Writers and artists call this leafy, picturesque hamlet home. But beneath the folksy facade lies a vibrant university town and high-tech industry. Book a stay in our Holiday Inn Express® Chapel Hill hotels and discover why locals call this "the Southern part of heaven."
Be a guest at our hotels in Chapel Hill to tour the historic University of North Carolina campus. Founded in 1795, the university sprawls over a rolling green landscape shaded with oaks. At the heart of the campus is the Old Well, where the UNC football team gathers on game days. Nearby is the 1851 Playmakers' Theater, an elegant Greek Revival building unceremoniously used as a horse stable during the Civil War. Explore the galaxies at Morehead Planetarium, on the campus' east end. Basketball is practically a religion in these parts; when the Carolina Tarheels are playing, the Dean Dome campus arena rumbles. Alongside the UNC campus, Franklin Street has a welcoming, low-rise appeal, with vintage coffee shops and affordable cafes. It doesn't cost a dime to get around town: public buses serving Chapel Hill and the university are free.
From the comfort of our Chapel Hill hotels, you can dine at some of the region's favorite restaurants, many of them reasonably priced for student budgets. A local landmark is Mama Dip's, which has been serving up Southern soul food for more than 30 years. Just off Franklin Street is Cat's Cradle, the legendary rock club that showcased stars like Nirvana and Pearl Jam before they were famous.
Book a stay at our Chapel Hill hotels and get caught up in the energy of university life, whether you're touring the historic campus, attending a big-time ball game or taking advantage of the college's engaging roster of free public events.
Clean rooms and updated setting that was affordable with good staff[Less]
This location is very close to NC State.
It is a very well maintained property with minimal noise.
They have an evening reception with free food and drinks which is a very nice touch[Less]
Nice, relaxing stay
Everything was very clean, quiet, and the bed very comfortable. Very hot water and spacious bathroom. Breakfast was hot and there was much variety.... good coffee! Have stayed before and definitely[More] will stay again.[Less]
By Nanna of 5
Spent another great weekend at the Hillsborough Holiday Inn Express. I have family in the area and this is my go to hotel. Every time I have stayed here it has been a great experience. Very clean,[More] comfortable and friendly staff.[Less]
A Pleasant Surprise
Attending a Graduation at Chapel Hill. Several of us stayed here and it was a good experience. Nice room, comfortable bed and great service.[Less]
best pillows and mattress
Comfortable and convenient,your asking to many questions[Less]
Great experience...Late at night the parking area was slim....[Less]
We arrived at almost midnight on a Wednesday evening.
We found the airport shuttle driver to be friendly, courteous and on time.
The Hotel agent was very accommodating and afforded us the[More] "Platinum" Level stuff that IHG Hotels offer.
Breakfast the next morning was very nice with a buffet offered or individual ordering.
The staff and service was great.
We definitely will use this hotel on our next visit to Raleigh-Durham area.[Less]
Good experience overall
By Pgh Guest
Service in dining room at breakfast was not so good[Less]