We visited Chapel Hill to see a Tar Heels game. I wanted to stay in a wonderful hotel and we hit the jack pot. The Franklin is absolutely perfect. From the start, the lovely people at the front desk offered us freshly baked warm cookies as we registered. Our room was ready and we found it perfectly appointed. Our king sized bed had luxurious linens with a feather comforter, and the sofa had a heavy weighted knitted throw draped over the arm. Nice touch! The bath was terrific with a very large tiled shower. The towels were so thick and heavy, loved them!
We were told there was a shuttle to The Smith Center so an hour before game time we went to the desk to be shuttled. The shuttle only holds 7 so we had to wait our turn. Well it was raining and the shuttle was tied up in traffic so we were going to be late. Alicia at the front desk offered to drive us in her car, so nice. But just in time one of the gentleman at the desk called "Ike" the cab driver and owner of his cab company, and Ike arrived in time to take us to the game. Ike then picked us up and brought us back too. Great suggestion to have Ike shuttle us!
Breakfast was the bomb in the morning!!! A beautiful 3 egg omelet, waffles with fresh fruit, sausage, bacon, juice, coffee, biscuit, potatoes, and all was included as courtesy.
A lovely stay with lovely people. We will definitely stay at The Franklin with our next visit to Chapel Hill.
- 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