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The Carolina at Pinehurst Resort

80 Carolina Vista Drive | Pinehurst, NC 28374  [SEE MAP]Pinehurst, NC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Three on-site pools
Resort fee
Three different hotels – The Carolina, The Holly Inn and The Manor – comprise the whole of Pinehurst Resort, which crowns the Pinehurst Golf Club in central North Carolina. All three options boast spacious guest rooms and classic Southern decor with bright, neutral tones and elegant-yet-cozy furniture. Of the choices, previous guests strongly recommend booking a room in The Carolina, which has been welcoming visitors for more than a century. You'll have access to all of the sprawling resort's amenities, which include The Spa at Pinehurst and eight versatile eateries. You can also spend your time partaking in a few of the countless activities available on the resort grounds: Kayaking, fishing, walking tours and tennis are just a handful of active options.
Pinehurst, NC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 230 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Opulent, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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This Victorian-era hotel provides guests with handsomely furnished accommodations and first-class service.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1013 have reviewed the The Carolina at Pinehurst Resort, 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 1013 reviews 4.5 (based on 1013 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Featuring updated traditional decor, standard guest rooms at The Carolina include feather-top beds, flat-screen TVs and spacious work desks. Plus, there are in-room safes and minibars.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Marble bathrooms
  • Daily resort fee is a percentage of the room rate; varies by room selection
Nightly resort fee10% of room rate

Standard room size350 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 within one of the country’s most well-known places to golf, The Carolina at Pinehurst Resort offers a historical setting with an array of amenities. Built in 1901, the hotel features grand architectural details such a signature copper cupola, large verandas and a tree-lined drive. The resort has plenty of outdoor recreation available, including pools, kayaking on Lake Pinehurst and walking paths, plus boutique shopping and a spa.
  • Nine golf courses within the resort
  • Acura Guest Drive Program allows guest to experience the vehicles for up to three hours
  • Shuttle service provided throughout the property
  • Located about 70 miles southwest of Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


There are three on-site dining options at The Carolina. The Carolina Dining Room offers an upscale setting that's known for its breakfast buffet, plus locally sourced regional cuisine designed by executive chef Thierry Debailleul. The Ryder Cup Lounge is a relaxed restaurant serving pub-style fair with a full bar service, along with signature cocktails on the veranda. The Carolina Coffee Shop offers espresso drinks, snacks and pastries.
  • Complimentary afternoon tea served in the hotel lobby
  • Multiple other dining venues throughout the resort

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

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


The Carolina has an outdoor saline-based pool on the property’s west lawn. The large pool is surrounded by a sundeck, kiddie pool, misting pool, whirlpool and fireplace. The Pinehurst Oasis offers poolside food and beverages.
  • Open year-round
  • Lake Pinehurst has a beach, plus kayak and pontoon rentals
  • There is another outdoor pool at the Holly Inn on the Pinehurst property
  • Spa has an indoor pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at Pinehurst incorporates the region’s signature scents of holly berry, peach, magnolia and pine in its treatments. The 31,000-square-foot facility offers a full range of massages, body treatments, salon services and wellness classes.
  • Lap pool
  • 28 treatment rooms
  • Steam room, sauna and whirlpool

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The property offers the Pinehurst Kids Club. Designed for children ages 3 to 12, the club has programs that combine indoor games, art projects and outdoor recreation at the resort’s lake, pools and play areas.
  • Half- and full-day programming available
  • Kids Club available Monday through Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Available on Saturdays throughout the rest of the year
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Pinehurst Fitness Center is located at The Spa at Pinehurst. The 24-hour facility offers TRUE Fitness Treadmills with advanced technology, plus Cybex cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Outdoor recreation is available at 16 clay tennis courts, two croquet courts, lawn bowling and trails for biking or running throughout the property.
  • Complimentary for guests 16 years and older
  • Private yoga and Pilates classes are offered as well as personal training sessions
  • Kayak and pontoon rentals at Lake Pinehurst
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Carolina has more than 61,000 square feet of event space for business meetings and conferences. Featuring classic Southern architecture and a historic setting, the property can host groups of up to 1,300 attendees either in its spacious ballroom, 20 indoor or five outdoor meeting spaces.
  • Full-service catering and dedicated conference service staff
  • Audiovisual support and equipment
  • Additional venues available throughout Pinehurst Resort

Number of meeting rooms25

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


The Carolina offers indoor and outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Spaces include the property’s West Lawn and the Grand Ballroom with white wood paneled walls, chandeliers, sconces and space for up to 1,100 guests. The Cardinal Ballroom includes a stage and sunken floor with space for up to 500. Full-service event planning with dedicated staff
  • Bridal party spa packages
  • Additional venues throughout the Pinehurst Resort

Maximum wedding guest capacity1100

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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