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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Well first time here and was amazed at the lobby with full support of UNC. Once we got to the room it wasn't bad but not updated a little old but hey your only here to sleep and the beds we very comfy and the shower was amazing. The staff from the front desk and the other staff you see... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

Staff was not personable at all. He checked me in and pointed me in the right direction and went back on his phone. Went to my room to find out that there were guests already in there. Went back to the front desk and the front desk man didn't even apologize for the mix up. Room is average. Smells like... More 

Thank Amber F
Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Amber, Thank you so much for your feedback. Please allow me to apologize for the mixup during checkin with the front desk and most of all that our evening manager was apathetic to the issue. This is certainly not a normal for the hotel or for him. I sincerely hope that you will give us a chance to make this... More 

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Nothing fancy. Reasonably clean. Very close to Franklin Street. Starbucks and Trader Joe's a 2 minute walk. Overall I am quite satisfied - I am writing my review while still here. Two things.... My iPad would not hook up to their free internet even though my iPad said I was connected, so I used my MiFi. And we were told... More 

Thank Papa_Deuce
Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review- You covered it all -clean, comfortable, convenient, and best of all a great value. We thank you for your feedback on your room and will correct those issues immediately. Happy Holidays to you and your family. We hope to see you again for a basketball game in the near future! More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

We had such a great stay at Chapel Hill University Inn. We were in town for a wedding and had a few days to spend in an unfamiliar city. Tony was extremely helpful and recommended great restaurant and shopping choices for our trip. The hotel was extremely clean and our room felt like a home away from home. We will... More 

Thank Kerri K
Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear about your wonderful visit and are so pleased that we were able to play a small part in the sucess of the weekend. Weddings are always so much fun- like a big family reunion! It was our pleasure to have you and your family with us during this fabulous fall season. Please know that you... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This was my first stay at the University Inn. I absolutely loved the Carolina themed inn. It's such a wonderful lobby to walk into when you are coming back home to Chapel Hill-the fight song playing as you exit was a nice touch on game day! The hotel exudes the Carolina Spirirt! BEST front desk ever! I found the staff... More 

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

What a great title! Your entire review just made my heart sing. I am so thrilled that you were able to enjoy our Inn during your visit. We love to have a good time and always enjoy guests that soak in our UNC theme. Our UNC Band music and ACC banners announce to everyone that checking in with us that... More 

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Reviewed 17 November 2015

We frequently stay at the University Inn when we come to see the Heels play basketball. It's a great location near the Smith Center. The king bed is comfortable, and our room had a refrigerator and microwave. We didn't use them, but it's nice they were available.

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

A huge thank you for taking time to review our hotel and for that terrific five star rating! We are all huge Carolina Fans around here and love that you enjoyed our Carolina Sports theme. The ACC flags in the lobby are always favorites. We certainly hope to see you back again soon for a basketball game. Happy Holidays! More 

Leland, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I've stayed in many hotels this was by far the worst. Dirty, smelly, homeless people hanging out on the stairway. I literally couldn't sleep because of the grossness. Walls yellow and paint chipping of the ceilings. Waste of 150 dollars. Please do not waste your money.

4 Thank Heather P
Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

We apologize that your guest room did not meet your expectations. We will most certainly look into the issues that you experienced and put actions in place to resolve each one. Our focus is providing clean, comfortable rooms and excellent customer service at budget friendly prices. We value your feedback and hope you will consider giving us another try on... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Made a last minute arrangement to come to town for a football game and we were tired from travel however our frustrations were forgotten when we walked in and greeted by Tony. His energy and smile was welcoming and i knew that we were going to be taken care of for the rest of our trip. We felt at ease... More 

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! What a huge compliment. We hope all of our guests feel just as comfortable and welcomed as you felt while staying with us. Tony loved reading your review and knowing he played a huge part in making your stay so pleasant. It's amazing the impact a genuine smile and warm welcome can have on your day. We certainly... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2015

My fiancé and I have stayed at Chapel Hill University Inn the past two times we've visited Chapel Hill. We come for basketball games and most recently for "Late Night with Roy". The motel is certainly nothing fancy, but it is clean, quiet, and at a great price. The only complaints I have are the thin walls (you can hear... More 

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Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Hi Jess, Isn't Late Night with Roy a blast. It was a huge weekend in town with Late Night with Roy,a football game that Saturday and it was topped off with our fabulous fall weather. Thank you for making us your hotel of choice while visiting Chapel Hill. We look forward to seeing you again soon for a basketball game... More 

Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We stayed at the University Inn one night Saturday October 24-Sunday October 25, 2015. We booked the King size deluxe room and as promised it had been renovated and was perfect for our one night stay. We were back at the hotel after the Carolina vs Virginia game and the hotel was buzzing. We went into the Time-Out Restaurant Bar... More 

Thank Andrea K
Chapel1301, Manager at Chapel Hill University Inn, responded to this review

Andrea, We are thrilled to share your 5 star review with your team! We thank you for recognizing our value- especally on peak sold out weekends! We pride ourselves on wonderful customer service and clean,comfortable rooms. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. Please join us again for a basketball game... I hear the team is slated to... More 

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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 N. Fordham Blvd., Hwy 15-501 at Eastgate, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (Formerly Holiday Inn Chapel Hill)
Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Price Range: ₹ 5,046 - ₹ 6,409 (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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“Room 101 is really nice - it is a suite with a separate bedroom and faces a courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles GaryH207, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quieter room are in the back. The front faces Fordham which is a busy street with traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles adab246, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you don't like being on the ground floor, request a 2nd floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles KChac, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in first building have air handler noise. But It's constant and seems to help sleep.by drowning out other noise.”
 of 5 bubbles allanr356, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the highway are the best views. Higher floors have less a/c unit noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 410josephj, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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