My husband and I have stayed here about 5 times, twice for their New Year's Eve event and 3 times for the food and wine festival. I will explain the rooms and events below:
Rooms- Of the 5 times, twice we stayed in Fantastic rooms. They were newly renovated, large, and the bathrooms had marble. The TVs were flatscreen and the carpets were clean. The lighting was bright. They were worth the price. The other 3 times we stayed here, the rooms were much older. The carpet looked very old. 2 of the 3 had updated bathrooms which was great. Large glass showers with marble. The other bathroom was outdated and dark.... All of the standard rooms are the same price, so we never know if we are going to be put in a newly renovated room, or in the old part of the building.
Food- Everything we eat there is grear, we are never disappointed. The food is always amazing. I recommend getting the new year's eve dinner.
Both events were spectacular, though we've noticed a few changes to the events the past times that aren't to our liking. The New Year's Eve event has been pretty consistant with a great band, many bars, and a midnight buffet. We noticed that the amazing crepe station is no longer during the midnight buffet and the next day's breakfast. The food and wine festival used to be awesome since you could pick whichever lectures you wanted to attend. There would be atleast 2 lectures per hour. Now, they tell you which lectures you will be going to without giving you options for the day. The food and wine is still great, but the price is dramatically increasing yearly. Also, for both events, we have seen many people in jeans and casual attire. The staff told us 3 times over the phone that formal attire is required, but they did not enforce this standard at the events. When my husband is wearing a Tux, and the guy next to him is wearing jeans, it makes us feel way over dressed.
The Spa- The tranquility pass is worth the price. The staff there is very friendly, and I love just being about to relax near the pool with a great book. You are not allowed electronics in the pool room, but the staff said it was fine to have a kindle.
Overall, we still love pinehurst. There are many things that could be fixed that would bring this place to 5 stars, but we are never disappointed with our experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Some say you can feel the spirit of Pinehurst as you turn onto Carolina Vista, the tree-lined avenue that leads to the Carolina hotel. This majestic century-old hotel with its signature copper cupola and sweeping verandas make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts. Dubbed the “Queen of the South,” the Carolina has 274 Four-Diamond guest rooms including suites.Pinehurst Resort features eight golf courses, an award-winning Spa, a charming village, tennis, beach club and other amenities inlcuding an active Kids Club. Kids 12 and under stay and play golf free when staying in the same room as the parents. ... more less
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- The Carolina - Pinehurst Hotel Pinehurst
- Pinehurst Hotel And Country
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