A classic inn that has been updated very well. Small rooms, dominated by large-scale furniture that is well maintained and designed for the space. Transition areas -- lobbies, corridors -- are unusually well decorated. Free wifi, and an exceptionally good and unobtrusive recycling bin in the room. Really good customer service from the staff. Good workout room. Nice gift shop with (pretty expensive) locally themed gifts. Unusually good hotel restaurant the breakfast that came with my room had a good range of choices, hot and cold, and the lunch and dinner I had there were very good. I'd classify the prices as expensive but generally worth it.
A caveat: the inn has a bit of a fraught relation to its past: explanatory text notes that the photos on the wall, which reflect the inn's historic association with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, cover the years from roughly the mid-thirties to the mid-sixties. I assume that text is there to explain the absence of blacks except as porters and cooks and the near-total absence of women. Another set of text and photos notes how regulations made it harder to run the inn in the 1980s, though acknowledging the regulations did make the work safer (!).More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking