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“My Favorite NC Hotel”
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The Carolina Inn
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Chapel Hill
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Reviewed November 10, 2009

I have stayed at the lovely Carolina Inn several times and every time, I am a bit sad to leave. I love this hotel for its the location, the decor, the staff, the overall warm and homey atmosphere. Will stay there every time I visit Chapel Hill. Only suggestions are for additional parking space during busy fall weekends (football, wedding, Greek events all at same time cause gridlock and lack of parking spots) -- and more concrete ramps for when you're walking with luggage from hotel to self-parking.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2009

Having read through the previous reviews, there's little that I can add. It's all true.

The Carolina Inn is a charming Southern home, oozing hospitality for Carolina alumni. It's also an older property, with lots of quirks, including many smaller rooms with uneven floors and tiny bathrooms. It's THE place to stay if you're going to football games or other campus events. It's within walking distance to "everything". It's pricey. It's priceless. Most people who stay there love it dearly, and come back time and time again. It's not for everybody.

Personally, I enjoy staying at the Carolina Inn. I'm a UNC alumnus and I feel at home there. It strains my wallet a bit to stay there, but I've never been sorry I visited.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 20, 2009

The Carolina Inn is a lovely gem of a hotel. We were there for a family wedding. It is a beautiful wedding location oozing with southern charm and hospitality. They have perfect settings for both an inside or outside wedding. On this occasion the weather was iffy so the hotel prepared both the outside and inside venue for last minute decisions. The hospitality offered by all of the staff was amazing. From the moment we arrived we were addressed by name throughout the property. We had a generously sized room and bath but the bath needs more counter space for spreading out toiletries. Location couldn't be better for those visiting the area. Get out and walk around and enjoy the southern charm of a college town in NC. This hotel strives to make itself a comfortable, home away from home among elegant surroundings.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 19, 2009

Spent a night at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. Room was small, very nicely furniched but without many of the amenities a hotel like this shojld have nowadays. Bathroom was very clean, but looked like it had last been updated twenty years ago. Hotel staff friendly and gracious... very Southern. Conference facilities were OK, but could have been updated a bit.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 11, 2009

This is probably a great hotel for UNC Alumni to socialize. The location is great. You can walk everywhere you need to go. However, the rooms are very small. No microwave or refrigerator. You can't sit on the toilet and open the door. Water pressure was terrible. There was mold in the shower. Expect socializing in the courtyard outside of your room into hours of the night -- and the walls are thin, where you can hear the TV and loud talking in other rooms. There were very few channels (3 were advertising the hotel and TBS & DIS were blocked out). Not a good hotel for kids.
We didn't find the staff very friendly, although they were very friendly to re-visting patrons who they knew by name.
Also, the beds were very comfortable, but beware to people with allergies -- lots of feathers!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2009

From pulling up to the bell boy to departing for home, my experience was top-level. If you're a Tar Heel, stay here, it's your duty. If you are an out-of-towner, stay here. If you are driving North of South on 1-95, take the 45 minutes to visit, dine and relax. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 18, 2009

My family and I enjoyed the Carolina Inn's hospitality overnight during the UNC Pro Alum game. We had looked forward to both the game and an overnight stay at the Inn--and were not disappointed in either. The Inn even sent a courtesy van to pick us up after the game. The staff was friendly and helpful, recommending good barbecue restaurants not far away. What a super weekend!
L. Abernathy, Richmond, VA

  • Stayed: September 2009, 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: $222 - $351 (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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