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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute, basic motel that has what you need. Lobby is decorated with UNC theme. Good for college visit. I think they will shuttle you if needed. The pool was being renovated when we went (7/16) but looks like it is going to be nice!

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

Hi Sunnyfruit, Thank you so much for your review from last summer- We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We certainly hope the college visit was convincing and you have a future Tar Heel in the family. Indeed, our pool is complete and will open for the season in early May, so bring your swim suit for your next...

Spring Hope
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

We really enjoyed staying here. It was very clean with a very nice looking pool and very reasonably priced. Anything you needed was within walking distance. There is a real nice indoor mall close that we enjoyed very much because all of the stores are unique. No chain stores. We spent quite a few hours there. This Inn also has...

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

I loved your review notes and want you to know that you have totally convinced me to try Elmos's french toast! I really appreciate your very kind comments and certainly hope to welcome you back in the near future!

Hanahan, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beth was very lovely at breakfast. She was very on top of everything and had a super positive attitude. The rooms were nice as well. We did wish that the pool was open during our stay. Overall it was a very nice place to stay

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

Thank you so much for sharing your experience of your room and breakfast with us. We enjoy making our guests feel at home. Chapel Hill has certainly had terrific February weather so far- 83 degrees yesterday did feel like pool weather! We can't wait to open our brand new pool this summer- it looks so inviting. Chapel Hill will allow...

Somerville, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was also in Chapel Hill when the water got shut down. The staff at the CHUI kept us informed and were really kind about helping everyone find alternative accommodation when it became clear they could not stay open. In particular, Beth in the breakfast room was a delight! My room was simple but clean.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for our Inn and team. We certainly hope you will try a weekend in Chapel Hill again---with running water next time! Beth will love reading your review. We're big fans of her's also! Safe travels to you an your family.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the University Inn in the hopes seeing the UNC v. ND men's basketball game. The Water Crisis impacted our stay. I will tell you the staff was OUTSTANDING keeping us informed each step of the way. They provided bottle water and gave advice on where to eat as I was traveling with two young boys. I wish...

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

Brian, Thank you and your fabulous boys for leaving such a kind review. You all were troopers and you now have a great story to tell! We were sorry to have to evacuate the town due to the water crisis, but, everyone was so understanding and made the very best of the situation. We hope to see you guys again...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough about how graciously and professionally the staff handled a very difficult situation. A water main break on Friday (the day we checked in) meant water could not be used in Chapel Hill. UNC and all restaurants shut down. The hotel staff said we could cancel with no penalty, but we decided to stay, despite no running...

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

Tarheel fans are the best! Everyone was so wonderful about the water crisis, evacuation, and relocation of the home basketball game to Greensboro. Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Inn and our team during such a trying time. We love hearing that we made your trip memorable (for reasons other than a lack of water!)...

Wingina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. We often come down to Chapel Hill to see the Tarheels play basketball, so it would be great to find a cozy place to stay. I was hoping it was some hidden gem, but there was really nothing pleasant about our visit. We checked in late, and had to stand around waiting. No...

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

I am so sorry that your experience was not our normal warm welcome. Please accept my sincerest apologies. Our team does strive to make all of our guests feel welcome and it certainly appears that we failed to do that during your late evening checkin after the UNC game. I do hope that you will reconsider and give us another...

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on a college visit for one of the kids. The staff was very attentive and the rooms were clean and charming. The continental breakfast was a great perk, and Beth was especially pleasant and courteous both mornings we were there. Would definitely come back again in the future! A great find.

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

We are so pleased that you had a great trip and tour of UNC. Thank you for your thoughtful review and for sharing your experivence. Our staff strives to go above and beyound to make certain every guest is enjoying their stay. We are thrilled that you will return to visit with us on your next trip to Chapel Hill....

MD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located just minutes away from UNC, hotel and lobby are decorated with sports theme, featuring flags from top colleges, particularly all NC schools. Front desk employee Galen was extremely helpful pointing out local places to eat and nearby stores and sites.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay and sharing your experience. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. Thanks again and we look foward to seeing you on future travels to our area!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I along with another couple stayed here during a trip to chapel Hill for basketball games. Staff was amazing and rooms were great! We both had king deluxe rooms which also gave us access to tge contintetal breakfast every morning free of charge that was some of the best continental breakfast any of us had ever had....

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

You guys are brilliant to plan around the games that UNC schedules very close together. Catching two games and extra time to the explore Chapel Hill/Raleigh area is a perfect combination for a winter visit. Thank you for your very kind review and please know that we look forward to seeing you guys again. We hope you can make it...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Chapel Hill University 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
Price Range: $63 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chapel Hill University Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Chapel Hill University Hotel Chapel Hill
Holiday Inn Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Holiday Inn
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Chapel Hill
#5 Family Hotel in Chapel Hill
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Nice pool and free continental breakfast with some rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MdLuv2travel, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Room overlooking the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles brandoncT5263XK, Jan 12, 2017 | Read review
“Our ground floor room faced the pool and we liked it.”
 of 5 bubbles 514nedl, Dec 5, 2016 | Read review
“Room 101 is really nice - it is a suite with a separate bedroom and faces a courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles GaryH207, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
“Quieter room are in the back. The front faces Fordham which is a busy street with traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles adab246, Nov 22, 2016 | Read review
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