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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 784 Reviews
A Gem - 5 star service- no shuttle service to the campus

So this was between 4 and 5 stars.

The 5-star portion:
We were greeted by a very friendly front desk staff and the gentleman at check-in and check-out was helpful in answering our questions. We were there to tour the UNC campus. Bonus points for the cookies, refrigerator, and the Keriug in the room! Rooms are well-appointed, clean and the bed was very comfortable. Felt very safe there. You are walking distance to many different types of restaurants, bars and places to shop including Target.

The cons
*Despite the website stating under features "Complimentary car service to nearby restaurants, attractions and UNC campus" that is not the case. We were told they recently did away w/that service. While if we decided to walk we would have been only 1.4 away we had luggage (and did not rent a car). It was one of the reasons we picked the hotel. Grabbed an Uber- please update your website to accurately reflect.
*We heard FULL out conversations in the next room through the adjourning door. They were not even loud, just having a convo. The hotel offers a sound machine so they absolute do try.

Would stay here again for the perk of being able to walk to everything.

You have ruined hotel

You have ruined my favorite hotel. Where is the fire place and the piano? The Bar was so cozy. Now, it's cold and uninviting. We have always rented the presidential suite 5001 or 5003, we wont be back.

Convenient, compact hotel

Well-maintained, high-quality hotel, conveniently located along main street of Chapel Hill. Great bar and cool rooms, good workout facilities. Limited gathering spaces, inside and out, except for bar area.