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About Siena Hotel

Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill

It all began with a vision.

Surprise our guests, whoever they were, wherever they came from. Whether from around the corner, or another part of the world, take them aback, give them something they did not expect.

The look and feel of world-class luxury hotels…in the heart of gracious Southern living, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


When we set out to build the Siena, there was one central idea.Make every room look and feel like a world-class luxury boutique hotel. We could have built more rooms in the same space, but we decided on just 79. Seventy-nine very special, very well-appointed sanctuaries, with space to stretch out, relax and forget the cares of the day. Each room is individually appointed, each with its own décor. Elaborate gilded mirrors, artwork from European artists with classic style; and, a rarity in today’s world: Hand-carved armoires. Each room has a large, handcrafted executive desk with a custom-made leather writing blotter. The large marble bathroom and vanity will take you back to your last trip abroad. Open your French doors and let the refreshing Carolina air wash over you. Click here to read more about The Siena Hotel’s accommodations.


From the beginning, a key ingredient in the aspiration for a world-class luxury hotel was, of course, a world-class ristorante, as they are called in Italy. And, with Il Palio, it is safe to say that all hopes and dreams have been realized. Consistently awarded Four Diamonds by AAA and acclaimed by Conde’ Nast, Il Palio offers the finest Italian cuisine by Executive Chef Adam Rose and his staff, along with choices of some 400 wonderful wines. The service is world-class, provided by an attentive, but unintrusive waitstaff. Surrounded by the rich colors and fabrics of an Italian villa with contemporary European touches, the atmosphere in Il Palio will take you to another place and time. It is more than a meal. It is more than an evening. It is an event. Click here to read more about Il Palio.


With almost 4,000 square feet of meeting space, The Siena Hotel is the ideal place for a training seminar or executive board meeting. And our professional and experienced staff will ensure your meeting is a success. Click here to read more about our meeting space.


Our almost 4,000 square feet can accommodate small, large, day or evening events. Celebrate any type of special occasion, from corporate holiday parties to birthday celebrations, at The Siena Hotel.
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The Siena Hotel has been making unforgettable memories for Brides and Grooms for the past two decades. Memories of perfect events, romantic interludes, and magical moments that exude warmth, charm and grace are our specialty. Expect more and experience more as our team transforms your wedding dreams into beautifully planned events that will give you a life-time of cherished memories.

Our setting is reminiscent of Old World Europe with elegant Tuscan décor, accented with antiques, fireplaces and rich colorful furnishings. The atmosphere of the Siena is filled with warmth and grace—just the perfect setting for your special day. Click here to learn more about weddings at The Siena Hotel.

Chapel Hill Location

The Siena Hotel is conveniently located 1.5 miles from downtown Chapel Hill and UNC-Chapel Hill, and 15 minutes from RDU International Airport, The Research Triangle Park and Duke University. Find entertainment, fine dining, shopping, nightlife and attractions nearby. Click here to read more about the local area.

1505 East Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Tel: 919.929.4000 / 800.223.7379 Fax: 919.968.8527