This is an older hotel, and that shows in some ways, but I think the staff has done a great job of keeping it clean. And I also have to brag on the desk staff, as they were always helpful with any questions we had. This was a quick Father's Day weekend trip, and my kids (younger) loved the property. The inn is just across the road from a very large pool, that includes a kiddie pool next door. Also on property are a couple or three playgrounds scattered about, swings, volleyball, basketball courts, horseshoes, and etc. There were also plenty of grills and picnic tables, and I have to think it would always be fairly easy to find an open one, almost anytime. There's also golf, but we didn't get a chance to try that.
The only slight negative was that the walls seemed thin, and we could hear our neighbor very well. That's a small issue, and probably reflective of this hotel being a few decades old. The TV was small and antiquated, but we weren't there to watch television. Water was hot with a lot of pressure, and towels were soft and plentiful. As a state park property I didn't expect a Hilton, and was honestly surprised at how comfortable we were.
Because this was our first trip to the park we wanted to try out the buffet, and it was great. It was a full house, but our servers were attentive, and everyone there was great. Saturday night the options were catfish, pulled pork, fried chicken and a ton of other vegetables and desserts. My kids loved it so much that we also ate breakfast there Sunday morning. It was also great. One of my kids is still five, and he ate free. The other is older, and dinner for her was around $7 plus drink. My Saturday night dinner was around $13 or $14, including drink, and breakfast was around $9. Contrary to a couple other reviews I've read, if there were problems, they have been corrected. And if this pricing is a little too expensive, there are a couple of restaurants (Sonic, Mexican, and I think a meat-and-three) up the road in Chapel Hill, and a grocery store also nearby so you can grill or picnic. Lewisburg is maybe 20 minutes south with more options.
I would actually prefer to rate this property as a 3.5, because the great staff outweighs a somewhat dated property. We live fairly close, and I can say we will absolutely visit here again. I especially want to try the walking trails, which we never found time to walk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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- Also Known As:
- Henry Horton State Park Hotel Chapel Hill