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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A stay at The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill – Curio Collection by Hilton places you in the heart of Chapel Hill, walking distance from DSI Comedy Theater and Ackland Art Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of The Artscenter and Memorial Hall.


Make yourself at home in one of the 67 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as a fitness center. Additional amenities at this Victorian hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out. Planning an event in Chapel Hill? This hotel has facilities measuring 2250 square feet (209 square meters), including meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill – Curio Collection by Hilton
311 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States


4.5 Very Good 753 Reviews
Small Town Hotel Feel with All You Could Need
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here last year at the same time of year, for our professional organization annual meeting. The experience starts with smiling staff and a plate of warm chocolate cookies. The staff are uniformly friendly, courteous, and intending to please.

Tiniest Room Ever!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was friendly, the location great BUT we stayed in the tiniest of rooms ever! I should have complained and gotten a larger room. We were constantly tripping over each other and our stuff. The bathroom was ridiculously tiny as well. The seal was damaged on the bathroom shower door so watered puddled onto the floor. The back of the bathroom door was damaged from water so they obviously knew this had been happening.

WOW a truly first class hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Event though there are over 750 reviews and most of them excellent I still feel the need to pile on. I was recently visiting my kids in the area and decided to try the Franklin. Boy was I impressed. The rooms are beautiful, more traditional furnishing without it being to heavy or ornate. I do like clean modern hotels so this was not my typical choice but I have to say the room was so well done. The extras really made the room stand out. The sheets, pillows and towels we some of the best I have ever had at a hotel and I have stayed at some of the world's finest when I travel in the middle east. I literally want to call back and ask what kind of sheets and pillows they have. The towels were super thick and soft, they weren't rough or overly slick like lots of hotel towels can get. The shampoo, conditioner and body wash were perfect, they were a fresh clean sea salt that aren't too plan or fragrant .
The breakfast was very good, loved their yogurt with granola and fruit. The bar has some great cocktails also.

Almost forgot about the shower, this was in their suite but it had 3 shower heads and two of them also had body spray nozzles. Pressure was fantastic and plenty of super hot water. I took a lot longer showers after my workout due to this being a wonderful shower.

The last and most important part of any hotel is the staff, friendly, professional and truly helpful. Every person I dealt with was friendly and asked if I needed anything.

I cannot give this hotel a higher recommendation so if you are thinking of staying here do it you won't regret it, matter of fact it will be one of the highlights of your stay.

Special place to stay in Chapel Hill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the center of town with countless food options, shops, Auckland museum, Morehead planetarium, UNC campus all within easy walking distance. Hotel was delightful with great character, a very pleasant, and accommodating staff.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay here every Nov. It is always wonderful. Chapel Hill is a awesome little town with great local restaurants and bars. The Franklin is the best place to stay due to its quality amenities and it’s location . My wife and I have traveled all over the world and The Franklin definitely is one of our favorites.