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Graduate Chapel Hill

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#4 of 17 hotels in Chapel Hill
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4.9
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4.8
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4.7
Value
4.3
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This luxurious, destination hotel in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, offers a personalized experience like no other. This stylish hotel offers a sought after retreat in the heart of a vibrant city. Enjoy close proximity to numerous, bars, restaurants, shops, attractions and businesses in downtown Chapel Hill. Work out in the fully equipped fitness center, enjoy a round of golf at the nearby UNC Finley Golf Course, and enjoy complimentary WiFi throughout your stay. Our personable and caring staff will make you feel at home and strive to create an unforgettable experience. Retreat to your luxurious guest room or suite and take in the view from your private balcony. And if you need a place to relax and be yourself outside of your room, join us in Trophy Room.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Parking garage
Wifi
Restaurant
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Soundproof rooms
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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4.5 of 5 bubbles956 reviews
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Graduate Chapel Hill garners praise for its spotless rooms and exceptional cleanliness, with a unique UNC-themed decor that adds to the charm and overall atmosphere, which guests frequently appreciate. However, reviewers express concerns over value, pointing out the high costs that aren't matched by the amenities provided, along with extra fees that can pile up. While the hotel benefits from a central location near UNC and local dining, the service receives mixed reviews, and some guests note the rooms, despite being spacious, suffer from noise disturbances.
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Stylish
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Comfortable
Value
Expensive
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Spotless
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Inconsistent
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Limited
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George R wrote a review Feb 19
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The Graduate in Chapel Hill is a great place to stay when visiting UNC. We went with our daughter and grandsons to see our granddaughter who is a student there. Beautiful hotel with very nice suite and a double room. Huge balconies overlooking Franklin Street. Bar is nice and cozy. Basketball court was fully enjoyed by our grandsons. Service was excellent.
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George, we are so pleased you and your family had an enjoyable experience with us. The basketball court is a great space for fun and sometimes just to relax. We look forward to hosting you when you are in the area again.
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Charlotte W wrote a review Jul 2022
Weston, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
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Loved staying at this beautiful boutique hotel. Friendly staff, fabulous decor and amazing location. Must stay when in Chapel Hill. The indoor carpet basketball court was fun for the kids. Wish we could have stayed longer!
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Responded Jul 19, 2022
Thank you for the 5-bubble review, Charlotte W! We hope you and the family come back and stay with us again soon! Thanks, Wes
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Katherine Fuller wrote a review Feb 15
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This is my go to for Chapel Hill visits! The location is perfect for walking to anything UNC and you are on Franklin St which includes amazing restaurants as well as the classic college bars. The hotel offers quirky, fun and comfortable rooms paying homage to the rich history of UNC athletics. The staff is always friendly and helpful with any of our needs.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Katfuller95, We are overjoyed you chose us to be your home away from home! We look forward to your return visit. Feel free to stop by any time you are in the area.
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btarch wrote a review Feb 6
Chicago,IL71 contributions82 helpful votes
Expected better for price. Most uncomfortable bed, hard as a rock with even harder pillows. Seriously made it hard to sleep as I’m writing this in the middle of the night. Heating furnace so loud in room and seemed to be on constantly for just a little warmth. Bathroom so-so. And decor was off the wall tacky,no pun intended. Really too expensive for the stay. Was clean-ish, and is a great location for a college visit. But will stay elsewhere next time. Def. paid too much!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear btarch, Thank you for you review. Please accept my apology for the inconveniences with your visit. This is not the experience we want to share with any of our guests. We welcome the opportunity to have you with us again so we may share all Graduate has to offer.
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Chuskey777 wrote a review Feb 2
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What an amazing hotel to stay at. Impeccably clean and the attention to detail to the UNC theme was a very nice touch. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Location was central to lots of restaurants and and campus. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Chuskey777, Your feedback is inspiring and encouraging. It provides food for continual growth as a property, to ensure all who stay with us, receive just what you did.
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kristi k wrote a review Jan 2024
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What a great place to stay! Pet friendly, restaurant and bar on site, even more restaurants within walking distance, easy check in and out, very friendly and accommodating staff... couldn't ask for more!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear kristi k, Thank you for sharing. As much as we take great pride in caring for our guests, we love our furry friends even more. I am so glad you had a great stay. Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Mimi H wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had an enjoyable stay at the Graduate Hotel in Chapel Hill recently. The hotel was a combination of fun and classy decor, the rooms comfortable and our meal in the restaurant was delicious. The location on Franklin street makes it easy to visit the UNC campus
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Dear Mimi H, We are so pleased your visit was a place of comfort while in Chapel Hill. We look forward to sharing our hospitality with you when you are back in the area.
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Jmudd10 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Very comfortable and pleasant stay in a great location. The basketball court on the 3rd floor was a pleasant surprise, the basketballs were plush so they didn’t not create an issue with noise. Will definitely revisit this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Dear Jmudd10, Comfort and fun are just a part of what we strive to share with all of our guests, but we are pleased both of those were a part of your experience. We are so very glad to know you had a great time.
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Carrie K wrote a review Dec 2023
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My family was in town for my sons surgery at UNC. The staff was friendly and kind. The front desk gentleman made us and especially my son feel important and welcomed. Which was important to me since his nerves were high for the surgery and the rest of us really needed that as we had a long drive. The indoor basketball soft court is super cool. Plus all the memorabilia is so fun to see. The location is great, even though we didn’t get to walk around the town it’s perfectly nested to all types of restaurants, bars and shops. Rooms are nicely decorated, warm and the bathroom was beautiful. The gym looked clean and new. Elevator, lobby and Trophy room were clean and nicely decorated. We will stay here again for our next stay in Chapel Hill.
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Dear Carrie K, Thank you for taking the time to share the experience you had with us. I am pleased to know we were able to provide a sense of comfort and peace during a trying time. Let us know when you will be back! We'll leave the light on for you.
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axg886 wrote a review Dec 2023
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The room, and staff were fantastic. I will be book this hotel again upon my return to this area. Everything about this stay was to my liking. The location and proximity to Carmichael Area is perfect, as I was able to walk around and through campus with ease.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Dear axg886, Thank you for sharing. It warms our hearts knowing your had a terrific visit with us and in Chapel Hill. We would love to have you as one of our frequent guests. Give us a shout when you are on your way back!
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PRICE RANGE
$185 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
franklin hotel chapel hill
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Franklin Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaChapel Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Chapel Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Chapel Hill?
Nearby attractions include Cat Tales Cat Cafe (0.2 miles), He's Not Here (0.2 miles), and Lantern Restaurant (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Chapel Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Chapel Hill?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Chapel Hill?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Chapel Hill?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Chapel Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mediterranean Deli & Catering, Al's burger shack, and Kipos Greek Taverna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Chapel Hill?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Graduate Chapel Hill located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Chapel Hill.
Does Graduate Chapel Hill offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Graduate Chapel Hill?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Chapel Hill?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Chapel Hill Cemetery (0.4 miles) and Horace Williams House (1.0 miles).