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Chapel Hill Hotels

This is a list of hotels in the Chapel Hill area listed in the order that I would stay at if my house was destroyed and I needed somewhere to live for awhile. Some of the descriptions I got from the hotels websites but they should not care since they are getting free advertising. I have listed them in the order of practicality which to me means how close it is to Franklin Street, and comfort, and not so much by price since different hotels have different rooms with different prices at different times. Those with e-mail addresses I have included but you can probably get good rates from hotel booking sites which include most of these. Be sure to visit the North Carolina B&Bs page too. For more hotels and B&Bs check out

The Carolina Inn

Carolina Inn Chapel Hill, NC HotelsHistoric charm, modern amenities, gracious service, and memorable food blend beautifully at The Carolina Inn, a Four Diamond hotel on the National Register of Historic Places has an historic charm with modern amenities, gracious service and one of the best restaurants in Chapel Hill. It is also the best hotel in Chapel Hill in terms of location, just one block from the bars, restaurants and shops of Franklin Street and on the doorstep of the University of North Carolina. The Carolina Inn offers a total of 184 beautifully appointed guestrooms.There are 169 Guestrooms with one or two queen size beds, 8 ADA compliant guest rooms, 5 luxury suites with a hospitality parlor and 2 VIP suites with upgraded amenities and furnishings. Guest rooms feature working desks, dataports, two telephone lines, voice mail, individual climate control, complimentary USA Today delivered to your guest room daily (M-F), pay-per-view movies, Nintendo, electronic locks, and express check-in and check-out service, and complimentary coffee, (non-smoking guest rooms available). For more information, photos, reviews and booking click here

The Hampton Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn carrboro, NCWhile I frown on the idea of a hotel not having a bar (since your chances of scoring are greatly reduced) this hotel in the center of Carrboro is within easy walking distance of every restaurant and bar in town as well as Chapel Hill. The lack of a bar is even less of a problem since there are at least three restaurant-bars in the building including the Hickory Tavern Sports Bar which may as well be in the hotel. There is a swimming pool, a breakfast room (even though there are plenty of places for breakfast nearby), free wi-fi in all the rooms, flat screen cable TV and a fitness center. I have friends who come here on weekends so they don't have to drive home after dinner and drinks. When they first built this we all thought there was no way they could fill it. Now it is so successful they want to build another one right next door. If you want to be near all the nightlife, restaurants, bars, clubs and action then this is the place to stay, even though it does not have a bar. You won't need one. Probably by the time you get back to the hotel that will be the last thing you need. For more information, photos, reviews and booking click here

The Siena Hotel

Hotel Sienna in Chapel Hill, NCThe Siena Hotel is North Carolina's premier European boutique hotel.  Inspiration for this luxury, Four Diamond hotel is taken from the art and beauty of Italy. Step through the doors of this Tuscan villa into the marble-lined lobby, lined with majestic columns and filled with freshly-cut flowers. Elaborate furnishings include hand-carved European antiques and rich, textured fabrics.  Relax with a cappucino in a large, leather reading chair, or meet friends in the comfortable setting of the lobby bar a great place to meet visiting dignitaries and traveling rock stars and basketball players. Guestrooms are lavish, each offering the small touches which reflect the individuality of a privately-owned hotel.  Each custom-appointed room offers details such as chocolates on your pillow at turndown, European bathroom products and other luxury amenities. Beds are as comfortable as beds can be. French doors in your room open to reveal European balconies with the beautifully-manicured gardens below. A shady tunnel of trees leads to a bubbling fountain, bordered by statues and flowers.  The Siena Hotel features the Il Palio one of the best Italian restaurants in Chapel Hill. Within walking distance of University Mall, an upscale gallery oriented shopping center which is home to the famous gourmet food store A Southern Season and several bars and restaurants, it is also on the bus line to downtown Chapel Hill. Located at 1505 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
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Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Hotel in Chapel Hill, NCSheraton Chapel Hill Hotel (formerly Hotel Europa) offers four wonderful suites, one Double-bedded suite and three King size Bed suites, which provide extra room for the family, entertaining, or private meetings. Scandanavian-style Traditional, Club and SMART rooms as well as our four Deluxe Suites host all the features you expect from a luxury hotel plus a lot more. Club rooms offer upgraded bed and bath ameneties, bottled water, complimentary breakfast and lounge coupons. SMART rooms are business-class rooms with with Print, Copy, Scan, Direct Fax and T-1 Highspeed Internet Access connection. Modern elegance with all the charm and convenience of home, two-line phones with Voicemail and Data Ports for Fax and Internet accessibility, specially designed Work Desk with Task Lamp, complimentary coffee & specialty teas, full-size iron and ironing board, 27" televisions with remote and On-Command movie system, complimentary newspaper, electronic room access keys, individual climate controls, special bath amenities and hairdryers. Beautifully landscaped Terrace is nestled atop the main lobby on the second floor. Flowers, trees, and greenery offer guests a pleasant getaway in a tranquil garden setting. Visit the Terrace for a morning walk, to read a book, or to just escape for the moment. Relax yourself in the large Outdoor Pool or get an invigorating workout in the Fitness Center . And if that isn't enough, free use of nearby health spa. For more information, photos, reviews and booking click here

The Franklin Hotel in Chapel Hill

This boutique hotel right in the middle of all the fun of West Franklin Street has spared no expense in making itself the best choice for luxury accommodations in Chapel Hill. With probably the best hotel bar (with the exception of the Holiday Inn  which hosts the Time-Out Sports Bar), a terrific breakfast room and spacious suites and guestrooms, the entire hotel is non-smoking. They even have a pillow menu. Exceptional modern amenities and luxury comforts include wall-mounted 32" LCD HD TV with more than 100 channels, connections for iPod, complimentary wired and wireless internet access, data port, personalized phone number and voice mail, nightly turndown service, in-room vanity with make-up mirror, refrigerator and luxurious bath amenities. 'A jewel in the crown of Chapel Hill's new West End,' (Metro Magazine, October 2006), The Franklin Hotel is just steps away from everything, surrounded by the exciting sights and sounds of this vibrant downtown neighborhood. An easy walk to the campus of The University of North Carolina, sports and performing arts venues, fine restaurants, quaint shops, museums, galleries and theaters, The Franklin, at the center of it all, is a haven of quiet sophistication and tranquil beauty for discerning business executives and leisure travelers seeking the finest luxury accommodations and unique downtown experience, perfect for those weekday or weekend getaways.
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Chapel Hill University Inn

Holiday Inn, Chapel Hill, North CarolinaThis sports-themed hotel is located less than 4 miles from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It offers a complimentary shuttle service and has air-conditioned guestrooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms at the Chapel Hill University Inn have simple furnishings, ironing facilities and a coffee maker. All room includes cable TV and video games. At the Time-Out Sports Bar guests can watch a sports game and enjoy a beer. Barbecue facilities are available in the University Inn courtyard and a Starbucks is only a 5-minute walk away. Chapel Hill features local sports memorabilia throughout the hotel, including a baseball dugout and locker room in the lobby. There is also an on-site fitness centre and a seasonal outdoor pool. Chapel Hill University Inn is less than 18 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It offers 24-hour front desk service and free on-site public parking. For more information, photos, reviews and booking click here

Aloft Chapel Hill

Aloft Hotel Chapel HillLess than a 5 minute drive from University of North Carolina, this hotel features a fitness center and free Wi-Fi. Guests can relax at the outdoor patio or in the indoor pool. A 42-inch flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station are found in each bright room at Aloft Chapel Hill. Guest rooms feature modern decor and come equipped with a work desk and tea and coffee-making facilities. A laundromat and a business center are provided for added guest convenience at the Chapel Hill Aloft. Guests also have access to an activities lounge that includes a pool table. The on-site bar, w xyz, is the perfect way to wind down at the end of the day. The menu features signature cocktails and a selection of beer and wine. A 24/7 grab-and-go eatery offers a variety of snacks and drinks. The Kenan Memorial Stadium is 2 miles away. The shopping and dining of East 54 Community are located next to hotel. For more information, photos, reviews and booking click here

Holiday Inn Express Hotel

Holiday Inn Express, Chapel HillThe Holiday Inn Express Hotel Chapel Hill provides a full service friendly Staff and amenities at a limited service price! This four story, beautiful 64 room hotel includes 2 Suites and provides High Speed Internet in all guest rooms as well as FREE Wireless High Speed Internet. Other hotel features include: a Business Center with free Internet Access, fitness room, free Continental Breakfast and a hosted Manager's Reception Tue-Thur. Amenities include, Outdoor Pool, Complimentary Breakfast, High-speed Internet Access, Kids Eat Free, Iron / Ironing Board, Coffee Maker, Health/Fitness Center On-Site, Hairdryer, A/C Public Areas. For more information, photos, reviews and booking click here

Rizzo Conference Center

Rizzo Conference Center, Chapel HillThe University of North Carolina is a 7-minute drive from this hotel in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The hotel features an outdoor pool, on-site jogging trails and guest rooms include an iPod dock. The spacious rooms at Rizzo Conference Center feature a flat-screen cable TV. Each room is decorated in natural colors, a leather chair and wood furniture. A well equipped gym is available at the hotel. A free shuttle service within a 5-mile radius is offered. Guests can also play pool on the 2 billiard tables. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is 15.9 miles from the Conference Center Rizzo. Duke University is 12 miles away. For more information, photos, reviews and booking click here

The Hampton Inn Chapel Hill

Hampton in Chapel Hill, North CarolinaThe Hampton Inn Chapel Hill is located in a beautiful suburban setting on the north end of Chapel Hill, within two miles from UNC and NC Memorial Hospital. We are eight miles from Duke and 10 miles from Research Triangle Park. The Hampton Inn Chapel Hill 15-501 offers 121 newly renovated rooms within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Amenities include: On the House Hot Breakfast, Free Wireless High Speed Internet, Free HBO, free local phone calls, in room coffee maker, hairdryer, iron & ironing board. We also offer connecting rooms, cribs, outdoor pool (seasonal), and complimentary access to full service health spa (offsite). In-room movies, Nintendo, fax and copy services, and laundry/valet services are available for a nominal fee. Our Carolina Meeting room is perfect for group gatherings or small meetings. Contact our professional sales staff at 919-968-3000 to make arrangements for your next affair. For more information, photos, reviews and booking click here

The Courtyard Chapel Hill

The Courtyard-Chapel HillJust off Highway 54, this hotel is across from Meadowmont Village and Friday Center. It features an indoor pool, a gym and a business center. Rooms offer free Wi-Fi and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. A work desk and coffee-making facilities are included in each room at Courtyard Chapel Hill. The traditionally styled rooms also include hairdryers and ironing facilities. Chapel Hill Courtyard’s restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. It serves American cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Guests have access to meeting rooms and an airline boarding pass station. The hotel also offers laundry facilities and valet dry cleaning services. This hotel is within 2 miles of North Carolina Botanical Garden, the University of North Carolina and Kenan Stadium. It is about a 15 minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. For more information, photos, reviews and booking click here

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