A couple of weeks ago, The Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill hosted DG, Winston, Gizmo, and me for a little overnight getaway. It has been a while since we traveled with Winston & Gizmo, but The Siena Hotel is such a dog-friendly spot in the Triangle! We had the best time enjoying the beautiful weather and delicious food while relaxing with our two boys.
The Siena Hotel is a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel and pays tribute to the beauty of Italy. The architecture, wine and food menus, and hospitality are truly unique and the marble floors and columns are elegant, but the service makes you feel right at home.
The Siena Hotel – Accommodations
Each room comes with a Keurig with Caribou coffee and tea selections. It feels like an Italian villa (even the “do not disturb” signs say “Dreaming of Italia”), and the marble bathrooms really add to the feeling. There are the coziest robes, French doors that open to a Juliet balcony, and a turn-down service every night with chocolates for humans and homemade peanut butter dog treats for your pups. The hotel is super dog friendly and at check-in, they ask you if it is okay for someone to come in the room and comfort your pups if they get restless. We kept Winston & Gizmo with us the whole time, but I thought it was such a nice touch that they would come check on them if needed!
Our room was a Junior Studio Suite and we loved the two Chaise lounges and the spacious room. The mural was a nice touch and the writing desk was great for the work I brought to do.
The Siena Hotel – Amenities & Location
The Siena Hotel is conveniently located right off Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. It is right across the street from University Place, which is a great place to shop. We loved all the outdoor seating, and the fact that there is a Bocce ball court on the property. The hotel also offers complimentary wireless and has such a great
The Siena Hotel – Dining at Il Palio
Il Palio is the gorgeous restaurant at The Siena and it is the only four diamond Italian restaurant in North Carolina. Chef Teddy Diggs creates delicious dishes using locally sourced ingredients and uses local wines to pair with his dishes. We ordered the wood fired crostini to start and I tried the Ricotta and honey while DG tried the Basil Pesto. For our entrees, I had the Pappardelle and DG ordered the Tonnarelli. If we had room for more, I would have tried the wood grilled octopus.
The breakfast menu is just as delicious and I ordered the crushed avocado bruschetta and home fries while DG ordered two eggs breakfast.
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Photos by Glory Roze Photography
Thank you to The Siena Hotel, Il Palio, and Tabletop Media Group for partnering with I’m Fixin’ To for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
What a gorgeous hotel!!
You MUST get chaise lounges for Winston and Gizmo! They were made for them! Adorable!!
Aitza B says
This is so gorgeous. Chape Hill has so many lovely nuggets. As much as I don’t miss undergrad, I do miss exploring the town. Next time I’m in town, I’ll have to go to Il Palio with some friends
Linda Nguyen says
I love Il Palio! Looks like an awesome staycation!
This hotel looks so dreamy!! Adding it to our staycation list for sure! Is there anything better than a fluffy white hotel robe??
Tandra - Thriller Mom says
What a fabulous staycation! This hotel looks amazing and the food has me hungry all over again. Definitely a place to add to my list!
What a lovely getaway ! I especially loved seeing your dogs as well. That photo could be a future gift card. Thanks for sharing! Leslie ,SobeSavvy.com
My hubby and I adore this place! It’s where we had our wedding rehearsal dinner and stayed the night of the our wedding, and a favorite place for celebrating our anniversary too! I didn’t realize it was so dog-friendly though, how fun!! 🙂