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4.2 out of 5

"Great hotel and funky (in a good way). Free pool table in lobby was a lot of fun to play with the kids at night. Gym was perfect size for what you ne ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 10 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

3-star Art Deco hotel near University of North Carolina, connected to a shopping center

In entertainment district

You'll find University of North Carolina and Franklin Street within 2 miles (3 km) of this Chapel Hill hotel. North Carolina Botanical Garden and Finley Golf Course are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free area shuttle

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like a free area shuttle.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 130 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and down comforters, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and MP3 docks.

aloft Room, Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$96* Per night/room Jan 27 - Jan 28

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Courtyard View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

aloft Room, Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Aloft Chapel Hill ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aloft Chapel Hill

Everyone (7)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018

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5 out of 5
Great hotel and funky (in a good way). Free pool table in lobby was a lot of fun to play with the kids at night. Gym was perfect size for what you need- 2 treadmills, 2 elypticals, a bike, racks of free weights to 50 lbs, balls, and matts. Free coffee, too!!!

Posted by , from connecticut on Jul 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 3, 2018 by Kevin R

Hello Mike and thank you for staying in our funky hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and all of our amenities we offer. We look forward to your return visit Kind Regards, Kevin Rooney General Manager

5 out of 5

Great stay!!

Great concierge, customer service, and valet service. We would stay again!

Posted by on May 10, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 19, 2017 by Jillian

Thank you so much for your feedback! We loved having you here!! Please consider us next time you are in town.

5 out of 5
Pros: very roomy. Stunning design
absolutely beautiful. Free pool play. Very helpful staff.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017

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5 out of 5


It was the perfect room. It was worth the money great price and you get much more than you pay for...great experience

Posted by , from washington DC on Jul 15, 2016

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3 out of 5

Convenient hotel

Aloft is in convenient location, close to a retail/shopping/residential area so decent lunch and breakfast restaurants nearby since there is not really a restaurant in the hotel (except for a few breakfast choices). Hotel is industrial, loft-like, functional but not luxurious. Even though we were able to park in the courtyard as they did not offer valet, they made us pay $10/night which seemed ridiculous. I guess for the area the price is decent, but with no restaurant and a charge for parking your own car, it did not seem like a good value.

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016

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2 out of 5

I Felt Like They Were Getting the Good Deal

Pros: Close proximity to places.
Cons: Luggage carries, drawers for clothing, a closet to put my luggage (because leaving it out is a safety hazard, especially for the handicapped)
Location: UNC, doctors, coffee shops
Well, I felt like I was staying in an Ikea the whole time. And I mean that in a bad way. I just imagined the hotel laughing because they had double the rooms in half the space. Not only that, but they charged for parking without advertising that obviously on their website or anywhere. I go to the area for medical treatments frequently and I can always park my handicapped car by the door. This time, the valet was taking up all of the good spots. The worst part was unloading. Clearly, there was not enough space for the number of cars unloading and the VERY small carts to unload luggage made it a nightmare. I was glad that we were driving, not flying, since that meant that I could bring all of the pillows that it takes to make me comfortable, as well as all of the braces, but it took two trips to unload for a two night stay. A traditional cart could have easily accommodated all of it. The unfriendly staff staring at my luggage and making eyes at each other made me want to crawl into a hole and die. I will be switching hotels when I'm back next week.

Posted by , from South Carolina on Jan 2, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 2, 2016 by Brian Hansen

Good afternoon Sarah. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at my hotel. I'm sorry that a few of our features did not resonate well with you. As a European style hotel we understand the limitations of our offerings; however, we are about to go through a renovation that will upgrade a lot of our features. Hop your travels bring you back to chapel hill where you can experience the new and improved Aloft Hotel.

5 out of 5

Luxurious Modern Dog Friendly Hotel!

Before my stay I had never heard of the Aloft brand.  I was pleasantly surprised.  This and the Westin may be the nicest pet friendly hotel's I've been.  The decor is bright.  Think Disney colorful.  The room reminded me of my stay in Japan which felt very modern.  I will definitely start looking for the Aloft brand when staying abroad and especially if I'm traveling with my dog.

Posted by , from Northern Virginia on Aug 5, 2013

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5 out of 5

Excellent hotel for the money

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, refridgerator in room, pets stay free, plenty of storage
We stayed at the hotel for a couple of days while visiting family in the area. The room was not large but well designed and clean. We traveled with three very young children, and we found that the room had the amenities we needed but don't always get when we travel - a refridgerator; plenty of open storage space to store kids stuff, snacks, etc. My only complaint with the room was that there was no towel bar at the sink (the towel rack was separated by door and was with the toilet and shower) and that most of the lights lit up the entire room (there were lights built into the headboard but all other lights were overhead lights; turning on the "bathroom" light lit up most of the room). One reviewer commented that the lobby had cheap plastic furniture and looked like it had been designed by a 4 year old. This hotel is not the frilly Carolina Inn, but I don't think any traveler would expect that from the W hotel chain. The lobby is nice but is contempory. The lobby has sealed concrete floors, and leather and wood contemporary furniture. Contemporary decor may not appeal to all tastes, but I would definately not describe it as being cheap and plastic looking. This is also a good hotel if you are traveling with a dog. While the room and the hotel were very clean, we noticed that some people did not clean up after their pets. My husband also thought that he got flea bites on his ankles when walking our dog (but note, we did not see or feel any fleas in the hotel).

Posted by , from Clarksburg, MD on Jul 9, 2011

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4 out of 5

Great stay.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Poor breakfast
Aloft is very trendy and modern. Likes: Room was large and non-traditional in its setup - very functional. Bed was confortable. Lobby was interesting (a pool table in the lobby). Bar was nice - they had live jazz. Dislikes: Automated check-in was impersonal.

Posted by , from High Point, NC on Apr 21, 2011

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Property Features

Aloft Chapel Hill offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Event space at this hotel measures 600 square feet (56 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the business-friendly Aloft Chapel Hill. A free area shuttle within 5.00 mi is available. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Art Deco Chapel Hill hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 130 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 600 sq ft of conference space
  • 56 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2010
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.) (24.8 km / 15.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 5.00 mi
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Aloft Chapel Hill offers 130 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels and first-run movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • MP3 dock
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • First-run movies
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Aloft Chapel Hill has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Minimum guest age is 21


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 4.00 and USD 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 13 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aloft Chapel Hill
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  • Chapel Hill Aloft
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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.
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