Fodor's Expert Review The Franklin

311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27516, USA

Guests come to this boutique hotel, which is just minutes from the UNC campus, to be pampered; posh amenities—including marble bathrooms, spa bath products, 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 Refuge, 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.

PROS

  • great location, with on-site parking
  • luxurious amenities and friendly staff make stays memorable
  • cook-to-order breakfast

CONS

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

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Intimate
Central
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 919-442–9000

HOTEL DETAILS

67 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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