I stayed one night at the Carolina Inn and, I must say, I am smitten. The staff was hospitable and friendly, from the polite young men at the front entrance holding open doors for guests, to the restaurant and front desk personnel. The housekeeping staff also merits praise for their cheerful demeanor early in the morning. The rooms were a delight: beautifully appointed with lovely fabrics and materials, the perfect mix of updated yet traditional charm. And the bedding! What a cocoon. Bathrooms were bright, fresh and spotless.
Visiting the restaurant and bar area, breakfast was tasty, service was polite and the prices actually reasonable -- at least compared to where I live!
The only drawback was the heating system which alternately blew hot and cold. I was better off shutting the ventilation system overnight than dealing with the temperature fluctuations. I mentioned this to the desk -- hopefully they've looked into it by now. (This problem is likely due to my room's location at the far end of the hallway.)
All in all, I would recommend this property wholeheartedly and look forward to a return visit.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Carolina Hotel Chapel Hill
- Carolina Hotel Chapel Hill
- The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, North Carolina