow for... More 

LaGrangeville, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, though I booked through an outside site, they said they didn't have my reservation yet. The woman was rude at first, then tried to help when I told her I had been driving literally all day. Apparently the fax had come in but she hadn't seen it. The room itself was only acceptable, you could tell it... More 

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Driving all day in traffic can be trying- I apologize that you arrived at the hotel before your out-side site reservation information arrived. Occasionally, third party reservations will have a slight delay. and a fax will be sent over alerting us to that. I'm relieved that the front desk was able to quickly rectify the situation and get you checked... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel provides good basic accomodation particularly for those dropping their offspring at UNC Chapel Hill. I booked a deluxe room so we had a fridge and microwave which were very handy as the hotel is in walking distance of several good food stores. The room was clean, the beds comfortable and it was quiet enough to get a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected the University Inn for its value and were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and reserved decor. Our second floor room was above the picnic / grilling area but it was super quiet. Families should flock to this place because you are welcomed to bring your own food to grill by the pool side, with lovely Adirondack chairs and... More 

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Chapel Hill is a fabulous place to visit and it sounds as if you had a wonderful trip! We are so grateful to have had the chance to entertain your family. Our hotel is known for being clean, comfortable, and convenient to almost everything in Chapel Hill. We will certainly pass along your rave reviews to Ashley- she will be... More 

Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Room and attention were great. Was travelling with family and enjoyed the university decor. The check in was fast and the room was as described. Well located near UNC and many places to dine in the area. Would recomend.

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ChapelHillUnivInn, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

So glad we could make a positive impression on you and your family. We are happy you enjoyed the university decor, we are known for the “home of the sports experience” Next time you come to Chapel Hill we hope you will choose us for your hotel accommodations. Thanks so much for your review. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Spacious, clean room with king-size bed; swimming pool was unavailable due to repairs; coffee available 24/7 in lobby per guest information notebook. Within walking/easy driving distance of shops, restaurants, grocery and a walk-in medical clinic! Great value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've stayed here several times for a class reunion. I Have always experienced superior customer service, clean rooms and a fun time. Great place, great value! Homey and welcoming. I will definitely return when I'm in the area.

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ChapelHillUnivInn, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for recognizing the efforts of our friendly staff. We strive to provide the best customer service for each and every guest. We are elated you found your room clean and comfortable. Our team will be eagerly awaiting your return next time you are in the area. More 

Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The ambiance of the hotel is the best. We visited over New Year and had a wonderful stay. The rooms were beautifully decorated, if a bit small. All of the people we met working at the hotel were very helpful. The location is perfect too, near the university and the city's best restaurants.

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ChapelHillUnivInn, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us when you came to Chapel Hill! Our location is a great benefit of our hotel and we’re glad you were able to take advantage of it. We hope to see you again on New Year’s at the Chapel Hill University Inn. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I can't say that the people were not warm and pleasant, or that the room wasn't clean. But the room I stayed in had furnishings and "art work" that seem to be from an era we could not identify. But it was definitely pre-1950. Everything about the room seemed frozen in time. Also strange to have a high rated hotel... More 

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