We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Sapphire Inn

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Sapphire Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"]},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 45: English reviews
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I confess-I violated my own policy by not reading the Trip Advisor reviews. I'm the queen of value priced hotels, but this is the worst place I have ever stayed in in my 69 years. We were passing through for 2 reasons: visiting my husband's parent's graves and dining at the acclaimed Caffe Rel. I can handle the mismatched decor,... More 

Helpful?
Thank ginnymom911
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going for value, this is your hotel. It has walls. It's clean. It's value. It's convenient to town, gas, food, highway, etc. Don't expect fancy or the perks, and you are golden. This is perfect for those families coming to check out the mining.

Helpful?
1 Thank Leanna K
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Checked in for a overnight stay. Pleasantly surprised with motel. Updated room with new carpet, new flat-screen TV and mattress. The bathtub was worn but otherwise clean. proprietor JD was very friendly and made sure our stay was pleasant.

Helpful?
1 Thank Daryl S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a great motel if you like just plain Jane. I really liked staying here. The people are fantastic and there's a restaurant across the street that's fabulous. Walking distance of downtown. So many things to do. They are working really hard to upgrade the rooms but we were comfortable. And they love pets!

Helpful?
1 Thank Stephanie K
Lexington, South Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The room was fine, the bed comfortable and it had a refrigerator and a microwave. The rates here were much more affordable than what others were charging so to me it was a great value. The non smoking room was clean and smelled clean. New management took over the hotel a few months ago and they are working hard to... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank George B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We visited Franklin and spent the night at the Sapphire Inn managed by Mr Bobby Patel. Upon arrival Mr Patel was very courteous and helpful. We found the room to be very clean and pleasant. After we had checked out the following day we received a call from Mr Patel informing us that my wife had left her slippers in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Pgfine N
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is an older style economy motel. The hotel recently changed ownership and management. We had made a reservation months ago with the previous owners knowing we would be ending our hike in Franklin and wanting a hot shower and a bed. When we arrived the reservation had not transferred, however the manager was eager to accommodate us. He even... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Kate B
Belton, South Carolina
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We had stayed here before and had become concerned about the cleanliness of the hotel and decided due to on line reviews to stay elsewhere on this trip. However, I was told the Inn has new owners who are trying to upgrade, so we decided to check it out. They have already upgraded 4 rooms with new paint, bedding (new... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mary20142015
Savannah, Georgia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The service was personable, informative, polite, and eager to please. The motel was an older style, economy type brick, two story motel, with a large swimming pool in the center of the property. Our room was very clean, well arranged, new small refrigerator and microwave, clean linnens, very clean bathroom with a nice shower. There was no coffee pot in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gregory M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wifi is way too slow and sometimes does not work at all. Other aspects are good. Rather i would say ok experience. It is good for sleeping for a night. Found some red stains on the bed. AC was working fine.

Helpful?
Thank Anil A
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

5 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Franklin
0.9 mi away
Hampton Inn Franklin
Hampton Inn Franklin
#1 of 13 in Franklin
4.5 of 5 stars 509 reviews
0.8 mi away
Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
#4 of 13 in Franklin
4.0 of 5 stars 203 reviews
0.6 mi away
Knights Inn Franklin
Knights Inn Franklin
#6 of 13 in Franklin
3.5 of 5 stars 32 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.1 mi away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Franklin
11.8 mi away
Skyline Lodge and Restaurant
14.4 mi away
Mountain Valley Inn
Mountain Valley Inn
#1 of 3 in Dillard
3.5 of 5 stars 75 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sapphire Inn

Address: 761 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2674
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Franklin
Price Range: $55 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sapphire Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Odigeo, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your Sapphire Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay