The Carolina Inn

1-Night Stay at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC

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$189 44% $84
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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 and Forbes.

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.

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What You Get

1-night stay with daily breakfast

Stay for two in a deluxe single queen

  • Option 1: $105 to check in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday night stays (up to a $189 value)
  • Option 2: $122 to check in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday night stays (up to a $219 value)

Stay for up to four in a deluxe double queen

  • Option 3: $119 to check in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday night stays (up to a $204 value)
  • Option 4: $132 to check in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday night stays (up to a $238 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 2/7/14
Travel by: 3/15/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 2/12 or 2/14-2/15
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 13.5% tax not included

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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 2/7/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/15/14
  • Not valid 2/12 or 2/14-2/15
  • Limit 5 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 13.5% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Available Rooms:

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

Deluxe Single Queen Room

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

Deluxe Double Queen Room

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

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: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at 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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