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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

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 20 hours ago

We stayed at the Carolina Inn for a family graduation. The Traditions are visible and special throughout the hotel. A perfect venue to celebrate a visit, graduation, or other event associated with a family member attending UNC Chapel Hill. Located in a perfect place, near the University and downtown Chapel Hill. Note that price levels were extremely high compared with more conventional out of the direct area chain hotels. For a special occasion, a particularly wonderful choice.

GoBills2016 - Corning, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

The Inn is nicely decorated and the staff very friendly. More attention to the small details needs to be made in the turn down service. Each night even though it was clear two people were sharing a room only one bed was turned down. The bath mat was close to deteriorating and should have been thrown away.

584leer - Hickory

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

It is always good to come back to Chapel Hill. The Carolina Inn is the perfect location to enjoy the campus & Franklin street. The Inn is so beautiful & the services are impeccable. We always throughly enjoy our stays. I just wish the motif of the restaurant had not been changed.

John S - Lawrenceville

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed in April for 2 nights at The Carolina Inn for business with my client group. I've stayed innumerable times at The Carolina Inn over the years, for visits to the adjacent UNC campus for work and for leisure--as I am a UNC graduate, as well. The Inn is owned by UNC and is literally across the street from the campus. While it is managed by Destination Resorts, it is a truly unique Southern boutique luxury hotel experience, providing as luxury a stay as many other hotels described here in the Luxury Forums. Forbes awards The Inn's Carolina Crossroads restaurant with 4 stars, no easy feat. Check In Check in is always extremely friendly, prompt, and easy. That was also true for this stay. Room My Junior King Suite was extremely spacious, plush, and comfortable. Off the entry hallway is a very spacious bath (ADA shower). The hall ends with the main room, which is essentially a massive junior suite, with big plush living room, desk, cabinets, etc, plus the alcove where the king bed is situated. The is a bit of space on either side of the bed, enough but not overly generous. Air con works wonders at the Inn, a necessity considering the heat and humidity possible through the Southern summers. The suite was able to reach a very comfortable 65 F for me. The rooms and suites at The Carolina Inn are all pretty spacious, plush, and very inviting. Obviously, the Southern traditional decor dominates. Service Service here is outstanding. I've rarely had service issues at this hotel over the many years. I had no service issues at all on this most recent stay, either. Our group had some deliveries sent to us before our arrival; staff had already sent those to our rooms waiting for us. I asked for a 2 pm late checkout for my room and a few others, and those were granted without issue. I don't recall ever having any problem getting a late checkout, actually. Service in the restaurant and for room service are also wonderful. Basically, this is a very service-oriented boutique hotel. Dining Dining is outstanding at this hotel. First, its Carolina Crossroads is a legendary restaurant in the state and has been for decades. I had lunch here with clients and it was wonderful. Room service is also wonderful at the hotel. Basically, you can't go wrong with food/beverage here. Location The location is literally across the street from the UNC campus. As a UNC graduate who also does business with UNC, The Carolina Inn is perfectly and conveniently located. The Carolina Inn being so good and so well located is the only reason I only recently had the opportunity to stay at the Umstead Hotel about 30 min east of Chapel Hill. For those who don't know Chapel Hill, the nearby Franklin Street--just a block away--offers a ridiculous number of great restaurants, coffee shops, bars, clubs, bistros, shops, stores, etc. Rosemary Street a block farther offers more still. Franklin Street is one of the many reasons why Chapel Hill is known for being such an appealing college town--what with so many incredible options in easy walking distance from the UNC campus which abuts Franklin Street Overall I love The Carolina Inn...and have loved it for decades. The boutique and luxury nature of the property, along with how historic it is, truly adds ambience that rarely can be replicaed in newer hotels. Service and food/beverage are to a very high standard, and I always have a wonderful stay here.

Bill R - Newport Beach, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed 2 nights for a wedding. The reception was held in the hotel and was excellent. The rooms were beautifully furnished and exceptionally comfortable with lovely bed linens. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is very nice and in a wonderful location on the very green campus of the University of North Carolina. The room rates were not cheap especially for someone from Canada with our diminished dollar. The room taxes were also significantly higher than elsewhere and the 15 USD per day parking charge for hotel guests was excessive.

Peter M - Oakville, On

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