The Carolina Inn - The Carolina Inn

Stay at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC

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Iconic AAA Four Diamond Hotel Bordering UNC Campus

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, takes its name from an 18th-century log chapel that stood on a nearby hill when the town was founded. Although the chapel came down, the site remained significant to locals and students at the neighboring University of North Carolina. It was in that same spot in 1924 that UNC alumnus John Sprunt Hill built The Carolina Inn, located just across the street from the university. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the inn has earned AAA's Four Diamond hospitality rating for the past 15 years.

The architecture of The Carolina Inn draws from the antebellum South, namely George Washington's Mount Vernon estate and the 19th-century Louisiana plantation Richland. Guest rooms showcase four-poster beds, handmade armoires, and other decor inspired by the antique South.

Be sure to spend some time exploring the hotel—take in the ballroom gallery with its fresh flower displays, or relax in the open-air Bryan Courtyard. Carolina Crossroads Restaurant, the inn's fine-dining establishment, serves locally sourced, Mediterranean-influenced cuisine that has garnered praise from Wine Spectator, Forbes, and Abraham Lincoln’s ghost.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Southern College Town with Lively Main Street

Locals refer to Chapel Hill—home of the University of North Carolina—as "the southern part of heaven.” On a sunny day on Franklin Street, it’s hard to disagree. In addition to coffee shops, cafés, and bookstores, this charming area abounds with green spaces, from the university's grassy quads to the Coker Arboretum. Diehard Tar Heel fans can take a short walk through campus to find the Carolina Basketball Museum where artifacts, photos, and videos detail the program’s illustrious history.

Just a few minutes’ walk down Franklin Street, a more bohemian air takes over as Chapel Hill gives way to the neighboring township of Carrboro. Travelers with access to a car can explore the rolling farmland outside the town limits, perhaps winding up at the Maple View Farm to enjoy an ice-cream cone on the front porch.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • Stay for two or four

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 13.5% tax added at purchase

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Award-winning onsite restaurant
  • In-room spa services available
  • Complimentary local transportation
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Complimentary WiFi
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The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked
  • Valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate, no refunds
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • 13.5% tax added at purchase.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Available Rooms:

  • Southern antique-inspired decor
  • 32-inch HDTV
  • Work desk
  • Complimentary WiFi

Deluxe Double Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4

Deluxe Single Queen Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Renovated and refurnished in 2010

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: lot parking and valet available for an additional $14 per day
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request by calling the property.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 17 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • By cab: about $45 from RDU
  • By car: about 10 miles southwest of Durham, NC

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