Carolina Inn Chapel Hill Historic Hotel

A Chapel Hill icon since 1924. Offering southern charm and gentility in the heart of North Carolina.

Carolina Inn Chapel Hill Hotel
Carolina Inn Chapel Hill
Carolina Inn Chapel Hill
Carolina Inn Chapel Hill
Carolina Inn Chapel Hill
Carolina Inn Chapel Hill
Carolina Inn Chapel Hill
Carolina Inn Chapel Hill

Venue Description

The Carolina Inn has sat on the doorsteps of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s campus; serving as the central meeting spot for students, academics, faculty, local townspeople and visitors, since it opened in 1924. Though the structure itself has evolved since John Sprunt Hill first built the Inn, its luxury has remained constant.

The Carolina Inn pioneered what’s now known as the Southern Colonial style; a mixture of Georgian, Neoclassical and European influences. The original façade of the building was modeled after the front of Mount Vernon facing the Potomac River; and the entire structure embraces the feel of a plantation-style mansion. An extensive collection of antiques, along with a few items original to the Inn, complements the casually elegant décor.

Extensive renovation has restored much of the Inn’s traditional warmth and grandeur; while adding modern features and conveniences necessary for a building next to one of the country’s best universities. And today The Carolina Inn has 185 guestrooms and suites, a Four-Diamond and Four-Star restaurant, over 14,000 sq feet of unique event space, elegant ballrooms and meticulously landscaped courtyards.

So when the best time to visit this historic hot-spot? New Year’s Eve; of course! If you still have questions; then head to our Contact Info to connect with us. We have highly trained VIP Nightlife pros standing by and ready to help you, 24/7. We’d love to hear from you!

When you choose VIP Nightlife to plan a night out; you don’t have to know anything about the Carolina Inn to have the time of your life. With years of experience, our team can take your ideas from an inspiration to a fully executed, once-in-a-lifetime occasion. VIP Nightlife will create an event experience for your every need and services groups of all sizes; up to 1000 or more. So let us plan your next great night out in Chapel Hill; just ask us how! And be sure to Like Us on Facebook so you can keep up with our Upcoming Events and Deals.

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Quick Facts & Faqs

Where is Carolina Inn Chapel Hill located?
The Carolina Inn is located right on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, a short walk from the UNC School of Education and Sitterson Hall; at 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
What food & drink options are available at The Carolina Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay. If you purchase tickets to their Posh on the Hill New Year’s Eve Party; you can enjoy 5hrs prepaid bar!
Which are the best tables at Carolina Inn Chapel Hill?
The tables in the VIP Ballroom are the best tables.
What is the crowd like at Carolina Inn Chapel Hill Hotel?
The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill attracts a younger in-crowd, college students, locals and tourists alike.
What is the best night to go to Carolina Inn?
New Year’s Eve, of course! Moreover, the 2022 Posh on the Hill New Year’s Eve Party will be the biggest and best holiday party in North Carolina this year!
Where can you find parking at Carolina Inn Chapel Hill?
Paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests. * The valet parking makes it very convenient and easy to get around for a good price. Plus there is some metered parking nearby; but it’s $5 for a max of 4hrs.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs in North Carolina?
You can view upcoming events on the Featured Events page on our site.
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Ballroom Spaces

Old Well Wing at The Carolina Inn | 350 Capacity

The Old Well Wing consists of the Old Well Room, South Parlor, Alumni Room, Club Room and Gallery; at a total of 4962 sq feet of unique event space. View Virtual Tour.

Hill Ballroom at The Carolina Inn | 375 Capacity

The Hill Ballroom which provides a space of 3691 square feet can be divided into 3 sections Hill North (1066 Sq. Ft), Hill Central (1600 Sq. Ft) and Hill South(1025 Sq. Ft). View Virtual Tour.

Chancellors Ballroom at The Carolina Inn | 250 Capacity

The Chancellors Ballroom which provides a space of 2480 square feet can be divided into Chancellors East (1275 Sq. Ft) and Chancellors Ballroom West(1255 Sq. Ft). View Virtual Tour.

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Dress Code Policy

Dress to impress at The Carolina Inn Chapel Hill! Elegant attire is preferred, with allowances made for designer denim. Ladies, wear your most stylish skirt or dress. Men should wear collared shirts and pants. Avoid anything considered sports attire, shorts, flip flops or baggy clothes. When going to Chase Park Plaza Hotel, the door staff has the final discretion on entry and will turn you away if you’re not dressed appropriately.

Insider TIP: If you are getting bottle service; you will have some more leeway in regards to what you can and cannot wear.
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