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The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough

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Front of property
Premium bedding, down duvets, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, down duvets, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, down duvets, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough

The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough

4.0 star property
4-star inn with restaurant, near Eno Gallery

9.6/10 Exceptional

90 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
The price is $172
Price available on 20/12/2022
153 W King St, Hillsborough, NC, 27278

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Hillsborough
  • Duke University - 14 min drive
  • Duke University Hospital - 18 min drive
  • University of North Carolina - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) - 34 min drive
  • Durham Station - 22 min drive


  • Cup a Joe - 2 min walk
  • Antonia's - 2 min walk
  • Saratoga Grill - 2 min walk
  • Panciuto - 2 min walk
  • Bona Fide Sandwich Co - 3 min walk

About this property

The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough

At The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Duke University. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured, covered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Free off-site parking within 10 ft
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Co-working spaces


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Television in common areas


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 52-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Chef
  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water
  • High chair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Mobile key entry
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Brunch in Event Center – On-site restaurant. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

The Colonial Hillsborough
The Colonial Inn Hillsborough
The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough Inn
The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough Hillsborough
The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough Inn Hillsborough

Frequently asked questions

Does The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough?
As of 4 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough on 6 Dec 2022 start from $172, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking.
Are there restaurants at or near The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Brunch in Event Center. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante Ixtapa (7-min walk), Hillsborough BBQ Company (14-min walk) and Hwy 55 (2.2 mi).
What's the area around The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough like?
The Colonial Inn-Hillsborough is in the heart of Hillsborough, a short 5-minute walk from Hillsborough Visitors Center and 2 minutes' walk from Eno Gallery.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Blake, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sydney, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Delighted with historic inn, beautifully updated
We were there overnight to celebrate our anniversary and had a wonderful stay. Room was beautiful and very comfortable. Staff were all very welcoming and eager to accommodate. Enjoyed delicious dinner in on-site restaurant. Price for entire experience very reasonable.
Howard, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jeffrey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This beautiful 200-year old in is perfect for a stay in the Hillsborough area. Great location, good food/drink, excellent staff. Highly recommended!
Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We really enjoyed The Colonial Inn at Hillsborough, lovely room with friendly staff and great location.
Vicky, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Daniel, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The older part of the hotel is cool. We ended up in the new section in the back. Clean and plain. Art work on the walls was for sale. Be aware that half the rooms in the new section are up a flight of stairs. I did not notice an elevator. Also, be aware that the staff does not wear uniforms so you are never exactly sure who works there.
Linda, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay in downtown Hillsborough
So happy that this hotel has been brought back to life! My family lives a few miles from this hotel and I've watched it in my lifetime fall into almost complete ruin. I always hoped that someone would renovate it. On our recent visit, we decided to stay at The Colonial Inn for our 3 night stay. Check in was easy and friendly. Our room was nicer and bigger than it appeared in pictures. We barely used our car because we could walk just about everywhere we needed to go. We had cocktails for happy hour in the bar and had dinner on the big front porch with some of our family. The staff was friendly and accommodating. This stay was easy and comfortable. I recommend it to anyone staying in the area!
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, friendly staff and good food
Mike, 3-night family trip
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