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Sapphire Inn

761 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2674
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#10 of 12 hotels in Franklin
Welcome to Sapphire Inn Franklin Featuring a perfect getaway motel in Franklin, North Carolina when planning that beautiful mountain vacation filled with several exciting activities in the Gem Capital of World. Franklin, North Carolina is located in Nantahala National Forest. Sapphire Inn is close to many hiking trails including Appalachian Trail & Bartram Trail, waterfalls, gem mining, golf courses, boating, fishing and much more. Sapphire Inn offers free Wi-Fi and pet-friendly accommodations in Franklin, just 20 miles from Cherokee where jackpot awaits you at Harrah's Casino. Free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms include views of the mountains or city. The rooms include a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub. A flat-screen TV is provided with Direct TV. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Maggie Valley is 28 miles from Sapphire Inn, and Bryson City is 17 miles away. The nearest airport is Asheville Regional Airport, 73 miles from the property
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Golf course
Canoeing offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Michael M wrote a review Jan 2020
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I am always satisfied staying here. I pick this location every time I need to stay in Franklin. Always clean and good friendly customer service . When something came up, they did everything you could to get it right as quickly as possible
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Debbie W wrote a review Nov 2019
San Benito, Texas18 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel was comfortable for a couple nights. It was very clean. It was pet friendly. Walking distance to several restaurants. Wi-Fi available. Comfortable beds. Coffee available in the lobby. It was very reasonably priced.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Julie L wrote a review Oct 2019
Tallahassee, Florida97 contributions36 helpful votes
We were traveling through the Smokey Mountains and only needed one night. The facility was clean, but no "extras." We had a pet with us and they were accommodating. We did have to track down housekeeping for towels as there were none in our room. If passing through, I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Penny L wrote a review Sep 2019
Rock Hill, South Carolina1 contribution
This is no longer a family friendly motel. Units are old and not kept as clean as they should be. There are other options in Franklin and I recommend you stay elsewhere. Not sure why I need to meet a 200 minimum to simply say - don’t.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
VickieM wrote a review Jul 2019
Augusta, Georgia19 contributions1 helpful vote
I would stay here again, they have remodeled the rooms, parking is a little tight but all was good and work out. Rooms were clean and neat, office had a funny smell to it that was kind of yucky but, very friendly staff.
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Date of stay: May 2019
$55 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsFranklin
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sapphire Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sapphire Inn?
Nearby attractions include Scottish Tartans Musuem (0.7 miles), Ruby City Gems & Minerals (0.6 miles), and Outdoor 76 (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sapphire Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Sapphire Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
Is parking available at Sapphire Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sapphire Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caffe Rel, Ms Lois' Restaurant, and Mi Casa mexican restaurant.
Is Sapphire Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Franklin.
Are pets allowed at Sapphire Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Sapphire Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.