Built in 1924 by John Sprunt Hill - distinguished alumnus, successful businessman and University trustee - the Inn's original concept was "to provide for the special wants and comforts of the University alumni... and University visitors". In 1935, Hill donated the Inn to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the stipulation that after meeting expenses, profits from the Inn were to be used for "the maintenance and support of the University library, and especially for the support of the collection of books and papers known as the North Carolina Collection". Mr. Hill's wishes are still carried out today as the Inn returns its profits to the University to support the University library. The Inn is not only a beautiful and unique downtown Chapel Hill icon, but architecturally represents the history of the south. Blending elements of antebellum Southern plantation houses with Georgian and neoclassical characteristics often found in the northeast, the Inn was originally designed after the Potomac River front of George Washington's Mt. Vernon. The hotel has undergone restoration and renovations throughout its long history. During this restoration, the historic Chapel Hill hotel was returned to its original grandeur and traditional warmth. The Inn's atmosphere is one of elegance and spirit of tradition. Adorned with antiques and attractive artwork, the hotel has offered guests the finest lodging, fine dining experiences and hospitality since 1924. The Carolina Inn welcomes you through its French doors and invites you to share in its tradition for years to come.
Hotel Address:Location Summary
- Carolina Inn
- 211 Pittsboro Street
- Chapel Hill, NC 27516
- United States
The Carolina Inn's convenient downtown Chapel Hill location puts guests in close proximity to the Raleigh Durham International Airport and Research Triangle Park. Located on the UNC campus, the Inn is easily accessible by several forms of transportation. Navigate your way around Chapel Hill with our easy to use Route Planner.
Directions to Hotel
FROM I-40 WEST (Coming from the East - RDU Airport, Raleigh, Wilmington) *Follow I-40 West to exit 273A, which takes you to Route 147 North (Durham Freeway) *Merge onto NC-54 W via exit 273A toward Chapel Hill *Stay straight to go onto Raleigh Rd/NC-54 BR W. Continue to follow Raleigh Rd/NC-54 BR W. *Turn slight right onto S. Columbia St. *Turn left onto W. Cameron Ave. *Turn left on Pittsboro St. FROM I-85 NORTH (Coming from the South Ã¢â¬â Charlotte, Atlanta) *Take I-85 North to I-40 *Take I-40 E. toward Raleigh *Take the NC-86 exit, exit 266, toward Chapel Hill *Keep right at the fork to go on NC-86 *Turn right onto W. Cameron Ave. *Turn left onto Pittsboro St. If coming from Savannah, GA *Take I-95 N to I-40 W *Merge onto I-40 W via Exit 81 toward Raleigh *Merge onto NC-54 W via Exit 273A toward Chapel Hill *Stay straight onto Raleigh Rd. *Turn slight right onto S COLUMBIA ST. *Turn left onto W. Cameron Ave. *Turn left onto Pittsboro St. FROM I-85 SOUTH (Coming from the North - Virginia and Points North) *Take I-95 S to I-85 S *Take 1-85 S to US-15 *Keep left to take US-15 S/US-15-501 S via exit 174B toward Chapel Hill *Take the exit toward UNC Chapel Hill *Turn onto Raleigh Rd./NC-54 BR W. Continue to follow Raleigh Rd/NC-54 BR W. *Turn slight right onto S. Columbia St./NC-86 N *Turn left onto W. Cameron Ave. *Turn left onto Pittsboro St. If coming from Washington, DC *I-395 S becomes I-95 S *Merge onto I-85 S via Exit 51 to Durham *Follow directions above FROM I-40 EAST (Coming from the West - Winston-Salem, Asheville; Knoxville, TN) *Take I-40 E to NC-86 *Take the NC-86 exit, exit 266, toward Chapel Hill *Keep right at the fork to go on NC-86 *Turn right onto W. Cameron Ave. *Turn left onto Pittsboro St.
Banquets & Meetings
Over 13,000 square feet of unique, historic meeting and event space.
Fine Dining on Site
Mobil Four Star Dining at The Carolina Crossroads Restaurant.
The Carolina Inn offers spa services & packages to hotel guests. Indulge with one of the Inn's signature spa treatments from the privacy of your guestroom.
Theatre & Museums
Located in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill with shopping, art galleries, entertainment and the historic Franklin Street district.
Guest Review Highlights
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Business Center
- - Meeting Space
- - Executive Retreat
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - High Speed Internet
- - Spa Facility
- - Shopping
- - Theatre & Museums
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