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.
Great place to unwind after a long day at the office![Less]
I really enjoy staying at this location. The staff is amazing. The rooms are comfortable.[Less]
Location is close to shopping and restaurants, but also very quiet, no traffic noise at all. Oversized desk was good for working in the evening. Front desk staff were great, very efficient.[More] Definitely stay here again.[Less]
I realized I had forgotten my garnet earrings when we were about 30 minutes outside of Raleigh. I called the Front Desk to let them know about my earrings, and the Receptionist ran up to my room[More] while I was on the phone to locate them. And found them!! She put them in the safe so the manager could mail them to meet after the weekend. Instead I went back to pick them up and indeed they were in the safe with my name on the envelope. Thank you for keeping my earrings safe!!![Less]
Clean,friendly. Close to airport. Used shuttle service great.[Less]
Great value.. Great stay
Not my first stay here . Reliable and consistent. Staff always helpful and accommodating and free breakfast is perfect for what is needed on an overnight stay. Will be back.[Less]
Convenient to campus
I had never seen it from the road on previous trips to Chapel Hill. It was very close to campus. It was a great experience.[Less]
my stay June 19
I can only say that my stay although for busines was enjoyable. The staff constantly checked to see if I needed anything. They were very helpful in helping me find a local restaurant. The[More] breakfast was more than appropriate and the check out was quick and efficient. Overall a great stay that I will recommend to everyone.[Less]
The staff was super friendly at this clean, comfy hotel. Would definitely stay here again![Less]