There is no doubt that we will return to The Franklin next time we are in the area. The staff made us feel welcome as soon as we walked in the door and the theme continued throughout our stay. Any minor problems that we had were quickly and satisfactorily addressed. David and Warren were especially attentive; however, everyone we encountered exhibited a contagious enthusiasm for the hotel.
We had a room with a balcony overlooking Franklin Street. Most of the time we were available to use it, it rained a bit. Nevertheless, I liked the light it afforded the room and did manage to sit out briefly in the evening. The room was really clean and the bed very comfortable. They offer a complimentary pillow menu which includes a white sound machine. Wifi is free, as is parking.
The full sit down breakfast is included and my husband and I enjoyed it each morning. Our servers there were outstanding. This time of year, the lobby/patio lounge is open weekday evenings and is quietly elegant. We did enjoy a cocktail one night during our stay.
I hope to later review the three restaurants we visited for dinner. but our favorite was "Kitchen," recommended on tripadvisor. For a quick lunch, visit the popular Mediteranean just across the street.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill
- The Franklin Chapel Hill, North Carolina