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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 July 2016

A very comfortable hotel. Some of the staff appear very young and do not have strong communication skills and seem impatient with customers. The TV cable went out periodically for no apparent reason. The worst thing about this hotel is the very limited internet connection, the quality of which seems to vary randomly throughout the day and night. I heard...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Directly across the street from student orientation sign in which is a plus. Rooms book fast so reserve way ahead of time. Dining was also tops with reasonable prices and good food. Even the valet car folks were great.

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Dear rdurkis, Thank you for the kind words about The Carolina Inn. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy your visit and enjoyed our location right on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit!

Columbia
Reviewed 1 July 2016

If you would like to stay in an old mansion on the university of N.C. and enjoy four star service and four star dining,do yourself a favor and stay there.Thanks to management and staff for making us feel at home each time we stay there.Carolina Inn rocks during UNC athletic events.Book ahead.Enjoy

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Dear Thomas L, Thank you for the wonderful recommendation! We are flattered by your review. As a historic landmark in Chapel Hill, we take immense pride in our historic venue steeped in Carolina history and traditions. On behalf of the entire Carolina Inn team, thank you, and we look forward to your next visit.

Florence
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Can't beat the location when attending UNC orientation. Lovely and Easy 5 minute walk to the student union where most of the events took place. Stayed in Deluxe 2 Queen Bedroom whihc was nice and comfortable. Only problem is that I am a light sleeper and the air conditioning unit made a loud click every time if cut off. However,...

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Dear 990leighk, Thank you for the great review. We certainly treasure our central location in Chapel Hill. Located right on the campus of the University of North Carolina, The Carolina Inn is a longtime destination and iconic landmark for college families, and visitors to this region of North Carolina. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and we...

Ridgewood, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were invited to a June wedding in Chapel Hill. Having gone through Army Infantry Basic Training many years ago in Ft. Bragg, NC in July-Aug, I knew what to expect from the heat & humidity. The hotel is located on the edge of the UNC campus, and the campus and downtown are accessible by foot from the hotel. The...

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Dear Jelihu1950, Thank you for the great review. We were very pleased to read your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Carolina Inn. We are especially pleased that you found the atmosphere, food and hospitality exceptional. Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at the Carolina Inn, and we look forward to welcoming you back for...

La Grange
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The hotel is beautiful and service was perfect! our room was very big and pretty! Location was right in the heart of Chapel Hill! Walking distance to many restaurants. The music on the porch was very fun!

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Dear Q8424DProbertt, Thank you such a wonderful review. Being the only hotel on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, we love that our guests are only a short walk from all university destinations and historic Franklin Street. We are also glad you had a chance to enjoy our Fridays on the Front Porch event. We hope we have the opportunity to...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Loved this hotel. The rooms were so charming and it was my first visit to the area. Great hospitality. I would definitely go back and stay again for leisure. I enjoyed the steam shower and upgrades to the rooms.

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Dear Stephanie H, Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful review. We are delighted to hear you had a memorable first stay with us. We pride ourselves on offering a charming southern experience, so we’re pleased to read that this was your impression of the hotel. We hope to welcome you back to the Carolina Inn on your next...

Ambler, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were very happy with our stay. We had a King Suite and it was comfortable and clean. The furniture was an older style with bedposts on the bed. The shower was clean and the TV cable selections better than expected. I would recommend this facility. We were there for a wedding. The only hiccup is that it is on...

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Dear Bob P, Thank you so much for the nice review and recommendation. Through our southern graciousness and hospitality, we take pleasure in making the Carolina Inn a haven for an authentic experience. Thank you again for your kind words, and even being a Villanova fan, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Carolina Inn!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Lovely rooms and ambiance. Has a very southern charm and hospitality. The beds and bedding is Comfortable. The pecan chocolate chip cookies at the reservation desk are a bonus perk. Breakfast buffet is standard selection but good and efficient. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Dear W3145FSsharong, Thank you for such a wonderful review. It is our goal to deliver exceptional service and gracious southern hospitality in this beautiful college town of Chapel Hill. We thank you for such high praise, and look forward to your next visit!

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Carolina Inn is awesome! It is beautiful and very convenient to the UNC campus. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The new dining room is awesome! We had a fabulous meal, and loved all the little plates and appetizers that came out before the meal.

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Dear Rebecca L, Thank you so much for the lovely review. Your kind words about our staff and restaurant are greatly appreciated. We love hearing when our guests enjoy their experience and we will continue to work hard to maintain the Inn to the standard of excellence! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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Address: 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Price Range: RM989 - RM1,635 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carolina Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 185
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Also Known As:
The Carolina Hotel Chapel Hill
Carolina Hotel Chapel Hill
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#1 Green Hotel in Chapel Hill
#2 Family Hotel in Chapel Hill
#3 Romantic Hotel in Chapel Hill
#4 Business Hotel in Chapel Hill
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“Higher Floor, non-connecting rooms”
 of 5 bubbles nmeas1, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As always---don't just request ANY room!! Ask for a room facing the courtyard and up on the 3rd floor (as one example)!!”
 of 5 bubbles ArchitectZ, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for a corner room with windows”
 of 5 bubbles lguy66, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book a higher level room class if you need more space”
 of 5 bubbles 182danm182, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“View of the fall leaves outside my window was a plus.”
  • Classic vintage photos of UNC classrooms adorn the bedrooms - here, nursing and law school photo
  • Love a place seeing branding oportunities at every turn - even the bottom of a silver trash bask
 of 5 bubbles HFTM, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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