The Carolina Hotel

When opened on New Year’s Day in 1901, The Carolina Hotel was the largest frame hotel in North Carolina.

Some say you can feel the spirit of Pinehurst as you turn onto Carolina Vista Drive. This majestic century-old hotel with its sweeping verandas makes you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to an era when elegance defined grand hotels and resorts. Dubbed the “Queen of the South,” The Carolina has 230 Four-Diamond guest rooms including suites.

Adjacent to The Carolina, foursomes or groups may enjoy the Carolina Villas, which feature spacious guest rooms with a connecting parlor.

Directions to the Carolina Hotel


Room Types at The Carolina Hotel

Traditional Room

Carolina Traditional rooms feature either 1 King, 1 Queen, or 2 Double beds. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a mini bar and safe. Second floor room in The Carolina feature showers with a tub.

Premium Room

Carolina Premium rooms feature either 1 King, 2 Queen beds. Some include a sitting area within the bedroom. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a mini bar and safe. Second floor rooms in The Carolina feature showers with a tub.

Carolina Suite

Carolina Suites feature either a king or 2 double beds in the bedroom with a connecting living room with sofabed, 2 chairs, television and small refrigerator as well as All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a mini bar and safe.

Presidential Suite

The 1,700 sq. ft. Presidential Suite, located in the West Wing of The Carolina Hotel, combines the elegance of a luxury home with the resources of an executive office. Add to that the services of a dedicated valet and you have a modern haven within a century-old resort truly fit for a king.

The Carolina Villas

Located adjacent to the Carolina Hotel, the Villas feature four private, separately keyed guest rooms, each with a private bath. The four rooms share a spacious living room, wet bar and dining area and either a balcony or patio for relaxing outdoors. Villa bedrooms feature private baths and two queen beds. All rooms are equipped with WiFi, LCD televisions, marble bathrooms, desk/workstation, feather-top bedding, a mini bar and safe. Ask about arranging special in-room or outdoor dining experiences at your Villa.

  • Adjacent to Carolina Hotel and West Lawn Pool
  • Great for golfing groups and groups of eight or more traveling together
  • Featuring spacious wet bar, living and dining areas


Donald Ross

Donald Ross Package

Our most popular package includes accommodations for two nights and three rounds of golf, plus breakfast and a three-course dinner each day.

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Dining at The Carolina Hotel

Carolina Dining Room

Step back in time in our most expansive dining room, offering breakfast and dinner. Executive Chef Thierry Debailleul’s amazing menu features hand-selected aged beef and signature dry seasoning rub for our steaks and chops. Menus change seasonally, invoking the fresh flavors of the area….
  • Hours of Operation
    • Breakfast: 6 to 10 a.m.
    • Dinner: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Dress Code
    • Business casual attire is to include collared shirt, casual slacks or denim. No flip flops, tennis shoes or hats please. Please refrain from wearing shorts to dinner.

Ryder Cup Lounge

Named for the 1951 Ryder Cup held at Pinehurst, this casual restaurant and bar surrounds you with history. Located in the Carolina Hotel, The Ryder Cup’s unique menu includes classic American fare with a twist….
  • Hours of Operation
    • 11:30 a.m. to 12 midnight
    • Sunday Brunch:
      11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Entertainment Friday, Saturday, Sunday Brunch

Carolina Coffee Shop

The coffee shop, located off of the lobby of the Carolina hotel, is great for a hot or cold one on the go, or a place to enjoy a quick sandwich or pastry. Service is also available on the hotel front veranda….
  • Hours of Operation
    • 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily

Guest Services

  • Resort Services Desk for assistance with tee times, spa appointments, dining reservations and more
  • The Carolina Coffee Shop serving gourmet coffees, tea, pastries and smoothies
  • Complimentary Afternoon Tea in the lobby every day from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Valet Service
  • Bicycle rentals and Carriage rides available via the Resort Services Desk
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service to all resort amenities
  • Short walk to The Spa at Pinehurst and fitness center

Meeting Spaces

From the fern-lined porches to the copper-topped cupola, everything about the stately Carolina recalls the time-honored traditions of the South. With more than 61,000 square feet of meeting space, the Carolina can accommodate meetings of 12 to 1,300 and features 230 guest rooms and suites.

  • 20 indoor and 5 outdoor meeting spaces
  • Wi-Fi in all meeting rooms
  • Adjacent to The Spa at Pinehurst
  • Spacious Grand Ballroom

Pinehurst Resort Map

Pinehurst’s accommodations, golf courses, dining options and activities are just minutes apart on foot or our complimentary resort shuttle service.

Not Shown on Map
Course No. 9
Course No. 2
The Carolina Villas
Spa & Fitness Center
Village of Pinehurst
Lake Pinehurst
Lawn Sports
The West Lawn
The Clubhouse
Course No. 8
Course No. 7
Courses No. 1 - No. 5
The Condos at Pinehurst
The Manor Inn
The Holly Inn
Course No. 6
The Carolina Hotel