The Carolina Inn

211 Pittsboro Street | Chapel Hill, NC 27516 [See Map]
#13 in Best North Carolina Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating

U.S. News Review

Standing in the heart of Chapel Hill and roughly 32 miles northwest of Raleigh, N.C., The Carolina Inn has welcomed guests since 1924 and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features a mixture of classic Southern charm and contemporary convenience: Guest rooms are adorned with four-poster beds and antique artwork, as well as LCD flat-screen televisions and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Carolina Crossroads Restaurant and Bar's decor recalls the early 20th-century South, while staff serves homestyle dishes with a modern twist (like sweet tea-brined chicken and foie gras BLTs). Guests say that the inn's Southern hospitality truly shines through the friendly customer service. The only downsides guests notice about this hotel are the smallish rooms and problems with the in-room thermostats.

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 305 guests have reviewed the The Carolina Inn, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 305 reviews)

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211 Pittsboro Street | Chapel Hill, NC 27516 [See Full Map]