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Carolina Inn

Carolina Inn

Photo: Courtesy of Carolina Inn

211 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516, United States
TEL: (919) 933-2001
TEL: (800) 962-8519

College towns can make for unexpected getaways, and Chapel Hill—known for its historic architecture, sports scene, and beloved Southern food spots—is a great example. Here, Georgian classrooms surround a leafy quad, and, from November to March, Carolina blue-wearing crowds pack the Dean Dome to cheer on the Tar Heels basketball team. Set on the campus’s western fringe, the 185-room Carolina Inn, built by university trustee John Sprunt Hill in 1924, features a blend of Colonial and Antebellum architecture, complete with a two-story portico and cupola inspired by George Washington’s Mount Vernon. For a taste of true Southern cooking, the hotel’s Carolina Crossroads restaurant serves seasonal dishes including peppercorn-dusted pork chops with whipped sweet potatoes.

Room to Book:

While rooms facing Columbia Street offer views of the expansive Ann Watts Hill Courtyard, the interior rooms of the dual south wings overlook a quaint, more private green space called the Bryan Courtyard.

Insider Tip:

If the Dean Dome is sold out, catch the game from the comfort of a leather chair at the inn’s Carolina Crossroad’s bar while enjoying a seasonal ale from Chapel Hill’s own Carolina Brewery.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Inn
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 1924

Number of Pools:

Number of Suites: 7


Number of Rooms: 185


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