Situated in the heart of downtown Chapel Hill on the historic Franklin Street, The Franklin Hotel is a luxury Curio Collection Hotel by Hilton that offers an ideal spot for enjoying the sights and sounds of the city. Located just a few blocks away from the University of North Carolina, the hotel offers contemporary accommodations, gourmet cuisine, and first-class amenities, including a fully equipped fitness center, flexible meeting space for meetings, events, and weddings for up to 200 guests and in-room spa services.

A sought-after retreat on the historic Franklin Street in the heart of this buzzing city, this stylish hotel enjoys close proximity to a variety of restaurants, bars, shops and attractions in downtown Chapel Hill.

Recognized as the vibrant hub of Chapel Hill, Franklin Street is home to numerous bustling coffee shops, sidewalk cafes and restaurants, galleries, museums, music venues, and bars. Many attractions are within walking distance of the hotel, and a complimentary car service is available for those slightly further afield, such as the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Ackland Art Museum and Horace Williams House.

1.Rooms & Suites at The Franklin Hotel

Rooms & Suites at The Franklin Hotel  

The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill offers an appealing selection of guest rooms and suites, ranging from pristine standard guest rooms to the ultra-opulent Presidential Suites.

Standard guest rooms are spacious and light and feature contemporary decor and modern conveniences. The stylishly designed rooms offer king or queen-size beds with 1000-thread count Egyptian cotton linens, en-suite bathrooms bath/shower combinations and organic spa shower products and comfortable living areas with refrigerator/freezers and Keurig coffee makers. Every room is equipped modern amenities including HDTVs with surround-sound, complimentary wireless Internet and private balconies with beautiful views over the bustling Franklin Street or tranquil university campus.

Luxury suites are designed with comfort and productivity in mind with separate bedroom and living areas and private balconies with stunning city views. Bedrooms feature queen-size beds with 1000-thread count Egyptian cotton linens, en-suite bathrooms bath/shower combinations and organic spa shower products and spacious living areas with comfy sofas, coffee tables, refrigerator/freezers and Keurig coffee makers. Modern amenities in the suites include HDTVs with surroundsound and complimentary wireless Internet

Opulent Presidential Suites take luxury to new heights with large spacious living areas, separate bedroom with king-size beds in 1000-thread count Egyptian cotton linens and an extra queen-size sleeper sofa, and en-suite bathrooms bath/shower combinations and organic spa shower products. Beautifully designed living spaces are ideal for entertaining and feature in-room food/beverage centers with mini fridges and coffee makers and private balconies boast spectacular city views.

Accessible Rooms enjoy the same features as the standard guest rooms and suites, as well as extra facilities to accommodate special needs, such as extra clearance on all doorways and roll-in showers.

Every room feature air conditioning, alarm clock radios with MP3 connections, LCD flat panel televisions with HD cable channels, surround sound systems, in-room safes, coffee makers with gourmet coffee and teas, hair dryers, mini fridges, and iron and ironing boards. Other guest amenities include daily newspaper delivery, wireless high-speed Internet, and remote printing.

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There are several inviting restaurants at The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill that offer a range of cuisine from healthy light bites to hearty meals.

Roberts Lounge offers a tempting bistro menu of casual fare from traditional flatbread pizzas to beef burgers, alongside handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and fine wines, which can be enjoyed in front of a crackling fireplace or on the outdoor patio.

Windows Restaurant serves delicious hot, cooked-to-order breakfasts every morning, including egg dishes, Belgian waffles, homemade granola, yogurt and fruit, as well as a selection of freshly baked bread, and pastries.

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3.Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation  

This Curio Collection Hilton hotel offers an array of facilities and amenities for guests to use. Business amenities include the use of a 24-hour business center with photocopying, printing, and fax services, audiovisual equipment rental, and express mail services.

Family services include babysitting services, children's activities, menus and video rental, high chairs, and cribs, while general services for additional comfort and convenience range from baggage storage, complimentary beverages, laundry and valet services, local area transportation, a newsstand with daily newspaper delivery, and multi-lingual staff.

An onsite fitness center offers a range of state-of-the-art equipment, including free weights, cardio machines, treadmills and stationary bikes to keep fit during your stay.

Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill has a range of unique spaces for a variety of events from business meetings to weddings from the elegant Gallery to the stylish Roberts Lounge. Four flexible function spaces can cater for up to 200 guests, including the Windows Restaurant, Roberts Lounge, and the Gallery, audiovisual equipment is available for use and a dedicated Meeting and Events Coordinator provides a wealth of expertise in handling all events.

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311 West Franklin St., Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, Phone: 919-442-9000

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