Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill, an IHG Hotel

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Our spacious Studio Suite can accommodate up to 4 comfortably!
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#10 of 17 hotels in Chapel Hill
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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The lovely Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill is conveniently located off I-40 & only 2 miles from the first public university, UNC-Chapel Hill. Our hotel meets and exceeds the IHG Clean Promise by additionally enhancing our cleaning standards to use electrostatic sprayers to disinfect rooms & public areas. In addition to clean & sanitized surfaces, we will be upgrading the HVAC systems to deliver filtered & UV sanitized air. With so much to do during your stay, you will appreciate our legendary commitment to cleanliness, convenience & comfort. This is our ATMA PROMISE to you!

Our hotel provides easy access to the beauty & tradition of the area. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, rest assured that all your needs are met here. With our proximity to Raleigh-Durham Airport, Research Triangle Park, Quadrangle & Palladian Business Park some of the top businesses in the country are just minutes away.

Our on-site Business Center & free WiFi make it easy to work remotely.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Family
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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MattMom15 wrote a review Jul 2023
Gloversville, New York32 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here when we were visiting family. Overall, we were very pleased with our stay. The hotel was extremely clean, and we had no issues with noise. The bed and pillows in our room were comfortable. The exercise equipment was great, each time we went down it was available for use. Breakfast was good and a standard continental. Instead of travel size amenities (shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion), everything was in refillable containers. Parking felt limited. We would stay again for our next trip.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Bill wrote a review Feb 2023
Washington, North Carolina10 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay, convenient to UNC Cancer Center! We arrived a little early (I was not feeling that great, I’m dealing with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma). The young man that checked us in was very pleasant, and went out of his way to locate us in a room on the 4the floor that was very quite. The next morning we had a great breakfast there, with plenty of selections of hot and cold food. The lady working in the breakfast area was very nice too!
When I got ready to check out, the Lady that helped me is also dealing with Cancer, and she was so sweet and pleasant! I highly recommend this as a great place to stay!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Traffic is always busy in this area just off 40; but especially busy in the earlier morning and...
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Mike L wrote a review Jun 2020
53 contributions61 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on a recent visit to UNC - it was located very conveniently to the university. Rooms were clean and quiet and breakfast was good. I would stay here again. I noticed they had a UNC parent’s club flyer which said members could get early reservations for graduation weekend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Retired Squid wrote a review Feb 2020
17 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When I entered the lobby I was a little concerned because it is very small and I didn't see anyone working the desk. Our room was very clean, the furniture was comfortable, and the hotel was quiet.

You have to request the heat be turned on if it is winter. They have a lot of folks who are being treated at UNC hospital and they don't turn the heat on before you arrive unless you request it.

We have stayed three times and have recommended (and will continue to recommend) this hotel. It definitely meets my expectations for a Holiday Inn Express.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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WeekendWarrior203 wrote a review Aug 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania25 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed last night at the HIE in Chapel Hill for governmental business and as they say you get what you pay for. On a great note check in process was very quick and painless. After that went down hill. The room was damp and smelly, air conditioning would make rattling noises all night long. I didn't realize brag until I tried to sleep and really didn't want to change rooms. In the morning I went to the fitness center and low and behold there was no lifting equipment, just cardio machines. Next event in town I will look for another place to stay even if it costs more.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Jeff Dubnansky, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill, an IHG Hotel
Responded 1 Sept 2022
Hello WeekendWarrior203. Sorry to hear that we did not have some of things that you were looking for! Additionally I will look into the room to fix whatever was making the rattling. Thank you. Jeff
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Michelle L wrote a review Jun 2022
The Woodlands, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived after 9:00pm and was warmly welcomed! Everything was updated, clean, and very comfortable. Great bathroom, comfy clean bedding, and quiet. Staff was quick to help and yet not in your face. Room had plenty of amenities and loved the lighting in the bathroom. Would definitely book again!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stay here
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Traveler wrote a review Mar 2014
Fort Lauderdale, Florida54 contributions25 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here before, so decided to stay again. First of all, this hotel is not easy to find. There are no street signs, and the hotel can not be seen from the main road. There is a large sign for another hotel (H), and the holiday inn express is next to this other hotel. Since I stayed here prior, I remembered the other sign! What made this hotel enjoyable were the staff members who work there. Always pleasant, willing to do whatever. So why the average rating? Well, the rooms are really starting to show their age. The room I was in needed to have the bathroom remodeled. The tiles and grout were stained, the tub was chipped, the carpet looked sad, etc. the shower head, however was wonderful. I am not sure if all rooms are in this condition, but I tend to think so. Next time I will try the (H) hotel next door.
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Date of stay: March 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Look for the sign for the H hotel, and holiday inn express is next door.
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Response from IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill, an IHG Hotel
Responded 25 Mar 2014
Dear DKG_12345, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay with us. I appreciate the positive remarks on our hotel staff. However, I am sorry to see you did not enjoy your overall experience with us and apologize for any inconvenience you may have had due to the condition of the property, amenities and location of the hotel. Rest assured that your comments will be reviewed by our team and take actions accordingly. Again, we appreciate your honest feedback. Your input will be shared with our management team to take into consideration for future upgrades. We hope that the next time you come through, you give us another chance to provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Zelyn N Case Manager IHGCare
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sloppyjo76 wrote a review Jan 2014
Scranton, Pennsylvania2,943 contributions110 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this hotel 1/22/14 while in town for a college visit to UNC Chapel Hill. Janeer greeted us at check-in. She was very helpful providing us with a dinner suggestion and directions. There is a mall about one exit down, and there are a variety of restaurants there. The breakfast buffet was well stocked and very well taken care of. There is a small fitness center and business center.
The only real complaint is that the shower took forever to get warm. Otherwise, we would stay here again when in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Katherine C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill, an IHG Hotel
Responded 15 Feb 2014
Thank you for your review and for choosing the hotel for your accommodations. We appreciate the recommendation and are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for the issue regarding the hot water in your room and will work with our maintenance team to ensure this does not happen again. We look forward to serving you during your travels back to the Chapel Hill area.
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NewDog2 wrote a review Jun 2013
Lawrenceville, Georgia2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just returned from an 85 day stay, alone, at this hotel. I was there for medical treatment at UNC. The manager, Orlando Faison, has shaped the employees into a dream team. I used to be the Customer Service Trainer for a fortune 500 company. I have also taught and practiced interior design. I notice things others would not. I had a very comfortable mattress, a hi-def TV, a large enough desk to do serious work, and unfailing wi-fi. Even the shower head was wonderful. The maintenance folks, Greg and Dino, proactively maintain the rooms. That means you won't get a clanking heater/AC. Over all that time, actually nothing broke, but Dino kindly made a minor modification in my room so I could get some real fresh air.

I would never have made it for 85 days with the HIE only paying attention to the task and objects in their care. I made it because the employees are cordial and caring. To me, that's the greatest form of customer service. On the front desk, Tony often asked about my well being. Being 5.5 hrs. from my home for so long, I really appreciated it. They knew my name and had the good customer service skills to used it. Most often, Florencia cleaned my room. I wonder if the boss knows that in spite of having her own 6 kids at home, on Mother's Day, she was cleaning my room with the same big smile on her face that she always has. I was humbled. She's so good at her job, I wanted to take her home. One day, when I was ill, Sylvia in Housekeeping put some breakfast aside for me. Dino, in Maintenance is known for his random acts of kindness, in addition to his professionalism and skill. When I was too ill to lift so much as a lima bean, he assited me with bags and heavy items in and out of my car. He's focused on the needs of others and thinks out of the box.

For all kinds of good restaurants, you have only to drive less than about 4 miles in various directions to have your choice. With a fridge in the room, you can refrain from eating out too much. You'll have easy access to UNC hospitals and they offer a shuttle van to go there. This HIE has managed to plant itself in a PERFECT location. Easy driving to any and everything. If they don't have what you are looking for in a 5 mile radius, you don't need it.

I will be returning for cancer follow-up visits, and this place gives me comfort and quietness to recover. As a woman traveling alone, I was safe and happy. A special thanks to Monalynn, Clifton, Harshal, Kiara, Jed, K.C., Moe Soe, Greg, Dino, Sylvia, Tony, and Florencia, for making my life so much better than it might have been, as a cancer paitient. I am an expeienced traveler and have even had an extended stay in The Netherlands. This place is great in no small part due to the employees.
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Date of stay: May 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Room 207 is not too close to the elevator, or the ice machine, thus it's quiet. Outside the...
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Penningtoncouple wrote a review Jan 2011
Pennington, New Jersey20 contributions47 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were going to UNC Chapel Hill and this hotel was located very conveniently from the main road. When I booked this hotel I did not know how far it was to UNC but it was only a 10-15 minute car ride. The employees at this hotel were very nice & helpful with directions & recommendations for restaurants.
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Date of stay: January 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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schanon asked a question Nov 2017
Gray Court, South Carolina11 contributions
Do you have a shuttle that will take me to the dean dome and bring me back?
Answer from Sofia D
Charlotte, North Carolina
We offer shuttle service within a 5 mile radius for all our guest but it DOES NOT run on GAME days. The Dean dome is within 5 miles but we can not take you there if it is a GAME DAY.
Dukefantoo wrote a tip Dec 2023
Wilmington, North Carolina29 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Convenient to I-40 and medical facilities "
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Bill wrote a tip Feb 2023
Washington, North Carolina10 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Traffic is always busy in this area just off 40; but especially busy in the earlier morning and late afternoon hours."
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Michelle L wrote a tip Jun 2022
The Woodlands, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay here"
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Olinec wrote a tip Dec 2018
Plantation, Florida112 contributions89 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The mini suites are great"
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Randy H wrote a tip Nov 2017
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Dont stay here"
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PRICE RANGE
S$179 - S$239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaChapel Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (6.4 km), The Carolina Basketball Museum (5.4 km), and North Carolina Botanical Garden (4.6 km).
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Merritt's Grill, Mediterranean Deli & Catering, and Al's burger shack.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Chapel Hill Cemetery (6.7 km) and Horace Williams House (5.6 km).
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