My husband surprised me with a stay at the Holly Inn as part of a package for Pinehurst Golf Academy. Arriving early on Sunday, the desk attendant Sustainia met me with such a warm welcome and quickly checked me in so I was on time for an early round of golf. Dave cheerfully unloaded my luggage, valeted the car, and put me and my clubs on a shuttle to the club house (that was the last time I saw my car all week!). When I returned later than my dinner reservations, Michael the restaurant manager accommodated me with a later seating so I could shower and change. All-in-all it was a superb introduction to the Holly and a wonderful start to a great week of hospitality at the Holly Inn. The staff was attentive and always greeted me with a smile and an offer to assist with anything.
Golf school kept me busy so I didn't get to take full advantage of Holly's amenities (pool, bar, porches, etc.). My room was on the ground floor. Kingsized bed was very comfortable. The room was nicely decorated, clean, and supplied with lovely products in the bathroom.
I can't say enough about the shuttle service that runs all around the Pinehurst resort area. The staff of friendly drivers were always cheerful and available at a moments notice. It was very easy to get around Pinehurst and I used it 2-4 times a day. Never having to bother with driving or parking made a small tip of $2 each ride the best way to express gratitude for the convenience.
No review of the Holly would be complete without mentioning the 1895 Grill (Holly's restaurant)! The food was part of my package - 3 meals a day! The buffet breakfast was plentiful but special orders were always filled. I never ate lunch here, but the dinners were awesome. Firstly the meals were beautiful, tasty, and cooked perfectly. Secondly there were HUGE! One meal was sufficient for two people to eat and be full. The staff was attentive and friendly.
- 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