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.
I felt very safe and the staff al ways greeted us coming and going from the hotel.[Less]
No surprises, great nights sleep
A mid-level luxury hotel with no unpleasant surprises. The front desk staff was efficient and very nice as was the breakfast attendant. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and I slept great. [More] The only minor draw back was the shower, which is a full sized tub with a curtain - they always feel a little confining to me.[Less]
Just one complaint
Everything was very satisfactory except for the pillows. Four pillows would be very nice, if they weren't all the same size. The pillows were so overfilled that my neck was craned trying to sleep[More] on one.[Less]
Bed was hard my wife and I both had trouble sleeping everything else was pretty good. We liked Staybridge suites but would probably stay at them if there were more incentives to stay there[Less]
By mr. toes
Staff and the room were great and always feel very welcome. It is like coming home for a visit.[Less]
Customer rep was friendly and helpful. Allowed me to pick some items from the pantry for my platinum reward.[Less]
Love Indigo! Excellent place to stay for the area![Less]
Large Spacious Room
Great stay. Very (pleasantly) surprised at wide, open room and soft, comfortable beds[Less]
Refreshing, easy access to property , very nice and informativefront desk , clean inside and out , room well-stocked[Less]