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Graduate Chapel Hill

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311 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2519
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 18 hotels in Chapel Hill
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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.
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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
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Paid private parking on-site
Parking garage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Classic
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jennifer S wrote a review Jan 13
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The hotel is in a great location along the main street in Chapel Hill and the decor was so much fun. There was a mock basketball court on my floor with a basket and nerf balls to play with. The front desk person checked in with me by text on day 1 to make sure I knew I could contact them with any questions during my stay or while I was out around town. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Sanga Poonia, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Chapel Hill
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. Our objective at Graduate Chapel Hill is to make sure all our guests feel at home during their time away from home. I hope you and you family have a wonderful day, and that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards, Sanga Poonia Guest Service Manager Graduate Chapel Hill
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Paula P wrote a review Jan 5
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Sadly, we were only at the Graduate for one night, on our way from NY to FL. The hotel staff was friendly (even though we arrived at 2am) and the room was pristine (in terms of cleanliness and décor). I want their designer to come do my house. Close to everything you could need - Target up the road, delicious bagel shop around the corner, etc. Lovely all around and the only hotel we have come across that accepts both cats and dogs. Our pets were grateful. Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Paula, Thank you so much for providing feedback on your recent stay at Graduate Chapel Hill! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time during your stay. At Graduate Chapel Hill, we love pets! Should your travels ever bring you back to the Chapel Hill area, please do keep us in mind as we would love for another opportunity to serve you. Warm Regards, Sanga Poonia Guest Service Manager Graduate Chapel Hill
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im4unc wrote a review Jan 1
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I had a fantastic stay at the Graduate in Chapel Hill! I was a little disappointed that the gym was not open - it should say so on the hotel website as for some people (like me), our health is a major factor in why we book. I was very pleased, however, with the front desk being able to get dumbbells delivered to my room so I could still get a workout in. Beautiful hotel - great location and fantastic staff!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Greetings! Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! I apologize for the gym facility closure. We are trying our best to ensure that we provide a safe space for our guests and employees, and unfortunately, keeping our gym facility open would not be feasible during this time. I'm glad we were able to get some gym equipment out for you. Should you have any future plans of visiting the Chapel Hill area, please do give us another opportunity to serve you. Warm Regards, Sanga Poonia Guest Service Manager Graduate Chapel Hill
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vanessa627young wrote a review Dec 2020
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The Graduate Chapel Hill is just a lovely place to stay. It’s in a great part of campus and the decor is beautiful down to the detail. The front desk were extremely friendly and helpful and even upgraded our room at no cost. 100% would stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Sanga Poonia, Guest Services / Front Office at Graduate Chapel Hill
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Graduate Chapel Hill. When planning your next trip to the Chapel Hill area, please do keep us in mind. We would love to have you both again! Warm Regards, Graduate Chapel Hill
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Tracy W wrote a review Dec 2020
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Have stayed at the Graduate Chapel Hill (formerly The Frankln Hotel) many times. It never disappoints. Great location. Convenient to everything UNC and Franklin St. Easy walk to Carborro as well. Tons of food and beverage choices (at least in normal times). Park your car and walk everywhere. Excellent staff that is always helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Greetings, Thank you so much for providing feedback on your recent experience at Graduate Chapel Hill. I hope you have a wonderful day, and that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards, Sanga Poonia Guest Service Manager Graduate Chapel Hill
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PRICE RANGE
$163 - $317 (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
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Chapel Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Chapel Hill?
Nearby attractions include He's Not Here (0.2 miles), Cat Tales Cat Cafe (0.2 miles), and Beer Study (0.2 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.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Chapel Hill?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast 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 Lantern Restaurant.
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.
Are any cleaning services offered at Graduate Chapel Hill?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Graduate Chapel Hill offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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 Horace Williams House (1.0 miles) and Old Chapel Hill Cemetery (0.4 miles).