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“Our first time at an Aloft, this is a great place to stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Aloft Chapel Hill
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1001 South Hamilton Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517   |  
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Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Westport, Connecticut, United States
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“Our first time at an Aloft, this is a great place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We definitely recommend staying here. It's a fun place with great staff (particularly the front desk and the car valet guys), has spacious rooms with great bathrooms and was very reasonably priced. We particularly liked the large flat screen tv with easy external device access (so we could watch netflix from my computer) and extra cables are available from the front desk if you haven't brought your HDMI cable with you!!). Lots of nice touches like the Bliss spa soap/shampoo and the complimentary water bottles in the room. The free coffee in the lobby is also a huge step up from the tasteless brown liquid typically found in hotel lobbys!
Separating the toilet/shower from the sink area (which is huge!) is a great idea. The xyz bar was also well stocked and inexpensive for a hotel (a pint of Blue Moon and a glass of white wine came to $10 in total!). Parking is $6 per night. We will definitely stay here again when we visit the Chapel Hill area.

Room Tip: We had a room that faced the highway, which is busy and a little noisy. If you are sensitive to road...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My husband and I have spent two wedding anniversaries here and really enjoyed it. Although we have traveled the world and at times go to other locales on our wedding anniversary, for these two particular times we had to stay somewhat local. Staff were friendly, hotel was very clean and modern, and it was fun to take a dip in the pool, relax at xyz with some snacks, play a board game in the lobby or play a game of pool.

I would like to see a comfortable couch or sitting area in the room itself, but that is something Aloft needs to look into - not this particular hotel's fault.

Breakfast staff went out of their way to make us a made-to-order breakfast. Yes, you can order breakfast from the kitchen - there are foods in the grab and go area, but also can order breakfast.

Just a fun little staycation for our wedding anniversary. Enjoyed working out in the exercise room as well. Aloft is a neat little brand of hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mendham, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I guess I'm just traditional, but I don't like the concrete/stark look. It was ok, but in a good location. There are a couple of restaurants, a nail salon, and a couple of good boutique shops. I shopped there when I needed to look nice for an event.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I would recommend staying here. It's only about 20 minutes from the Raleigh airport and it's about a 5 minute drive to the main street of Chapel Hill & Carrboro. There's parking, a bar that opens until 2 am that also serves food, and a 24-hour cafe area where you can get anything you want. The front desk is very helpful and friendly. The rooms are spacious, definitely have a starwood feel with a simple chic tone. Flat screen tvs, Bliss Spa shampoos, lotions, soaps. Huge sink area with iron and hairdryer and the bathrooms are new and modern. There's also a pool and pretty nice fitness center. There's a pool table in the lobby & free wifi in rooms & lobby. They give you complimentary water in the room. I think parking costs $6 per day. If you're visiting chapel hill, you should definitely rent a car because they're a lot cheaper than cabs. A one way cab ride to the hotel from the airport is $45.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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fairfield, ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

First time stay at Aloft, to visit our daughter at UNC. Great location, super convenient to the school, and a very affordable price were the two main reasons we decided to try it. The 'W' style shows through as the lobby and bar areas are modern and full of energy. When we stayed there were alot of 20 somethings also staying there and they were playing pool, working out, swimming in the pool or having a cocktail. The rooms are adequate. We had two queens (for me, my wife and our son). The only storage in the room is a small closet space opposite the sink, so travel light when you go. The bathroom area is nicely appointed. The sleeping area is ok, beds are decent, pillows were too soft for our tastes. A wall mounted flat screen TV made for good entertainment and I loved the retro alarm clock, which was easy to set. The hotel offers breakfast but no other meals, however, there are a couple of good restaurant choices steps away (We dined at Piola, a good choice). Overall, a good choice and I would stay there again.

Room Tip: They have complimentary newspapers such as WSJ and USA Today available in the lobby.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Clarita, California
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7 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

quiet, comfortable, clean, close to UNC Aloft is a gem. Guests do not have to leave the hotel to find almost any need for a pleasant stay. Just outside and in the neighborhood are stores, restaurants and night life for the more adventurous. A complete hotel and a delightful stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

First stay for two of us at this nice hotel on a main road in Chapel Hill. Booked the AAA breakfast package for two which is advertised on their website as including: " breakfast credit of up to $10 per day, for up to two people." In reality you are given a coupon for up to a $6 breakfast. A bit annoying especially since they also charge $6 a day for self parking.
We were put in a room on the road side and quickly realized that the road noise was pretty bad. Requested to move to another room facing away from the road and this was much better.
Overall a very nice hotel with value pretty good for money spent.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1001 South Hamilton Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Chapel Hill
#9 Business Hotel in Chapel Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Chapel Hill 3*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloft Chapel Hill is by UNC's Campus, area universities, Research Triangle Park, and RDU Airport. Our hotel has 1,600sq ft of meeting/event space, free wifi, an indoor pool, and w xyz, a bar/lounge. ... more   less 
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