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The Carolina Inn
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Chapel Hill
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Grand experience. Will definitely be back. The staff was friendly, warm and welcoming. The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. The valets were fantastic and allowed us to leave our vehicle prior to check-in while we went to a basketball game.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We return to one of the best located Inns in Chapel Hill. We enjoy staying and try to take advantage of special rates. The room is small, well appointed with many pieces of furniture. Bathroom is well done and pretty with lots of light and tile. Bed is very comfortable with lots of pillows. We enjoy our walks and believe that the added taxes and parking must be factored. The parking should be included in the room rate with an add on for valet. $14 is a lot. The valet attendants are helpful and could be more so if the would attend to the lobby entrance.

Room Tip: Asked to be away from entrance side. All night lights and people coming and going
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Basketball game at UNC. Weekend stay at Carolina Inn is the only place to stay! Recently renovated rooms are awesome. Hotel has received a makeover and it looks fabulous. The crossroads restaurant has fabulous food and it is not overpriced. Breakfast buffet is a great deal. The bar after the game is perfect. Don't miss the pimento cheese appetizer! I can't imagine staying anywhere else for a trip to Chapel Hill.

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

I had to opportunity to stay at this lovely hotel for a night in December. The customer service was exceptional and the rooms were very comfortable. The bath is a bit on the smaller side, but that is to be expected with the age of the Inn, and would certainly not warrant giving them 4 stars vs. 5 just for that reason. Great location whether you are traveling on business or visiting family or friends at the UNC campus. When traveling in that area again, I will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Very nice stay in at The Carolina Inn just after Christmastime. We stayed one night while checking out UNC and we were definitely won over by the "southern charm." The room itself was pretty ordinary (and small for 4 people), but the beds were comfortable and the room was quiet. There was also a huge open foyer/seating area if someone needed a little separation from the family. Breakfast buffet was very good, with lots of choices, and the gym was fabulous -- one of the best I've ever used in a hotel. The fruit and lemon water are a nice touch! The location is great, too: right by campus and walking distance to all the nearby shops and restaurants. My only wish is that they offered one-bedroom family suites or some larger space than just a standard room.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is one of our favorite places for breakfast and/or bunch when in the Chapel Hill area! We like the location and historical building/furnishings. And of course the food was wonderful with attentive service.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed at the Carolina Inn over Christmas and it is a beautiful hotel in a convenient location to Franklin Street and on the campus of UNC. Lovely appointments throughout. Decorated for Christmas throughout the hotel with the theme The Twelve Days of Christmas. Rooms are spotless and with period style furniture, turn down service and cookies when we arrived and chocolates on our pillows at night. The Crossroads Restaurant on site looked very inviting but we were visiting friends for holiday dinners so did not try it. Parking was $14.00 a night which seemed fair considering there is no available parking nearby. Service was excellent.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Carolina Inn

Address: 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2739
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Chapel Hill
#2 Family Hotel in Chapel Hill
#3 Romantic Hotel in Chapel Hill
#4 Business Hotel in Chapel Hill
Price Range: $160 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carolina Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 185
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, at the doorstep of the beautiful campus of The University of North Carolina. Come experience world-class service, elegantly appointed guest accommodations, superb dining, outstanding meeting and banquet facilities, and an expert staff. ... more   less 
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