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Alpharetta, Georgia
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I stay here often and love it! The staff is the best, Galen is my favorite. The rooms are clean, comfortable and safe. I stay here for business because it is in a perfect location. The have a restaurant/bar, great parking, etc.

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Joyce J. for the terrific five star review. We love hearing that our convenient location is ideal for you and really appreciate that you choose to stay with us during your visits to Chapel Hill. Our team is looking forward to your next visit. Hope to see you soon!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 January 2016

The Inn was adequate and did the job I needed it for, however, the service I received from Rob was excellent. I was there because I was acting as a caregiver for a friend who was receiving chemo at the hospital that was close by. I was to be right next door. When I got there I was given a...

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Hi Linda, The caregiver role is so stressful and your time is precious. We thank you so much for sharing that time with us and writing such a warm review on Rob's customer service. We are delighted that he was able to make arrangements for rooms with connecting doors to make your caregiving duties a little easier. Please also feel...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 January 2016

The staff (check -in and check-out [Galen]) and visit exceeded my expectations. Although the property was older the rooms were clean, nice and in close proximity to restaurants, shopping the university, etc. I initially chose this property because I was attending a basketball game at UNC and only needed it short term for a place to sleep after the game....

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Nita- Wow- your review said it all. A huge hank you from Galen and our entire team! Our sports themed hotel is usually a huge hit with the UNC fans and we offer a big value as well! We are guessing you had a blast at the basketball game and hope you will return to catch another game this season-...

Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Enjoyed our visit. Staff was extremely helpful. We had many questions ranging from how to get to the game to where to eat. They helped us access internet and had delicious hot chocolate! Hope to stay there again soon.

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We're so happy that you were about to get to a basketball game over the holidays. The December basketball games are a holiday tradition for a lot of our guests and our wet weather didn't seem to hinder the excitement of the game nights. Many thanks for your very kind five star review. We're pleased we could make your trip...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Family of 4 .. stayed 2nights after Christmas 2015.. Perfect location near shopping, restaurants, movie theater. hotel room was clean and cozy.. Lobby has the best coffee and hot chocolate ever the kids enjoyed..Galin, at the front desk was very friendly and always smiling.. I would have to say the first night on 12/28/2015 2 front desk staffers seemed not...

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We love your title! You hit the mark on all that we strive for. We're so glad you were able enjoy your post-holiday trip- even with our muggy, rain-filled, terribly warm North Carolina days. Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge Galen's wonderful customer service. We think he's pretty terrific also! Please know that we will use the video...

Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 1 January 2016

When my son-in-law died suddenly, we found we needed to take the small dog and an older cat with us to Chapel Hill NC. The University Inn allows pets in the room. We arrived about 8 PM, the person on the front desk, Rob, was courteous and extremely helpful. He asked if I would take a room on the second...

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We are so very sorry for your families lost. You were traveling during an especially difficult time and we are grateful to hear that we could make your trip a little more comfortable. We do indeed have pet designated rooms to welcome our families that choose to travel with their four legged family members. We offen wittness pets that stay...

Suffolk, Virginia
Reviewed 1 January 2016

I had a small problem with not having internet, but the lack of attention to my issue was a bigger problem for me. I made sure the hotel had internet, as I needed it during my stay. When I could not connect, I went to the front desk and the bar to ask for help. Both people tried, and finally...

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

This is the 3rd time I have stayed here.First 2 were good.This time the room was damp feeling.There was heavy rain in the area but the room seemed very damp inside.Would stay again but not in football section.Galen was a great desk clerk!

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and for being such a loyal guest. Chapel Hill has had a fabulous basketball week with three winning games. But our weather has been hot, humid, muggy- an unusual December for the East Coast. Heavy rains and flash flooding have made this past week even more daunting. We are so...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

I stopped into this hotel for a night while traveling across country. Tony was very helpful and friendly as I made my last minute reservation. Our conversation brightened my weary travels! The hotel was clean and comfy. Not much more one could ask for!

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Thank you so much for your five star review! Traveling over the holidays is often difficult-I am thrilled that we were able to make your cross country adventure a little more pleasant. I will share your feedback with our housekeeping team and Tony, our evening manager. They will be pleased to know they brightened your day. If you...

Milwaukee, WI
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Pros -It's a bed and if you get a cheap price...... -Intense public spaces. -Decent location Cons -Really showing its age -Poor sleep quality -Rooms don't feel clean from showing the wear. -No fitness room.

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback about your visit. Guest responses are very important to us and allow us to make improvements for future guest stays. We certainly hope you will give us another try- maybe when you can stay a little longer and enjoy our fitness room on the first floor of our property or we could provide...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Chapel Hill University Inn is known as the “Home of the Sports Experience” and is proud to showcase the winning traditions of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. This sports themed hotel is the only full-service moderately priced hotel in Chapel Hill. The hotel is within walking distance to Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, SteinMart, shopping, more restaurants, and drug/ grocery stores. Hotel is located just 2 miles from UNC and downtown Franklin Street.Guests will enjoy complimentary Wireless internet access throughout hotel and in guest rooms. Other amenities includes: Free access to Kinetix Health Club and on site fitness center, business center, outdoor pool, and guest laundry facilities. Complimentary gourmet coffee is available 24/7 in the lobby. Hotel has a relaxing courtyard with covered seating and Adirondack chairs, as well as a gas grill and picnic area. Daily local shuttle service is provided to designated stops on UNC campus, UNC Hospitals, Franklin Street, the Friday Center and University Mall. Time- Out Sports Bar and Restaurant is on site. Watch any sports event on one of the 17 HDTV’s, play pool or video games. Open for breakfast and dinner, and will soon be opening for lunch. Time-Out is home of the famous Chicken and Cheddar Biscuit and was featured on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food show. Room service is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chapel Hill University Inn

Address: 1301 Fordham Blvd, Hwy 15-501 at Eastgate, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5803 (Formerly Holiday Inn Chapel Hill)
Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Price Range: €59 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chapel Hill University Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Chapel Hill University Hotel Chapel Hill
Holiday Inn Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Holiday Inn
Chapel Hill University Inn North Carolina
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Chapel Hill
#5 Family Hotel in Chapel Hill
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