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Chapel Hill University Inn

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Okay so we went to see a band play at the Hall River Ballroom and wanted to stay in Chapel Hill: this place got amazing reviews for the most part, but with the super low price tag I was nervous. I will say upon arrival the people we're so nice. I thought breakfast was included, but it's okay that it...

Thank Lindsey H
Spring Hope
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We really enjoyed staying here. It was very clean with a very nice looking pool and very reasonably priced. Anything you needed was within walking distance. There is a real nice indoor mall close that we enjoyed very much because all of the stores are unique. No chain stores. We spent quite a few hours there. This Inn also has...

1Thank Terri J
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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

I loved your review notes and want you to know that you have totally convinced me to try Elmos's french toast! I really appreciate your very kind comments and certainly hope to welcome you back in the near future!

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came to NC to visit some family, and we were hoping to just find somewhere to sleep (that wasn't with the in-laws LOL), found much more with University Inn, so glad we chose here. Came with my daughter to the dining nook, and the worker there, Beth, was so sweet to us! It snowed when we went a few months...

Thank DanTheMan_70
State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Rob, at the front desk, went OUT OF HIS WAY to make our say at Chapel Hill University Hill awesome. He accommodated us when we checked in early and helped me carry my luggage. This place is really nice. Beautiful pool, clean! I highly recommend it.

1Thank Nichola G
Sandy Creek, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New pool, clean rooms. Nothing fancy, but served the need of a place to sleep. We did not try the restaurant, but there is one on site. Definitely, a UNC fan's hotel. Sporting paraphernalia all over the lobby.

Thank genalola
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a hard time deciding between 3 and 4 stars for this one (between "average" and "very good", seems that "good" is missing). It was about the only affordable, pet-friendly option in Chapel Hill when I needed to stay for oral surgery. Rooms were obviously old but had been updated with flat-screen TVs, refrigerator, and microwave, much appreciated. Beds...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is old and badly needs renovations. Room was old and bathroom not up to par. My first room had ants. Management was nice and upgraded us. The Timeout place in the hotel also charged our credit card incorrectly. I will not stay again or recommend this hotel.

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ChapelHillUnivInn, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you arrived to find ants in your room. Ants can certainly appear in just a moments notice and we thank you for making us aware of the issue so we could correct it. It was our pleasure to upgrade you to a deluxe room immediately and take care of the room issue. I hope you...

Jackson, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beth is great. Rob at the front desk went out of his way to be friendly and helpful whenever we had questions or needed anything whatsoever. And I loved my room!! We had two rooms and both were very, very clean and comfortable. Would love to stay at Chapel Hill University Inn again!

2Thank DonnathePrimaDonna
ChapelHillUnivInn, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We loved reading your review and thank you for taking time to mention our terrific team! We certainly hope to see you again in the near future and please bring a swim suit so you can try out the new pool! Safe travels and have a terrific summer!

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful stay at the inn. Staff was great. From checking in and checking out. Galen especially. The rooms were clean for an older hotel. They have a great courtyard surrounding the pool where we had an Easter hunt for the kids. They had a ball. Even the guest that stayed there even joined in on the fun.

1Thank Dutch2013luvu
ChapelHillUnivInn, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy you could spend Easter with us and join in the fun in our courtyard. Our brand new pool has officially opened, so we hope you will return and pack your swim suit for the trip! Safe travels to your and your family.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not very nice just as a hotel goes in general. It thinks its special because there are minimal options in town and it has a decently cool lobby that plays on the sports culture. However, I'm a current student through an online program that comes to town frequently with a sister in the resident program that me and my family...

1Thank Brittany B
ChapelHillUnivInn, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Brittany- We are so sorry for your challenges with with your non-refundable reservation booked with Hotels.com. Hotels.com is solely responsible for refunding your money. If they reached out to us with dates that we could have been flexible with then we most certainly always attempt to work with them. It sounds as if you were requesting date changes that our...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Chapel Hill University Inn is known as the “Home of the Sports Experience” and is proud to showcase the winning traditions of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. This sports themed hotel is the only full-service moderately priced hotel in Chapel Hill. The hotel is within walking distance to Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, SteinMart, shopping, more restaurants, and drug/ grocery stores. Hotel is located just 2 miles from UNC and downtown Franklin Street.Guests will enjoy complimentary Wireless internet access throughout hotel and in guest rooms. Other amenities includes: Free access to Kinetix Health Club and on site fitness center, business center, outdoor pool, and guest laundry facilities. Complimentary gourmet coffee is available 24/7 in the lobby. Hotel has a relaxing courtyard with covered seating and Adirondack chairs, as well as a gas grill and picnic area. Daily local shuttle service is provided to designated stops on UNC campus, UNC Hospitals, Franklin Street, the Friday Center and University Mall. Time- Out Sports Bar and Restaurant is on site. Watch any sports event on one of the 17 HDTV’s, play pool or video games. Open for breakfast and dinner, and will soon be opening for lunch. Time-Out is home of the famous Chicken and Cheddar Biscuit and was featured on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food show. Room service is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chapel Hill University Inn

Address: 1301 Fordham Blvd, Hwy 15-501 at Eastgate, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5803 (Formerly Holiday Inn Chapel Hill)
Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Price Range: $86 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chapel Hill University Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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Also Known As:
Chapel Hill University Hotel Chapel Hill
Holiday Inn Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Holiday Inn
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Chapel Hill
#5 Family Hotel in Chapel Hill
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