My wife and I recently returned from three nights at the Holly Inn, part of the beautiful Pinehurst resort property. I enjoy the quirks of old, classic hotels, if they are kept in good condition and are still comfortable. The Holly Inn certainly fits that description, and you are reminded of their extensive history on just about every wall. We stayed on the third floor, and the room was spacious, quiet, and very comfortable with a lovely king sized bed. We had lunch in the bar when we arrived on Mother's Day, but never got around to trying their primary dining room, the 1895 Grill. The lunch in the bar was very good, and I thought reasonably priced. The breakfast buffet, however, I thought a bit over the top at $25 per person. I checked it out and it looked quite ordinary. The staff was uniformly gracious and helpful. In short, we really enjoyed our short stay with the folks at the Holly Inn and would love to visit them again sometime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holly is one of the hotels of Pinehurst Resort, located in the center of the charming Village of Pinehurst. Built in 1895, The Holly was Pinehurst's first hotel. Every detail has been attended to inside and on the spacious grounds. Decorating the walls and floors are a series of natural botanical prints and images reminiscent of times gone by. You'll see the fine touches in every nook from the jewel-toned Tiffany lamps to the reading selection in the library to the comfort of a rocking chair in your guest room. It's no wonder the Holly is a Four-Diamond hotel. The 1895 Grille is the Four-Diamond restaurant inside the Holly. There's also the charming Tavern which offers indoor seating and outdoor dining seasonally. Free resort shuttles will transport you across the resort so there is easy access to golf, spa and all amenities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Holly Inn - Pinehurst Hotel Pinehurst