We decided to stay overnight before the Pinehurst Concours and had left it too late to get into the main Pinehurst Resort. The Resort reservation service very quickly found us a place at the Holly Inn, a part of the overall resort. I drove down earlier on the Friday afternoon, checked in and, while waiting for the family to arrive, relaxed in the bar and later on the terrace. We ate on the terrace once everyone had arrived. The bar was very friendly, with a very good selection of beer and generous helpings of snack fries. The food on the terrace was also very good, though with it being so busy service was a bit slow, albeit very pleasant. An excellent way to enjoy beautiful weather outside at sunset. Our room was traditional in the nicest way, exceptionally clean and very comfortable. We were able to park our vehicles right outside the door leading to the back, less than 50 yards from our room. All in all this was a very good stay. In some ways the Holly Inn is better than the main resort if you are not a golfer, because it nestles in a grove of trees with excellent places to walk and cruise in a car, quiet but very close to the action. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holly is one of the hotels of Pinehurst Resort, located in the center of the charming Village of Pinehurst. Built in 1895, The Holly was Pinehurst's first hotel. Every detail has been attended to inside and on the spacious grounds. Decorating the walls and floors are a series of natural botanical prints and images reminiscent of times gone by. You'll see the fine touches in every nook from the jewel-toned Tiffany lamps to the reading selection in the library to the comfort of a rocking chair in your guest room. It's no wonder the Holly is a Four-Diamond hotel. The 1895 Grille is the Four-Diamond restaurant inside the Holly. There's also the charming Tavern which offers indoor seating and outdoor dining seasonally. Free resort shuttles will transport you across the resort so there is easy access to golf, spa and all amenities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Holly Inn - Pinehurst Hotel Pinehurst