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The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort

80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374
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#2 of 6 hotels in Pinehurst
Some say you can feel the spirit of Pinehurst as you turn onto Carolina Vista, the tree-lined avenue that leads to the Carolina hotel. This majestic century-old hotel with its signature copper cupola and sweeping verandas make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts. Dubbed the “Queen of the South,” the Carolina has 274 Four-Diamond guest rooms including suites.Pinehurst Resort features nine golf courses, an award-winning Spa, a charming village, tennis, beach club and other amenities including an active Kids Club. Kids 12 and under stay and play golf free when staying in the same room as the parents.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Family rooms
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RemyBoy wrote a review Sep 21
Sammamish, Washington82 contributions45 helpful votes
Where do I start?! The Pros: It was a stately hotel. The staff is terrific, from the hotel to the golf courses. They have a shuttle that runs everywhere around the property and the village. The spa is very nice. My husband had a good caddie on #2. The Cons: Everything is very dated. Hallway carpets need replacing or cleaning (constantly). Lots of areas need some paint attention. Our room...cottage cheese on the ceiling? Who has that anymore. Yikes. The room was very dated, the furniture, the TV, the carpet had stains all over it. The bathroom appears to have had a facelift in recent years. Mattress was ok, the pillows are kind of mushy. The view from our window was a red roof. Ugh. Maybe because he was on a golf package these are the kind of rooms they give. I feel like they cater to groups of men who don't really care where they hang their head as long as the golf is there. We were disappointed, I just excepted more. No comparison to the Pebble Beach Resort.
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Date of stay: September 2021
SportsmomMichigan wrote a review Sep 15
Saint Clair, Michigan378 contributions151 helpful votes
We were here for a business meeting. The resort is very nice. Our room was spacious and had all that we needed. There was a comfortable king sized bed, two leather chairs and an ottoman, desk and chair, mini fridge, coffee maker and safe. We were very comfortable. We spent some time in the Ryder Cup lounge and porch. We had a luncheon in the Carolina room. It was delicious chicken piccata, salad and dessert. It was very tasty. The service throughout the resort was friendly and helpful. The pool area had plenty of chairs and towels available. We enjoyed our time there. Complimentary e bikes were available and nice to use around the area. We also took a test drive in one of their complimentary BMWs. The area is very nice. Golf course is beautiful.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
John K wrote a review Aug 2021
Doylestown, Pennsylvania39 contributions12 helpful votes
Everything about this hotel is first rate. Our Carolina Premium room was larger than a suite at other hotels. This place delivers full value and luxury. I wish I could afford to come here more often. You will enjoy the tradition that is Pinehurst.
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Date of stay: August 2021
George B wrote a review Aug 2021
Earth, Texas8 contributions2 helpful votes
Unfortunately our stay at the Carolina Inn was a triple bogie. Throughout the resort the shortage of staff is evident. Those working were all gracious and at times almost jogging to take orders and serve guests . But it is evident there are insufficient of them . We waited for a table at breakfast as there was only a single busser to clear tables of prior guests . The hostess was most gracious and hospitable . It took almost 15 minutes to receive our drinks in the Ryder Cup lounge. The grill at clubhouse only offered a buffet at lunch with no table service or an a la carte menu. Yikes ! Thanks Unsanitary in these Covid conscious conditions . Service at fine hotels and resorts is personalized and caring, at times going beyond what is expected. Our experience indicated the hotel is now being managed to accommodate its many guests in the most cost efficient way. Sad to see the storied character of Pinehurst be so diminished . Adding to our dissatisfaction , at check out our bill included a deceptive line item called Golf No 1-5 Green Fees. There were two $50 charges. When I inquired It was explained that it was for playing the short nine hole practice Cradle course. The chafe is fine just disclose it honestly When I booked the golf package I asked if playing the cradle course was included and I was told it was. Unfortunately mamnagement never responded to this feedback after requesting it. Ge
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Peter M wrote a review Aug 2021
Key West, Florida2 contributions
This was truly the best 3 days of my life. I had the amazing opportunity to play 8,4,2 with my father and we had just the best time. We are both scratch golfers and we recommend to anyone to get a caddie for courses 4,2. We had Mark Andrews and we highly recommend him as he totally changed the game for us. From his green reading skills to help with club selection and overall just a great guy he was part of the fantastic Pinehurst staff which made this trip so fantastic!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: The Donald Ross package is the way to go.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort?
Nearby attractions include Pinehurst Harness Track (0.08 miles), Village Shops at Pinehurst (0.2 miles), and Green Gate Olive Oils (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carolina Dining Room, Drum & Quill, and Dugans Pub.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Pinehurst.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.