The Franklin Hotel is in a great location, although if you are coming with a student for orientation (CTOPS) or move in, Carolina Inn is more convenient. The Franklin is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the Carolina Inn in terms of attitude and decor -- it's contemporary luxe while Carolina Inn is old world charm. Breakfast is wonderful and in a beautiful room on the second floor and not pricey compared with eating anywhere else in the area, but it should be included in the cost of the room because I can't justify the cost-- there's a very small work out room, no pool and no lobby although the bar is fabulous and so is the live music they have sometimes. A nice alternative to all the college type bars around. Still, there is little or no help, except for automaticdoors. when you arrive with luggage in the underground parking lot and have to schlep upstairs to the 2nd floor for reception.
AND the worst thing of all, is the ventilation system! It's like a 747 landing in your room - a Day's Inn kind of system -- all night long. A friend told me it wasn't so bad when she was there, but it was cool, so neither the air conditioning nor the heat needed to come on.
- 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