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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This is an older style economy motel. The hotel recently changed ownership and management. We had made a reservation months ago with the previous owners knowing we would be ending our hike in Franklin and wanting a hot shower and a bed. When we arrived the reservation had not transferred, however the manager was eager to accommodate us. He even... More 

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2 Thank Kate B
Belton, South Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We had stayed here before and had become concerned about the cleanliness of the hotel and decided due to on line reviews to stay elsewhere on this trip. However, I was told the Inn has new owners who are trying to upgrade, so we decided to check it out. They have already upgraded 4 rooms with new paint, bedding (new... More 

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1 Thank mary20142015
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The service was personable, informative, polite, and eager to please. The motel was an older style, economy type brick, two story motel, with a large swimming pool in the center of the property. Our room was very clean, well arranged, new small refrigerator and microwave, clean linnens, very clean bathroom with a nice shower. There was no coffee pot in... More 

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1 Thank Gregory M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Wifi is way too slow and sometimes does not work at all. Other aspects are good. Rather i would say ok experience. It is good for sleeping for a night. Found some red stains on the bed. AC was working fine.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I have no words. Wait, I do. Gross. Disgusting. Dirty. Carpet was stained. Chairs stained. Not even a bottle of bleach can save this place. No alarm clock or phone and the television was old. Sketchy people hanging out front. Saw other guests grabbing ice from the ice machine with their bare hands. The pool was a half empty and... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

checked I hotel had reservations for 4 nights 2 rooms. Booked on Hotels.com rate was 79.00. Anyone checking In walking were 49.00. The first room was so bad that they changed our rooms. The room we ended up with Was like you just stepped in the slums. The room smelt of funk. The pillow were literally black we have photos... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

First of all the sheets had blood and hair and God only knows what else. Disgusting to say the least. Filthy carpets that stunk to high heaven. The pool or should I say cesspool I wouldn't let a rat swin in it. Air conditioning worked some of the time. Smelled worse than a dirty whorehouse. It was the only room... More 

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Charlotte
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Room was not clean. Lights did not work. Towels had holes. The bathmat is a small piece of paper. And we were almost the only one in the place. Wifi would not work, and the clerk said "the wifi is slow". Go anywhere else!

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1 Thank happytravelernc7
Sparta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Had an opportunity to be in Franklin, NC this past weekend and ended up at the Sapphire Inn. It was a quaint little place with all of the ammenities except in-room coffee makers. This motel was clean and not too crowded while we were there. My only problem was that the room was facing the highway and you could hear... More 

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2 Thank John A
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Well. We stayed here on a fri night. The lady checking us in was smoking. The lobby smelled like smoke. Old key system. The bed was two mattresses on a spring. Strange. It's old. Old aluminum window. Found a peices of a wrapper in the sheets. Was hoping it wasn't a condom wrapper. In the morning the office doesn't open... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sapphire Inn

Address: 761 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734-2674
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Franklin
Price Range: $74 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sapphire Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Ask to see the rooms prior to selecting one. We viewed 3 and all were very clean.”
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