A boutique historic hotel built for memorable experiences


The Colonial Inn is really special in every aspect.
The food is delicious, the rooms are decorated well and just so homey. The staff are top notch and are ready to welcome you home.
You can’t go wrong with being this close to the historic town of Hillsborough.

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a bespoke experience

Do you hate feeling like a faceless number in a massive hotel chain? Are you tired of the stale continental breakfast buffets? If you are someone that enjoys the staff remembering your name, maybe leaving you a thoughtful gift in your room because they took the time to find out you are coming into town for a special occasion, or making sure your room temperature is set to the exact temperature you need for a cozy night’s sleep…then The Colonial Inn is the place for you. Make sure you call us or book directly through our website and we will make sure you get that extra special attention you won’t find at the big corporate chains or through discount booking sites.


welcome to the colonial inn

For nearly two centuries, The Colonial Inn has stood as an iconic cornerstone of downtown Historic Hillsborough. The inn safeguards dear and irreplaceable memories of weddings and receptions, tranquil stay-overs, birthday, retirement and corporate parties, family-style brunches and historic field trips for travelers and locals alike. After years of waiting, the doors are finally open.

Join us and let us welcome you once more to share your most precious moments with us. Become part of The Colonial Inn’s legacy as we become part of yours; we will both hold onto this shared experience for a lifetime to come.

Event Decor


From ballroom to boardroom, our event and meeting space is unmatched. We partner with exceptional, professional, and personable teams that are fully versed in coordinating events of all kinds. These trusted teams ensure that private weddings, corporate gatherings, or family parties are just perfect, creating lifelong memories for all of your honored guests. Each occasion is fresh and unique with the sights, sounds and tastes that are exclusively you. Our goal is to see your dreams come to fruition and that your event runs smoothly, leaving you free to enjoy every moment.