Recently stayed at the Carolina Hotel on a golf trip to Pinehurst. This review focuses on the accommodations, not the golf. This particular hotel is old, tired and in need of a serious renovation. Although the staff is very accommodating, they can't do anything about rooms with paper-thin walls and water pressure that was non-existent (I would not have wanted to be in that room if my significant other had to wash her hair there). The Carolina also houses the conference facility for the Pinehurst complex so make sure that your room is nowhere near the conference facilities.
Although I didn't stay there, several of my friends stayed at the Holly property in the village of Pinehurst and were OK with that. Bottom line, if you are going strictly for golf with a bunch of guys, I guess the Carolina OK (the incredible breakfast buffet does help). If you are bringing your spouse, however, stay in the village at the Holly. I don't know how the golf works if you don't stay at a Pinehurst property, but it might be worth looking into.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Carolina - Pinehurst Hotel Pinehurst
- Pinehurst Hotel And Country
- Pinehurst Resort And Country