$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 2, 2014 Check-out: Oct 3, 2014

Chapel Hill University Inn

3 stars
1301 N. Fordham Blvd., 15-501 AT EASTGATE, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
116 reviews
Cute Hotel

Stayed one night due to going to the unc basketball game. The staff was friendly upon check in and... See full review

  • princessmsm
  • Nov 3, 2013
fine hotel

Stayed there the day after the flash floods and it was very clean, nice hotel. See full review

  • newtarheel
  • Jul 9, 2013
Chapel Hill hotel operates free shuttle service and sports-themed bar
Chapel Hill University Inn stands as a favorite for anyone traveling to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which is just two miles away. The property runs a free shuttle to designated spots, and keeps  a festive, sports-driven atmosphere at its on-site restaurant, a stone- and wood-filled tap dotted by multiple flat-screen TVs. Rooms take on garden themes and sport free Wi-Fi access.
Location

Chapel Hill University Inn operates free shuttle service to local destinations such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and its affiliated hospitals. The property is also just two miles to Franklin Street, where the locals congregate for nightlife and shopping.

Rooms
Chapel Hill University Inn rooms brim with Southern charm, from the fluffy, floral-printed comforters to coordinating artwork. White arched headboards further the traditional style. Patrons have a choice of double or king rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi access, cable TV with premium channels and a coffee maker.
Dining

Sports plays a huge role at the Chapel Hill University Inn. Time Out Sports Bar – the resident tavern and eatery – engages diners with a comfort food-driven menu, patio dining and 17 HDTVs for catching the game. The light-filled dining room reflects a more modern style than the rooms, thanks to sleek light fixtures, stone walls and shiny hard wood floors. Burgers, ribs and a hearty breakfast are a few signatures.

Transportation
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (1.9 mi/3 km)
Attractions
  • Research Triangle Park (24.3 mi/39.1 km)
  • North Carolina State University (22.2 mi/35.7 km)
  • Duke University (6.5 mi/10.4 km)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • North Carolina Museum of Art (19.9 mi/32.1 km)
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (24 mi/38.6 km)
  • North Carolina Botanical Garden (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Historic Oakwood (24 mi/38.6 km)
  • State Fairgrounds (20.1 mi/32.3 km)
Business
  • Event space for up to 250 guests
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Business center
  • Catering
  • Limo and town car service

Hotel Map

35.9355 -79.023
Nearby airports
Raleigh-Durham Intl Airport, (RDU), 17.00, MI, SE;
Area description
Suburban

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Chapel Hill University Inn Rooms

Standard
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Standard
Handicap Accessible Smoking - Sofa Bed. Wireless Internet. Voice Mail. Coffee Maker. Iron/Board. Wheelchair Access. Grab bars. Adjustable Hand-held showerhead. Shower Chair. Visual Fire Alarm. Sink and Door Handles. Lower Mounted door viewers and locks.
Suite
King Executive Suite Non Smoking - One King. Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Refrigerator and Microwave. Table. Free Wireless Internet Voice Mail AM/FM Radio Alarm Clock HBO Coffee Maker Iron and Ironing Board Hair Dryer
Suite
King Executive Suite Smoking - One King. Lounge Chair And Ottoman. Refrigerator And Microwave. Table. Free Wireless Internet Voice Mail AM/FM Radio Alarm Clock HBO Coffee Maker Iron And Ironing Board Hair Dryer
Standard
Standard Two Double Beds Non Smoking - Two double beds. Non-Smoking. Activity Table and Chairs. Free Wireless Internet Voice Mail HBO AM/FM Radio Alarm Clock Coffee Maker Iron and Ironing Board Hair Dryer
Standard
Standard Two Double Beds Smoking - Two double beds. Smoking. Activity Table and Chairs. Free Wireless Internet Voice Mail HBO AM/FM Radio Alarm Clock Coffee Maker Iron and Ironing Board Hair Dryer
Standard
Standard King Bed Non Smoking - One King bed. Non- Smoking. Lounge chair and ottoman. Desk. Free Wireless Internet Voice Mail HBO AM/FM Radio Alarm Clock Coffee Maker Iron and Ironing Board Hair Dryer
Standard
Standard King Bed Smoking - One King bed. Smoking. Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Desk. Free Wireless Internet Voice Mail HBO AM/FM Radio Alarm Clock Coffee Maker Iron and Ironing Board Hair Dryer
Standard
Upgraded King Bed Non Smoking - One King bed. Non- Smoking.1st floor. Easy drive-up access to room. Lounge chair and ottoman. Desk. Free Wireless Internet Voice Mail HBO AM/FM Radio Alarm Clock Coffee Maker Iron and Ironing Board Hair Dryer
Standard
Standard Run Of House Room - Room type not guaranteed. Any room in house. Free Wireless Internet Voice Mail AM/FM Radio Alarm Clock HBO Coffee Maker Iron and Ironing Board Hair Dryer
Standard
Upgraded King Bed Smoking - One King bed. Smoking.1st floor. Easy drive-up access to room. Lounge chair and ottoman. Desk. Free Wireless Internet Voice Mail HBO AM/FM Radio Alarm Clock Coffee Maker Iron and Ironing Board Hair Dryer
Standard
Handicap Accessible Non Smoking - One Double. Sofa Bed. Wireless Internet. Coffee Maker. Wheelchair Access. Grab bars. Adjustable Hand-held showerhead. Shower Chair. Visual Fire Alarm. Sink and Door Handles. Lower Mounted door viewers and locks.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Golf
Game room
Jogging track
Tennis
Play ground
Boating
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Coffee shop
Room service
Meal plan - bed and breakfast
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Gift shop
Copy service
News stand
Audio visual equipment
White board
Easel
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
FREE transportation
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors

Nearby points of interest

  • Carmichael Auditorium: 2.2 mi
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium: 2.4 mi
  • Dean Smith Center: 2.8 mi

Dining

Time-Out Sports Bar
Time-Out Sports Bar. Open for breakfast and dinner. 17HDTVs pool tables video games. All Sports Package. Outdoor covered patio. 2 Bars. Appetizers Sandwiches Burgers Salads Steaks Ribs and More. Nightly drink specials.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (116)

Ratings and reviews for Chapel Hill University Inn

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
116 out of 116
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tarheel Dad
Hingham, MA
Sep 9, 2014

Showing its age...

The microwave oven sitting in the corridor outside our room (when we arrived and still there two days later) set the tone for our stay. The rooms are small. They haven't been updated in a number of years. The linens were thread-bare. The A/C ran with a smell of dampness (and probably mold). And what can you say about a hotel that has a looped audio tape of UNC sports highlights running 7x24 in its entry vestibule and whose "gift shop" is entirely filled with UNC logo items? I guess you can say they fill up the house on game day... but there's little here for the general traveler to recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mea I and We
Business
Raleigh NC
Sep 3, 2014

My favorite spot

This little spot is perfect for a short trip and no hassle at all. The staff was great and the room was cleaned with easy access to downtown Franklin St. and shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Franklin St. and shopping are all within a ten minute drive.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
creeves
beaufort, nc
Sep 2, 2014

Overnight for football game

Courteous staff, did not stay at the hotel long, i was at a football game

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ultrasuede
Carrboro, NC
Sep 1, 2014

Good value for a clean, quiet room

I stayed in one of the renovated rooms and found it to be clean, comfortable, and in good condition. Nice big shower and bathroom counter, comfortable bed, quiet. My only complaint is that the pillows were narrow, i.e. not the typical width of pillows. Not sure if housekeeping does something to them to make them narrow (and thicker).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wandering teacher
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Aug 22, 2014

Convenient location in a crowded town. Right on Highway 15-501.

The staff was quite friendly, and the pool was in excellent shape. The bar has a pool table and is a hangout for some interesting local folks. My only suggestion is that they upgrade their breakfast service; I avoided it because I did not think the bagel/cereal/fruit options were worth $7.00. Oh, about ten minutes down the road are the lovely (and free) North Carolina Botanical Gardens--a splendid place to spend an idle hour or two. Some excellent restaurants nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

As I mentioned in my review, the North Carolina Botanical Gardens are very close by.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jetsman
New jersey
Aug 19, 2014

College move in

Did not have much interaction with staff. Finding a parking spot at night over the weekend was an issue. Direct TV and multiple televisions advertised, however the JETS game was not on Saturday

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mea I and We
Charlotte, NC
Aug 18, 2014

move in day

The day was great and i could have been baaaaaad, but the staff was great and the room way nice and we had an awesome time!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

10 minutes to Franklin St.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alicja UNC Mom
New Jersey
Aug 18, 2014

Good overnight stay

Hotel is conveniently located in Chapel Hill, stayed 2 nights to visit UNC, good continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NoMoreHeros
Fayetteville, NC
Aug 11, 2014

Not too bad

The price was good and the pool was nice and the room was clean. About a mile drive from the downtown area. The shuttle only runs until 7pm, which makes it kind of useless, and the receptionists looked at me like he'd never seen someone check into the hotel in his life (maybe it was his first day?), and continuously dismissed each hotel amenity that he described. Overall, a good home base for exploring Chapel Hill.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dlvryman
chapel hill nc
Aug 4, 2014

college visit

clean comfortable and convenient. pleasant staff and amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

franklin street

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