Usually I stay in the Cary area when in NC for business; this time I decided to try the Chapel Hill area and found The Carolina Inn. The hotel had recently gone through renovations and as it was summer break at nearby UNC, we were able to secure a reservation. It far and away exceeded my expectations. Full of Southern, yet contemporary charm, the room was small but loaded with amenities including a wonderfully-comfortable 4-poster bed. I felt like I was staying in an intimate bed and breakfast with tastefully-decorated areas throughout the building to read and relax. Staff and housekeeping attentive and accommodating. Much of the history of UNC is captured in pictures and descriptions in the hallways. The gardens were beautiful and you could easily see why so many couples choose this location for weddings and/or receptions. The food in the restaurant was fabulous and the hotel's location was close not only to UNC, but Franklin St which has a good selection of restaurants and shopping opportunities. I'm not how I would like the proximity of the hotel when school was in full swing, but I can say that is was a terrific place to stay in June. Would definitely work look at staying here again.