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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As parents of a sophomore in UNC, this has been an enjoyable and wonderful experience! We were visiting with family from overseas and they were very pleased with the Inn overall. Will definitely be back.

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Wonderful! Our favorite place to stay in Chapel Hill. Staff was very accommodating. Room was beautiful. Perfect location! Shuttle service was very convenient. We enjoyed our breakfast at Crossroads as well! We'll definitely be back!

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Charlotte
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As parents of a UNC senior, staying at the Carolina Inn for the past 4 years has been the highlight of our Carolina experience! This is the only place to stay for Parent's Weekend, Game Weekend, Friday's on the Front Porch, and more. The Carolina Inn is the best example of tradition meets modern. The service is outstanding. Highly Recommended!

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear Brenda G, Thank you so much for the excellent review. We are honored that you have continued to stay with us when visiting your child at UNC. Your return visit is the greatest compliment we can receive. We take great pride in offering gracious southern hospitality in our historic setting, so we thank you for such high praise, and...

Austin
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Darling property! Great outdoor bar area and patio. Outstanding breakfast. The grits are incredible!! Charming decor, helpful staff, will definitely recommend to others and will stay again!! Only downer is they charge $15/day even for self parking.

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear evelynw738, Thank you for the great review. We are delighted you enjoyed stay visit with us. Using local ingredients, our new chef and his talented team continue to create delicious culinary creations that we hope will bring you back again and again. We hope to have the opportunity for you to stay and dine with us again on your...

Holden Beach, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want a true Carolina experience while in Chapel Hill, staying at the Carolina Inn will provide it! Beautiful property, courteous staff, excellent atmosphere--and convenient to campus! The beds and pillows make sleeping a dream.

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear D2872YFelizabeths, Thank you very much for the lovely review. As a historic landmark in Chapel Hill, we take great pride in our historic venue steeped in Carolina history and traditions. We are delighted to hear that you had terrific service from our staff, enjoyed a peaceful night’s rest, and were able to embrace the hotel’s ambiance. We look forward...

Needham
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

wonderful charming hotel. A great location on the UNC campus. excellent staff. very convenient to Franklin street for shopping and restaurants. would highly recommend and visit again. beautiful lobby and the decor is just perfect.

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear H8130PRlouises, Thank you very much for the great review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. 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. Thank you for your recommendation and kind words about...

Brick
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel nestled on the UNC campus. Convenient to stores and restaurants on Franklin Street. Staff is wonderful and very helpful. Crossroads Restaurant a must during your stay as the food and service superb.

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear linnie75, Thank you for the fantastic review. We believe you've captured the essence of The Carolina Inn with your comments about our central location combined with southern hospitality! Thank you again for the kind words about our hotel and restaurant. We look forward to your next visit to Chapel Hill and The Carolina Inn!

Wilmington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Chapel Hill is full of hidden treasures that graduates of UNC love. One such treasure is the famed Carolina Inn right in the middle of campus. There in that cluster of beautiful rooms sits a history told by the hundreds of old photographs that line the halls, by the lovely old furnishings in every room and suite, by the stately...

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear bethrA5371PW, Thank you for your lovely detailed review. For over 90 years, The Carolina Inn has offered guests the finest in lodging, food, and hospitality. We agree that our heritage is a key part of making The Carolina Inn such a special place to visit and stay. We will continue to work hard to maintain our historic Inn to...

Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful Inn in the Heart of Chapel Hill. Impeccable service, beautiful room, delicious meal. Manager's reception prompted us to have wine by the fire pit. Truly a memorable evening. I would recommend this hotel to everyone planning a trip to Blue Heaven!

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jim D, What a delight to read the notes from your recent stay! It is our goal to deliver exceptional service and gracious Southern hospitality in this beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, so we thank you for such high praise. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, children and I spent a delightful December weekend here. The Inn was spectacularly decorated for Christmas! The 12 Days of Christmas were used to lavishly adorn the various lobbies and hallways. Beautiful!!! Absolutely gorgeous! Definitely recommend this quaint Inn to anyone wanting a lovely place to stay while visiting Chapel Hill.

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Dear TravelingAngelaDawn, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The Carolina Inn over the Christmas period! We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit and were also able to enjoy our 12 days of Christmas decorations and displays. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you again soon!

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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 

Additional Information about The Carolina Inn

Address: 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Price Range: £179 - £302 (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
The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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
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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.”
  • Love a place seeing branding oportunities at every turn - even the bottom of a silver trash bask
  • Classic vintage photos of UNC classrooms adorn the bedrooms - here, nursing and law school photo
 of 5 bubbles HFTM, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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