My wife and I took advantage of a good promotional rate and spent Easter weekend at the Siena. We have both stayed here on several previous occasions, and have always enjoyed our stays. We were not disappointed this time.
This is a well-run, charming boutique hotel. The rooms are large and generally well-appointed, the service is helpful and friendly, the food is excellent, and the beds are superb (I slept better than at home).
Some of the previous reviewers have criticized the poor quality of the art at the hotel. They have a point. For a relatively high- end hotel in which clearly a lot of thought and care has been put, the Siena really has atrocious art. This is not a question of taste (which can vary), the art itself is clearly cheap and often in terrible shape (e.g., warped). This doesn't bother me at all -- I don't stay at hotels for the art -- but it is a little bit of an oddity.
Compared to other nice hotels in the UNC/Duke area, I think the hotel itself is better than the Carolina Inn and generally comparable to the Washington Duke Inn. Obviously, what you are planning on doing makes a big difference -- for instance, the fact that the Carolina Inn is on UNC's campus is a big plus if that's where you want to spend your time.
Overall, I have always enjoyed my stays at the Siena, and would highly recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collection is a gathering place perfect for retreats, meetings, weddings, and romantic getaways. Old world charm is met with modern amenities throughout the property. Rooms and suites are spacious and feature comfortable living areas, Juliet Balconies, and large marble bathrooms. Outside enjoy the southern skies to dine, lounge, or play the iconic Italian game of Bocce. Experience Il Palio, which like its namesake festival, brings people together in celebration. Chefs strive to emulate the best of the great Italian tradition of hospitality and quality at the table and in the glass. The vision is simple - use the best local and Italian ingredients as purely as possible and serve them with comfort and pride. Your Italian Villa is 1.5 Miles from the University of North Carolina, 7 miles from Duke University, and 16 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Siena Hotel Chapel Hill
- Siena Chapel Hill
- The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collection Chapel Hill, North Carolina