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The Carolina Inn Hotel Review: Dating back to 1924, this lovely property feels like an old money manor that's been modernized (both stylistically and technologically) in just the right ways. The front entrance of this Historic Hotels of America affiliate offers a stately welcome with its brick façade and two-story portico, and the genteel, refined public spaces are akin to private drawing rooms—particularly the sunroom with its big windows, comfy chairs and chess set. The guest rooms and suites are traditional with lots of florals, from the fresh flower arrangements to the bedspread patterns to the botanical prints on the walls. Accommodations aren't too fussy, though, and come equipped with goodies that include data ports, dual telephone lines, voice mail—and chocolate chip cookies since the property is part of the Doubletree family. Along with the ambience, other notable features include an elegant tea service, an inner courtyard with a lush, New Orleans' feel, and New American cuisine served at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant.