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311 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2519
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  • 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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#4 of 19 hotels in Chapel Hill
Location
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 Refuge, our newly renovated cocktail bar on the first floor.
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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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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Safe
Telephone
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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sharrell2022 wrote a review Aug 17
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Very easy access, convenient to the university. Several unique features in the hotel and in the rooms. Very well suited & comfortable for business travel. Good variety of restaurant options within easy walking distance.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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tricha556934 wrote a review Aug 16
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I stayed at the Graduate for one night and I could have stayed longer. My room was big and the bed was comfortable. I loved the location right on Franklin street. The only thing I would change is the parking is expensive. I decided to park in city parking instead.
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kdsm6 wrote a review Aug 2
New York City, New York17 contributions18 helpful votes
This was our second time staying at a Graduate Hotel (the first time was in Knoxville). The decor of the rooms are so cute and fun and the hotel itself is very clean. The rooms are quite big as is the bathroom. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is conveniently located right down the street from UNC Chapel Hill and there are many restaurants/bars within walking distance. It is centrally located if you are visiting any of the area colleges (Duke, Wake Forest, NC State, etc). I only have 2 minor complaints......the water pressure in the shower is terrible and there is a small basketball court (it is carpeted and the balls are plush) located in the center of the hotel surrounded by the rooms. It is great and my teens loved it BUT there were many people playing basketball past 12 midnight and it was very loud. Despite those 2 complaints, I would still highly recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Wes Rowe, General Manager at Graduate Chapel Hill
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the thoughtful review, kdsm6! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. The water pressure is an issue we have to address from time-to-time, but it's a quick fix for us if you let the front desk team know. And you're spot on with the basketball court. It's a fun, interactive attraction for the hotel, but we have to depend on the mutual respectfulness of all hotel guests to ensure guests are not causing a ruckus late in the evening. We hope you all will come back and stay with us the next time you're town. Thank you again for the all the thoughtful compliments and feedback! Take care, Wes
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NC Kirk’s wrote a review Jul 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina2 contributions
For a four-star hotel, the desk staff was rude, lacking in customer service skills and the King room was dank, poorly-appointed and a let down. The rooms have adjoining doors and you can hear everything from your neighboring room and conversations in the foyer area. Overrated to say the least.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Wes Rowe, General Manager at Graduate Chapel Hill
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the feedback, nckirks. It really seems like we dropped the ball during your stay, and I want to apologize for the poor experience you had at our hotel. Please reach out to me directly so that we can try to make it right for you. My email is wrowe@graduatehotelchapelhill.com. Hope to speak with you soon, Wes
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bgreen2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
Rancho Cucamonga, California1 contribution
Super cool hotel with wonderful staff. A million things to check out and do within walking distance. UNC tour is a short walk from this hotel. The unique aspects of the hotel made it an experience just staying there.
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Response from Wes Rowe, General Manager at Graduate Chapel Hill
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for the 5-Bubble review, bgreen2022! There's always something new to discover at our hotel, and you can't beat being right on Franklin Street. Hope to see you and your family at the hotel again soon! Go Heels! Wes
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Myles R wrote a review Jul 2022
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I was greeted with 2nd mile service and astounding hospitality by four people: Regan, Jordan, Kenny and David. Regan checked me in, Jordan helped me check out, Kenny told me about the Room 23 Legend room and David made me feel needed and known. I’m UNC ‘15 and I will definitely be staying at Graduate Chapel Hill the next time I’m in town. 10/10 would recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Wes Rowe, General Manager at Graduate Chapel Hill
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Thank you for the awesome review, Myles R! We appreciate all the kind words, and we're so glad our team was able to help make your stay an enjoyable one. We hope you'll come back and see us soon! Go Heels! Wes
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jbarkley2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
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The front desk is very helpful and gracious. The location is right in the middle of Chapel Hill’s iconic Franklin Street. If you’re visiting UNC and Chapel Hill, this is the place to stay for that college town experience and most importantly, convenience and value.
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Response from Wes Rowe, General Manager at Graduate Chapel Hill
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for such a supportive review, jbarkley2022! We love being right in the heart of downtown, and as you mention, if you want to feel that university energy throughout your visit, Graduate Chapel Hill is the place to stay! We hope you all will come back to visit us again soon. Thanks, Wes
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Charlotte W wrote a review Jul 2022
Weston, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
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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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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wandacaputo wrote a review Jun 2022
Orlando, Florida1 contribution
Lovely, unique boutique hotel. Perfect location. Clean with great furnishings. Accepts pets and the Trophy Room allows pets to dine with you! Atmosphere was classy and relaxing. Would definitely recommend and stay again!
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Responded Jul 10, 2022
Thank you for the awesome review, wandacaputo! We're thrilled to hear you had a great experience and that your pet had a chance to enjoy the hotel as well! We hope you come back to see us again soon. Take care, Wes
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Jason T wrote a review Jun 2022
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Great staff. Very cool carpet and plush basketball court. Rooms are nice. Great view of Franklin St. The location is incredible in walking distance to all of Franklin St and 10 min walk from campus. This is our second stay here.
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Thank you for the thoughtful review, Jason T! Being right in the heart of downtown is clutch when you're in Chapel Hill. We hope you come back and stay with us many more times in the future! See you soon, Wes
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PRICE RANGE
$159 - $247 (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 Cat Tales Cat Cafe (0.2 miles), He's Not Here (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 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.
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).