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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mother-in-law and I decided to try the afternoon tea at the Carolina Inn. We arrived a bit early and we're unable to be seated until our reserved time. That was no matter because we simply enjoyed the beautiful lobby and a quick walk through some of the historic hallways. Our hostess promptly showed us to a table in the...

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer G, Thank you for the wonderful review. We love that you took the time from your busy schedule to enjoy a relaxing and classic southern tradition at The Carolina Inn! We are delighted you enjoyed your tea experience served in our elegant Piedmont dining room. Thank you again for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming...

Amherst, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed over last Friday as part of a group attending a UNC event. I am local and had been looking forward to a chance to experience a stay at the Inn. When I originally arrived on Thursday to check in, I unexpectedly learned my reservation was in their system only for Friday night, even though I had been told...

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sfamor, We are truly sorry and hope you will accept our apologies for the service issues you experienced during your recent stay at The Carolina Inn. It is especially disappointing that we failed to deliver the level of service that we try to achieve by making your stay relaxing and filled with positive interactions. Once again, my apologies for...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I left the 9th so I missed the noise. Loved the hotel. Stayed 2 weeks while volunteering to help my major prof , age 86, with some work unfinished. Inn even has free laundry in their vending room. Loved it.

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear carolaS414SI, Thank you for the kind words about The Carolina Inn. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy your visit. Our goal is to provide restful, relaxing and charming accommodations and services and we’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your next visit!

Greenville, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Places like the Williamsburg Inn provide us with amenities to show appreciation for paying more for our suite. Flowers or fruit basket, welcome note, valet parking. This hotel offered nothing but the suite and extras had to be paid for. Why bother? Grab a single room because the best suite isn't worth it.

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear IleneC, Thank you for your feedback and we are truly sorry that we were not able to provide you with complimentary amenities during your visit. It is our intent to deliver exceptional service with attention to detail and to ensure that our guests feel satisfied with the overall value of our accommodations. We are very sorry that your stay...

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love staying here; however were unaware of a huge party going on until midnight and it was so loud it was terrible. We had to move everything to another room in the middle of the night….including our exhausted selves.

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear Molly M, Thank you for completing the email survey and providing feedback about your recent experience at the Carolina Inn. We would like to apologize for the noise disturbances and the inconvenience of your room move. We have addressed your comments with our team and will try our best to ensure that your future stays are as quiet and...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is situated across the street from the campus. It has such a nice atmosphere, the rooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated. Lobby area is great and so is the restaurant and shop. The parking facility is easy and close to the main entrance

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear Thais R, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The Carolina Inn. Through our southern graciousness and hospitality, we take pleasure in making the Carolina Inn a haven for an authentic experience. Thank you for your high praise and we look forward to welcoming you back for a future visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1920's, this hotel is very charming. Right on campus. Comfortable rooms decorated in traditional style. Large bathroom; our room had a shower only. Lots of comfortable chairs in various common spaces around the hotel, two on the floor we stayed on. Breakfast was nice buffet. Room service was limited--only a few items offered so not the best option....

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn H, Thank you so much for the pleasant review. For over 90 years, The Carolina Inn has offered guests the finest in lodging, food, and southern hospitality, so we’re thrilled you enjoyed your accommodations. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you on your next trip to Chapel Hill!

Greensboro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super hotel in a unique campus setting. Wonderful staff, good check-in and valet service, and the rooms and common areas have tons of character. Love the artwork in the hallways. Nice "new bar" but it needs more Carolina Blue!

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear D7874KHthomasw, Thank you for the great review! We are thrilled to read such high praise for our historic Inn. From the décor and design of the building, to the menu in our restaurant, our team loves to share a unique southern experience steeped in Carolina history to our guests. Thank you again for your kind words and we certainly...

Hanover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was great from rooms to restaurant. I stayed for four nights and all the staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant was a highlight as were the grounds. The rooms were comfortable and the whole place had character.

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manager1924, Manager at The Carolina Inn, responded to this review

Dear suzannel277, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at The Carolina Inn! We greatly appreciate your kind words about our guestrooms, grounds, and staff. We are thrilled that one of your highlights was dining in our restaurant. Using local ingredients, our chef and his talented team continue to create delicious culinary creations. We hope to have the opportunity...

Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting UNC you must stay here. Staff are there for your every need. The food is local and fantastic. Easy walk to Franklin St. I can't say enough about this place. Enjoy your stay. Perfect in every way!

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Dear matthewthoma, Thank you for the excellent review! Your impression of the Carolina Inn is exactly what we hope each guest takes away upon leaving the hotel. We pride ourselves on offering a memorable experience, so we’re delighted you enjoyed your accommodations as well as our Crossroads restaurant. We hope to welcome you back to the Carolina Inn on your...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

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Address: 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2739
Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Price Range: €160 - €331 (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
The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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“All rooms we checked out were beautiful!”
obxmom4ever, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are well placed for the best view of the grounds.”
MorecattleLessbull, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher Floor, non-connecting rooms”
nmeas1, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“As always---don't just request ANY room!! Ask for a room facing the courtyard and up on the 3rd floor (as one example)!!”
ArchitectZ, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for a corner room with windows”
lguy66, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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