The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel

211 Pittsboro St | Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2739  [SEE MAP]Chapel Hill, NC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Award-winning restaurant
Small rooms and bathrooms

Standing in the heart of Chapel Hill and roughly 32 miles northwest of Raleigh, North Carolina, The Carolina Inn has welcomed guests since 1924 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It features a mixture of classic Southern charm and contemporary convenience: Guest rooms are outfitted with four-poster beds and antique artwork, as well as LCD flat-screen televisions, minifridges and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The Carolina Crossroads Restaurant and Bar's decor recalls the early 20th century South, while staff serves homestyle dishes with a modern twist. Guests say that the inn's Southern hospitality truly shines through the friendly customer service. The only downside guests noted about this hotel was that the rooms and bathrooms were on the smaller side.

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Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 185 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Opulent, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1661 have reviewed the The Carolina Inn, A Destination Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1661 reviews 4.5 (based on 1661 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at The Carolina Inn feature traditional decor with antiques and historic UNC images. Amenities include 32-inch flat-screen TVs, work desks, minifridges and seating areas.
  • Bathrooms have marble-topped vanities, bathrobes and makeup mirrors.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Standard room size200 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, The Carolina Inn offers an upscale lodging option within walking distance of Kenan Memorial Stadium. Built in 1924, the historic inn combines Southern charm and styling with modern amenities. The property’s award-winning Crossroads Restaurant offers fine dining and afternoon tea service, and the Franklin Street district’s shops, restaurants and art galleries are nearby.
  • Complimentary campus shuttle within a 5-mile radius
  • Oversized vehicles will be charged $50 per day for parking
  • Located 18 miles northwest of Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($14 to $50)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The property’s award-winning Crossroads Restaurant combines Southern traditions with new American flavors. Executive chef James Clark creates seasonal menus with a focus on locally sourced and organic ingredients, along with hand-selected wines. There’s also a traditional afternoon tea service with a dedicated Tea Hostess in the hotel lobby, dining room or garden.
  • Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch
  • Afternoon tea is served Thursday to Sunday
  • Full bar service
  • Varying room service hours

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAsian

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    The inn offers a small fitness center with cardio machines and strength-training equipment.
    • Complimentary access
    • Towels and fruit provided
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The Carolina Inn has more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space, plus over 15,000 square feet of outdoor space. There are multiple ballrooms, as well as formal parlors and outdoor gardens.
    • Gourmet catering
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the property
    • Business center

    Number of meeting rooms12

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

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