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Sapphire Inn


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)
Golf Course
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Traveller rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
Made rev via booking.com and when we arrived the gentlemen at the desk was cursing and just lacked any respect...found hair in the made up bed and hair on sink...trash all along the outside of room...carpet was not vacuum and a child stuff animal lying in the floor...OH THE
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Response from Sapphire I, General Manager at Sapphire Inn
Responded 24 Oct 2018
Thank you for your time and feedback. We apologize for the negative experience at our facility. We will check into inappropriate use of language by staff member because we always get compliments for him. We will also check on cleaning details because that's a must for sure. We are much cleaner older motel; although, we lacked to display that to you. It must be definitely one of those days where excitement of having full house makes rest of the things go wrong. Once again, we apologize for negative experience.
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If you have stayed here in previous years (as I have), you will clearly see the new owners are trying hard to improve this small, older hotel. Great changes that I noticed was... clean bathrooms (mold in shower - all gone), new comfortable beds, entire place has been painted
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Response from Sapphire I, Owner at Sapphire Inn
Responded 24 Oct 2018
Thank you very much! We enjoyed your company, and we appreciate your feedback. It means a lot to us. We will be definitely looking forward to seeing you and your mother again.
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I stayed at Sapphire Inn for the gem show the stay was great bed was comfortable clean room and front desk was friendly and helpful the bedding was new looks like..it is close to lots of nice resturants and downtown
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Happened to be in this hotel or should I say - a rundown motel - for a night and I really regret it. Stayed in room no 6 with 2 queen size beds. The room had the following features: - Damp floor - The front door had issues locking from inside - The toilet door would not lock -
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Helpful, friendly staff. Large, clean, private rooms. Hot showers. Comfortable beds. Fast WiFi. Close to a new laundromat. Close to many restaurants (recommend Mi Casa and Sakura) and shops. On the shuttle line so you can get anywhere in town for $1, or to/from Rock Gap or
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"Avoid the hotel or choose rooms on 2nd floor. Surely avoid room no 6"
"Ask for a room on the top floor in the center"
"Would pick a room on upper level"
"Upstairs on the end"
"Great location to access area attractions."
US$ 55 - US$ 68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsFranklin
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