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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Fantastic hotel with a wonderful staff. Balcony rooms on 3rd floor, if available. Clean, friendly, great location. Within walking distance to shops and restaurants. GREAT shuttle service to anywhere you need to go- even other hotels for wedding festivities, as was our case.

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Jay P, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Hello franb127, We appreciate you sharing your comments. I'm particularly pleased to hear that you found our staff to be wonderful because that's what's most important beyond the basics of having a nice hotel. And in this summer heat, the shuttle is such a useful service that I'm glad you were able to take advantage of. Thank you! Jay More 

Glade Hill, Va, United States
1 review
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Accommodations were comfortable & very nice, the staff outstanding with their courtesy & help. The restaurant staff was very attentive. The view was nice & the location was very good for our week-end acctivities.

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Jay P, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Cynthia G. I'm happy that your overall experience was enjoyable for you at The Franklin. Jay More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Outstanding, friendly & attentive staff. I would stay here again! Great location & reasonable prices. We took advantage of courtesy pick up & drop offs within a 3/4 mile radius offered by Hotel. Southern hospitality at it's finest!

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Jay P, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

kathleent780, We appreciate your generous review. Our complimentary car service is a favorite amenity of our guests, and I'm glad that you were able to make good use of it. Hope you can come back for another stay soon. Jay More 

Boise, United States
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2016

If you are looking for a lovely hotel within walking distance of UNC campus and the many restaurants and shops on Franklin Street, this is the place to stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is friendly. We had a wonderful stay. Highly recommend!

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Jay P, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Mary Ann O. Our location right in the middle of town is unbeatable when it comes to experiencing all that downtown Chapel Hill has to offer. We are glad you found our rooms and staff to your liking. See you soon! Jay More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Stayed at the Franklin for business training course. Had never had a hotel call in advance of check-in to arrange particulars for check-in and inquire about any specific needs i might have. Hotel was excellent Staff were excellent Overall, was a great experience.

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Jay P, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Hi there Tracey H, Thank you for your post. Our personal host program is our way of turning the typical concierge concept on its head! We prefer to proactively reach out to you rather than stand by at a desk waiting for guests to inquire about services. I'm glad that you had a positive experience with that, and hope you'll... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Customer service is poor. Front desk personnel not accommodating. Rates not wiorth the quality of the rooms. Furniture needs updating. Issues with covered garage. Could not park in either garages. Service needs to equate to the high room price!

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Jay P, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

322valenciab, I am so sorry that you had such a poor experience at The Franklin. From your review, it's clear that we failed you big time. So first off, I'd like to get in touch with you so we can make sure you are not charged for your stay. Please feel free to contact me at 919-824-4194 or jaypatel@wintergreenhospitality.com, and... More 

Pittsburg, Kansas
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

We were there for a grad school visit. The location is perfect, the local shuttle offered is so convenient, and the staff is very polite and friendly. The rooms are so comfortable and pretty. Excellent water pressure. Cannot imagine staying anywhere else.

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Jay P, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Hello Beth Ann G, Thank you for your review. We are glad that The Franklin was a comfortable place for your visit to Chapel Hill as you visited UNC. We hope you will have more opportunities to stay with us in the future! Jay More 

Raleigh, United States
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The Franklin hotel is definitely a GEM in the heart of Chapel Hill. The hotel is beautiful inside and very clean. The parking deck was going through some renovations, but parking was available in the satellite parking lot. The hotel is in walking distance to several restaurants. They also have a restaurant in the hotel which we did not visit.

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Jay P, Owner at The Franklin, responded to this review

Karen M, I appreciate you sharing your experience. Come back soon, and please try some of our delicious breakfast items in our restaurant next time! Hope to see you soon, Jay More 

Gurgaon, India
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Stayed here on a business trip.The hotel clearly differentiate itself from other chain hotel and feels like a boutique hotel. The check-in was quick and the hotel is really well appointed and well located. The rooms were amongst the best I have seen especially with respect to lightening in the room. The room felt very relaxing and the light decor... More 

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Jay P, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Hello Ashish_Adwani, Thank you for posting your feedback. I'm pleased that you noticed our attempt at differentiating our hotel experience. I agree with you that the color and design of the rooms are indeed relaxing. Hope you will stay with us again, Jay More 

Los Gatos, California
1 review
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The Frankin was a attractive hotel and service pleasant . Convenient to walking distance for restaurants and other hotels. We were there for a wedding our experience was good we travel a lot so he might be a little bit more critical than other people The parking structure was being worked on so you couldn't park in the back and... More 

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Jay P, General Manager at The Franklin, responded to this review

Hello clairetX29350V, I'm glad that your overall experience was good, but I'm disappointed that we failed you on a few details. I'm sorry that we overlooked the housekeeping service of your room. We should have done a better job of paying attention to your service light. And you are right about the discomfort of walking from the back parking lot... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We'd love for you to stay with us whether you're in town for business or pleasure! We are the only hotel in downtown Chapel Hill, right on Franklin Street - just steps away from all the action such as UNC Chapel Hill's campus, Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, UNC Hospitals, Morehead Planetarium, Ackland Art Museum, and tons of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. Our guiding principle is to be hospitable, so we focus on our interactions with you above all else. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Franklin

Address: 311 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Region: United States > North Carolina > Chapel Hill
Price Range: €156 - €286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Franklin 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill
The Franklin Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Chapel Hill
#2 Business Hotel in Chapel Hill
#3 Family Hotel in Chapel Hill
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“Rooms on Franklin St. are a bit bigger, but the ones facing the back are quieter.”
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“reviews said rooms on the front of the hotel can be noisy, but ours was not noisy.”
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