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“Ikea meets super cool!”
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Aloft Chapel Hill
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Chapel Hill
Reviewed 8 February 2012

We've stayed here when visiting family in Raleigh. The kids love the pool and we love the the great in house lounge. The rooms are very spiffy and this place fits the bill if you want a great nights stay. A great quick getaway!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

This was my first time staying at an Alot hotel, and I must say, it was actually a very good experience. This place looks very hip, modern, and funky, and squeezes as much personality as possible into every square inch of the establishment. For the price, it's a great deal, and the service was excellent. Check-in was a breeze, and the manager was extremely friendly and able to offer some good ideas and options about area restaurants. However, there were some things about this chic establishment that were a bit annoying (this is the part where I get picky). I can't stand those soap/shampoo dispenser-thingys in the showers, and the mediocre sausage biscuit I bought for breakfast cost way too much. Well, now that that rant is over, the location of this hotel was great, as it is only a few minutes from the UNC campus. For my first time this was an overall good experience and this hotel provided an excellent place to rest.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

I was very please to know that Chapel Hill now has this type of option. Hotel was indeed super cool, well decorated and with a truly friendly staff. Not too close to Franklin, but not too far either. Will become a regular customer of the Aloft Chain!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

What a neat hotel. It's unexpected, on a main road in Chapel Hill. It has tons of cool - great decor, wonderful service and a good vibe. There are a lot of places to stay in Chapel Hill, but this newer property just feels fun. It's close to UNC and in a shopping/restaurant area that made it very convenient.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

I was booked this hotel via my employer, and was excited to see that, as I have never stayed in one before. Check in is weird, as, theres no place to park to check in, rather, they have a complementary valet service. I didnt see it was "free" until I walked up. I didnt want to do it as, id feel obligated to tip. Parking is terrible though. There is a garage, which you need an access code to get into, and only certain spots are for the hotel. Theres an elevator, but, it doesnt go to the hotel (I learned that the hard way). You have to walk outside and back to the hotel. On the way out, one of the exits wouldnt work, then at the other one, I forgot the code (didnt have the paper) and had to ask to be let out. The lobby is really neat with a bar, snack area, pool table, music, etc... though it was confusing to try and find the elevators to your room. The room was so cool! The shower was all glass and you had to actually open the door to the shower, didnt slide. The shampoo and soap were in a dispenser you simply pressed in, no bottles. The sink is neat looking, but, not very efficient, as it sprays everywhere when it hits the bowl. The fridge is under the sink. The shower was warm, but not a ton of water pressure, though not bad either. The living area was really neat. The bed has no box-spring, and has its own reading lamps over each side of the bed (I had a king). My room had 2 HUGE windows with a nice view. The computer desk was neat, with a "docking station" with all sorts of jacks for HMDI, USB, RCA, etc... TV s mounted on the wall, id guess a 32 inch flat screen. Channel choices are solid, not perfect, but solid (about 30 or 35 channels). The shower has a tinted glass wall that sections it off from the living area. The bed was very comfy as were the pillows. The heat wasnt good, i had it set for auto at 73, and it refused to come on when it was below it. set it on "on" at 73, and it was blowing coldish air. I set it at 75, it was warmer, but not that warm. Unsure what was going on with that. Free WiFi was speedy. I didnt try out the bar, pool or food. Check out was smooth and everyone was friendly. I would try another aloft in the future! Hotel is in walking distance to a lot of food and shops.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Address: 1001 S Hamilton Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4409
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Chapel Hill
#10 Business Hotel in Chapel Hill
Price Range: $165 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Chapel Hill 3*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aloft Chapel Hill is by UNC's Campus, area universities, Research Triangle Park, and RDU Airport. Our hotel has 1,600sq ft of meeting/event space, free wifi, an indoor pool, and w xyz, a bar/lounge. ... more   less 
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