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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 #14 of 16 hotels in Chapel Hill
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was happy with the room, the staff, and how clean the room was. The front end staff help anticipated how my stay could be improved and made the changes for me, which was nice. I would stay here again without reservations. The one improvement could be the free coffee being serve. I could not drink what they were serving.

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the people at the front desk were very kind and helpful, the rooms were not clean. The bathroom towels had old stains on it and when we returned to the room for the evening we found a roach crawling around. Also, the toilet would not stop making noise throughout the night. When I booked it, it was a categorized... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived for a stop over on our way to Cherokee, NC. This was our halfway point. We were looking forward to seeing the UNC themed hotel, along with taking a shot at trying the TimeOut resturant that is connected to the hotel. I wish I would have know better...First off, while checking in "Heather" (which I later found out... More

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Chapel Hill one night for a basketball game and stayed at this hotel ... it was a perfect stay! My kids enjoyed the lobby area decor and the room was really clean! The location to the University was great as well. I definitely can't wait for our next stay!

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Nanuet, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Yes, an odd complaint. But when a large coffee cup fills the garbage it starts to wear on you. That and the fact that they supply hardly any soaps, electrical outlets are nowhere convenient, and very little other creature comforts makes this place fine to stay at if you are looking for a budget hotel. But it you enjoy some... More

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Oxford, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I stayed here by mistake: I misremembered the name of the lovely Carolina Inn where I spent a few days a while ago. It's not totally dreadful: the rooms are reasonably clean. But the bed was uncomfortable, and it's really nowhere near the University of North Carolina - miles from it. It's really a glorified motel. I got there after... More

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

We are sorry that you accidentally stayed at our hotel and the room did not meet your needs. The hotel you wanted is a 4 diamond hotel located directly on campus. We are not 4 diamond, so I can see how we could not meet your expectations and the 4 diamond luxuries you were used to experiencing. Our hotel is... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Nothing special at all here, just a old motel complex with scratched and worn furniture and a smell of ancient cigarette smoke in the non smoking room. I've prepaid for two nights, but might stay only two. At least it was not expensive. Good location. My eleven year old daughter says it's not nearly as nice as the much cheaper... More

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

Thanks for your feedback. We apologize that the guest room did not meet your expectations. Please know that in February 2014 we renovated and upgraded half of the hotel rooms. The new "Deluxe" rooms offer new furniture, refrigerators/microwaves and more! Next time you're in town please try a "Deluxe" room! We are happy that our location was convenient for you... More

Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This was my first time visiting Chapel Hill and it was well worth it! I will definitely stay at this hotel again. Excellent price and very convenient to anywhere you want to go around town. My buddy and I were in town for the UNC-Clemson game from Nebraska and we thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it! Great service, excellent hospitality,... More

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Starkville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Convenient location. It is an older property, but there was a huge flood in the summer of 2013 and many rooms got new and updated decor. Rooms that weren't affected I understand have been getting updated too. The staff have always been Great and any challenges I've faced with a particular room were solved. I travel to the area frequently... More

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

Thanks for your comments! And you are correct, we did need to re-store some rooms after the flood. And we are very excited to offer even more newly renovated rooms!!! By mid- February 2014 our upgraded/ updated rooms should be complete!! New furniture! New flat screen TV''s! Refrigerators and Microwaves! New Bedding and more! We hope you try one of... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was our first time staying at the Chapel Hill University Inn. We visit Chapel Hill regularly, usually for the day, but decided to stay overnight this time. Glad we did. We travel frequently and stay in many, many hotels. This was by far one of the cleanest hotels I stayed in in years! The staff was friendly checking in... More

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

We are glad you decided to stay too! Yes, our housekeeping staff takes pride in providing very clean rooms! And we also love to provide friendly service and affordable rates to guests visiting Chapel Hill! We hope to see you again in the future! More

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Additional Information about Chapel Hill University Inn

Also Known As:
Chapel Hill University Hotel Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill University Hotel
Holiday Inn Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Holiday Inn
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
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Chapel Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chapel Hill University Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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