University Alumnus and former trustee, John Sprunt Hill, built The Carolina Inn in 1924. The historic North Carolina hotel was gifted to the University in 1935 to be “ ... A Cheerful Inn for Visitors, A Town Hall for the State, and a Home for Returning Sons and Daughters of Alma Mater...”
Special Orientation Rate Includes
The 1924 Club Exclusively For UNC Parents
Designed exclusively for Parents of Carolina Students. Enjoy access to our discounted rates starting at 15% off while your son or daughter is enrolled at UNC. Not enough? You will also be able to secure rooms for your student's graduation weekend before everyone else.
Our Profits Support The UNC Chapel Hill Library
As stated in the deed from John Sprunt Hill to UNC Chapel Hill, all profits are to be used for “the maintenance and support of the University Library; and especially, for the support of the North Carolina Collection.”
We Are The Only Hotel On Campus
Park your car and walk or take our shuttle! Parking is a challenge in Chapel Hill. Take advantage of our prime on-campus location and walk to Jackson Hall and other locations nearby. Don't want to walk? Our shuttle will take you anywhere you need to go within 3 miles of the Inn. Afraid of rain? – we thought of that too! Umbrellas are available for your use.
1 Block From Franklin Street
In five minutes, you are in Chapel Hill’s downtown district on historic Franklin Street featuring charming shops, boutiques and museums.
Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
At The Carolina Inn, Wi-Fi access is included! Stay connected during your stay at the inn. Convenient for our guests and available throughout the hotel.
Four Diamond Services And Amenities
Enjoy gracious charm and southern hospitality at our award-winning Inn.
Crossroads Chapel Hill crafts a dining experience unique to Chapel Hill located inside of The Carolina Inn. With its distinctly Southern soul and North Carolina Spirit, this award-winning restaurant and bar infuses your experience with energy, great food and a comforting sense of place.
Carolina Inn Signature Events
Enjoy our popular signature events throughout the year including Fridays on the Front Porch, Afternoon Tea, 12 Days of Christmas, Holiday Market and Event Showcase.
NC Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
You are welcomed with a house-made NC pecan chocolate chip cookie at check-in.
Sunday Brunch 11:30 - 2:00pm
Breakfast 6:30am - 10:00am Daily
Lunch 11:30am - 2:00pm Monday to Saturday
Dinner 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday until 10:00pm
Crossroads crafts a dining experience unique to Chapel Hill. Share a meal or cocktail with friends and family in the historic setting of The Carolina Inn. With its distinctly Southern soul and North Carolina Spirit, this award-winning restaurant and bar infuses your experience with energy, great food and a comforting sense of place.Dining