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“Wonderful stay, fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Carolina Inn

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The Carolina Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Chapel Hill
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Morganton, North Carolina
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83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay, fantastic food”
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I stayed here while on a business trip and plan to make this my go to spot when traveling to Chapel Hill. Comfortable bed, clean and quiet room. The food at the restaurant was amazing. I had the scallops and a dessert. I sat at the bar and the bartenders kept me company throughout my meal. I can't say enough positive remarks about this place. I will be back!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

So beautifully decorated. Delicious cookies. So close to UNC. Will return! AC was a bit noisy But tolerable. The lobby and common areas are fabulous and the bathroom was small but recently renovated. The color scheme was so pretty.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed at the Carolina Inn last week during the winter storm that we had. I needed to be close to work, and also I planned to stay there so we wouldn't have to drive home after the Carolina/Duke basketball game. As it turns out, I am a better advanced planner than the Duke athletic department since they didn't show up and the game had to be cancelled. Luckily, the Inn was a cozy alternative. I love how most of the furniture of the Inn is made by North Carolina furniture manufacturers. I love how the Inn manages to be so green and environmentally friendly while still feeling comfortable and luxurious. The food at Carolina Crossroads is outstanding for all meals too. I might have to plan another weekend back not during basketball season, when there is no chance a Duke basketball team will disappoint me.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms are small, but they all feel quite cozy and use space quite well.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Cornelius, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 11 February 2014

Grand experience. Will definitely be back. The staff was friendly, warm and welcoming. The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. The valets were fantastic and allowed us to leave our vehicle prior to check-in while we went to a basketball game.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We return to one of the best located Inns in Chapel Hill. We enjoy staying and try to take advantage of special rates. The room is small, well appointed with many pieces of furniture. Bathroom is well done and pretty with lots of light and tile. Bed is very comfortable with lots of pillows. We enjoy our walks and believe that the added taxes and parking must be factored. The parking should be included in the room rate with an add on for valet. $14 is a lot. The valet attendants are helpful and could be more so if the would attend to the lobby entrance.

Room Tip: Asked to be away from entrance side. All night lights and people coming and going
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

Basketball game at UNC. Weekend stay at Carolina Inn is the only place to stay! Recently renovated rooms are awesome. Hotel has received a makeover and it looks fabulous. The crossroads restaurant has fabulous food and it is not overpriced. Breakfast buffet is a great deal. The bar after the game is perfect. Don't miss the pimento cheese appetizer! I can't imagine staying anywhere else for a trip to Chapel Hill.

Stayed January 2014
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Atlanta
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

I had to opportunity to stay at this lovely hotel for a night in December. The customer service was exceptional and the rooms were very comfortable. The bath is a bit on the smaller side, but that is to be expected with the age of the Inn, and would certainly not warrant giving them 4 stars vs. 5 just for that reason. Great location whether you are traveling on business or visiting family or friends at the UNC campus. When traveling in that area again, I will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Carolina Inn

Property: The Carolina Inn
Address: 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2739
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carolina Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 185
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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