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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
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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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Property amenities
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
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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SMLTC18 wrote a review Jan 9
virginia57 contributions86 helpful votes
Recently stayed 2 nights for a quick trip to play Number 2. This was my first experience at Pinehurst so I was glad we chose the Carolina for our stay. The hotel is beautiful and full of golf history. I really enjoyed walking the halls and looking at all the pictures and momentos from the past there. The hotel was still decorated beautifully from the holidays. The staff was terrific. Everyone from the valets to the front desk to the bell hops were very friendly and pleasant to talk with. We had a great dinner at the Carolina Dining Room (awesome steaks). We enjoyed awesome wings in the Ryder Cup Lounge. The pool area looked fun. There were people in the pool while we were there but it was a little cold for us. The putting green out back is nice as well. Loved the huge porch with all the rocking chairs. Very relaxing. Our room itself was on the average side. Sleeping area was basic and on the smaller side. We had 2 beds that were definitely double beds and not queens so that made sleeping arrangements tight if you are sharing a bed. Room temperature was tough to figure out the first night but the second night we got it worked out. Bathroom was large with marble floors and a large shower! Overall a very pleasant stay. Hope to return to play other courses soon!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Matthew Chriscoe, Guest Services / Front Office at The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for visiting SMLTC18! The holiday's are a special time to be in Pinehurst, pleased you found the facilities comfortable and relaxing. You'll have to return when the pool season is in full swing! :) We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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gmaj_05 wrote a review Dec 2020
Jesup, Georgia478 contributions284 helpful votes
My family recently stayed here for a golf tournament. It is an oder hotel, but it is lovely. If you like golf, you will love the historic touches - and the putting green out back. The rooms were large and clean. The service was impeccable. I never opened a door the whole time I was there. I also loved the shuttles that were always available to take you anywhere on property. The staff was incredibly friendly and there are some great restaurants on property. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Sandra v wrote a review Nov 2020
Igel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany31 contributions10 helpful votes
We visited this hotel for a golfing weekend and had a wonderful time particularly as the weather was very cooperative. Our first impressions of the hotel were excellent thanks to the very efficient and very friendly bell staff and great service from the front desk. Christmas decorations filled the foyer and the corridors leading off it creating a welcoming and festive feel. Our room was small but comfortable but, for the price, could have been more spacious. We had a package which included breakfast and evening meals, some of which could be taken outside of the hotel. We chose a 'fine dining' option at the hotel and a dinner at The Tavern in the village. The latter was disappointing and, although the menu looked interesting, the food was obviously ready-meals that were just deep fried. Breakfasts at the hotel seemed to be processed convenience foods with cheap ingredients. Omelets could be made to order which was perhaps one saving grace. Our 'fine dining ' experience was in the same restaurant where breakfasts were served. The atmosphere was totally cheerless, with dull lighting and no effort had been made to create any atmosphere with not even a candle or tealight on the table, no Christmas decorations just a totally sterile environment. Considering the the lobby contained about 40 poinsettias it wouldn't have taken much effort to transfer a few to the dining room. The food was acceptable but very rich and heavy and in no way reflective of how contemporary menus can be lighter and delicious with fresh ingredients. We will choose differently next time.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Matthew Chriscoe, Guest Services / Front Office at The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort
Responded Dec 2, 2020
Thank you for visiting Sandrav169, and the terrific feedback. The Holiday season in Pinehurst is very festive, we are so happy you enjoyed the décor and friendly staff! Our culinary team will be reviewing all of your experiences to grow and improve. We hope you will provide us an opportunity in the future to return and enjoy a more memorable experience.
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Jim T wrote a review Nov 2020
Cary, North Carolina30 contributions5 helpful votes
Room was just ok, not great. Dinner (Thanksgiving day) was not what I would have expected. Food was average and service was sub par. Like the previous reviewer said ... not a 5-star experience. Breakfast was a bit chaotic and food was again just average, nothing special.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Matthew Chriscoe, Guest Services / Front Office at The Carolina Hotel - Pinehurst Resort
Responded Dec 2, 2020
Thanks for joining us over the holidays jimt369, and for the very valuable feedback! We would love to learn more if you would like to connect. We're continuing to evolve and improve during this unusual year, and hopeful we can exceed your expectations in the future.
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jetfan2017 wrote a review Nov 2020
Dayton, Ohio113 contributions35 helpful votes
Sixth time in visiting the Carolina hotel. Even with the Covid restrictions still enjoyable. Valet was nice and helpful. Front desk efficient with check in. No real complaints about room but it would have been nice to have a fourth pillow. But bed was comfortable, towels soft and shower was nice. Room was a little dark and hard to read due to the dim lighting. Walk-in closet was nice. Shuttle service was good.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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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 Ryder Cup Lounge.
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.