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Lexington
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2016

good service; busy; lots of old folks; well done!!1 classical hotel that has changed slightly over the years it is pleasant to return to a place that provides the same wonderful assistance, atmosphere and services for many generations! a classic.

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Dear georgesI6398WI, Thank you so much for the kind review. As a historic landmark in Chapel Hill, we take pride in our historic venue steeped in Carolina history and traditions. Thank you again for your extremely kind comments pertaining to our service team and the hotel's ambiance. We hope to welcome you back to the Carolina Inn on your next... More 

Dix Hiils, NY
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed here while participating in a business conference. This is a pretty spot pretty much in the UNC campus that will especially appeal to those who enjoy classic architecture. I enjoyed my stay, particularly the meals that were provided at the conference. The rooms could use some updating (and a thorough cleaning as there was a prominent stain on... More 

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Dear JLTP , Thank you very much for the kind review. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. For over 90 years, the Carolina Inn has offered guests the finest in lodging, food, and hospitality. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you once more should your travels bring you back to Chapel... More 

Tryon
1 review
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Consistent, clean and comfortable. Most convenient location in Chapel Hill. Great food and drinks in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. The staff is always friendly and helpful and the cookies are delicious! Always enjoy staying at The Carolina Inn!

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Dear Mrs. Jennifer B, Thank you very much for this wonderful review! I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments with regard to our service team are highly appreciated. Our associates are always eager to assist in creating a memorable experience for our guests. Thank you for taking the time to recommend our hotel. We... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is a luxurious beautiful local hotel centally located and full of local North Carolina charm. The facilities, staff and accomodation are what you would expect from a top end luxury hotel. Although I was there for business I would be happy to visit this lovely hotel on vacation.

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Dear markkC3093SS, What a delight to read the notes from your recent stay! We make every effort to provide gracious southern hospitality to our guests, so we are thrilled that you left feeling that way. On behalf of the entire Carolina Inn team, thank you, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Moyock
1 review
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We do not even consider staying anywhere else when we visit! The staff is amazing, the inn is comfortable and everyone in this town is so friendly! It's an extremely convenient location for shopping and dining!

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Dear 974larryf, Thank you very much for your kind words and choosing to stay with us again! We are honored to be your favorite hotel in Chapel Hill! We love having return guests as it’s the best testament to our service and guest experience. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Carolina Inn and providing high quality... More 

Haymarket, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Outstanding site for our 120 participant leadership conference. Excellent service, great location, reasonable cost. There was an amazing event on the Front Porch that featured Bourbon, Bacon and BBQ - so a nice sampling of the local flavors. Loved the visit so much, I plan to return with my husband and visit the local area.

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Dear JannSchultz1, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We’re so pleased you enjoyed your event on the Front Porch! We pride ourselves on offering a memorable southern experience, so we’re pleased to read that this was your impression of your stay. Your kind words are greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Carolina... More 

Stanford
1 review
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Outstanding hotel, well located on UNC Campus. Restaurant fare is good, but not excellent - range is a bit limited: almost all dishes feature Southern cuisine flavoring; some dishes prepared according to other cuisines, e.g., California cuisine (fresh, simple flavoring) would have been welcome.

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Dear lorrink2016, Thank you for the great review. We were very pleased to read your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Carolina Inn especially that you found the atmosphere, location and hospitality exceptional. Our restaurant primarily serves authentic Carolina cuisine specializing in traditional southern dishes with a modern flare, but we do appreciate your feedback. Thank you very much... More 

Tokyo, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Good location. Close to university campus and Flanklin street. Food is great. Property is a bit old but can feel good old southern atomosphere. WiFi works well in the room but desk area does not have electric outlet and not user friendly to work in the room.

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Dear 540torun, Thank you for the kind review. Being the only hotel on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, we love that our guests are just a short walk from all university destinations and historic Franklin Street. Your kind words about our location and restaurant are greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to the Carolina Inn on your next... More 

Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Our handicapped-accessible room was very good, though not all Inn entrances are easily accessed by persons who are motor-challenged (and doors have no handicapped-aceessible "buttons" to push for automatic opening). Our dinner here was the most outstanding aspect of our visit, with the trout and grilled shrimp being the best trout and grilled shrimp we've ever tasted (it's difficult to... More 

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Dear ColonialDame2014 , Thank you so much for the lovely review. Your kind words about our staff and restaurant are greatly appreciated. We are extremely pleased to read that you enjoyed your dinner at Crossroads Chapel Hill. Using local ingredients, our chef and his talented team continue to create delicious culinary creations that we hope will bring you back again... More 

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Last minute booking through TripAdvisor app was easy. Room was very clean; tiled-floor bathroom was very nice, very clean, and very bright - great shower and water pressure. (Yes, electrical outlet in bathroom.) Additional charges due to In-room dining order error were adjusted immediately without question. Inn staff were professional and attentive. AC and USB power at restaurant booths -... More 

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Dear JandD_roadtrip , Thank you for the kind review. Our mission here at The Carolina Inn is to provide guests with an exceptional Chapel Hill experience. To ensure that our guests feel right at home, we have furnished all accommodations with the latest modern amenities. Thank you again for the kind words regarding our rooms and staff. We hope to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about The Carolina Inn

Address: 211 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Price Range: $210 - $455 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Carolina Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 185
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Also Known As:
The Carolina Hotel Chapel Hill
Carolina Hotel Chapel Hill
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
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“ask for a corner room with windows”
 of 5 bubbles lguy66, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book a higher level room class if you need more space”
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“View of the fall leaves outside my window was a plus.”
  • Classic vintage photos of UNC classrooms adorn the bedrooms - here, nursing and law school photo
  • Love a place seeing branding oportunities at every turn - even the bottom of a silver trash bask
 of 5 bubbles HFTM, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a view of gardens not street or parking lot.”
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“Choose the first floor in the back area near parking if you want closer access to your car!”
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