Hospitality Highlights

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Jay PatelMeet Jay Patel | The Franklin Hotel

Jay Patel, co-owner of this Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, is in the kindness business. Jay and his brother Anup have been in the hotel business all their lives and currently own along with their father, several hotels in North and South Carolina. But Jay’s love is The Franklin Hotel and wants everyone to feel the same.

The Franklin Hotel offers a prime location on the historic Franklin Street. Recognized as the center of social life in Chapel Hill, the vibrant Franklin Street is home to numerous coffee shops, museums, music venues, restaurants and bars. Many attractions are within walking distance.

Customer Service at the Franklin Hotel

The Franklin Hotel offers superior service and warm hospitality, qualities which earned the hotel the prestigious Hilton Hotel Connie Award in 2015.

Roberts Lounge at The Franklin HotelEnjoy a hot cooked to order breakfast in Windows Restaurant or wind down with a cocktail in Roberts Lounge. You’ll feel right at home in the luxurious guest rooms with private balconies and sophisticated décor. Modern amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, and an inviting atrium at the hub of the hotel with natural daylight to play board games and The Gallery - Franklin Hotelgather around the television. Celebrate your life's most special occasions in their chic new space The Gallery.

The Franklin Hotel is also a 2016 recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Take the complimentary car service to the UNC campus or visit popular attractions such as the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Horace Williams House and Ackland Art Museum. Soak up the local culture at small music venues such as the Cat’s Cradle and the Carrboro Arts Center, shop ‘til you drop at Carr Mill Mall or discover local businesses such as the Carolina Coffee Shop and Julian’s clothing store, which have been trading for more than 50 years. Whether you are into arts, nature, history or nightlife, you’ll find plenty to explore near this downtown Chapel Hill hotel.

2017 Graduation & Mothers Day Brunch

Make reservations now for The Franklin Hotel's 2017 Graduation & Mother's Day Brunch. Check out the menu details here.

“The Franklin is discovery. An urbane oasis of stimulation in the heart of Chapel Hill, energizing your spirit and senses. You won’t just tell your story here, you’ll create new chapters. And your comfort will always be our singular priority.”