The Franklin Hotel

311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27516, United States

Guests come to this boutique hotel, which is just minutes from the UNC campus, to be pampered. Its posh amenities—including marble bathrooms, in-room spa services, iPod docks, and a pillow menu— lend an air of sophistication, while the understated elegance of the building's design blends with the neighborhood's village aesthetic. There's on-site parking, too (truly a luxury in Chapel Hill). Guests can people-watch from room balconies or mingle with the after-work crowd at Roberts, the cushy ground-floor bar and patio. Service is spot-on, from the friendly hosts behind the counter to the well-versed bartender. The setting and the luxury combine to make guests feel both part of the college scene and far-removed from their everyday lives.


  • great location
  • luxurious amenities and friendly staff make stays memorable
  • cook-to-order breakfast


  • Franklin Street can get noisy when the campus is buzzing with students
  • no pool
  • reservations are scarce during busy times


Phones: 919-442–9000


60 rooms, 7 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted Breakfast