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The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Located in the charming town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is one of America's most enchanting inns. The Carolina Inn, a AAA Four-Diamond Award property, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and originally opened in 1924. It is architecturally noteworthy, as it marries elements of antebellum styles with Georgian and neoclassical features. Part of the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection of posh properties, The Carolina Inn is located on the actual campus of the University of North Carolina, and is a popular hideaway for intellectuals and socialites. You will find a collection of well-appointed guest rooms including seven luxury suites, with a palette of rich colors, priceless antiques and cozy furnishings that resemble those found in a lavish Southern estate.

The Carolina Inn is also home to Carolina Crossroads restaurant, which boasts Mobil Four Star and AAA Four Diamond Award status. Its elegant setting provides an inviting backdrop for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a menu of seasonal fare and interpretations of classic Southern cuisine. The inn's long-standing tradition of serving afternoon tea is as enticing now as it was seven decades ago - as ladies and gentlemen convene in the dining room surrounded by heirloom china and silver serving pieces. Sunday brunch and room service are also available. Be sure to explore Chapel Hill, a town rooted in Southern tradition and charm. Step outside the inn and discover a vibrant arts and cultural scene coupled with a collection of upscale boutiques, wine bars and delightful sidewalk cafes.

Location of The Carolina Inn

The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nearest Airport: RDU

Amenities for The Carolina Inn

  • General Information
  • 185 Guest Rooms
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Afternoon Tea
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa Services
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Laundry Service
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Valet Parking
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Bathrobes
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hair Dryers
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Culture & Arts
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for The Carolina Inn

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

The facility is beautiful. Very clean and unique. My only compliant is that I could hear alarms, televisions and conversations in the rooms next to me. It made me feel uncomfortable and that my room was not private.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We spent two really nice days at the Carolina Inn. We arrived late but were able to meet many from the wedding at the bar downstairs. The next morning had a great breakfast there and then walked around the town. The wedding was held inside because of rain and was still a pleasant experience. That evening we sat by the fire pits and the next morning once again shared breakfast before checking out. We really love the beds and pillows would love to find the same brands for home.

jalashomb - Massena, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We're Chapel Hill locals and brought our visiting Grandmother to a delightful afternoon tea here. The food was outstanding and abundant--"delectable" according to my daughter. The tea was delicious and everything was served so beautifully. Our server, Anna, was attentive and helpful. She took great care of us! A very special memory.

Lisa M

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

If we could stay at the Carolina Inn every time we leave home, we would. The rooms are lovely and we saw cleaning crew doing detailed dusting in another room as we walked down a hallway. There is no annoying smell of cleaning products hanging in the air, the beds are wonderfully comfortable and the decor subtly noticeable.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Very familiar with Chapel Hill as I attended college at UNC. Rarely stayed at the Carolina Inn however decided to stay overnight as I could easily walk to a function I was attending. It was nice to be within walking distance as it's always difficult to locate parking in a university town. The Carolina Inn is charming and one of a kind accommodations. It's like a museum, inn all in one. My room was quaint, old world feeling and clean. Hardly wanted to sleep as I could have just enjoyed lying in bed and watching the Olympics or reading for more hours but Had to eventually get some sleep for the following day.

Beth R

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